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  • Survey reveals emotional exhaustion affects many cancer specialists

    Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Across Europe, more than 70% of young cancer specialists are showing signs of burnout, the largest survey of its kind has revealed.
  • Can sport help with Depression? What researchers have to say…

    Meditation For Depression
    Constantine Jones
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    For a long time there was an empirical assumption that sport may help in coping with depression.  The immediate effect of sport is ofcourse that it will rise the self-esteem by creating a better personal image. Given the fact that the poor self-esteem and a bad personal image are one of the causes for depression, exercising will provide a beneficial relieve from depression. Witch is not bad, considering that by doing sport you also get a better health. But researchers from the Institute of Sport Science at the University of Bern, led by Mirko Wegner, has studied the effect of sport on…
  • Pregnant, Mental and Fat

    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive
    Mentally Interesting
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Bloody hell. It’s taken me 18 weeks to write this post. I imagined a dam would burst when we told everyone at week 12. And I, who diarises everything and have done since I was a child. Anyway- better late than never. This is my news… Whomp whomp whomp she says I found out I was pregnant on the day Rik Mayall died. My already not inconsiderable boobs seemed to have become zeppelins of ache, so I decided to grab a pregnancy test on my way to work to  wee upon in the peaceful surroundings of the disabled toilet. I yawned as I waited for the results, expecting it to be negative like…
  • Pioneering online treatment for people with bipolar disorder

    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. 92% of the participants in the trial of the online intervention found the content positive -- and one said it had changed her life. People with Bipolar Disorder have problems getting access to psychological therapy and this online intervention may offer a round the clock solution at a reduced cost.
  • Sibling bullying linked to later depression, self-harm

    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    A new study has found that children who revealed they had been bullied by their brothers or sisters several times a week or more during early adolescence were twice as likely to report being clinically depressed as young adults.
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    NIMH | Recent Updates

  • Blog Post » From My Data to Mined Data

    Thomas Insel
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Dr. Insel discusses the importance of data sharing within the scientific community and highlights how NIMH is encouraging this process.
  • Concept Clearance » Adaptation/Optimization of Technology (ADOPTech) to Support Social Functioning

    National Institute of Mental Health
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    This initiative aims to support the development and testing of new, cutting-edge technologies to enhance functioning in individuals with social impairments. Projects funded under this mechanism would create “social prosthetics”, or devices that would augment performance in this domain.
  • Concept Clearance » Lifespan Human Connectome Project: Children and Adolescents

    National Institute of Mental Health
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    The goal of this initiative is to extend the experimental protocols developed through the Human Connectome Project (HCP) to children and adolescents to investigate the structural and functional changes that occur in the brain during typical development. Expansion of the HCP to include a broad range of subjects has the potential to significantly enhance the clinical relevance of the data and provide developmental benchmarks for understanding pathological processes in the etiology of human brain disorders.
  • Concept Clearance » Going to Scale with Mental Health Innovations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    National Institute of Mental Health
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    This initiative aims to (a) support research on scaling up delivery of science-based mental health interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); and (b) enhance regional capacity to conduct mental health research. Support will be provided for teams composed of research institutions, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, providers, and mental health advocates to conduct state-of-the-science mental health services implementation research. Studies will evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of strategies for large-scale, sustainable delivery of…
  • Blog Post » Childhood and Beyond - Services Research for ASD

    Thomas Insel
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    In his blog, Dr. Insel talks about on new NIMH grants that will support research on services for people of all ages with autism.
 
