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5 Practices to Create Purpose From Trauma If you want to support friends, family, acquaintances and strangers suffering from trauma, Rule #1 — Skip the “everything has a purpose” line. Please don’t place “purpose” on other people’s trauma. Purpose may eventually exist around our devastation, but only because we found it. We worked for it, answered the...
How To Help People Grieve After a prolonged, debilitating illness, two weeks ago my father--at long last--died. As a physician, I've observed many people experience loss, but this is the first time I've lost someone close to me. This has, not surprisingly, put me on the receiving end of many condolences. Yet unable to rid myself of my analytical mind even in the midst of grief, I've found myself
Nobody Can Steal Spent Money Can we stop acting as if not dying is an option? Listen carefully, and you'll hear people say things like, "If I die, I want it to be painless." If? There is no "if" about it.
18 Tell-Tale Signs You’ve Crossed the Emotional Affair Line Has your flirtation gotten out of hand? In this day and age, most of us have friends of the opposite sex, whether they are co-workers, casual acquaintances or close confidantes. The question is: how close is too close when you’re in a romantic relationship with someone else? Here are some...
9 Thoughts That Destroy Loving Relationships! Don't let any of these toxic thoughts overtake you and hurt or destroy your loving relationship.
Living Life on Autopilot? 3 Steps to Find Your   Do you feel bored in your life?  Do you enjoy happy occasions less than you should?  Do you sometimes feel emotionally numb?  Do other people seem to experience more intense joy, love or closeness than you do?  Do you sometimes question the purpose and value of your life?  Do...
Sia’s Hidden Face: Addiction and Social Anxiety Australian singer, Sia Furler, has been around for a long time but some may struggle to recognize her. She often refuses to be photographed for interviews and uses stand-ins like 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler to represent her in music videos. She has, of course, written songs for herself (including the smash...
Mental health deaths in detention 'avoidable' The deaths of hundreds of people with mental health conditions who were held in detention could have been avoided, an inquiry in England and Wales found.
Deconstructing mental illness through ultradian rhythms Might living a structured life with regularly established meal times and early bedtimes lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness? That’s what’s suggested in a study led by Kai-Florian Storch, PhD, of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, which has been published in the online [...]The post Deconstructing mental illness through ultradian rhythms appeared first on PsyPost.
Newborn neurons in the adult brain may help us adapt to the environment The discovery that the human brain continues to produce new neurons in adulthood challenged a major dogma in the field of neuroscience, but the role of these neurons in behavior and cognition is still not clear. In a review article published by Cell Press February 21st in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Maya Opendak and Elizabeth [...]The post Newborn neurons in the adult brain may help us adapt to the environment appeared first on PsyPost.
How to Multiply Your Time Lately whenever you ask someone how they’re doing, they likely mention how busy they are. That’s what I say. I’m guessing that’s what you say, too. “I’m busy” just rolls off our tongues. And you probably are busy. All of us have long to-do lists, which only seem to swell...
Self-Care Sunday: Meaningful Mornings Mornings can be tough. Maybe you like to sleep in as long as you can, and end up getting ready for the day by running around your house like a crazed animal. Maybe you have a basic routine you’ve been cycling through for years. Maybe you work from home and...
Spike activity 20-02-2015 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Interesting social mapping using subway journey data from Beijing reproted in New Scientist. BPS Research Digest has compiled a comprehensive list of mind, brain and behaviour podcasts. That study finding a surge of p values just below 0.05 in psychology, probably not a sign […]
Who Was George Washington? An analysis of George Washington's character and relational strivings on what would have been his 283rd birthday.
10 Most Addictive Foods: All But One Are Highly Processed Are the 10 most addictive foods like drugs of abuse? Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Diet Tip: The Unexpected Effect of Comfort Food on Bad Moods A Highly Valued Personality Trait That Sadly Increases The Risk of Suicide These Everyday Foods Have a Powerful Connection With Mental Wellbeing Similarities in Dopamine System Between Highly Creative People and Schizophrenics Easy Mental Trick Which You’ll Be Surprised To Learn Reduces Appetite
8 Negative Attitudes of Chronically Unhappy People All of us experience negative thoughts from time to time. How we manage our negative attitudes can make the difference between confidence versus fear, hope versus despair, mastery versus victimhood, and victory versus defeat. Here are eight negative attitudes of chronically unhappy people...
Do You Care More About The “Appearance of Success” Social media has both improved and damaged the way we look at commitments, more specifically keeping commitments. On one hand we are encouraged to be more accountable. On the other, some simply avoid being seen – and wear a “social mask”. So the question is: how are you affected? Are...
Practice these Steps to Make More Heart-Centered Choices Often in my work I encourage people to create a target of all the things they want in their lives and we post them on one side of the room. These usually include words like: love, happiness, peace, health, adventure, abundance, spirituality, joy, family, travel, etc. I then invite them...
The Mind of the Authoritarian It was around 70 years ago that the famous book entitled THE AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY was published. What was the central theory and how is it considered today
How to Spot a Pathological Liar We lie once in a while right? We may tell a white lie in order to make the other person feel a little better.  A white lie is harmless and can be considered to be used for a greater good and is often used to prevent from hurting someone. But...