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Today I Love Fake Monday Today I love fake Monday, the Tuesday after a long weekend, as it shoulders the weight of being the first day back to work with the fresh strength of a … ...
Best of Our Blogs: October 11, 2016 You’re busy beyond belief now. And it’s fall. Winter season will trigger a flurry of activity that will burn you out come January. Instead of getting swept up in pumpkins and politics, use autumn as time to slow way down. Think of something you’re doing … ...
Behind the Book ‘Beautiful You’: Q&A with Rosie Molinary... Writing a book is no doubt a labor of love. It’s also no doubt a tough process. A tough, creative process that requires perseverance, dedication and imagination. A process that can … ...
The Power of Choosing Ourselves & A Book Giveaway! One of the books I regularly recommend to readers is Rosie Molinary’s Beautiful You. Because it’s empowering, inspiring and practical. And because it’s necessary. Because we receive messages that tell … ...
Emotional upset and heavy exertion may trigger a heart attack Being angry, emotionally upset or engaging in heavy physical exertion may trigger a heart attack, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. In a large international study, researchers found an association (more than twice the risk) between anger or emotional upset and the onset of heart attack symptoms within one hour. [...]
Parental absence in early childhood linked to smoking and drinking before teens Parental absence in early childhood as a result of death or relationship break-down is linked to a heightened risk of starting to smoke and drink alcohol before that child reaches his/her teens, indicates research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Previous research suggests that childhood adversities are associated with poorer mental and [...]
I’m Blogging for World Mental Health Day – To... I’m Blogging for World Mental Health Day – To Give The Unaware Awareness #wmhd.  But why does the world, I mean earth, need a full day to have peers and providers … ...
World Mental Health Day How would you define ‘mental health’? Some optimal aspects might include: Peace of mind Ability to function in the world Freedom from anxiety and depression Social ease in communicating thoughts A sense … ...
Alzheimer's disease could be treated with gene therapy, suggests animal study Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain, outlines a new report.
Common high blood pressure medications affect mood disorders Four commonly prescribed blood pressure medications may impact mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. In this first study, that compared four common classes of antihypertensive drugs and risk of mood disorders, two drugs were associated with an increased risk for mood disorders, [...]
ADRA2B: The Genetic Variation that Determines Our Emotional Reactions... A new scientific study validates how truly awesome we are. It’s a tough world out there for a person who is super sensitive. If you’re a woman and you’re sensitive, people think of you as being fragile or crazy. If you’re a man and you’re … ...
Targeting the social networks of group violence A strong network of friends may be just as big a factor in acts of group violence as having a charismatic leader or a savvy battle plan, according to a new study. Researchers studied the social dynamics of the Nyangatom, a nomadic tribal group in East Africa that is regularly involved in violent raids with [...]
How the microbiota in your gut affects your mood, sleep and stress levels Our gut does more than help us digest food; the bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and sleep, to weight gain and cravings for certain foods. This series examines how far the science has come and whether there’s anything we can do to improve the health [...]
Alzheimer’s disease could be treated with gene therapy, suggests animal study Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain. The early-stage findings, by scientists from Imperial College London, open avenues for potential new treatments for the disease. In the study, published in the journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team [...]
How to build a mentally healthy workplace – step-by-step Mental health has long been the Cinderella of healthcare: left to scrape an existence while the bulk of funding and attention goes elsewhere. As we mark World Mental Health Day, it is clear that policy makers and the public are coming to the realisation that there is no health without mental health. This shift is [...]
Brain modulyzer provides interactive window into the brain Did you know that your brain processes information in a hierarchy? As you are reading this page, the signal coming in through your eyes enters your brain through the thalamus, which organizes it. That information then goes on to the primary visual cortex at the back of the brain, where populations of neurons respond to [...]
What happens when people with autism grow old? If you mention autism to most people they will think about children, but it is a lifelong diagnosis. Children with autism grow up to be adults with autism. Little is known about how the symptoms change with age. This is because autism is a relatively new disorder, first described in 1943 and not regularly identified [...]
What Makes an Apology Effective in Healing? The context of apologies are relationships, be they between friends, lovers, families or nations. The goal of an apology is reconciliation and restoration of bonds of love, trust, respect and … ...
Middle America and the Opioid Addiction Epidemic The opioid addiction epidemic is raging through middle America, and its families.
How to Deal with the Gossipmonger at Your Workplace Gossip at the workplace is likely here to stay. What can you do about it if you are the victim?