|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 … ...
|Ireland legalizes gay marriage in historic vote
||Ireland is the first country in the world to place marriage equality in its constitution and by popular mandate.
|Testosterone linked to greater persistence in men
||Researchers have shown a link between testosterone levels in men and their willingness to stick to a task. Psychologists, Keith Welker (Wayne State University, Detroit, MI) and Justin Carré (Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario), showed that on average men with higher testosterone levels spent more time working on an unsolvable puzzle, a measure of persistence. [...]
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|My Mother – The Narcissist
||I used to never think of my mother as having an actual mental condition. I would always just refer to her and her behavior towards me and everyone else in … ...
|One-Minute Personality Test: How Neurotic Are You?
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|The male suicides: How social perfectionism kills men
||In every country in the world, male suicides outnumber female. Will Storr asks why. Finally, Drummond had everything he’d ever dreamed of. He’d come a long way since he was a little boy, upset at his failure to get into the grammar school. That had been a great disappointment to his mother, and to his [...]
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|A mental health revolution is brewing — at the largest jail in the United States
||One-third of the inmates at Cook County Jail in Chicago are mentally ill, branding it as one of the largest psychiatric facilities in the country. Cook County is also the biggest jail in the U.S., housing some 9,000 prisoners on a daily basis. Now, a clinical psychologist, Nneka Jones Tapia, will be taking over the [...]
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|Nature vs. nurture: Which one determines who you are?
||A culmination of more than half a century of research collected on 14.5 million pairs of twins has finally concluded that the nature versus nurture debate is a draw. According to the plethora of data, both have nearly identical influences on a person’s behavior, which suggests we need to stop looking at ourselves as a [...]
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|This amazing video shows a paralyzed man controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts
||A brain implant that decodes intention to move has allowed a man paralysed from the neck down to control a robotic arm with unprecedented fluidity - and enjoy a beer.
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|WATCH: How video games change your brain
||There has always been a debate on whether video games change your brain or not. What's the truth about games and the brain?
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|Be More Creative to Thrive as an Introvert or...
||As a creative person, one aspect of your personality is probably high sensitivity. Psychologist Elaine Aron, who developed the concept of sensory processing sensitivity in her research and writings, thinks … ...