|Why We’re Obsessed with Pumpkin Spice Everything
||Why do we get so obsessed with pumpkin spice everything this time of year? Here's the psychology behind the craze.
|Spike activity 11-09-2015
||Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Mental illness throughout the animal kingdom. Interesting piece from BBC Earth. The Guardian has an excellent in-depth article on scorpion venom as a way of identifying brain tumours during neurosurgery. There’s an excellent piece on the history of using deception in psychology studies over […]
|A Dose of Encouragement: It Gets Better
||Lets all take off our rose colored glasses for a moment and get real…. Blended families are hard. Being a stepparent is hard. Trying to mesh everyone together and make it … ...
|Navigating Catastrophic Thinking, Part 3
||When you hear the words “catastrophic thinking,” you likely think of catastrophes, disasters and destruction. And you’d be right. Catastrophic thinking occurs when our minds create worst-case scenarios or exaggerate the negative outcome of a situation, said Jenna Wierenga, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist who … ...
|Smart cells teach neurons damaged by Parkinson's to heal themselves
||As a potential treatment for Parkinson's disease, scientists have created smarter immune cells that produce and deliver a healing protein to the brain while also teaching neurons to begin making the protein for themselves.
|Connection found between fitness level, brain activity, and executive function
||Brain function associated with higher cardiorespiratory fitness plays a role in increased cognitive performance in older adults, according to a new study. Specifically, the scientists found that dual-task processing in a core executive function brain region is associated with higher cardiorespiratory fitness and dual-task performance.
|Teaching Autistic Students: PreK, Kindergarten, & Elementary...
||I decided to make my teaching autistic students post into a series. There’s a lot to say about every stage of an autistic child (and adult’s) education that I wish someone had … ...
|13 Things Mentally Strong Dogs Don't Do—Learn From Them
||Does your dog give up easily? Is your dog a loser... or is he or she mentally strong?
|Pressure to be available 24/7 on social media causes teen anxiety, depression
||Overall and night-time specific social media use along with emotional investment were related to poorer sleep quality, lower self-esteem as well as higher anxiety and depression levels, new research concludes.
|Suzy Hamilton’s “Bipolar disorder” IS NOT responsible for her...
||A recent interview and book publication by the former Olympic champion Suzy Hamilton reveals how her bipolar disorder led to her to become a high class prostitute. The only certainty … ...
|The Natural Response That Psychopaths Tend To Lack
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|The Psychological Secret to the Seahawks’ Success
||The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the most successful NFL franchises over recent years, winning a super bowl two years ago and narrowly missing another last year. They have … ...
|Today I Love Open Mic Fridays.
||Today I love open mic Fridays. I love that I can't remember how long I've been the Master of Ceremonies of the Friday Afternoon Coffee House & Open Mic at The Bleeding Carrot. I love that I never know who might show up ......
|Twelve minutes of consciousness
||The Economist has an excellent video on consciousness, what it is, why and how it evolved. The science section of The Economist has long had some of the best science reporting in the mainstream press and this video is a fantastic introduction to the science of consciousness. It’s 12 minutes long and it’s worth every […]
|5 Ways to Get More Done Without Losing Your Mind
||You probably know you should be blogging more. You should reach out to referral sources to grow your private practice. You should learn how to create sales funnels, keep track of finances, and add clinicians to your practice. But you also want to kayak, spend … ...
|What Do You Remember about 9/11?
||My last Quick Fix cartoon was about when you feel like you can’t take it anymore, and your relationship might be over. Well, maybe it’s not. For any cartoon you … ...
|Indecision, Over Thinking, Confusion And ADHD
||There are lots of times that I feel like I’ve been stopped dead in my tracks. Sometimes, leading up to that, I can see quite clearly the next step or … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: September 11, 2015
||What if the cause of your problems wasn’t due to lack of intense positive experiences, but your fear of fully enjoying them? It may sound like a radical idea. But it’s something Colorado psychotherapist Bruce Tift believes and spoke about in his podcast with Sounds … ...
|Fight, Regroup: When Stress Sets Off OCD
||It’s been a stressful week. The kind of week, I think, that I would have been unable to deal with a year ago. I noticed even before I was diagnosed … ...
|9 11 Remembered
||9:59 A.M. Collapse of the World Trade Center’s South Tower 10:28 A.M. Collapse of the World Trade Center’s North Tower The tragedy does not need to be rehashed out on … ...