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  • Depression: How Do You Tell Your Boss You Can’t Work

    Lawyers With Depression
    Dan
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:18 pm
    If you had to take off a couple of weeks because you had pneumonia, you would simply tell your boss that you could not work because you had pneumonia. But what do you say when your depression prevents you from working? How do you call in sick with depression?  Read the Blog
  • Significant increase in major depression reported during recent recession

    Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    The recent Great Recession was accompanied by a significant and sustained increase in major depression in US adults, according to a new study.
  • The Anti-Depression Diet

    MindSugar
    Louise Victoria
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:13 am
    What if the things you put in your mouth could have an effect your mood, motivation and even crippling symptoms of depression and anxiety? Would you be willing to change?If you've got the jist of me by now, you will know that I credit a huge part of my recovery from depression to changing my diet. This of course resulted in a million questions about how it helps and how it can be done. So, I decided it was about time to share my 'diet' with you...I have put together a 'diet' plan to aid in recovery from depression and to help alleviate the symptoms that go along with it, like anxiety. I truly…
  • New method shows promise in treating antidepressant-resistant depression

    Depression News From Medical News Today
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Depression affects about 121 million people worldwide, with about 10 percent of all cases involving people who don't respond to antidepressants, according to an estimate by the U.S.
  • Major depression leaves a metabolic mark

    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    Major depression comes with an unexpected metabolic signature, according to new evidence.The findings in humans and mice offer new insight into the nature of depression. They may also yield new ways to measure and monitor mental health at the molecular level.
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    NIMH | Recent Updates

  • Blog Post » What Caused This to Happen? – Part 2

    Thomas Insel
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:09 pm
    A London neuroscientist suggests two kinds of causes for disease; Dr. Insel talks about the implications of this view for understanding mental disorders.
  • Blog Post » Targeting Suicide

    Thomas Insel
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Suicide only occasionally makes the national news, but it is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Dr. Insel talks about the need for research targeted directly at suicide and recent efforts to raise awareness and marshal research.
  • Blog Post » A Plan for Changing Times

    Thomas Insel
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    NIMH’s new Strategic Plan for Research is a broad roadmap for the Institute’s priorities for the next five years; Dr. Insel provides context and an overview.
  • Blog Post » BRAIN Awareness

    Thomas Insel
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    March 16-22 is Brain Awareness Week, an opportunity to celebrate neuroscience. Dr. Insel talks about some exciting areas of research underway on the brain.
  • Blog Post » Transparency

    Thomas Insel
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Dr. Insel introduces a white paper posted on the NIMH website which provides answers to many of the most common questions NIMH receives about how it makes funding decisions.
 
 
 
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    World of Psychology

  • Best of Our Blogs: April 28, 2015

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    “First, say to yourself, I’m totally independent of the good and bad opinions of others.’ Second: ‘I’m beneath no one.’ Third: ‘I’m fearless in the face of any and all challenges.'” – Deepak Chopra I tell myself the first statement often. As a sensitive person, I’m often vulnerable to comments that are unwanted and unkind. For years I’ve been told to grow a thick skin. But what’s helped is to not completely shut myself out from my feelings, but to try to depersonalize any opinion whether complimentary or just plain…
  • 7 Scientifically Proven Ways Love Transforms Your Brain

    Psych Central Staff
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Your heart doesn’t just feel better it IS better. (Plus other cool things love’s doing to you.) When we fall in love, we often think of the wonders it does to our heart and soul. But there’s another organ that’s deeply affected by your loving relationships: your brain. And it goes far beyond feeling emotions from sappy love songs, puppy dog eyes and emoji heart-filled texts. When you’re head over heels for someone, some parts of your brain are activated, and others are switched off. That’s right, love, both romantic and parental, is actually altering the…
  • How Affirmations Can Turn the Tables

    Sarah Newman, MA
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Ever tried psyching yourself up before a job interview so you could bring your best self to the table? Still didn’t get the job? Maybe the emphasis is in the wrong place. Perhaps you started your day like Annette Bening in “American Beauty”: “I will sell this house today. I will sell this house today. I will sell this house today.” But instead you didn’t achieve what you set out to do and felt your self-confidence retreat. Maybe visualizing and focusing on success isn’t the right way to go. Maybe what you should recognize and affirm are…
  • 3 Ways to Cultivate Genuine Self-Esteem

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    When we have low self-esteem, we feel anxious, helpless and depressed. We may not be able to accomplish our goals, have fulfilling relationships and create a meaningful life for ourselves. If you’re struggling with low self-esteem, you might see yourself in the below words. Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D, includes them in her newest book Unlocking the Secrets of Self-Esteem: A Guide to Building Confidence and Connection One Step at a Time. “I am self-conscious about everything. I don’t like my looks, my personality, or my background. Don’t tell me to be myself. That’s my problem. I…
  • Love Gone Awry

    Linda Sapadin, Ph.D
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:45 pm
    “It began as the love of my life; it ended up with a restraining order.” Celeste was trying hard to keep it all together. “He was so loving and attentive. I thought I had hit the jackpot. How could a girl ask for anything more?” When you’re young, naïve and have a low opinion of yourself, nothing says I love you like “I want to be with you every moment of the day. We were meant for each other. We will always be together as one.” Are these Hallmark sentiments, or control masquerading as love? Celeste was swept off her feet by his passion. Nobody had ever…
 
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    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily

  • Major depression leaves a metabolic mark

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    Major depression comes with an unexpected metabolic signature, according to new evidence.The findings in humans and mice offer new insight into the nature of depression. They may also yield new ways to measure and monitor mental health at the molecular level.
  • Scientists create the sensation of invisibility

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    The power of invisibility has long fascinated man and inspired the works of many great authors and philosophers. A team of neuroscientists now reports a perceptual illusion of having an invisible body, and show that the feeling of invisibility changes our physical stress response in challenging social situations.
  • Verbal therapy could block consolidation of fear memories in trauma victims

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    A verbal 'updating' technique aimed at blocking the consolidation of traumatic memories could protect against the long-term psychological and physiological effects of trauma, according to new research.
  • Helping college students suffering from depression, anxiety and stress

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    Is it possible to prevent mental health problems in higher education students? The answer is "yes" according to a team of psychologists who conducted a careful, systematic review of 103 universal interventions involving over 10,000 students enrolled in 2- and 4-year colleges and universities and graduate programs. They conclude that effective programs to prevent emotional distress and promote psychosocial assets warrant more widespread use.
  • Scientists identify brain circuitry responsible for anxiety in smoking cessation

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    In a promising breakthrough for smokers who are trying to quit, neuroscientists have identified circuitry in the brain responsible for the increased anxiety commonly experienced during withdrawal from nicotine addiction.
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    Psych Central News

  • Victimized Teens May Be Depressed and Armed

    Rick Nauert PhD
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Emerging research suggests being bullied during adolescence can lead to serious adverse consequences. As reported at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, three studies found that high school students subjected to bullying and other forms of harassment are more likely to report being seriously depressed, consider suicide and carry weapons to school. “Teens can be the victim of face-to-face bullying in school, electronic bullying outside of the classroom, and dating violence,” said Andrew Adesman, M.D., senior investigator of all three studies. All three studies were…
  • Standing Desks Can Reduce Classroom Behavior Problems

    Rick Nauert PhD
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts, and, as a bonus, the students burn more calories. Researchers from the Texas A&M School of Public Health found that the standing desks improved classroom attention-engagement by 12 percent, or an extra seven minutes per hour of engaged instruction time. The findings, published in the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, were based on a study of almost 300 children in second through fourth grade who were observed over the course of a school year. Engagement was measured by…
  • The Workings Behind ‘Chemo Brain’

    Traci Pedersen
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    A new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) confirms that cancer patients going through chemotherapy are very likely to experience excessive mind wandering and an inability to concentrate, a condition known as “chemo brain.” The negative cognitive effects of chemotherapy have long been suspected, but the study is the first to explain why patients have difficulty paying attention. “A healthy brain spends some time wandering and some time engaged,” said Dr. Todd Handy, a professor of psychology at UBC. “We found that chemo brain is a…
  • Cardiac Fitness Helps Reduce Mental Decline with Aging

    Rick Nauert PhD
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    A new study is the first to find a relationship between cardiovascular fitness and brain health in older adults. Researchers discovered fitness levels improved the structure of white matter in older adults, a finding that suggests exercise could be a prescribed as a therapy to reduce age-related declines in brain structure. Interestingly, investigators did not discover improvements in brain structure as related to cardiovascular fitness among younger adults. The findings are found online in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. For the study, researchers compared younger adults…
  • Ambiguity Fuels Unethical Decisions

    Rick Nauert PhD
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    New research suggests that we use situational ambiguity to justify lies and deceptions. Experts discovered that we tend to lie and cheat only to the extent that we can justify our transgressions. Viewing an issue in shades of gray appears to relax our moral compass and help us rationalize our behavior. Investigators came to this conclusion after two related experiments showed that people are apt to cheat on a task in favor of their self-interest — but only when the situation is ambiguous enough to provide moral cover. The research, conducted by psychological scientists Andrea…
 
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    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily

  • Facebook use can worsen, as well as improve, mental health conditions

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Facebook can help people recover from mental health problems but it needs to be used cautiously and strategically as it can also make symptoms worse, new research shows.
  • Brain networks differ among those with severe schizophrenia, study shows

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    People with a severe form of schizophrenia have major differences in their brain networks compared to others with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and healthy individuals, a new study shows. Schizophrenia, which affects one in 100 people, is generally known for symptoms of delusions and hallucinations, which can be treated with antipsychotic medications. However, lack of motivation and social withdrawal are also characteristic symptoms of the illness.
  • How cannabis use affects people with Bipolar Disorder

    13 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    The first study to examine the use of cannabis in the context of daily life among people with Bipolar Disorder has shown how the drug is linked to increases in both manic and depressive symptoms. 
  • Antibodies to brain proteins may trigger psychosis

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    Antibodies defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other invaders. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that attack healthy cells. In these cases, autoimmune disorders develop. Immune abnormalities in patients with psychosis have been recognized for over a century, but it has been only relatively recently that scientists have identified specific immune mechanisms that seem to directly produce symptoms of psychosis, including hallucinations and delusions.
  • Clues to early detection of bipolar disorders in high-risk children

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    A strong link has been made between subthreshold manic episodes and likelihood of developing bipolar disorder in children of parents with bipolar disorder. The study’s findings could improve clinical assessment and care for these high-risk children by potentially enabling earlier identification, treatment or possible preventive measures.
 
