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Is Past Life Regression Therapy Real or Placebo? Or... Past life regression therapy… It seems like woo-woo pseudoscience to some. To others, past life regression therapy is a provocative healing modality that transcends this mortal plane. I’m generally a … ...
4 Tips to Improve Your Self-Care Self-care is one of those things that for one reason or another we tend to put off and ignore. Self-care is a crucial part of human functioning that provides us with the tools needed to face our daily challenges. In treatment, self-care almost always gets … ...
How Mary Tyler Moore Made My Life Better: Women in TV The opening season gave Mary a tentative vote of confidence by saying "You MIGHT just make it after all" but switched to the more politically charged: "You're GONNA" that we loved.
An Easy Way To Manage Your Stress Many people love the start of a new year. It’s a time to reflect on the previous year and make plans and promises to make this year even better. But … ...
Drug compound halts Alzheimer's-related damage in mice In some people, the normal brain protein tau collects into toxic tangles that damage brain cells and contributes to diseases such as Alzheimer's. Now, researchers report that they have found a drug can lower tau levels and prevent some of the neurological damage. The findings suggest a potential treatment for tau-related neurodegenerative diseases.
Hypoxia due to CHD linked to abnormal neurogenesis and impaired cortical growth The subventricular zone in normal newborns' brains is home to the largest stockpile of neural stem/progenitor cells, with newly generated neurons migrating from this zone to specific regions of the frontal cortex and differentiating into interneurons. When newborns experience disruptions in cerebral oxygen supply due to congenital heart disease, essential cellular processes go awry and this contributes to reduced cortical growth.
Some specialized neurons are for processing faces Neurons specialized for processing faces in the human brain are controlled by attention, according to a new study.
Triggering the brain's auto-focus Environmental cues don't just trigger actions, like reaching for our phones when they buzz; they can also trigger our brains to enter a more focused state. Researchers combined brain imaging with a celebrity naming game to pinpoint the structure in the brain responsible for forming these links between stimuli and focus. This structure, called the caudate nucleus, is also known to play an important role in linking motor actions to their consequences.
Social Learning: Eyes Provide a Window Into Primate Minds Captive gorillas and chimpanzees demonstrate social learning similar to humans. Using cutting-edge eye tracking technology, we can now use primate eyes to see into primate minds.
All Roads Lead to Therapy December 2016 arrived, and I had given the year all that was left in me. Most of the year was spent cycling in and out of depressive episodes, battling severe loneliness, and questioning if moving across the country was a grave mistake. The pains of … ...
The etiquette of hugging Shy people struggle with the etiquette of hugging. But is hugging always a route to greater intimacy, empathy and understanding?
How to Deal With Difficult Work Relationships Do you work with a know-it-all, a workplace bully, a complainer, a drama queen (or king)? Whether it’s a customer or colleague I’m sure you’ve encounter a difficult professional relationship. … ...
Does Tough Love Lead to Wellness? A Glimpse into... Heroin abuse in the United States is reaching epidemic proportions. According to SAMHSA, between 2007 and 2012, the number of heroin users has doubled from an estimated 375,000 to over 665,000. Additionally, in 2010, the number of deaths as a direct result of overdose surpassed … ...
Love is like a Butterfly “Happiness is like a butterfly, when pursued is always beyond our grasp. But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”  – Nathaniel Hawthorne Linda: A great love … ...
Split brain does not lead to split consciousness A new research study contradicts the established view that so-called split-brain patients have a split consciousness. Instead, the researchers behind the study have found strong evidence showing that despite being characterized by little to no communication between the right and left brain hemispheres, split brain does not cause two independent conscious perceivers in one brain.
Get up and move. It may make you happier. Researchers find that people who move are more content than people who sit.
What If We Got Ride of Our Feelings? Our feelings are related to both our mind and body. Yet, like so many of the concepts that guide our lives, emotions are intangible. There is no one-way to define … ...
When Your Job Hurts Your Mental Health Last week I wrote about why you should consider leaving your work at work. This week brings us a study about times when you might want to think about leaving your work, period. In a systematic meta-review of previous studies looking at the relationship between work and mental health, researchers...
Today I Love That Adventures Continue Today I love that adventures continue. I love that adventures are a way of looking at life. I love that I see adventure in everything I do, I just look … ...
Are You “Too Sensitive?” 5 Clues You Might Be Telling someone she’s “too sensitive” is a freighted statement, often used by emotionally abusive people, manipulators, and controlling types. It’s often a way of shifting blame from the person who’s … ...