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No, You’re *Not* Being Watched and Judged Constantly When you’ve been surrounded by narcissists all your life, naturally you assume everyone thinks like them. Judges you like them. Hey! It’s self-protection. But they don’t, you know. Holocaust survivor, … ...
Lost All the Friends I Ever Had… I’ve lost all the friends I’ve ever had. First, there were the ones I had as a young kid at high school. I left school one afternoon (for good) and … ...
7 Ways to Keep Worry at Bay When You’re Pregnant Pregnancy is both a beautiful and challenging time. It’s understandable that moms-to-be may have a long list of worries. For instance, maybe you’re worried about your baby’s health and well-being. Maybe you’re not sure if you’re doing enough — eating enough, eating the right foods, … ...
Today’s Customer Service, Not “Friendly,” but Annoying... 21st-century modern annoyances. There are many that accost our psyche. One modern-day annoyance is so called “customer service.” Customer service used to be “friendly” (or, at least that was the … ...
Do You Suffer From Election Stress Disorder? Political campaigns are designed to exploit bias rather than expose it. But how do candidates seem so certain about enormously complex problems?
Is Your Pet an Emotional Support Companion Animal? I can answer this question on my own behalf – YES. and YES. My 15-year-old parrot, Pearl, and my nearly-2-year-old tortoise, Malti, are two members of my closest support circle. … ...
Today I Love This Perfect Morning Today I love this perfect morning dawning cold and clear but offering the hope of warming up so much we’ll be dreaming dreams of summer by the gloaming and well … ...
7 Mindful Things You Can Do Today! When people practice mindfulness they say things like, it makes me calm, it softens my body, it helps me be more aware of choice or I seem to be more … ...
Immune cells help the brain to self-heal after a stroke After a stroke, there is inflammation in the damaged part of the brain. Until now, the inflammation has been seen as a negative consequence that needs to be abolished as soon as possible. But, as it turns out, there are also some positive sides to the inflammation, and it can actually help the brain to self-repair.
Young Adults in the 21st Century: 6 New Ways They Are Living Now that young adults are staying single so much longer, they are coming up with innovative ways of living and putting their own stamp on more traditional arrangements
Best of Our Blogs: April 15, 2016 There is a deficit in this country. People are starving for it. Countries are warring over it. The greatest need we have is compassion. It takes effort to put yourself in the shoes of your judgy mom or the aunt who thinks you’re making up … ...
ADHD Overwhelmed! Have you had a busy afternoon lately? Or maybe a busy day? What about a busy week? Have you had one of them ever? Not me. I don’t have busy … ...
Treatment-Resistant Depression Might Be ADHD Sometimes the simplest explanation is the best. Here’s an example: if you have depression that’s not responding to treatment, the core issue you’re dealing with might not be depression at … ...
The Top 20 Mental Health Issues Chosen By Clients I launched a local online mental health directory, Portland Therapy Center, in January of 2014. At the beginning of 2016, I launched an alternative healthcare directory, Wellpdx and started a new project, the Practice Academy, that helps health and wellness workers improve their digital brands … ...
Spotting a Bipolar Episode Before It Happens Living and functioning with bipolar disorder takes a tremendous amount of effort. Even with treatment, every aspect of our daily lives has to be evaluated to see whether or not … ...
Self Esteem and a Quiet Ego How does self esteem impact our lives and creativity? How do traits like egocentrism and narcissism relate to self esteem? In an article on these aspects of personality, psychologist Scott … ...
APA Seeks Clarification of Relevance of Specific Defense Department Policies to Independent Review Re-engages attorney to consider limited set of questions
Psychologists find a simple way to reduce racial prejudice Racially biased judgments can be effectively reduced by changing the way that people think about the ways that they share group memberships with those against whom they are biased, according to a study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. A wealth of research has shown that biased judgments about members of racial minority groups [...]
Brain imaging study suggests risk-taking behaviors can be contagious Why do we sometimes decide to take risks and other times choose to play it safe? In a new study, Caltech researchers explored the neural mechanisms of one possible explanation: a contagion effect. The work is described in the March 21 online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the [...]
Don’t count on strangers in medical emergencies, especially if you’re African-American In the first study of its kind, Cornell sociologists have found that people who have a medical emergency in a public place can’t necessarily rely on the kindness of strangers. Only 2.5 percent of people, or 1 in 39, got help from strangers before emergency medical personnel arrived, in research published April 14 in the [...]