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Revisiting “Be Here Now”: Making Room for Feelings During my college years in the 1970s, I was awed by the book Be Here Now, a counterculture bible. It was written by former Harvard psychologist and spiritual teacher Ram Dass. It sold over two million copies and was one of the first guides for Westerners interested in embodying Eastern...
Why Robert Durst Confessed Robert Durst seemingly went out of the way to confess to his crimes (if that is what he did). Why would he make such an effort, as he ages and is in poor health?
TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) For Depression Is TMS the answer for depression?...
11 Reasons: How to Explain People's Frustrating Behavior We're notoriously good at rationalizing our behavior and criticizing the behavior of others, and we can't override this tendency simply by deciding to be more even-handed. Here's an alternative: Inventory 11 factors that influence what we all do.
WeightLoss Challenge: Mortified & Discouraged #Youfit60Days @youfit Chato Stewart: I MUST NOT QUIT Caption : Is there a conflicting relationship between our belief System & reality? Weight-Loss and Mental Mental Goals Wonderful you’re back with me on my weight-loss journey (WeightLoss Challenge: 60 Days to a Better YOU). These are the voyages nay, more like my own odyssey filled with...
How Gratitude Helps Us Uncover Happiness (Video) In my personal practice of uncovering happiness and in my research behind the science of it, one wonderful thing I’ve found is the incredible power of gratitude. This word gets thrown around quite a because our brains are wired to automatize things, our perception of its power in everyday life can...
Guidance Counselors Should Reconsider the Gap Year Research shows that gap years contribute to college success. So, why are college guidance counselors discouraged from suggesting them, even when they are in the best interest of the student? More importantly, how do we fix this?
Farmed Salmon Is Dyed From Gray To Pink So Consumers Won't Freak Out  Wild salmon are pink (or pinkish-orange, depending on geography) for the same reason flamingos are pink: their diets, which are heavy in krill and shrimp. But farm-raised salmon are fed a diet that renders them gray... or it would, if they weren't carefully "pigmented" to transform into more appetizing hues....
Are Your Kids Ruling the Roost? Parenting A Strong-Willed Do you have to raise your voice, lecture or repeat yourself to get your kids to behave? Do your kids ignore normal, everyday requests when they just don’t feel like listening? Have you tried to avoid spanking and yelling but nothing else seems to work? Are you exhausted and upset...
The Most Important Key to Blending Families: Time Given that 50% of all marriages end in divorce; 75% of all divorce persons eventually re-marry and about 65% of remarriages involve children from the prior marriage– there are many parents and children trying to blend into new families. If recognized, “ Time” can be a crucial resource. Blending a family...
The Journal of Social Issues--50 Years Ago Fifty years ago the Journal of Social Issues published a special volume on "The Negro American Personality." While the language is dated--and the subject itself sounds questionable to modern ears--some of the concerns from 1964 remain relevant.
Study of veterans finds family support during deployment reduces suicidal thoughts Family support during deployment is an important protective factor against post-deployment suicidal ideation according to a new study. Suicidal ideation includes thoughts that can range from fleeting consideration of suicide to the development of a specific plan for killing oneself.
Motor neurone disease: Researchers identify new group of gene suspects Researchers have identified a new host of gene variants that could make people vulnerable to sporadic motor neuron disease, according to a report. Motor neuron disease (MND) is a group of diseases in which the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow slowly degenerate and die.
Memory and effects on the aging brain A study of brain aging finds that being male was associated with worse memory and lower hippocampal volume in individuals who were cognitively normal at baseline, while the gene APOE ?4, a risk factor for Alzheimer disease, was not, according to a new article.
21 Things Clinical Perfectionists Do Perfectionism can be a healthy strategy for getting ahead. Clinical perfectionism, however, is a darker form that often impairs performance rather than improves it.
Darkness Visible: Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins Deep inside the hearts of many men—especially the adrenaline-driven ones—is fear, shame and paranoia, and unless they keep women off the scent through abuse, they run the risk of being "outed" by women's great "b.s. detectors."
When You Fight Fairly, but Your Partner Doesn’t So you’ve scoured the Internet, read a bunch of self-help books, and even seen a therapist to help you learn how to communicate effectively with your partner. Eventually you come to the conclusion that no matter how fairly you fight with your partner, he or she just doesn’t fight fairly...
Test: Are You Ready to Venture Out of Your Comfort Zone? This test will help you find out how ready you are to stretch yourself and get out of your comfort zone. Despite what many people think, having high risk tolerance is not necessary a condition for success in business and life, and you can be successful in both even with low scores.
4 Clues Your Online Relationship Will be Happy Ever After Online environments can sometimes lead to greater intimacy. People may often second guess what their communication partner really means.
Got Fear? The One Question You Should Ask     Many of us know the pattern well. We find ourselves repeating the same actions time and again — despite the fact that they lead to the feelings we are trying to avoid. Sometimes it even happens unconsciously — like a compulsion — and we don’t intend on causing...