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  • Parasite-schizophrenia connection: One-fifth of schizophrenia cases may involve the parasite T. gondii

    Schizophrenia News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Many factors, both genetic and environmental, have been blamed for increasing the risk of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Some, such as a family history of schizophrenia, are widely accepted. Others, such as infection with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite transmitted by soil, undercooked meat and cat feces, are still viewed with skepticism. A new study used epidemiological modeling methods to determine the proportion of schizophrenia cases that may be attributable to T. gondii infection. The work suggests that about one-fifth of cases may involve the parasite.
  • Higher suicide risk after served prison sentence

    Mental Health News From Medical News Today
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    People who have been in prison run a higher risk of committing suicide; 18 times that of the general population.
  • Even mild depressive symptoms result in poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome

    Depression News From Medical News Today
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken the outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital.
  • Is This Normal Anxiety or Something Else?

    Ask the Psychologist: Online Licensed Psychologist
    Dr Peter Thomas, PhD
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    Q: I need to know if I’m experiencing normal anxiety, an anxiety attack or an anxiety disorder. I’ve been experiencing the following symptoms for the past 2 weeks: Woke up from a dream (once) and I was feeling nervous and my heart was racing. Shortness of breath sometimes. I went to the hospital the first […]Tags: anxiety and stress, depersonalization, panic
  • Seasonal Fluctuations in Serotonin Responsible for SAD?

    Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health Headlines
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Seasonal affective disorder may be caused by seasonal changes in serotonin transporter levels. Medscape Medical News
 
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    Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily

  • Even mild depressive symptoms result in poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken the outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, according to a recent study. Patients with depressive symptoms had a weaker functional capacity post-surgery even five years after surgery. "The results indicate that attention should be paid to even mild depressive symptoms both before and after the surgery. This would allow health care professionals to recognize patients who might benefit from enhanced psychosocial support as part of their surgery-related treatment and rehabilitation process," says the first author.
  • Higher suicide risk after served prison sentence

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    People who have been in prison run a higher risk of committing suicide; 18 times that of the general population. By far the highest risk of suicide comes in the first months after release and among individuals with a history of substance abuse and previous suicide attempts, experts report.
  • Don't bet on stinginess to keep stress low

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Is generosity less stressful than being stingy? New research examined the physiological reactions of participants in a financial bargaining game and found that not only those receiving relatively low offers experienced stress but also those that make low offers, when compared to people who made more generous offers.
  • Suicide resilience, vulnerability among African-American adults focus of new research

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    Religious beliefs and practices may reduce thoughts of suicide among African-American adults in stressful life events induced by racial discrimination, according to a new research study.
  • PET scans reveal how psychodynamic therapy for depression may change brain function

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    A study has identified for the first time changes in the metabolic activity of a key brain region in patients successfully treated for depression with psychodynamic psychotherapy, suggesting a mechanism of action behind an important and widely practiced form of therapy. They also found evidence that pretreatment metabolism in a different brain structure might predict which patients are likely to respond to psychodynamic therapy.
 
 
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    World of Psychology

  • Recovery is the Voice that Tells Your Future

    Z Zoccolante
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    It’s 6:30 a.m. in Germany, and I am underwater, pulling my body through the cool water’s drag. I’ve ridden my bike to the swimming pool (das schwimmbad), and have lost my location amid the winding streets. I only know that I must exercise. That is enough to pull me from sleep at dawn and push me through the unknown streets while my heart clanks like a rocket in my chest. I will risk venturing into unknown safety to exercise. The compulsion scares me. Not appeasing it scares me more. The pool is centered inside a gray concrete building with the texture and window linings of an old…
  • How Mindful Analogies Can Help Kids in Therapy

    Matthew M. Leahy, PhD
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    School-aged children (6 to 11 years) often wonder why they are sitting in your office for therapy. Many thoughts and emotions are associated with coming to a mental health provider’s office, including curiosity, anxiety and even fear. In order to help kids deal with whatever may be bringing them to therapy, it’s important that they understand why they may need such a service. Kids are most receptive to messages that are age-appropriate and stated in ways that they can make sense of and understand. For elementary school-aged children, a mindful analogy is often an excellent tool to…
  • Best of Our Blogs: October 31, 2014

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Today is Halloween. Why is this dark holiday so popular with adults, not just kids? I think dressing up offers the opportunity to: 1) shed our seriousness for the night by being someone else 2) wear our shadows on our sleeves and 3) make fun of what scares us. Someone who is shy, quiet and anxious can, for example, play the role of a bold, gregarious character. A people-pleaser may be an evil villain. A perfectionist who is always in control can make fun of herself in a silly costume. Playing someone else for the night gives us a chance to remove our masks and display the parts of us we…
  • 5 Tips for Changing Negative Self Beliefs

    Psych Central Staff
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    “Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.” - Robert Gary Lee A year ago, I began to accept that I was depressed, and had been for a long time. It was scary. I broke up with my live-in boyfriend of almost three years, quit my job, and though I didn’t want to, I moved halfway across the country to move back in with my parents. I was a wreck; all of the feelings that I had been suppressing for years, some literally since childhood, came flooding back. My only defense in the past had been to ignore these feelings, though I did so quite poorly and ended up being an emotional basket case most…
  • 5 Ways to Stop Yourself from Eating When You’re not Hungry

    Suzanne Gelb, PhD
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    The fridge door is open and you’re peering inside, feeling bored, lonely or sad. But you’re not actually hungry. You know that eating what’s in front of you isn’t the answer. You know you’re just going to feel awful, if you do. But what are some things you can think, say or do to stop eating when you’re not hungry? Find your real hunger. If you’re not physically hungry, but you’re still feeling drawn to that leftover cheesecake on the top shelf of your fridge, it may mean that you’re hungry for something else. You might be hungry for a hug, reassurance, or love. You…
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    Depression News -- ScienceDaily

  • Even mild depressive symptoms result in poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken the outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, according to a recent study. Patients with depressive symptoms had a weaker functional capacity post-surgery even five years after surgery. "The results indicate that attention should be paid to even mild depressive symptoms both before and after the surgery. This would allow health care professionals to recognize patients who might benefit from enhanced psychosocial support as part of their surgery-related treatment and rehabilitation process," says the first author.
  • Higher suicide risk after served prison sentence

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    People who have been in prison run a higher risk of committing suicide; 18 times that of the general population. By far the highest risk of suicide comes in the first months after release and among individuals with a history of substance abuse and previous suicide attempts, experts report.
  • Suicide resilience, vulnerability among African-American adults focus of new research

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    Religious beliefs and practices may reduce thoughts of suicide among African-American adults in stressful life events induced by racial discrimination, according to a new research study.
  • PET scans reveal how psychodynamic therapy for depression may change brain function

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    A study has identified for the first time changes in the metabolic activity of a key brain region in patients successfully treated for depression with psychodynamic psychotherapy, suggesting a mechanism of action behind an important and widely practiced form of therapy. They also found evidence that pretreatment metabolism in a different brain structure might predict which patients are likely to respond to psychodynamic therapy.
  • Persistent pain estimated in 19 percent of U.S. Adults

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    39 million people in the United States, or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender, a new study reports. The authors noted that persistent pain correlated with other indices of health-related quality of life, such as anxiety, depression and fatigue. Individuals with those conditions were far more likely to report persistent pain.
 
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    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily

  • Persistent pain estimated in 19 percent of U.S. Adults

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    39 million people in the United States, or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender, a new study reports. The authors noted that persistent pain correlated with other indices of health-related quality of life, such as anxiety, depression and fatigue. Individuals with those conditions were far more likely to report persistent pain.
  • Animal therapy reduces anxiety, loneliness symptoms in college students

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students, according to researchers who provided animal-assisted therapy to 55 students in a group setting at a small arts college. They found a 60 percent decrease in self-reported anxiety and loneliness symptoms following animal-assisted therapy, in which a registered therapy dog was under the supervision of a licensed mental health practitioner.
  • Stress-related inflammation may increase risk for depression

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Preexisting differences in the sensitivity of a key part of each individual’s immune system to stress confer a greater risk of developing stress-related depression or anxiety, scientists report. Inflammation is the immune system's response to infection or disease, and has long been linked to stress.
  • Largest study of Hispanics/Latinos finds depression, anxiety rates vary widely among groups

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Rates of depression and anxiety vary widely among different segments of the U.S. Hispanic and Latino population, with the highest prevalence of depressive symptoms in Puerto Ricans, according to a new report. The researchers’ findings also suggest that depression and anxiety may be undertreated among Hispanics and Latinos, particularly if they are uninsured.
  • Fish intake associated with boost to antidepressant response

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Up to half of patients who suffer from major depression do not respond to treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Now a group of researchers has carried out a study that shows that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the response rate in patients who do not respond to antidepressants.
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    Psych Central News

  • Parenting Style Probably Does Not Raise IQ in Children

    Rick Nauert PhD
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    The ability to improve intelligence by environmental manipulation remains a subject of considerable debate. New research explores if a parents interactions with their child can help boost the child’s intelligence. For example, does reading bedtime stories, engaging in conversation, and eating nightly dinners influence a child’s intelligence later in life? Although the interactions are important for normal development and socialization skills, researchers say that none of these actions have any detectable influence on children’s intelligence later in life. In the study, Florida State…
  • Sad Feelings Persist Much Longer than other Emotions

    Rick Nauert PhD
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    As humans we all have emotional responses to change and transition. New research helps to explain the emotion of sadness and why sadness seems to last longer than other emotions. In the study, investigators discovered a person can feel sad up to 240 times longer than they feel ashamed, surprised, irritated, or even bored. The reason for this extended response is complex although one reason is logical — sadness often goes hand in hand with events of greater impact such as death or accidents. “The extended duration of sadness allows one more time to mull over and cope with what…
  • Sleep Apnea Affects REM Sleep and Memory

    Rick Nauert PhD
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    New research suggests sleep apnea may disrupt the formation of new spatial memories. Spatial memories are used every day and act as our internal compass to keep us from getting lost, remember where we left the keys, or parked the car. Sleep apnea is characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. In the new study, sleep specialists from New York University (NYU) used a unique technique to determine that sleep apnea may retard spatial memories. As discussed online in the Journal of Neuroscience, study participants were evaluated as…
  • Brain Response to Repulsive Images Predicts Political Affiliation

    Rick Nauert PhD
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    A new study suggests the way a person’s brain responds to a single disgusting image can be used to predict whether he or she identifies as a liberal or conservative. Still, investigators say that while a particular reaction or leaning may be instinctive, humans can exert control over what their brain may be telling them. With Election Day rapidly approaching, researchers believe the study should remind us of an important point, that we should “think” and not just “react.” “Disgusting images generate neural responses that are highly predictive of political orientation even…
  • Brain Study Suggests Biomarker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Rick Nauert PhD
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a perplexing condition characterized by extreme fatigue that can worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn’t improve with rest. While the cause remains unknown, a new imaging study has found distinct differences between the brains of CFS patients and those of healthy people. Stanford University School of Medicine investigators believe the findings could lead to more definitive diagnoses of the syndrome and may also point to an underlying mechanism in the disease process. The abnormalities identified in the study, published in the journal…
 
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    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily

  • Bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    A nano-sized discovery helps explain how bipolar disorder affects the brain and could one day lead to new drug therapies to treat the mental illness, researchers report.
  • YouTube as peer support for severe mental illness

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder use a popular social media website like YouTube to provide and receive naturally occurring peer support, researchers report.
  • Rare genetic dwarfism protects against bipolar disorder

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    A rare genetic dwarfism called Ellis van-Creveld syndrome protects against bipolar disorder, a team of scientists has shown. Thanks to the discovery, they have identified what is likely a key genetic pathway underlying bipolar disorder, a breakthrough that could lead to better drugs for treating bipolar affective disorder, as well as depression and other related mood disorders.
  • Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder associated with dendritic spine loss in brain

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder both appear to be associated with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two distinct disorders may share common pathophysiological features.
  • Benefits, risks of yoga found for bipolar disorder

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    A survey of people with bipolar disorder who practice yoga have identified benefits and risks of the practice. The information, plus a pilot clinical trial currently underway, could help psychologists develop yoga as an adjunctive therapy for the condition.
 
