|Just Sitting There Doing Squat?
||Will Rogers, born in 1879, was a Cherokee Indian, a cowboy noted for his roping skills, a movie star, a columnist and, today, a legend. He was one smart guy but no boring intellectual. He spoke in simple words that everyone could understand: “Even if you’re on the right track,...
|Cynical? You're Increasing Your Risk of Dementia
||Cynical attitudes about life are associated with a three-fold increase in the risk of dementia. The research adds to our knowledge that we are biological-psychological-spirittual-social beings. All "parts" are interconnected.
|Stop Seeking Approval: Building Confidence from Within
||Jen was unhappy with herself. She was a top student in college, pretty enough to be a model, and talented in photography and dancing, but she felt that her life was empty and pointless. Jen felt that she needed a reason in order to justify her existence in the world....
|10 Incredible Quotations About The Power Of Your Thoughts
||Guard your thoughts very carefully, because thought can literally create a living thing. --Rebbe Nachman of Breslov...
|How to Tell “Acceptance” and “Settling” Apart
||Recently I was reading an article about contentment. Contentment – the middle way through life – is one of my favorite words. I aspire to live a contented life, craving nothing yet renouncing nothing, and feeling happy with what comes into my life unsolicited while remaining unconcerned about the rest....
|How to Lose Weight: Stop Exercising, Start Having Fun
||Psychology study finds way out of exercise-more-then-eat-more trap.Advertisement:→ Please participate in a PSYCHOMETRIC TEST on CIVIC BEAUTY at http://CitiesBeautiful.org
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|This Father’s Day, For the First Time, I Am
||This Father’s Day, for the first time in my life, I find myself nearly struck dumb with fear. I am the proud father of a one-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl whom I love more than the sun and the moon – more than I love my own being. I...
|Adolescence and Learning to Speak Up
||In so many parts of life, spoken communication skills are essential. Better for adolescents to learn speaking up before leaving home, than struggle with a history of shutting up after they leave and must function on their own.
|Singlism in Finland Is Causing a Stir
||Earlier this week, a top political leader in Finland declared that people who live alone are targets of unfair taxes, fees, and housing costs. The laws, she noted, are unjust. To all of the millions and millions of solo-dwellers living somewhere other than Finland, take a moment and allow yourself...
|Meditation on a Friend’s Suicide
||A friend killed herself this weekend. Stop for just a moment and measure how you feel on reading that. Feel into your shoulders and your chest, your gut. Feel the visceral reaction to the statement of fact that someone loved took her own life. Own it. It is our inability to...
|The ADHD Road Is Paved
||What? Huh? What’s that supposed to mean? Most roads are paved, but what is the ADHD road? The ADHD road is the road of life for a person with ADHD. We each have our own road to travel in life. All of us do, ADHDers and neuro-typicals alike. Much of...
|Are You An Invisible In A World of Visibles?
||You know the name Barack Obama. You likely do not know the name David Plouffe. That’s because Plouffe was the invisible supporting the visible: he was Obama’s campaign manager. In his latest book "Invisibles" author David Zweig tells the stories of many people who have found great satisfaction and power in behind the scenes work, including his own.
|Nostalgia: Why it is good for you
||The past is not just a foreign country, but also one we are all exiled from. Like all exiles, we sometimes long to return. That longing is called nostalgia. Whether it is triggered by a photograph, a first kiss or a treasured possession, nostalgia evokes a particular sense of time or place. We all know […]
|As Americans Age, Caregiving Challenges Increase
||Six questions for caregiving expert Steven Zarit, PhD
|Misfits and Innovators
||“It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Steve Jobs According to some writers and research, some of the “big names” of creativity and innovation share personal qualities with various sorts of “misfits.” In her Forbes magazine article, writer Erica Swallow refers to the book “The Innovator’s...
|4 Tips to Avoid Picking an Addict
||I was starting a romantic relationship a while back with a guy I liked a lot. I was talking to a friend about it and the friend said “how does he get along with your dog?” This was a striking question at the time because the guy, as nice as...
|Safety in numbers: Moderate drinking in a group reduces attraction to risk
||New research led by the University of Kent shows that individuals who have consumed moderate amounts of alcohol in social situations are likely to view risky situations with greater caution when considering them as part of a group. The research, by psychologists from the University of Kent and the University of East Anglia, produced the [...]
|Can narcissists be moved to show empathy?
||Researchers at the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton have investigated whether narcissists can elicit empathy for another person’s suffering. It has been well documented that narcissists lack empathy, but why is that the case, and do they have the capacity to change that behavior? The research is published in Personality and Social Psychology [...]
|Self-Love: 5 Keys
||Healthy self-love is the balance between grandiosity (inflated self-love) and low self-esteem (a lack of self-love.) The following are key strategies that are critical in practicing self-love: 1) Consciously choose to be your own best friend. Replace your inner critic with a positive and gentle voice that compassionately coaches you through...
|A tiny molecule may help battle depression
||Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment options for those who suffer from depression. Depression is a common cause of disability, and [...]