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How to Find The Best Books About Drug Addiction   Drug addiction is the subject of many books that are out on the market today. When you have an epidemic that so many people suffer from like drug addiction, … ...
4 Disorders that May Thrive on Loneliness Identifying and diagnosing a mental health issue is never an easy process. Most mental health struggles do not live in isolation, and many of us have negative thought or mood tendencies that, while challenging, do not qualify as a disorder. As a relationship coach, I’ve … ...
Why Unmarried Status Is a Diversity Issue This is the second part of a 2-part article making the case that unmarried status is a diversity issue. The first part, “Is your workplace fair to people who are … ...
Cabin Fever For half of the country we are dealing with unusual amounts of snow. I heard Nashville “ices.” Tell that to the few inches of snow outside my door and on … ...
Mental Illness and Dreams I watched a pretty great NOVA episode the other day, What Are Dreams? It was a fascinating look at how and why humans dream, whether other animals dream (yes, they … ...
Coming Clean Since I write a column on relationships, it feels important to be transparent in my own interactions with people in my life, particularly those in my inner trusted circle. One … ...
7 Steps to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions Congratulations! Despite the sarcastic negativity and nay-sayers, you have chosen a path of self-improvement. Here are seven simple things you can do to make sure you achieve all of your 2016 goals. Treat yourself. Your goals require a special type of strength from your mind … ...
Spike activity 22-01-2016 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New Yorker covers the shifting sands of autism in light of recent books that have rethought the history of the condition. Brian Resnick at Vox asked twenty psych researchers: What do you hate about science journalism? Lots of good stuff. Science reports big […]
Hooked on Psychics   Sarah Lassez has performed in over 20 movies. Her co-stars have been the caliber of Matthew Modine and Dennis Hopper. The obligatory Hollywood addiction she went through several years … ...
How to Worry Less: Tips from People Who Have Figured It Out Tired of worrying? The oldest and wisest Americans share three "trade secrets" for how to cut down.
Heavy Metal: Lead and the Brain How lead disrupts the brain and causes irreversible damage.
Most kids develop a sense of self-esteem as early as age five A YouTube clip called “Jessica’s Daily Affirmation” recently went viral. The clip shows a four-year-old Jessica standing in front of the bathroom mirror saying what makes her happy about herself. Jessica’s Daily Affirmation. Many youngsters, like Jessica, seem to exude positive feelings about their abilities – they happily report that they are good at running, [...]
5 Tips for Building a Healthy Relationship with Your... As any parent will know — or at least will have been warned — a child’s teenage years can be some of the toughest. It can be particularly hard if their parents are divorced or separated. A whirlwind combination of puberty, hormones, high school years, … ...
Self-Care Toolkit for Snow Days (or Any Kind of... Even here in Florida, right now, it’s just 40 degrees (though according to my weather app, it feels like “30”), and the wind is like music blaring from the radio. … ...
The Best Therapy Is a Great Relationship CHARLIE: At its best, psychotherapy creates a warm and understanding relationship through which we face ourselves and our feelings honestly in a way that allows us to heal from past … ...
Seasonal Changes In Maine the seasons are always changing and weather often transforms the landscape overnight. I thrive on this change and embrace each oncoming season. Winter is longest and seems to drag … ...
The Mentally Ill As Advocates For Each Other I once spent two days and a night wandering the streets of Los Angeles in a state of psychosis. I was extremely vulnerable as I walked through some gang-controlled neighborhoods. … ...
How I Express Gratitude I’ve talked before about seeking happiness, how it’s fleeting and isn’t sustainable and how we should seek contentment instead. Contentment is the knowledge that things are ok, that although they … ...
Facilitating Collective Intelligence Successful collaboration requires careful design of learning environments for group interaction and provision of good facilitation to promote meaning-making and problem solving.
Practicing Mindfulness with Chocolate Have you always wanted to try mindfulness meditation but didn’t know where to start? Here’s an example of the practice — using everybody’s favorite, chocolate: Take a small piece of chocolate. Hold it gently or have it near at hand so it doesn’t melt. Make … ...