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50 Calm-Down Techniques to Try with Kids Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn’t the solution that works for your child. When your child is in need of tension relief, try one of … ...
6 Foods For A Better Brain   So much of how we feel and how our moods can change rapidly has to do with what we put in our bodies. The mind body connection is critical … ...
10 Film Archetypes That Sell – Part 5 “The ten genres that comintue to sell – include “whydunnit” and “buddy love.”….and I strongly recommend writers know these types, and seek to write squarely within one of them.” –Erik … ...
Unloved Daughters and the Impact of Childhood Experience... Every family constellation is different and, in that sense, each daughter’s experience is unique. It’s not just shaped by her mother’s behaviors—whether she’s controlling, emotionally absent, combative, self-involved, dismissive, enmeshed, … ...
OCD Studies, Projects, and Hope There are a lot of people and organizations that work tirelessly, every day of the year, to help those with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Below are a few examples of studies and … ...
8 Ways to Overcome a Blow to Your Ego It’s tough to lose at something that matters to you, whether a race with hundreds of strangers or a bet with your best friend. These 8 tips will help you bounce back from defeat.
Mother and Son Shopping with ADHD “James, why are you looking at yoga pants in the women’s section?” I asked my son as I walked through the door of the Under Armor outlet store in Kittery, … ...
How the brain separates relevant, irrelevant information A new theory, based on a computational model, has been revealed by researchers on how the brain separates relevant from irrelevant information in these and other circumstances.
9 Simple Ways to Love Yourself   Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you are kind and understanding when confronted with personal failings – after all, who ever … ...
Video games can have lasting impact on learning A computer-based brain training program helps improve student performance in reading and math — in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new study.
How Eye Contact Alters Our Behavior Eye contact has the power to alter our behavior, our attention, our memory, and our appraisal of who's looking at us. Is that always a good thing?
#213: Tools for Teaching Tech-savvy Teens How can we bridge the generation gap with our tech-savvy children and teens? How do we impart to them the best of human values– altruism, integrity, courage, passion, spirit and … ...
When Enneagram Types Differ On Values and Careers The father: “Men of distinction have refused to let their daughters marry a teacher; so why don’t you attend law school instead?”
There’s a Best Time to Talk to Your Therapist... You’re likely aware that your energy and your mood shift throughout the day. Have you ever noticed you also have preferences for certain activities at certain times? You like to wake around the same time in the mornings. Exercise feels best at the same time, … ...
Trusting in the Next Steps As some of you know, I like to set a new intention to work towards at the start of each year. Not only does this neatly replace any obligation to … ...
Today I Love The Magic Of Social Media Today I love the magic of social media and the way it allows me to see what a beautiful sunrise my friend Caitlin Carpenter experienced today in Florida. I love … ...
Why don't antidepressants work in some patients? SSRI antidepressants (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, the best known being Prozactm) are amongst the most commonly taken medicines. However, there seems to be no way of knowing in advance whether or not SSRIs will work effectively. Now a group of researchers has developed a new theory of SSRI action, and tested it in stressed mice. The results show why the circumstances we find ourselves in may influence whether an antidepressant works or not.
The Correlation Between Dopamine And ADHD Introduction You may heard people talk about dopamine and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder together.  You may wonder why.  Well, the answer is there is a correlation between dopamine and Attention … ...
Psychiatry Research Updates: Substance Abuse and Exercise... Substance Abuse Prescribing Anxiety Meds for Teens May Trigger Later Drug Abuse Adolescents are commonly prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications, which is often reasonable, given the efficacy of these agents. We often worry about abuse potential, but we’ve had little data to tell how much … ...
Best of Our Blogs: September 9 , 2016 When we stumble, we can easily slide into despair. But life is always changing. When one season takes, another season is preparing us to receive. In Let Your Life Speak, author Parker J. Palmer explains autumn this way: “Autumn is a season of great beauty, … ...