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New drug limits and then repairs brain damage in stroke A potential new drug reduces the number of brain cells destroyed by stroke and then helps to repair the damage, researchers have discovered.
19 Reasons for Chronic Underperformance By the mid-40’s certain aspects of a person’s personality become very apparent. One of these things is work productivity. While there can be socioeconomic reasons for underperformance, after twenty years, a person is able to rise above even the most difficult of times. There is … ...
Best of Our Blogs: November 25, 2016 As I write this, it’s Thanksgiving morning. There is havoc in my two kid household. But that is normal. The sound of crying, whining and meltdowns (which could or could not be coming from the grown ups as well), is not the peaceful gathering we … ...
Information About Substance Abuse Treatment Systems For many people, contact with the criminal justice system is their first opportunity for substance abuse treatment. It provides information on the substance abuse treatment system and its clients on … ...
How Social Experiences Affect Bipolar Disorder Social support is an incredibly important aspect of treating bipolar disorder. Medication can only go so far, so people with bipolar disorder have to depend on other people to close … ...
Your Biological Family and the People Who Feel Like... Do you have people in your life who feel like family even though you are not related them through legal or biological ties? Do you also have ties with biological … ...
The Online Narcissist Are we really experiencing a narcissism epidemic, and does social media use play a role? A new meta-analysis raises some disturbing questions.
Brainfood You are what you eat? Maybe so. In the everlasting quest for mind health, there is a growling connection to body health. Body health entails more than feverishly pumping weights at your local gym; it means consuming heart-healthy and, more importantly, mind-healthy foods. “Mind-healthy foods? … ...
Things I’m Thankful For in 2016 Happy Thanksgiving you guys! I’m back home in Civil War country. I brought my boyfriend along. It’s the first time he’s met my family. They’re the first thing I’ve been … ...
7 things to consider before you enter a relationship Many people are looking for “the one.” And regardless of whether they exist in such a way, the idea of entering a relationship has become so romanticized that a casual date can lead to thoughts of wedding bells. Before you enter a relationship, in fact, before you set foot on the dating scene, you need […]
Why Do Dogs Have Tails? The dog's tail is not simply a signal flag conveying his mood, rather it has some other important purposes.
What Drives Our Criticisms? Criticism is a destructive force in our relationships. If we want happier friendships and partnerships, we need to get a handle on the toxic sludge that spews from of our critical mind. Couples researcher John Gottman has identified criticism as one the Four Horsemen of … ...
I’m Grateful for Abuse Making Me A Better Person Narcissistic abuse is straight-up, forthright, upright, downright bad. Bad! But even in the midst of all that pain and sorrow, I might just have found something to be grateful for. … ...
What’s In It for the Overprotective Parent? Helicoptering and snow plowing provide greater life satisfaction for some parents.
Thanks for The Small Stuff: It Makes a Big Difference Eye-contact and a smile. That's human contact at its most basic—something for which we should all be grateful.
Black Friday Sale! Get 30% Off Anxiety And Motivation Ebooks Get 30% off "The Anxiety Plan" and "Spark" ebooks. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
7 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues We all know that many people suffer from holiday depression at this time of the year. Now research lights the way to defeating the holiday blues. Studies by Jorge Moll … ...
How Hanna Somatic Education May Relieve Chronic Pain and... “You translate everything, whether physical, mental, or spiritual, into muscular tension,” said Australian actor F.M. Alexander. Our nervous system can record our reaction to certain life events, and our muscles can continue to tell that story over and over, and over again. We respond to … ...
Today I Love Snow Tires Today I love snow tires and their reassuring rumble as they buzz down the road underneath me. I love that they are on in time for the weather that seems … ...
My Gratefuls List Many many years ago, I had a mentee who made it a daily habit to create what she called her “gratefuls list.” It wasn’t just her sincerity of intention that … ...