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3 Popular Meditation Apps at a Glance I started working meditation into my daily routine back in February, mostly of the mindfulness variety. I’m going to just say this up-front: Meditation is not a replacement for therapy, medication … ...
How Much Homework Is Too Much? How Can Parents Push Back? The10-minute homework rule begins at age six, but younger children are being asked to do more. Parents can be effective advocates for the best long-term developmental outcomes.
Why Young People Should Care About Aging Young adults still view aging issues as largely irrelevant in their lives. All young people today should be planning for their lives to last nine decades.
6 Things Toxic People Do “Can you be in a toxic relationship without realizing it?” a reader recently asked me. As counterintuitive as it may seem, the answer to that question is “Absolutely,” especially if … ...
How to Overcome Feeling Insecure and Needy in Your...   Many people feel insecure at least some of the time. Some people feel insecure most of the time about most things. Other people may occasionally feel insecure or only … ...
Today I Love Forgiving Fridays Today I love forgiving Fridays and how they make me feel okay even if I did miss a very important meeting last night. I love these sunny bright days with … ...
Maintaining Your Sense of Self as a Stay-At-Home Mom I don’t know who I am other than mom. Even when I have the time and can do whatever I want, I don’t know what I like to do anymore. I feel invisible. I only feel valued for the things I do for others. I have … ...
Relax Your Brain – You’ll Learn More and Be... I haven’t met many people who say they wouldn’t enjoy feeling more relaxed or even being able to relax-on-demand. The good news is that according to a study published in the … ...
My Mentor Florence Foster Jenkins I will admit I haven’t yet seen the new movie “Florence Foster Jenkins” starring Meryl Streep. But I don’t have to see it to know she is clearly one of … ...
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gene Pool So. DNA. It’s a thing, right? And it can be used to tell you where you came from. And lately I’ve been interested in that. I mean, I’ve been wondering … ...
The Differences Between ADHD And Anxiety Introduction In my previous article entitled, “The Similarities Between ADHD and Anxiety,” I discussed the similarities between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Anxiety.  According to theydiffer.com, “Anxiety and ADHD, or … ...
The Similarities Between ADHD And Anxiety Introduction Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Anxiety Disorder may appear to be two separate disorders. This can be supported by evidence provided by the following article. According to sugarbendcenter.com, “At … ...
To Punish or to Teach? Linda: Years ago, I read a story about three families who were vacationing in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Each family had a son around the same age, and … ...
Surprising Symptoms Of Depression: Part II Introduction In my previous article entitled, “Surprising Symptoms Of Depression,” I discussed two surprising symptoms of depression, pain and loss of temper or short fuses, that can be associated with … ...
Best of Our Blogs: September 16, 2016 I didn’t know I wasn’t breathing fully until author Glennon Doyle Melton’s words allowed me to exhale. Her truthful words whether in her books, website Momastery or spoken on Super Soul Sunday, releases all of us from rules we abide by unconsciously. Rules that tell … ...
"Moonshadow" Offers Many Clues for Letting Go of Entitlement A new study pinpoints how a sense of entitlement leads to malcontent, distress, and anger. What can we do to break the cycle of entitlement? Pop music and poetry offer some clues.
On the Personal Essay A The Eminents Interview with Phillip Lopate
VA: Suicide prevention is a top priority Among veterans and the American public at large, suicide is a public health crisis.
Suicidal Ideation? Humor Helps To Cope 23 Death Cartoons... This post is part 2. As I previously explained: Drawing continues to be a form of art therapy for me.  Especially when it comes to death or mortality.  When I … ...
Study uncovers new molecular signaling mechanism for correcting childhood visual disorders Neuroscientists have discovered a molecular signaling mechanism that translates visual impairments into functional changes in brain circuit connections. The discovery may help to develop novel therapeutic drugs to treat the childhood visual disorder amblyopia and other neurodevelopment disorders.