|Adults who report a traumatic brain injury also report more road rage
||Ontario adult drivers who say they have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related driving aggression, said a new study published Monday in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. Serious driver aggression includes: making threats to hurt a fellow driver, passenger or vehicle. These [...]
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|Eat dark chocolate to beat the midday slump, study says
||Larry Stevens eats a piece of high-cacao content chocolate every afternoon, which is in part because he has developed a taste for the unsweetened dark chocolate. It’s also because research shows that it lowers blood pressure and his new study reveals that it improves attention, which is especially important when hitting that midday slump. “Chocolate is indeed a [...]
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|Are You a Mind-Reader?
||Do you believe that you are a mind-reader? Do you assume what others are thinking or feeling? Do you react to your assumptions as if they are fact? Do you believe with all your being that you are right in those assumptions? Are your moods … ...
|The Traumatic Effects of Violent News On Mental Health
The potential effect of the news on levels of stress and anxiety.
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|This Tasty Confection Helps Beat The Afternoon Mental Slump
The tasty food that boosts attention and potentially lowers blood pressure.
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|Do Not Read This Unless You are a Mother
||The Doorknob Dilemma It was sixteen years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. It was 11:00 p.m., and my 3-year-old daughter was yelling from her room, “I don’t … ...
|Self-Care Sunday: Focusing on Your Relationships
||One of the most important parts of self-care is cultivating connection. This includes cultivating a connection with ourselves and with others. When it comes to others, it’s important to surround … ...
|Philip Zimbardo has a theory
||“Boys risk becoming addicted to porn, video games and Ritalin” says psychologist Philip Zimbardo, which simply isn’t true, because some weekends I read. Yes, Zimbardo has a theory which says that masculinity is being damaged by computer games, the internet, and pornography without an adequate plot line. A key solution: dancing. He’s done a cracking […]
|Use This Emotions Table to Describe Exactly How You...
||Have you ever asked a significant other about how his or her day went and received a frustratingly vague “fine” in return as a response? This leaves you not only in the dark about the details of his or her day, but also stuck behind … ...
|Why Silence Kills Working Relationships
||Silence is a noxious gas.
|| Balancing the Past with Now Radical acceptance is an idea, mindset, and skill taught in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a. It is often introduced as part of a full … ...
|Depression common on college campuses; graduate students more at risk
||Graduate students experience significant stress and are more prone to depression and anxiety than other groups of students. They report greater levels of eating disorders, substance abuse and feelings of hopelessness. A recent report from the University of California, found 47% of doctoral students and 37% of master’s degree students, who were surveyed, to be [...]
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|Open Your Mind to Close-Mindedness
||I don’t think we should be down on people whose minds are closed. Learning is painful, I suspect. At least, uncomfortable. Which is a level of distress. Learning – neurologically … ...
|What Separates Great Leaders from Good Leaders?
||Good ones change when they have to; great ones change BEFORE they have to
|Doctors Googling Patients
||Patients routinely research doctors on the Internet. Is it ethical for doctors to research their patients in return?
|Developing a Post-Trauma Identity-Who Am I Now?
||We are the story we tell ourselves about ourselves. Traumatic events disrupt out story and assault our sense of self. They leave us asking: Who am I if I can’t … ...
|Opportunities for Growth Abound
||As someone who genuinely embraces self-help and positive psychology, I’ve been realizing just how integral it is to truly let myself be. I let myself experience all kinds of emotional states, without judging myself for feeling “less than.” I allow myself to be human. And … ...
|“She’s likely to be in her twenties or thirties, middle-class, probably married, probably Christian,
||“She’s likely to be in her twenties or thirties, middle-class, probably married, probably Christian, probably average intelligence. I just described, you know, your next-door neighbor” — Evolutionary psychologist Melissa Harrison, speaking about her new study on female serial killers in America....
|5 Meditations for Navigating Negative, Anxious Thoughts...
||Navigating negative, anxious thoughts is hard. It’s hard when your mind ruminates on rigid thoughts: I should do things quickly. I should be more productive. I should never say things like that. I shouldn’t make mistakes like that. I should know better. It’s hard when … ...
|Do You Need Couples Counseling?
||The fact that you’re reading this blog means your relationship is not all you want it to be. But how do you distinguish between a period of disconnection or even … ...