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    Dr. Deb

  • April is Autism Awareness Month

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    April is Autism Awareness Month. Every day, the millions people living with autism and their families face unique and daunting challenges that many of us will never fully appreciate. During National Autism Awareness Month, we renew our commitment to better understand autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and improve the lives of individuals living with it.A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children in the United States has been identified with ASD. This latest estimate makes it clear that autism affects the lives of millions of…
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    1 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    Sexual Assault Awareness Month is observed in April in the United States, and is dedicated to making a concerted effort to raise awareness about and prevent sexual violence. In the time it takes to read this paragraph, 3 individuals somewhere in the United States will have become a victim of sexual violence.The first observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month occurred in 2001, where the National Sexual Violence Resource Center provided resources to advocates nationwide to help get the word out about sexual assault. This awareness day has gained momentum over the years, especially at high…
  • Brain Awareness Week is March 16-22, 2015

    15 Mar 2015 | 4:26 pm
    I'm a big fan of my Brain.It's such a totally cool organ. Without it, I couldn't do anything, really.No doubt you feel the same way.Brain health is vital to our mental and physical well-being. And as time marches on, exciting research and technologies will bring us even greater understanding of how our Brains work and offer insight into illness and disease.So, now that you know it's Brain Awareness Week, go out and celebrate your Brain.I'm going to attempt some super difficult crosswords puzzles. Make sure I eat green leafy vegetables and take my Brain for a…
  • March 1st is Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Awareness Day

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:07 am
    Non-Suicidal Self-injury (NSSI) – is any deliberate, non suicidal behavior that inflicts physical harm on one's body to relieve emotional distress.People who engage inNSSI usually do not involve a conscious intent to die by suicide, though many believe that people who harm themselves are suicidal. There are also numerous myths that surround NSSI, which create a stigma for those struggling with kind of coping behavior. Individuals who use NSSI are often trying to:* Distract emotional pain* End feelings of numbness* Calm overwhelming feelings* Maintaining control* Self-punish* Express…
  • Adult vs. Child Depression

    1 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
                Did you know that depression presents differently in children than it does in adults? Though the disorder of depression can occur in in kids, teens - and even babies, the symptoms don’t always look like adult depression. Take a look at the differences below so you can learn how to detect this serious, but treatable disorder. For more, read my award-winning book “Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers.”   Signs of Depression in Adults Signs of Depression in Children Depressed mood…
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    Beyond Meds

  • Dear God and atheism too…

    Monica Cassani
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    On twitter today someone accused me of being a Bible thumper. I found that rather amusing. I had tweeted a quote from the Bible...something I do quite often actually. She'd not seen me do that before and was scandalized. I have been a student of religion, spirituality and mythology my whole life. I have a degree in Religious Studies from UC Berkeley. - I find these topics interesting because studied with the right sort of attention they all point to the nature of reality in my mind. All world religions do this in my opinion. They are metaphors, really. Ultimate reality cannot be articulated.
  • Voices matter and (so do other extreme or unusual experiences)

    Monica Cassani
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The below video is a couple of years old and I somehow missed it. It’s really wonderful and well worth watching. I hope to be able to attend one of these congresses soon. I am starting to entertain the idea of traveling again, though I’m not sure yet when that might happen. - “Voices Matter” is a documentary about the global Hearing Voices Movement, filmed at the 2012 World Hearing Voices Congress in Cardiff, Wales. For more info visit the Open Paradigm Project. Also: a collection of posts from the archives with some commentary on hearing voices. … [click on the title to read and…
  • Surrender to the process of being born

    Monica Cassani
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Sometimes our lives contract before they expand. We may be working hard on ourselves spiritually, doing good in the world, following our dreams, and wondering why we are still facing constrictions of all kinds—financial, emotional, physical. Perhaps we even feel as if we’ve lost our spirituality and are stuck in a dark room with no windows. We may be confused and discouraged by what appears to be a lack of progress. But sometimes this is the way things work. Like a caterpillar that confines itself to a tiny cocoon before it grows wings and flies, we are experiencing the darkness before…
  • The future of mental health care is now

    Monica Cassani
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Dina Tyler is making it happen in the system right now. This is what a peer specialist looks like. We are the ones who can make the system transform. We know, better than anyone, how to help one another and, more importantly, how to help ourselves. Dina Tyler is working in the system. Anyone who thinks change cannot happen from within hasn't met people like Dina. I'm for change happening wherever the movers and the shakers dare to go. Inside and outside...there are no rules for us! The only rule is to deeply and profoundly become ourselves. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
  • Robert Whitaker’s new book: Psychiatry Under the Influence

    Monica Cassani
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates how the influence of pharmaceutical money and guild interests has corrupted the behavior of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry during the past 35 years. The book documents how the psychiatric establishment regularly misled the American public about what was known about the biology of mental disorders, the validity of psychiatric diagnoses, and the safety and efficacy of its drugs. It also looks at how these two corrupting influences encouraged the expansion of diagnostic boundaries and the creation of biased clinical…
 
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  • The ten best records of 2015 so far

    Bill Chenevert
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    We’re about a third of the way through 2015, and we’ve already got a few beauties on our hands in terms of full-on LPs. It was tough to take it down to ten, what with local lovelies Low Cut Connie, Waxahatchee and The Districts giving us good ones. Some anticipated records like Death Cab’s, Alabama Shakes’ and Speedy Ortiz’s were worth getting excited about, too. And then there were surprises in the form of Drake’s “mixtape,” newcomer Tobias Jesso Jr., or the jump to genius from Jana Hunter a.k.a. Lower Dens. Naturally, with another slew of releases on 4/28, Blur or Braids…
  • Genevieve Spoils Everything: In “Dior and I,” fashion gets real

    Genevieve Valentine
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:26 am
    The world of fashion has become something of its own character in film. Fictionalized accounts of fashion models attract everyone from Robert Altman to Ben Stiller, whose Zoolander has blurred the lines between reality and fiction so adroitly that Stiller recently walked the real Valentino runway in character opposite onscreen foil Owen Wilson. Project Runway has gone from an out-of-left-field reality concept to a ubiquitous place for former contestants to re-gather for a battle of the brands. Most recently, in this month’s marvelous Clouds of Sils Maria, Juliette Binoche is dressed by…
  • Pearce Bunting and Catharine Slusar shine in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

    Bill Chenevert
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    There’s so much to say about Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? simply as a text. It’s inspired. It’s classic. It’s timeless—and also deep and dark. The revered playwright hit a grand slam with it in 1962 and subsequently pushed the needle forward on things like language, the reality of the American family and sexual liberation. George, Martha, Nick and Honey are now recognizable characters indelibly lodged into the annals of literary history. As a play, performed, it’s a masterpiece as well. Elizabeth Taylor embodied Martha with uncanny power and won an Oscar for…
  • Uber Philly offering customers “free” helmets tomorrow to encourage bicycle safety

    Josh Kruger
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:35 am
    Uber, the car service, has a message for Philadelphians: We care about your safety. So, here’s a helmet. Now, to be fair, the car service is actually giving away bicycle helmets as part of partnership with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia in order to celebrate Philly’s new bicycle sharing service, Indego. And, while the helmets are “free,” Uber says that riders will be charged $10 for the delivery, which the company will then fork over to the BCGP and match, dollar for dollar. In other words, you can use the Uber app to make a $10 donation to the Bicycle…
  • Jukely Unlimited, touted as a “Netflix of concerts,” launches in Philly

    Bill Chenevert
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Sometimes it seems like the world is changing faster than ever, with even the most internet-savvy and digitalized populous panting to keep up. Quietly, Jukely Unlimited recently rolled out what they call a “Netflix of concerts” in Philadelphia, a service with a monthly fee that lets you attend pretty much one concert per day for $25. Pay $45, and you can go to two in one night or bring a guest to your one show per night. It seems pretty cool–especially when you think about how much it would cost to pay for even 10 shows. Ten tickets could easily cost $150 to $200, right? The only…
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  • Finding Help: Pediatricians Can Defend Against Postpartum Depression

    Heather King
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    by Lindsay Maloan (photo via Boss Fight) Most moms wouldn’t ask their pediatricians to check them out if they thought something was wrong. After all, they specialize in children, not women. But in the early months of motherhood, moms spend more time at the pediatrician’s office than they do with their own doctors, so wouldn’t […] The post Finding Help: Pediatricians Can Defend Against Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Dear Military Spouses: Dealing with PPMD as a Military Spouse

    Esther Dale
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    I gave birth to my oldest baby on April 23, 2009 at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX. 3 months after giving birth, I was back at Wilford Hall, this time at the ER, terrified that I might act on the terrible thoughts and images that were in my head […] The post Dear Military Spouses: Dealing with PPMD as a Military Spouse appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThe Chaplain is an excellent person to speak with. Also a good ... by Margaret 
  • Warrior Mom Book Club: Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields

    Heather King
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:12 am
    The following is a conversation between several members of the Warrior Mom Book Club after reading “Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression” by Brooke Shields, the latest in our book club’s maternal mental health-related reads.  You can learn more about the book on Goodreads and purchase it on Amazon.     Welcome to […] The post Warrior Mom Book Club: Down Came the Rain by Brooke Shields appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Warrior Mom Wall Announcement

    Lauren Hale
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    We all have stories to tell. Stories filled with victories, with curve balls, and stories filled with heart. We want your stories on our Warrior Wall at Postpartum Progress’ first Warrior Mom Conference, the first EVER patient-centered maternal mental health conference. How do you participate, you wonder? Easy: Grab some paper. One page only, no […] The post Warrior Mom Wall Announcement appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThanks x by butterflymum83That's inches. -L by Lauren HaleGreat idea! Just a quick question…
  • Sprinkles of Self-Care

    Lauren Hale
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    I push self-care a lot in the #PPDChat world. Why? Because it was one of the biggest things that helped me and also because as mothers, we often forget to mother the most important person in our lives -ourselves. This week’s #PPDChat focused on self-care, angling toward finding the positive, even in the dark. There […] The post Sprinkles of Self-Care appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsI am SO glad to hear that it helped you hugely and that you ... by Lauren HaleI remember you telling me about list of 3 when I was…
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    A Splintered Mind

  • ADHD Strikes Again! One Too Many Projects to Finish

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    Time for a Writing Update! What? Don't bail yet! Nope. Too late. I lost them. Apparently, quite a few people spend less than five seconds on this page before leaving for shinier pastures. That people searching for ADHD articles on the net get bored and leave in under five seconds must break a record for irony somewhere. But you stayed with me, didn't you? So let's ignore the ironically challenged and move on. Although I have been busiest with my new, annoying friend, Insomnia McEvil, there has been progress on the writing front. I thought I would let you know what I've been up to. Then, as…
  • On Cybergoths, ADHD & Distraction

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    There is always one inciting moment that sends me off on an Internet safari of discovery. Most days I can pinpoint the moment and say, “Aha! There’s where I went astray!” On mornings like today, however, neck deep in distractions with multiple tabs opened on no less than three different devices, I have no idea when my “get up and get busy” became “get down and get funky”, but I sure had fun. There is no tip for you today beyond the importance of not beating yourself up when your mind strays. Sometimes our adult ADHD minds need to spin without…
  • Apple Glitches Causing ADHD Disruption, No Apple Watch Love

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:10 am
    I’m not very excited about the Apple Watch. You could say my level of interest is only somewhat higher than I regard floor wax. Don’t get me wrong. I am impressed with its gorgeous stylings and design. I certainly think that it is beautifully made. I’m just not very interested in it, and I believe my ADHD is partially at fault, though most of the blame I lay on Apple. Every time that Apple comes out with a new product, the internet is filled with griping and grousing from anti-Apple fans who seem to resent that Apple gets a lot of press. Oh, I realize they feel Apple is…
  • 400,000 Unique Visitors!

    14 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    Today I had my 400,000th unique visitor to this blog.¹ These days roughly 5000–6000 unique people each month visit my site. It is a far cry from just my ex-mother-in-law dropping by when I started nine years ago. I have met so many wonderful people over the years with so many different stories & struggles. Your support, coupled with the various experiences that have shaped me and helped me mature this past near decade, have made me better—even wiser. Today was a landmark day for another reason. I emailed my editor the last edits for my book on overcoming suicide. I was supposed…
  • ADDitude Magazine: Keeping Promises Despite ADHD

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    I recently posted a new article about procrastination over at my Family Guy blog. It was originally intended to be about keeping promises, but became about finishing projects. I have this project, you see. A glorious, unfinished project that I’ve been dying on for some time. It’s a rundown, formerly gorgeous dollhouse, and if I’m not careful, my daughter will have daughters before I get around to refinishing it! Three years have passed now since I said I’d finish it by Christmas, so I’ve decided to do something about it. Projects are easy to procrastinate when…
 
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    Storied Mind

  • How Couples Stay Together

    John Folk-Williams
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    How Couples Stay Together Many couples manage to survive depression with the help of marital therapy, even though most relationship therapies aren’t designed to deal with the added problem of a mood disorder. I’ve been doing a little research and have found that most therapy and counseling for couples doesn’t have a good track record. In fact, research links the use of traditional couples therapies more often to divorce than to preservation of marriages. When you add in depression, the odds of success seem even more remote. New Approaches to Couples Therapy Fortunately, the track record…
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    Scientific Dream Interpretation

  • How To Be Objective And Why Objectivity Is Necessary

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:13 pm
    You may believe you have a good memory if you remember many things about your life, but many of your memories were distorted by your deficient psychological system. You remember your past the way you have interpreted it at the time you were living it. You may also add to your memories elements that were not present at the time because you cannot clearly distinguish the difference between your memory and your imagination when you remember what happened in the past. For example, you are used to do something in a certain way and you believe you did it that way when an unusual fact happened, but…
  • The Idiotic Human Conscience

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The human conscience is underdeveloped because it works based on one psychological function and a half. It doesn’t use the four psychological functions we have at our disposal: thoughts, feelings, sensations, and intuition. On the other hand, our conscience is either introverted or extroverted. We don’t have a balanced attitude. Carl Jung discovered this truth in 1920 when he published his books about the psychological types. I could confirm that his definitions are correct when I studied his work from 1984 to 1988. Many people have verified this fact thanks to the translation of the…
  • Why Do You Want To Understand The Meaning Of Dreams?

