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Are You Trying to Prove Your Worth? There’s a powerful passage in the new book Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic For a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living where author Shauna Niequist talks about why she’s choosing to be … ...
Scientists shed new light on the role of calcium in learning and memory While calcium’s importance for our bones and teeth is well known, its role in neurons–in particular, its effects on processes such as learning and memory–has been less well defined. In a new study published in the journal Cell Reports, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) offer new insights how calcium [...]
‘Coming out’ in college, but not by choice: Study examines active learning and LGBT students Starting out as a college freshman can be hard. Students are leaving home for the first time, meeting the demands of a rigorous, undergraduate college education and trying to make new friends. And, for undergraduate students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or asexual (LGBTQIA), or who may be struggling with their [...]
How understanding brain function has become more than brain science The most complex piece of matter in the known universe is the brain. Neuroscientists have recently taken on the challenge to understand brain function from its intricate anatomy and structure. There is no sure way to go about it, and Dr. Javier DeFelipe at the Cajal Institute in Madrid proposed a solution, in his Frontiers [...]
Today I Love Sunday’s Soft Slow Start Today I love Sunday’s soft slow start with gentle rain and easy breezes. I love that I will be busy with editing today. I love that yesterday I was able … ...
The Urbanization / Mental Health Connection During human evolution, the largest human communities rarely surpassed 150 people. An implication for modern living is this: Humans tend to do best in relatively small communities.
I Love My Family But Not Their Politics I’ve come to understand the reason for the old adage that “you don’t talk about religion or politics.” People are very passionate about these subjects, especially during a presidential election year, so political discussions even among loving family members can become heated. Some people align … ...
The Helicopter Parent – The Helicoptered Child Helicopter parent. It’s become a very common phrase these days, partly because there are so many all around us. Almost everyone knows some parents who are excessively focused on keeping … ...
7 Relationship Games You Need to Know About Whether it's a work or love relationship, many people subconsciously play games, and some of these games are malicious in their nature. Be aware of these 7 relationship games to be able to put a stop before it's too late.
Admit it, You Are Secretly Voting For Donald Trump? Right? Many people will not follow their expressed views with their vote. These stealth voters will hit the ballot box en masse in November. But will they make a difference?
Boulder Crest Retreat: An Example of a Grassroots, Veteran... In my last column, I talked about the importance of grassroots, civilian-funded programs that focus on meeting the emotional needs of service members and veterans.  As gaps increase in the care that can be provided to those who serve our country, these programs become a … ...
How to Forgive Yourself after Divorce Divorce guilt comes in all sorts of mutating forms. It is normal for many of us to feel like we are somehow to blame for the divorce. Culturally, we are taught that keeping the household and marriage successful was our responsibility, without so much a … ...
The Hidden Hunger for a Valid and Validating Portrayal... Many single people feel good about their single lives. That’s true even for plenty of single people who do not want to stay single; they, too, often feel proud of … ...
Are You Allowing Depression To Take Control? Feeling sad is very normal for human beings. You feel it when you break-up, lost a job or someone dies. After feeling down, you should soon recover from the sadness … ...
Anxiety Treatment – The Natural Remedy for Anxiety Relief... L-Theanine, naturally occurring in green tea, proves effective in dealing with anxiety symptoms and providing anxiety relief Anxiety is a state of intense fear, uncertainty, uneasiness, or apprehension due to … ...
Secret to Improving Employee Performance All companies want their employees to perform at optimal levels and with efficiency and quality. But how does an organization accomplish this? Positive reinforcement is key. Positive reinforcement is providing some type of stimulus in response to an employee’s behavior and then seeing that behavior … ...
Kids Can Cook, Too! (Give Yourself a Break.) My kids have been interestd in trying to learn how to cook. My 8 year old daughter likes to create dishes with random ingredients. Her chip dip creations usually turn … ...
Self-managing Physical Health to Improve Bipolar (Video) Self-managing physical health to Improve bipolar disorder symptoms, including fitness, diet, and more....
Treatment Methods For Bipolar Disorder Introduction According to hopkinsmedicine.org, “Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder. It causes a person to have cycles of extreme mood changes that go beyond normal ups and downs. A person … ...
Going Public with Your Diagnosis: Some Pros and Cons I wish I would have written down the exact date I decided to go public with my diagnosis, but I didn’t. I can only say that it was less than … ...