|What to Do When Your Life Takes an Unexpected Turn
||As you make your way through life, you are guided by both the long- and short-term goals you’ve set for yourself. However, your plans may take an unexpected turn. From research on “career shocks,” you can learn to manage the unexpectedly good and bad that life throws your way whether in your career or your relationships.
|How Much Should Parents Protect Their Children?
||A legitimate question about how much risk parents should allow their children to take, and how protective of their children parents should be has been all but drowned out by extreme emotion.
|Do One Thing Every Day that Scares You
||Five years ago, a talented artist, Anya Getter painted a beautiful piece for me (shown here) and sent it to me as a gift. You have to look closely to see the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” It sits … ...
|When Introverts and Extroverts Attract
||If your love interest is your polar opposite, here are a few things you should know about introversion and extroversion.
|The Subconscious Mind: Turning 38
||I’m turning 38 in two days, and recently I realized this entire last year I’ve been telling people I’m 36. Yes, ageism exists in the world, but I am not … ...
|Lena Dunham On Exercise: “It Ain’t About the Ass”...
||Probably most of us are familiar with “workout selfies,” but I doubt any of us have seen many that were taken to eradicate the stigma of mental health rather than, … ...
|Civic engagement may stave off brain atrophy, improve memory
||Instead of shrinking as expected, as part of the normal aging process, the memory center in the brains of seniors maintained their size and, in men, grew modestly after two years in a program that engaged them in meaningful and social activities, new research suggests.
|Screening Test for Mental Illness
||In the past weeks as our sympathies turned to families of the victims of Flight 9525, many have asked how we can allow such evil to exist in our world. But the right question is “How can we allow a person with serious mental illness to fly a commercial airplane?”
|Why I’m Afraid to Die
||Yup. I said it. I said the thing I said I would never say. I said the thing I have sworn for years I do not feel. But the other … ...
|Could veterans have concussion-related CTE?
||The living brains of two ex-soldiers show damage similar to that of football players who have committed suicide.
|The Common Painkiller That Also Kills Pleasure
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|Dealing with Difficult People: Lessons from Iran and Cuba
||What can the meeting between Barack Obama and Raul Castro and the framework agreement between the United States and Iran teach us to deal with difficult people?
|Three Life Lessons I Learned In Eating Disorder And...
||April 8th 2015 I celebrated eight-years free of alcohol, drugs, eating disorders and steroid abuse. Quite the combination! As we say in recovery, it’s a good start. A lifetime to go BUT taken one day at a time. My journey through addiction and eating disorders … ...
|People less focused on recurrent bad feelings when taking probiotics
||People focus less on bad feelings and experiences from the past (i.e. rumination) after four weeks of probiotics administration.
|Best of Our Blogs: April 14, 2015
||I get tripped up into self-sabotaging, negative ways of thinking. Instead of psyching myself up to do something, for example, I’ll find ways to talk my way out of it. And then I read “The Mentalist,” an article in Self about Michelle Wie and was inspired to … ...
|The Person With The Bipolar Challenge
|| Seven Ways To Eradicate Stigma Yes, this is another post about eradicating Stigma. I have received many responses from my readers telling me that this is a most serious … ...
|Sympathy May Not Come From Where You Most Expect It
||If someone has experienced a particular event, they’ll sympathize with those going through the same experience. But those who have gotten through difficult situations tend to be the harshest judges of those who fail under similar circumstances.
|A year after escaping Boko Haram, girls share their story
||A group of human rights advocates and volunteers are trying to raise awareness and aid for the victims of Boko Haram.
|Good mental health away from home starts before college
||Why mental illness seems to be rising among college students is unclear.
|12 Best Character Archetypes For Film: Part 3
||In earlier blogs we’ve discussed the first six archetypes; The Everyman, The Innocent, The Hero, The Explorer, The Caregiver and The Rebel, which are based in Carl Jung’s observations of myth … ...