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Full Mind, Empty Mind Sitting by a small cave the other day and humming, I noticed that I doubled my humming effort with the help of the echo. And realized: “we have to empty ourselves so as to resonate (with What Is).” – We can be full of ourselves or we can be full...
Head injury patients show signs of faster aging in the brain People who have suffered serious head injuries show changes in brain structure resembling those seen in older people, according to a new study. The brain injury patients in this study were estimated to be around five years older on average than their real age.
Are You On The Fence? 10 Questions to Help Set Yourself Free Are you someone who second-guesses every big decision to death? Do you find yourself unable to move one way or another? Here are some questions that can possibly help...
10 Best and Worse Pick-Up Lines Pick-up Lines should be simple, friendly statements designed to find out if another person is interested in getting acquainted. Lines that try to impress, entertain, get a laugh or in some other way entice someone are risky. If you’re a seasoned comedian and know how to pull off a funny...
Are You Using A Trifecta Approach In Your Life In a previous piece discussing the Top Reasons Why We Fail, lack of preparation was one of them. Perhaps it’s a top reason because, for the most part, we are not taught to prepare on a tri dimensional scale. We learn that if we pursue sports then we are required...
Why Success Sometimes Starts with Failure Every year, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation holds a Fail Fest, where they celebrate a valuable lesson they learned while investing money into a loser organization that has absolutely bombed. According to this brilliant team, failure is chock-full of wisdom — one of the most effective way to absorb...
ADHD, The Great White North, And Frozen Plumbing A short list of things you could already know about me might include the fact that I have ADHD, and the fact that I live in Canada, or as some of us like to call it, “The Great White North.” I may also have mentioned some other things that, if...
The creative side of bipolar disorder I really don’t want to get into the “struggling creative genius” aspect of bipolar disorder. Poe, Dickinson, Plath, Woolf, Gauguin, Van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Pollack. The list of influential artists goes on for days, and that doesn’t even cover the past 50 years, but I don’t want to talk about them...
Career Longevity In Hollywood  When you write anything, novels, nonfiction, screenplays or half hour comedies, you get put in a box.   Your agent needs to put you there so he’ll know who your buyers will be. In my career, my partner and I started off writing for Mork & Mindy and the The Jeffersons. At...
What Traits Should Be on Your “Ideal Partner” List? When you think about your ideal romantic partner, it’s not hard to generate that list of traits that describes your dream man or woman. And the closer your current partner is to those ideals, the happier you’ll be. But not all ideals are created equal. Partners who meet your ideals on certain types of traits are more likely to make you happy.
Should You Make Choices for Your Kids? Parents need to be concerned about the choices their kids make. The quality of your presence and support as your child explores and sorts through the options establishes the basis for his and her confident and solid decision-making when he and she are on their own.
Examining 6 Complex Trauma Symptoms: Pain, Confusion, & Rooted If I were to give you a certain estimate of the number of kids and teens I currently see for trauma, I would say about 7 out of 10 cases every 30-90 days of the year. It’s scary to look at the large numbers of people within our society who have struggled...
Eight Ways to Protect Your Marriage from Divorce Married and want to stay that way? You can do a lot to impact your odds of lasting love. While the odds of divorce remain high, there's nothing that says you have to become a statistic. Check in here for strategies you can use n what you can do to make that difference.
5 Mindful Ways to Invite Good Karma Into Your Life! Do you subscribe to the belief that positive energy is a very real thing? Are you looking for ways to invite good karma into your life?  If so, you are not alone. Millions of people around the world practice various forms of psycho-spiritualism and hold the universal thought that happiness...
What to Consider When Adding to Your Four-Legged Family Choosing a new canine companion can be daunting. Should you adopt a shelter pet or buy from a breeder? Would a puppy or adult dog be a better fit for your life style and family? In this blog Dr. Stepita discusses what to consider before bringing your next furry family member home.
Call for more research on brain damage in American football More research is needed to identify how athletes sustain brain injury from American football, and also to develop strategies to protect them, write experts. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive neurodegenerative syndrome that can affect athletes. It is thought to result from concussion and brain injury following repeated blows to the head.
Having a purpose in life may improve health of aging brain Having a strong sense that your life has meaning and direction may make you less likely to develop areas of brain damage caused by blockages in blood flow as you age. This research is reported in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. When a blockage interrupts blood flow in a vessel within the brain, a [...]The post Having a purpose in life may improve health of aging brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Hormone level predicts how the brain processes social information The hormone oxytocin is made at different levels in different people and it plays a role in regulating social behavior. A new University of Virginia study involving brain imaging finds that people with naturally higher levels of oxytocin in their blood show greater brain activity when processing social information. “The purpose of the study was [...]The post Hormone level predicts how the brain processes social information appeared first on PsyPost.
Leaders and their followers tick in sync Great leaders are often good communicators. In the process of communication, the relationship between leaders and their followers develops spontaneously according to new research from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig and the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning and IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research in Beijing. [...]The post Leaders and their followers tick in sync appeared first on PsyPost.
After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures When we look at a known word, our brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed. That’s the finding from a Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, which shows the brain learns words quickly by tuning neurons to respond to a complete [...]The post After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures appeared first on PsyPost.