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How Psychoanalysis Understands Trauma One of the most common underlying problems to depression and anxiety that I encounter in my practice is the experience of psychological trauma. Many of my clients come to therapy … ...
Fear the Walking Dead: Can Brain Parasites Make Us Zombies? Can brain infections really turn us into zombies? Research with the human brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii suggest that yes, maybe they can.
Restoring Safety and Love: A Letter in Response From... In Part 1 a letter template was included that the partner who was unfaithful may use to read aloud to the loved one they betrayed. In this post, there is a template below for a letter that … ...
Restoring Safety and Love: A Letter in Response to... In Part 1 a letter template was included for one partner to write to the loved one they betrayed with infidelity. This post presents a letter for the betrayed partner to write in response. While only one of … ...
How Can We Tell If Monkeys See Optical Illusions? The Delbouef Illusion is well known. It absolutely works on humans, but scientists wanted to see if it also works on monkeys. That’s harder to establish than it looks. How do you resist having illusions about your optical illusion test?...
Particular brain connections linked to positive human traits There is a strong correspondence between a particular set of connections in the brain and positive lifestyle and behavior traits, according to a new study. The researchers point out that their results resemble what psychologists refer to as the 'general intelligence g-factor': a variable first proposed in 1904 that's sometimes used to summarize a person's abilities at different cognitive tasks. While the new results include many real-life measures not included in the g-factor -- such as income and life satisfaction, for instance -- those such as memory, pattern recognition and reading ability are strongly mirrored.
Affirmations for Reducing Negativity “Be the change you want to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi Do you cringe a little when you hear affirmations? There’s nothing wrong with them, they just seem to be missing substance. You hear a cliche instead of something meaningful. “You are much more … ...
Saving lives at 18 of the world's suicide 'hot spots' A new analysis suggests that several different types of interventions could help reduce the risk of suicide on bridges, cliffs or other high places.
Who are the 'gifted and talented' and what do they need? The education bright children get is the subject of a national debate about what our public schools owe to each child in the post-No Child Left Behind era.
Couples who work together may work better Spouses connected by work can provide each other with a unique form of support, making them happier at home and more productive on the job.
Please Stop Whitewashing Autism Steve Silberman's new book NeuroTribes is just the latest media account to recast autism as a "gift." These Facebook posts reveal, however, that the disorder can also be profoundly disabling. As we set research and policy agendas regarding treatment, education, housing and employment for autistic children and adults, we cannot forget about the most severely impaired.
How to Fight Better Recent research suggests that how you start a fight is more important than how you end it.
Finding My Line in the Sand Last week I had a very enlightening experience. The short story is that I was offered a writing job that I turned down. The long story is that what the … ...
Anxietybusters! Healthy Ways to Manage Teen Anxiety With school back in session, we all find ourselves refreshing our children on ways to keep grounded and manage their text anxiety, social anxiety or generalized anxiety. For my teens especially, … ...
7 Steps to Defeat a Creative Block You sit at your computer and try to write but nothing comes out. You stand in front of a blank canvas and can’t lift a brush. Your mind is full … ...
7 Ways to up bring your children as Leaders Imagine a stage fronted by a huge crowd eyeing the podium at the hottest spot of the platform. Each and every audience keenly listening to the speaker as he speaks … ...
Kids, Screens and Play: Solutions to a Common Problem Recent research on kids and screens is alarming. Almost everyone now agrees that parents should establish rules and limits with regard to the amount of time kids spend in front of screens. It matters, however, how we do this.
Feeling S.A.D? How to Battle Seasonal Affective Disorder.... Autumn and winter are beautiful seasons. The  leaves changing colors, the air grows sharp and crisp, snow and frost and ice appear. It sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Except, for some … ...
Why is an object’s size perceived the same regardless of changes in distance? Neural mechanism of size constancy clarified Scientists have found that neurons in the monkey visual cortical area V4*1, one of the areas in the visual cortex, calculate the size of an object based on information on its retinal image size and the distance from the object.
Today I Love Last Night’s Moon Today I love coffee with the moon, that's a memory I'll keep for some time. Dark roast for a dark and mighty super moon in total eclipse....