|Being Sensitive But Rocking The Boat
||Being creative is not some kind of personality trait; you need to have more than just creative ideas or innovative possibilities, you need to actually do something in the world: … ...
|Overidentifying With OCD
||Sometimes I worry that I overidentify will my OCD or my mood disorder. While a year and a half since my OCD diagnosis and a year since my mood disorder … ...
|How to Get Over Your Fear of Talking about...
||Talking about money can be difficult, even scary. It’s a topic that makes a lot of people feel uncomfortable. Whether you’re negotiating higher pay in a new job offer or vying for a promotion in your current role, discussing salary is downright stressful. You’re afraid … ...
|Tips for Dealing with Distractions that Stop You from...
||When you’re about to create, suddenly everything is a distraction. The dishes. Laundry. Your cell phone, which you check every few minutes. That conversation you had with a friend, which … ...
|When Too Much Food Is Never Enough
||A good friend had a true reversal of fortune when the economy crashed in 2008. The daughter of wealthy parents, she had always had more than enough — enough money, … ...
|College Athletes May Be More Depressed Than You Think
||Similar to the compulsive exerciser whose tireless adherence to fitness most people admire, many college athletes may be struggling beneath a veneer of achievement.
|5 Practices to Achieve Work-Life Balance
||We live in a time-poor era where everything has to be done yesterday and our to-do list is ever-growing. Achieving work-life balance is an everyday challenge for many of us and it can sometimes feel more like a dream than a reality that can be … ...
|Psychology research reveals the connection between color and emotion
||Does red make us feel dominant? Does blue give us more pleasure than green? Scientists sought to answer these and other questions in a study published in 2016. Previous research has shown that colors can affect behavior and emotions on a subconscious level, but scientists were interested in how we judge and perceive our own [...]
|Positive fantasies about the future linked to increased symptoms of depression
||A new psychology study suggests that some forms of “positive thinking” have limited value in the fight against depression — and could even be a hindrance. The research, published in the journal Psychological Science, found people who fantasized about an idealized future tended to have fewer depressive symptoms in the present, but faced more depressive [...]
|To Make Fulfilling Decisions Reconnect with Yourself
||I used to make decisions by asking everyone else what they thought I should do without ever really asking myself. I used to think I had to earn people’s attention, … ...
|Want to learn a new skill? Faster? Change up your practice sessions
||When practicing and learning a new skill, making slight changes during repeat practice sessions may help people master the skill faster than practicing the task in precisely the same way, Johns Hopkins researchers report. In a study of 86 healthy volunteers asked to learn a computer-based motor skill, those who quickly adjusted to a modified [...]
|Here’s how infants learn from facial expressions
||Faces and facial expressions have a special power over us as human beings. While friendly faces make us feel warm and fuzzy, those of our opponents evoke fear or even anger. So, when do we as kids learn to recognize faces and facial expressions? And what lessons can be learned by parents whose facial signals [...]
|Better access to contraception means more sex for married couples
||Married couples in low- and middle-income countries around the world that use contraception are having more frequent sexual intercourse than those that do not, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. In findings being presented at the International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, researchers from the Johns [...]
|Baltimore-based study finds violence is linked to teens’ risky sexual behavior
||Teens’ experiences with violence — either through fear of violence, observing violent events, or being victims of violence themselves — are associated with how likely they are to have sex and use condoms, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The findings of the Baltimore-based study could eventually lead to [...]
|Scientists identify potential ‘guardian’ against neurodegeneration
||Stopping disruptions in cellular “trash removal” brought on by errors in molecular marks on DNA may guard against neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Novel findings from a team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) Professor Gerd Pfeifer, Ph.D., implicate certain epigenetic modifications–marks on the DNA that affect gene regulation without changing the genetic code–in the [...]
|What Are You Thankful For?
||I’ve spoken numerous times on the fact that happiness is fleeting and how it’s not something we should be striving for because it’s so momentary. I’ve talked about instead of … ...
|Repeated traumatic experiences throughout infancy multiplies by 7 the risk of psychosis
||A study carried out with participation of the University of Granada (UGR) proves that suffering repeated traumatic experiences throughout infancy and adolescence multiplies by 7 the risk of suffering psychosis during adulthood. Additionally, having been a heavy cannabis user (that is, smoking five times a week or more) during infancy or adolescence multiplies said risk by [...]
|5 Food Types Linked To Lower Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease
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|Don’t Mess with Moms Who’ve Suffered Postpartum Depression #meditateonthis...
||When you claim there’s some sort of global conspiracy against a minority population, you probably should have some, you know, actual data to back up your claims. Unless, of course, you’re a New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson. Then you can just apparently make … ...
|The Dark Underbelly of Psychiatry
||I conceptualize psychotherapy as a contemporary spiritual path designed to address the vicissitudes of human suffering through an elaborate understanding of the human condition. By holding a sacred space with humanity and insight, illusions can be stripped away and truths unlocked. Suffering can be assimilated, … ...