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4 Ways to Deal with Depression During Your Academic... One of the greatest temptations in college is to keep everything moving and shaking on the outside with little thought for the toll it might take inside. It’s so easy to get caught up in a flurry of collegiate activity — from coursework to bonding … ...
Melbourne Perfection (1) Melbourne, Australia, June 2016:   I am here to teach a two-day workshop on mindfulness applications for worry, dysthymia, substance use, anger management, etc (through TATRA). I get set up: … ...
Would Anyone Join a Singles Community that Has Nothing... What would happen if you invited single people to join an online community all about living single life fully, joyfully, and unapologetically, with no discussions whatsoever about dating or mating … ...
Are You Eatiing Yourself to Death?   My immediate answer is YES, you are eating yourself to death! I can just hear you all shout “Hold on a second there Richelo! I eat very healthy foods, … ...
Self-Doubt: How to Place Self Above Doubt I should have tenure. Maybe even a corner office with a panoramic view of the quad. No question, I have the research background. I second-guess (or third-guess) my decisions, craving irrefutable evidence that my decision-making is sound. As I analyze and overanalyze, sinking in mental … ...
Why Some People Undermine Their Power to Change Do you sabotage yourself when you want to change? Here's how to stop giving away your power.
Researchers visualize cilia-based networks in the brain We have all bumped our heads at some point, and such incidents are usually harmless. This is thanks to fluid-filled chambers in our brain that offset minor knocks and jolts and provide padding for sensitive components of our nervous system. Cerebral fluid, however, has more than just a protective function: It removes cellular waste, supplies [...]
Agreeable personalities are more likely to help strangers Prosocial behaviors, such as willingness to help others, may be linked to specific personalities. Based on new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, agreeableness is one of the better predictors of prosocial behavior. The motivations behind a person’s prosocial behaviors, whether helping a stranger passed out on the street or volunteering [...]
The color red may tempt certain personality types to rebel The color red is usually associated with inducing compliant behavior with stop signs, warning lights and corrections on a graded assignment. What if this color did just the opposite in certain situations? Results from a new study published online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology suggest that certain personality types are more likely to rebel [...]
Exercise improves memory in breast cancer survivors Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is related to improved subjective memory in breast cancer survivors, who often complain about memory problems, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. It appears the physical activity alleviates stress and benefits women psychologically, which in turn aids their memory. A surprising finding is memory problems appear to be related to the high [...]
Faking to finish — women feign sexual pleasure to end ‘bad’ sex, study finds When talking about troubling sexual encounters some women mention faking sexual pleasure to speed up their male partner’s orgasm and ultimately end sex. This is one of the findings of a qualitative study by Emily Thomas (Ryerson University, Canada) Monika Stelzl, Michelle Lafrance (St. Thomas University, Canada) that will be presented today, Friday 8 July [...]
Study on ideological fit examines why Clinton and Trump supporters don’t mix Living around people with opposing political viewpoints affects your ability to form close relationships and accept other perspectives – and may even change your personality, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University scholar. The findings also could help explain why so many Americans are moving to areas that suit them politically, further [...]
Scientists link bipolar disorder to unexpected brain region While bipolar disorder is one of the most-studied neurological disorders–the Greeks noticed symptoms of the disease as early as the first century–it’s possible that scientists have overlooked an important part of the brain for its source. Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown for the first time that ensembles [...]
Tackling Mental Health One Meal at a Time There is so much information out there about eating healthy to get in shape. Broader society has a general idea of an ideal shape that is ever-evolving and almost always an airbrushed, unattainable goal. Ideally the information at your fingertips should be about self-improvement through … ...
Finding The Evidence of Reality There have been numerous times when I’ve been going about my day when my illness will peak its head into my routine and start whispering nasty stuff. This happens nearly … ...
Practicing Self-Care as a Stay-At-Home-Mom Being a stay-at-home-mom is both rewarding and challenging. One of the challenges is that it’s easy to lose yourself. It’s easy to put yourself last. You have a laundry list of … ...
What’s It Like Having ADHD? That’s the Wrong Question.... If you want to understand ADHD better, a logical question to ask is: what’s it like having ADHD? For people with ADHD, though, the answer isn’t very interesting. Having ADHD … ...
How to Respond to the Week from Hell? As a trauma therapist, I may feel some duty to respond.  As a person, I have no idea how.  Charles Blow, an acclaimed writer whose own son, a Yale student, … ...
Are You Seeing a Good Therapist? 5 Tell-Tale Signs You find a therapist online or through your insurance. Or maybe a friend recommends them. Either way, you call and make your first appointment. You start seeing this therapist for 50-minute sessions once a week. But how do you know if your therapist is actually … ...
Self-Finding Difficulty On a recent trip, at a random social moment I found myself looking for a word. It was one of those “tip of the tongue” situations where you know that … ...