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4 Steps to Setting Healthy Personal Boundaries Sometimes it just feels easier to please others than to stand up for what we really want. Why? Maybe we don’t like confrontation. Or maybe we just like making other people happy. That’s not a bad thing. It can feel great to give others what … ...
How to “Consciously Parent” an Anxious Child with 3... I had the honor of sitting down for a chat with parenting expert and luminary, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, recently. If you’re not familiar with Dr. Shefali’s work of conscious parenting, … ...
How to Consciously Parent an Anxious Child with 3... I had the honor of sitting down for a chat with parenting expert and luminary, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, recently. If you’re not familiar with Dr. Shefali’s work on conscious parenting, … ...
Justice Breyer: Social Media Qs “Staring at Us in the Face” Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer weighed in on social media at the APA last week. Social Media problems are "staring us in the face," he said, and neuropsychology matters.
If This, Then That Thinking Humans are meaning making creatures who read all kinds of intention and motivation into what other people do. A glance or a word, can make or break our day or … ...
The Power of "No" How rejection can be the best gift a friend can give. Do you have someone in your life willing to tell you when they think you are "off course"?
Will heart medication help treat Alzheimer's disease? Heart medication reduces the build-up of plaque in the brain’s blood vessels in mice, new research shows. The question is if this is true also in humans; if the answer is yes, it might bring scientists a step closer to developing a medicine against Alzheimer’s disease.
Today I Love The Sounds Of A Happy Street Today I love the sounds of a happy street. I love the sounds of kids waiting for the bus, people calling to neighbours as they put out the trash, screen … ...
Identifying How You’d Like to Spend Your Days I recently penned a piece about the importance of being selective. Because the reality is that we can’t do everything. Our time is limited. And trying to do everything only stops us from focusing on what matters most (to us). It overshadows it. One day … ...
Seeing Back Through ADHD I used to think I was unlucky. Thought that had to be why things went wrong. The truth is that ADHD is a wicked life master at times. As a … ...
Marvel at the Monkey Mind A Sufi, Pir Vilayat, says: “Do not be afraid of the randomness of your thoughts…”  He advises: focus on “what transpires behind what appears.” The average human brain has about … ...
Seven Myths Your Colleagues Told You About Starting a... I get to hear a lot about the various stories therapists hear from their colleagues about starting a private practice. I receive emails from all over the world of therapists feeling concerned, intimidated and cautious from these stories. It’s pretty common that therapists will tell … ...
How Wearable Tech Can Improve Your Health     Wearable fitness and medical technology is huge news;being widely reported that wearable tech is easily going to be the best seller of 2016. We’ve moved beyond the “gimmick” … ...
Male Borderline Personality Disorder: What You Should Know... Do you or someone you know exhibit the following characteristics: frequent self-injurious behaviors (SIB), suicidal ideations or suicide attempts, frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment, unstable and intense interpersonal … ...
Making midlife friends Research has found significant health benefits to a friend-full life, including social support in dealing with depression, trauma and stress.
Another reason why pregnant women shouldn't smoke: schizophrenia There is a link between maternal smoking and schizophrenia in offspring, according to new study.
Contraceptive use, relationship status, testosterone and socially dominant behavior in women Women’s tendency to behave dominantly in social situations may have more complex causes than men’s, depending not only on testosterone levels but also on factors including contraceptive use and relationship status, according to a study published in the journal Adaptive Human Behaviors and Physiology. Socially dominant behavior refers to actions asserting one’s own interests and [...]
Smoking during pregnancy associated with increased risk of schizophrenia in offspring A study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York State Psychiatric Institute and colleagues in Finland reports an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for schizophrenia in children. The paper evaluated nearly 1,000 cases of schizophrenia and matched controls among offspring born in [...]
Poverty marks a gene, predicting depression-related brain function A long line of research links poverty and depression. Now, a study by Duke University scientists shows how biology might underlie the depression experienced by high-risk adolescents whose families are socio-economically disadvantaged. The study, published May 24, 2016 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, combined genetics, brain imaging and behavioral data gathered as adolescents were followed [...]
Study: Only half of antidepressant prescriptions are for depression In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jenna Wong, M.Sc., of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and colleagues analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribing for depression. Antidepressant use in the United States has increased over the last 2 decades. A suspected reason for this trend is that [...]