 
 
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    World of Psychology

  • How to Sit with Painful Emotions

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Feeling painful emotions, not surprisingly, can be painful. This is why so many of us don’t do it. Instead, we ignore our emotions, or dismiss them. We try to numb the pain with a glass of wine or three. We isolate ourselves. We cut or burn ourselves, or engage in other kinds of self-harm. Basically, we turn to anything that’ll help us get rid of our feelings. “As humans, we do everything we can do to reduce our suffering and to avoid pain — emotional or physical. So it is difficult to accept the pain [of our emotions] and not try to do anything to fight it,” said Sheri Van…
  • Best of Our Blogs: September 30, 2014

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Every difficult person, the rude cashier, the ungrateful relative, and the draining friend could be excuses for your bad day, maybe even an unhappy life. But they could also be like the sound of your fan blowing in the background-simply white noise. What you choose to zoom in on and what you relinquish your power to is an indication of what needs healing in your life. When petty matters cause huge flair ups threatening your stability, and mental health, it’s time to refocus your energy within. Since life will always be chaotic, difficult and upsetting at times, the key is to cultivate a…
  • Porn Addiction: Not the Whole Story

    Gary Wilson
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The issue of whether porn addiction is real has produced a storm of controversy. Yet all this noise may be distracting us from a graver risk to healthy sexuality: sexual conditioning of adolescents. I monitor a number of popular online recovery forums. I have read self-reports of thousands of otherwise healthy young men who heal severe symptoms, including sexual dysfunctions (anorgasmia, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, loss of attraction to real people) by removing a single variable: Internet porn use. Although addiction is sometimes assumed to be their only risk, I now believe…
  • Have You Tried Meditation to Help With Migraines?

    Psych Central Staff
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    A new study shows that mindfulness meditation may help lessen the duration and severity of a migraine — one of the most painful and debilitating types of headaches. This is a significant finding as many sufferers have found little to no relief with conventional treatments. Most migraine sufferers share similar symptoms — throbbing headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound — but there is no single specific cause. Therefore, conventional medicine can only treat the symptoms, never truly getting to the source of the problem. For some individuals, migraines are so severe…
  • Benzodiazepines & Alzheimer’s Disease

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    If you’re taking an anti-anxiety medication referred to as a benzodiazepine — such as Xanax, Valium, Ativan or Klonopin — there’s a new eye-opening study out that should get your attention. When used PRN — on as needed basis — sparingly for times of increased anxiety, these drugs can be life-savers. But some people use them more frequently. And for those kinds of users, new research suggests an important link to the risk of eventually developing Alzheimer’s. Benzodiazepines are a common class of medications prescribed for anxiety disorders, as well as…
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    Depression News -- ScienceDaily

  • Brief depression questionnaires could lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression are linked with antidepressant medications being prescribed when they may not be needed, according to new research. Known as "brief depression symptom measures," the self-administered questionnaires are used in primary care settings to determine the frequency and severity of depression symptoms among patients.
  • Bariatric surgery not a magic wand to curb depression

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Most severely obese people experience much better spirits once they shed weight through a diet, lifestyle changes or medical intervention. This is unfortunately not true for everyone, say experts.
  • How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Physical exercise has many beneficial effects on human health, including the protection from stress-induced depression. However, until now the mechanisms that mediate this protective effect have been unknown. In a new study in mice, researchers show that exercise training induces changes in skeletal muscle that can purge the blood of a substance that accumulates during stress, and is harmful to the brain.
  • Coping techniques help patients with COPD improve mentally, physically

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to manage stress, practice relaxation and participate in light exercise can boost a patient’s quality of life and can even improve physical symptoms, researchers report.
  • Treatment for complicated grief in older individuals examined in study

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    A treatment designed to help older individuals deal with complicated grief after the loss of a loved one appeared to be more effective than using a treatment designed for depression, a study concludes.
 
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    Psych Central News

  • Study Probes Anorexia in Males

    Rick Nauert PhD
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    New research suggests male anorexia is similar to female anorexia although the male disorder is associated with personality and gender identity issues. Although anorexia is traditionally associated with females, the disorder also occurs among boys and men. University of Montreal researchers embarked on a study to improve the current state of knowledge about anorexia in men and boys. “Most of the knowledge about anorexia pertains to females. However, about 10 percent of persons affected are males, and we believe this figure is underestimated,” said Laurence Corbeil-Serre, Psy.D.,…
  • After-School Exercise Can Aid Attention, Cognition in Preteens

