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Today I Love Soft, Sultry Saturdays Today I love soft, sultry Saturdays and this is supposed to be one. I love that it is grey and cool right now, though the humidity is quite heavy. I … ...
How to Love a Bully Bullying is a serious public health issue that has been handled wrong, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report by the NASEM … ...
What Does Your Face Really Say About You? We are constantly judged by our facial appearance. Although you can’t change your basic features, you do have the ability to change the messages your face communicates.
Helping Your Clients Control Their Anxiety: 4 Easy Steps... In our society, the concept of “being in control” brings about thoughts of someone who is uncaring, rude, and overly demanding.  Granted, these adjective are a good fit for some.  Indeed, some people like to control others and get what they want no matter the … ...
Psychology Around the Net: June 11, 2016 Earlier this week, I experienced an episode of sleep paralysis. It wasn’t my first time (though I’ve experienced it only a handful of times at most), but it was definitely the most terrifying time. I was exhausted and decided to take a quick midday nap…only, … ...
Spike activity 10-06-2016 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times has a fascinating piece on the online community of people who believe they are being ‘gang stalked’. Completely destroy the immune system with chemotherapy and rebuild it with stem cells. A radical experimental treatment that seemed to halt multiple sclerosis … Continue reading "Spike activity 10-06-2016"
What kind of a leader are you? Dominant leaders use force to keep subordinates in line. Prestige-oriented leaders base their status on skills and information, using very different tactics. Which is better?
Sugar, Dairy, Red Meat & Sodium: A True Diet... I tried to give up sugar, dairy, red meat and sodium and here’s what happened… I started with Sugar. I decide to quit sugar and three days into my cleanse … ...
TMS for Depression Adds to Therapy Methods When psychotherapy and medication are not enough in treating depression,TMS is an example of new methods that may help.
TMS for Depression Adds to Treatment Options When psychotherapy and medication are not enough in treating major depression,TMS is an example of a new method that may help.
5 Classic Spring-Cleaning Mistakes It’s spring! (In my part of the world, at least.) And with spring comes the urge to do some spring-cleaning. The warmer weather and the fresh breezes make me want my home to feel orderly, spacious, and clean. So far, I’ve tackled three kitchen cabinets, a … ...
The primate brain is 'pre-adapted' to face potentially any situation Scientists have shown how the brain anticipates all of the new situations that it may encounter in a lifetime by creating a special kind of neural network that is 'pre-adapted' to face any eventuality.
A Vacation To Remember… I suffered tremendous pain throughout my childhood at the hands of my mother.  I was hit by her, degraded by her, punished in weird and sick ways for the smallest … ...
Are People With Aspergers/NLD As Logical As They Think?... Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and NLD take pride in being logical thinkers; for them, the points of view of others can seem illogical. If the person with AS/NLD dismisses … ...
How To Stop Sabotaging Your Own Success   What is self-sabotage? Self-sabotage means you’re doing things to undermine your own goals. Self-sabotage can take many forms including: Procrastination. Indecision and avoidance. Self-medicating with alcohol, drugs, food, pornography, … ...
A Life with Meaning Many things motivate us as people. Living with meaning is a crucial component that helps us to enjoy a fully operational and gratifying life. Like having air in one’s sails, the possession of what matters uniquely to each of us fuels us in many ways. … ...
The Destruction of Denying Denying is our way of pretending something isn’t happening either while it is happening or after it has happened, in order to survive it. It’s actually the mind’s way of … ...
Can Shame Be Your Friend? Shame is often destructive and toxic. But can shame have a healthy aspect? This article explores how a light, friendly sense of shame can serve our lives and relationships.
The Shadow Side Of Receiving As I shared in The Invisible Cage of Abuse, when we are abused, our resourceful younger selves used coping strategies to try to protect ourselves from the pain. These coping strategies served us … ...
Let's Profile Brock Turner, more accurately than his Father Let’s analyze this criminal’s psychological profile, the way they do in all our favorite crime dramas on TV, imagining ourselves in the shoes of the rapist.