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Blaming and Finding Fault to Achieve Security and Control... Some children learned that their parents expected them to be “perfect.” The parents’ may have held overcritical attitudes that led their children to believe, that their faults and imperfections, were … ...
In the Aftermath of Infidelity, It’s Wise to Seek... When infidelity crashes your marriage or committed relationship, and you want professional counseling to help you and your partner rebound from the betrayal, who should you see and what should … ...
Longer deadlines make people donate more money “If you give a donation within three days, an anonymous contributor will donate an additional DKK 10.” This was the message that researchers from the Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS – Aarhus University, sent out via email and text message on behalf of DanChurchAid to approximately 53,000 Danes who had previously donated [...]
Poor sleep in early childhood may lead to cognitive, behavioral problems in later years A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital pediatrician finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in mid-childhood. Reported online in the journal Academic Pediatrics, the study found significant differences in the responses of parents and teachers [...]
Information avoidance research shows: From health to politics, people select their own reality We live in an unprecedented “age of information.” Dieters have access to nutritional information, people at risk of genetic disease can undergo cutting-edge medical tests and citizens in modern democracies have access to a wide range of news sources covering the entire political spectrum. However, for all the information that is out there, people make [...]
Rapid blood pressure drops in middle age linked to dementia in old age Middle-aged people who experience temporary blood pressure drops that often cause dizziness upon standing up may be at an increased risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia 20 years later, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The findings, being presented March 10 at the American Heart Association’s EPI|LIFESTYLE 2017 Scientific Sessions [...]
Childhood bullying may lead to increased chronic disease risk in adulthood Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure–including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, according to a research review in the March/April issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. Recent advances in understanding of the negative health effects [...]
Your Moods, Sugar and Your Brain I love sugar. You probably love sugar too. Why? It tastes really good and often comes in eye popping colors and shapes. Every holiday comes equipped with beautiful, mouthwatering cookies … ...
Exploring Your Self-Worth Yesterday I wrote about when you first learned that you were unworthy. Today, let’s explore worth even further. Because it can explain a lot. Maybe it can even explain everything. … ...
3 Comedy Screenplay Genres That Still Sell 1. Groundhog Day — Genre:  Wish Fulfillment In these comedies some kind of curse, or psychic trick, or wish is granted which often places our flawed hero in a magically … ...
Why the Clinical Use of Psychedelics May Heal Sexual Trauma Recent research indicates that psychedelics can assist in healing sexual trauma by increasing the personality trait of openness to new experiences.
36 Things to Write About When You Have Just... You love writing. You love stories. You’re looking for a way to express yourself. You want to exercise your imagination. You want to break out of a writing rut. You simply … ...
Learn How to Embrace Your Anger to Set Yourself Free “Where there is anger there is always pain underneath.” — Eckhart Tolle In the sixth year of marriage, my husband shocked me by telling me that he had decided on an open marriage. This would give him permission to do what he was already doing, … ...
Today I Love The Sunday Morning Sun Today I love the Sunday morning sun as it lights up the world on a brilliant winter’s day. I love the sunlight flickering through the trunks and branches of leafless … ...
The Superfood That Reverses Brain Ageing One glass per day for 12 weeks improved brain function and cognitive abilities. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
How To Cope With The Ups And Downs Of Depression Introduction Being depressed can cause individuals to feel pretty down.  This article will explore ways for individuals to have a balanced lifestyle and prevent the development of depression in their … ...
Five Free Guided Meditations to Cultivate Compassion As research in mindfulness-based therapies continues to develop, it becomes evident that mindfulness on its own may not be enough. Many say that for mindfulness to really work its magic, the cultivation of a certain level of kindness and compassion is also required. When it … ...
Study: Most People Have a Mental Illness Few people make it to the age of 38 without experiencing some kind of mental illness, at least for a time. This is the conclusion of a study published in … ...
Hi. My name is Christine. I am an alcoholic.... This is part of an ongoing series explaining how I did the Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. This will anger some people in recovery, as it requires me to break my … ...
6 Words that Led to a Suicide Attempt: ‘She’s... Sobs.  I heard sobs. They were coming from upstairs, on our side of the duplex this time, broken hearted, wrenching sobs. At three years-old, the worn couch swallowed me up.  I remember wiggling and scrunching out of its cushions. “Where are you going?”  My father … ...