Article Description
Today I Love The Laughing Gulls Today I love the laughing gulls as they circle and wheel through the sky in the damp cool morning air. I love the way their calling voices say that winter is over and Spring is in full swing. I love that they understand that Spring is a transition and I...
Is it Better to Stay Single, if You Have... Sometimes, I think that it’s better to be single. Unless you have a great relationship, marriage can be extremely stressful at times, with lots of worry. If we have a … ...
Mental Health and Relationships I sometimes think that it’s better to be single. Unless you have a great relationship, marriage can be extremely stressful at times, with lots of worry. If we have a … ...
Pandora’s Box: Is Human Curiosity a Blessing or a Curse? Will people put themselves in harm's way, just to satisfy their curiosity?
6 Reasons Why It’s Harder to Love a Stepmom Stepmonster. It’s a term we’ve all heard and one that instantly paints a picture in your head. A nasty, wicked woman who has entered the lives of a man and his … ...
What You Need to Know About Relapse in Bipolar... Bipolar disorder tends to look different in different people. For instance, one person experiences a depressive episode as angry and irritable, said Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, a psychotherapist in Sharon, Ontario, Canada. Another person is unable to get out of bed or take care … ...
Q & A: Yoga-Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy As mindfulness has exploded into a range of clinical and research settings across the world, its close relative, yoga, has followed suit. Across a range of settings, from community mental health to psychology labs at some of the top research universities, yoga is being incorporated … ...
State of Mind Can Improve State of Health Norman Cousins had been an editor of the Saturday Evening Post and later went on to help UCLA start what, after his death, became known as the Norman Cousins Institute … ...
How Hospitals Make It Hard for Single People to... If you are single and you need to have a simple outpatient procedure performed at a hospital, you may think that it is no big deal. You can just call … ...
13 Quotes From Famous Creative People About High Sensitivity... 1.“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.” “To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a … ...
Getting a Referral That Lands You A Job Employers' #1 source of employees is a referral from a trusted colleague. Here's how to get one.
How Secular Spirituality Inspires Effective Psychotherapy People of incompatible faiths have reported profound spiritual experiences - secular meditation distills what is essential. Can we extract what is necessary from psychotherapy?
12 Self-Respecting, Supportive Things to Say to Yourself Today... Our best friend and our worst enemy reside within us. Unfortunately, most of us access the latter far more often than the former.  ―Maddy Malhotra I’m often amazed at how … ...
A look at MDMA — the party drug known as ‘ecstasy’ that could be used to treat PTSD Ecstasy is the street name for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA, an illicit party drug that speeds up messages to and from the brain and alters the user’s perception of reality. Other street names include eckies, E, XTC, pills, pingers and molly. Pills sold as ecstasy contain variable amounts of MDMA, sometimes none, and may also include [...]
The Shortcut to Finding Pleasure From Pain Why do people experience pleasure from pain? Who is more apt to do so? What are the lessons for dealing with stress, loss, and trauma? Read about the concept of benign masochism.
Results of world’s first study on new treatment for heroin addiction The results of the ground-breaking SALOME research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, show chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool – hydromorphone, a licensed pain medication. “The findings of the SALOME researchers shine a new light on how we can help people with heroin addictions,” said Health [...]
Scientists find specialized guardians that remove dead and dysfunctional brain cells By adolescence, your brain already contains most of the neurons that you’ll have for the rest of your life. But a few regions continue to grow new nerve cells–and require the services of cellular sentinels, specialized immune cells that keep the brain safe by getting rid of dead or dysfunctional cells. Now, Salk scientists have [...]
Children’s interactions more complex than predicted While sharing toys and fighting with each other, kindergarten children helped researchers understand the patterns and qualities of interactions in social groups. The results were much more complex than the scientists originally predicted. “We rightfully realize that social networks are important for many aspects of our lives. Yet when asked to define networks, we normally [...]
For parents of autistic children, more social support means better health About one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their parents consistently report greater stress levels, caregiving burden and depression than parents of typically developing children. Chronic caregiving stress has also been associated with poorer physical health — more pain, more disruptions from physical-health problems and lower overall health-related [...]
Discrimination on Facebook: A matter of gender While young, less educated males are those who share a greater amount of discriminatory content on Facebook, young university females share the least. According to a study conducted by sociologists at the University of Rovira i Virgili (Spain), there is a feminine way as well as a masculine way to behave on the Internet: males [...]