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Curiosity is surely the main reason why you want to understand the meaning of dreams. You want to be able to decipher what your dreams are trying to tell you. However, dreams are mysterious. They seem to be incomprehensible. On the other hand, there are many dream interpreters in the world, and each one interprets the meaning of dreams in a different way. How can you be sure that the interpretation of a dream is accurate? You are afraid to trust dream interpretations. Another reason why you surely desire to decipher the meaning of dreams is fear. Most dreams are intriguing, unpleasant, or…
  • How Are You Driving Your Life?

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Your life will follow a route or another, depending on your decisions. In order to learn how to safely drive your life and go in the right direction you have to analyze the meaning of your dreams. The precious information you find in the dream messages helps you understand how to successfully face all challenges and triumph. Your victory won’t be based on the narrow-minded concepts of the cruel modern civilization, but on God’s wisdom. Similar Messages In Dreams All dreamers have dreams about the most important matters for them. Since everyone repeats the same mistakes many times…
  • Unmasking Mental Health Theories

    admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The scientific method of dream interpretation is unmasking all mental health theories. Mental illnesses are not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. This is why psychiatric drugs are unable to cure mental health problems. All mental illnesses are generated by our anti-conscience, which is very powerful and occupies the biggest part of our brain. In other words, an entire conscience generates a mental illness, and not only a certain part of our brain. A conscience is not a part of the brain. It occupies the entire brain. It is in the left side of the brain and in the right side of the…
 
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  • Frame houses person centred, integrated and holistic care

    Peter Jones
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Walker Evans, Frame Houses. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1936 © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtImage source: Art Fund - Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern AgeMy source: FT Weekend, Wullschlager, J. Critics' choice. Visual Arts, Life&Arts, 20-21 September 2014. p.17.
  • CfP: Designing with Older Adults: Workshop at MobileHCI August Copenhagen

    Peter Jones
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    Call for Papers2nd Workshop on Designing with Older Adults: Towards a Complete Methodologyhttp://www.olderadults.mobiat MobileHCI 2015, August 24th Copenhagen, Denmarkhttp://mobilehci.acm.org/2015/workshops.html#ws1SummaryThe ageing process can interfere considerably with the use of mobile devices (e.g., due to changes in vision, attention, and motor control), and designing mobile technology with older adults poses its own challenges. In the absence of a complete methodology for working with older users, researchers and designers are often left to improvise their own methods which can result…
  • Update: Funded part-time Masters degree: Developing the Philosophy of Person-Centred Healthcare

    Peter Jones
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:10 am
    Further to the previous post about this great study opportunity here is a link for the application form:http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/postgraduate-research-course/
  • Seeking examples of community based initiatives that improve care for dementia...

    Peter Jones
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Dear CHAIN member, CHAIN Dementia Sub-group Co-facilitator Malayka Rahman at the Alzheimer's Society, has asked us to circulate the following query to relevant CHAIN members. Please pass on as appropriate. Thank you. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dr Marjolein van der Marck, ‎Senior researcher at Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands is seeking examples of best practice to include in a book chapter on models of geriatrics care. She is looking for examples of community based initiatives that improve care for…
  • Funded part-time Masters degree: Developing the Philosophy of Person-Centred Healthcare

    Peter Jones
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Funded research degree at Manchester Metropolitan UniversityThe European Society for Person Centred Healthcare has agreed to fund a part time research masters degree. The ideal applicant would be a health professional interested in research and in particular in the developing philosophy of person-centred healthcare.The Society's council is very keen to have a practitioner do this work, as it is concerned that research in this area informs practice and is actually of use to practitioners, to avoid 'Person Centred Healthcare' becoming (in the words of the Society's Vice-President) "just another…
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    Una Vita Bella

  • Do Not Be Afraid

    Abeeliever
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Share your story. Be real. Be authentic. Find your niche. I’ve been stuck in this abyss of wondering how to do all of this…for months and months and months. I used to bare it all for you and now I’m afraid. I used to give everyone the nitty gritty details of my life and people read it, seemed to relate and maybe even liked it. I liked it. I loved knowing I wasn’t alone. I loved feeling brave and being real, even if it meant some would misunderstand or misinterpret my words or state of mind. It felt so goooood to release it all, put my mess out there, here and…
  • The Key to Happiness 

    Abeeliever
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    Day two of #HAWMC is a doozy. We’re given one of life’s greatest and most debated questions to answer. The folks at WegoHealth must know how wise we are, us health activists.  The truth is, whether you’ve faced major health challenges or not, the answer (in my opinion) is the same. How you come about realizing it may be a different journey for each of us, as well as how long it takes to get there, but the getting to it isn’t the writing prompt today. And you know what, I think the answer to this question is actually pretty simple. Simple. It’s the little…
  • Wordless Wednesday #HAWMC Style

    Abeeliever
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Thank goodness for the WordPress mobile app! I’m in the pick up line at my daughter’s high school – multi-tasking at its finest, I tell you! No more words…just a picture of one oft littles that expresses excitement perfectly! (please forgive the obvious potty reference)    I’m excited for #HAWMC and for Spring and for lots of good things to come!
  • Progress Report: I’m Getting an F in Motherhood

    Abeeliever
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Nothing is harder than the job of motherhood. You’ve heard this before. But it’s truth is ringing so loudly in my ears right now. Perhaps the most difficult part of the job is the mirror that shines back at me, the amount of self-reflection and judgment turned inward, that comes my way when I see one of my children struggling. There are health issues unsettled, quirkiness in a child that does not “fit in”, diagnoses that are ignored or not recognized by others, emotional struggles unseen until they pop up in scary ways and then the little things like the fact that a…
  • Who. What. When. Where. Why

    Abeeliever
    8 Feb 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Abeeliever:A friend of mine just started a new beauty blog! I’m so excited to learn from her and I think you will be too. She has always stunned me with her natural skills with cosmetics and fashion. Check it out! Originally posted on Talk Beauty by britt: Hello my BB’s (Britt’s Beauties) I’m finally doing it! I have been asked on numerous occasions if I went to school to be a makeup artist? What Products do I use? How and when do I apply them? Where do I shop? What are my favs? Am I subscribed to any subscription boxes/bags if so which ones? What was a complete waste of my money…
 
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  • It’s All in How We Say It | The Between-the-Lines of Stigma

    Bill White
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:43 pm
    We said it. There was no malice, it’s just what popped-out of our mouth. Still, it hurt. And that’s how it often goes. It isn’t so much the meaning – intent – of what we say that inflicts pain. It’s how we say it… A great way to start is to stop conversationally labeling people as diseases. So instead of saying ‘Joan is schizophrenic,’ let’s roll with ‘Joan has schizophrenia.’ And when it comes to the emotional/mental disorders, what’s between-the-lines generates and perpetuates stigma. That has to change.
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    Network Marketing|Angela Brooks| Social Media for profits|Essential Oil user

  • What exactly does success mean to you?

    Angela Brooks
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Success is a word everyone in business is reaching and striving for. Most really don’t know what it even looks like. For each person who is on that path has a different view of what it looks and smells like. Some people want to carry the $500-$3000 purses and watches. Or drive the cars that mean success, or live in houses that are in the right neighborhood or side of town that means success.I am pretty simple. I want to live debt free.I want money in the bank to pay for simple things for my family that we enjoy. This past week my son joined the archery club. He lights up talking about…
  • Network Marketing – Does it really work

    Angela Brooks
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Network Marketing has a question mark behind the words when people talk about it, like it is too good to be true. It is work, and the people who step out of the job mentality knows that it does work with lots of effort.What is Network Marketing? The simplest explanation is a method of marketing that utilizes independent representatives to reach potential customers that a company otherwise would not reach with traditional online or offline marketing methods.This month we have had some amazing results for our leaders on the team who have worked their butts off – educated themselves…
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  • The Failure Rate of Psychotherapy: What it is and what we can do?

    scottdm
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    You are not going to believe me when I say it. Fifty percent. It’s true. Even in studies where carefully selected therapists who receive copious amounts of training, support, and supervision, and treat clients with a single diagnosis or problem, between 5 and 10% get worse and 35-40% experience no benefit whatsoever! That’s half, or more. What happens to these people? Well, as readers of this blog know, if the therapist formally and routinely solicits feedback regarding the quality of the relationship and progress in care, drop out and deterioration rates fall, and outcome improves.
  • Becoming a more effective therapist: Three evidence-based clues from research on the field’s most effective practitioners

    scottdm
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    It’s one of those secrets everyone knows, but few talk openly about: some therapists are more effective than others. Available evidence indicates that clients seen by these practitioners experience 50% more improvement, 50% less drop out, have shorter lengths of stay, and are significantly less likely to deteriorate while in care. So, how do these top performers achieve the superior results  they do? More to the point, is there anything the rest of us can learn from them?  The answer is a resounding, “YES!” Over the last decade, researchers have started to unlock the secret to their…
  • Implementing Feedback Informed Treatment

    scottdm
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    What do the Sydney Opera House, Boston Central Artery Tunnel, and Eurozone Typhoon Defense Project all have in common?   In each case, their developers suffered from, “The Planning Fallacy” (PF). First recognized in 1979 by Nobel Prize winning psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, the planning fallacy is the all too human tendency to underestimate the amount of time and money projects will require for completion. The impact is far from trivial, especially if you are footing the bill. The Sydney Opera House, for example, took ten years longer and cost nearly 15 times more money…
  • Is Time Speeding Up?

    scottdm
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Is it me or is time speeding up?  We’re already 40 days into the New Year. Seems like only yesterday, I was planning for the Holidays: meals, get-togethers and, of course, gifts. Gifts.  Since the turn of the century, researchers tell us our tastes have changed.  Forget toys, aftershave, lingerie, or perfume.  Men and women, young and old, we all want the latest gadget. What might account for this change?  Surveys tell us it’s about “staying in touch.”  We are busier than ever.  The latest technology extends our reach, keeping us connected to opportunities,…
  • What do clinicians want anyway?

    scottdm
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    What topics are practitioners interested in learning about? If you read a research journal, attend a continuing education event, or examine the syllabus from any graduate school course, you’re likely to conclude: (1) diagnosis; (2) treatment methods; and perhaps (3) the brain.  As I’ve blogged about previously, the brain is currently a hot topic in our field. Ask clinicians, however, and you hear something entirely different.  That’s exactly what Giorgio Taska and colleagues did, publishing their results in a recent article in the journal, Psychotherapy.  Here’s…
 
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  • Love Your Defenses!

