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The Top 10 Leadership Competencies More than 100 years of leadership research has outlined the successful skills and abilities that are associated with leadership effectiveness. Here are the top 10.
The Body is Key in Trauma: Tips from Somatic Somatic Experiencing is a therapeutic technique based on a theory by Peter Levine. He theorizes that trauma is stored in the body and released through a discharge, ideally at the time of the incident. I remember a year and half ago I learned that a young client had died accidentally...
Sunday Silly: VIDEO “Stand-Up for Mental Health” Part 3 Youtube link: http://youtu.be/AhFL0pjlh6Q Today will be a two for 1 Sunday Silly… I will post the last past of my Stand-Up act in a few. Part 1 VIDEO: DBSA Stronger Together Conference “Stand-Up for Mental Health” Part 2 VIDEO: Stand-Up Video: Mother and Art School Part 3 Sunday Silly: VIDEO...
Sunday Silly: VIDEO “Stand-Up for Mental Health” Part 4 Youtube link: http://youtu.be/qfgLzaV_GDg Part 1 VIDEO: DBSA Stronger Together Conference “Stand-Up for Mental Health” Part 2 VIDEO: Stand-Up Video: Mother and Art School Part 3 Sunday Silly: VIDEO “Stand-Up for Mental Health” Part 3 Part 4 Sunday Silly: VIDEO “Stand-Up for Mental Health” Part 4...
The Ghost Number: Hypomania and Promiscuity They do go hand and hand, and it can be embarrassing, reckless and scary. Sometimes when I think about the time that I spent without psychiatric help I try to block those days out of my mind.  I remember the first time I went to my psychiatrist and he asked...
Alcohol use in adolescence connected to risky behavior in adulthood Teen drinking alters brain chemistry, suggesting early alcohol use has long-term effects on decision making, an animal study demonstrates. The findings could shed light on the development of alcohol and drug addiction. “In humans, the younger you are when you first experience alcohol, the more likely you are to experience problems with alcohol in adulthood," researchers say. The study bolsters the evidence that alcohol exposure early in life can have long-term effects on risk taking and decision making, which can increase a person’s risk for substance abuse problems.
Zinc supplementation shows promise in reducing cell stress after blasts Supplementation with zinc might reduce cell stress after the type of blast injury soldiers experience from IEDs, researchers say. Each year, approximately 2 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur in the USA, including with soldiers, with little more than ibuprofen to treat them. Results of a new study suggest that zinc supplementation reduces blast-induced cell stress.
Fight memory loss with a smile (or chuckle) The stress hormone cortisol can negatively affect memory and learning ability in the elderly. Researchers found that showing a 20-minute funny video to healthy seniors and seniors with diabetes helped them score better on memory tests and significantly reduced their cortisol levels when compared to non-video watchers.
Unconscious, Gut-Level Lie Detection? If you ask people directly whether someone is lying or telling the truth, they seem like lousy lie detectors. But what if you could find a more indirect way of finding out what they know? Then, would you find that people really do have some unconscious or implicit or gut-level knowledge of when other people are being dishonest?
The Challenges of Remote Management It's not easy to manage when you've never met your employees or your own boss. One manager's perspective...
Workplace Bullying: The Important of Catching It Early Workplace bullying is probably one of the most expensive experiences you will endure. It can cost you your job, mental, physical and financial health, and in worse cases lead to suicide. The good news is that workplace bullying has a timeline. If you intervene early enough, you can plan for...
Understanding Peer Pressure: Walking in Their Shoes Fitting in, finding acceptance, and establishing identity are activities often played out through the child’s “body self”—feelings, attitudes, and behaviors about how kids look. While this is a topic where angels (much less parents) dare not tread, parents can provide invaluable support as their children confront these challenges.
Four Ways to Increase Your Interpersonal Skills Emotionally sensitive people experience more intense emotions that are more easily aroused and that last longer than those who are not emotionally sensitive. You react faster with greater emotional intensity that lasts longer. Your emotional reactions can be triggered by television shows, magazine articles, places that trigger memories, anniversaries and...
Research illuminates ‘touchy’ subject: The Merkel cell responsible for sensing touch By solving a long standing scientific mystery, the common saying “you just hit a nerve” might need to be updated to “you just hit a Merkel cell,” jokes Jianguo Gu, PhD, a pain researcher at the University of Cincinnati (UC). That’s because Gu and his research colleagues have proved that Merkel cells— which contact many
Hallucinations I never knew that some people who live with bipolar disorder experience hallucinations – that is, until it happened to me. I am seeing a new internal medicine doctor and she asked about my bipolar disorder. She asked if I had hallucinations. I said yes. She said “Auditory or visual?”...
Researchers reveal relationships between rare languages in the Colombian Amazon The only linguistic data available for Carabayo, a language spoken by an indigenous group that lives in voluntary isolation, is a set of about 50 words. This list was compiled in 1969 during a brief encounter with one Carabayo family. Frank Seifart of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and Juan
A reality rabbit-hole from the dream world I’ve got an article in The Observer about how the science of lucid dreaming is being pushed forward by the development of ‘in-dream’ experiments. A lucid dream is where you become aware you are dreaming and where you can potentially change elements of the dream as it happens. The piece discusses how eye movements allow […]
Channel makeover bioengineered to switch off neurons Scientists have bioengineered, in neurons cultured from rats, an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control over brain circuit activity with a flash of light. The research funded by the National Institutes of Health adds the same level of control over turning neurons off that, until now, had been limited to turning
New Research On How Your Gender Affects Your Pain Have you ever been in severe pain? I am not a happy pain sufferer. Luckily, I have never been in severe pain over a long period of time. Given the statistics though, we women might be in for this experience at some point in our lives. And I am not...
In child custody disputes, LGBT parents face bias in the courts Court decisions that favor a heterosexual parent over a gay or lesbian parent in a custody dispute often do not consider important social science research on parenting by gay and lesbian individuals, according to a new review from Drexel University. Previous research shows that gay and lesbian individuals are as effective in parenting as heterosexuals