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    Schizophrenia News -- ScienceDaily

  • Parasite-schizophrenia connection: One-fifth of schizophrenia cases may involve the parasite T. gondii

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Many factors, both genetic and environmental, have been blamed for increasing the risk of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Some, such as a family history of schizophrenia, are widely accepted. Others, such as infection with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite transmitted by soil, undercooked meat and cat feces, are still viewed with skepticism. A new study used epidemiological modeling methods to determine the proportion of schizophrenia cases that may be attributable to T. gondii infection. The work suggests that about one-fifth of cases may involve the parasite.
  • EEG test to help understand, treat schizophrenia

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    An EEG test to study and treat schizophrenia has been validated by researchers. The findings offer a clinical test that could be used to help diagnose persons at risk for developing mental illness later in life, as well as an approach for measuring the efficacies of different treatment options.
  • Aspirin shown to benefit schizophrenia treatment

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Some anti-inflammatory medicines, such as aspirin, estrogen, and Fluimucil, can improve the efficacy of existing schizophrenia treatments, new research suggests. Research has shown that the immune system is linked to certain psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Research has shown that "antioxidants and anti-inflammatory drugs could not only reduce symptoms associated with the disorders but also prevent the appearance of neurobiological abnormalities and transition to psychosis if given early during brain development," experts say.
  • YouTube as peer support for severe mental illness

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder use a popular social media website like YouTube to provide and receive naturally occurring peer support, researchers report.
  • Increased health risks linked to first-episode psychosis

    8 Oct 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Many patients with psychosis develop health risks associated with premature death early in the course of their mental illness. Patients with schizophrenia are already known to have higher rates of premature death than the general population. Elevated risks of heart disease and metabolic issues such as high blood sugar in people with first episode psychosis are due to an interaction of mental illness, unhealthy lifestyle behaviors and antipsychotic medications that may accelerate these risks, experts say.
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  • Psychology Offers Tips as Ebola Concerns Mount

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    What the Public Needs to KnowQ. What scares people the most about a threat from a natural disaster, contagious disease or terrorist attack? Are fear and anxiety a normal response?A. Experts on public health and risk perception say that fear about catastrophic incidents often originates from a feeling of lack of control and a perceived inability to prevent the problem or threat. Some level of anxiety is constructive in that it motivates people to take appropriate action (assuming such actions are available and recommended). But without any recommended course of action, anxiety around…
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week

    2 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    October 5th -11th 2014 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in the United States and Canada. Since 1990, mental health advocates across North America have joined together during the first full week of October to sponsor awareness, create outreach and provide screenings in the name of mental health.Also sponsored this week is  National Depression Screening Day on October 9th and World Mental Health Day on October 10th. Mental health, a component of well-being, is just as essential as physical health and spiritual health. Learn how to take action, find support and dilute…
  • How to Find a Good Therapist

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:12 pm
    One of the most common questions I'm asked is, "How can I find a good therapist?"Well, it's a multi-step process, so let's get going. Types of TherapistsFirst, it's important to think about the type of therapist you think is best for your presenting issues. There are many kinds of mental health therapists, but sometimes understanding "who does what" can be confusing. Here is a list to help identify the specialties and degrees therapists can hold.PsychologistsPsychologists generally have a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and must…
  • September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. Every 41 seconds someone's left to make sense of it.That's over 1 million people who die by suicide each year. And millions more who grieve and mourn the loss of their loved one.Suicide is THE most preventable kind of death. Education, resources, intervention and outreach can help children and adults who struggle with staggering sadness, hopelessness and despair.World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th sponsored by The International Association for Suicide Prevention, The World Health Organization, The United Nations and many…
  • Gallup Poll: State of Well-Being in the U.S.

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    A recent 2014 Gallup Poll cited levels of well-being in the USA. Research was done with over 85 thousand Americans and focused on 5 levels of well-being: Purpose, Social, Financial, Community and Physical. Below are more detailed definitions of these categories.Purpose well-being is composed of questions about having an inspiring leader, daily activity, goals, and strengths.Social well-being includes questions about relationships with friends and family, personal time, and received encouragement and support.Financial well-being is made up of questions about standard…
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  • Happy halloween…an excuse to celebrate with my black kitties (photos)

    Monica Cassani
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Just for fun...kitties and more kitties. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
  • We all have stories and context — diagnosis try to strip that away from us

    Monica Cassani
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Everything that happens in our lives (and all our encounters with psychiatry) are SITUATIONAL. Always. There is no such thing as a clinical depression without a "situation." That is a ludicrous and destructive fantasy. The same is true for anyone with any diagnosis. Schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety, OCD. We all have stories and context. Diagnosis try to strip that away from us. The fact is EVERY single person with a diagnosis has an individual, unique story and context. Everything matters. Diagnosis (as currently most frequently used) are reductionistic lies that try to remove us from the…
  • Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma

    Monica Cassani
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    "Trauma really does confront you with the best and the worst. You see the horrendous things that people do to each other, but you also see resiliency, the power of love, the power of caring, the power of commitment, the power of commitment to oneself, the knowledge that there are things that are larger than our individual survival. And in some ways, I don’t think you can appreciate the glory of life unless you also know the dark side of life" … [click on title for the rest of the post]
  • Madness: a meaningful journey

    Monica Cassani
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    A personal experience of hearing voices: - - More on this topic on Beyond Meds: Hearing voices: living and thriving as voice hearers Psychosis recovery: stories, information and resources Rethinking Madness: Towards a Paradigm Shift in our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis Madness as a reckoning of one’s own psyche. Yes. Filed under: health, mental health Tagged: hearing voices, personal […]
  • The mal-practice of psychiatry – By Paul Levy

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I first entered the psychiatric world in the middle of a life-transforming spiritual awakening which had gotten catalyzed because of intense emotional abuse from a psychopathic father. Spiritually emerging into a more expansive and whole part of myself, I was beginning to recognize the dreamlike nature of the universe, a universe in which we were all inseparably interconnected with each other. I was so enthusiastic about my realizations that the anti-bliss patrol got alerted and I got put into psychiatric hospitals, where I got (mis)diagnosed and medicated out of my mind such that my…
 
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  • Cops: Anti-violence protestors beat ex-roommate until he vomited blood

    Josh Kruger
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    If what police say is true, some anti-violence protestors in Pittsburgh don’t seem to walk the walk of their bullhorned talk According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, two protestors, one of whom was co-coordinator of a recent rally against gun violence, were arrested this week for “severely beating” their former roommate until he was unconscious, having seizures and vomiting blood. Police in Washington, Pa., just outside Pittsburgh say that “Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, jumped the man as he was walking down the street” in broad daylight on Tuesday.
  • Adrienne Truscott’s one-lady “rape comedy” mixes ugly truths, humor

    Bill Chenevert
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Take in this title and tagline for a moment: “Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy And Little Else!” Now read it again. One more time. A one-lady rape about comedy, you ask? Yes, indeed: This is Truscott’s deliciously challenging and strangely sexy one-woman show about rape. And yes, it’s hilarious. I don’t even know where to start. I saw previews last night, and I’m still mulling it over. First, let me here and now state that I am firmly against rape. I stand against it, and I actively try to advocate for…
  • Alone as a queer, young, black sci-fi nerd: then I discovered Samuel Delany

    phillynowstaff
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    By Alex Smith It was 1997, and I was running my fingers along the dust-strewn shelves, pacing back and forth as I stared at the rows of smarmy pulp-novel covers, searching for one particular kind of science fiction writer. One who could reflect my life and my future back to me. Because I knew there had to be at least one—right?—just one queer, black sci-fi writer out there, among the stacks, among the stars. Bookstore after bookstore, though, I left confused, bereft and actually kind of hurt. This was pre-Google, remember—before the Tumblr- and Facebook-fueled blossoming of…
  • How the polar vortex ruined my love of fall forever

    phillynowstaff
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    By Timaree Schmit Halloween is the best holiday, and anyone who disagrees is a stupid jerk. I’m sorry. I don’t mean that. I’m just anxious. Fall does that to me now. But it wasn’t always that way. I meant what I said about Halloween. What’s not to love? Costumes, candy, horror movies, dance parties and no required present buying. The origins are totally awesome, so unlike other holidays, you don’t have to feel guilty that someone—indigenous people, soldiers, a deity—was murdered to make it happen. Banks, the post office and restaurants will all be open, and it’s completely…
  • 2014 Barrymores salute Philadelphia’s thriving theater community

    J.R. Blackwell
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    (All photos by J.R. Blackwell) The Philadelphia theater community took center stage as a collective Monday night at the Merriam Theater, where 26 Theatre Philadelphia Barrymore Awards were handed out to honor and celebrate some of the city’s boldest and brightest performances. And even though a few rookies got welcome encouragement to stay and create in Philadelphia, it might have been the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Carla Belver, who stole the show with a deeply moving acceptance speech. When she began her career at Temple and then Villanova as a single mother, Belver told a…
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  • Perinatal Mental Health Hero

    Jennifer Marshall
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    I recently was introduced to a Labor & Delivery nurse who is making a huge impact on the state of perinatal mental health care pathways. I could feel the passion come through in her voice as we spoke a few weeks ago on the phone for nearly two hours about what she was doing to […] The post Perinatal Mental Health Hero appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Triggers and How They Affect Recovery

    Jennifer Marshall
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Knowing is half the battle. I found this to ring true in my experience with managing my mental illness during my pregnancies and postpartum. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1 in 2006. It took over a year for me to find the right psychiatrist, the right combination of medications, and the right techniques through […] The post Triggers and How They Affect Recovery appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Arm Yourself with Information

    Robin Farr
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    A guest post by Kristin Shaw When I was going through a divorce in 2004, I was sad, hurt, angry, and I cried a lot. A whole lot. I prayed to make the pain stop, and I would call my mother sobbing. “I can’t take this, Mom,” I would say. I’m sure her heart was […] The post Arm Yourself with Information appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsWow. Sounds almost like my story. Divorced. Then met a great ... by Nickole 
  • 6 Ways You Can Be an Empowered Patient During Pregnancy When You Have Bipolar Disorder

    ADriane Nieves
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    When we found out I was pregnant (far sooner than we had planned), my husband and I decided right away that no matter what course of treatment  we decided upon after speaking with my doctors, our number 1 priority was my mental health. Still absorbing the shock, I remember my husband standing in our bedroom […] The post 6 Ways You Can Be an Empowered Patient During Pregnancy When You Have Bipolar Disorder appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsExcellent article, ADriane. My bipolar disorder was actually ... by Dyane…
  • Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2

    ADriane Nieves
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Parenthood is, in a lot of ways, just a bunch of sleepless nights bleeding into long days. That sounds kind of bleak, but I’m not sure there’s a more complex state of being than that of being a parent. You’re always being pulled in multiple directions and overcome with conflicting emotions. And, honestly, I’m not […] The post Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2 appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you for sharing your experience. I often encounter mom's ... by AmeliaGreat article. I still…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Sometimes ADHD Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing?

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:37 pm
    ADHD Autopilot ErrorsIt isn't unusual for ADHD to help me out with its upsides. For instance, I sometimes rely on ADHD's penchant for distraction to alleviate Depression. When writing here, however, I tend to focus on the outlandish goof-ups for laughs. This is why today's event was so unusual. An ADHD mistake that worked to my benefit? I'm still astounded.It all began last Friday. I replied to an editor at PsychCentral after she emailed me to let me know that the recent interview on Depression was posted. I thanked her for including me in their article. I then offered to answer any questions…
  • How Would You Describe Depression?

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I was contacted in September to contribute to an article for PsychCentral. The questions I was asked were “What did/does depression feel like for you? How would you describe it?” Margarita Tartakovsky, an editor at PsychCentral, put together a group of nine authors and bloggers who write about Depression to answer that question. I was thrilled to be included in such a project–not just so that I could contribute, but because I knew that people who suffer from Depression needed to know that they weren’t alone. With so many different voices describing a common condition,…
  • What Do I Have in Common with the Top ADHD Blogs?

