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Does Therapeutic Storytelling Really Facilitate Healing?... The evolution of an evidence-based approach to mental health treatment has evolved as an attempt to help mental health practitioners provide quality and comprehensive care for their patients. However, as this approach becomes increasingly more prevalent among providers, the patients’ own personal anecdotes are often … ...
Psychology Around the Net: November 7, 2015 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! This week, we’ve got the latest on omega-3 supplements and depression (do they or do they NOT work?!), simple ways to boost your happiness (that aren’t all about YOU), information on “brain dumps” and how you can regularly perform one … ...
Adult Lessons from the Peanuts Movie A potent character builder....but a reinforcer of a key anti-male stereotype
Not Seeing your Child for Ten Years This is an extremely personal painful post to write. I haven’t seen my son Rio, the love of my life, for ten years. Here, I shall write about my feelings. … ...
HEALTHY HABITS OF A HEALTHY LEADER: DELEGATION An important skill to develop in life, regardless of your position, is the skill of leadership.  Whether you are a parent, a business owner, a teacher, a counselor, a ministry leader, etc., the benefits of developing leadership skills are necessary for helping improve your life … ...
Using Imagery to Find Peace After a Breakup Letting go of relationships is a process. I recently ended one. I cognitively understood the relationship would not work, but the subsequent feelings of loss and pain were still there. To create a healthy distance from my partner, I utilized imagery. I found it to … ...
Celebrate Your Successes I had a therapist, my last one actually, who used to ask me at the end of our session what good thing I was going to do for myself. She … ...
Are You Being Taken Advantage Of? In theory, it should be easy to answer this question. But in reality, many people have lost their ability to tell when they’re giving too much. Oh, in your gut … ...
A tip for seekers of self-knowledge. Self-questioning allows us to use our creativity in order to enhance self-knowledge. Many of the mistakes we make and the patterns of relating (at times unhealthy) we engage in could … ...
3 Ways to Flourish - New Must-See Research How can you become 9, 18 or 29 times more likely to flourish than others? Read on to discover 3 important pathways to flourishing.
Targeted treatment produces rapid shrinkage of recurrent, BRAF-mutant brain tumor Investigators report the first successful use of a targeted therapy to treat a patient with BRAF-mutant craniopharyngioma, a debilitating, recurrent brain tumor.
Spike activity 06-11-2015 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: If you only read one thing this week, make it the excellent critical piece on the concept of an ‘autism spectrum’ in The Atlantic. Nature reports that the controversial big bucks Human Brain Project has secured another three years’ funding. Giant all-knowing neurotron brain […]
Free Mental Health Care Makes Financial Sense Often people fret about who will pay for “free” healthcare. One solution more communities should look at is a private-public partnership between the local hospital and the government. In Orange County, Florida, a mental health clinic that opened in 2010 has served over 1,100 patients. … ...
3 Life-Changing Lessons on Body Image and Self-Care —... This month Weightless turns six years old! Wow. Holy moly. To honor the blog’s birthday, I’m sharing six lessons I’ve learned thus far about building a positive body image and … ...
Fun Friday: Mind Games: HORSE FEATHERS Fun Friday – win! go to: http://goo.gl/BBZJGg You Could win a free digital Caricature drawn by Me, Chato Stewart, of you or a loved one just for #horsingaround !!! Can … ...
Don't Decide Like Martians When faced with life-and-death choices, teams often decide on a course of action by voting. However, the voting method may bully some members of a team into going along with risks that they really don't want to take. The film "The Martian" illustrates this strategy, team decision making at its worst.
The 5 Real Reasons You Procrastinate It seems most Americans struggle with procrastination at least occasionally. A simple google search will yield many promising solutions, and yet we still seem to be wasting time and regretting … ...
Why Adults Are Less Happy Than They Used to Be Why American adults aren't as happy as they used to be.
This Common Belief About Male/Female Brains Is Wrong Are men and women's brains really that different? » Continue reading: This Common Belief About Male/Female Brains Is Wrong
The Dark Side of Parenting: The Cause of Bitter Parents Parenting for some is a pleasant and heartwarming experience overall. For other parents, however, parenting has caused them to feel overwhelmed and bitter. What causes bitterness in parents? A few simple factors make a major difference.