    Rick Nauert PhD
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    New research suggests an after-school physical activity program of moderate to intense exercise can improve seven, eight, and nine year-olds’ attention span and cognitive abilities. For the study, researchers performed a nine-month-long, randomized controlled trial involving 221 prepubescent children. They found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction, and switch between cognitive tasks. Study results are reported in the journal…
  • Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem for Body Image

    Rick Nauert PhD
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Researchers have discovered that self-compassion can protect girls and young women from unhealthy weight-control practices and eating disorders. University of Waterloo investigators discovered women who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index (BMI). Moreover, self-compassion helps girls cope with daily stress including personal disappointments and setbacks. Importantly, the positive body image appears to protect girls and young women against unhealthy weight-control practices and eating disorders. “Women may experience…
  • Caffeine Beats Music for Driving Alertness

    Rick Nauert PhD
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    For many, drowsiness or fatigue when behind the wheel is combated by drinking caffeinated beverages or by listening to music. New research evaluates which method, if either, can successfully combat driver fatigue. Human factors/ergonomics researchers ShiXu Liu, Shengji Yao, Ph.D., and Allan Spence, Ph.D., designed a simulated driving study that measured driver fatigue levels against the use of caffeine, music, or no stimulant. Their study is to be presented at the HFES 2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago in October. Twenty participants completed three 120-minute driving sessions over a three-day…
  • How Do You Make an Informed Choice About Breast Reconstruction?

    Rick Nauert PhD
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    A new process borrowed from the business sector helps women evaluate alternatives for breast reconstruction, using a decision analysis technique. The approach helps surgeons and patients evaluate alternatives for breast reconstruction, leading to a good decision that reflects the woman’s preferences and values. The special topic article introduces plastic surgeons to the use of decision analysis to help women navigate decisions about breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer. “Decision analysis provides structure for methodic, thoughtful decision-making through…
 
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    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily

  • Benefits, risks of yoga found for bipolar disorder

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

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    A group of people with a recent bipolar diagnosis who had an average of 14 hours Cognitive Behavioural Therapy alongside 'treatment as usual,' which includes medication and support from community mental health teams, psychiatry or a GP was compared to a group of 34 people who only received 'treatment as usual' in a randomized controlled trial. The group receiving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- a psychological therapy which helps people address patterns of thinking and behavior which they wish to change -- made a better, more sustained recovery.
  • Sleep drunkenness disorder may affect one in seven

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called “sleep drunkenness.” The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people. Sleep drunkenness disorder involves confusion or inappropriate behavior, such as answering the phone instead of turning off the alarm, during or following arousals from sleep, either during the first part of the night or in the morning. An episode, often triggered by a forced awakening, may even cause violent behavior during sleep or amnesia of the episode.
  • Pioneering online treatment for people with bipolar disorder

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists. 92% of the participants in the trial of the online intervention found the content positive -- and one said it had changed her life. People with Bipolar Disorder have problems getting access to psychological therapy and this online intervention may offer a round the clock solution at a reduced cost.
  • Why people with bipolar disorder are bigger risk-takers

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding experiences are more strongly activated in people with bipolar disorder, guiding them towards riskier gambles and away from safer ones, researchers report. The study used brain imaging to identify neural pathways that are responsible for the symptoms of the disorder. The findings will help to design, evaluate and monitor therapies for bipolar disorder.
 
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    Schizophrenia News -- ScienceDaily

  • Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    A blood test, when used in psychiatric patients experiencing symptoms that are considered to be indicators of a high risk for psychosis, identifies those who later went on to develop psychosis, preliminary results of a new study show. "The blood test included a selection of 15 measures of immune and hormonal system imbalances as well as evidence of oxidative stress," explained a corresponding author of the study.
  • Smoking, schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of tobacco smoking. A growing body of research suggests that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in part, from an effort by patients to use nicotine to self-medicate symptoms and cognitive impairment associated with the disease. A new study sheds light on this hypothesis. The authors found that the level of nicotine receptors in the brain was lower in schizophrenia patients than in a matched healthy group.
  • Brain development in schizophrenia strays from normal path

