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Is Big Always Better? I was a little disappointed that no one added any predictions to my last column and cartoon. Even if you’re not a psychic (note: psychics are welcome here), I was … ...
Balancing Optimism and Pessimism There are optimists and pessimists, and some are a combination of the two. This blog discusses the balancing of both, and why some people are one way or the other.
State Of Being My mom says I act like I am drunk, like my medication affects me in such a way that I am fuzzy. I know I am not as sharp as … ...
How Not to Cope with a Narcissist Dysfunctional behavior applies to everyone. It’s not just the narcissist who is flawed in their perception and responses. The people around them frequently utilize maladjusted coping mechanisms (or defense mechanisms) in an attempt to handle the toxic situation or manage the narcissism. Here are some … ...
An Exercise for Transforming Negative Thoughts into Empowering Ones... I can’t do anything right. In fact, I can’t do anything. No one will ever love this faulty, flawed body. I am always such a mess. This situation will never … ...
Scared and Alone – The Reality of Pain Some kids and young adults have more than their fair share of trauma. This week I saw a kid who came to therapy as the “identified patient” only for me … ...
Can a Simple Psychological Trick Help You Fall Out... Yes, it’s possible. After a devastating breakup, it’s normal to still feel in love with your ex — you wouldn’t have been with them if you didn’t. And it takes a lot of time to get over that and move on with someone new. 11 … ...
Self-Soothing During Difficult Times The ups and downs of bipolar disorder provide ripe ingredients for a crisis. During mania we may feel phenomenal and deny that a serious situation is occurring, but our behavior … ...
Scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications for future pharmaceutical development.
France bans free soda refills in attack on obesity The French government said no restaurants can offer free refills of sodas and other sugary drinks.
Research suggests way to improve stroke treatments Working with animal models, researchers now have demonstrated the potential of giving a drug in combination with tPA that might improve stroke outcomes and increase the window of opportunity for the therapy.
Hit the Hay: Three Reasons Why Good Sleep is... One in three American adults don’t get enough sleep. Though Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that as many as ninety percent of North Americans respond to this chronic lack of sleep … ...
Recovering Your Smile in Recovery Substance abuse wears on every part of your body. Your mouth isn’t an exception. Teeth may become filled with cavities, cracks, and staining. In severe cases, an addict may lose … ...
Childhood Sexual Abuse: ‘Preparation and Response’ Instead of ‘Prevention’... There is a basic need in our society to change the approach to how we prepare our children for possible sexual assault or abuse. It is wrong for us to teach “sexual assault prevention” to young children, perpetuating this awful suggestion that a small child … ...
Roots of Alzheimer's disease can extend as far back as the womb Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer's disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research. These new findings, based on studies of genetically-engineered mice, also demonstrate that supplements given to newborns with low levels of vitamin A could be effective in slowing the degenerative brain disease.
How to Maintain Your Sense of Self in Relationships Do you seem to get swallowed up in relationships? Does your sense of self disappear when you’re strongly attached to someone else? This “loss of self” happens, whether you’ve been … ...
Walk A Mile In My Shoes There are some things I like about my mind. Actually, if I’m being truthful, there are many things I like, and even love, about my mind. I like that it … ...
Today I Love Walking Today I love walking and I love that I am seven kilometers farther down the road than I was yesterday at this time. I love that I still walk at … ...
The Pros and Cons of Online Friendships Are online friendships “real” friendships? It’s reasonable to suspect that online friendships would share some benefits of face-to-face friendships but not others, and several studies have put that idea to the test. One study published last year by researchers from UC San Diego, Northeastern University, Harvard University, Yale University and...
The Truth About "Quiet" Verbal Abuse Most people associate verbal abuse with yelling and shouting and while that's sometimes true, it isn't always. Quiet abuse may actually do more damage.