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Sarcasm Can Stimulate This Highly Desirable Mental Skill Sarcasm has an unexpected mental benefit. » Continue reading: Sarcasm Can Stimulate This Highly Desirable Mental Skill
I Still Lose My Grip on Reality Sometimes Last night I had a moment of panic, I couldn’t focus and the paranoia was coming on strong. I was so lost in the fog of confusion that I could … ...
Today I Love This Misty Morning Today I love this misty morning with the sunlight tumbling through trees and lighting up the very air so that the shadows are nearly real, nearly shadows of substance. I … ...
4 More Pointers for New Parents for Maintaining a... Having kids can be hard on a marriage. As relationship therapist Rebecca Wong, LCSW, said, kids absorb much of your attention and energy. There are a whole lot more responsibilities and tasks, and your schedule suddenly becomes very limited. Suddenly, there are new challenges to … ...
5 Things Your Boss Needs To Know About Your ADHD There are things that your boss, supervisor, or employer should know about your ADHD. But oddly enough, not one of those things that they need to know is the fact … ...
Do Bullies Want Love, Not War? Psychologists in Canada have found that bullies experience greater opportunities for sex. Bullies are more likely to have dated, had sex, and to report numerous sexual partners.
How to Buy Prescription Drugs Online — Safely     Each year, almost 2 million Americans try to save money buying medications online. Government investigators have found that many rogue pharmacies peddle bad drugs online which can cuase … ...
Do You Feel Misunderstood? Ways to address misconceptions about you.
Are You Yin or Yang? Yin Yang Theory Overview and Test Take this test to find out whether you have Yin or Yang personality type. Detailed theory overview and interactive test. Yin Yang chart includes foods activities.
It’s Time to Get Some Healthy Narcissism The whole concept of narcissism sounds negative and destructive but is narcissism always bad? The answer is no. The concept of narcissism contains positive attributes such as assertiveness and confidence. … ...
Anxiety and the Terror Around Us Decades of anxiety can teach you a few things about life.  It can help you see fear in a different light. For the majority of my life, I remember responding to almost everything out of fear.  My life was a microcosm of what ifs and … ...
The Mindful Pause I am really feeling the benefit of peppering my day with mini-meditations right now and the first one I want to share with you is this: the mindful pause. It’s particularly useful for mothers. As a mother, your daily experience is of the craziness of multiple … ...
Mounties, Cowboys & Avengers: The Cultural Script of Gun... After the immeasurable tragedy at Umpqua Community College in October, the same oversimplified “causes” are trumpeted furiously until their tune fades away – only to return for an encore after the next shooting. We hear again the familiar lyrics that “nobody in their right mind” … ...
Eating Disorder Recovery Is NOT About Feminism. It’s About... I was doing my usual meandering around Twitter the other evening when I came across someone live tweeting the Annual Renfrew Center Conference. For those who don’t know, The Center is a well respected eating disorder treatment facility which specializes in treating only women.  You … ...
Fitness linked to a ‘fitter’ brain: Leg power strongly associated with healthier brain aging Researchers at King’s College London have found that muscle fitness as measured by power in the legs is strongly associated with an improved rate of ageing in the brain. The findings, published in Gerontology, suggest that simple interventions, such as increased levels of walking, targeted to improve leg power in the long term may have an [...]
What is an Appropriate Emotional Response? The Red Cup   “Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”  ― Elizabeth Gilbert   Just a few days ago the world was in an … ...
Replication Problems in Psychology A major research study recently found that many well known findings in psychology are difficult to replicate.This study and the media attention it has received have led to a considerable stir within the field. While some minimize the importance of these findings, they do rekindle longstanding debates about what kind of 'science' psychology is.
Scientists have a new way to study mystical experiences induced by psilocybin mushrooms Mystical experiences reported after taking clinically-controlled doses of the psychedelic substance psilocybin are similar across individuals, according to a report in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic compound that naturally occurs in some mushrooms. In addition to its recreational uses, it has been increasingly investigated for potential therapeutic uses, particularly for psychiatric conditions like depression and [...]
Evidence for withdrawal symptoms after SSRI discontinuation A study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics provide new evidence for the onset of withdrawal symptoms after SSRI discontinuation. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are widely used in medical practice. They have been associated with a broad range of symptoms, whose clinical meaning has not been fully appreciated. The PRISMA guidelines [...]
Is Virtual Virtue A Virtue Or A Vice? If you're a little troubled by the lightweight gesture of simply Praying for Paris, Je suis Charlie, or just clicking to superimpose the French Flag on our Facebook pictures, you're tapping into an old concern, whether little gestures are empty or useful.