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Want To Be Mentally Tough? Stop Doing These Five There are a lot of ways to get stronger. Adding more resistance, adversity, or stress is one way, learning how to adapt to the challenge is another, and adopting dialectical thinking (see blog post 9/23/14) is another. Yet for all of these ways to get stronger, without removing the obstacles...
Reflect & Reframe We all know people who are well-educated but somehow aren’t very smart. We also know people without much formal education who are quite wise. So, it’s obvious that it’s not just what we learn in school that makes us smart. It’s more about how we use our mind and live...
How to Take Advantage of the Luck in Your Life How to take advantage of the luck in your life.
‘Discardia’: How to Indulge Moderately I recently read Delia Ephron’s very amusing and thought-provoking book of essays, Sister Mother Husband Dog: (Etc.). In her essay “Bakeries,” she describes visiting her favorite bakeries and eating her favorite pastries — granola cookies, pizza bread, pain au chocolat, chocolate chip cookies with walnuts, pistachio donuts — all around New...
Reality isn’t Really Real Pause for a second, and turn your look away from this screen. What is the reality that you see around you? What are the objects, their colors, and their shapes? Are they in motion or are they still? This reality that you see is the world as it is right...
What to Do When Your Inner Critic Is Roaring A few days ago, in this post, I shared the many qualities that make up our inner critics, from Tara Mohr’s powerful book Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message. Because our inner critic is very different from our core self. As Tara writes, “You are not the...
Personal Experiences of Depression Some of the biggest myths about depression are that it’s a character flaw, a sign of weakness, a lack of trying, a lack of will, a choice. You just need to think differently. Remember, happiness is a choice. You just need to suck it up. Be strong! Why aren’t you...
Being Romantic: Are you Holding Back? What is the secret to having a great date? There’s no official definition for a “great date”, but its usually associated with romance, connection and this-is-the-one excitement. But with so many random people getting together, there is sure to be some mismatches. What is the science of a good date?...
What Alzheimer’s Patients Feel After Their Memories Have Vanished Is the emotional life of Alzheimer's patients alive and well? 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:Patients in Vegetative State Can Respond Emotionally to Loved Ones Consciousness in Vegetative Patients Thought Beyond Hope Revealed by Active Brain Networks Childhood Amnesia: The Age at Which Our Earliest Memories Fade How To Get a Narcissist to Feel Empathy Mind Pops: Memories That Come From Nowhere
Are Teens Really Prone to Take Risks? If you read the local news section of a newspaper, you are bound to come across the story of a tragic death or injury to a teen. They might be texting, drinking and driving, or skateboarding in a precarious spot. Reading these stories may reinforce a general belief that teens simply take too many risks.
Mentoring kids in poverty helps lower health risks Emotional support may protect against the negative effects of increasing poverty by offering a measure of empowerment to cope with problems.
What the dying really regret For many patients, it's the realization that he or she will lose their body that they finally appreciate how truly wonderful it is.
Consciousness in Vegetative Patients Thought Beyond Hope Revealed by Active Brain Networks New analysis of brain waves reveals consciousness in patients who appeared to be vegetative. 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:Patients in Vegetative State Can Respond Emotionally to Loved Ones Discovery of Quantum Vibrations Inside Brain Neurons Supports Controversial Theory of Consciousness Reading a Novel Boosts Brain Connectivity Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Demonstrated Over The Internet Debunked: ‘Right-Brain’ and ‘Left-Brain’ Personalities
Fear-Mongering & Ebola There is nothing better for cable news networks — and online news sites — to whip up a storm about an outbreak of a deadly disease. People click furiously to get the latest updates, and then log on to social media and forums to discuss all of the things the...
What Would Happen If Every School Had a Leader If you were a school teacher or principal or a college president, what do you think you could say to your students that might really matter? There are probably lots of good answers to that question. I found one that struck me as particularly impressive in a New Yorker profile...
He Said, She Said Last week’s cartoon  was about “a funny thing happened to me on the way to my diet…”  Which, of course, is more frustrating than funny when we are making best efforts. All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2014.  My main cartoon site is Donna Barstow Cartoons....
Best of Our Blogs: October 17, 2014 Right now I’m angry. It’s been an hour since I’ve tried to get my son to sleep. He also didn’t sleep the night before. I’m tired. I have a ton of things to do and I’m frustrated. But as I sit here, breathe and really connect with my emotions, the...
The Layers Of ADHD Life Are Not So Neat There are days when I go to work and, if the planets are aligned, I’ve eaten enough protein, and quaffed enough coffee, things fall into place smoothly. Even if there are troubles at work, if I’m not stressed or in an ADHD fog, I can meet them and roll with...
Marilyn Monroe Quotes on Love and Relationships Marilyn Monroe quotes and sayings on love and relationships.
Ebola Virus Hysteria What To Do Unequivocally To Survive! Ebola Virus: I have not FRIENDS no soon do I meet them and they’re gone. Death: I’m Still here… Caption:  Like the Ebola virus & Death, some Relationships are Toxic! Mental Health Humor Cartoons: All rights reserved ©Chato B. Stewart 2014. As the deadly Ebola outbreak devastates West Africa, it...