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Mindful Listening and Body Language “The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Interviewing Stanford University Cultivating Compassion Training facilitators Margaret Cullen and Erika Rosenberg about their experience of motherhood for my … ...
When the Tears Come, Let Them Men don’t cry. It should be what I talked about when I wrote The Greatest Lie You’ve Ever Been Told. Since the time I was incarcerated, I’ve made it a goal … ...
Learning One Thing at a Time Is Common Sense,... If you have two things you want to learn, what’s the best way to learn them? The intuitive answer would be to focus on learning one, then move on and learn the other. After all, switching back and forth between them over and over would be a lot of work,...
The Fear of Contamination I haven’t had a lot to say about OCD lately. Mine has been under control, and I can only write so many blog entries about how grateful I am for therapy … ...
Back From Vacation, And Now More Likely To Divorce? Couples often hope that their relationship will benefit their relationship. But a new study finds that returning from summer vacation is when divorces spike.
Unrealistic Expectations and Relationships: 5 Key Signs... Most of us long for a sense of love and acceptance, a desire to be in a long committed partnership with someone we love. Most of the thoughts, feelings, and … ...
Seductive Details in Teaching Making a lesson fun looks like a good idea but may impair learning.
Is There An Unlimited Supply of Love? I was reading a thread on a friend’s Facebook page as she shared about her long polyamory journey. She spoke of ways in which she feels both jealousy and open hearted acceptance … ...
News of Note: Medical and Educational Costs of Treating... Treating Autism Costs $17K More per Child Each Year A group of researchers at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital recently quantified the increased medical and educational costs that come with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). An analysis of data from a private survey and the … ...
5 Suggestions for Navigating a Contentious Divorce Any divorce is difficult, even when the split is amicable. After all, divorce is a major transition, and change is tough. When your divorce is contentious, not surprisingly, things are harder. A lot harder. “People are often caught off guard by the enormity of the divorce … ...
Happy Labor Day Happy Labor Day If you live in the US or Canada then today is Labor Day.  Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement … ...
Today I Love New Fall Beginnings Today I love new Fall beginnings, school and work and returning home from vacations. I love that we all move forward, sometimes slowly and sometimes in leaps and bounds. I … ...
How to Motivate yourself when Working from Home! How do you motivate yourself when you’re working from home? When you’re struggling to get yourself going to work hard and consistently, what are the best methods you can employ … ...
Whole brain radiotherapy offers little benefit to people whose lung cancer has spread to the brain, despite its widespread use People with the most common type of lung cancer whose disease has spread to the brain could be spared potentially harmful whole brain radiotherapy, according to new research. The phase 3 randomized trial found that whole brain radiotherapy had no beneficial effect on length or quality of survival over treatment with steroids and other supportive care.
Physical activity reduces anxiety and depression in patients with COPD, study suggests A new study shows that increased physical activity among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) reduces their risk of anxiety or depression.
Asexuality Is a Sexual Orientation, Not a Sexual Dysfunction A growing body of research suggests that asexuality is a sexual orientation and not a psychiatric condition or a disorder of sexual desire
Getting to Know Your 3 Brains: Part 4 about getting to know your three brains: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. The word “trigger” refers to anything that sets off the three brains to the point where you become aware of a thought, feeling or body sensation. In the exercise … ...
ADHD Going Forward As a writer, I detest the phrase, “going forward” as a description of conditions under which certain actions will be appropriate. Why? Because it describes the one condition that will … ...
THC Detox – How To Get Pot Out Of Your System Fast       Regardless of the reason you want to know how to get pot out of your system, you should find your answer here.   Relax. No one is … ...
Being Single & Being Singled Out Last weekend I attended a National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) conference in Northern California. One of the workshops I attended was on suicide prevention. Thankfully, I’ve never been down … ...