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Communicating Better in Intimate Relationships If you feel like you’re having trouble opening up to your partner or other intimates in your life, or if you keep running into communication roadblocks and misunderstandings, this post is for you.1)  Know how you feel before you try to communicate it. What I mean is, know the underlying...
Best of Our Blogs: March 13, 2015 What if I told you that every relationship, conversation and issue going on in your life was a reflection of what’s going on inside? Think about that for a minute. This means your critical boss, unforgiving relative, and failed relationship, all have something to teach you. It’s a reminder that the...
What ADHD Is, And What It Isn’t There are conflicting descriptions of ADHD, and there is a great deal of misinformation still being shared about it as well. There are many things that ADHD is that are surprising to some, and many more things that it isn’t. These misconceptions make life more difficult for those with ADHD....
Interview with Kendra Holliday from Sex Positive It's normal for a couple who has been together for a few years to fall into a stale and boring pattern. Our brains crave novelty. Stability and security is nice and comforting, but it’s not exciting. Instead of taking each other for granted and then going on Facebook looking up someone you dated high school, try being open and honest with each other. Hit the reset button.
Take a breath. So, I’ve been doing all of this talking about anxiety, but I haven’t provided a whole lot of solutions. There is one in particular that has an immediate impact and can do the trick for me. It’s not a long-term solution until you get used to it and practice. Use...
Gain Self-Knowledge by Practicing Mindfulness By being mindful—observing yourself in an unbiased and non-elaborative way—you can counteract informational barriers and motivational barriers to self-knowledge.
Energy Cycles and Mental Health Honoring Your Own Energy Rhythms Our lives are a actually an integral system that consists of these four areas: spiritual, emotional, psychological/mental, and physical expression of energy. In this series of 3, our last two blogs discussed how our eating patterns and our nutrition, and our sleeping patterns can affect...
Fox TV Series “Empire” takes on Bipolar Disorder: Race Fox’s new hit Empire has taken on bipolar disorder as a storyline that discusses race and mental illness. Here is a scene taken from Empire: “Hey, hey everybody just hold on for a minute. What is this bipolar disorder? Cause you know that whack stuff with psychiatrist and music therapy and...
Raising minimum age to buy cigarettes to at least 21 would reduce smoking and save lives Increasing the minimum age of legal access (MLA) to tobacco products will prevent or delay initiation of tobacco use by adolescents and young adults, particularly those ages 15 to 17, and improve the health of Americans across the lifespan, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The committee that conducted the study estimated [...]The post Raising minimum age to buy cigarettes to at least 21 would reduce smoking and save lives appeared first on PsyPost.
Parents: Three Lessons You Must Teach Your Kids It’s never too early to teach children the right way to behave in the world. The sooner you get started, the better. But it’s also never too late to help your kids “un-learn” negative lessons and make significant improvements.
Interview with Anna Miller from 4 Real Swingers If you consider swinging, both partners need to be completely comfortable with it. There is no “un-ringing the bell” with this type of decision, so if you are a couple reading this, the first and most important step before making the leap is to talk to your partner and find out what he or she might be interested in.
Political conservatives report greater happiness — but liberals display greater happiness What does it mean to be happy? Is it how happy you say you are, or is it how happy you act? Previous research has found that political conservatives report being happier than political liberals. But UC Irvine psychologists have discovered that those on the left exhibit happier speech patterns and facial expressions. “The so-called [...]The post Political conservatives report greater happiness — but liberals display greater happiness appeared first on PsyPost.
Boosting a natural protection against Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a gene variant that may be used to predict people most likely to respond to an investigational therapy under development for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study, published March 12 in Cell Stem Cell, is based on experiments with cultured neurons derived from adult [...]The post Boosting a natural protection against Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Was "The Chocolate Cream Poisoner" Really Insane? Christiana Edmunds was arrested for murder in 1871, after poisoning boxes of chocolate creams in stores. People are still arguing about whether or not she was insane — and what insanity actually means....
Autism Documentary: Make Me Normal Make Me Normal is an extraordinary documentary which gives the viewer a deep look into the world of four adolescents on the Autism spectrum....
A Lesson in Trained Self-Loathing One night many years ago, when I was 29, I sat beside my father in a car. He was criticizing a young friend of ours for having planned a very costly wedding. In the process of planning my own wedding at that time, I eagerly told Dad how I’d organized a...
A Creative Way to Combat Stress Stress can creep in to every part of our lives, and even when we are at home it can be difficult to relax. The good news is there is a rather unconventional and creative way to get out all your tension: colouring in. That’s right, a simple children’s activity can affect your mood and help […]
Injured spinal cord: Regeneration possible with epothilon? Damage to the spinal cord rarely heals because the injured nerve cells fail to regenerate. The regrowth of their long nerve fibers is hindered by scar tissue and molecular processes inside the nerves. Scientists in now report that help might be on the way from an unexpected quarter.
Teen marijuana users have poorer long-term memory in adulthood Teens who were heavy marijuana users – smoking it daily for about three years — had an abnormally shaped hippocampus and performed poorly on long-term memory tasks, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The hippocampus is important to long-term memory (also known as episodic memory), which is the ability to remember autobiographical or life events. [...]The post Teen marijuana users have poorer long-term memory in adulthood appeared first on PsyPost.
Mind reading thanks to metaphors Observe whether two people use metaphors in conversation with each other if you want to guess how close they are as friends. Or sharpen your ability to tune into other people’s emotional or mental states by observing the metaphors they use. Why is this? Because metaphors can in fact help one to ‘mind read,’ report [...]The post Mind reading thanks to metaphors appeared first on PsyPost.