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Silencing the Internal Critic Self-nurturing means, above all, making a commitment to self-compassion. – Jennifer Louden When does your internal critic show up? Is it when you spill your coffee? When you forget to buy the bread? When you speak too harshly to your children? Is it when you made the C when you were striving...
#138 Kids’ Feedback for MOM Dan Allison via Compfight Last week we started with Mom. Dad told her how great she looked and we had to stop and re-program her so that she didn’t turn the comment into something negative. (Been there! Done that! It’s hard for women to accept positive comments!) But remember! This...
The Real Deal about Deal Breakers And How to Avoid Them. One of the most frequently asked questions that we get from our readers and students is “What are the deal-breakers in relationships?”  “Deal-breakers” are those behaviors or conditions that one partner is unable or unwilling to tolerate in a relationship. Because “tolerance” is a relative...
Impromptu Therapy Sessions I had a rough night. I got overwhelmed. I catastrophized – thinking what if this, then that and then that and then what will I do???!!! It is not a healthy way of thinking,but not uncommon for those of us with OCD. So I did what I would tell you...
The Appeal of Fifty Shades of Grey The phenomenal success of Fifty Shades of Grey is telling something important about the female psyche.
Money out of Misery  Snowman: Ha-Ha, I’m rich! I got donations from every snow bank in town! Caption: Money out of misery…some are just cold hearted.    This one is for my sister(s) up in Boston and for all my family digging out of the snow this winter. Sorry about your mean neighbor(s) that won’t let...
Teens need sleep, yet are increasingly sleep deprived Sufficient sleep is critical for adolescent health, yet the number of hours slept per night has decreased among teenagers in the United States over the last 20 years. A study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that female students, racial/ethnic minorities, and students of lower socioeconomic status are particularly affected, [...]The post Teens need sleep, yet are increasingly sleep deprived appeared first on PsyPost.
Mindfulness meditation appears to help improve sleep quality Mindfulness meditation practices resulted in improved sleep quality for older adults with moderate sleep disturbance in a clinical trial comparing meditation to a more structured program focusing on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Sleep disturbances are a medical and public health [...]The post Mindfulness meditation appears to help improve sleep quality appeared first on PsyPost.
Support for sleeping in? Half of parents favor later school start times for teens Should teenagers be able to hit the snooze button one more time before school? Ask their parents and half say they would support later school start times, according to today’s University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. More schools across the country are exploring delayed school start times as research [...]The post Support for sleeping in? Half of parents favor later school start times for teens appeared first on PsyPost.
Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. In their study, published in the Feb. 16 online issue of Nature Medicine, the [...]The post Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed appeared first on PsyPost.
Marital ‘long-timers’ have a ‘modest rebound’ in sexual frequency after 50 years While people in the early years of marriage have sex more frequently, and their sexual activity tapers off over time, a slight rebound occurs for those whose marriages endure longer than half a century, according to new research. The study also found that people who remain in their first marriages have sex more frequently than [...]The post Marital ‘long-timers’ have a ‘modest rebound’ in sexual frequency after 50 years appeared first on PsyPost.
There is a New Paradigm for Psychiatry The hope for a molecular-biochemical-neurological explanation for psychiatry is false. It is believed we are on the verge of proving that psychiatry is a brain disease, no different from cancer or diabetes. But there is a paradigm that fully illuminates psychiatry - the ‘Play of consciousness, which is consonant with biology, neuroscience, and evolutution.
Introducing Bipolar Update Bipolar disorder is a condition that affects millions of people. Not only those who suffer from the mood changes typically associated with bipolar, but the disorder also impacts their family and friends. It is very much a real and serious mental illness, and one that can make daily living a...
Six Smart Steps to Express and Resolve Negative Feelings Putting feelings into words produces measurable therapeutic effects in your brain. Here are six steps to doing it well. Step 1: Label What You Feel If you don’t know what you are feeling, then you are lost for the get-go. It’s true that many of us feel things without consciously...
Scientists weigh in on what can mend a broken heart Research shows that reflecting on a recent break up can help speed up the healing process.
Kids who consume energy drinks show hyperactive symptoms As daily consumption of sweetened beverages increases, so does the risk for inattentive and hyperactive behavior among middle school students.
Searching For Your Identity After Trauma? Michele Rosenthal Helps Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity by Michele Rosenthal is a heartfelt and intelligent guide to finding yourself after trauma takes away your sense of security, control, and identity....
30 Ways to Prevent ADHD Here are 30 tips to keep ADHD at bay.
How Extroverts and Introverts Can Have Happy, Healthy Relationships Sure, you’re “outgoing,” but does that mean it’s OK to be overwhelming? Congratulations! You finally snagged a date with that HOT guy from the gym. Over dinner, you practically sit on your tongue to appear demure. After all, isn’t being an introvert ALL the rage these days? (Everywhere you turn,...
Relearning Self-Forgiveness A few weeks back I posted about my journey towards releasing false self-esteem. I really loved reading your comments on this post – thank you! As part of my work to release false self-esteem, I have discovered I also need to re-learn how to forgive myself. To start with, I...