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11 Steps to Creating Great Habits The new year is around the corner and many of us will endeavor to cultivate a new habit. Of all the steps below, the first may be the most important: … ...
The Cost of Relationship Conflict for Women: New Study... Relationship conflict. For many of us, the joy of Christmas is tempered by longstanding family conflicts and tensions that hit us head-on during family gatherings. Left unchecked, they can be a festering source … ...
5 Kinds of Disguised Emotional Abuse Emotional abuse is hard to detect, and that is why it is hard for a child (and even an adult) to figure out if they’ve been emotionally abused. It’s easy … ...
Compound helps regenerate neurons in damaged areas of brain An activator has proved a capacity to generate an important increase in neurogenesis, and represents a first step for future medicine for patients suffering from certain neurology diseases, say scientists.
Researchers elucidate network of genes that control when puberty begins In expanding our knowledge of how the brain controls the process of sexual development, researchers have identified, for the first time, members of an elaborate superfamily of genes that regulate the timing of puberty in highly evolved nonhuman primates.
Apps I Use To Manage My ADHD Introduction We live in a time when we are constantly looking at our smart phones. This can be distracting for anyone. However, for people with ADHD, it can completely hinder … ...
Are You a Self-Critic? Self-criticism is a nasty habit many of us have. When something in our work, school, or personal life goes wrong, many of us jump to self-criticism as a coping strategy. You might not even be aware that you’re doing it! To keep our self-critical voice … ...
Today I Love Music In The Morning Today I love music in the morning. I’ll be heading off shortly, through this light dusting of snow, to the radio station to play with my music partner Rebecca Johnson-Morelli. … ...
How You Solve This Maze Might Depend on Whether... While everyone was freaking out about a study showing a 43% increase in ADHD diagnoses last week, the results of another ADHD study were quietly released. The study didn’t get … ...
5 Holiday Tips for Managing Bipolar Disorder It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas, and there’s no place like Home for the Holidays. It may be the Most Wonderful Time of the Year but it can … ...
Mindful Driving in the Christmas Rush I am really feeling the benefit of peppering my day with mini-meditations right now. The next one I want to share with you is this: mindful driving. Christmas is a great time to bring this practice into our days. It has two huge benefits — … ...
A Little Help From Yourself Holidays are times of stress. Yes, there’s joy and family and planned fun. But not for everyone. And sometimes, along with the stress, there is pain. This is the time … ...
Teens still intrigued by e-cigarettes Survey shows cigarette use among teens hit an all-time low, but their fascination with e-cigarettes remains strong.
We’re Not Alone With Our OCD I danced around discussing the nature of my intrusive thoughts with my therapist for months. They’re usually violent. I hate them and don’t want to think them, but before I went on … ...
Why Not Me? I heard a  story today about a bold move made by pop icon Taylor Swift. She was performing in Nashville and had heard that Mick Jagger was also in town. … ...
Dealing With Holiday Stress When You’re Sensitive “When we’re sensitive to other people’s emotions and struggles, holidays bring extra challenges.” Carol Burbank, Ph.D. continues: “Winter celebrations bring their own craziness, the joy/grief cycle of memory, reunions and … ...
The #1 Myth That Will Kill Your Writing Career When you come to Hollywood to try to make it as a writer, you get all kinds of advice, and hear all kinds of stories and rumors about how to … ...
A Few Tips for a Mindful, Meaningful and Fun... Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind.” I’d have to agree with Emerson. Many of us think that … ...
6 Ways for Perfectionist to Have a Happily Imperfect... We all know that the holidays can be joyful, but also stressful. Perfectionists can get caught up in the to-do lists, the decisions, and the planning. We may overthink all the … ...
First serotonin neurons made from human stem cells A research pioneer in developing neurons from stem cells has created a specialized nerve cell that makes serotonin, a signaling chemical with a broad role in the brain, reports a new article.