|Finding Peace in Any Moment
||Ironically, we’re often unaware of what we’re paying attention to. And where our attention wanders can be anything but peaceful. At any moment your mind might be stuck on a record of negative, troublesome thoughts. According to psychologist Gail Brenner, Ph.D, “you might be worrying … ...
|8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day
||Mentally strong people work had to keep strengthening their mental muscles.
|Can Music Help People With Epilepsy?
||Scans show brainwaves of those with disorder appear to synchronize with music
|What Does the Richest Person in the World Want?
||I spent much of the past few years traveling around the country asking people to let me into their homes and their lives. So much has changed about the way … ...
|Missing Link Found From Brain To The Immune System
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|Self-Care Sunday: Exploring Your Social Media Use
||This week has been all about asking ourselves questions to identify our needs, dreams and desires; to explore our thoughts and feelings; and to get honest with ourselves. Today is … ...
|Humility as the Foundation to Emotional Well-Being
||“The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse … ...
|Art Therapy in Addiction Recovery
||The Breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. ~ Rumi As a survivor and “thriver” of a coma, 27 surgeries and a decade of medical trauma, I know firsthand the healing power of the arts. As a child, the … ...
|The Fallacy of Unconditional Love
||We all want to be unconditionally loved, but how realistic is that? Partnerships require mutuality, where we each have certain basic minimum needs and requirements, such as for respect, understanding, and nurturing. Our children require unconditional love, but adult relationships ask that we be mindful of how we affect each other.
|Can a Good Marriage Have Problems?
||If your partner says, “We have a problem,” does your chest tighten? Do you forget to breathe? What goes through your mind? “A problem! Aggh! Does that mean he (or she) will leave me? Is our relationship doomed?” Do you imagine that something is terribly … ...
|Study NOW for Fall Success!
||Many students believe it’s best to leave their summer schoolwork for the end of the summer; they fear that if they do the work too early they will have forgotten the … ...
|Character traits outweigh material benefits in assessing value others bring us
||When it comes to making decisions involving others, the impression we have of their character weighs more heavily than do our assessments of how they can benefit us, a team of New York University researchers has found. “When we learn and make decisions about people, we don’t simply look at the positive or negative outcomes [...]
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|Simple intervention can moderate anti-vaccination beliefs, study finds
||It might not be possible to convince someone who believes that vaccines cause autism that they don’t. Telling skeptics that their belief is not scientifically supported often backfires – strengthening, rather than weakening, their anti-vaccine views. But researchers say they have found a way to overcome some of the most entrenched anti-vaccine attitudes: Remind the [...]
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|Can you be addicted to adrenaline?
||People who seek high- sensation experiences are more vulnerable to substance abuse.
|Over 80 percent of adults are sexting, study finds
||The practice of sexting may be more common than generally thought among adults. More than eight out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention. “Given the possible implications, both positive and negative, for sexual health, it is important [...]
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|Pushing on Emotional Bruises – 10 Ways We Do It
||Why do people push on physical bruises? Common responses from Yahoo Answers: I always push on my bruises cuz it like hurts…but it feels good at the same time… I … ...
|Top Ten Health Tips That Have Never Worked for Me
||Ever since a seemingly acute viral infection in 2001 turned into a chronic illness, I’ve received dozens and dozens of tips on how to regain my health. This piece is intended to be lighthearted, not meanhearted, which is why I’d be thrilled if someone reading one of these tips can honestly say: “That one helped me!”
|6 Ways to be Assertive with People Who Intimidate You
||Being assertive is important. It means expressing your thoughts, feelings, needs and wants in a relationship, said psychologist Julie de Azevedo Hanks, Ph.D, LCSW. However, many of us have a hard time being assertive with certain people. Maybe it’s someone with a strong personality. Maybe … ...
|Seeing Inequality--or Not
||The rich not only tend to care less than the poor about our growing economic inequality, but also they just don’t see it, according to recent studies reported in Psychological Science.
|How to Combat the Summer Funk
||I know what it’s like to get stuck in a funk. For normal people a funk can be anything from a feeling of stagnancy to a mild depression where the … ...