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How to get your stress levels in check Stress is the physical and emotional response we all experience when faced with demanding situations. Our stress can arise from within when we fear we’re unable to meet our own high expectations. Or it can come from an inability to meet the requirements of employers, financial institutions (think of your credit card repayments), partners, family [...]The post How to get your stress levels in check appeared first on PsyPost.
It’s Time We “Legalize” Emotional Eating Mindful Emotional Eating (MEE) has been nearly a taboo both in self- help and clinical literature on emotional eating. I first wrote about mindful emotional eating in Eating the Moment in 2008 and have had a chance to pilot this material clinically in my practice and through a series of workshops for...
Day One: Attention is everything. (Twelve Days of Wisdom) Your life is the sum total of what you chose to pay attention to. So choose wisely! Although we move through our days believing we are awake and aware, there are severe limitations on the amount of data our brains can process. This means that we miss out on all...
Happy New Year 2015 To all of our Psych Central readers, I wish you a very Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is a good year for you and your friends & family. May the year be full of the things that bring you more happiness in your life and if you’re one to...
The Weird Reason It’s Hard to Empathise And Be Logical At The Same Time The strange influence of empathising on the capacity for logical thought. 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:Debunked: ‘Right-Brain’ and ‘Left-Brain’ Personalities A Blood Test for Depression The Type of Daydreaming That Makes The Mind More Efficient How the Brain Stores Memories One More Reason Why Teenage Behaviour Can Be So Extreme
7 Keys to Increasing Your Self-Esteem Today! Self-esteem can be defined as healthy respect for yourself, as well as healthy self-worth. In our competitive society, the propensity to be affected by low self-esteem is chronic and pervasive. The good news is that having low-self-esteem is largely a learned phenomenon. Here are seven keys to enhancing self-esteem...
Are You Seeking True Or Fake Happiness? Happiness – a universal concept sought by everybody. And there are a lot of things that promise to make us happy – the right purchases, the right life attitudes. All we have to do is buy or embrace some new trend. And while many of us do – buy that...
30 Prompts to Reflect on In the New Year In 2014 I shared 60 prompts we can respond to in order to get to know ourselves. (See here and here.) Here’s another list of 30 prompts to help you delve deeper, take kinder care of yourself and connect to the core that is you. Prompts include everything from reflecting on...
Friends Are Vital For Your Health, Part 2 Based on the evidence presented in my last article, entitled Friends Are Vital For Your Health, Part 1, I have a number of recommendations that can result in greatly increased social connections. There are many things you can do to improve health. You probably already know about the importance of...
How Will You Be A Better Person In 2015? New Year’s represents a new beginning What I like about New Year’s is that I can start fresh. I do this by asking the question, “How will I be a better person next year?” So, I ask you, “How will you be a better person next year?” What do you...
Going to Make a New Year’s Resolution? Consider These Forty-four percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and I know I always do. Now that I’m obsessed with habits, I’m more inclined to make resolutions than ever, in fact. If my happiness and habits research has convinced me of anything, it has convinced me that resolutions — made right — can make a...
Be Daring, Be Original, Be You! Welcome to the New Year, and welcome to a new you. What do you hope 2015 will bring? Perhaps you long for a change in your relationships and the space to talk about things that have been hurting you. Or maybe you have resolved to look after yourself, and have plans to lose weight and […]
My 20 Psych Resolutions for 2015 Most people make New Year’s resolutions. I tend not to, but this year my resolution is to make resolutions. Here are my 20 Psych Resolutions for 2015: Don’t tamper with my meds If I self-medicate, don’t over medicate Don’t lie to my shrink Don’t date Axis II people Don’t wake up to...
How Babies Tell Us They're Musical Before They Can Speak How do infants express musicality before they can form their first full sentences?
Mind over matter: Can you think your way to strength? Regular mental imagery exercises help preserve arm strength during 4 weeks of immobilization, researchers have found. Strength is controlled by a number of factors -- the most studied by far is skeletal muscle. However, the nervous system is also an important, though not fully understood, determinant of strength and weakness. In this study, researchers set out to test how the brain's cortex plays into strength development.
Can exercise help people with Parkinson’s disease? Exercise may help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their balance, ability to move around and quality of life, even if it does not reduce their risk of falling, according to a new study published in the December 31, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, [...]The post Can exercise help people with Parkinson’s disease? appeared first on PsyPost.
Patient stem cells used to make dementia-in-a-dish; help identify new treatment strategy Belgian researchers have identified a new strategy for treating an inherited form of dementia after attempting to turn stem cells derived from patients into the neurons most affected by the disease. In patient-derived stem cells carrying a mutation predisposing them to frontotemporal dementia, which accounts for about half of dementia cases before the age of [...]The post Patient stem cells used to make dementia-in-a-dish; help identify new treatment strategy appeared first on PsyPost.
Make 2015 Last Longer Than 2014 2014 flew by. Today you have to fight traffic to work, make a million phone calls, work relentlessly on a computer, barley find time for lunch, be scrutinized by a manager and fellow worker, fight traffic home, be too tired to cook dinner, and then do something unhealthy like overeat,...
Why New Year's resolutions fail People tend to set unreasonable goals then experience negative emotions and lack of motivation for not reaching them.
Twelve Days of Wisdom If I ever write my memoirs, I’ll devote one chapter to each of the books that changed my life, by authors including Dan Ariely, Judith Rich Harris, Steven Pinker, Martin Seligman, Shirley Glass, John and Julie Gottman and Haim Ginott. I’ve always been a reader and a learner, and it’s...