|3 Things To Do When Therapy Doesn’t Work
||What can we do when we’re stuck and therapy isn’t helping? I’ve been in therapy on and off over many years and I’ve discovered three things to do when my … ...
|Emotionally Neglectful Family? 7 Tips for the Holidays
||Well, it’s that time of year again. The most difficult time of year for you if you belong to an emotionally neglectful family. First let’s define Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN), … ...
|Are You Shocked By The Political Parties?
||Politics matters to many people, and the electrical responses from their skin shows that.
|The Weight Change Required To Increase Attractivity
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|Self-Care Sunday: Present Over Perfect
||There’s a powerful perspective that many of us miss around the holidays and, of course, at other times too. It’s the idea of being present instead of being perfect. Because … ...
|Today I Love The Peace Of Early Sunday
||Today I love the peace of early Sunday in the rain. I love how the house talks about its age with creaks and pops, tells me it remembers every party … ...
|Campus Protests, Narcissism and the Dearth of Civility
||I actually began this piece with the title, “Campus Protests and the Death of Civility,” then I suffered an unexpected twinge of hopefulness. Yet the vitriol, racial slurs, and even death threats surrounding the recent spate of campus protests1 do not encourage me. To be … ...
|How to Thrive — Not Just Survive — the...
||If the sights and sounds of Christmas evoke dread, anxiety or depression, you’re certainly not alone. It’s likely that many of your friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors experience similar emotions. There’s just so much to do — last-minute shopping for gifts and meal items, … ...
|Drug control through fantasy neuroscience
||I’ve got an article in today’s Observer about the disastrous Psychoactive Substances Bill, a proposed law designed to outlaw all psychoactive substances based on a fantasy land version of neuroscience. “The bottom line is, the only way of knowing whether a mystery substance alters the mind is to take it. You simply can’t tell by […]
|Inspiration and Encouragement for Creating Dangerously
||One of my favorite books is Barbara Abercrombie’s A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration & Encouragement. In fact, it inspired my own book. I wanted to create … ...
|One More Gift Idea for People with OCD and Anxiety
||Last post on this topic — at least for now! There was one suggestion for a gift people with OCD or anxiety might enjoy that came up a few times: … ...
|Should I Have a Podcast?
||I am thinking of doing a podcast about mental illness. I am testing the waters and seeing who would be interested in hearing my voice. My voice with another mental … ...
|Want To Deal With Stress Better? The One Question...
|| Want to deal with stress better? Want to learn to be less bothered by the ups and downs of life? If you answered yes to these questions, chances … ...
|Scientists discover new computerized linguistic approach to detect Alzheimer’s disease
||Researchers have discovered how to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease with more than 82 per cent accuracy by evaluating the interplay between four linguistic factors; and developing automated technology to detect these impairments. The study, led by Dr. Frank Rudzicz, Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TR), UHN, is published in the December issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s [...]
|Social Media, Anxiety, and the Highly Sensitive Me
||I have had a love/hate relationship with social media since the craze began. I see those obnoxious graphics proudly boasting the fact that you are a rhymes-with-witch all over social media. Seriously, why is this okay and generally accepted behavior? I hope you’re simply confused … ...
|Phobia of sicknesses leads to ‘Angelina Jolie syndrome’
||The politicization and commercialization of health issues in today’s Western culture have led to growing healthism — a peremptory idea of self-preserving behaviour. This approach criticizes everything that fails to fit into the glamorous standards of a beautiful, young and slim body. In extreme forms, healthism is close to eugenics, which selects a ‘correct’ heredity. [...]
|New study finds nearly half of American Muslim doctors feel scrutinized on the job
||While many studies have examined the impact of bias based on race, gender or sexual orientation, religious discrimination in the health care workplace has received little research attention. A new study funded by the John Templeton Foundation and conducted at the University of Chicago finds that for Muslim Americans, even those in one the nation’s [...]
|5 classic studies of learning
||I have a piece in the Guardian, ‘The science of learning: five classic studies‘. Here’s the intro: A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. A classic study isn’t classic just because it uncovered a new fact, but because it neatly demonstrates a profound truth about how […]
|5 Tips for Introverts at Bars, Parties and Social...
||Are you an introvert? Do you find it difficult to go to social gatherings, such as bars, parties or other “people centered” events? If so, you are not alone. Lots … ...
|Thinking about death makes people value the future, study suggests
||New research suggests that thinking about death makes people value the future more — at least when money is involved. “Death is a stark reminder that the future is not guaranteed, so it is reasonable to believe that thoughts of personal mortality make one even more inclined to value today over the future,” Nicholas J. [...]