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Divorcing and Coparenting With the Sociopath There are ways to keep you and your children safe when divorcing a sociopath. Here are 5 things you must do in the face of a personality disordered ex.
Most People Would Rather Not Know the Future Ignorance gets a bad rap, but a new study has found that most of us are firmly in the “ignorance is bliss” camp when it comes to wanting to know what the future holds. In the study, published in Psychological Review, researchers surveyed people about whether they’d want to know...
Circles Two of my favorite words are cyclical and reciprocity. They both have to do with give and take, with going around and coming around, with the wave model of life … ...
Lack of oxygen, not excessive stimulation, cause for half of seizure-related brain damage in epilepsy Neuronal degeneration is the most severe long-term consequence of repetitive seizures in patients with epilepsy, which until now was thought to be primarily caused by excitotoxicity, or over-stimulation of the neurons. New findings indicate hypoxia, or lack of oxygen, due to abnormal blood flow may be to blame for as much as half the neuronal death caused by the condition.
Why Radical Decency Is Even More Essential Now Each day since the new administration entered the White House, questions of personal, cultural, and systemic values have swirled about like so many grains of sand in a tempest. They are unlikely to settle down anytime soon. The winds of change are blowing and it … ...
The College Mental Health Crisis: Focus on Suicide College is often said to be among the best times of our lives. Yet today college students are seriously stressed and have few mental health resources. Suicide is a serious risk.
4 Signs You’re Dating a Narcissist Thank you to Kimberly Sandstrom, LMFT for the following article. In it she shares her important insights on identifying narcissism and understanding the damage it can cause in relationships. 4 Signs … ...
Ultimate Limit Experiences Challenges can grow wisdom. Linda: Ultimate limit experiences are situations that must be faced consciously with courage and resolution, and that push us to the limits of our endurance. Examples … ...
Accountability with Physical Fitness Goals If you do a review of what has worked for you in the past, what can you discover about how to set the stage for success with your goals?
Busted! 3 Reasons Not to Sext, Ever The family came in ashamed and scared. They wanted me to dictate what to tell their 12 year old child about her sexting with a 16 year old boy. I … ...
Make Friends With Your Core Beliefs Sometimes self-care isn’t the fun, get a massage and mani/pedi type stuff.  Sometimes it is the stay home when you are sick, clean your house and get sh*t done stuff. … ...
Today I Love Discussing Plans Today I love discussing plans, examining possibilities, exploring potentials, and contemplating decisions. I love that I have a plan for investing and that it is not set in stone but … ...
New mech­an­ism un­der­ly­ing epi­lepsy found Prolonged epileptic seizures may cause serious problems that will continue for the rest of a patient’s life. As a result of a seizure, neural connections of the brain may be rewired in an incorrect way. This may result in seizures that are difficult to control with medication. Mechanisms underlying this phenomenon are not entirely known, which makes current therapies ineffective in some patients.
Changes in RNA splicing: A new mechanism for genetic risk in schizophrenia New research has identified sections of DNA associated with altered regulation of gene expression underlying schizophrenia. The implicated loci contribute to schizophrenia risk by affecting alternative splicing, part of the process that translates the same DNA code into multiple different proteins.
Brain imaging headband measures how our minds align when we communicate Past research has revealed that our brains synchronize when listening to the same idea or story. Now, biomedical engineers have developed a tool to better understand this phenomenon.
If You Could Just Take a Pill and Be Sober, Would You? One of the first things I learned in AA was: “Physicians who are familiar with alcoholism agree there is no such thing as making a normal drinker out of an … ...
What Prompts You to Quarrel? “We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.” – William Hazlitt Sometimes you just want to pick a fight. You might not even know why you feel so inclined to argue, only that you do. Once the words … ...
Shedding Friends: Who Does It and When Does It Happen? What happens to your friendships over the course of your life? Do you accumulate close friends over time or shed them? Does it matter if you are single or married? … ...
Are Your Creative Obstacles Really Obstacles? So often we convince ourselves that we can’t create. We might have one—big!—reason. Or we might have a litany. We think we’re too old (or too  young). We think we … ...
Do You Look Like Your Name? People Can Match Names to Faces of Strangers With Surprising Accuracy Computers can also be programmed to match names and faces, study says