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End Procrastination for Good! How to Revise Your Life Script If you weren’t conflicted about doing something, you’d do it, right? The problem is that much of the time, as regards tackling a task or pursuing a project, you’re of two separate minds. One part of you knows it should be done and is ready to do it. The other part, and for any number of reasons—eight of which I’ll enumerate below—doggedly resists your best efforts.
When Someone You Love is Unhappy Love is what connects us to others. It provides us with fond memories of those around us. The truth about love, though, is that it often links our own happiness with the happiness of others. We feel compelled to make those we love who are unhappy, happy. It is because...
Advice to Kanye West: Lean In You haven’t asked my advice, Kanye, but I’ll give it anyway. I like to help people. You got yourself into another media maelstrom yesterday by allegedly suggesting that dealing with the paparazzi is like rape. Needless to say, you offended just about everyone in the process. Your comment was inexcusable;...
L-dopa medication could be helpful in treatment of phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder A drug used to treat Parkinson's disease could also help people with phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), scientists report. They are currently exploring the effects of psychotherapy to extinguish fears in combination with L-dopa. This drug does not only help movement disorders, but might also be used to override negative memories.
Study cracks how brain processes emotions Although feelings are personal and subjective, the human brain turns them into a standard code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations and even people, reports a new study. “Despite how personal our feelings feel, the evidence suggests our brains use a standard code to speak the same emotional language,” one researcher concludes.
The Real Reason Why Meetings Are Boring And Unproductive Ever come out of a meeting knowing that no person there has the slightest bit more information than they went in with? Of course you have. There's a documented reason why this is very likely to happen....
How To Navigate The Self-Help Jungle The self-help jungle is filled with dangers. Sure, the rare orchid may be found, but caution is necessary. ...
Need a Mood Boost? Try this Simple Exercise When my son was hospitalized a couple months ago for a respiratory problem, he was seen by many nurses and doctors. As my wife and I witnessed the medical personnel parade in and out of the room, the typical comments and advice was passed along. But then, after a couple days,...
Coping with Narcissistic Coworkers: Some Unique Strategies These self-centered, fabulously egotistical coworkers are a handful. Grandiose, expansive and with an unbridled sense of entitlement, they are out to exploit you for their selfish agendas. Here are some rather unique yet simple ways not to get caught in their web!
What Does Your Therapist Think About You? Psychotherapy can sometimes be a little frustrating. You sit in an office, share your life with your therapist, but get only a small window into what your therapist thinks about you. They share their insights in little dribbles that come out from time to time. When what we really want...
How Stable Is Your On Again-Off Again Relationship? Relationship cycling is known to be dangerous in dating relationships, but what happens if those relationships transition into cohabitation or marriage? Does everything settle into a happy, satisfying relationship?
Meditation: The Minimum Amount That Works Study finds least mindful people benefit most from a surprisingly small amount of meditation.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:Meditation Changes How Genes Are Expressed Meditation Can Reduce Loneliness in the Elderly How The Brain Works During The Two Main Types of Meditation How Long-Term Stress Affects Short-Term Memory Meditation is an Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Pain
Flori-duh: Don’t bet on managed physical and mental health This month Florida became the first state to offer a Medicaid health plan designed for people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorders. This is remarkable because Florida is not known for its progressive and humane treatment of people with serious mental illnesses. In fact,...
Will genomics soon explain the human brain gain? Three geneticists at the forefront of human evolutionary genomics assess the changing state of the field and how we are moving closer to understanding the evolution of the human brain.
Cinnamon may be used to halt progression of Parkinson's disease, study suggests Using cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the biomechanical, cellular and anatomical changes that occur in the brains of mice with Parkinson’s disease (PD), neurological scientists have found. “This could potentially be one of the safest approaches to halt disease progression in Parkinson’s patients,” the study's lead researcher said.
Mindful Eating Moment # 804 Mindful eating moment # 804: “Standing on a city park bench, eating mulberries. A summer treat.” Share yours. Mindful Eating Tracker...
The Hero Round Table Heroism Conference with Phil Zimbardo The cross-disciplinary Hero Round Table conference will look at heroism in today's world. Program content includes presentations by experts from a variety of areas as well as hour-long breakout sessions and academic poster sessions. Dr. Phil Zimbardo, founder of the Heroic Imagination Project, discusses what it takes to rise above the situation to do the right thing.
10 Things I Do Every Day to Beat Depression From the moment my eyes open in the morning until the second that I pull my sleep mask over my face as I go to sleep, I am engaged in battle: I must protect myself with armor against ongoing negative intrusive thoughts that flood into my brain, while sending my...
Lesson Learned Have you had enough of being considered unusual and different? Have you had enough of being judged and found wanting? Or do you line up with those who are judging you? Do you agree with those assessments. Do you wish you could “cure” yourself? Do you wish someone could offer...
The Overworked Mental Health Professional Have you ever heard of the terms “burnout,”  “compassion fatigue,” or “secondary traumatic stress?” If not, you’ll soon find out what these terms mean in this article. Each week we discuss issues specific to parents, families, caregivers, and individuals who are living with or helping someone with a mental health...