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Think, Feel and Do Your Way to a Healthier You Change is a three-pronged process because we are trying to change what we think, how we feel and what we do about our habits. It’s not always easy juggling all three. As thinking, feeling and doing beings, we must explore each one when implementing long-term … ...
Too Busy to Live: Mindfulness of Your Priorities             If we are paying attention to our lives, we’ll recognize those defining moments. The challenge for so many of us is that we are … ...
Gifted Career Thriving: Personality Traits What if your already identified gifts of outstanding intelligence and/or creativity could be combined with powerful and positive personality traits that would allow you to soar?
Two Emotional Skills Which Are Blunted By Early Life Stress Why early life stress causes depression. » Continue reading: Two Emotional Skills Which Are Blunted By Early Life Stress
Today I Love Shadows And Light Today I love shadows and light and the things they both tell us. Light lets us see the things in front of us and shadows let us know how big … ...
4 Pointers for New Parents for Maintaining a Healthy... The transition to parenthood tends to be a stressful time for couples. Because kids radically change your relationship, said Nancy Gardner, Ph.D, a psychologist who specializes in couples and is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy. “New parents have more to do than they possibly could … ...
Loneliness: Change Your Story about Them, About You. Guest... Bella’s intro: Marina Keegan’s collection of brilliant essays and stories is called “The Opposite of Loneliness.” But what is the opposite of loneliness? I had some unconventional ideas about that, … ...
Some Interesting Research About OCD It’s been a long week for me. I have been fighting higher anxiety, or trying to anyway. So my apologies if this post is not all that substantial. One thing that’s … ...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children The mental health community has come to understand that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be as common in children as in adults. What began as a disorder mostly of combat veterans has been shown to affect numerous trauma survivors across many situations. Trauma comes in … ...
How to Instantly Relieve Anxiety Things have been a little rough for me lately, I’ve faced some stress with some personal family stuff, work stuff and relationship stuff, and though that always seems to be … ...
A medieval attitude to suicide I had always thought that suicide was made illegal in medieval times due to religious disapproval until suicidal people were finally freed from the risk of prosecution by the 1961 Suicide Act. It turns out the history is a little more nuanced, as noted in this 1904 article from the Columbia Law Review entitled “Is […]
Loss aversion and Romance lazy and disheveled ranks as top deal breker.
5 Reasons Your Fear of Change is a Waste of Time Change is anxiety-provoking and exciting all at the same time. We get anxious about the unknown and how change may affect our lives. On the other hand, we get excited about what the future might bring. Living in a society in which change is revered … ...
A Fact About Sleepwalking That Few Appreciated — Until Now One sleepwalker had jumped out of a third-floor window and sustained severe fractures. » Continue reading: A Fact About Sleepwalking That Few Appreciated — Until Now
3 More Life-Changing Lessons on Body Image and Self-Care... Yesterday, in this post, I shared three life-changing lessons I’ve learned about building a positive body image and practicing compassionate self-care. (I’m also hosting a book giveaway in honor of … ...
Coping with Your Envy: Turning Envy on Its Head Envy can lead to depression and hostility and can undermine you at work and with your friends. Here are a few ideas of how to turn envy around.
The Simple Way to Get Others to Appreciate You Do you ever feel that people don’t appreciate what you do? Whether at work or in your personal life, you may feel that your efforts justify more recognition than you’re getting. Turn your resentment into positive results with this simple tip.
Today I Love Constructive Discourse Today I love constructive discourse. I love listening to people talking in positive ways about potential solutions to problems they perceive. And when people just point out problems without solutions, … ...
Diverse subtypes of serotonin-producing neurons uncovered It used to be enough to call a serotonergic neuron a serotonergic neuron. These brain cells make the neurotransmitter serotonin, which helps regulate mood, appetite, breathing rate, body temperature and more. Recently, however, scientists have begun to learn that these neurons differ from one another -- and that the differences likely matter in dysfunction and disease.
Does Therapeutic Storytelling Really Facilitate Healing?... The evolution of an evidence-based approach to mental health treatment has evolved as an attempt to help mental health practitioners provide quality and comprehensive care for their patients. However, as this approach becomes increasingly more prevalent among providers, the patients’ own personal anecdotes are often … ...