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5 Quotes to Help Inspire Your Mental Toughness   Having one of those days? Feel like everything that could go wrong just did? Wonder if there is something out there conspiring against you? Or maybe you’ve been feeling … ...
Spike activity 15-01-2016 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The New York Times has a brilliant piece on the non-scandal around sociologist Alice Goffman that’s also a reflection on sociology itself. There’s a fascinating piece on ‘super forecasters‘ – people who seem to have an exceptional ability to judge the outcome of future […]
Eco-Spirituality and Nature Informed Therapies: Part Two... Research indicates that encounters with nature bring a sense of balance and relief from everyday stressors and also rekindle a sense of belonging to the natural world (Chalquist, 2014, p. 71). In addition to promoting physical health, active participation in the natural world appears to … ...
Why Write A Book And How To Do It “Books can make us think and take us out of our lives.” Joanna Penn notes: “You know, life is hectic, life is crazy we all get bogged down in the … ...
Understanding Introverts 5 ways to help an extrovert understand an introvert. Why do we feel we need to change those who aren't like us; instead, let's choose to understand them!
Tips for Managing Daily ADD Behavior One of the challenges of attention deficit disorder (ADD) is taking the first real step.  There are the many false starts such as organizing a desk, sharpening all of the pencils (because one is never enough), going to the bathroom, adjusting the lighting, and checking … ...
Saying Hello to Passers-By It’s a simple thing. And pretty manageable. It doesn’t involve actually having full conversations with people. One simple technique we can use, which will make a big difference to how … ...
What is Depression? Animation Explains (Video) Short animated video explains symptoms of depression and tips for helping....
NBC Shoots Down Jimmy Fallon Drinking Rumors The rumblings have been growing for a while now but, apparently, they have become loud enough that NBC felt that the situation needed to be addressed. Jimmy Fallon took over … ...
Getting Married Takes a Leap of Faith Many singles are conflicted about marrying. They yearn for the fulfillment a good marriage brings but are afraid to commit. They fear it won’t work out, which, given the current high rate of marriage failures, is understandable. It should come as no surprise that it … ...
Psychiatric Medicines Are Not All Good Or All Bad Psychiatric meds that are very helpful for clear cut psychiatric disorders usually do more harm than good when used for the everyday difficulties that life throws at us.
Using Photography to Really See Your World Something interesting happens when we take a photo: We open our eyes. Fully. It’s as though before that a curtain had been covering our eyes. It’s as though a veil … ...
Is Curing Mental Illness A Fairy Tale? Reporter: Curing Cancer Awesome! What about curing mental Illness??? President Obama: The cow jumped over the moonshot 2. Caption: Is Curing Mental Illness A Fairy Tale? In President Obama’s 2016 … ...
Place a bet on your weight-loss goal, and you may win twice Dieters with a financial incentive to lose weight are more likely to reach their target compared with those who have no money at stake.
Donald Trump Waxes Poetic about New York City A narcissist can be expected to say nice things about himself - and anything he identifies with himself.
What We Do with Our Pain I’ve been thinking a lot about brokenness lately.  About the ways in which we all are broken, both big and small. And to be honest, it’s scary.  Terrifying actually. The way I see it, we are all walking around with wounds.  If we are lucky, … ...
The Link Between Introversion and Loneliness Are introverts doomed to be lonely? No. But they are more prone to battle with this painful feeling.
Finding a Replacement for Worry This week I worked up the courage to try again to meditate on my new New Year’s intention, to “have faith.” As I prepared to do this, I remembered my first … ...
This Very Easy Change To Tableware Can Help You Eat 30% Less If you're watching your weight, then here's a trick that helps. » Continue reading: This Very Easy Change To Tableware Can Help You Eat 30% Less Related articles:Easy Mental Trick Which You’ll Be Surprised To Learn Reduces Appetite Consuming This Type of Fat Linked to 10% Worse Memory Performance Two Servings of Specific Vegetables Can Reduce Brain Age By 11 Years Four Common Foods That May Lower Risk of Depression Depression: This Tiny Change to Diet Has Protective Effect
Weight loss, quitting smoking and giving up alcohol may be aided by hormones from our guts Scientists are investigating whether an infusion of gut hormones could help people to stop over-eating, quit smoking, or give up alcohol. In the study, volunteers will have three infusions of hormones similar to GLP-1 and ghrelin, or a placebo infusion of salt water. There will be 90 participants in total -- 30 will be overweight and trying to lose weight, 30 will be ex-smokers and another 30 will be ex-drinkers.