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A Creative Way to Usher in the New Year Many people have stopped setting New Year’s resolutions. That’s because traditional resolutions can feel tedious, punitive, uninspiring and overwhelming. Instead, many individuals have started selecting one word to encapsulate the upcoming year. “The power in claiming a word for the year is that it allows you to claim who you...
Self-Care Sunday: Reflecting On 2014 And 2015 With 2015 almost here, it’s a great time to reflect on 2014. To think about what we’ve learned from the triumphs, trials, gains, losses, mistakes, and missteps. For instance, I always reflect on the lessons I’ve learned on my birthday. (Here are 35 lessons I shared this year.) Spend this...
Optogenetics captures neuronal transmission in live mammalian brain Neurons, the cells of the nervous system, communicate by transmitting chemical signals to each other through junctions called synapses. This “synaptic transmission” is critical for the brain and the spinal cord to quickly process the huge amount of incoming stimuli and generate outgoing signals. However, studying synaptic transmission in living animals is very difficult, and [...]The post Optogenetics captures neuronal transmission in live mammalian brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Understanding Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where people become concerned about their weight. They try to prevent weight gain and may starve themselves to achieve this. Anorexia nervosa is not about weight, but mostly an unhealthy way to cope with emotional problems. Thinness to them equates to self-worth. According to...
Do More of What You’re Meant to Do and “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Throughout my twenties I tended to make choices based on what I was supposed to do. I didn’t always conform to what was expected (I broke a few...
Your Goliath May Not Be A Giant: What To   In his 2013 TED talk, Malcolm Gladwell tells the unheard story of David and Goliath. I say “unheard” because what Gladwell uncovers is not just that this metaphorical story represents a pretty big misconception about David and Goliath, but that it represents a much larger misconception we all make...
Couples You Meet in Counseling: The Wife Who Wants Although I thought I was done after Mr. Perfect and His Crazy Wife, The Ice Queen and the Martyr, and Mr. and Mrs. Just not Feeling it, I have realized that I have neglected the most common couple that I see in counseling: The Wife Who Wants More and Her...
Gabi Grecko on Depression 12-27-2014 After her infamous walk in Melbourne a week ago wearing nothing but a green wig, veil and a pair of heels, Gabi Grecko has confessed about her struggle with depression. Earlier today, Gabi posted words of encouragement to her Instagram fans, urging them not to give up hope even if they felt sad and […]
A Secret to Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions Twofer - How to keep your New Year's resolutions and make your relationships stronger.
How Couples Can Set Intentions for the New Year Setting intentions as a couple is a boon to your relationship. “Having shared projects, shared goals and shared meaning increases closeness ,” said Kathy Nickerson, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist who specializes in relationships in Orange County, Calif. It’s also “an opportunity to examine what’s gone right and what’s gone...
How To Help Children Control Their Emotions, Reduce Anxiety and Boost Attention This activity has a vital role to play in children's psychological health. 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:Musical Training Increases Executive Brain Function in Children and Adults Irregular Bedtimes Reduce Children’s Cognitive Performance Making Music Dramatically Improves Young Children’s Behaviour How To Use Music To Boost Athletic Performance How to Quickly Reduce Anxiety Created By Threatening Situations
How Many Married or Partnered People Wish They Were We Americans – and others, too – often read a lot into marital status. Tell us that those people over there are married and we will assume that they like it that way – they are married because they want to be. Tell us that those other people are single...
Keys to creativity: Self-awareness. Solitude is one of the keys to creativity and yet, in order to be effective, solitude must be accompanied by self-awareness. Solitude without awareness can be nothing more than daydreaming without a purpose and leading you in the direction opposite to creativity. Encouraging your creativity to emerge requires delving into...
Why Sexual Narcissists Make Unfaithful Partners Narcissists, with their excessive self-focus and desire to satisfy their own needs, might seem to be the least likely to remain faithful to their partners. New research on infidelity and sexual narcissism shows that when it comes to infidelity, it’s the sexual narcissists in particular who tend to stray.
Pregnancy and Bipolar I know I’ve written on this subject before, but I think it’s worth tackling again. Many people come through our blogs and some miss what we have to say.  I was diagnosed while I was pregnant with our seventh child. However, I had been struggling with Bipolar Disorder my entire...
Psychology Around the Net: December 27, 2014 Ah, the weekend after Christmas. Whether or not you celebrate, this Saturday has to be a relaxing time. What better way to decompress than to check out this week’s psychology news circulating the ‘net? From effective communication to handling rejection, we have a great reading list for you today! 10...
Making Decisions: differences in decision making style Some people seem to make better decisions than others. Some are better making business decisions but less good with personal issues. Some seem very quick, almost impulsive even with important decisions; while others are slow, deliberate and careful. What are the major dimensions that determine individual differences in decision making?
I Don't Like You and I Don't Know Why Introverts view extroverts as arrogant, overconfident, brash, and pushy, while extroverts see introverts as quiet, nerdy, insecure, and socially inept.
Fairy Tales and Bigger Truths “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein Stories, perhaps especially the more elaborate and potent examples of fantasy and fairytale, can do more than entertain: they can reveal how...
All the Rage: A Film About Dr Sarno, Emotions, and Health What do Howard Stern, Larry David, John Stossel, Senator Tom Harkin, and pro-golfer Ben Crane have in common? They all suffered from debilitating pain until they met Dr. John Sarno. All the Rage is a feature film about Sarno and others who are pioneering mind body approaches to treating chronic illness.