Dr. Conason Psy.D.

New York Post

Why having sex when you’re tired can ruin your relationship

What’s more important for a healthy relationship: sleep or sex? The answer may surprise you. Earlier this year, I was in a state of extreme sleep deprivation. I was stressed, and my young children were restless. For 18 months straight, I barely slept. My only opportunity to sneak in some shut-eye was the two-hour window

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Why It’s Time to Stop Asking ‘When Are You…?’

We’ve all been there: You’re at a family reunion and your great aunt who you see once a year asks, “When are you going to have a baby?” or you’re out with your girlfriends and Tina remarks, “Is he ever going to propose?” You want to clap back, but by now, you’ve learned to grin

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Science Of Us

When Betrayal in a Dream Leads to Real-Life Conflict

I don’t recognize the bedroom. The walls are black and bare, except for a chaotic painting hanging in a random corner. From the doorway, I see two people laced together on a bed. I’m embarrassed, because they’re naked, but I don’t think they know I’m here. There’s a woman whose voluptuous silhouette is blurred by

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15 Little Tips & Tricks Therapists Want People With Anxiety To Know

Even though it sounds a little simple, taking a few deep breaths really can make a difference when you’re experiencing anxiety. “Try diaphragmatic breathing, where your belly expands on the in-breath and contracts on the out-breath,” says licensed psychologist Alexis Conason, PsyD. Read Article Here

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Why You Hold Grudges About Things That Happened in Your Dreams

So what gives? Well, part of the equation is our dream memory, or lack thereof. We only remember some of our dreams. Alexis Conason, a clinical psychologist, explains at Science of Us that most of the dreams we remember are “the emotionally shocking or difficult ones, filled with anxiety, fear, guilt, shame, helplessness, or confusion.” Read Article

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Science Of Us

‘Emotional Diversity’ Is More Important Than Happiness

Happiness may be a state of mind, but it’s also a state of body. We already know that stress is bad for our health, and in recent years, a growing collection of research has taken things a step further, suggesting that beyond a simple lack of stress, it’s happiness that holds the key to health.

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NBC News

What Those Inappropriate Dreams Really Mean

Ever wake up in a sweat after having an, uhm, inappropriate dream about someone in your life you really shouldn’t be thinking about in that way? While we can’t exactly say that it happens to all of us, a study done by the University of Montreal did find that of the 3,500 participants surveyed, about

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Brit + Co

The Whole30 Diet Became My Dangerous Obsession

Like many heart-crushing relationships, this one started out casual. It was my first year of marriage, and I had both a sparkly new last name and a couple extra pounds on my thighs (thanks, birth control). My silver bullet came to me in the form of a popular 30-day elimination diet: Whole30. Armed with wildly

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Nylon

Size Matters: Why Fashion’s Vanity Sizing Is Messing With Our Heads

As a frequent shopper with an affinity for collecting clothes—whether I’m hunting for thrifty finds or saving up for the statement pieces I really can’t afford (or, gasp, picking up a few seasonal staples at a fast fashion retailer here and there)—I’ve found that the fashion industry’s concept of sizing, across the boards, is totally

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