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I Have Defects, And ADHD I am not perfect. For one thing, there’s my ego. Perhaps if I could get rid of it, I’d then be perfect? Okay, maybe not. Let’s consider a few things … ...
Is It a Good Idea To Build on Signature Strengths? There is a surge of interest in assessing and using psychological strengths. In this blog post, I detail what prior journal articles, books, and expensive workshops are missing.
Distractibility by Any Other Name Why are so many people with ADHD drawn to creative activities? A lot of us either have creative careers or have creative hobbies that are a big part of our … ...
How Wives Contest the Australian Open Men’s Tennis Final... The Australian Open Tennis final is contested by Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, who both relatively recently got married. There is a new theory in psychology that contends marriage impacts the male competitive spirit and even suggests that it’s these background issues in the personal lives of … ...
Why We Write—And Why We Do Anything In 2001, Terry Tempest Williams answered the question of why she writes in Northern Lights magazine: “I write to make peace with the things I cannot control. I write to … ...
What Couples Can Learn From Presidential Campaigns! As the country takes a close look at the presidential hopefuls stepping up in Iowa and soon in many other states, they are offered some important take-home messages. For most … ...
Depression Tool: Family Night Doodle Family Doodle Family, you can’t pick them! you can only love them. ask to be love by them. Dealing with depression I need lot of external tool…not just MEDICATION.   … ...
Being Blamed: Is It Personal? When you take things personally, you feel offended and disrespected. Your reaction is either to defend yourself or submit passively. Either way you take someone’s criticism and view it as … ...
How Hugs Can Make You Happy Today as I was pondering some topics for my weekly blog, I was struck by an incredibly wise suggestion from my five and a half year old son. “Talk about … ...
Identity Theft: How Labels Have Stolen Your Life I’m different. Are you really? What makes you so different? An illness? A diagnosis? Something that has caused a setback or caused you to have an issue or multiple issues … ...
Using Books to Fight the Winter Blues With winter here, many people experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or just feel a little melancholy and low in a colder, darker time. For many readers, books are a go-to all-natural antidepressant. Stories are powerful mood uplifters—through a book you can be transported far away: to a warmer climate, to...
Why We Hide The wise Seth Godin posted a blog recently called “Hiding.” He included these words: “We hide by avoiding things that will change us … We hide by asking for reassurance. We hide by letting someone else speak up and lead … We live in fear … ...
I’m A Giver…And It’s Wearing Me Out When I love, I love hard and I show those people who hold a special place in my heart how much I love them by putting all of my energy … ...
Anxiety sensitivity hinders young adults from reaching their exercise goals The level of anxiety sensitivity in young adults is correlated with success or failure in achieving exercise goals, according to a study published earlier this month in Behavior Modification. Anxiety sensitivity (AS) is “the fear of anxiety-related sensations.” In other words, people with AS fear experiencing phenomena like tightness of the chest, sweating, or an [...]
The brains of patients with schizophrenia vary depending on the type of schizophrenia An international team, made up of researchers from the University of Granada, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of South Florida, has linked the symptoms of schizophrenia with the anatomical characteristics of the brain, by employing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Their research, published in the academic journal NeuroImage, could herald a significant step [...]
Here’s Your 5-Step Guide to Taking Life Chances You can HANDLE this! The very thought of a life-changing decision brings chills to most of us, yet from the moment we are born, we keep taking these big steps toward change. Some of us feel a ton of stress and think through everything, and … ...
Psychology in Making a Murderer (no big spoilers) The most entrenched cognitive bias is in the direction of things we’ve already said and beliefs we’ve already acted on.
The Moment I Knew How A Dying Husband Taught His Wife A Lesson In Gratitude
What Do Your Favorite Posters and T-Shirts Say About You? Sure, I once wore messages on T-shirts. But after a certain age, I no longer wanted folks to read my bust-line in order to grasp my perspective on cultural and political issues.
Everyday Struggle of a Notorious People Pleaser Guest post by Joanna Rogowska: I like to reward myself at the end of the week with a delicious meal with friends. It’s my weekly treat. I also like to check … ...