    Maria Hill
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:03 am
    So many defenses. I feel like my life is often about bumping into defenses of one kind or another. Dealing with defenses feels like walking through a field of hay.  With each step you meet  a new stalk(defense) that obscures your vision and parts as you walk only to reveal a new defense. Often the defenses I bump into are the defenses of other people. I dislike bumping into them because in doing so the relationships changes – often not for the better. When defenses show themselves, the relationship door usually closes even if only for a moment and we realize we are not…
  • Freedom Is Its Own Reward

    Maria Hill
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:03 am
    Source: Morgueffiles Who doesn’t want freedom? After all, freedom is such a wonderful sounding word. I think there is a lot of confusion about freedom so I thought it was worth some discussion. What Is Freedom? Merriam Webster has a fairly complete answer to what freedom is: 1   the quality or state of being free: as a   the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action b   liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another  independence c   the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous <freedom from care>…
  • The Paths We Travel Working With Our Sensitivity

    ebonapartian
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Source: Morguefiles “All of life is a circle” my meditation teacher tells me during a discussion on  the lessons life often presents; “Regardless of the starting point, at one time or another life’s circumstances will always steer you back to similar circumstances; if for no other reason than to allow awareness of the progress of one’s own journey.” In my memory of that conversation, the point he made lingers.While time has shown me that it is all too easy for the Highly Sensitive to fall prey to any negative emotions generated during these experiences, over time I have…
  • Tyranny of the Clock

    Maria Hill
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
      Clock © by Earls37a Flickr People in an economic system based on production learn to live with the tyranny of the clock.  Although people have been tracking time since the early days of humans, our relationship with time has become different. Time used to be related to something going on in nature.  People measured the hours of sunshine, the seasons, and how long crops took to grow.  The day began when the sun came up and ended when it set. Our survival was directly related to what nature offered us and so our relationship to time was related to nature also. Since the Industrial…
  • The Right Kind Of Uppity

    Maria Hill
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:04 am
    Source: Morguefiles We all know that most (70%) of highly sensitive people are introverted. Even the highly sensitive extrovert has a gift for perceiving nuances which can cause them to be more cautious than non-HSPs. Being bold can be a good thing and sometimes not. It can mean being recklessness, and brutishness – qualities that HSPs are not likely to seek out or promote in themselves. What Is Being Uppity? According to FreeDictionary.com the word “uppity” means: 1. Haughty or presumptuous, especially for one’s rank or social standing: “At Vassar the girls she…
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    SocialWork.Career

  • Best in Mental Health (4/13/15 – 4/26/15)

    Dorlee
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    I’m watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don’t have to… This post is part of a weekly (or bi-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. Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare: Do we stigmatise mental illness more […] The post Best in Mental Health (4/13/15 – 4/26/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Transform Your Life with KonMari Decluttering

    Dorlee
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:53 am
    Get Unstuck Through KonMari Spring Cleaning Clutter Is Not a Storage Problem… The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up [Affiliate link] Do you have too many things? Is it possible that clutter is… Impacting your ability to move ahead, Be it personally or professionally, Marie Kondo’s organization method, Is like no other you’ve read/seen before. Try […] The post Transform Your Life with KonMari Decluttering appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Best in Mental Health (3/30/15 – 4/12/15)

    Dorlee
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:53 am
    I’m watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don’t have to… This post is part of a weekly (or bi-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. Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare: How Can We Use a Wealth […] The post Best in Mental Health (3/30/15 – 4/12/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Free Webinars for Social Workers and Providers, April 2015

    Dorlee
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Do you want to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the mental health arena? Attending one of these free webinars is an easy way of doing just that ! This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Mental Health Providers, featuring all the free webcasts that Social Work Career could find […] The post Free Webinars for Social Workers and Providers, April 2015 appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Best in Mental Health (week of 3/23/15)

    Dorlee
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:43 pm
    I’m watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don’t have to… This post is part of a weekly (or bi-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. Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare: Disconnectedness kills, connectedness heals Susannah Fox […] The post Best in Mental Health (week of 3/23/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
 
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    StayOnTop: Depression

  • Life Is Like a Boat

    Henk van Setten
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Here are four photos that (I hope) can tell you something.     A few weeks ago, on one of my anti-depression walks, I encountered what I intuitively felt was a sad sight. It looked like an abandoned fisherman’s boat: In my somewhat depressed mood, this upside-down hulk seemed to symbolize myself, or even symbolize depression: being […]
  • A Brief Meditation On Cows

    Henk van Setten
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    So, I’m still recovering – slooowly – from a very depressed winter. It looks like my new medication works a little better than the previous tries. Time for an update.     For most of last month, at my place spring was announced not by flowers, but by a roaming herd of Galloway cattle: complete with a […]
  • Status Update

    Henk van Setten
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    February 8, 2015 – Dear friends, dear StayOnTop followers: First of all, let me thank those of you who contacted me with their best wishes (and questions, and all kinds of advice) about my health situation. As you know, I don’t like writing too much about myself. But after months of silence, I feel you’re […]
  • Away For A While

    Henk van Setten
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    November 20, 2014 Dear followers & readers: At the moment a bad physical illness, severe depression, and some other problems combined are keeping me from properly maintaining my blogs. I will be away… and silent… for at least several more weeks. I hope that when better times come along, I will meet you here once […]
  • Brave New Flower

    Henk van Setten
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Yesterday, my daily anti-depression walk took me through a meadow where I saw a small dandelion. So what’s the deal?     Well, this field had just been visited by the Grim Reaper Mower and its friends. First the grumbling monster that razed the waving knee-high grass and left it out to dry. Then the sucking, whining […]
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • Today Is Random Poem Day

    songtothesirens
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    “Love” by Czeslaw Milosz Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many. And whoever sees that way heals his heart, Without knowing it, from various ills ~ A bird and a tree say to him: Friend. Then he wants to use himself […]
  • Today Was A Trip

    songtothesirens
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:57 pm
        Today was a long day. Actually, every day has been long and weird for about the past three days. First, I helped a guy who was stuck here get a bus ticket to another city in another state. That was a two day process. Then this morning, my boyfriend is doing the dishes, […]
  • Blog For Mental Health ~ 2015

    songtothesirens
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    I pledge my commitment to the Blog For Mental Health 2015 Project.  I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others.  By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health.  I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma. I have already […]
  • The Black Wolf Blogger Award

    songtothesirens
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:14 pm
       First I would Like to thank TheSecretKeeper for the nomination. Although, I had stopped taking awards for my writing is somewhere between journal and clinical stuff (and things I have learned along the merry little way), I feel honored for this one (being a new award) as well as all that came before it. […]
  • And For Those Who Aren’t As Irritated As I Am

    songtothesirens
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Jethro Tull “Skating Away on the Thin Ice Of A New Day ~ This is on my ever-changing list of favorite songs. However, it is one of the few that are always in the top ten. “Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day” Meanwhile back in the year One — when you […]
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    Nathan Feiles, LCSW

  • Are You Becoming Your Parents?

    Nathan Feiles
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:42 am
    It’s one of the most subtle, underlying questions that I hear in various forms nearly every day in my office. Some version of, “Am I going to become like my parents?”, or “Please don’t let me turn into my parents.” … Continue reading →
  • Fear of Flying: A Complicated Phobia

    Nathan Feiles
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:08 am
    Phobias in general are not fun to deal with, especially if the phobia involves your daily life in some way. For example if you work in a building where you have to take the elevator, but fear elevators; or have … Continue reading →
  • Migraines: The Silent Voice of Our Past

    Nathan Feiles
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    I’ve discussed in previous articles the idea that emotional history (past and present) can be a significant factor with chronic migraines. That’s not to, in any way, ignore the relevance of neuroscience and medical factors that could also be happening. … Continue reading →
  • Migraines: How Relevant Is Emotional History?

    Nathan Feiles
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    I received some pretty harsh criticism this week from a group of headache doctors for merely suggesting psychological and emotional history could have any place in chronic migraines. Some even went so far as to call me sexist for suggesting … Continue reading →
  • The REAL Reason Relationships Break Up

    Nathan Feiles
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    A while back, I wrote an article about why relationships break up.  Though that article still stands, there are certainly things that could be added to it.  Why do relationships actually break up? In another previous article, I discussed what causes attraction. … Continue reading →
 
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    Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX

  • 7 Signs You Need Marriage Counseling

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    7 Signs You Need Marriage Counseling: These first four signs you need marriage counseling have been shown by the Gottman Institute to predict divorce. If any of these behaviors are occurring in your marriage on a regular basis, consider marriage counseling to learn alternative ways to handle upsets.   1. Criticism – When one or ...Read the rest...The post 7 Signs You Need Marriage Counseling appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling ServicesRelated posts: 10 “Daily Chores” to…
  • In the Grip of Anger? Take These Steps to Break Free

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    James is married and has three kids. He loves his wife and his children, but lately he feels like he’s been pushing them away with loud displays of anger he can hardly control. He doesn’t want to feel so frustrated all the time, and he wishes he could cool down more easily.   It seems ...Read the rest...The post In the Grip of Anger? Take These Steps to Break Free appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling ServicesRelated posts: Dealing with Anger Relationship Drifting Apart? Take These…
  • What Causes Depression

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:35 am
    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 17 million adult Americans suffer from depression during any one-year period. Many do not even recognize that they have a condition that can be treated effectively.   What Causes Depression? Depression results from an interaction of several factors – environmental, biological, and genetic. Depression signals ...Read the rest...The post What Causes Depression appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling ServicesRelated posts:…
  • Lessons in Resilience

    Joan E. Mullinax, M.Ed., LPC
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    Life throws curve balls.  A person loses a job.  A relationship ends.  Someone dies.  The question is, “Now what?”  How do I deal with this loss?  Can I get back on my feet again?  What can I do to grieve and recover?  Resilience counseling can help.   In “3 Things,” song-writer Jason Mraz gives us ...Read the rest...The post Lessons in Resilience appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling ServicesRelated posts: Special People Counseling for Grief: Moving Beyond Grief and Loss…
  • Parenting Tips and Strategies for A Happy Healthy Family

    Amber Gray, LCSW
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    I almost met a guy at the dog park one day a few summers ago. My dog and his dog befriended each other. So we were in the same area when his phone rang. I gathered it was his wife. She sounded upset although I couldn’t make out any words. From where I was standing, ...Read the rest...The post Parenting Tips and Strategies for A Happy Healthy Family appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling ServicesRelated posts: 10 “Daily Chores” to Have a Happy & Healthy Marriage How Divorce…
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    Kmareka.com

  • May the Best Study Win: Will More Funding for Evidence-Based Policy Make a Difference? – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    If you want to change public policy in the United States, you’ll eventually find your way to the influential world of Washington think tanks. The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), one of the most aggressive foundations seeking to move big ideas, has been investing in Beltway policy shops for a while now. Earliest this year, in its biggest such give yet, the foundation made an $8.4 million grant to the Urban Institute to help develop its Pay for Success work. Now Arnold is taking things a step further: It’s setting up its own wonk operation in the nation’s capital. via…
  • What’s Citi Doing to Help Low Income Youth Get on a Path to Career Success? – Workforce | Labor | Grants – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    We’ve been following Citi’s Pathways to Progress efforts for about a year, and now the grant-making to nonprofits in this arena is really taking off. This work is amping up employment opportunities for low-income youth, and it’s a great way to build a more inclusive economy. via What’s Citi Doing to Help Low Income Youth Get on a Path to Career Success? – Workforce | Labor | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.
  • A Look at the Arnold Foundation’s Big Bet on Social Innovation Financing – Think Tanks | Research | Grants – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Three big multi-year grants went out from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation starting in 2014 to investigate and support “Social Innovation Financing.” And this is just part of the picture of what the Arnolds are doing to fund Pay for Success (PFS) initiatives. What is going on with this new trend? via A Look at the Arnold Foundation’s Big Bet on Social Innovation Financing – Think Tanks | Research | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.
  • Edna McConnell Clark’s Big Experiment to Mobilize More Capital to Help Kids – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    We’ve all heard the complaint: Nonprofits, even some of the great ones, just can’t get to the scale needed to have real impact. And funders, even ones that believe in these nonprofits, too often won’t lift a finger to help organizations really break out. Well, here’s a story about a funder that set out to break this familiar pattern, and what it learned. In 2007, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) launched something called the Growth Capital Aggregation Pilot, which was a collaborative funding effort to mobilize $120 million in capital to “propel the…
  • Why is the New York Life Foundation Investing in Young Entrepreneurs? – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