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    Schizophrenia is generally considered to be a disorder of brain development and it shares many risk factors, both genetic and environmental, with other neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and intellectual disability. The normal path for brain development is determined by the combined effects of a complex network of genes and a wide range of environmental factors. However, longitudinal brain imaging studies in both healthy and patient populations are required in order to map the disturbances in brain structures as they emerge, researchers say.
  • Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms, research shows. The finding could be a first step toward improved diagnosis and treatment for the debilitating psychiatric illness.
  • Neurochemical imbalance in schizophrenia discovered

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher amounts of three neurotransmitters broadly implicated in a range of psychiatric disorders.
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    Dr. Deb

  • How to Find a Good Therapist

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

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

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    A recent 2014 Gallup Poll cited levels of well-being in the USA. Research was done with over 85 thousand Americans and focused on 5 levels of well-being: Purpose, Social, Financial, Community and Physical. Below are more detailed definitions of these categories.Purpose well-being is composed of questions about having an inspiring leader, daily activity, goals, and strengths.Social well-being includes questions about relationships with friends and family, personal time, and received encouragement and support.Financial well-being is made up of questions about standard…
  • The Myths that Society Holds About Mental Illness

    1 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    It is an undisputed fact that individuals who experience mental health issues are often faced with discrimination that results from misconceptions of their illness. As a result, many people who would benefit from mental health services often don't seek treatment for fear that they will be viewed in a negative way. The World Health Organization agrees and says that in the 400 million people worldwide who are affected by mental illness, about twenty percent reach out for treatment.Take a look at the common myths society holds about mental illness. MYTH: Mental illness is not a…
  • Is It Ever Right For a Therapist to Cry?

    1 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    During my morning surf for psychology stories, I came across this one at the BBC asking "Is it ever right for a therapist to cry?"I wondered as I sipped my English Breakfast Tea (a perfect coincidence) why this was a worthy subject the BBC felt needed covering. Surely, people know that therapists cry. Especially if a patient's narrative is moving, upsetting or emotionally tragic. Right? The article, though, reported that some patients were surprised that a therapist might tear up in a session, finding the response off-putting and even unprofessional.The BBC article brought into view a…
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    Beyond Meds

  • Weaving the golden path of integration

    Monica Cassani
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    While the transformative fires of love may never feel safe, it is only through tender kindness to your immediate experience that you will know the mysteries of lover and beloved, broken and whole, and separation and union. You can slow down. There is no urgency. You need not answer any questions, scramble back to clarity, or resolve anything... for now. There is so much intelligence moving within you. You are okay. Nothing is wrong and nothing need be fixed. … [click on title to read and view more]
  • Healing through the dark emotions

    Monica Cassani
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Fear, grief and despair are uncomfortable and are seen as signs of personal failure. In our culture we call them "negative" and think of them as "bad." I prefer to call these emotions "dark," because I like the image of a rich, fertile soil from which something unexpected can bloom. Also we keep them "in the dark" and tend not to speak about them. We privatize them and don't see the ways in which they are connected to the world. But the dark emotions are inevitable. They are part of the universal human experience and are certainly worthy of our attention. They bring us important information…
  • It gets better: Neuropsych doctor confirms psych drug iatrogenisis, PTSD, brain injury

    Monica Cassani
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Indeed, I do not consider myself ill anymore. I consider myself HEALING which is a vibrant state of movement and change. My limitations do not mean that I am sick. Learning to make boundaries for my well-being has been one of the healthiest things I’ve learned to do. Deeply respecting the needs of this body/temple is one of the most wonderful achievements of WELLNESS. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
  • The exiled scapegoats, the black sheep, the nonconformists and creative maladjusted…

    Monica Cassani
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Exiled scapegoats can, thus, return to serve the collective as agents of its deepest and most difficult needs.... But they are also a community unto themselves. They form a loose society of nonconformists. It is one devoted to transpersonal processes underlying the individuality and secular collectives. Those in this society listen for the guidance that comes from the intersection of life and death, joy and pain, love and wounding. They are more or less willing to feel its paradoxical and raw nature. Since they struggle to continually accept that intersection in their own hearts, they can…
  • Native American flute to meditate by…

