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Parenting Atypical Kids: Caring for Yourself, Caring for Your... When a child is diagnosed as having a disorder such as ADHD, Autism or a learning disability, parents are often thrown into emotional turmoil. Denial, anger, blame, depression and anxiety co-occur along with the important need of taking care of a special needs child. The … ...
If I Had Only Known Today I went to the chiropractor, like I always do on Thursdays. Afterwards (like I always do on Thursdays) I stopped at the cupcake shop. I got my usual – … ...
First infant MRI study finds babies feel pain 'like adults' Research shows the brains of babies "light up" in a similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, suggesting they feel pain much like adults do.
Gratitude, with Attitude It’s been proven that expressions of daily gratitude increase happiness, but for many people, the idea just feels too hokey. Or maybe you’ve tried and found it oddly difficult to answer the … ...
Your Categories Drive What You See When you open your eyes, you see a picture of the world around you. Psychologists have explored many factors that influence what you point your eyes at when looking at a scene. People tend to look at information that will help them achieve their goals, for example. They also look at items in the environment that are important to them like human faces.
Does Your God Love You If You Are Single at Heart? I’m not a religious person, but I understand the comfort and meaning that many people find in their religion, in their places of worship, and in their fellow congregants. That’s … ...
Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings, researchers report. The study shows the importance of considering the potential long-term effects on child development when addressing the safety of antidepressant use during pregnancy.
Analyzing Analysts In Shrinks, Jeffrey Lieberman reviews psychiatry's "tumultuous history," and its current emphasis on the medical treatment of mental illnesses. He maintains that psychiatry fares best when it avoids the extremes of reductionist neurobiology and the psychodynamic element in existential disease. That said, Shrinks does not address important questions about talk therapy.
How Exhaustion in Women Decreases Work Productivity Samantha believed things would be easier with her latest promotion. But they weren’t. Things were actually worse. The increase in income helped, but the demands of her job meant less … ...
Best of Our Blogs: April 21, 2015 If our pants are too tight, we buy new ones. Shoes don’t fit? We replace them. Feel too cold? We put on a jacket. But why is it then that when it comes to our lives, we don’t move no matter how stuck, uncomfortable or … ...
Extinguishing Gender Roles, Igniting the Romance When you think about it, being flexible in your role (gender or otherwise) is an obvious plus. It allows you and your partner to find middle ground by seeing things through a common lens.
The Trillions of Mouths You Feed Each Day It’s a humbling experience to realize that humans, with our highly evolved, complex brain that can build towering skyscrapers and compose fine works of art, are, in essence, a bacteria-filled tube. But when they are not staving off disease, what are all these microbes doing there? Eating.
How to Quit Therapy The decision to quit psychotherapy is the most important decision clients will ever make. Sometimes it is an easy decision that you need to make on your own. The therapist … ...
Listen to your heart: Why your brain may give away how well you know yourself "Listen to your heart," sang Swedish pop group Roxette in the late Eighties. But not everyone is able to tune into their heartbeat, according to an international team of researchers -- and half of us under- or over-estimate our ability.
“You were meant for amazing things.” Tomorrow is my 34th birthday. I am not afraid of the number or the fact that I am getting older or that more and more wisdom highlights seem to appear … ...
Relating to Whatever Is Alive Some rescue dogs. I rescue garlic. When I see a sprouting clove I find it really hard to chop it up. I think: “Just like me, you little bastard, you … ...
Embrace Who You Are Without Expectations Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. – Brené Brown Now that the fog of what everyone else wanted for me has lifted, it seems so clear to me that we need … ...
#146 How We Get Where We Want to Go Alice Popkorn via Compfight I believe that the journey is just as important as the goal. We have a purpose in mind and we need to figure out what we … ...
4 Sings that You Are in an Abusive Relationship Wondering whether you and your partner fight too much? What’s normal and what’s abusive in a relationship? When we are in love, sometimes it’s hard to look at our relationship … ...
12 Best Character Archetypes For Film: Part 4 Of the twelve most common Jungian archetypes, the last three include The Ruler,  The Sage, and The Magician.  Keep in mind, there are there are hundreds of others found throughout myth and … ...