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How to Forgive Yourself and Why It’s Important You made a mistake. You made a bad decision. You hurt someone. You failed a test. You didn’t complete all your tasks for the day. You woke up late. You forgot to pay a bill. You didn’t meet an expectation — or even come close. … ...
3 More Tips to Feel Ready for Midterm Exams Big exams can seem overwhelming, but there’s plenty you can do to get ready. Here are three more tips (I posted the first three here); pick and choose or try … ...
This Fine Belief May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease This belief about ageing may protect against memory loss linked to Alzheimer's. » Continue reading: This Fine Belief May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease Advertisement Get yourself from Crisis to Coping - your instant emotional toolbox. Pre-order the book here and start smiling.
Students now standing up to learn Standing desks can help boost student classroom engagement and burn calories, studies say.
The Anatomy of Hope “Hope” is not one of those words I’ve ever particularly resonated with. This is probably because hope has always felt rather passive – like wishful thinking rather than wishful doing … ...
Positive Thinking to Pass the Time Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid … ...
Neurotransmitter GABA predicts learning Neuroscientists at the Ruhr-University Bochum have determined a link between brain levels of the neurotransmitter GABA, the main source of inhibition in the brain, and tactile learning. Using magnetic resonance spectroscopy, they were able to show that success in learning can be predicted by baseline GABA levels.
Brain circuit mechanisms underlying arousal regulation revealed Adjusting a specific deep-brain circuit's firing frequency immediately and dramatically alters rats' forebrain activity and alertness levels, investigators have shown.
Today I Love The Anniversary of My Sobriety Today I love anniversaries. Like this one. Today is the 32nd anniversary of my last drink. Yep, I’ve been sober for 32 years as of today. I almost didn’t realize … ...
One More Curious Way The Internet Has Changed How We Think How the internet has changed our confidence in our own knowledge. » Continue reading: One More Curious Way The Internet Has Changed How We Think Advertisement Get yourself from Crisis to Coping - your instant emotional toolbox. Pre-order the book here and start smiling.
Reclaiming Creativity Humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow asked, “The key question isn’t ‘what fosters creativity?’ but it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost?” The birthright of the real self is creativity. Yet we are often stymied by our simultaneous quest … ...
7 Signs that Stress is Affecting Your Relationship In the chaos that is life, we often get bogged down with situations both in and beyond our control. While stress can hurt us physically by making us sick, exhausted, and generally worn down, it also is a difference maker in our relationships and marriages. … ...
7 Popular Marijuana Myths     While the march towards legalizing medical marijuana continues, so do the questions about pot’s impact on smokers’ health. With 23 states already legalized weed, 7 more states are … ...
Happiness and unhappiness have no direct effect on mortality, research suggests Happiness itself has no direct effect on mortality, a study of a million UK women has shown. Further, the widespread but mistaken belief that unhappiness and stress directly cause ill health came from studies that had simply confused cause and effect, say researchers.
Why Universities Must Improve Student Mental Health Care College's are breeding grounds for mental disorders, it's time to address this problem by providing effective mental health services.
Going Off Your Meds As you may have read in my last entry, I am going through a major medication change. We are getting rid of two atypical antipsychotics and adding a new one. … ...
Norman Holland on the brain and literature In his book “Literature and the Brain,” Professor Norman N. Holland details how we may respond so deeply in both creating and experiencing literature – novels, plays, poems, tv and … ...
Pesticide found in milk decades ago may be associated with signs of Parkinson’s A pesticide used prior to the early 1980s and found in milk at that time may be associated with signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, according to a new study.
Exhausted Mothers, It’s Not Your Fault that You Feel... I felt like that, too. I was head over heels in love with my daughters, but that didn’t protect me. I had been so determined to be the best mother I could be that I dedicated myself to the job beyond reason and became exhausted … ...
Mental Health and College Students: A Conversation College mental health is a huge issue. This blog explains what is happening and why.