|3 Vital Differences Between Pride & Dignity
||Mental and emotional health mean feeling good about ourselves. But sadly, such self-affirmation is often mistaken for pride, which is in stark contrast to the sense of dignity that is synonymous with healthy self-worth. Exploring subtle differences between pride and dignity might help us affirm … ...
|Overanalyzing? Here is why.
||One of the most employed tools in dealing with fear and anxiety is overanalyzing or overthinking. Typically when we try to make our mind about something or make a decision … ...
|PREVIEW - Talking to Crazy - Coming in October
||Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life.
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|5 Ways To Get Support During Final Exams
|| High school students are facing final exams now, and many feel anxious, confused and isolated. Exam preparation is your responsibility, but that doesn’t mean you need to go it … ...
|The congruency effect: Study shows walking can boost your math abilities
||Movies often show someone pacing around their office while thinking about a problem they are stumped on. But have you ever wondered why pacing is associated with problem solving? As it turns out, researchers believe body movements may help individuals solve certain types of problems. More specifically, different types of body movements may help solve [...]
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|Depression in new mothers can change a child’s stress reactions for life
||A new study further highlights the importance of a mother’s postnatal mental health on her child’s later-life psychology. In research published in February in the journal, Psychoneuroendocrinology, researchers show that 22-year-old adult children born to mothers that had experienced postnatal depression exhibited greater stress responses than those whose mothers had not been depressed. A team [...]
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|Feeling Burdened? Try This High-Altitude Circuit Breaker...
||Recently in my practice, many clients have complained of feeling stuck in anxious and depressed emotional states. They feel they have no choice but to recycle the same tears, sadness and negative self-talk. They are encumbered by a burden they cannot define that weighs heavily … ...
|Obese teens’ brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, study finds
||A Dartmouth study finds that TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teen-agers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and — most surprisingly — the mouth, suggesting they mentally simulate unhealthy eating habits. The findings suggest such habits may make it difficult to lose weight later in life, and that dieting efforts [...]
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|Depression associated with 5-fold increased mortality risk in heart failure patients
||Moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all cause mortality in patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2015. The results from OPERA-HF show that risk was independent of comorbidities and severity of heart failure. Patients who were not depressed had an 80% lower mortality [...]
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|What Your Facebook Posts Say About Your Personality
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|Pattern Break # 56-8a
||I use this blog page to break mind-patterns because, in my definition, psychological wellbeing (mental health) depends on our ability to reflect the ever changing reality of our lives. Once … ...
|A Lesson From Hollywood: The Graduate & Ray Donovan
|| What’s that you say Mrs. Robinson? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. The Graduate, … ...
|Self-Care Sunday: Weekly Check-in
||When we’re busy, we tend to go on autopilot (or in survival mode) and barrel through our days. We don’t really pay much attention to how we’re doing. Instead, we … ...
|Your Connection to an Authentic Life: Four Principles Michelangelo...
||In the book The Michelangelo Method, authors Ken Schuman and Ron Paxton present Michelangelo as a model for living life authentically. His beliefs and approach to life are worth looking … ...
|Bruce Jenner’s Journey to His Authentic Self
||Bruce Jenner, renowned for winning the 1976 Olympic decathlon and widely recognized as part of the Kardashian family, recently disclosed a deeply personal endeavor: He has decided to change his gender and finally embrace his true self. He has been fighting internal unrest his entire … ...
|Sometimes You Just Have to Unplug
||We live in a world where information is nothing more than a simple click away; within seconds we have the technology at our fingertips to acquire a vast supply of knowledge. Even as I … ...
|Creating When There’s Not Much Time
||One of the reasons we don’t create is because we’re pressed for time. Who can focus on creativity when there are errands to run, bills to pay, dishes to wash, … ...
|Single Mothers and Their Health, Around the World
||A much-publicized study claimed that single mothers are at risk for poor health. Here's a less credulous analysis, starting with the fact that in many countries, there is no difference whatsoever between the health of the single and married mothers, and continuing with the actual factors that make a difference.
|Multiple Income Streams Success Story #1: Supervision
||In the past, I’ve written about increasing revenue using multiple forms of income (income not related to direct client hours). I offered five key questions to find areas where you might be able to enjoy adding some extra income to your private practice. In this series, I … ...
|14 Powerful Questions to Find Happiness Workbook
||What’s the first question exchanged when we meet someone new? You guessed it: “So… What do you do?” In our culture, what you do for a living is inextricably tied to society’s perception of your worth. A stable job with a good salary is highly … ...