|Three Reasons Why Criticism Isn’t the Ultimate Truth
||“If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist How often do you find … ...
|Six Tips For Staying Balanced at Work
||Working With Bipolar Clearly, many, many people who live with Bipolar also hold steady jobs. Though the tips below are likely to be helpful to most people, these will be … ...
|3 Mindful Ways to Breathe New Life Back Into...
||Sandy, a mother of three young sons, felt extremely bored in her marriage with Mike. They were both super busy with the rigors of work and parenthood. Mike also felt … ...
|Brain scans show healthy individuals on the psychopathy spectrum have reduced empathy
||Psychopathy exists on a continuum and new research shows that even healthy individuals with some psychopathic traits have reduced empathy. A research team led by Ana Seara-Cardoso of University College London published a study in March in the journal Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience showing that healthy men with more psychopathic tendencies also have altered [...]
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|Power of the media’s impact on medicine use revealed
||More than 60,000 Australians are estimated to have reduced or discontinued their use of prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin medications following the airing of a two-part series critical of statins by ABC TV’s science program, Catalyst, a University of Sydney study reveals in the latest Medical Journal of Australia. The analysis of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medication [...]
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|Hacking the nervous system
||One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric. By Gaia Vince. When Maria Vrind, a former gymnast from Volendam in the Netherlands, found that the only way she could put her socks on in the morning was to lie [...]
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|Wanted: political diversity in social psychology
||A fascinating article on why social psychology needs more political diversity is due to be published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Sadly the full article is locked behind a paywall but the abstract gives an excellent summary of the article and the wider problem itself. Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science. Duarte JL, Crawford […]
|6 Ways to Minimize Overall Stress in Times of...
||Stress is the enemy of mental and physical health. And the primary stress trigger is major transition, as is shown by such resources as the famous Holmes–Rahe Stress Inventory. Good or bad, transition means extensive adjustment, a heavy load of uncertainty, and some level of … ...
||Fifteen years of accumulated change in box. Susan B. Anthony Dollars. Fifty-cent pieces. My first day desire chip taken from “John G.” sobbing, powerless and broken. My one and five-year sobriety chips. Worn, corroded pennies, nickels and dimes. A box of memories. Memories of bouncing … ...
|This Childhood Pet Increases Risk of Serious Mental Illness
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|Removing the obstacles in your way and finding your...
||A perfect day Hope this post finds you all well and happy. I have enjoyed a peaceful weekend so far and am re-reading one of the best books ever (in … ...
|Sleeplessly at War
||Sleep deprivation can hurt or kill you - especially when you're a soldier.
|Break Out Of Your Box
||Many of us keep ourselves small—we hide inside boxes that we have built with our memories, beliefs and the words we use to talk about ourselves. We built our boxes … ...
|Why Seeing a Therapist Makes You Strong, Not Weak
||When a potential client calls psychologist Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D, the first thing she does is congratulate them. “I say, ‘good for you. You did something great for yourself and those around you.'” That’s because seeking professional help takes strength. But we rarely see it this … ...
|Postpone Plastic Surgery with Thermage
||When Gwyneth Paltrow confessed recently that one of her secrets was Thermage, she had bloggers and skincare worshipers all considering this celeb-endorse skin tightening treatment. Despite Paltrow comparing the treatment … ...
|Self-Care Sunday: Creating What We Need
||Recently, on my creativity blog I wrote about creating every day for 100 days straight. I think this is important because in creating, we get to know ourselves better. We … ...
|10 Reasons to Become a Media-Savvy Therapist
||About 8-9 years ago, I felt a pull toward gaining media and social media skills and expertise. At the time, I wasn’t sure why...or how. In hindsight, I now see the clear benefits of my media visibility for my private practice and for me as … ...
|A Proactive Approach to Mental Health & Wellness
||Fifteen years ago two different psychiatrists diagnosed me with bipolar disorder – twice. Both times I had decided to reject anything the doctors said before I even walked through the … ...
|Chimps can vary their smiles like humans
||A new study has revealed that chimpanzees have the same types of smiles as humans when laughing, which suggests these smile types evolved from positive expressions of ancestral apes. The new findings from the University of Portsmouth suggest that chimpanzees’ communication is more similar to humans than was previously known. The research also found that [...]
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