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Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenge: An Interview... Strengthening relationships and feeling less lonely is a challenge for emotionally sensitive people and can be overwhelming. Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges offers a step-by step model that is … ...
ADHD & Parenting: Tips for Creating Calm When your child has ADHD, there may be a lot of frustration. Your child might get frustrated with having to complete homework that bores them. They might get frustrated with so many thoughts ping-ponging in their brains. They might get frustrated that they have such … ...
Airport Encounters I am a consummate people watcher and connector. Everywhere I go, I meet folks from all of the world with stories to share. As I am writing this entry, I … ...
Could mindfulness practice reduce cravings and increase abstinence among cigarette smokers? A recent study in PLOS One documents differences between smokers and non-smokers on measures of mindfulness and subjective well-being. Participants in the study included 97 smokers and 84 non-smokers residing in Brazil; chi-square analysis determined no differences between the two groups other than smoking status. In addition to the collection of socio-demographic data, a self-report [...]
Psychologists examine how puberty changes what we think an attractive face looks like Hormonal changes related to puberty may influence children’s development of preferences for certain facial features, suggesting an evolutionary basis for some aspects of human ideals of attractiveness, according to the findings of a study published in Evolution and Human Behavior. Previous studies have shown that adults tend to rate human faces as more attractive when [...]
How To Create Durable Memories in Just 40 Seconds New memories are likely to be lost unless they are consolidated correctly. » Continue reading: How To Create Durable Memories in Just 40 Seconds
We use our smartphones twice as much as we think People use their smartphones for an average of five hours a day – about a third of the time they are awake – and check the about 85 times a day, research suggests. The study in the journal PLOS ONE compared the amount of time participants estimated they spent on their smartphones with their actual [...]
Today I Love November’s Brusque Ways Today I love November’s brusque ways, all business like and getting things done. She’s found so many dried brown leaves and sent them to the ground to feed the land … ...
Four Steps to Heal Your Emptiness In last week’s post, The Three Faces of Emptiness, I outlined three different types of childhood experience which can cause three different levels of Empty feelings in adults.  If you haven’t … ...
Four Steps to Heal Empty Feelings In last week’s post, The Three Faces of Emptiness, I outlined three different types of childhood experience which can cause three different types of Empty feelings in adults.  If you haven’t yet … ...
5 Ways that Passive Aggressive Behavior Thrives Online Today’s technology affords anyone who wants to mask their anger or aggression a perfect front.
Do You Relate as a ‘Convincer’ or a Learner? When you talk you are only repeating what you already know. But when you listen you might learn something new. ~ attributed alternately to the Dalai Lama and author J.P. McEvoy. “Are you a convincer or a listener?” asks Melissa Orlov, author of The ADHD … ...
Good Marriages: Are They Good for Your Health? Some people, including writers for the prestigious New York Times as well as some academics who should know better, insist that getting married is good for your health. They think … ...
Do You Wanna Hear an Earworm? I’ve had a little music problem lately. I woke up a couple of weeks ago with Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” running around in my head. This … ...
Me, MySelfie and I In 2015, selfies resulted in the deaths of more people than those from shark attacks. Why are we so obsessed with broadcasting our grinning faces?
When Other People’s Feelings Rub Off On You As usual, being beautifully bipolar is hard. I believe we are more sensitive than the average”normal” person. That is not always a bad thing – if someone around you is … ...
Wim Hof: Through Cold to Warmth The Iceman (Wim Hof) – an incredible fakir-style teacher – says: “Go back to the grief. Go back to the lost love. I want to bring back love in the … ...
On Self-Care and Not Living a Frantic Life Recently, I read this excellent piece by author Shauna Niequist that speaks to something I’ve been feeling but haven’t been able to articulate or maybe really pinpoint: She’s done with … ...
Three Things You Should Not Do After An Affair   While there can be a lot of negative things a person can go through, an affair might be one of the worst. In many ways, it’s like a stab … ...
Why do People Believe in Supernatural Evil Forces? Do people gain any psychological benefits from believing that evil supernatural forces are real? Emerging research reveals the benefits of believing in evil spirits.