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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.
Not 'junk' anymore: Obscure DNA has key role in stroke damage Blocking a type of RNA produced by what used to be called 'junk DNA' can prevent a significant portion of the neural destruction that follows a stroke, a new study in rats demonstrates.
How to Get Out of a Work Rut or Career Slump Have you ever had a day when things felt off? Maybe you continually lost focus, had an utter lack of motivation, or simply couldn’t rally to get anything done. We’ve all had unproductive days here and there, but occasionally, these slumps can span days, weeks, … ...
Social stress: Brain circuitry fails to connect in children with autism The holidays can be difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), particularly because of new or different social situations. One reason scientists believe ASD causes impairment in social interactions is due to an inability to effectively infer other's thoughts and feelings through 'theory of mind,' or ToM -- the ability to understand the mental states of others and oneself. An innovative brain imaging study has uncovered new evidence explaining why ToM deficiencies are present in ASD children.
Overhaul Your Emotional Resilience in Five Steps Are you emotionally overwhelmed with the demands of everyday life? Are you feeling totally drained by the stress of navigating relationships with others? Follow these 5 simple tips and bounce back from the emotional brink! 1. When you are feeling emotionally reactive, stop and reflect … ...
How Scary Are the Mental Health Risks of Vegetarianism? While most vegetarians don't have histories of psychiatric disorders, some studies have linked meat-avoidance with mental illness. But how strong is the link and why does it exist?