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    I've been quite ill this month while working on my Overcoming Suicide book, and I've been a bit depressed because one of my daughters decided to live full-time with her mum, so I've missed some blogs and haven't been very active on Twitter or Facebook. In fact, I should be in bed, but my insomnia has been fairly nasty lately. I was more or less resigned to feeling miserable over the weekend. That's why it was a complete surprise for me to stumble upon in my email today that I've won the Best of the Web - Blog award from Psych Central for my work on ADHD. It's nice to know that I can be…
  • Depression: 12 Ways I Fought to Stay Afloat

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    There I was on the eve of the 20th, all set to write a great article about managing ADHD procrastination with a small rewards system, when sickness struck. I'm not sure what it was, but I spent almost a full week comatose on the couch. I had food, but no energy to cook it. I had paid subscriptions to online video services, but forgot to pay my internet bill. What happened to the scheduled payment? Why didn't it go through? I didn't have the strength to find out. I then realized weakly that Netflix, Crunchyroll, and DramaFever were not going to succor me back to health. There was a free WiFi…
  • Suicide: No One Cares? It Depends on Who You Listen To

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Do you struggle with suicidal ideation and keep it to yourself because so many people let you down? Do you have a hard time opening up to people about these dark feelings because you’re afraid of being rejected? You might be surprised to learn you’re in good company. A lot of suicidal people receive a slap in the face instead of a hand of support, metaphorically speaking. I’ve confided in family members, ecclesiastical leaders, and friends only to be let down time after time. Some people simply can’t handle the conversation. Their mind flees out of their ear in search of sunshine the…
 
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    Perinatal Pro Weekly Blog

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workshop on November 12th at NYU to focus on therapeutic impasse

    dickens3927
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    In this column and others, I have written much about the efficacy of utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help women achieve emotional and behavioral stability both in the perinatal period, i.e. while they are pregnant and in the postpartum. New mothers often verbalize a high degree of motivation to address long standing negative behavioral/emotional patterns in order to parent their children more effectively. DBT offers a rigorous treatment protocol which focuses on regulating difficult emotions so that optimal behavioral choices may be made. DBT addresses problems across the…
  • Megan Huntsman, infanticide and maternal mental health.

    dickens3927
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    Stories about infanticide are heartstopping and thankfully rare occurrences. But when we are confronted with infanticide, and in this case, allegedly serial infanticide which may have occurred across a decade, we must again consider how and when we decide that a pregnancy or postpartum mood disorder had any role in these infant deaths. It is gratifying that one reporter from the Salt Lake City Tribune, Lindsay Whitehurst, made it her business to speak to those who could help guide the public’s impression away from a simple diagnosis of postpartum depression. This tragic situation…
  • Rare Program for New Fathers Merits Review!

    dickens3927
    26 Nov 2013 | 9:39 am
    Whenever I have the opportunity to speak to a group of fellow professionals, it is always incredibly rewarding. Not only because of the fabulous clinical feedback received from dedicated colleagues, but the discovery of creative, effective facility based programs which the world needs to know about. Last month, I addressed a room of perinatal professionals at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital. As always, I am in awe of the fantastic work that is helping move our issue forward. The energy and interest in the room made it an inspirational evening for all of us, courtesy of Jo Leonard RN MA FACCE who…
  • The preventable death of Miriam Carey

    dickens3927
    7 Oct 2013 | 8:50 am
    Miriam Carey While the nation’s attention is once again focused on the preventable tragedy of Miriam Carey’s death, we wonder if this horrific event which leaves a motherless child and a family in mourning will lead to anything beyond another sensational headline. And the inevitable damnation of any mother whose post birth experience includes mental illness. My attempts to field media inquiries regarding her reported status as having suffered from postpartum depression led to the usual futile attempts to clarify the differences between postpartum depression and the rarer mental…
  • Postpartum Support International Press Release in Response to the Miriam Carey Tragedy

    dickens3927
    7 Oct 2013 | 8:16 am
    POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL URGES MOMS AROUND THE WORLD TO REACH OUT TO SAFETY NET PSI joins with worldwide advocates for prevention through education, early diagnosis and treatment of maternal mental health distress (October 4, 2013) – According to Postpartum Support International (PSI), at least 20% of pregnant and new mothers will experience a maternal mental health disorder, yet most are never screened, diagnosed or treated. “Women, families, and health care providers need to know that pregnancy and postpartum mental health distress and disorders are common, real, and…
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    Scientific Dream Interpretation

  • Curing Mental Illnesses Through Consciousness

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    My research was based on the divine guidance, since I verified that Carl Jung’s method of dream interpretation accurately translates God’s words in dreams. Jung was a scientist and this is why he didn’t fell down on his knees after discovering that the unconscious mind that produces our dreams is God’s mind. I had a religious attitude and I precisely obeyed the divine guidance. I was a literature writer who used to write inspired by a magical inspiration sent by the unconscious mind that produces our dreams. The unconscious mind was the real author of my poems and stories. Many…
  • The Decisive Importance Of Goodness

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Wish I knew how to translate the meaning of dreams when I was a teen, but at least I managed to learn Carl Jung’s complicated method of dream interpretation when I became an adult. I still was very young. I started seriously studying the meaning of dreams in 1984, when I was 23-years-old and I was pregnant. I learned about Carl Jung’s work when I was a teen because one of my best friends, Arnold always talked about his books with me and other friends of our gang. I had never read Jung’s books in my country, but I had the intention to do it some day. My interest was superficial. I read…
  • How To Live The Best Life You Can

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Life seems to be beautiful. We want to be happy. We try very hard to achieve this goal. This is why we disregard what we dislike. We close our eyes before unpleasant verifications. We try to get adapted to absurd life conditions. We justify what is bad based on selfish concepts. We like to be superficial. Our happiness must have the chance to exist, independently of the horrors of the world, and independently of our personal problems. We disregard many unpleasant facts, believing that there is nothing we can do about them. We like to concentrate our attention on our ambitions, our…
  • Judging Your Reality Based On Real Information

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Carl Jung discovered that all dreams are produced by the unconscious mind, which is a superior mind. He concluded that it was God’s mind, but he didn’t have a religious attitude. He verified that all dreams have a symbolic meaning, which can be totally different from the meaning they seem to have based on our conscious logic. I proved to the world with my work that the unconscious mind really is God’s mind. I had a religious attitude after verifying God’s existence thanks to the wisdom contained in the dream messages. This is why I precisely obey the divine guidance in dreams. Jung…
  • Understanding The Influence Of Your Wild Conscience

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    The existence of a wild conscience (anti-conscience) in the human brain is a tragedy. Your anti-conscience is a primitive conscience that thinks like a demon and generates mental illnesses within your human conscience. You have inherited this terrible wild conscience because without it you wouldn’t be able to think. Evilness is deep, but you have God’s help. God produces your dreams to enlighten your conscience and help you fight the absurdity you have inherited. God also created your religion in order to give you protection and guidance without scientific explanations. Now that I…
 
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    Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

  • Metamorphosis (Ste p e-learning [curve?] )

    Peter Jones
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    I'm walking over ground of a gradually steepening pitch. At a certain point, I pause and start using my hands; the real mountain begins. I am climbing. Do I, as soon as my back slopes forward, return to the state of the quadruped? Almost: my body transforms; feet become hands and my two manual grips secure balance. Homo erectus, the standing man, of recent date, reverts back to the one from whom he is descended: the archaic quadrumane. This thunderbolt recollection became so black, in me, that I no longer fear to speak of the beast; I remember who we were (p.3).Michel Serres (1999) Variations…
  • Health Education England Technology Enhanced Learning Programme Bulletin - October 2014

    Peter Jones
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    From: TEL (HEALTH EDUCATION ENGLAND) [mailto:HEE.TEL AT nhs.net] Sent: 22 October 2014 14:37Subject: HEE TEL Programme Bulletin - October 2014HEE TEL Programme BulletinOctober 2014 Welcome to the first edition of the TEL programme bulletin.This is published monthly to provide an overview of progress with the programme projects, a snapshot of regional TEL news, as well as any current issues or hot topics.If you have any feedback, want to add something to this bulletin or would prefer not to receive it, email hee.tel AT nhs.net  In this issue…       User…
  • 3rd European Conference on Design 4 Health July 2015 UK

    Peter Jones
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:29 am
    Design4Health2015 will be held at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK fromMonday 13th to Thursday 16th July 2015.Deadline for abstracts - Mon 5 Jan 2015Design 4 Health 2015 provides an opportunity to reflect on how the disciplines of design and health might develop new ways of thinking and working, and how we might impact positively and sustainably on the social, economic and cultural factors within our communities and beyond.  We invite papers from researchers and practitioners across the areas of design and health in order to develop new dialogues and offer different…
  • Patient-Practitioner disconnect c/o Healthcare Innovation by Design

    Peter Jones
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    A post on a LinkedIn group I follow Healthcare Innovation by Design roused my interest - What's the Source of the Patient-Practitioner Disconnect? Invariably on the web one item relates to another and so with this:Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad (The Atlantic)A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis.Just the above mention of corrosive suggests a great deal about the pressures on relationships in health and social care. Is there a mechanistic failure to follow? It sounds like metal fatigue, if not…
  • EAST-WEST: meetings of minds, bodies and souls

    Peter Jones
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    southINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES? WEST ------------------------------------------- EAST ?SOCIOLOGY : POLITICALnorth"The Philosopher" by Ludwig Deutsch (1905) from the collection of Shafik Gabr.East West DialogueThe Shafik Gabr CollectionImage source and title link:NY Times Robin Pogrebin November 29, 2012Seeing Orientalist Art as an Aid to East-West Dialoguehttp://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/seeing-orientalist-art-as-an-aid-to-east-west-dialogue/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0My source:Financial Times 23 November 2013, p.6
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    Ask the Psychologist: Online Licensed Psychologist

  • Stopping Irrational Worries About My Girlfriend’s First Kiss

    Dr Elizabeth Chamberlain, PhD
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Q: I am a 24-year-old guy. I have had retrospective jealousy and an obsession over my girlfriend’s past for a long time. She is my first girlfriend and we have been together for three years. She’s been in four relationships before me but the problem I have is only with the first guy she was […]Tags: anxiety and stress, love, relationships
  • Is This Normal Anxiety or Something Else?

    Dr Peter Thomas, PhD
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    Q: I need to know if I’m experiencing normal anxiety, an anxiety attack or an anxiety disorder. I’ve been experiencing the following symptoms for the past 2 weeks: Woke up from a dream (once) and I was feeling nervous and my heart was racing. Shortness of breath sometimes. I went to the hospital the first […]Tags: anxiety and stress, depersonalization, panic
  • Welcoming Dark Feelings

    Dr Elizabeth Chamberlain, PhD
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Q: I’m a 23-year-old guy. I do feel normal stuff: I find things funny, appreciate humor and get angry, sad and depressed. But I never show the dark side. Nobody will ever see me sad or depressed; angry yes, but never the other. I always act happy or positive and I usually am 90% of […]Tags: relationships, self awareness
  • Falling In Love With Your Best Friend

    Dr Peter Thomas, PhD
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    Q: I fell in love with my best friend, but he already has a girlfriend. When I was the only girl in his life he used to tell me that I am the most important girl in his life and no one would come above me. But now he gives much more importance to his […]Tags: relationships
  • Saying “Goodbye” to Abusive Father

    Dr Elizabeth Chamberlain, PhD
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Q: My own biological father who seemed like a hero, prince, the tallest man in the world, ended up sexually abusing me for 4 years of my young pre-teen and then early teen life (fondling and attempting further). Whenever I would threaten to tell my mom after naive me figured out it was so, so, […]Tags: abuse and trauma, bereavement
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  • “Lotta’ Good That’ll Do.” 15 Reasons to Keep an Open Mind About Counseling

    Bill White
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    You’re wracked with panic attack symptoms and bone-crushing stress. Maybe it’s major depressive disorder. A well-meaning family member chimes-in, “You really need counseling.” You thank her, and as you reach for another Xanax you mumble, “Lotta’ good that’ll do.” So come on, get off the couch! What a great opportunity to unload what’s on your mind and in your heart – truly be you – in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Reality is, seat-of-the-pants counseling/psychotherapy recommendations have become cliché. Talk is cheap. Oh, the intent is…
 
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    Choosehelp.com

  • Beat Gambling Addiction, Sex Addiction or Internet Addiction with this 4 Step Program

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz and his Four Step Program - through mindful awareness you can learn to overcome internet, gambling and sex cravings as you retrain your brain to stop sending such urgent messages of need. Have a behavioral addiction, like compulsive gambling, sex addiction or internet addiction? Learn an easy to follow 4-step program that may help you regain control. You can teach your brain to stop sending messages of craving and need - it’s going to take time and effort, but according to Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz and his 4 Step Program, through conscious awareness you can teach your mind…
  • Considering Marriage or Commitment to a Person in Early Recovery

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
    When thinking about marrying a person in early recovery, how can you know that recovery will last? Short answer is - you can't! But you can learn to accept your powerlessness over the situation, make your own life manageable and set healthy boundaries. Should you marry a person in early recovery? The love of your life is a good person with a bad disease. Maybe they hid their illness from you. Maybe you were committed before they relapsed. It’s understandable that you’d have reservations and fears moving forward. Before you take that next step, take a long look at both your partner and…
  • (Grand)Parenting Children of Active Addicts

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    When adult children battle addiction, how do you support your grandchildren without enabling their parents? Read on for the do's and dont's. How do you support your grandchildren without enabling their addicted parent(s)? One of the most difficult conversations I have with the loved ones of an addict/alcoholic is how to walk the fine line between being supportive and enabling. Enabling is protecting an adult from the natural consequences of their actions. It’s difficult to avoid because it’s counter intuitive not to protect the people we love (even when it’s from themselves).
  • Vicodin Addiction - Your Treatment Options

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:37 am
    Is it Vicodin addiction or just Vicodin dependence? Not sure? - A self test here can help. Next, learn about effective treatment options. Are you addicted to Vicodin or just Vicodin-dependent? If you don’t know, then read on to learn the differences between the two conditions, and if you want to stop Vicodin, learn about the different methods you can use to achieve your goal. Vicodin Dependence vs. Vicodin Addiction Vicodin Dependence If you take Vicodin every day for a period of weeks, you’ll become physically dependent on the medication, you’ll need to take gradually increasing doses…
  • 5 Questions to Evaluate Your Drinking or Drug Use

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    If you had an opportunity to change the present course of your life and you knew you wouldn't have to do it alone would you be interested in knowing more? Thinking about quitting drinking or drugs? It has been said that the truth will set you free so here are five questions to evaluate your drinking or drug use that only someone concerned about their substance use can answer. Remember--once you know something you can't "unknow" it. Is it true you can stop using any time you want?Is it true no one really gets hurt when you use?Is it true the world is really out to get you?Is it true using…
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    Angela Brooks - The Business Incubator - Essential Oils Educator

  • Retiring at 48 year old

    Angela Brooks
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    I am counting the days… before I shut a door behind me that excites me and scares me all at the same time. There are so many things that I will miss – the patients I have known for years – the staff that I have had the privilege to work with – the changes I have seen and survived. The friends I have in this field have a special bond from the the things we have been through taking care of dangerous and scary people at their worse moment in life. Seeing people at this time in their life brings out the kind of person who has true compassion for the job, the industry of…
  • Another epidemic unfolds

    Angela Brooks
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Let’s all panic at once. Tuberculosis. Polio. AIDS. Fear runs rampant, amplified by the media. Plus social media it spreads even faster and not all the information comes around correctly. Which causes fear to paralyze us. First thing we want to do is point fingers an “them”. The funny thing is there is a fine line that divides the them’s from the us. Education – with clear facts that are not gathered from the internet’s random sites is the key to making people more aware of what is real truth. Basically what people want to know with any epidemic is how is…
  • Would you throw $500 in the trash?