    Monica Cassani
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
    I've been listening to Native American Flute lately. I can feel both dance and music and sound changing and healing my brain’s neurons. Seriously. We can change our brains and I’m doing it. Neuroplasticity. Everything else in my healing protocol takes part in this movement of healing as well. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
 
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • Insert blog about bipolar and pregnancy here

    Mentally Interesting
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    It’s in progress. I will post more soon. I am really struggling at the moment.  I’m sorry.Filed under: Mental health
  • Pregnant, Mental and Fat

    Mentally Interesting
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Bloody hell. It’s taken me 18 weeks to write this post. I imagined a dam would burst when we told everyone at week 12. And I, who diarises everything and have done since I was a child. Anyway- better late than never. This is my news… Whomp whomp whomp she says I found out I was pregnant on the day Rik Mayall died. My already not inconsiderable boobs seemed to have become zeppelins of ache, so I decided to grab a pregnancy test on my way to work to  wee upon in the peaceful surroundings of the disabled toilet. I yawned as I waited for the results, expecting it to be negative like…
  • An apology

    Mentally Interesting
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I’m really sorry that for the longest time I have been awful at responding to comments. This is because, for ages, I haven’t received notifications for them. And I’ve tinkered around in both emails and the site and still don’t get them. I see comments when I read back posts so I *always* read them. I am very often on mobile Internet so struggle to type and tend to read late at night half asleep. But I massively appreciate comments and absorb them all and I’m sorry if I’ve seemed rude not responding. Quite honestly whatever the excuse I’m a very…
  • On being lonely

    Mentally Interesting
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    I’ve written about pissing into bottles when I’ve been depressed, and yet to me, this is a blog  whose responses I fear the most. Because admitting that you’re lonely seems to be the most shaming thing you can do. We’re meant to be glitzy! Instagramming! Vineing our awesome lives! And this will sound like one long self pitying tract, which it is, really. All I want from it is to get some thoughts out of my system. It is not a plea for contact because as I will explain I must do those things on my own terms and not be forced into them or feel obligated because I find…
  • A World without Rik Mayall

    Mentally Interesting
    14 Jun 2014 | 7:45 am
    I don’t write about other things much in this blog, but the death of Rik Mayall means that I bloody well will. Because Rik Mayall was brilliant, and now he’s dead, and I just wanted to write a short bit about how ace he was. I’m not one to sneer at people who show emotion when a celebrity dies.  Although the hyperbolic, competa-bituaries sprout up as soon as the heart-clutch hits the ground, I don’t think that it means that the grief isn’t genuine. Of course we don’t know the celebrities who die. We grieve for the person as they were to us, a little piece…
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    PW's PhillyNow

  • The 30 best shows of October (plus all the close calls)

    Bill Chenevert
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Hopefully by now, you know I don’t take these things lightly. For this list, I went through the calendars of 20 venues (20!) and pulled from each of them the shows that I thought were at least worthy of making a list like this and came up with 115 candidates (115!). Those are pretty amazing numbers, no? Turns out, Philly is POPPING OFF with fresh shows all month, this glorious full-swing Autumn month – the one that carries us through the pumpkin spice craze and right into Halloween (speaking of which, we’ll do a better Halloween show roundup at a later date). Without further…
  • Rape charges dropped against former hero cop with traumatic past

    Josh Kruger
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The case of former Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth has just gotten more sad and bizarre. It seems that the officer, once lauded as a hero, might have had a personal meltdown as a result of the very trauma that made him famous. DeCoatsworth’s fame started in 2007 in West Philadelphia. During a routine traffic stop, the then-rookie took a shotgun blast directly to the face, destroying large portions of his jaw. The gunshot didn’t deter the officer, and DeCoatsworth, badly mangled and bleeding, gave chase to his assailant. He apprehended the shooter, too, and earned…
  • Ahmed Gallab’s Sinkane is worldly, funky, and coming to Johnny Brenda’s

