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Muhammad Ali and Where Determination Lives in the Brain As our will becomes stronger than our skill our determination to achieve may grow greater still.
Why I Don’t Want To Be “Normal” We spend so much time wishing our mental illnesses away and for what? They aren’t going anywhere. We wish we didn’t have to take medications. Wish there weren’t side effects. … ...
Why Would You Make Friends With The Cage Of Abuse? Life inside the cage of abuse becomes familiar. The feelings of worthlessness, the repeated patterns of “not enough” or “less than” in all areas of your life: health, relationship and … ...
What Is the Meaning of Life for You? Do you have perfect confidence in your life's meaning and purpose? If so, this blog is not for you! But if you have any doubts about your meaning and purpose, dive in!
Is It Time To Update Your Hard Drive? Have you ever noticed what happens when you don’t update the hard drive on your computer? Old, out-dated and corrupt files can all seriously impede your computer’s performance. It’s the … ...
Strikeout “Who is going to step up?” How many of us recall this trite saying from our gruff high school coach? We winced every time he muttered these well-worn proverbs. But the Ol’ Ball Coach was right — just in a different context. As diehard fans, … ...
Will I Be Alone Forever? Are you worried about being single forever? Here are five reasons not to worry.
5 Reasons to Stop Worrying About Being Single Are you worried about being single forever? Here are five reasons not to fret.
The Foundation of Self-Care The foundation of compassionate self-care is paying attention to ourselves. It is noticing what’s happening inside our bodies, since this gives us valuable information into our needs. Because once we know … ...
Cult Withdrawal Mirrors Narcissist Withdrawal (Pt. 1) As my friends and I struggle through the stages of going No Contact (NC) with our narcissistic families, I’m amazed at how much our struggles resemble the symptoms of cult … ...
Try These Strategies for Brainstorming Ideas When you can’t come up with a single idea or a single good idea, you might naturally feel disappointed and frustrated. You also might feel nervous, especially when there’s a deadline … ...
Evolutionary psychology and why high school stays with us forever For better or worse, many of us never forget high school: the unrequited romantic crushes, chronic embarrassment, desperate struggles for popularity, sexual awakening, parental pressure and, above all else, competition – social, athletic, academic. There’s even an entire genre of entertainment that revolves around high school. “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Mean Girls,” “Heathers,” “The Breakfast Club” [...]
Study reveals how interaction between neural networks changes during working memory How does the cross-talk between brain networks change when working memory – the mental assembly of information needed to carry out a particular task — is engaged? Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that dopamine signaling within the cerebral cortex can predict changes in the extent of communication between key brain networks during [...]
Meaningful work not created — only destroyed — by bosses, study finds Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work – but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows. The study by researchers at the University of Sussex and the University of Greenwich shows that quality of leadership receives virtually no mention [...]
Psychopathy need not be a disadvantage Persons with high psychopathy values are egotistic, scheming, and sabotage their colleagues unscrupulously to look better themselves. For employers they are a super-meltdown – but is that really true? A study by the University of Bonn shows that some people with psychopathic traits are seen by their colleagues as quite helpful and cooperative. One of [...]
Finding connections to nature in cities is key to healthy urban living The modern city is a place where a vibrant array of ideas, sights, sounds and smells intermingle to spawn creativity, expression and innovation. We are drawn to the noise, the constant connectivity and the delicious food. Simply put, society is tuned to the pulse of the city — but at what cost? That’s the question [...]
Study finds that our level of wisdom varies depending on the situation While we may think of some people are consistently wise, we actually demonstrate different levels of wisdom from one situation to the next, and factors such as whether we are alone or with friends can affect it, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. The study defines wise reasoning as a combination of [...]
VA Medication Treatment Outperforms Private Sector For all of the bad things we hear about the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) system, it seems like it would be easy for good science to get lost in the noise. We’ve previously written how bad VA mental health care is and how … ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Gifted Intensity For many gifted and creative children, emotional intensity is not only normal but crucial to their personal growth.
Holding Hands in Body Language Just like any type of touch, holding hands can be a very potent signal. Depending on how it is used, it can make or break the relationship.