    Angela Brooks
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Surely you would not throw $500 in the trash? Today is the last day to use the $500 off coupon to get all the tips and business action steps in the business incubator social media profits PLUS You have access to me in a private group. (you will have question) I have people ask me all the time how a nurse took her afternoons and turned them into a business. I had a huge passion to work from home and to spend more time with my family, I also knew if I stopped working as a nurse it had to be doing something that did not take away from the family bank account. I’ve been hearing more and more…
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    SCOTT D Miller - For the latest and greatest information on Feedback Informed Treatment

  • Something New

    scottdm
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Actually, it’s more accurate to say, “Everything is new!”  The International Center for Clinical Excellence is coming up on its fifth birthday!   Since its launch in 2010, the ICCE has become the largest, online community of behavioral health practitioners and researchers in the world.  To celebrate, we are launching an entirely new web platform.   All the features you’ve come to expect remain—the discussions with colleagues, the document library, the commercial free atmosphere.   At the same time, everything has been streamlined, made faster, easier, and more intuitive. …
  • Using Feedback Informed Treatment to Improve Medication Adherence and Reduce Healthcare Costs

    scottdm
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Medication adherence is a BIG problem.  According to recent research, nearly one-third of the prescriptions written are never filled.  Other data document that more than 60% of people who actually go the pharmacy and get the drug, do not take it as prescribed. What’s the problem, you may ask?  Inefficiency aside, the health risks are staggering.  Consider, for example, that the prescriptions least likely to be filled are those aimed at treating headache (51 percent), heart disease (51.3 percent), and depression (36.8)percent). When cost is factored into the equation, the impact of…
  • Applying Feedback-Informed Treatment in Diverse Settings around the World

    scottdm
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Honestly, I don’t know why I hadn’t noticed it before.  It’s not the first time it happened.  Last week, the ICCE held the “Training of Trainers” and “FIT Implementation” intensive trainings in Chicago, Illinois (USA).  Participants came from all around the world–from the northern-most parts of Alaska to the southern tip of New Zealand.  Geographic diversity aside, what really struck me was the many different clinical settings and populations where feedback-informed treatment (FIT) was being used to improve the quality and outcome of…
  • Want to be more effective? Point North!

    scottdm
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    In June, I spent several days in the air traveling to and from Perth, Australia for a conference.  Too tired to read anymore, I turned on the video system and began watching a program from the Discovery Channel about the North American red fox.  The furry little creatures were shown hunting rodents hidden under three feet of snow.  Three feet!  Up in the air the foxes would hop, thrusting their noses deep into the drifts.  Most of the time, they came up with nothing.  That is, unless they were facing north.  Then the odds changed considerably.  Seventy-five percent of the time,…
  • The Sounds of Silence: More on Research, Researchers, and the Media

    scottdm
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Back in April, I blogged about an article that appeared in The Guardian, one of the U.K.’s largest daily newspapers.  Citing a single study published in Denmark, the authors boldly asserted, “The claim that all forms of psychotherapy are winners has been dealt a blow.”  Sure enough, that one study comparing CBT to psychoanalysis, found that CBT resulted in superior effects in the treatment of bulimia. As I pointed out at the time, I was surprised that such an obscure research finding would be covered by a major newspaper.  “What could be the point?”  I…
 
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    HSP Health » Blog

  • Separating Ambition And Greed

    Maria Hill
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    Source: Tao Zhyn – Flickr Ambition and greed are often thought of as the same thing. They are not easy concepts for highly sensitive people and can be a source of pain and unhappiness. Greed does Not Work For Highly Sensitive People Greed does not work as a life strategy for most highly sensitive people. Part of the reason is physical because it requires a lot of energy directed toward personal gain. Another reason is our natures. We see the dehumanizing side of greed and the destruction of animals and natural resources that is required to sustain greediness. A third reason is that it…
  • Can You Be Fierce And Sensitive?

    Maria Hill
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    Source: morguefile As a sensitive person do you ever feel fierce inside and think that those feelings are inconsistent with being sensitive? Do those fierce feelings conflict with the empathetic part of you? What Does it Mean To Be Fierce? Fierceness is very natural. It occurs in nature all of the time. All you have to do is watch animals and they are fierce as naturally as they are relaxed. They act fiercely as easily as they eat and sleep. In contemporary society we do not see a lot of fierceness. We see aggression, we seek passion, but we do not talk about fierceness very much. So why all…
  • What Happened To Play?

    Maria Hill
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Source: playingwithbrushes – Flickr What happened to play? Did you make mud pies when you were a child? Perhaps you spent time in a playground, or a sandbox. Did you build castles in the sand? What happened to the joyful spirit of play in your life? Enter Insecurity I was raised in a conservative environment so conditioning started at a young age. I am not good about being indoctrinated so I noticed when anyone tried. To this day, I notice. However, the force feeding of fear and insecurity has an effect whether you like it or not. It causes sadness, pain and loneliness. And insecurity.
  • Creating Harmony: When Not To Try And Make It Work

    Maria Hill
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:31 am
    Source: Josef Stuefer – Flickr I like harmony. I suspect that many HSPs do. Harmony to me is important because at its best it tells us that we are making effective choices. At its worst, we are keeping a destructive peace. Which is operating in your life? Why Is Harmony So Elusive? I have often wondered why harmony is so elusive. As a young girl, there was so much acrimony around me that I would scratch my head until it bled. I found it so upsetting. All the conflict and misery also seemed very unnecessary. I did not get it. My parents grew up during the depression and World War II, so…
  • Overcoming The Desire To Take The Easy Way Out

    Maria Hill
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Source: OakleyOriginals – Flickr Do you sometimes take the easy way out? We all do. Have you ever wondered why that is? Have you ever wondered what to do about it? Why Do We Take The Easy Way Out So here’s the deal. We humans all like pleasure. There is nothing wrong with that. When we take the easy way out, it is to feel good. That’s it. When we are taking the easy way out, it means that we are usually harming ourselves in order to get the good feeling we are seeking. The example of someone who has a bad experience and then gets drunk or overeats are classic examples of…
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    CogniFit's blog

  • Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others: Prominent researchers have raised ethical concerns about university scientists’ work for the companies. But some of those scientists reject the criticism as too broad. The Chronicle discloses helpful information you should know when you choose a brain training program
  • Tommy Sagroun, CogniFit CEO, explains on the Super Aging Today...

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Tommy Sagroun, CogniFit CEO, explains on the Super Aging Today Radio show hosted by Adriane Berg why brain training is a health necessity and how important it is to train with a scientifically validated program.
  • Brain changes in kids learning math Many kids ask their math...

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Brain changes in kids learning math Many kids ask their math teacher why learning a particular mathematical concept or skill is important. When helping kids out with their homework, many parents may wonder the same thing. Now scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math — and what children know about numbers as they begin elementary school seems to play a big role in how well they do everyday calculations later on. The findings from the National Institutes of Health have specialists considering steps that parents might take to spur math abilities, just like they do to try…
  • Dr. Jonny Bowden, PhD, Certified Nutrition Specialist @ShakleeHQ...

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Dr. Jonny Bowden, PhD, Certified Nutrition Specialist @ShakleeHQ talks #BrainHealth on @WBAL TV News11. Keep your brain healthy and fit! Check the video here. Again CogniFit appears to be one of the best solution to help improve your brain health
  • NBC listed CogniFit #2 best brain training app and said it was...

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    NBC listed CogniFit #2 best brain training app and said it was pretty cool! Check the video here
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    Social Work Career Development

  • Family/Couples Therapy - Improving Relationships

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Have you wanted to know what a family/couples' therapist does and/or what you could do to improve the communications in your family unit? These are some of the questions explored in an interview with Laurel Wiig, Ph.D., MFT., who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Laurel has advanced clinical training and 20 years of experience including 7 years of private practice. Laurel’s specialty is working primarily with adolescent/teens and their parents. In terms of methodology, she employs depth psychology along with cognitive behavioral techniques.Without further ado, Laurel, could…
  • Best in Mental Health (week of 10/20/2014)

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    I'm watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don't have to...This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development.To get a quick idea of the topics covered in this week's round-up, please see the above word cloud :)Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:Seven steps to mHealth share abilityCo-producing digital mental health by Victoria"share ability... mHealthHabitat program me... help…
  • 40 Interview Questions Every Social Worker Needs to Know

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    Would you like to know what types of questions to expect or prepare for before heading out to an interview for a prospective new social work position?An earlier post had provided you with 20 questions every social worker needs to know for the interview preparation process. However, since then some important changes have taken place within the industry plus you had offered some wonderful suggestions.As a result, the list of interview questions for social workers has grown from 20 to 40 ! These questions appear in the below infographic, organized by the following…
  • Best in Mental Health (weeks of 10/6 -10/19/2014)

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    I'm watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don't have to...This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development.To get a quick idea of the topics covered in this week's round-up, please see the above word cloud :)Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:Benzodiazepines linked to dementia risk: cause for concern or lacking causality?The Mental Elf (Laurence Palfreyman)"possible direct…
  • Hoarding: Causes, Hazards and Strategies

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Got a Client with a Hoarding Problem? Assess for Safety!How do you assess whether an individual has a hoarding problem? What questions do you ask to ascertain whether the person's clutter is a safety/health concern?Individuals with compulsive hoarding disorder typically lack awareness of the severity of their behavior and may even deny that they have a problem; however, they may be placing themselves and/or their family members health at risk.Read more »
 
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    nochnoch

  • Everyone has an opinion

    nochnoch
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Tell someone you are depressed, and you will get a myriad of responses and opinions. Tell someone you are pregnant, and you will get a hill of unsolicited suggestions on what to eat / not eat, what to do / not do, and how to feel / not to feel. Tell someone you have a newborn baby, and there will be a tsunami of advice, from friends, parents, grandparents, relatives, strangers on the street, and of course, the omniscient domestic helpers, who are but your employees. Many of these comments remind me of those I received during my worst depression days. “You should be grateful.” “You…
  • The antithesis of control

    nochnoch
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    If you want to learn to relinquish control, take care of a baby. My baby girl was born a month ago. Aside from the hormonal ups and downs, the roller coaster of emotions, and interrupted sleep, having a baby is forcing me to let someone else direct my decisions and behaviours. There is no control over a baby. She will cry when she needs to be fed, she will feed when she is hungry, she will stay awake when her mood desires, and she will sleep when she is sleepy even if you keep poking her face to make her wake up. Plans go out the door. Schedules get changed again and again. Gratefully, I…
  • Warm Fuzzy Feelings

    nochnoch
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Photos of weddings, marriage vows, honeymoon, babies elicit warm, fuzzy feelings. I had not been on Facebook for a while, but recently decided to upload a few photos of my pregnant belly to my private account.   I got a flurry of “likes” and congratulations. Much obliged, and Thank You to everyone for the well wishes. The smiles in the photographs were genuine, and my husband and I had fun during the photo shoot by a talented friend. I am grateful for what we have, and the opportunity to go through another life experience. Yet, behind the scenes, I had rashes on my legs from sitting on…
  • Not good enough!

    nochnoch
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:58 pm
    What fuels my fear of not being good enough? As some of you are aware, I have been developing Bearapy – bear therapy to help those with depression and anxiety issues. This is a project I have been working on in Beijing, and the first step was to start a Support Group for those who have gone through depression, and for those stressed out and needed a safe haven to vent and voice out their concerns. I had hoped to experiment with play therapy techniques, using psychological projection onto objects, to help others find their comfortable boundaries through which they could tackle their…
  • Arrogance

    nochnoch
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:35 am
    “I feel it’s right…” I muttered under my breath, a little bit unsure of my conclusion. Timmie perked up, and said, “What did you say?” “Huh? I said I think it’s right…” “No,” Tim said, “what you said just now…. You said you “feel” it’s right… Finally you stop thinking and feel!” Dumbstruck. I had not even noticed what I said. But Timmie did. He notices even the smallest changes in me. I think he is very wise. But why did I not listen to him? Arrogance. My self-presumed superiority over others, my air of arrogance over Timmie, and my preconceived notion of…
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    Therapy Consumer Guide