    Kiersten Marek
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    The latest news of big foundation funding to create tomorrow’s workforce comes from Virtual Enterprises International (VEI), which is starting a VE Junior Ventures Career Academy for middle schoolers to immerse them in hands-on entrepreneurial and work-based learning experiences. The funding for this expanding effort will come from the New York Life Foundation, which will invest $1 million over four years to support the Academy. We’ve featured the New York Life Foundation’s work before, particularly its massive support for childhood bereavement—helping children…
 
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    American Association of Christian Counselors

  • Complex Cases: Aspie- NT Marriage (Part 2)

    Dina Jones
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Rev Stephanie C. Holmes, MA, BCCC, Certified Autism Specialist Cassandra Phenomenon/Ongoing Traumatic Relationship Syndrome  Stephanie Holmes will be presenting at the AACC 2015 Be Strong World Conference on the topic, Marriage on the Spectrum: Aspie-NT Therapy that Works. Sign up for the 2015 World Conference here!    This is part 2 of Complex Cases: Aspie-NT Marriage In a marital situation, if the couple is 35 years old or older, more than likely the spouse presenting with ASD/Asperger’s is undiagnosed. Perhaps a child was diagnosed and then the NT spouse begins to learn about…
  • Spirituality in Counseling

    Dina Jones
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Spirituality in Counseling Fernando Garzon, Psy.D. Liberty University    Excerpt from The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins.   Currently, spirituality is vying for recognition as the “fifth force” in counseling. Until recently, however, spirituality was neglected as a legitimate domain of client inquiry in professional counseling. This rapid transition from outcast to important treatment consideration has caught some clinicians unaware. We need a clear definition of Christian spirituality, information to contrast the…
  • Complex Cases: Aspie- NT Marriage (Part 1)

    Dina Jones
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Rev Stephanie C. Holmes, MA, BCCC, Certified Autism Specialist Cassandra Phenomenon/Ongoing Traumatic Relationship Syndrome  Stephanie Holmes will be presenting at the AACC 2015 Be Strong World Conference on the topic, Marriage on the Spectrum: Aspie-NT Therapy that Works. Sign up for the 2015 World Conference here!    As my work with Aspie- NT couples has expanded now across the US and other countries as a consultant, coach, or counselor, it is becoming clear to me that the Aspie- NT couple phenomenon is growing in numbers and there is not significant growth in understanding and…
  • Does Love Cover a Multitude of Sins?

    Dina Jones
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Leslie Vernick, LCSW A woman struggling in an emotionally destructive marriage once asked me, “Doesn’t love cover a multitude of sins? (1 Peter 4:8).  She continued, “Who am I to hold my husband’s sin or blindness against him?   The Bible teaches us, ‘It is good for us to overlook an offense’ (Proverbs 19:11).  Shouldn’t I just keep quiet and minister to him, and pray that he will see God’s love in me?” Many counselors working with those in destructive marriages struggle with this same question.  Jesus makes it clear. We are not to judge or condemn anyone (Matthew…
  • Heart of a Lion, Gentleness of a Butterfly

    Dina Jones
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Julie Woodley, M.A. Recently, as I travel for work and my ministry, I have been studying the Scriptures on schemes and brutal assaults on God’s Beloved. There is so much more going on behind the scenes of our lives than most of us can comprehend. Satan is on the attack for those who are image bearers of God. Please take heart! God is holding your tomorrows, even if your tomorrows may feel unknown and ambivalent. Be enlightened to the fact that YOU are part of a greater story than you can ever imagine. Let God’s words laminate us in his protective love. He says to us, “I am ALWAYS with…
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    Where I Stand

  • A Poem: A Hug

    Erin
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:31 pm
    A Hug By: Erin A hug Makes my cold body warm And calms my heart during a storm A hug Silences the screaming thoughts in my head Speaks words that cannot be said A hug Adds love and joy to moments of thrill It’s perfect for celebrating after climbing a hill A hug Reminds me […] The post A Poem: A Hug appeared first on Where I Stand.
  • A Poem: Blah

    Erin
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:16 pm
    BLAH By: Erin Don’t you hate that feeling? You know the one… I can’t really describe it fully But it overwhelms my brain and body… I’m talking about “Blah” It comes on days when you need to get a lot done And you usually end up accomplishing close to none…. You are experiencing a day […] The post A Poem: Blah appeared first on Where I Stand.
  • Meet Emily Hannah – Where I Stand, Blogger, Lifeline Team Member and Advocate

    Erin
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:27 pm
    I love to learn. My love of learning surpasses my passion for running, hiking, biking to libraries for non-fiction or comic books, and listening to music while observing insects. Because learning is constant, I assembled the SparkNotes version of my most pivotal lessons gleaned thus far. From soil, I learned that death facilitates new growth. […] The post Meet Emily Hannah – Where I Stand, Blogger, Lifeline Team Member and Advocate appeared first on Where I Stand.
  • Meet the Scale

    Erin
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:03 pm
    By: Caroline Owens, Where I Stand Blogger and Advocate  Today was the first day I’ve seen my weight since last August. It’s been eight months. I’m obsessed with the number on the scale, I would say I used to be obsessed with the number but after today it became reality that it’s still something that […] The post Meet the Scale appeared first on Where I Stand.
  • Welcome back: Alexa Witcofsky, Where I Stand Blogger and Advocate

    Erin
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Alexa Witcofsky Current City: Harrisonburg, VA Topics: Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, College Life When I turned 18, I headed off to College at James Madison University in Virginia. I knew very few people at the school and was too shy to meet new people, so I put my focus on classes. I finished my freshman […] The post Welcome back: Alexa Witcofsky, Where I Stand Blogger and Advocate appeared first on Where I Stand.
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    Panic Attack Away

  • Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It

    Ahmed Hamdy
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Panic Away Program has helped over 70,000 people around the globe to heal general anxiety and panic attacks with its new approach. Made by a former sufferer of general anxiety and panic attacks Barry McDonagh, panic away became the best selling anxiety treatment program and has been featured on radio and TV in the USA. If […] The post Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Could Anger Be a Sign of a More Serious Anxiety Condition?

    Experts RoundUps
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Martin Egan Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching     Anger like any emotion, can be displaced, disguised or otherwise substituting for a wider range of emotion which will have a root cause. Thinking about anger specifically in relation to anxiety, I experience a connection between these emotions myself and in my clients frequently. We have to get beneath […] The post Could Anger Be a Sign of a More Serious Anxiety Condition? appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • How False Are Your Fears?

    Clara Freeman
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    We all have a handle on the understanding that fear is false evidence appearing real. So why are so many of us still affected by fear and anxiety? A recent study by scientists at the University of California Berkeley indicates that anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults. Now, if you’re reading this and you’ve […] The post How False Are Your Fears? appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Why to Choose Non-pharmacological Way of Coping with Panic Attacks?

    Alex
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    In substance, a panic attack is the body’s response to stress. However, although it is a natural reaction of our organism to the stress it is experiencing, I think you would agree that its manifestation is quite scary. It makes us mistakenly believe that we have something wrong with our body (e.g. some heart disease) […] The post Why to Choose Non-pharmacological Way of Coping with Panic Attacks? appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Expert Answers – How To Help a Friend or a Relative During a Panic Attack

    Experts RoundUps
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” - Dalai Lama – Source: BrainQuotes Jeffrey Sumber Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy      Anxiety is the perception that my past is out of control or my future will potentially be out of my control […] The post Expert Answers – How To Help a Friend or a Relative During a Panic Attack appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
 
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    Care for Your mind » Can Peer Support Services Improve Outcomes?

  • Can Peer Support Services Improve Outcomes?

    Care for Your Mind
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    How to increase the visibility and availability of peer support services—an evidence-based practice—is an important topic during any discussion on mental health care reform. CFYM will be discussing this topic over the next few weeks. On Wednesday, April 29, look for a recap on a congressional briefing hosted by DBSA to educate congressional staffers on […]
  • What Does Integrated Care Actually Look Like?

    Care for Your Mind
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    A look at one program, and insight into how and why it works Angela Mattson, DNP, MS, RN We acknowledge the collaboration of National Network of Depression Centers in developing this series. There’s been lots of discussion lately about integrated care, and how bringing behavioral healthcare into the primary care setting is the most effective, […]
  • Can Coordinated Care Improve Outcomes?

    Care for Your Mind
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    David Katzelnick, M.D. Chair, Division of Integrated Behavioral Health Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota We acknowledge the collaboration of National Network of Depression Centers in developing this series. Mental health and physical care coordination is an idea whose time has come. Not only is it proven to provide better patient outcomes, it achieves success at significantly […]
  • Would Ending Siloed Health Care Improve Patient Outcomes?

    Care for Your Mind
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    David Katzelnick, M.D. Chair, Division of Integrated Behavioral Health Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota We acknowledge the collaboration of National Network of Depression Centers in developing this series. In my last post, I shared how people can become both engaged in and influence the quality of their mental health care. However, even more quality gains can […]
  • What Role Do Patients Play in Improving Quality of Care? A Big One.

    Care for Your Mind
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    David Katzelnick, M.D. Chair, Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, Mayo Clinic We acknowledge the collaboration of National Network of Depression Centers in developing this series. With a world of health information literally at our fingertips, patients are more informed and engaged than ever. Research indicates that patients who are actively involved in their own healthcare […]
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    The Fusion Model

  • Ginger Essential Oil Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

    James Worthington
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:09 am
    Ginger is derived from the root of the herb Zingiber Officinale.and has been utilized for centuries as a delicacy, medicine, and as a spice. Ginger originated in southern China, spreading to the Spice Islands and throughout Asia, West Africa and the Caribbean. However, Ginger did not appear in Europe until the 1st Century. The Ginger’s travels were all in connection with the lucrative spice trade.  The Greek and Romans utilized the benefits of ginger extensively. With its sensual mood enhancing properties the Romans especially appreciated ginger root by adding it to their wine.  The…
  • Learn the 8 Steps to ‘Worry Well’

    Frances Masters
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    ‘I’ve always been a worrier.’ ‘I tend to over-think things’ ‘I’m too analytical’ These are some of the statements clients often make at the start of a first session. The trouble is, worrying can get to be a habit, and every worrying thought has an effect on how we feel emotionally and physically. It affects our behaviour too. Worry worms Endless worrying thoughts can be like annoying worms that wriggle their way into our everyday life, making us feel anxious and distressed. If you find you have the same worries going round and round in your…
  • Grapefruit Essential Oil Benefits, Uses and Side Effects

    James Worthington
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:07 am
    Grapefruits are rather well-known for being a a major addition to any healthy diet. Not only do they taste fantastic, they only hold a whole host of health benefits. This citrus fruit has always been popular with those who wish to lose weight due to it’s appetite suppressing and metabolism boosting properties. Cold pressing the rind of citrus fruits produces the oil. Grapefruit oil has stimulant advantages, and is an antioxidant, diuretic and a disinfectant. Here are some more information on its benefits: Grapefruit Essential Oil Benefits Weight Loss – Grapefruit is one of the…
  • Why Do I Fall Asleep While Meditating?

