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My Dream House That’s my dream. To live in a small cottage in a remote part of the world, far away from people and neighbours. I would grow my own food and be … ...
#209: Internet Children: What Can Parents Do?   Concern about the Internet and its effect, particularly on children, is everywhere. TIME (August 29, 2016) features an article on its cover about how we are losing the Internet … ...
A Mentor in Hiking Boots About seven weeks ago, my boyfriend and I returned from a 6-day trek into the wilderness of West Texas. The town we stayed in had a population of 349 people (coming … ...
Working as a Team to Reduce ADHD Stressors Jimmy acts as my navigator, it’s a task he’s always enjoyed. Since he got his first iPhone last week he has gained access to Maps, Google Chrome and other helpful … ...
Kids, Chimps, and Cooperation People are pretty good at sharing when they are cooperating. When does that ability develop? Is it uniquely human?
Unattended Children, Harm, and the Nature of Moral Judgment New research from psychologists Ashley Thomas, Kyle Stanford and Barbara Sarnecka: "No Child Left Alone: Moral Judgments about Parents Affect Estimates of Risk to Children."
Today I Love The Morning’s Slanting Sunlight Today I love the morning’s slanting sunlight sliding silently in across my keyboard, making all the keys look like giants with their long shadows reaching around and past their neighboring … ...
Can’t Beat a Gambling Problem? Don’t Bet on It   It doesn’t matter if you wager on sports, poker or scratch-off lottery cards, addictive gambling can stress relationships, disrupt the job and trigger to financial troubles. A person may … ...
Hallucinations in Children, Adolescents: Psychiatric, Medical Causes, Assessments and... Hallucinations are relatively common in children. Two-thirds of children ages nine to 11 have had at least one psychotic-like experience, including hallucinations. Studies of large pediatric samples document an eight percent hallucination prevalence rate in children (McGee R et al, JAACAP 2000;39(1):12-13). The vast majority … ...
Best of Our Blogs: August 23, 2016 Do you have a morning routine that starts your day on the right foot? Or are you stumbling from bed to the front door? Well-known author and life coach Tony Robbins says his morning ritual consists of flooding himself with gratitude for ten-minutes. I start … ...
Fighting Weight Gain Due to Antipsychotics “Side effects from medication” is one of the top reasons people with bipolar disorder don’t comply with treatment. Second-generation antipsychotics, specifically, are more likely than others to cause significant weight gain as … ...
Why We Should Stop Avoiding the Word "Patient" in Psychiatry Calling psychiatric patients "consumer" and "client" is misguided.
A Clean Plate Is A Happy Plate…Really? A clean plate is a happy plate.  I grew up with that. I think the earlier generation dealt with economic depression so I should be thankful to have food on … ...
Why a Drained Brain Makes Bad Decisions The brain is an energy hog that uses 15-20% of the body’s circulating blood glucose each day, and that energy isn't insignificant when it comes to making sound decisions.
Book Review: Leaders Ready Now NOTE: For this book review, I intentionally and excessively quoted the authors throughout the post. I do this for two reasons: (1) I prefer to have the authors words speak for themselves rather than me interpreting, generalizing, or inadvertently misinterpreting their intent, and (2) It helps you, the readers, see the quality of their work/their … Continue reading Book Review: Leaders Ready Now →
The Must-Do Strategy for Improving Employee Performance... “At the end of every working day people leave either more motivated to come back and do their jobs again tomorrow or less motivated as a result of what happens to them that day. Performance is about what happens every day.” — Aubrey C. Daniels … ...
7 Tips for Eliminating Tension Headaches as a Busy Mom Moms can be so busy and be so concerned about the well-being of everyone else in their lives. It’s really hard to not get tense or stressed. It’s hard not … ...
Neuroscience study compares new psychedelic drugs with classic hallucinogens like LSD New psychoactive tryptamine drugs predict hallucinogenic effects that are similar to classic hallucinogens but also have MDMA-like properties, according to a study published online this August in European Neuropsychopharmacology. Classic hallucinogens can be grouped into different chemical groups, these include: tryptamines (e.g., psilocin and DMT), ergolines (LSD), and phenethylamines (e.g., mescaline). Psychoactive tryptamines are naturally [...]
Study on the health risks of joblessness finds dysregulated hormones in the unemployed Health Psychologists at the University of Limerick’s Study of Anxiety, Stress and Health (SASH) Lab have identified new health risks associated with being unemployed. Their findings, published recently in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, provide new evidence about the impact that unemployment may have on health. The research compared the diurnal patterns of cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS) [...]
Nonconformity Has Counter-Intuitive Benefits, Study Finds A new study reports that going along with a group—whose viewpoints you are diametrically opposed to—triggers a physiological threat response.