  • When Therapy Harms

    Marina Tonkonogy
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The notion that psychotherapy can harm may be novel to the lay public and the professionals alike, or so it seems due to the lack of a broad public discussion of this issue. (Read more about why harmful psychotherapy is not discussed here.) Nevertheless, people do get harmed in psychotherapy, and those instances are not as uncommon as we would like to think. Normally, it’s assumed that the harm is caused by the small number of unethical professionals, the “bad apples”, who do not represent the entire profession. Therefore, the problem is not considered systemic. My…
  • Why Harmful Psychotherapy Is Not Discusssed

    Marina Tonkonogy
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    Unlike the cases of medical malpractice, the cases when therapy harms are not discussed broadly enough to be known to the general public, and that is for several reasons. Firstly, the harm received in psychotherapy is very difficult to prove in most cases, since the process takes place in a private setting, where there is no one to witness the interactions between the therapist and the client. Secondly, even if the client can prove that certain events did take place during the therapy, what is and isn’t harmful is often arbitrary, since the practice of psychotherapy, unlike the medical…
  • Interview with Dana Hoffman

    Marina Tonkonogy
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am
    For many people psychotherapy becomes a mixed bag of positive and negative experiences, which they later take time to sort out, process, keep the results of what worked and learn lessons from what didn’t work. Dana Hoffman, a legal researcher and a former psychotherapy patient shares her therapy experiences with me. Below is my interview with Dana. Marina Tonkonogy (MT): Please, introduce yourself briefly. Dana Hoffman (DH): Dana Hoffman, I live in Wisconsin, I am disabled, I am 48 years old and married. MT: When was the first time you decided to seek professional help and what…
  • The Ending of My Therapy Shattered My Healing, Opening the Way for True Healing

    Katie
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:23 pm
    This personal story is provided by one of our guest authors, Katie This is how my therapy ended: My therapist sent a letter without my knowing or my permission or written consent to a third party. That third party read the first paragraph, felt uncomfortable, and so gave it to me. I read it and was shocked. (There was no threat whatsoever, to myself or others, motivating the letter, nor did she note anything of this sort). Until that moment, I believed that my therapist liked me. She told me she did. She told me how easy it was to care about me. We would sometimes even say I love you to each…
  • Couple’s Therapy

    Marina Tonkonogy
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Interestingly enough, couples seem to be more reluctant to seek psychological assistance than individuals. Many therapists, who specialize in working with couples, believe that often couples come to the conclusion that they need professional help when it’s too late to repair many hurts and damages their relationships have suffered over the years. It is generally recommended to seek help before conflicts get escalated and turn into a mutually hurtful relational pattern, but even when the destructive patterns have already been established and even if the relationship is on the brink of a…
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • A Letter To My Son’s Therapist: Sorry, Not Sorry

    songtothesirens
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Originally posted on Yes, I Really Did Just Say That.:To My Son’s Therapist, I do not pay you to placate my son. I do not pay you to be his best friend. I don’t pay you to “be on anyone’s side,” not mine or his. I send him to you because he needs to…
  • The Silent Treatment Plays on Your Fear of Abandonment

    songtothesirens
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Originally posted on Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed:? gettyimages ? Fear of abandonment.  It can destroy your life if left unchecked; especially so if you are in a relationship with a suspected Narcissist. Narcissists use this fear to keep you in a perpetual cycle of anxiety, causing you to crave their return when they…
  • Although I Have Posted This Before……

    songtothesirens
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    I ran across a picture that I know I have posted before, but it seems to sum up how I am feeling (or not) today. It is not directed at people in general, but rather, myself in my odd non-mood state. There has to be a name for that…..Filed under: lack of emotion, weridness Tagged: […]
  • No Waves On The Ocean Today

    songtothesirens
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
        Upon being awakened by my very sweet and well meaning cat this morning far earlier than I would have preferred, I did my normal rounds of turning on lights, opening blinds and making coffee (can’t wake up without it, the light thing was my psychiatrist’s idea to clear the Seroquel fog I experience […]
  • More of my wife’s art

    songtothesirens
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:songtothesirens:Paintings from the quite talented wife of Opinionated Man Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy: View originalFiled under: beauty, Bipolar Disorder, inspiration Tagged: Art Work, Painting
 
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    Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist

  • Early Recovery: “…growing up in public.”

    Ruby Bouie Johnson
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Ruby Bouie Johnson Recovery from active addiction involves much more than simple abstinence from drugs. There is common phrase among addiction professionals and those advocates in the recovery community that addiction is “a feeling disease.” What does that mean? The use of mood and mind altering chemicals is only symptom […] Early Recovery: “…growing up in public.” is a post from: Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist appeared fist on Vantage Point Counseling Services
  • Handling an Emotional Affair

    Michael Salas
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Michael Salas When clients come into couples therapy for an emotional affair, there are many things that have to be taken into consideration within the relationship and within therapy. Emotional affairs are complicated. So much confusion can be created because of the very word that defines them–emotion. Not to […] Handling an Emotional Affair is a post from: Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist appeared fist on Vantage Point Counseling Services
  • Fear of Vulnerability

    Michael Salas
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Michael Salas Getting vulnerable is often the last thing that we want to do. There is so much emotional risk involved in letting people in on what is going on inside of us. This is the place that we can communicate what we want, who we are, what we […] Fear of Vulnerability is a post from: Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist appeared fist on Vantage Point Counseling Services
  • Identifying Your Values

    Michael Salas
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Michael Salas Knowing what you value is an important part of any type of healing, growing, and setting goals. This is often an overlooked as a potential avenue to growth, and a barrier that can keep us in a stagnant place. Whether it be your recovery, managing depression or […] Identifying Your Values is a post from: Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist appeared fist on Vantage Point Counseling Services
  • It’s Not Your Fault

    Michael Salas
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    Michael Salas In traumatic situations, it’s very common that the person who was traumatized blames herself for the event having happened. Whether this be the event itself, or what they feel they should’ve done, there is a great deal of pain associated with this. Survivor’s guilt, and even worse, […] It’s Not Your Fault is a post from: Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist appeared fist on Vantage Point Counseling Services
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    Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX

  • How Career Assessments Can Help You Choose A College Major

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    Need to Choose a College Major? Choosing your college major? Thinking about your first major career choice can feel overwhelming. How do you choose a college major between the thousands of options available? How does that translate into a major? The truth is, you just have to start somewhere. Many students believe they have to ...Read the rest... The post How Career Assessments Can Help You Choose A College Major appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety…
  • 7 Ways to Navigate Self-Doubt

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Self-Doubt   Everyone experiences self-doubt. It’s one of the most common concerns psychotherapist Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, encounters in her therapy and career counseling.   Self-doubt shows up in different ways. It might manifest as seeking advice or validation for decisions because we don’t trust ourselves, she said.   Please click here to read the ...Read the rest... The post 7 Ways to Navigate Self-Doubt appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating…
  • How to Cope with Divorce

    Amber Gray
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    How to Cope with Divorce As a licensed mental health professional, I work with many individuals, couples, and families who are affected by divorce. I have developed this list of survival strategies for people who are experiencing divorce. If you or someone you love is in this situation, I hope these ideas will help you ...Read the rest... The post How to Cope with Divorce appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety counseling, couples and marriage…
  • How Divorce Impacts a Family

    Amber Gray
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    As a licensed mental health professional, I work with many individuals, couples, and families who are affected by divorce. I see the devastating effects that breakups can have and am dedicated to helping people develop the skills to cope with experiences like divorce. Read more on how divorce impacts a family. Divorce Leads to Major Disruptions ...Read the rest... The post How Divorce Impacts a Family appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety counseling,…
  • Are You a Perfectionist? We Have a Group for That!

    Casey Radle, M.Ed., LPC
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Do you ever feel inadequate, like you aren’t living up to your own expectations or someone else’s?  Do you ever think you aren’t good enough?  Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others and coming up short?  Would you say that you’re your harshest critic?  Then you might be suffering from a bad case of ...Read the rest... The post Are You a Perfectionist? We Have a Group for That! appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety…
 
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  • Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market News and Local Voting Information Links

    Kiersten Marek
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    News from the Pawtuxet Village Farmer’s Market: Despite the predicted wet weather AGAIN, the market will be open for business. Your farmers work to grow your food in all kinds of weather, and they appreciate your return of the favor. Thanks, loyal market community! And we are halfway to our goal of $600 for our Bonus Bucks fundraiser. Raffle ticket sales will continue for the next 3 weeks; prizes are coupon books with a $5 discount from each of our 14 vendors, Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 at the Market Welcome table. A series of 4 programs for beginning gardeners begins on Thursday…
  • How Banks Kill the American Dream and Risk Economic Nuclear Meltdown

    Kiersten Marek
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    How do you kill the American dream? One way is to finance people in over their heads, in essence creating debtors out of hard-working people who, in a more sane economy, would be accruing assets. It appears we are ready to go down the path of deregulation again all too quickly. From the New York Times: “Financial deregulation is similar to relaxing rules on nuclear power plants,” argue Anton Korinek of Johns Hopkins University and Jonathan Kreamer of the University of Maryland in a related working paper for the Bank for International Settlements. It makes it easier and more profitable…
  • Wells Fargo Is Giving Housing Groups Millions of Dollars. Here’s the Irony in That. – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    It’s hard to know how many people lost their homes thanks to this bank’s abusive lending and foreclosure practices, but the answer is probably “a lot.” Wells Fargo Is Giving Housing Groups Millions of Dollars. Here’s the Irony in That. – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.
  • Inequality, explained by Amy Poehler in a My Little Pony parody – Vox

    Kiersten Marek
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Wow, this is worth your 5 minutes. Join the Super Sweet Alpacas as they explain income inequality to the new employees of the Lollipop factory. Inequality, explained by Amy Poehler in a My Little Pony parody – Vox.
  • John Thompson: Why Bill Gates Must Read Anthony Cody’s Book

    Kiersten Marek
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog: John Thompson reviews Anthony Cody’s néw book THE EDUCATOR AND THE OLIGARCH. The book recapitulates Cody’s five-part debate with the Gates Foundation. Thompson says Cody demolished their spokesmen. Thompson writes that Cody won the debate, hands down: “They probably didn’t expect a mere teacher to assemble and concisely present such an overwhelming case against their policies. But, who knows?, perhaps they were completely unaware of the vast body of social science that Cody drew upon, and they blamed the messenger for the education…
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    American Association of Christian Counselors

  • Cast Your Cares upon the Lord

    Dina Jones
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Dina Jones, M.A. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:6-7, NASB). As a mental health professional, it is easy to find ourselves bogged down with concern over serious and life threatening issues our clients are facing. The word “cast” catches my attention. Casting involves throwing with force. When I picture a fisherman casting a line for a catch, I do not picture a dainty throw. A line is cast with precision and force. A skilled fisherman casts a line with…
  • Six Blogging Tips to Build Your Practice

    Dina Jones
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Steve Greer, B.S. and Trina Young Greer, Psy.D. More is less … when it comes to blogs. If you want to successfully use blogging to help attract clients you need to write less and say more. People are impatient and you must capture their interest quickly. Here are six tips from writing coach Mary Yerkes (www.maryyerkescoaching.com) that can make the difference in the success of your blogs.   The headline is most important for “grabbing” the interest of readers. The headline will be read by 8 out of 10 people. Use fewer words. Blogs should include 50% fewer words than an article…
  • Designer Baby

    Dina Jones
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Donna Gibbs, Ph.D. Those who have known me for any length of time, know that my greatest and most treasured learnings have come as a direct result of my interactions with precious clients over the years. Today proved to be no exception. Today I witnessed such a powerful and profound revelation with a client that I had to share it with you – I know you will be blessed. I call this blogpost Designer Baby because that is the title my client used, in reference to herself. Understand, this is a beautiful young woman, a highly intelligent young woman, who has been robbed of herself by a vicious…
  • 6 People to Follow On Twitter

    Dina Jones
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Dina Jones, M.A.   Are you using twitter to stay encouraged and informed? Some of today’s most insightful and uplifting influencers have active twitter feeds. Stay connected by following these six people today! Tim Clinton- @DrTimClinton Twitter Bio: Husband to Julie. Dad to Megan and Zach. President of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Recent Tweet: Can you still see it? …Where there is no vision the people perish…. Ed Stetzer- @edstetzer Bio: Christian, hubby, #DadOf3Girls, @LifeWayResearch missiologist, @GoGraceChurch pastor.
  • Remember the Caregivers