    James Worthington
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:56 pm
    The Rumor: Meditation causes you to feel drowsy Maybe it’s the quiet room. Or the comfy clothing. Or, I don’t know, the fact that my eyes are closed. But how come whenever I give meditation a try, I end up yawning and fighting off the sandman instead of finding my Third Eye? Could it be that not everyone is suited for meditation? The Verdict: Meditation isn’t making you tired, your lack of sleep is Meditation is believed to improve memory, thwart depression, reduce our feelings of stress, make us smarter and even make us rich. Keep up the om-ing for years, found UCLA…
  • 11 Steps To Managing Anger with Mindfulness

    James Worthington
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Anger isn’t always a bad thing. The emotion can serve as a useful tool when you’ve been treated unfairly and seek to rectify the situation. But blowing your top on a frequent basis? A definite no-no. Managing anger through mindfulness can calm you down before — or even after — the emotion becomes unhealthy. Start by evaluating your body and thoughts the moment anger strikes 1. Assess body functions. Notice the sensations in your stomach, chest and face. Become aware of your rapid heartbeat and breathing rate. Observe clenching, whether in your fists or jaw. 2. Cool…
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    Teen Addiction Treatment Blog Feed

  • 5 Effective Decision Making Tips for Long Term Recovery

    Brian Burgess
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Drug addiction is very real for many teenagers, and despite the fact that it’s a problem society often wants to ignore, there are teenage rehabilitation facilities out there to help. However, staying clean isn’t always as simple as just going to rehab, and then everything is all better from that point on. One of the big things that many who go to teenage rehabilitation facilities need to develop is the ability to make wise long-term decisions. For teenagers, that’s often especially difficult. If you’re a teen that has just left a rehabilitation facility these five effective decision…
  • 5 Relaxation Exercises That Mitigate Mental Stress

    Brian Burgess
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Relaxation exercises are a critical component of teen addiction treatment. They can also prove beneficial for others who are suffering from mental stress. The next time you’re trying to relieve mental tensions, try one or more of the following exercises. Deep breathing. There are several types of deep breathing techniques that can decrease stress level including stimulated breathing, relaxed breathing, and counted breathing. Experiment with different types of deep breathing to find the one that works best for you. Muscle relaxation. Apply pressure to a certain area of the body by…
  • How to Talk About Your Child’s Addiction with Siblings

    Brian Burgess
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Substance abuse within a family affects the entire family. Even a very strong, close family feels the effects of it right down to their core. As a parent, it’s important to communicate appropriately with your other children about their teenage sibling’s addiction and rehabilitation. Leaving the issue to fester or sending mixed messages can leave your other kids even more stressed out or confused about the situation. The following tips will help you start the conversation in a healthy manner. Be open and honest about the subject Having a sibling with an addiction is scary and…
  • The Significance of Good Friday for Recovering Addicts

    Brian Burgess
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Good Friday is a day for celebrating freedom, rebirth and breaking away from bonds that held us back from achieving goals. Officially, Good Friday is a Christian holiday on the Friday before Easter Sunday, the same day as Passover for the Jewish faith. The main theme is the celebration of Christ for giving his life for the salvation of civilization. Here are some facts about Good Friday that relate to teen rehab and recovering addicts. Purpose of Celebrating Easter Easter has traditionally been celebrated by Western Christians since the late sixteenth century. The celebration marks the…
  • 5 Tips to Enjoy Life Without Falling Prey to Addiction

    Brian Burgess
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Are you in the midst of a teen addiction treatment? Have you been sober for months and are having trouble finding recreational pursuits to keep you busy? After years of living with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it can be tough to find ways to enjoy life that don’t include substance abuse. The following list of options will give you some new activities to try. Work with a mentor. Many teen addiction treatment programs and other substance abuse programs partner addicts with mentors. In most instances, these people are recovering addicts who can give you first hand tips and... Read…
 
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    Mazzastick Personal Growth Blog

  • What Really Happens When You Meditate

    Justin Mazza
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Ever wonder what’s going on in your brain when you meditate? Even those with little experience will know of the common traits; that feeling of relaxation, clarity of mind – but what do you know of the science behind it? It’s all to do with your neural oscillation, or as it is more commonly known – brain waves – which naturally occur in 4 frequencies. Beta- Your natural, waking rhythm. Perception of all 5 senses and of time and space. Alpha- Experienced during light sleep. Higher intuition. The dream state. Theta – The level associated with deep sleep and relaxation. The…
  • What is Quantum Jumping?

    Justin Mazza
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    “It’s been said that life begins at 40, not so. For me life always begins tomorrow.” ~ Burt Goldman Quantum Jumping is a method for people to source fresh ideas, answers, and skills from alternate versions of themselves. The technique itself is based upon quantum physics and the idea that an infinite number of alternate universes already exist. There may be a parallel universe where Obama didn’t win or perhaps another universe where you were born in Thailand. The possibilities are endless. For every decision you make, every turn you take, there exists a parallel universe where you…
  • What Hypnosis Can Do for You

    Justin Mazza
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:12 am
    Hypnosis – huh – what is it good for? Absolutely anything. That might be a slight exaggeration, but the truth is that hypnosis is being used more and more regularly to treat a wide range of conditions. Apart from its well-known benefits to help people quit smoking, lose weight, gain confidence, and a host of other self-help issues, the practice is gaining wider acceptance in the treatment of illness and disease. One of the problems with hypnosis is the word itself. It’s been hyped to the max in Hollywood movies and the like, when in reality hypnosis is nothing like that. Hypnotizing…
  • How to Release Anger, Get Rid of Pain, Enjoy Peace

    Justin Mazza
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    “The key to securing the happiness that is yours forever is to discover how to discharge the negative feelings you’ve accumulated. By discharging these negative feelings, you will not only increase the happiness in your life, but everything else will get better too! Money, health, relationships, looks, you name it!” – Lester Levenson I want to tell a story from a friend that stopped me in my tracks when I first read it. In 1952, at age 42, a wealthy New York physicist and entrepreneur was sent home to die. His body was riddled with disease, and he had less than two weeks to live.
  • Carol Tuttle’s SoulPrint Healing

    Justin Mazza
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    When Your Soul Speaks Do You Listen? There’s nothing more beautiful, liberating and blissful than living true to your soul. It’s as though you have a spiritual guide with you at all times helping you live your highest purpose. But how connected are you to your soul? Do you hear it clearly when it speaks to you? Are you living the life of affluence, happiness and bliss your soul desires for you? Sadly, many of us are not. At least not as fully as we could be. Negative energetic influences drown out our soul’s guiding light and lead us away from our path. Whether it is social…
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    Panic Attack Away

  • Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It

    Ahmed Hamdy
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Panic Away Program has helped over 70,000 people around the globe to heal general anxiety and panic attacks with its new approach. Made by a former sufferer of general anxiety and panic attacks Barry McDonagh, panic away became the best selling anxiety treatment program and has been featured on radio and TV in the USA. If […] The post Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Could Anger Be a Sign of a More Serious Anxiety Condition?

    Experts RoundUps
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Martin Egan Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching     Anger like any emotion, can be displaced, disguised or otherwise substituting for a wider range of emotion which will have a root cause. Thinking about anger specifically in relation to anxiety, I experience a connection between these emotions myself and in my clients frequently. We have to get beneath […] The post Could Anger Be a Sign of a More Serious Anxiety Condition? appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • How False Are Your Fears?

    Clara Freeman
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    We all have a handle on the understanding that fear is false evidence appearing real. So why are so many of us still affected by fear and anxiety? A recent study by scientists at the University of California Berkeley indicates that anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults. Now, if you’re reading this and you’ve […] The post How False Are Your Fears? appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Why to Choose Non-pharmacological Way of Coping with Panic Attacks?

    Alex
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    In substance, a panic attack is the body’s response to stress. However, although it is a natural reaction of our organism to the stress it is experiencing, I think you would agree that its manifestation is quite scary. It makes us mistakenly believe that we have something wrong with our body (e.g. some heart disease) […] The post Why to Choose Non-pharmacological Way of Coping with Panic Attacks? appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Expert Answers – How To Help a Friend or a Relative During a Panic Attack

    Experts RoundUps
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” - Dalai Lama – Source: BrainQuotes Jeffrey Sumber Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy      Anxiety is the perception that my past is out of control or my future will potentially be out of my control […] The post Expert Answers – How To Help a Friend or a Relative During a Panic Attack appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • Today Is Random Poem Day

    songtothesirens
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    “Love” by Czeslaw Milosz Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many. And whoever sees that way heals his heart, Without knowing it, from various ills ~ A bird and a tree say to him: Friend. Then he wants to use himself […]
  • Today Was A Trip

    songtothesirens
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:57 pm
        Today was a long day. Actually, every day has been long and weird for about the past three days. First, I helped a guy who was stuck here get a bus ticket to another city in another state. That was a two day process. Then this morning, my boyfriend is doing the dishes, […]
  • Blog For Mental Health ~ 2015

    songtothesirens
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    I pledge my commitment to the Blog For Mental Health 2015 Project.  I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others.  By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health.  I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma. I have already […]
  • The Black Wolf Blogger Award

    songtothesirens
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:14 pm
       First I would Like to thank TheSecretKeeper for the nomination. Although, I had stopped taking awards for my writing is somewhere between journal and clinical stuff (and things I have learned along the merry little way), I feel honored for this one (being a new award) as well as all that came before it. […]
  • And For Those Who Aren’t As Irritated As I Am

    songtothesirens
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Jethro Tull “Skating Away on the Thin Ice Of A New Day ~ This is on my ever-changing list of favorite songs. However, it is one of the few that are always in the top ten. “Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day” Meanwhile back in the year One — when you […]
 
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    Articles - Aiming for Okay

  • Problems or Solutions

    Kate Parrish
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:03 pm
    There’s a man in my neighborhood I run into a couple of times a week. Over the last year and a half we’ve struck up a friendship despite probably a thirty-year age gap between us. He’s the type of person that you want to stop and hear from no matter what you’re in the middle of or where you’re running off to. He seems genuinely content in life and the space he occupies in it. We never seem to have more than a few minutes to chat with one another but whatever time we have always seems to be just enough. During our most recent conversation we spoke for maybe three minutes tops.
  • Security Blankets

    Kate Parrish
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:50 pm
    I hated sleepovers in elementary school. I couldn’t understand why anyone would want to spend that much time away from her mother. My mom always encouraged me to go (made me) because one, I imagine she needed a break from me following her around, and two, she knew that my only friend couldn’t be her. But before she would drop me off, she would tuck an article of her clothing into my pillowcase so that she was still “with” me and so that none of the other kids could see it. Then when it was time to go to bed and the lights were off, I could pull out my mom-scented talisman and count…
  • Things I Could Do

    Kate Parrish
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:38 pm
    The past two weekends I have made a concerted effort to do less. I’ve had, at best, moderate success with it, but it’s a start. In recent weeks and months I was stretching myself so thin that everything, even the things I love, were starting to feel like obligations. And as soon as something feels obligatory, I feel resentful. And once I feel resentful, game over—I’m not adding anything to the experience, only taking away. Unfortunately, I know the only person to blame in these situations is myself. This is not the first time I’ve found myself here, feeling overscheduled,…
  • Filling Blank Pages

    Kate Parrish
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Sometimes (every week) I sit down to write the week’s article and I stare at the blank page and wonder in terror how the words in my head that I haven’t thought of yet will make it onto the page. Where will they come from? What will they look like? But most importantly, will they appear at all? And at some point each week, without fail, there comes a moment when I think, Nope, I don’t have it in me this week. I have nothing to say about anything. I should just quit and eat some snacks instead.  But also each week, without fail, I think, Oh, stop being so…
  • The Elephant in the Room

    Kate Parrish
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    About a year ago I heard the parable about the blind men and the elephant for the first time. It struck me as important to remember so I jotted it down and filed it away mentally to revisit another time. Then last weekend I heard it again. So it seems now is the time to revisit it. Six blind men encounter an elephant, each man feeling a different part of the elephant and describing it to the others: one man touches the tail and asserts the elephant must be like a rope, one man touches the trunk and says the elephant must be like a tree branch, another man touches an ear and claims the…
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    Living Against The River

  • How To Change Your Life With Headphones Part 2

    latr
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Change Your Life With Headphones:Understanding the States To the normal person this would just be another scientific discovery that has nothing to do with real life and our everyday routines were it not for the fact that everything you do in life has a corresponding brainwave pattern. Most times the effects you wish to create are affected by corresponding to the state your brainwaves are in at that moment. The things you do have a dominant frequency associated with each and every one. How To Change Your Life With Headphones: Deep Relaxation When you are in a state of deep relaxation…
  • How To Change Your Life With Headphones Part 1

    latr
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Change Your Life With Headphones – Binaural Beats Can Do It Binaural beats are unique sounds recorded in such a way that they re-adjust the brain wave frequencies of the listener automatically. Through a technological technique that has been named brain entrainment, binaural beats can change the mental and physical state of anyone who listens.   How To Change Your Life With Headphones: Find What Wave Floats Your Boat Analysis has shown that some brainwaves, like intense relaxation, are ideal for learning and retaining new information while delta brainwave states promote…
  • What Binaural Beats Can Do For You

    latr
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    What Binaural Beats Can Do For You: Where Did They Come From Binaural bests were first discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. However, Dove didn’t realize the full potential of this technology, he merely observed that it occurred. It was another 134 years before Gerald Oster penned an article called “Auditory Beats in the Brain” which was published in Scientific American in 1973. It was proposed that a binaural beat occurs in the brain if you apply slightly different frequency sine waves independently but simultaneously to each ear. This beat affect is created by the…
  • Unleash The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

    latr
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Unleash The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind: The Art Of The Mind If you want to learn the true art of mind power then it is of the greatest importance you understand 2 functions of your mind, and also how they interact with each other…   Unleash The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind: One Mind, Two Functions You only possess one mind, but it has 2 totally different functions – and the names generally used to distinguish these 2 different functions are as follows. 1,  The Conscious Mind 2,  The Subconscious Mind There are many other terms used. But the 2 listed above, are the ones…
  • How To Create Your Path to Success Part 2

    latr
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Create Your Path to Success: Continuing Where We Left Off We have started down a great journey in explaining the steps in order to create success. We have even defined success. If you have not read part 1 then you should click here and read it before proceeding along. Don’t worry it will be here waiting for you and you would get all the good nuggets you missed in the previous one. How To Create Your Path to Success: The Steps To Create Success Continued   Success Step 5: Select your favorite goals and write an affirmation for each following this format: I have/am/achieve…
 
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    Happiness India Project

  • Unlock Your Dark Side, Now!

