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Parenting in a World of Fear Early yesterday evening I was thinking about my daughters.  I was talking about how hard it is to figure out how to raise them in our current culture — a culture that doesn’t respect much of anything.  A culture that is floundering, trying to find … ...
Are All Narcissists Also Sadistic? Some narcissists are sadistic, getting gratification from punishing or hurting others. Few people can be more dangerous, especially if they are in positions of power.
The Link Between Narcissism and Sadism Some narcissists are sadistic, getting gratification from punishing or hurting others. Few people are more dangerous, especially if they are in positions of power.
37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child Imagine, you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat. “What’s wrong?” you ask. “I don’t want … ...
Fearful Success We all have fear to some degree, sometimes it grips you and you feel you may never get out of its grasp, other times it just nibbles at you. It … ...
I Wish I Could Trust Myself Again So I’ve known I have autism since I was a teenager. But I hadn’t started dealing with it until last year. I used to think it was something I could just … ...
Messaging by flow in the brain Researchers visualize cilia-based networks in the brain, which could transport vital messenger substances.
How to Make Shared Custody Work When Jody Herring took a high-caliber hunting rifle to town, she intended on killing Lara Sobel, a social worker. Herring succeeded in finding a permanent solution to a temporary problem. … ...
Getting to Know Your Three Brains: Part 1 Happy relationships make happy people. Perhaps the most important relationship we have is the one with our self. In fact, the better the relationship we have with our self, the better we feel, the easier life is and the better relationships we have with others. … ...
Seeing Our Body with Eyes of Love I follow Don Miguel Ruiz, Sr., on Instagram. I say that because recently he re-posted the opening lines of from a chapter in his book called “The Mastery of Love” … ...
The Psychology of Chatbots Increased “humanization” of chatbots can trigger a crucial paradigm shift.
The Narcissism Epidemic and What We Can Do About It Is narcissism on the rise? If so, can anything be done to curb it?
Assisted Living: Giving Up Independence or Not? In April 2015 I witnessed my 94-year old mother as she moved from her home of 50+ years to an assisted living facility. With her established poise and grace, she … ...
Today I Love The Threat Of Rain Today I love the threat of rain, the heavy air and the soft feel of the day. I love days that rest easy on the land, like they are looking … ...
Scientists develop brain-inspired memory material Our brain does not work like a typical computer memory storing just ones and zeroes: thanks to a much larger variation in memory states, it can calculate faster consuming less energy. Scientists have now developed a ferro-electric material with a memory function resembling synapses and neurons in the brain, resulting in a multistate memory.
Promising new methods for early detection of Alzheimer's disease New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. These findings may have important implications for early detection of the disease, the choice of drug treatment and the inclusion of patients in clinical trials.
A 'time switch' in the brain improves sense of smell  When the brain processes olfactory stimuli, it differentiates between similar smells using subtly modulated signals. Brain examinations and behavioral studies in mice have now shown that neurons with inhibiting characteristics play a key role in this process.
Staring Into an Abyss What holds so many of us back from recognizing climate change, even though it is right before our eyes?
OCD and Thoughts of Suicide Suicide. It’s a word that invokes paralyzing fear in those who love someone with a brain disorder. And well it should. Thoughts of suicide should always be taken seriously and … ...
Co-Occurring Treatment is An Option for Addicts With Anxiety... When someone is fighting an addiction alongside a mental health disorder, they are in the grip of what is termed a “dual diagnosis”; an issue affecting about 17.5 million people … ...