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Showing My Scars Despite the negative comments that often appear here on my blog, I do get a lot of very personal and heartfelt emails from readers – so thank you for that. Often they thank me for sharing my story and giving them hope. I try. I am not sure if you...
A Call for Heroic Leadership As a leadership consultant, I often use a writing tool called the Hero’s Journey to explain the epic adventures that await leaders as they tackle tough challenges and opportunities to achieve greatness for their organizations. This is a brief overview of how the Hero’s Journey plays out in business and professional life.
Happy New Year?   I rise at 4 a.m. A new year brings many new expectations – by us, for us and from others for us. Living up to these expectations is a painful burden, one we should consider shirking.   As a college professor and single mother of three daughters in college,...
3 Steps to Empower Yourself Using Your Own Anger Do you struggle with with releasing anger and forgiving? “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” -Buddah Rare is the individual who doesn’t have feelings of anger or disappointment towards some...
6 Signs You Are In a Toxic Relationship Do you ever get the feeling that your great relationship may be not so great after all?  Do your girlfriends tell you your relationship has some red flags?  Are you starting to question if your relationship?   If you are wondering if your relationship is healthy, here are some signs that...
Researchers make new discoveries in key pathway for neurological diseases A new intermediate step and unexpected enzymatic activity in a metabolic pathway in the body, which could lead to new drug design for psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, has been discovered by researchers at Georgia State University. Their findings are published in the journal Nature Communications this week. The research team has been studying a metabolic [...]The post Researchers make new discoveries in key pathway for neurological diseases appeared first on PsyPost.
Large study on jealousy examines the impact of sexual vs. emotional infidelity In the largest study to date on infidelity, Chapman University has learned men and women are different when it comes to feeling jealous. In a poll of nearly 64,000 Americans this study provides the first large-scale examination of gender and sexual orientation differences in response to potential sexual versus emotional infidelity in U.S. adults. According [...]The post Large study on jealousy examines the impact of sexual vs. emotional infidelity appeared first on PsyPost.
Teens are influenced by caricatures of their peers’ sexual and drug-use behaviors It’s true: teens are misunderstood. But apparently, teens themselves have dramatic misperceptions about what their peers are doing when it comes to sex, drugs and studying, possibly prompting them to conform to social norms that don’t exist. That’s according to new research that shows adolescents overestimate the amount of drug- and alcohol-use and sexual behaviors [...]The post Teens are influenced by caricatures of their peers’ sexual and drug-use behaviors appeared first on PsyPost.
Muslims and Latinos much more prominent in TV crime news than in real-life crime If it seems as if most terrorists are Muslims and almost all immigrant lawbreakers are Latinos, it may be because you’re watching national TV news – not because those things are true. That’s one implication of a study of five years of network and cable crime news led by University of Illinois communication professor Travis [...]The post Muslims and Latinos much more prominent in TV crime news than in real-life crime appeared first on PsyPost.
Synthetic oil drug may bring promise for Huntington’s disease A synthetic triglyceride oil called triheptanoin may provide hope for people with Huntington’s disease, an early study suggests.
Study finds partisanship most fierce among highly educated Americans While an educated public is undoubtedly a crucial element to a democratic society, a new study by two University of Kansas professors has found that partisanship appears to be highest among the most educated Americans. “Though the facts may point in the opposite direction, highly educated partisans are fully capable of ignoring ‘uncomfortable’ facts and [...]The post Study finds partisanship most fierce among highly educated Americans appeared first on PsyPost.
Everyday Sociopathy: Is Your Friend Passive-Exploitive? Sociopaths are rare. Passive exploitives are everywhere, maybe in your own home, even in your own bed.
Morning haze: Why it’s time to stop hitting the snooze button It’s 6.30am and after a long holiday break, your alarm clock is insistently telling you it’s time to get out of bed. For many people – me included – the automatic reaction is to hit the snooze button, often more than once. But while it might feel like those extra minutes leave you more rested, morning snoozes [...]The post Morning haze: Why it’s time to stop hitting the snooze button appeared first on PsyPost.
In Tragedy, Putting Sports in Perspective When young people lose their lives in sports, it is a bracing slap in the face about why we are involved in sports and a reminder about what is really important (and it’s not the results!). Let’s honor them by keeping sports in perspective as a marvelous part of life, but not life itself.
7 Tips for Applying to a Psychology PhD Program the unwritten, behind the scenes wisdom for getting into graduate school. share these tips with anyone you know applying to a PhD program in (clinical) psychology.
Mind-body connection not a one-way street We usually think our mind is in control and telling our body what to do. But there is a lot of scientific evidence that shows the chatter between mind and body goes two ways, and the body is an integral part of how we think. In a new book, one expert provides the latest scientific evidence about the body’s influence on our psyche, drawing on work from her own laboratory and from colleagues around the world.
How to Make Your Willpower Stronger -- According to Science The holiday season is over, so it's time to get serious about your New Year's resolutions. But those fine intentions are only as good as your self-control. Here's what you need to know about the neuroscience of willpower — and what you can do to make your will even stronger....
A Dangerous Trend: The Move Away from Abstinence Based A Dangerous Trend: The Move Away from Abstinence Based Addiction Treatment The face of addiction treatment is changing, and not for the better. Betty Ford and Hazelden have long been beacons of hope in the addiction treatment community, two well-known and respected centers that used 12-step treatment and abstinence based...
You Can Become a Better Person (Day Seven: Twelve Days of It’s not about how to achieve your dreams. It’s about how to lead your life. If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you. -Randy Pausch I make my living working with kids, and it’s my impression that...
Learning from Abusive Relationships Relationships are hard for everyone, but especially for survivors of child abuse. Before I started my recovery work, I spent years in relationships that were obviously abusive and damaging to my emotional wellness, but I was too blinded by my own trauma to see it. My family had always taught...