|The Power of Lists
||We all have things we need to do on a day-to-day basis. These can range from huge work tasks to simple little things like showering, eating three meals and brushing your teeth. I may be speculating here but even the small responsibilities are tough for people with a mental illness....
|Research Confirms That Men Are, In Fact, Idiots
||An investigation of winners of the Darwin Award, which highlights extreme, foolish risk-taking behavior, compared the frequency of "winners" who are male vs. female. The study found a statistically significant greater number of men than women among the winners. Researchers say the findings confirm "Male Idiot Theory."
|This is What Childhood Trauma Does To Human Longevity
The effects of a stressful early childhood on critical biological processes.
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"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|The Heart of Effective Leadership
||Research sheds light on three surprising qualities of a successful leader.
|Nice Guys Finish Last
||Sign: (Welcome to Dinner) Caption: Nice: It’s a delicacy I start a three-day Leadership Academy training. I thought it would be a good time to post some Mental Health Humor cartoons that have been sitting for a bit. To warm you up, this cold January day, may be this cartoon titled “Nice Guys Finish Last” will...
|Slow Emotional Eating
||Slow eating is when you try to eat slowly. Slow eating is a form of mindful eating. It is relaxing, it is self-soothing, it is self-indulgent. You take your time. You put the utensils down in between the bites. You look around and sip wine as you go. You enjoy...
|Amazing Website Predicts All Your Political Opinions!*
||I've posted an interactive tool that shows how various features (race, religion, gender, education, etc.) relate to a range of political opinions (abortion, same-sex marriage, immigration, healthcare, etc.). Don't let a focus on your own views get in the way of learning about fascinating patterns in the data.
|5 Tips for Finding Love with a Mental Illness
||Dating can bring joy and passion or make you feel lonely and misunderstood. When you add a mental illness into the mix, things can get even more complicated — if you let them. But you’re hardly alone in your confusion. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in any...
|Refresher Course On ADHD
||I’ve been doing some writing about ADHD the last five days or so. No, not this blog. Well, not just this blog. I’ve been engaged to write a few articles on the subject. And I’m learning some things, relearning some things, and remembering some things. I’ve been reminded of how...
|The Power of Online Presence: Blogger Dawn Friedman uses
||Discover how some very successful mental health professionals use blogging, social media, and other technologies as powerful tools for their therapy practices. Dawn Friedman, MSEd LPC, is a clinical counselor specializing in issues surrounding family building, including infertility, adoption, pregnancy, and parenting. An early adopter of technology, Dawn started a blog that became the...
|How To Reduce Stress When Pitching To Studio Execs
||Pitching a movie or TV show is one of the most anxiety-provoking experiences a writer will go through. The people you pitch to are from a different planet. They are either studio, network or production company executives. They wear suits. They’re more formal and more formidable than most affable writers...
|Ryan Gosling and 7 Other Famous People with ADHD!
||Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that is more common than you might think. According to some research studies, as many as 6.4 million children have some form of “Attention Deficit”. Getting an accurate count of adults living with ADHD, however, is a bit more difficult...
|Four Bottom-Side-Up Self-Esteem Tips
|| Throw out convention. It’s time for some counter-intuitive tips to increase your self-esteem. These self-esteem tips work. And they will work for you if you practice them with an open mind. One of the hallmarks of healthy self-esteem is self-respect. Self-respect involves accepting and honoring every part of you....
|Can Hugs Protect Against Illness During Stressful Times? Research
||It’s cold and flu season again — make sure you get plenty of sleep, take some extra vitamin C and … hug each other a little more. Yes, that’s right. A new study reveals that frequent hugging lowers your chances of becoming ill during times of stress. Prior research has...
|When discussing death, the words we choose can speak volumes
||In the 1970s and 1980s, Susan Sontag wrote about the metaphors that surround TB, AIDS and cancer, arguing that their use can add to the suffering of patients, stigmatising them and encouraging victim-blaming. More recently, much has been written, often by people with cancer or other diseases, protesting against warfare metaphors. On a BBC World [...]The post When discussing death, the words we choose can speak volumes appeared first on PsyPost.
|Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
||Microscopic spheres of calcium phosphate have been linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness, by UCL-led research. AMD affects 1 in 5 people over 75, causing their vision to slowly deteriorate, but the cause of the most common form of the disease remains a mystery.* The ability to [...]The post Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye appeared first on PsyPost.
|Inner Conflict: Know Thy Self
||We change every day, sometimes in big ways, sometimes in very small ways, but your essential sense of self remains constant. One day we are children, the next it seems we are adults. We are employees, lovers, siblings, parents and friends. Yet no matter what the roles is, you are...
|On the ups and downs of the seemingly idle brain
||Even when it seems not to be doing much, the brain maintains a baseline of activity in the form of up and down states of bustle and quiet. To accomplish this seemingly simple cycle, it maintains a complex balance between the activity of many excitatory and inhibitory cells, scientists report.
|Poorer parents are just as involved in their children’s activities as better-off parents
||Poorer parents are just as involved in education, leisure, and sports activities with their children as better-off parents, a new study has found. Dr Esther Dermott and Marco Pomati analysed survey data on 1,665 UK households and found that poorer parents were as likely to have helped with homework, attended parents’ evenings, and played sports [...]The post Poorer parents are just as involved in their children’s activities as better-off parents appeared first on PsyPost.
|Men and women process emotions differently
||Women rate emotional images as more emotionally stimulating than men do and are more likely to remember them. However, there are no gender-related differences in emotional appraisal as far as neutral images are concerned. These were the findings of a large-scale study that focused on determining the gender-dependent relationship between emotions, memory performance and brain activity.