    Dina Jones
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Benjamin Mast, Ph.D. The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias continues to grow and is only expected to continue.   Alzheimer’s disease has consistently been identified as one of the most feared medical conditions in late life, largely because there is no cure and the disease attacks and continues to spread throughout the brain taking more and more of the person’s ability and independence with it.   People with dementia often have difficulty in the following areas:   Remembering to take medication – forgetting to take it, or forgetting that they…
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    yourRock

  • Meditation guide for spiritual living

    yourRock
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    YourRock.com Sharing is caring!TweetMeditation is a technique that we can use at any time and place to quieten the mind and restore peace and harmony within ourselves. By relaxing our mind through... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Great Tactics to Tackle Stress – Part 3

    Beth Misner
    11 Feb 2014 | 3:43 pm
    YourRock.com Sharing is caring!TweetIn the previous two posts, I covered four different ways to tackle stress.  Now, I will finalize the series with two additional spiritual ways to alleviate the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Great Tactics to Tackle Stress – Part 2

    Beth Misner
    21 Oct 2013 | 3:37 pm
    YourRock.com Sharing is caring!TweetStress can have a physical cause — hormonal imbalances, sleep disturbances, illness or injury, and too much traffic. During times where the cause of your stress... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Great Tactics to Tackle Stress – Part 1

    Beth Misner
    31 Aug 2013 | 6:10 pm
    YourRock.com Sharing is caring!TweetI don’t have to tell you we live in a world characterized by rapid change. And with this paradigm of rapid change comes ever-growing plates piled higher and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Opening Your Heart to Give Love

    yourRock
    5 Aug 2013 | 7:02 pm
    YourRock.com Sharing is caring!TweetAre you spreading enough love in your life? Sometimes we need a great reminder to love ourselves and spread love to those around us. We are loving Chopra... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Panic Attack Away

  • Top 5 Books of How to Overcome Anxiety

    Ahmed Hamdy
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    How to overcome anxiety is a big question in the mind of those who suffer from anxiety, and if you are one of those people, then I’m sure you are here looking for the answer. There are lots of books and programs out there reclaims that it can help you overcome anxiety, but there always […] The post Top 5 Books of How to Overcome Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Top 11 Panic Attack & Anxiety Help websites You Should know

    Ahmed Hamdy
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    If you are looking for panic attacks help and anxiety help online, then you took the first step to recovery. You want to learn about your situation to know how to overcome it. Here you will find all the websites you need to know everything about panic attacks and general anxiety, You will know where to get […] The post Top 11 Panic Attack & Anxiety Help websites You Should know appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Panic Away Program – How it Will Help You

    Ahmed Hamdy
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Panic away is a program was made especially to stop panic attack and reduce general anxiety without medication or using any of the existing outdated coping techniques,here you will find everything you need to know about the program but note that this isn’t the official website of the panic away program. You can visit its […] The post Panic Away Program – How it Will Help You appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Panic Attack Treatment – Barry McDonagh’s Way

    Ahmed Hamdy
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    If you are looking for the panic attack treatment that teaches you how to stop the attack not cope with it,and puts your mind into rest without all of this anxious thoughts running inside of it I recommend to read this post. Barry’s Story : Barry McDonagh is a BA,Dip Psych and he is from […] The post Panic Attack Treatment – Barry McDonagh’s Way appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Panic Away Program Explained By Dr.Harry Barry

    Ahmed Hamdy
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Barry McDonagh the author of Panic Away program did an interview with Dr.Harry Barry who helps people with anxiety,generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder (More about him in a bit),Dr.harry takes about the facts about panic disorder and how to overcome it,which is align with what Barry teach in his program.   Who is Dr.Harry Barry […] The post Panic Away Program Explained By Dr.Harry Barry appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
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    careforyourmind.org

  • The Pro’s and Con’s of High Deductible Health Insurance Plans

    Care for Your Mind
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Are you familiar with the term “high deductible health insurance plan” (HDHP)? This type of coverage saves you money on monthly health insurance premiums in exchange for higher deductibles—the annual upfront amount of covered health expenses you must self-pay (out-of-pocket) … Continue reading →
  • Can Medicaid Managed Care Programs Deliver on the Promise to Improve Outcomes?

    Care for Your Mind
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    Heather O’Donnell Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy, Thresholds Autumn ushers in a time to evaluate your current health insurance plans. Over the next few weeks, CFYM will provide information on Medicaid, employee-sponsored plans, and ACA marketplace plans. In … Continue reading →
  • Medicare Part D Users are Feeling the Squeeze

    Care for Your Mind
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    If concerns about being able to retain access to the correct medications to treat their mood disorders was not enough, individuals utilizing Medicare Part D must also be concerned about whether or not they can even afford to take their … Continue reading →
  • Speak Out About Potential Reductions to Medicare Part D Benefits

    Care for Your Mind
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Last Tuesday, September 30, DBSA participant Trudy Lapin shared her story during two Congressional briefings sponsored by the Partnership for Part D Access. Trudy used her time to explain to Congressional staff from both the House and the Senate why … Continue reading →
  • How Will You Protect Access to Quality Mental Health Care for Seniors?

    Care for Your Mind
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Today the Partnership for Medicare Part D will hold a Congressional briefing to discuss the significance of Medicare’s “Six Protected Classes” policy giving seniors access to quality mental health care. While you may not be able to attend in person, … Continue reading →
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    The Fusion Model

  • The 9 Ingredients of the Recipe for Happiness

    Frances Masters
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    'The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it...Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule A good friend brought me some yellow chrysanthemums for my birthday recently. It was a large bunch, a complete armful of flowers. It was so large, I separated them into two bunches and put one in my counselling room. They were not like the small, sanitized selections you get at the local supermarket, cut to size and tailored to fit a vase, but an outrageously higgledy-piggledy bunch of  different shapes and sizes. They seemed to explode in all directions from the…
  • 5 Surprising Simple Ways to Tackle Emotional Exhaustion

    Frances Masters
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:38 am
    Have you ever left like you were drifting through life like a zombie? Emotional exhaustion can be one of the more serious mental health problems and is characterized by very low emotional strength and feelings. When you are emotionally exhausted, you have probably depleted most of your emotional reserves and you have exceeded your capacity to handle emotional stress. It is almost analogous to physical exhaustion. When you work too hard and exceed your physical strength limits, you experience exhaustion and will need to take a rest in order to replenish those energy reserves. The same…
  • 9 ways to Maintain Composure During an Argument

    Frances Masters
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Maintaining composure during a heated argument is certainly a challenge, especially for those who tend to anger easily, (You know who you are!), and especially when it’s with a significant other. Here are nine surefire ways to keep your cool and communicate effectively during an argument, so you can walk away with your dignity intact: Step away for a spell. Too mad to express yourself coherently? Excuse yourself and offer to reconvene later. You can make your point far more effectively with a clear, calm head. Take time to de-stress and return later. Allow interruptions. If someone…
  • How to Build Trust in a Relationship: 6 Important Tips

    Frances Masters
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    The issue of trust and relationships always focuses on the question of whether the partners are faithful enough to one another. But trust within a relationship encompass much more. All relationships that people build are based on trust on the other person’s true intentions. Without trust, there would be no relationship at all. There are various forms of mistrust which can severely strain relationships apart from the cheating partner. Mistrust can occur if a party in the relationships is dishonest and does not keep or follow through on promises. Mistrust does not always arise due to…
  • Cut the Clutter in your Life by Streamlining your Inbox

    Frances Masters
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    How many unread emails do you have in your inbox? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? If you don’t read an email right when you receive it, will it likely be lost in an ever-growing list? If so, then it’stime to streamline your inbox. Don’t think managing email should be a priority? It is: An overflowing, untamed inbox can cause you to lose time and focus, and research indicates that the mere perception of email as a distraction can significantly heighten one’s stress level. Here are four simple steps to help you streamline your inbox: Unsubscribe from everything.  Yes,…
 
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  • Halloween Gifts to Inspire Addiction Recovery

    Brian Burgess
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Halloween for adults is usually about having a few drinks, smoking, and other habits, but this type of occasion can be dangerous for those going through addiction recovery and want to prevent relapse. It may seem difficult to find the perfect Halloween gift for a loved one who is going through rehab, but there are […]
  • Family Values: Critical Factor to Prohibit Addiction

    Brian Burgess
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Addiction is a serious problem that affects millions of people all over the world, and it isn’t exclusive to just adults. There are even children and teens out there addicted to prescription and illegal drugs. That’s one of the main reasons that family life is getting so much scrutiny when it comes to the development […]
  • Why a Holistic Approach Works Best for Drug Abuse Treatment

    Brian Burgess
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Addiction is an unfortunate disease that can affect many loved ones, and can be a root of depression and anxiety. Not treating the ailments from addiction can lead to harsher consequences in life and can even cause death. This is why finding treatment and a cure to curb and completely eliminate addiction is a key […]
  • Sleeping Pills: Are You Getting Addicted?

    Brian Burgess
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sleeping pills, also known as hypnotic or soporific drugs, are a class of psychoactive drugs. Their main purpose is to induce sleep. As such, they are frequently used to treat insomnia. Most of the time the best treatment for chronic insomnia is behavior changes that you can learn via cognitive behavioral therapy. However, there are […]
  • Can Psychosocial Services Impact Substance Abuse Treatment?

    Brian Burgess
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Psychosocial treatments include social and vocational training as well as specific types of psychotherapy or talk therapy. These treatments are useful in providing education, guidance, and support to people with mental illness and their families. It has been proven, that individuals with mental disease who undergo psychosocial treatments have shown to have reduced side effects […]
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    Mazzastick Personal Growth Blog

  • Modern Human Origins – Aliens and Atlantis

    Justin Mazza
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Have you ever wondered about the origins of modern humans? Where did we come from, how did we originate and what was this “missing link” element all about anyway? Somewhere back in the early 2000’s my curiosity got the better of me. Many of you already know that I have read well over 700 books beginning around 1997. I mainly read personal development books back then because that was what I was in to. After that I read a lot about religion and spirituality and channeled messages like Abraham-Hicks, The Seth Material and A Course in Miracles. From there I delved into metaphysical topics…
  • Effortless Success Mindfest with Jack Canfield – Activating the Law of Attraction

    Justin Mazza
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Just a quick heads up that my affiliate partner’s at Learning Strategies are hosting another free online event. If you are anything like me than you like to hear the word – free. Many of you have signed up for their other free online events before so you know what to expect. If you haven’t, here is how it goes. You click the link at the end of this post which will take you to the landing page for Effortless Success Mindfest with Jack Canfield – Activating the Law of Attraction. Fill in your name and email and then check your email to get access to the first session.
  • Subliminal Guru

    Justin Mazza
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    You know something? You’re AWESOME. You really are. I probably don’t remind you enough, but it’s about time I did. You’re just brilliant. And today, I’d like to celebrate that fact with a very special gift that you will help make your life even more wonderful. You’ve heard of Subliminals, right? Subliminals (in the world of self-help) are powerful little audio MP3s that can really help to CHANGE your life… all just by playing them in the background while you get on with your day! Why do subliminals work? All day your conscious mind is busy at work…
  • The Puzzling Death of Elisa Lam

    Justin Mazza
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    On February 19th 2013, the dead body of Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old student from Vancouver, Canada was found at the bottom of the Cecil Hotel’s cistern located on the roof. The L.A. County Department of Coroner ruled the death “accidental due to drowning” and said no traces of drugs or alcohol were found during the autopsy. Elisa traveled by herself to Los Angeles, having stopped by in San Diego, planning to go to Santa Cruz as her final destination. The Cecil Hotel The Cecil Hotel was constructed in 1927, the hotel was intended for business travelers but in the 1950s it gained a…
  • Monster Mania Con 2014 Hunt Valley

    Justin Mazza
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    This was my third year in a row at Monster Mania Con Hunt Valley and my fourth time overall. The first time I ever went to Monster Mania Con was in 2005 when both Sid Haig from A House of a Thousand Corpses and Bruce Campbell from The Evil Dead were both present. I can’t even recall how I stumbled upon Monster Mania Con, but the first time I went, back in 2005, left a lasting impression on me. It was surreal to be in a room full of dozens of my all-time favorite horror movie icons. So much so that I make sure that I go every year. I may even venture up to Cherry Hill New Jersey to check out…
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    Depression Blog

  • Oct 30, Lady Gaga Struggles With Depression

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Lady Gaga call the fan on stage and confess her own struggles with depression. The fan had found comfort in her music after the attempt. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 30, 10 Best Things To Say To Someone Who Is Depressed

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Do you know someone who is depressed? Don't know what to say to them? Here are 10 best things to say. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 28, Landon Donovan On Depression And Why He Retired From Soccer

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Landon Dononvan, who is regard as the best player in soccer histroy in the US, was sidelined for 3 months last year because of his depression. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 27, New Study Reveal Music As Depression Therapy

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Music has been an important part in the lives of many (if not all individuals). It is no wonder that a study has found that music therapy is effective in combattling depression in teens. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 26, A Depressed Person's Brain (Video)

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    What happens to a depressed person's brain. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Z Zoccolante

  • How to Save Yourself From the Tantalizing Lie of “Later.”

