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Savoring Simple Pleasures Every Day An important part of taking compassionate care of ourselves is to focus on simple pleasures. Which totally depends on you. That is, you get to decide what a simple pleasure looks … ...
Finding sheds light on what may kill neurons after stroke Strokes, seizures, traumatic brain injury and schizophrenia: these conditions can cause persistent, widespread acidity around neurons in the brain. But exactly how that acidity affects brain function isn't well understood.
How to Live with an Anxious Person It is normal to feel anxious when highway traffic goes from full speed to a screeching halt in a matter of seconds. Or when your child’s school gets placed on lockdown and all you get is a notification from the media. Or when the credit … ...
Suicide Rate Increases: What's Behind the Numbers? A new report from the CDC reveals a 24% increase in suicide in the United States. But why?
How to Get to Know the Real YOU I have spent years searching for the “real me.” Every so often I would catch this fleeting glimpse of someone – a free, funny, warm, spontaneous, creative, loving, laughter-filled being … ...
Hormone, neurotransmitter systems disturbed in alcoholics' brains The brain tissue of people with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics' brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive to the brain tissue of anxiety-prone type 1 alcoholics or impulsive type 2 alcoholics, according to a recent study.
Salts in the brain control our sleep-wake cycle A new epoch-making discovery has been made, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery may be of great importance to research on psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and convulsive fits from lack of sleep as well as post-anaesthetization confusion, according to experts.
3 Procrastination Myths That Won’t Help Your Kids, And... Myth #1: You need to be motivated to start a task… “But, mooooom, I don’t feel like it!” We’ve all heard children reject a task due to their inherent lack … ...
Surviving — and even thriving — through tragedy While some some people bounce back from difficult times, other people are devastated. A growing body of evidence explains why.
Today I Love New Days Today I love new days that remind me that yesterday is done and today is the prize I win for having survived. I love that it is Friday. I love … ...
Best of Our Blogs: April 29, 2016 You’re awaiting a diagnosis, or maybe a correct one. The fear of knowing is almost equally as excruciating as knowing. You feel like the rest of your life is dependent on this one moment. It all feels so final. You’re on the precipice of change and … ...
The Trouble With ADHD So I may be in trouble. I’m not sure. The truth is that I may have missed an appointment. Or, I might have been supposed to do something, for someone, … ...
4 Annoying Things People With ADHD Do The good news is, ADHD isn’t a disorder you have to suffer alone. The people around you are going to suffer too. When you have ADHD, you feel the brunt … ...
3 Major Risk Factors for Developing Bipolar Disorder The idea of bipolar disorder has existed for over a thousand years, though it wasn’t given serious consideration until the early 20th century. At that point, German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin … ...
The OCD, Super Diligent, Over-Conscientious Boss Being careful and detail oriented is often a very desirable at work. But is this optimal rather than maximal. Can there be too much of a good thing with regard to diligence.
Creative Ideas, Creative Expressions, Creative Resistance... “Creative resistance is essentially anything and everything that prevents us from starting, developing or completing our creative projects.” Julia McCutchen As a creative person, you have a passion to use … ...
Less Than Perfect Is Just Fine In any creative endeavor, how does one strive for perfection while not being paralyzed or defeated by the knowledge that perfection is unattainable?
Pride and The Fall Isn’t it said that “First comes pride, then the fall?” I feel like my life is quite the opposite. I’ve written a memoir, “There Comes A Light: A Memoir of … ...
Holding the Mast in the Dark Night Sea Storm Linda: We can see intention as a light guiding our way through a dark passage. Or we can see intention as a machete blazing a trail through a thick jungle, … ...
Explaining Schizophrenia (Video) A short animated documentary explaining symptoms and types of schizophrenia....