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3 Tips to Begin Living Life to the Fullest Are you coasting through life or really flourishing? Unfortunately, most people are not flourishing. That’s a disappointing fact. The majority of people are languishing—going through the motions of life, not … ...
Processing Paris (of peace, war and people) …article excerpted from Processing Paris on The Huffington Post. I woke up on Saturday, November 14, to my usual laundry list of worries. Should I color my grey roots today … ...
Today I Love The Perfect White Field Out Back Today I love the way my world has put on its dress whites for me. I love the perfect white field out back of my house and I love how … ...
When the Holidays Remind You: I Don’t Have the... For many, the holidays are hard because of all those images of happy families. The rest of the year, maybe you’re able to just bury yourself in your own life … ...
Playfulness Is A Spiritual Practice Being playful, the very understanding of the purpose of games is redefined. Games are no longer about winning or even about cooperating. They are all and only about celebrating our capacity for having fun together.
Using Lists to Get Organized and Actually De-stress During... Every year the holidays seem to sneak up on us, don’t they? Come December many of us are surprised – and overwhelmed – by the extra responsibilities, extra tasks and extra events. We start to panic and wonder how the heck everything is going to … ...
Dropping The ADHD Ball Having ADHD means a lot of things. And they are subtle things. You can show signs of having ADHD and people who don’t know the symptoms will never know there’s … ...
The Big Lie Professors Are Telling Their Students The big lie is this: That a college education is ....
An Evolutionist’s List of Thanks From an evolutionary perspective, gratitude is a significant social emotion. It drives us to connect with others - and it works to remind us of the fact that we are always part of something larger than ourselves. Here is a list of 6 things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving (and all other days of the year as well).
Cynthia D. Belar to Assume Role of Interim CEO at American Psychological Association Start date is Jan. 1
Do You Isolate During Depression?   “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try … ...
Animal study shows how exercise may energize brain cell function As we age or develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s , our brain cells may not produce sufficient energy to remain fully functional. Researchers discovered that an enzyme called SIRT3 that is located in mitochondria — the cell’s powerhouse — may protect mice brains against the kinds of stresses believed to contribute to energy loss. [...]
Deciphering the role of brain layers New research from the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, sheds light into the role of layers in the brain. The study, published today in Neuron, shows that the formation of layers speeds the development of neuronal circuits although, surprisingly, it is not crucial for the [...]
Can a website keep suicidal thoughts away? Study in stressed young doctors suggests so If you think your life is stressful, try being a new doctor. The first year after medical school, called internship, means round-the-clock hours, low rank, constant demands from patients and superiors, learning complex new skills and constant fear of making a mistake that could harm a patient. The result: A year of stress, sleeplessness and [...]
Corporal punishment of children linked to lower school grades Debates on whether the use of physical force to discipline children is ever acceptable have once again been reignited with legislation passed in Ireland in early November to remove the defence of “reasonable chastisement” for corporal punishment. In new research conducted by the Young Lives study at the University of Oxford using longitudinal data from [...]
Looking to Our Past: Escapism or Exploration? The past is gone, cannot be changed, and cannot return. Is revisiting it in memory a reluctance to live in the present?
Mental Health in America: A Shakespearean Tragedy According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 16 million adults in the United States experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2012. Major Depressive Disorder is defined as “Depressed mood and/or loss of interest or pleasure in life activities for at least … ...
Make Your Meals Memorable Do you eat in front of the television? Ever start snacking on potato chips, then find your hand scrambling around the bottom of the bag wondering where all that salty … ...
How Physical Therapy Can Help Recovering Addicts     People coming out of a lifestyle that centered on abusing drugs and alcohol must include physical exercise as an important ingredient in their recovery program. Too often, bodies … ...
3 Reasons Why “Fake It Til You Make It”... Change. Loss. A Slump. Trauma. There’s a lot of ways to get thrown off balance and feel like you’ll never get up. We often think that healing will bring back … ...