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Diversity and Inclusiveness Is Good For Your Wellbeing Being intolerant of people who are different to you may be bad for your wellbeing......results for 8 different aspects of wellbeing.....
Parents: Don’t Become Emotional Wastebaskets for Your Children... We, as parents, need to make sure that the tornadoes that our are kids don’t walk all over us. A while back, The New York Times Motherlode published a post called “Parents of Teenagers, Stuck Taking Out the Emotional Trash.” Author and psychologist Lisa Damour … ...
Teaching children how to cope with life’s challenges Helping children to deal with worries and stress will help them grow into resilient adults. Just like adults, young children have worries that cause stress. Adults may worry about job security or a fight with a partner, while children may stress about a friend moving away or losing their favourite toy. But in much the [...]
Binge Drinking: A Sober Risk for Teenagers Liquor stores, bars, and alcoholic beverage companies make drinking seem attractive and fun. It’s easy for anyone to get caught up in a social scene with lots of peer pressure. … ...
Equine Assisted Therapy: An Interview with Anna Mott Equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is an experiential treatment modality used to help a person’s psychological health through directed interactions with a horse. While the idea may seem a little silly on first blush, it actually has a growing research base to suggest its potentially beneficial … ...
Negative Thoughts: 3 Causes, 7 Solutions I’ve seen it in my office, over and over again. A wonderful person opens his mouth, and says something negative about himself that is clearly, unequivocally, just plain wrong. Then … ...
The Power of Contamination and Taint in Language Do we need to distinguish between harm and purity to understand moral psychology? Contamination concepts in political rhetoric and coping suggests that we do.
Today I Love Waking Up To Adventure Today I love waking up to adventure. Adventure is love of life. I love that my Facebook timeline says five years ago today I was on a ride with my … ...
7 Ways to Honor Yourself Every Day We can think of honoring ourselves in many different ways. Therapist Lisa Neuweg, LCPC, defines it as “accepting all parts of ourselves: “the good and bad, the perfect and imperfect, the disappointments and triumphs.” According to somatic psychotherapist Lisa McCrohan, MSW, given our current culture, … ...
5 Ways to Start the Day by Creating The day can easily get away from us. Shower. Breakfast. Dishes. Work. Meeting. Meeting. Meeting. Bank. Bills. Grocery store. Laundry. More laundry. Dinner. More dishes. TV. And eventually sleep. I absolutely think … ...
20 Reasons to Celebrate Unmarried and Single Americans Week... The third full week of September, September 18-24, is National Singles Week (more formally known as Unmarried and Single Americans Week). In some ways, this has been a good year for … ...
Is being a perfectionist harmful or helpful? Researchers suggest that perfectionism may be a risk factor for suicide.
Advice to Myself Don’t beat yourself up or judge yourself because you don’t accomplish as much as someone else, because it takes you hours to get into the writing groove because you have a … ...
Don’t Give Up On Love I’ve been single for a long time now. And while I don’t mind being the single chick, I wouldn’t mind dating a nice looking guy with manners. But I want … ...
3 Tips for Therapists to Enhance their Morning Routine Growing up, I was never a morning person. I remember crawling out of bed feeling completely un-energized and rushed. In the past few years, I developed some powerful habits, which completely changed how I feel about mornings. Now, I have a nourishing and energizing morning … ...
People who are compassionate may be ‘rewarded’ by experiencing pleasure from sad music Tear-jerkers such as Adele’s Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions like Mozart’s Requiem have moved people for centuries. Both portray and bring about a strong sense of loss and sadness. But our enjoyment of sad music is paradoxical – we go out of our way to avoid sadness [...]
Study of fatal car accidents suggests medical marijuana may be helping curb opioid use A study conducted at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that there were fewer drivers killed in car crashes who tested positive for opioids in states with medical marijuana laws than before the laws went into effect. The study is one of the first to assess the link between state medical marijuana laws [...]
Sensory connections between sounds and shapes spill over in synesthesia Neuroscientists at Emory University have found that people who experience a mixing of the senses, known as synesthesia, are more sensitive to associations everyone has between the sounds of words and visual shapes. The results are published in the European Journal of Neuroscience. Synesthesia is a stable trait, and estimated to be present in 1 [...]
Offspring to parents who were babies during the Holocaust had a worse course of schizophrenia Results of a new study at the University of Haifa have found that no difference in the risk of developing schizophrenia between second-generations Holocaust survivors and those whose parents were not exposed to the Holocaust. However, an examination of various sub-groups showed that second-generation survivors whose parents were babies during the Holocaust are at higher [...]
Link discovered between sense of touch and social difficulties in autism The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. The main findings of the doctoral research of Eliane Deschrijver, which are now published, show that individuals with ASD may have difficulties to determine which tactile sensations belong to the action of someone else. Many individuals with [...]