    Z Zoccolante
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    The days have silent edges now that I’ve returned from my vacation in Hawaii. When I glance up from my computer, light spills between the blinds, casting the shadow of bars along my carpet in LA. I’d forgotten the inordinate amount of time I spend in my apartment here. A restless yearning fills me, and a craving for a cinnamon latte from a coffee shop 2,500 miles away. * My last few weeks in Hawaii, I’d wake at 7am to the buzzing of a text asking me if I wanted to walk. I was the puppy wagging her tail to … Continue Reading →
  • Even If There’s No Fire

    Z Zoccolante
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    I’m settled on the couch, having just begun a movie, when a fire truck zooms past the street below my window. Interesting, but not alarming. A few seconds later another fire truck follows. Now my attention is perked.   In the reflection of the science building next door, I can see the glass windows glowing with red light. The trucks have stopped near the entrance to my apartment complex. Leon jumps up from the couch and cranes his body over the patio. He hurries to our front door.   The second he opens it, smoke exhales into our house and … Continue Reading →
  • Frosted Flake Gelato

    Z Zoccolante
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    From the dark street, the gelato store glows bright and cheery, spilling white light onto the sidewalk. My eyes flicker through the room, the aqua chairs pulling at them like magnets, as the girl doles out two scoops of gelato with a metal spatula.   My friend is waiting outside as I bring him a small, wooden spoon with a sample of gelato. The flavor has been his favorite cereal since I was a kid, and so my heart skipped a tiny jump rope beat when I saw the label: Frosted Flakes.   He’s leaning against a car meter as … Continue Reading →
  • How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way: A Diet that Doesn’t Deprive You.

    Z Zoccolante
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    (Guest Blog by Camilla Carboni)   Most of us would love to shed a few unwanted pounds, but the question of how to best do so is one that’s been left with misguided answers, if any. Every waking second we are confronted by advertising campaigns featuring the latest diet trick, quick fix and new “health” trend guaranteed to be the next best thing. We’ve witnessed it all from the rise and fall of soy, to the whole grain epidemic and the low-fat fad. It’s hard to know what to believe anymore. One thing that is clear is that since the … Continue Reading →
  • One Simple Memory Trick To Invigorate Your Life Now

    Z Zoccolante
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    Recently, on Pinterest, I saw this wonderful quote. “Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.”   This quote held in my mind especially since I am home at my old stomping grounds. It’s easy for me to get caught up in the memory of things, in the past films that play through my head as I wander places that hold years of time. Things change, obviously, but I sift through the memory of them like watching old movies, reminiscing times that will never be again.   I take a walk through the university campus near my house and find … Continue Reading →
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    Panic Attack Away

  • Top 5 Books of How to Overcome Anxiety

    Ahmed Hamdy
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    How to overcome anxiety is a big question in the mind of those who suffer from anxiety, and if you are one of those people, then I’m sure you are here looking for the answer. There are lots of books and programs out there reclaims that it can help you overcome anxiety, but there always […] The post Top 5 Books of How to Overcome Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Top 11 Panic Attack & Anxiety Help websites You Should know

    Ahmed Hamdy
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    If you are looking for panic attacks help and anxiety help online, then you took the first step to recovery. You want to learn about your situation to know how to overcome it. Here you will find all the websites you need to know everything about panic attacks and general anxiety, You will know where to get […] The post Top 11 Panic Attack & Anxiety Help websites You Should know appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Panic Away Program – How it Will Help You

    Ahmed Hamdy
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Panic away is a program was made especially to stop panic attack and reduce general anxiety without medication or using any of the existing outdated coping techniques,here you will find everything you need to know about the program but note that this isn’t the official website of the panic away program. You can visit its […] The post Panic Away Program – How it Will Help You appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Panic Attack Treatment – Barry McDonagh’s Way

    Ahmed Hamdy
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    If you are looking for the panic attack treatment that teaches you how to stop the attack not cope with it,and puts your mind into rest without all of this anxious thoughts running inside of it I recommend to read this post. Barry’s Story : Barry McDonagh is a BA,Dip Psych and he is from […] The post Panic Attack Treatment – Barry McDonagh’s Way appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Panic Away Program Explained By Dr.Harry Barry

    Ahmed Hamdy
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Barry McDonagh the author of Panic Away program did an interview with Dr.Harry Barry who helps people with anxiety,generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder (More about him in a bit),Dr.harry takes about the facts about panic disorder and how to overcome it,which is align with what Barry teach in his program.   Who is Dr.Harry Barry […] The post Panic Away Program Explained By Dr.Harry Barry appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • A Letter To My Son’s Therapist: Sorry, Not Sorry

    songtothesirens
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Originally posted on Yes, I Really Did Just Say That.:To My Son’s Therapist, I do not pay you to placate my son. I do not pay you to be his best friend. I don’t pay you to “be on anyone’s side,” not mine or his. I send him to you because he needs to…
  • The Silent Treatment Plays on Your Fear of Abandonment

    songtothesirens
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Originally posted on Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed:? gettyimages ? Fear of abandonment.  It can destroy your life if left unchecked; especially so if you are in a relationship with a suspected Narcissist. Narcissists use this fear to keep you in a perpetual cycle of anxiety, causing you to crave their return when they…
  • Although I Have Posted This Before……

    songtothesirens
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    I ran across a picture that I know I have posted before, but it seems to sum up how I am feeling (or not) today. It is not directed at people in general, but rather, myself in my odd non-mood state. There has to be a name for that…..Filed under: lack of emotion, weridness Tagged: […]
  • No Waves On The Ocean Today

    songtothesirens
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
        Upon being awakened by my very sweet and well meaning cat this morning far earlier than I would have preferred, I did my normal rounds of turning on lights, opening blinds and making coffee (can’t wake up without it, the light thing was my psychiatrist’s idea to clear the Seroquel fog I experience […]
  • More of my wife’s art

    songtothesirens
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:songtothesirens:Paintings from the quite talented wife of Opinionated Man Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy: View originalFiled under: beauty, Bipolar Disorder, inspiration Tagged: Art Work, Painting
 
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  • 11 ways to become smarter not genius

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The post 11 ways to become smarter not genius appeared first on Palchoice. I am not going to make any tall claims. By reading this article you are not going to become an instant genius. I am not going to use killer headline to promote this article either. The article is about the 11 ways to become smarter not genius. To succeed in life who says you need [...] The post 11 ways to become smarter not genius appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to use post-it notes for creative idea generation

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    The post How to use post-it notes for creative idea generation appeared first on Palchoice. Can we use post-it notes for creative idea generation? Most of us use post-it notes to remember things in our daily life. You can find these small square shaped notes on people’s refrigerator, mirrors, doors or walls etc. they are very effective tool to remind you of friends birthdays, your marriage anniversary, important appointments etc. But do you [...] The post How to use post-it notes for creative idea generation appeared first on Palchoice.
  • The geeks 7 Secrets to learn anything

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    The post The geeks 7 Secrets to learn anything appeared first on Palchoice. You have to learn new things daily no matter whether you are a student or a professional. Learning new things will always increases your chance to succeed in life. Simple isn’t it? Everybody knows this… Yes but if you are a student new topic in school or college will make you run for cover. And [...] The post The geeks 7 Secrets to learn anything appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to overcome terrific dip in motivation

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    The post How to overcome terrific dip in motivation appeared first on Palchoice. We sometimes get stuck half way in the project. Everything seems to go downhill. It seems like we can’t stand or survive anymore. We want to give up our work or project when it became harder to go on. Giving up the work seems the easiest way out. Is not it? I know many of [...] The post How to overcome terrific dip in motivation appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Sentences that successful people never use

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    The post Sentences that successful people never use appeared first on Palchoice.   Thoughts play a very important role in our life. We are at a place today where our thoughts have taken us. They shape our destination as they are the reasons we do something in life. That’s why words we choose play such an significant role in our life. We all keep on communicating with [...] The post Sentences that successful people never use appeared first on Palchoice.
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    Articles - Aiming for Okay

  • 3 Things I Learned From Terry Bradshaw

    Kate Parrish
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Last week I had the opportunity to meet Terry Bradshaw and hear him speak at a conference in Chicago. I didn't know much about him other than he is a former NFL star and is now a sports commentator. (Sports are not really my thing.)Frequently at conferences, former athletes are brought in to do the keynote speeches. These speeches usually center around overcoming adversity, staying the course, or rising to the occasion, and then they start to lean towards a reading of accomplishments or a soft pitch for a new business venture to an overly caffeinated, starstruck audience.But Mr.
  • How Alarm Fatigue Was Killing Me

    Kate Parrish
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:50 pm
    I work in healthcare, and fortunately for the human race, not in a clinical setting. My job requires me to stay on top of trends in the healthcare industry from changing Medicare reimbursements to the latest stem cell research findings, so I rarely have the opportunity to see all trends I'm monitoring evolve from their beginning stages to wherever they go. However, a trend in healthcare that has gripped me for close to two years now is this disturbing event called alarm fatigue. Research has found that the number one hazard in healthcare technology is alarms--not orthopedic saws or…
  • How To Be More Honest By Avoiding These 5 Words

    Kate Parrish
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    When I first started on this path of changing my life, of aiming for okay, the first thing I had to do was begin practicing rigorous honesty, not only with myself but also with others. On paper this seemed pretty straightforward (albeit not easy): be more accountable for my actions; admit when I'm wrong; stop pretending everything is fine, etc. What actually ended up being surprisingly difficult to stay mindful of was the little lies, the ones I justified away: saying I knew what someone was talking about when I didn't; giving someone an inauthentic compliment to try to win him/her…
  • Ask the Question. Get the Answer.

    Kate Parrish
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    One of the first individuals I vividly remember identifying with in my life was actually not a real person but rather a character in a poem. In high school, we read "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot. The first time I read it, I felt like I knew this person, like I was him and he was me. We watch J. Alfred Prufrock struggle over the course of his life as he ponders whether or not to ask "an overwhelming question." We never learn exactly what the question is that he wants to ask, we only know that he never asks it. Prufrock repeats that there will be time to ask…
  • The Power of Routine (Part 2 of 2)

    Kate Parrish
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    I've noticed that life has a way of presenting circumstances that allow (force?) me to learn the lessons I need to learn right when I need to learn them most. So it's no coincidence to me that in the middle of discussing routine and how important it is, life throws me a curveball in which I have to change my routine, one I've become quite fond of over the past couple of months.I recently re-aggravated a neck injury that has forced me to change my routine. There are some things I can't do right now (work out, sleep comfortably) and some things I have to do now (physical therapy) so that…
 
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    Wiser, Stronger, Better.

  • Top 5 Myths About Seeing a Therapist (Psychologist and/or Psychiatrist)

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Therapists help millions of people. While no form of treatment is going to work for everyone, countless people have found that talking their condition over with a licensed professional can help them begin the process of healing. Don’t let anxiety or misinformation get in between you and a healthy, happy lifestyle! If you’re suffering from persistent negative emotions, anxiety, depression, stress, or loneliness, it’s always worthwhile to consider seeing a therapist. MYTH #1: People who need therapy must be weak or crazy 27% of adults will visit a therapist at some point. And about 20%…
  • 8 Quick Tips for Avoiding Distractions at Work

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    No matter where you work – at home, coffee shops, or in a busy office environment – distractions are everywhere. If it isn’t surfing the Internet aimlessly, it’s doing laundry, cleaning your kitchen, loud coworkers, or trying to beat that impossible level of Candy Crush stealing your attention. All the time you waste on distractions adds up to a huge amount of time not spent being productive – which isn’t good for your self-esteem or your position at work. Here are 8 quick tips to beating distractions and upping your focus at work: 1. Create a to-do list in the morning…
  • Simple Meditation to Increase Your Concentration and Focus

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Mediation seems to be everywhere these days. While Buddhist monks have been mediating for centuries, it’s only recently begun to infiltrate popular culture – especially in the west. Scientists are still trying to figure out the exact benefits of meditation, but it’s been clear that there are mind and body benefits from spending anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours in daily meditation. Even better, the act of concentrating in meditation can increase your concentration in other areas. Research dating back to the 1970’s shows those Buddhist monks may have been onto something. Years…
  • 19 Reasons You Need Coaching (Especially Reason #8)

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    “The one thing people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps.” Google CEO, Eric Schmidt You want to improve a relationship or all your relationships You want to accept and love yourself You want to learn from someone who has already been there and done it You want someone to hold you accountable (encourage you when you want to quit and tell you the truth when you lie to yourself) You want to clear a path to a better future You want a sounding board to bounce thoughts and ideas off of (someone to listen and ask questions) You want an…
  • “Life Coaching” in Support of ADHD and Better Mental Health Care