    Bill Chenevert
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    Sinkane is Ahmed Gallab; Sinkane is also the band of musicians he’s assembled to help deliver the goods onstage. His refreshing and awesomely funky musical mind’s been busy in the studio lately and he’s taking it on tour with the help of some friends. He didn’t start out a maniacal multi-instrumentalist, though: “For Caribou I played drums; for Of Montreal I played drums,” he says. “It wasn’t until I started playing with Yeasayer that I started doing computer stuff — I played keys and a little bit of guitar and some percussion, too.” It was a…
  • Philly taking the lead over Harrisburg on hate crimes

    Randy LoBasso
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    According to the Pennsylvania state legislature’s official website, the last time House Bill 177 was considered was January 22, 2013. At that time, the hate crimes legislation written by State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.) had been referred to the Judiciary Committee where it then could have been brought up for a vote, but was not. The legislation — which would add ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and disabilities to the categories of citizens protected by the state’s current hate crime laws — has been a recent subject of debate, following an attack in which two gay…
  • Are PA GOP officials obsessively masturbating on the job?

    Josh Kruger
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    It appears Republican officials in Harrisburg might have a bit of a porn problem. Writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Angela Coulumbis reports that the state attorney general’s office says “at least eight prominent state officials…were among commonwealth employees who sent or received hundreds of sexually explicit photos, videos, and messages from state email accounts between 2008 and 2012.” Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, says that those implicated in the licentious labors included “the head of the state police, Pennsylvania’s top…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Warrior Moms Are Key to Fighting Stigma

    Susan Petcher
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I had the thrill and honor recently to attend the recent Special Legislative Commission on PPD meeting with Representative Ellen Story this month.  My new friend (and fierce advocate and mental health professional) Mara Acel-Green extended an invitation to the open meeting – and upon walking in, I was floored by the feeling that Postpartum Progress belonged […] The post Warrior Moms Are Key to Fighting Stigma appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsIt seems the only time legislators, “experts,” people ... by…
  • WTFP?!: Why Access To Women’s Healthcare Matters

    Katherine Stone
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Recently, on a Thursday, I went to have my annual physical exam. I was completely shocked when, during the breast exam, my gynecologist found a lump. Just a few days later, on Tuesday, I had a diagnostic mammogram. I was sure they’d come in the room right after the mammogram and say all was well, […] The post WTFP?!: Why Access To Women’s Healthcare Matters appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThat it's affordable and easy to obtain by racheltweeted ... by D SchmidtIt means the freedom to make my own choices…
  • Let’s Talk About Sex (and PPD)

    Susan Petcher
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sex after baby. We all know the cliche about its nonexistance – after all, the sleepless nights, the leaky breasts, and the lack of personal space that accompany a newborn aren’t exactly aphrodisiacs. But sex after postpartum depression? Is a uniquely difficult experience for many mothers. With my husband’s permission, I wanted to take the […] The post Let’s Talk About Sex (and PPD) appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you so much for this. I was put on an SSRI that took away ... by…
  • The Importance of Connecting

    Katherine Stone
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    I recently got the chance to sit around the table with some amazing women and talk about what I do every day and how it has impacted my life and the lives of others. This might be one of my favorite topics, given how social media and blogging has changed my life. I feel like […] The post The Importance of Connecting appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent Commentshttps://twitter.com/aes529/status/516977790357606400 by Amanda SakovitzI get manicures! by Amanda SakovitzI pamper myself by going out for fine dining for a lobster tail.
  • Taking an Active Role in Your Postpartum Recovery

    Alexandra Rosas
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Belief Shared community Information These items are the beginning tools for a successful recovery from postpartum mood disorder. I say this confidently, because I believe in recovery being possible. I was once someone who never felt that I’d be normal again nor that I’d ever find my way back to who I used to be. […] The post Taking an Active Role in Your Postpartum Recovery appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsWhat a kind, kind comment ramsmommy. Thank you. I tried to find ... by Alexandra RosasI just love…
 
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Suicide: No One Cares? It Depends on Who You Listen To

