|Therapist As Healer
||A huge thanks to Lanie Smith, MPS, ATR for this guest post. A must read for all clinicians, no matter where you are at in the journey. Wage peace with your breath. Breathe in firemen and rubble, breathe out whole buildings and flocks of red … ...
|Can you tell me what you want? What you really really want?
||Most of us have an image in our head of what our ideal romantic partner is like. Do you think that our ideal preferences actually matter for who we choose to be with and whether our relationships last? Relationships researchers are discovering that these findings are actually quite complicated!
|Are you Unplugged, or Plugged In?
||Last week’s cartoon was about finding the wrong guy, at the wrong time. For any cartoon you enjoy, you’re invited to share it anyplace except Pinterest. And thank you for … ...
|Adolescence and Goal Avoidance
||The closer to reaching a valued growth goal an adolescent gets, often the more ambivalent and resistant they can become.
|The Cost of Doing Your Own Research
||Searching the web for symptoms is dangerous. A sneeze can turn into pneumonia or cancer within the hundredth of a second it takes a site to pull up results. Physicians … ...
|ADHD and Adults: Helpful Tips for Beating Boredom
||Because the ADHD brain thrives on interesting, challenging and novel tasks, it’s really hard for people with ADHD to complete anything that bores them. This has nothing to do with laziness or some character flaw. Rather, it’s the nature of ADHD. In her book The … ...
|Mothers And Children And ADHD
||There was no diagnosis for my mother. I’m not saying that she was undiagnosable, I’m saying she was not diagnosed. But the evidence suggests that she could have been. She … ...
|Can You Kill People With Your Thoughts?
||In a case study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, an article appeared by Dr. Richard Kirkpatrick, MD. entitled Witchcraft and Lupus Erythematosus (JAMA. 1981;245 (19). A Filipino woman … ...
|The INTJ Personality and Being Creative
||“My psyche’s fight, my whole life, has been the head against the heart.” According to PersonalityPage.com, a website “about Psychological Type, created by the view from the shoulders of Carl … ...
|Going ape in the office
||High ranking chimpanzees will actively seek to drive apart coalitions between subordinate group members. Surprisingly, this ancient tactic is used by many bosses today to prevent talented coworkers from usurping their position, despite negatively impacting performance. A recent study investigates why some individuals are driven to divide and conquer.
|Seventy Percent: A Statistic to Enhance Your Sex Life
||If more women and men knew this statistic, less women would be faking orgasm.
|Moms Are A Gift
||Today I was going to write about getting through hard times as that topic has been on my mind lately in talks with friends and people I know. Today is … ...
|Marriage and Money
||Money management is one of the most common challenges in a marriage. When I am asked to consult or assist with money problems in relationships, it’s often because one of the partners is overspending, or not producing enough, or not sharing enough where there is … ...
|Two tips to invoke your creativity.
||Funny thing, creativity. If you’re in a creative kind of job you depend on it to show up for you every single day, yet it seems that the more you … ...
|Here’s what Tetris does to your brain
||Tetris boosts cognition?
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|Just like humans, dolphins have social networks
||They may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but dolphins do, in fact, form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends, according to a recent study by scientists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University. Dolphins are known for being highly social animals, and a team of researchers at HBOI took a [...]
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|Women in high-income medical education positions still paid less than men
||The existence of gender-based wage gaps in many occupations continues to be a hot-button topic in social and political debates. While much attention has been focused on medium- and lower-wage positions, some studies have shown that wage disparities extend to high-wage, high-prestige positions. According to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, [...]
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|When the baby comes, working couples no longer share housework equally
||When highly educated, dual-career couples have their first child, both spouses think the baby increases their workloads by equal amounts – but a new study suggests that’s not true. When asked directly, both men and women thought their own daily workloads had increased by more than four hours after their child was born. Detailed time [...]
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|Role of obesity and depression in excessive daytime sleepiness
||Obesity and depression — not only lack of sleep — are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They say these findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for those with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). As much as 30 percent of the general population experiences EDS — daytime [...]
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|As life slips by: Why eye movement doesn’t blur the picture
||Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute have identified the molecular “glue” that builds the brain connections that keep visual images clear and still, even as objects or your eyes move. Using mouse models, the researchers demonstrate that image stabilization depends upon two proteins, Contactin-4 and amyloid precursor [...]
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