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Life Coaching is all the rage today. In fact,  you probably know someone who has either hired a life coach or mentioned to you they were thinking about it. It has becoming so popular that even Chachi, aka Charles in Charge, otherwise known as Scott Baio, hired a life coach to find out why he has been unable to commit to a meaningful relationship even though he’s well into his forties. But what exactly is a life coach and do you need one yourself? And could a life coach help if you have ADHD? Let’s take a step back. What is life coaching? Life coaching is a professional discipline…
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  • Philips Norelco NT9110/60 Nose & Ear Trimmer Review

    Andy Flowers
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    There are many trimmers present in the market, but Philips Norelco NT9110/60 Nose & Ear Trimmer 3300 (Packaging May Vary) has a unique significance and value of its own. This product has been designed after giving due respect to the demands of users because of this reason it comes with decent performing capacity. The product has inclusion of patented precision trimming technologies and all this make sure that nose and ear hairs can be removed without any kind of pulling because of this reason you will not experience any kind of pain or discomfort. The device is considered ideal by masses…
  • Panasonic ER430K Nose, Ear & Facial Hair Trimmer Review

    Andy Flowers
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    For removing unwanted hair from nose and face the Panasonic ER430K Nose, Ear & Facial Hair Trimmer Wet/Dry with Vacuum Cleaning System is one of the best products that are available in this market. This product is recommended because it will exclude the requirements related with scissors or clipper from your life. For painless and safe removal of hairs there can be no better product than Panasonic ER430K Nose, Ear & Facial Hair Trimmer Wet/Dry with Vacuum Cleaning System. This product has a very good reputation of providing timely results. Panasonic ER430K Features Let’s put a look…
  • Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose Hair Trimmer Review

    Andy Flowers
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose Hair Trimmer is a great gift that technology has brought and it can be said without any doubt that it’s a device that is capable of doing things, which other similar products cannot do. Customers can purchase this product with complete satisfaction because it is being offered with life time warranty and this indicates that after purchasing Groom Mate Platinum XL Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer you will not have to spend money on another trimmer again in your lifetime. Removing unwanted hairs from face was never this much easy because you can get attractive face…
  • Wahl 5640-1001 Groomsman Nose Hair Trimmer Review

    Andy Flowers
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    I am a small time actor and I need to look good all the time because I never know when I might get called for an audition. Once I was rejected because of nose hair sticking out then i searched the net for a good nose trimmer and got to know about the Wahl 5640-1001 Lithium Micro Groomsman Personal Trimmer. Now I don’t have to worry about any stray hairs sticking out of my nose as trimming my nose hair has never been so painless, easy and quick. A General Idea about Wahl 5640-1001 Nose Hair Trimmer I just love the look of Wahl 5640-1001 trimmer; it has got a very sleek metal finish to it…
  • Professional Heavy Duty Nose Hair Trimmer- One of the Best

    Andy Flowers
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    I always had a problem with my nose hairs as I found them to be very irritating and unpleasant to look at. I even tried my hand at using nose trimmers and they did get the job done but broke down after regular use. One day I saw an advertisement of the new Professional Heavy Duty Steel Nose Hair Trimmer with LED light Backed by a Lifetime Guarantee and decided to try it out. This gadget by far has been one of my best buys ever. Not just me but this trimmer is actually considered to be one of the best nose trimmers available in the market due to its wide range of function and benefits.
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    Zap Seasonal Depression: Sunshine Cheer

  • Vitamin D-ynamic Comparison Chart

    slim
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    Vitamin D 3 is made through your skin when it is exposed to sunlight. It is found by researchers to be effective in dealing with the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. More than just busting SAD, Vitamin D is also found to be beneficial to many aspects of our health including preventing and treating Cancer … Continue reading » The post Vitamin D-ynamic Comparison Chart appeared first on Zap Seasonal Depression: Sunshine Cheer.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Therapy Lights Comparison Chart 2

    slim
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Welcome to the Product Aisle Like buying any appliances, buying a SAD Therapy Light Box would require a selection process through the numerous brands available in the market. To allow you the pleasure of browsing through some top products at the comfort of your home, or anywhere you wish, at any time, we have created … Continue reading » The post Seasonal Affective Disorder Therapy Lights Comparison Chart 2 appeared first on Zap Seasonal Depression: Sunshine Cheer.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Therapy Lights Comparison Chart 1

    slim
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    Welcome to the Product Aisle Like buying any appliances, buying a SAD Therapy Light Box would require a selection process through the numerous brands available in the market. To allow you the pleasure of browsing through some top products at the comfort of your home, or anywhere you wish, at any time, we have created … Continue reading » The post Seasonal Affective Disorder Therapy Lights Comparison Chart 1 appeared first on Zap Seasonal Depression: Sunshine Cheer.
  • Meditate to Treat SAD (Seasonal Depression) Naturally, and Live Longer

    slim
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    The discovery that treating Seasonal Affective Disorder naturally with the practice of meditation, is as effective as medication (taking antidepressants) must be a welcomed news to the many affected by the condition. Even Dr. Norman Rosenthal, the doctor who is synonymous to the identification of the ailment, in 1984, and thus spurring a lot of … Continue reading » The post Meditate to Treat SAD (Seasonal Depression) Naturally, and Live Longer appeared first on Zap Seasonal Depression: Sunshine Cheer.
  • St. John’s wort Benefits and Risks as SAD (Seasonal Depression) Treatment

    slim
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    It is said to be the most studied herb for treating depression. Although modern clinical trials and studies with placebo started about 30 years ago in the 1980s, St. John’s wort had been used by ancient Greeks to treat nervous problems. In recent times, it is one of the most prescribed solution for depressions in … Continue reading » The post St. John’s wort Benefits and Risks as SAD (Seasonal Depression) Treatment appeared first on Zap Seasonal Depression: Sunshine Cheer.
 
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    Living Against The River

  • Super Effective Tips In Order To Defeat Depression

    latr
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Super Effective Tips In Order To Defeat Depression – Introduction I know it has been a while but I was stunned when I heard that Robin Williams committed suicide. What was interesting is that all of his close family and friends said that he had bouts with depression. It was because of this issue I was awaken to the amount of people that go through life and experience depression. This post will look at ways to combat and defeat depression.   Super Effective Tips In Order To Defeat Depression – We Can Get Through It Being depressed is a normal part of our everyday lives. We get…
  • Make Sure That The Debt Advice You Are Getting Is Right For You

    latr
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Make Sure That The Debt Advice You Are Getting Is Right For You – Debt Has Destroyed Homes Debt mistakes are made constantly and create many severe problems for families all around, no matter who you are or where you came from. Nobody is too good to get themselves into trouble, whenever it comes to an overload of debt problems. So, be aware that debt pile up can happen to you if you are not always very cautious and careful about how you spend your money and how much money you are spending, it can all add up and turn out to be a major headache down the road for you. Make Sure That The…
  • A Simple Effective And Safe Way To Get A Good Night’s Rest

    latr
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A Simple Effective And Safe Way To Get A Good Night’s Rest – Why is it sometimes just so hard to get a good, restful night’s sleep For many of us, every evening can frequently be one of “tossing and turning”, where we are just unable to settle and get off to sleep. Some of this grueling sleep deprivation is voluntary. But with “Too much to do'” “Too much to see'”, “Too many responsibilities'” – All this can lead to not sufficient sleep. For many people, sleep is a desperate requirement. People toss and turn, but the sleep…
  • Express Your Way To Health, Happiness & Prosperity With EFT

    latr
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Express Your Way To Health, Happiness & Prosperity With EFT – Don’t Fake It ll The Time It’s such a struggle having to be positive all the time. Having a good attitude. Seeing the bright side to everything. Life’s hard enough as it is and when that becomes apparent, sometimes it really is right and proper to really express yourself. You know, emotions build up. Or should I say, energies build up. And up. It is just like a pressure beginning to rise – hardly noticeable at first, then more and more. The pressure grows, the energy gets denser and tighter. And…
  • How To Use Positive Emotions to Become A Complete Well-Being

    latr
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    How To Use Positive Emotions to Become A Complete Well-Being: Where Do We Start People have come to me often wondering why they are having a hard time finding their own place of well-being or inner calm. So I’m always looking for the hard facts. Specifically, my curiosity has always been around complete well-being: not just physical health, or financial wealth, beauty or balanced weight, and not just a healthy mind, but all of them put together. The real questions have always been how do we create complete well-being for ourselves and how do we teach it to others? How To Use Positive…
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    Happiness India Project

  • 10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now

    Sandip Roy
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!   TOP 10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now First published: Oct 24, 2014. Updated: Nov 1, 2014 First, the list of 10 things that can make you happier in the shortest span of time are: Get Social Exercise Meditate Stop Overthinking – Get Mindful Take a Nap Get out into the Greenery Show some Read More The post 10 Things To Do To Be Happy Now is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global positive psychology research! Sandip Roy "Happiness is…
  • Money, Happiness, and Experiences

    Sandip Roy
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! Can Money Buy Us Happiness? Yes, money can buy happiness. That is not just a hypothesis, but what the overwhelming body of research over the last 15 odd years have given us to absorb. It has been accepted by the psychologists that lack of money brings both emotional misery and low life evaluation. And money buys us Read More The post Money, Happiness, and Experiences is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global positive psychology research!
  • Turn Up The Music and Swing Up Your Mood This October!

    Sandip Roy
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! The Heady Mix – Music, Dance, Friends and Food This October, 2014, is a season of music and dance in many parts of the world. Europe has Unsound, Donau and Norberg, while Norway has Ekko, and Graz, Austria has Elevate. In the Americas, Denver hosts the Great American Techno Fest, Mexico is hosting Mutek.Mx. There is Read More The post Turn Up The Music and Swing Up Your Mood This October! is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global…
  • Live Your Happy Day!

    Sandip Roy
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! A Day of Happiness! Since 2012, as per the United Nations (UN), March 20 is observed as the International Day of Happiness. The day recognizes that happiness is a fundamental human goal, and calls upon countries to approach public policies in ways that improve the well-being of all peoples. The initiative to declare a day of Read More The post Live Your Happy Day! is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from global positive psychology research! Sandip…
  • Facebook, Friends, and Happiness

    Sandip Roy
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! Happiness and Facebook Friends “Man is by nature a social animal,” said Aristotle. Some 2300 years later, research into happiness distinctly reveals that is what we are indeed – social creatures. We direly need others to thrive and stay alive. This begins as a biological need – and permeates through the rest of our lives. We feel Read More The post Facebook, Friends, and Happiness is an article from Happiness India Project. Sharing the best ideas on the ‘Science of Happiness’ from…
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  • 5 Things that Aggravate Anxiety

    Chloe B
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Caffeine The first of the things that aggravate anxiety is caffeine.  When we consume caffeine, whether it’s in tea, coffee, chocolate or cola, the caffeine has an effect on our central nervous system. It increases our heart and breathing rate and stimulates the production of adrenaline, which puts our bodies into fight or flight mode. This essentially stresses the body and mind and if you are stressed or anxious to begin with, it’s only going to make matters worse. If you suffer with stress or anxiety, it makes sense to leave out caffeine, or at least try to really cut down.
  • How to Boost your Self Esteem

    Chloe B
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    Self esteem and confidence are two different things although they are often used interchangeably. Our self confidence refers to how we feel about our abilities, while self esteem is actually more about how we feel about ourselves; whether we feel worth while and whether we like ourselves. Many clients that I work with will report that while they appear confident on the outside; they’re confident when meeting people and they do their job well, inside, they don’t feel they are good enough and struggle to accept their worth. But why do some of us suffer with low self esteem? For…
  • How to Stop Worrying

    Chloe B
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
      Are you a worrier? I certainly used to be. I remember feeling transfixed by worry; unable to focus on anything or constantly coming back to the same issues, as it churned around by mind over and over again. The funny thing about worry is that we ‘think’ we need to ‘think’ our way out of the worry. It’s like, if only we could worry enough, or hard enough, suddenly we’ll worry ourselves into calmness, or a solution. Perhaps you believe that if you worry enough you’ll mentally prepare yourself for the future, should things go wrong. Research at…
  • 5 Ways to Instantly Boost your Mood

    Chloe B
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    5 Ways to Instantly Boost your Mood Everyone needs a tool box of mood boosting techniques to pep them up during their day. If you’re feeling lacklustre, or if the darker evenings are becoming a drag, try these evidence based tricks for boosting your mood instantly. 1) Browse happy photos. Doing this was shown in Open University study to boost your mood more than a bar of chocolate. In fact, they found that photos from a time when you were happy or having fun boosted mood by 11%, while eating chocolate or even listening to music had little effect. Pop some photos around your desk or have…
  • 3 Supplements for Coping with Anxiety

    Chloe B
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    The following supplements may help with coping with anxiety. Of course, always follow a healthy balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, good fats and protein. Always speak to your doctor before starting any supplement programme and don’t use these as a substitute to medication without your doctors advice. Magnesium Being under a lot of stress causes our bodies to use up a lot of magnesium. In addition this this, levels of magnesium in the diet can be low; the soil we grow foods in can be depleted of magnesium while refined grains such as white wheat flour has the magnesium…
 
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