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The Basic Physical Stuff is Amazingly Important (Day Nine: Sleep is the best meditation. -Dalai Lama These are the simplest pieces of wisdom in this whole collection, and they are amazingly powerful. Oh, how I wish I could relive those days in my 20’s, 30’s, 40’s (days?…actually years) of chronic weariness, when I was heroically trying to “do it all”...
The Age of Insight (Wikipedia Entry 2050) Mindfulness just continues to grow and not only positively influence people’s lives, but is now influencing so many sectors of our society.  I can’t help but imagine how it’s going to impact the years that follow (Maybe I’m a bit on an idealist, but I’ll hold that label lightly). The following...
Kick Depression with a Dry January A Happy Liver Means a Happy Body A few days ago, New Scientist Health released a rather informative and motivational article on the health benefits of abstaining from alcohol for a month based on a recent study by a group at the Institute for Liver and Digestive Health at University College...
Guest Blog: 5 Strategies to Handle Confidentiality Problems When Thanks to Roy Huggins from Person Centered Tech for sharing his knowledge with our readers through this article. – Kelly and Miranda, ZynnyMe If a potential client has your email address, and they want to get in touch with you, they will probably send you an email. Many of us...
Why you can't tickle yourself It’s almost impossible to get a laugh by self-tickling, and the reason why tells us surprising things about the brain and consciousness.
Music therapy may bring troubled families together For families with emotional neglect issues, music therapy can improve parent-child communication and stress levels, according to a study from Denmark.
Successful People Have Conscientious Partners Most of us have heard some version of the saying “Behind every successful man is a great woman.” This quote highlights that people get accolades for their success in the workplace, but most people who achieve greatness in the workplace need people who support their personal lives.
9 Ideas for Creating Serene and Satisfying Days Our circumstances don’t necessarily have to change in order for us to experience serenity and satisfaction. Because sometimes we can’t change a situation. Most things are not within our control. This is a hard realization but tends to feel liberating when you can accept it. And it certainly takes practice...
A Mindful Minute: A Funny-Looking, But Powerful Breathing Exercise “Wait…what are you… are you doing what I think… ew, are you scratching…OH NO… Are you picking your nose? AAAAAAAH!” This might be the reaction you get along with fits of giggles from kids learning a powerful, abeit funny-looking, ancient yogic breathing exercise. It’s a great thing that kids find this...
Releasing False Low Self-Esteem I have been working on this lately. In fact, in the last couple weeks alone I have been hearing a (surprisingly sane) voice in my head giving me very clear instructions. Here are some examples: It is time to give up this “body hate” business. It is time to let...
Social Comparison’s Effects on Hall of Fame Voting When you walk into a party, is it best to walk in with attractive people, so you appear to be “with them,” or unattractive people, to make yourself stand out? As per the annual tradition, baseball announced the newest members of the esteemed Hall of Fame, and equally as traditional, the...
This Social Media Behaviour Points To Personality Issues Study connects this social media behaviour with narcissism and psychopathic personality traits. 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:The Type of People Most Likely To Be Manipulative, Self-Admiring Psychopaths How People Use Social Media to Manage Their Emotions Happiness is Contagious and Powerful on Social Media This Early Parental Behaviour Predicts A Child’s Academic and Social Skills 3 Decades Later 8 Social Psychology Experiments: Revealing Insights Into Our Behaviour
Best of Our Blogs: January 9, 2015 Part of accomplishing your goals involves confronting the possibility of failure. Most would rather sit on their hands and watch the world pass by instead of deal with it. They shade their eyes in the light of other’s success. They look for flaws in their attempts. They distract themselves with mindless eating,...
Trapped With ADHD I live half way between the equator and the north pole. Well, not quite, I’m a 40 minute drive from the 45th parallel. Close enough though. I can say that “half way” thing without feeling like I’m lying. I’m not standing on the line, but I’m a stones throw from...
From the lab to your digital device, quantum dots have made quantum leaps Quantum dots have not only found their way into tablets, computer screens, and TVs, they are also used in biological and medical imaging tools, and now researchers are exploring them for solar cell as well as brain imaging applications.
Excellent NPR Invisibilia finally hits the wires A sublime new radio show on mind, brain and behaviour has launched today. It’s called Invisibilia and is both profound and brilliant. It’s produced by ex-Radiolab alumni Lulu Miller and radio journalist Alix Spiegel – responsible for some of the best mind and brain material on the radio in the last decade. The first episode […]
The Paradoxical Power of Humility Humility is about emotional neutrality. It involves an experience of growth in which you no longer need to put yourself above others, but you don’t put yourself below them, either. Everyone is your peer – from the most “important” person to the least. You’re just as valuable as every other human being on the planet, no more and no less.
Weird Community Of Twisted Ones Imagine being in a community of people where social conformity demanded being genuine in the extreme, not fake. The norms in such a community would be quite different than what we are used to. In fact, we’d have to call this community “twisted” according to our standards. In a community...
More Reasons To Marry Your Best Friend A recent investigation into the causal relationship between marriage and life satisfaction found that people who regard their partner as their best friend derive more satisfaction from their marriages than others....
Facial motion activates a dedicated network within the brain, research shows A face is more than a static collection of features. A shift in gaze, a tightening of the lips, a tilt of the head, these movements convey important clues to someone’s state of mind. Scientists know that two particularly social and visual creatures, humans and rhesus macaque monkeys, have a network of small areas within [...]The post Facial motion activates a dedicated network within the brain, research shows appeared first on PsyPost.