    Sandip Roy
    4 Apr 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!  Negative emotions as anger, anxiety, and guilt are necessary parts of our lives. For a rich, complete life, your healthy mind must accept and embrace the dark side of human nature. Without the presence of these emotions from the dark side, your journey to a happy life will remain a distant dream. The Upside of Your Dark Side is a book that peers into the dark depths of the human psyche, and brings to us the practicality and utility of our painful emotions – the ones that we mostly wish we could do away…
  • 50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes

    Sandip Roy
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!  We wanted to have a collection of some of the best Positive Psychology quotes in picture-quote format. We wanted to include everyone who is or was Who’s Who of positive psychology. But we wanted to include quotes by the giants which would qualify as positive psychology from before 1998, when positive psychology was formally introduced to the world by Martin Seligman along with Christopher Peterson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Ed Diener. So, as we searched through the publicly available resources,…
  • Success: 2 Traits, 5 Steps And 1 Timeless Definition

    Sandip Roy
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!  Maya Angelou in an oft-quoted remark said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”  The Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus put it this way, “If we’re not happy, then we’re not successful.”  The Macmillan dictionary describes success – as a metaphor – as, “Being successful is like being high up.” The Oxford dictionary defines success as “the attainment of fame, wealth, or social…
  • Are Extroverts Happier Than Introverts?

    Sandip Roy
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!  “Welcome to the party! Come right in – join in the fun! Let me take you around to meet some great guys!” If that’s the kind of welcome you receive at the door of a common friend’s party, the first thought that flashes through your mind is, ‘I like this person! She’s cool.’ Are Extroverts Happier Than Us? So, you like her ‘cool quotient’. Now, if anyone is to ask what you mean by ‘cool’, you probably would offer these explanations: She loves people. She is socially…
  • Profits And Happiness: Work-Life Balance

    Sandip Roy
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!  Profits And Happiness: There isn’t much time for self-reflection when you are advising on company takeovers but at Irish corporate law firm William Fry they are giving themselves some serious thought. In between drafting contracts and negotiating deals, over 70 of the firm’s partners are mapping out how they spend their time, from meetings with clients to games of tennis with friends, and then considering how engaged they were at each activity. The analysis, charted using an online app, is part…
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  • What comes first – Happiness or Success?

    Chloe B
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:42 am
    Leave a comment below and let us know on action you could take today to boost your happiness. Click Here to get your FREE Relaxation MP3 The post What comes first – Happiness or Success? appeared first on Calmer You .
  • Is it a Snake or a Rope?

    Chloe B
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Have you heard the story about the snake and the rope? Self help author Byron Katie tells a story about seeing a rope in the dessert and being terrified, thinking it was a snake. When she realised it was just a rope, she knew there was nothing to be afraid of. It was a rope all along. It made me think about the anxious mind; we see snakes everywhere, when really there are only ever ropes. The anxiety makes us think that there is danger and threat everywhere, but 99.9% of the time, it’s nothing dangerous at all. It’s a rope, not a snake. So next time your anxious mind tries to tell…
  • The Secret to Overcoming Perfectionism

    Chloe B
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    The Secret to overcoming perfectionism  Are you a perfectionist? It seems that so many with anxiety are. Now, perfectionism isn’t a problem in itself. Most people want to do a good job, to look good and for life to run smoothly. But perfectionism is a problem if it makes anxiety worse. Do you feel you need to look perfect? Do you believe that your work needs to be perfect every time? Do you need your day to run perfectly in order to be calm and happy? Maybe you even feel that your anxiety around needing things to be perfect holds you back from doing the things you’d really like…
  • Leaning In to Life

    Chloe B
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Last week I was on holiday in the French alps learning to snowboard. Now, snowboarding was something that I had resisted for a while. My other half is mad keen on snowboarding, I mean, totally obsessed, but I’d been massively put off by my experience a few years ago when I first tried to learn to ski. Back then, anxiety had gotten the better of me. On the slopes, I was constantly tense, fearful of the mountain and terrified I’d injure myself. I hated the ski lifts, despised the steepness of the slopes and couldn’t wait for the holiday to end. All in all an unpleasant…
  • Acts of Kindess

    Chloe B
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    I’d love to hear what tips you have on doing acts of kindness – please share them in the comments below! As always get in touch with any questions via email at chloe@calmer-you.com , send me a tweet or let’s connect on Facebook. Get your FREE ‘Overcoming Anxiety’ Guide PLUS a FREE Relaxation MP3 The post Acts of Kindess appeared first on Calmer You .
 
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  • Breaking The Spell Of Self Loathing

    Dianna Bonny
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    I have shared a bit about the fact that I am creating a seminar program called Unraveling the Aftermath of Suicide, Healing the People Left Behind. In many ways, it is the culmination of all the work I have been doing over the last five years. Every moment of writing, inner exploration, singing, journaling, therapy, breathing, meditating, tapping and so on has led me here to the threshold of this creation. Although, I did resist it for a very long time. The resistance came from a variety of places. First and foremost, fear, of course, which has many levels and subsets. Fear of being seen, of…
  • Using The Power Of The Breath To Reconnect With Karen Winter

    Dianna Bonny
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    In this 63 minute interview with author, EFT master and Breath Work practitioner, Karen Winter, we discuss using the power of the breath to reconnect with the light and love that lives within us, especially after traumatic loss. Breathing is largely overlooked as a tool for healing, but it is an important element to explore when we are navigating any kind of emotional upheaval. The breath opens up pathways in our bodies for new patterns to emerge, on an emotional, spiritual and physical level. I found it to be incredibly helpful with my journey after suicide loss. If you are new to deep…
  • Storytelling: Writing To Heal Your Life

    Dianna Bonny
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    “There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.” -Z.N. Hurston I was recently asked an interesting question about my healing process. What is something I did to begin and where exactly did I start? The answer is writing. In many ways, I wrote my way to healing. Not only on this blog but also in my journal, which is a treasure map of information. Something happens when we put pen to paper, or fingertip to keyboard. It is very different than conversations in the mind, which have a tendency to go in endless circles. Writing seems to channel another energy. I often hear…
  • Life Lessons Learned By Living With Less

    Dianna Bonny
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:58 am
    We have a serious drought here in California. It reminds me of the Seventies when I was in my early teens and we had a severe water shortage. I lived in the Bay area at the time and the entire community joined in on the conservation efforts. In our house, shower time was limited and toilets were infrequently flushed. For some reason, the biggest hurdle I had to overcome was not running the water while brushing my teeth. I don’t know why, but it took me a long time to make this change (Perhaps I suffered from water entitlement) but once I did, I never went back. My neighborhood in San Diego…
  • Emotional Connection & Suicide Loss With Raphael Cushnir

    Dianna Bonny
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:57 am
    In this 65 minute Healing Project Interview with author and renowned teacher, Raphael Cushnir, a leading voice in the world of emotional connection and present moment awareness, we talk about the importance of feeling emotions, especially the difficult ones, in order to heal. There are few experiences that bring us in contact with a wider range of painful emotions than the experience of losing a loved one to suicide. While the despair is devastating, the profound loss of suicide goes well beyond just grief. Our conversation explores how we reach a state of profound acceptance with this…
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  • What if the cure is in what we eat?

    Louise Victoria
    4 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    Do you have a success story that was partly or fully possible by changing the way you eat?Maybe, like me, you tackle depression, anxiety & OCD through diet and exercise,or maybe it's a more physical illness like some of the ones listed above.Either way, I want to hear from you!Email me on louise.mindsugar@gmail.comYou never know, you might just be able to change someone's life!
  • The Anti-Depression Diet

    Louise Victoria
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:13 am
    What if the things you put in your mouth could have an effect your mood, motivation and even crippling symptoms of depression and anxiety? Would you be willing to change?If you've got the jist of me by now, you will know that I credit a huge part of my recovery from depression to changing my diet. This of course resulted in a million questions about how it helps and how it can be done. So, I decided it was about time to share my 'diet' with you...I have put together a 'diet' plan to aid in recovery from depression and to help alleviate the symptoms that go along with it, like anxiety. I truly…
  • How to: Beat the binge

    Louise Victoria
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    This post is aimed at people suffering from binge-eating disorder as a result of depression - however these tips can apply to anyone! If you think you have a severe binge-eating disorder, please see you Doctor asap.Most mild depressions and many severe cases are not helped at all by inadequate nutrition. Of course, regardless of what the depression is caused by, you may not feel like eating at all, but if I told you that improving your nutrition will help alleviate some of your symptoms of anxiety and depression... would you try it?It is difficult to get started, especially in a depressive…
  • Healthy Oat Pancakes

    Louise Victoria
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    Since it's pancake day I feel like I should share my recipe with you all! Pancakes are reasonably healthy anyway, but to make them even better I replace the flour with oats for longer lasting energy. Here's my recipe:(Makes 3 large pancakes for one person!)2 eggs30g oats (or millet flakes for gluten free)Splash of almond milkPinch of sea salttsp ground flax seedsA few pulses in the food processor (makes it all light and fluffy!) or whisk by hand, then heat a pan with coconut oil for a minute or two, then add a large tbsp of mixture to the pan, then flip if you're feeling brave! Serve…
  • Healthy, Clean After Dinner Mints.. with hidden benefits!

    Louise Victoria
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    These delicious slices of heaven taste just like after eights.. but the catch is - they're healthy!I asked my family to try them, and then guess what the secret ingredient was.They couldn't! But I am going to tell you: it is (drumrolllll).. Avocado!Even my avocado-hating brother loved these.The recipe I used can be found here, from a lovely blog called Raia's Recipes.Raia's recipe uses a food processor, but I didn't have one at the time so it's not essential! Also, as you can see mine are a lot thinner than raia's but this is because I wanted to make them mints/chocolates rather than bars. So…
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  • Safeguarding Your Sensitive Self

    Rebecca Anhalt
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Truly sensitive individuals have always been an interesting phenomenon to me. They seem to live with their hearts wide open. ... Read More
  • Coping Strategies for Extroverts

    Rebecca Anhalt
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:27 pm
    According to the Big Five Theory of personality, there are 5 core personality traits; openness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and extraversion. Each ... Read More
  • Coping with Emotional Exhaustion

    Rebecca Anhalt
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    When we talk about mental health, a common topic that is discussed is the lack of energy that follows depression. ... Read More
  • Can You Grieve a Diagnosis?

