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Winning by Losing “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win,” said Mahatma Gandhi many years ago before he became one of the wisest leaders … ...
#190: Girls and Women and Sexuality-Part One JD Lasica via Compfight Last week I proposed the idea that sexual roles tend to break out along gender lines. That is, men typically exploit women sexually and women can … ...
5 Tips for Communicating with a Difficult Ex-Spouse Sometimes when life hands you a divorce, you end up with a difficult ex. One person’s description of difficult can vary from another’s, but it typically will include situations such as … ...
The Benefits Of Exercise For Depression Introduction Exercise is one of the best ways to maintain your physical health. However, exercise is also good for your mental health, as well. In particular, exercise can help alleviate … ...
The Perks of Being a Highly Sensitive Person I wanted to take my daughter to the mall. That shouldn’t be so difficult, right? I overheard her on the phone saying to a friend, “You’re so lucky that your mom likes to shop. My mom HATES the mall.” It’s true. Malls, like carnivals and amusement … ...
4 Ways To Stop The Language of Abuse Growing up I learned what I call the “Language of Abuse.” Not only did I experience physical and sexual abuse for the first two decades of my life, I also … ...
What Goes On Inside You During Therapy? What goes on inside you--feelings and thoughts--right before, during, and after a therapy session? I call this the inner session. ...
Post-traumatic stress disorder seen in many adults living with congenital heart disease Adults living with congenital heart disease may have a significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder than people in the general population. Clinicians and caregivers may need to be aware of possible PTSD symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, in their patients.
What a Dandelion Taught me about Life, Death, and... Dandelions are really annoying. We all know these yellow colored devils that pop up seemingly out of nowhere and by the thousands every Spring. But, something in this dreaded flower … ...
'Cold turkey' best way to quit smoking People who want to quit smoking are more likely to succeed if they stop abruptly, study shows.
Why Is Time Passing So Quickly These Days? Here are 4 reasons time seems to speed up as we age, and 4 ways to slow it down.
Dopamine key to vocal learning, songbird study finds New research found that a reduction in dopamine levels in a small region of the basal ganglia in the finches' brains caused a reduction in their ability to correct vocal errors, while having no detectable effect on their ability to sing.
This ‘Superfruit’ Improves Memory and Cognitive Function The group eating the super-fruit had improved memory and better access to words and concepts. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Being Danced By Life “Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.”-Arianna Huffington The music is playing, sweet and slow. The swaying begins, feet slide, hips sway, held in the … ...
How Healthy are Your Defense Mechanisms? Everyone uses defense mechanisms but not everyone uses the same ones. Your ability to use the more mature ones may turn out to protect your health.
Parenting or Teaching the Curious Observer Child The 5-Observers didn’t toot their own horns at all, but when they felt listened to and comfortable they revealed fascinating inner lives.
Keep Your Brain Younger With One Physical and One Mental Activity Gray matter ageing slowed significantly by these two factors. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Deep Down, Are You a Murderer? A man killed his in-laws while asleep. You could too.
Angry Thoughts You need to look carefully at your angry thoughts and try to see if you are making errors in the way your interpret situations. It can help to examine long … ...
Mindfulness or Savoring? How To Tell Them Apart. Many times I hear people say that they enjoyed the practice of mindfulness because they loved the prolonged and concentrated feeling of calmness they felt as they turned their attention … ...