    Rebecca Anhalt
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    When we think of grief, we often think of losing loved ones and attending funerals. We very rarely consider the ... Read More
  • Feeling Like a Burden – The Most Dangerous Emotion

    Rebecca Anhalt
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Emotions can be intense, they can affect our behaviour and they can wreak havoc on our bodies. They affect our ... Read More
 
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  • Inspire Your Life With This Valuable Invitation

    Christy Harvey
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Your invitation to inspiration has arrived!  Did you know the meaning of the word inspire means, literally, to breathe life into?  Join the adventure with the magical letter “I” in our awesome alchemical alphabet through an incredible poem (some might even say incantation) by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.  I challenge you to let the words soak into your soul and inspire your own relationship with your uniquely beautiful and potent self. Will you accept this invitation to inspire your life? I want to know!Click To Tweet The Invitation  It doesn’t interest me what you do…
  • How To Honor Your Deepest Truth Now

    Christy Harvey
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I know you bring your heart and soul forward to honor other worthy people, but do you do this for yourself? It’s time to learn the essential elements you need to honor your deepest truth. The first and most important tool is honesty. Hiding from or ignoring the way you feel won’t protect you. It can prevent you from gathering the help and information you need to feel as healthy and whole as possible. Bringing your awareness to what you are dealing with and how you feel from the inside out is incredibly empowering. Give yourself total permission to actually know how you feel. Ask…
  • Get In Touch With The Genius Of Being Genuine

    Christy Harvey
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:55 pm
    You embody genuine genius.  Yes, you.  Need proof? Check out this definition from Mirriam-Webster: a peculiar, distinctive or identifying character of spirit; a personification or embodiment, especially of a quality or condition.  That’s right.  It doesn’t necessarily mean you are overflowing with intellectual capacity – although that may absolutely be the case. Your genius is available as a gift to the world every time you are being genuine.  How many times have you hidden your peculiar, distinctive or identifying character of spirit? Thousands?  More? I know I…
  • Do You Know The Fantastic Secret To Feeling A Happy Flow?

    Christy Harvey
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Ready to learn the key to fundamentally enhancing your quality of life?  The ultimate positive psychology resource? It’s my beauty secret.  Flow.  The fabulous state of flow is freaking AMAZING. Haven’t had the pleasure yet? Flow is a state of consciousness in which we are completely absorbed in an activity, particularly one that uses our creative capacity. Remember a moment in your life when you were fully engaged in something you loved, when self-consciousness disappeared, you felt strong, alert, capable and you lost track of time. In that moment, you were in a state of…
  • The Most Important Key To Increasing Excellence in Empathy

    Christy Harvey
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Empathy. You know it when you feel it.  The moment another soul connects with you and you KNOW that you are seen, heard and witnessed in all your imperfect humanity. You are recognized and accepted just as you are without any rankling ounce of pity. I am not a fan of pity. Don’t want it, don’t give it. But empathy…..well, empathy is MAGIC. One of the surest balms for the soul we ever experience. It is the understanding and ability to share the feelings of another. I bet you know people who try to fake this, but you have built in radar, don’t you? As a natural…
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  • The Secondary Character

    Verona
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:37 pm
    I spend a lot of my free time watching TV shows, movies and web content. I have a need to lose myself in the foibles of others. In some respects, it lessens the blows dealt by reality and in others it forces me to appreciate the advantages that I have in comparison to those less fortunate. I went to school to study/work in the media and story structure has been a concept that has been beaten into my skull for years on end. There’s the classic hero’s journey that’s been around since Greek mythology: our main character must battle insurmountable odds in order to find themselves on the…
  • Androgyny

    Verona
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Gender roles are a fascinating thing in our modern day world when you consider how much they’ve changed in the past 50 years and vary from culture to culture. In my grandmother’s day, men went to work, provided for their families and were strict authoritarians in the home. Women traditionally stayed at home, made sure there was almost a hot meal on the stove and raised the children. Being gay meant you had a mental affliction and keeping your orientation a secret was paramount to not only your success but to your safety. We’ve evolved today, not completely but a substantial change since…
  • The Legend – Part II

    Verona
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Oh the Legend… so much changes when faith meets reality. After high school, he had a change of heart about his girlfriend for our 90210 era. It wasn’t because she blossomed into a beautiful soul or because he realized that he made a mistake. No, he was told by God that they were going to end up together and have three kids. Well, he eventually had three kids but didn’t end up with this girl. I’ll explain. High school for many people is sadly where they peak. Going from being the big man on campus to the scrub at college can be defeating. You’re a nobody in a sea of intellectuals,…
  • Emotional Lion Tamer

    Verona
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:44 pm
    A couple nights ago, I listened to the TED radio hour on NPR and they had an amazing show dedicated to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Essentially, we can’t ascend up the ladder until we have our basic needs met. For example: you won’t be looking for love if you’re constantly looking for a place to sleep at night or fearing for your life. As they went up the scale, they got to the topic of esteem and talked extensively about mental health in terms of depression, pharmaceuticals and treatment. They explored a method known as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and it had me thinking…
  • Third-Life Crisis

    Verona
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    There are days when life can’t get any better and you’re grateful for everything and everyone that crosses your path. You’re proud of the challenges that you’ve overcome and the victories you’ve achieved over your inner demons and outer adversaries. And then there are the other days, the ones where you continue to fall deeper and deeper into that metaphorical pit of despair; the ones where nothing seems to go your way and you feel helpless to rectify the situation. I’m having one of those latter ones right now. The problem with having high standards and being an innate…
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  • Celebrities Who Battled Depression and Found Success

    David Joshua Klein
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:38 am
    Celebrity gossip culture generally leaves me cold. I don’t really care who’s dating whom, who married whom, who divorced whom, who’s feuding with whom, etc. That’s very un-American, I know, but somehow I manage. One exception: I’m a sucker for stories about famous people who have battled depression and found success anyway. Depending on the celeb and the circumstances, these stories can be motivating, making current problems look a little more manageable and future prospects more wide open. And hearing famous people talk openly about their experiences with…
  • Welcome Skepticism on Mindfulness for Depression

    David Joshua Klein
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    The Lancet research study comparing antidepressant drugs and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has drawn oodles of coverage and commentary. One common theme in media reports on the study runs something like, mindfulness meditation and antidepressant drugs work equally well, so people taking antidepressants should try meditation instead. Two writers who suffer from depression and who have tried both drugs and mindfulness have responded skeptically. Both question this enthusiasm for mindfulness meditation and against drug therapy. Both articles are great reads. When It Came to My Depression,…
  • Roundup: Healthy Eating and Depression

    David Joshua Klein
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Some articles worth reading from fellow depression bloggers and around the internet. How to Beat the Binge Louise Victoria, Mind Sugar Good advice from a great blog about diet and depression. “Most mild depressions and many severe cases are not helped at all by inadequate nutrition. Of course, regardless of what the depression is caused by, you may not feel like eating at all, but if I told you that improving your nutrition will help alleviate some of your symptoms of anxiety and depression … would you try it?” The Brain-Gut Connection: How Gut Bacteria May Treat Depression…
  • Lancet study on mindfulness-based therapy

    David Joshua Klein
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    The Lancet has published a research study on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for depression. The full text of the study, entitled “Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial”. For non-scientists, Lancet also put out a press release summarizing the study, entitled “Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse”. Lancet also…
  • Happy Black Dogs

    David Joshua Klein
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    A while back I wrote a post entitled “Is Depression Like a Dog?” questioning the common metaphor of depression as a “black dog”. This metaphor strikes me as very unfair to black dogs everywhere, and wholly at odds with the sheer joy and moral support that dogs, including many black dogs, have provided me over the years. Yes, I realize this is a very silly argument. So why bother? One reason: the process of recognizing negative thought patterns and replacing them with rational positive alternatives can be very valuable in battling depression, even over matters that seem…
 
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  • Stock Images of Suicidal People Are Ridiculous

    Gry Kivle
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    Maybe go with a generic “sad person” next time. Source: Stock Images of Suicidal People Are Ridiculous — Science of Us I had to look twice at the title of this article in Science of Us! What are people and organizations using these glamorous photos for? What are they promoting? To Getty Images and Corbis: […] The post Stock Images of Suicidal People Are Ridiculous appeared first on .
  • The French Author Who Has Happiness Figured Out

    Gry Kivle
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    Frederic Lenoir’s French best seller, Happiness: A Philosopher’s Guide, arrives in America. Source: The French Author Who Has Happiness Figured Out — Science of Us This is a very good read 👍 Have a wonderful day 💃 The post The French Author Who Has Happiness Figured Out appeared first on .
  • How to manage energies and improve our well-being

    Gry Kivle
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    Everything has energy. Energy is your personality, your soul, your aura. There is a reason why we are drawn to certain types of people, it is not just about what we share in common with those people, it is also about their energies. Highly sensitive people pick up on other people’s energies more so than […] The post How to manage energies and improve our well-being appeared first on .
  • Being gifted and w/ mental illness equals ?

    Gry Kivle
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    I was thinking about whether I consider myself to be a gifted person. I took a comprehensive test when I was 7. I remember the woman who tested me told my mom the score was like that of a 9 year old. That being said, my high school grades were average. Perhaps I was bored. […] The post Being gifted and w/ mental illness equals ? appeared first on .
  • This article on “wasting your time” provokes me!

    Gry Kivle
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    I was not sure I wanted to comment on this article, published on April 8 in Higher Perspectives, but I decided I had to because it made me upset. The article explains “how you are wasting your time”. It’s labeled as uplifting, but it’s quite the opposite! What the article does is to list stuff […] The post This article on “wasting your time” provokes me! appeared first on .
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  • Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment at Home

    The Modern Addict
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    4 key techniques to provide Alcohol Treatment Help at Home Alcohol withdrawal treatment at home should only be attempted in isolated cases. If you suspect that you may be suffering from alcohol withdrawal, please seek medical attention. Detox programs are designed to provide you with the correct treatment and reduce the risk of death. Call an ambulance if you can’t get to hospital on your own. Firstly, if you are suffering from alcohol withdrawal, I would like to congratulate you for putting the booze away and putting your health first. Withdrawal from alcohol is not easy, but it also…
  • Addiction Help for Families

    The Modern Addict
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    4 ways you can help an Addict right now This article intends to give addiction help for families and  unique insight as to what you can do to help a loved one who suffers from any form of addiction. First and foremost, I would encourage anyone looking for addiction help for family members to consider Al-Anon and Alateen. I am a recovering alcoholic and I have invested a lot of time researching addiction. Through my experiences and study I have learned a great deal on the obsessive behaviour of addicts. I would like to share with you 4 things that I think you would find extremely…
  • Is there a Rock Bottom in Addiction?

    The Modern Addict
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:38 am
    “..How many roads must an addict walk down before they hit Rock Bottom?..” Is there a Rock Bottom in Addiction? Mother Simpson: [singing] How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man? Homer: Seven. Lisa: No, dad, it’s a rhetorical question. Homer: OK, eight. Lisa:  Dad, do you even know what “rhetorical” means? Homer:  Do I know what “rhetorical” means? Even if you haven’t seen this episode of the Simpson’s, you get the idea. Bob Dylan’s famous line could be modified as “How many roads must an addict…
  • Embracing Addicts in Denial

    The Modern Addict
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:18 pm
    “…I get really upset when someone who I know has an issue to deal with goes to AA and walks out thinking they DON’T have a problem. This is the exact opposite to should be happening…” Everyone who has an addiction problem will have gone through a phase of being in denial about their addiction. We have always thought that we were the ones in control, that we could stop whenever we want. In reality, we can’t stop and we can’t admit that. Currently the traditional support models are not embracing addicts in denial as well as they should be. This is an…
  • Let’s not keep Recovery from Addiction behind closed doors

    The Modern Addict
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Let’s get out from behind the closed doors and live life to the fullest! For me, the scariest part about going to AA was the notion that if you want to maintain sobriety, you must continue to attend meetings FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. But I’ll be honest with you, I want to spend the rest of the new life I have been given by enjoying my sobriety with the world! This article is part of our series of articles that address “Modern Addicts need a Modern AA“. We recommend that you read “Modern Addicts need a Modern AA” for this series to get background on why…
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