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

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    I have to confess something. I don't like most online suicide prevention resources. It's not that they're wrong, but that they're too soft. I'm looking for Burgess Merideth in my corner shouting at me in a gravelly voice, “Keep hittin 'em in the ribs, ya see? Don't let that b— breathe!”, not “Someone need a hug?” like Will Farrel's character in Elf. Suicidal ideation needs to be fought tooth and nail; I need pep talks not greeting cards. When I was suicidal a few weeks ago I had nobody nearby to turn to. It was very late at night, and I didn't think to call a hotline…
  • ADHD: Reverie Revolution

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Last June I watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” with friends. Here was a man, like me, who daydreamed excessively. I wish I could say that Hollywood made a laughable exaggeration of how epic daydreams could be, but I'm afraid they were fairly comparable to mine. Although I don't drift away into a reverie in the middle of conversations or when on the job, I do drift away—far, far away beyond the restraints of this mortal world or time. The original short story portrayed Mitty as a noble Everyman who fought the banality of his life with the only weapon he had on hand: his…
  • Three Tiny Things to Prevent Illness from Triggering Depression

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:19 pm
    I don’t walk around all day with my face pulled into a frown while I vocally worry about my disabilities—contrary to what some people claim I do. Instead, disability is more like a land mine rudely placed into the middle of my day when I’m otherwise trying to get things done.I am clinically and chronically depressed, which means I am depressed almost all the time. I also have a chronic motor tic disorder—a label that covers the involuntary ticking, both vocal and muscular, but not the curling, extending, locking, and all around neurological meltdown that often happens as well. As you…
  • Reviewing "Depression and Your Child" by Deborah Serani

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:19 pm
    One of the best psychology books I’ve read in a long while is “Depression and Your Child – A Guide for Parents and Caregivers” by Dr. Deborah Serani. Her publisher approached me to review the book[1], and although I could not review it in the window of time that they dictated, I did eventually make my way through it. The book starts with an understanding of child development, then shows how Depression in children is a verifiable occurrence. Information is given on diagnosing, then treating, Pediatric Depression. Dr. Serani even takes time to cover holistic approaches before moving on…
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    Scientific Dream Interpretation

  • The Solution For All Problems

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    When I understood that the unconscious mind that produces our dreams was God’s mind and I verified this truth through many ways, I found sound mental health and I learned how to make miracles. The truth is that I help God make miracles. I’m not so powerful, but God is. I’m merely a professional dream translator. You can make miracles by translating the meaning of your dreams, and see miracles happening in your life. I already gave you numerous lessons about how dangerous your anti-conscience is, and the necessity to eliminate your wild conscience through dream translation. Now I will…
  • The Obedience To God’s Guidance And Your Safety

    admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Our freedom on earth is not really true, since we are limited by many factors. However we have the impression that we are free to do whatever we may desire. We don’t think about the consequences of our actions. If you will think about all the horrors of the world you will realize that our freedom is dangerous. However, God gives us freedom on earth because we must become conscious human beings. If we didn’t have the freedom to kill someone else we wouldn’t understand the importance of social rules. Our conscience must understand many moral aspects, even though we have the…
  • Discovering A Guaranteed Mind Empowerment Method

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Even though the meaning of dreams keeps being distorted and despised by the ignorant world, my research and discoveries prove to the world that Carl Jung’s method of dream interpretation accurately translates God’s words in dreams. Jung’s method helps all dreamers understand their psychological problems and become more intelligent. They also have information about the outside world and other people’s minds. I managed to clarify all the obscure points in Carl Jung’s method of dream interpretation, and transform it into a fast method of instant translation. Dream translation based…
  • Can You Find Happiness In A Cruel World?

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    All religions teach us that we must accept our suffering in order to transform our personality and become real human beings. We have to respect the justice of God, which is based on wisdom and goodness. We have the same lessons in dreams, with more explanations. All dreams are produced by God, as Carl Jung had discovered, and as I could confirm after continuing his research and discovering a lot more. Almost everyone in our world has the intention to find happiness based on having material pleasures. God keeps trying to show us that we have to accept our suffering in order to become perfect…
  • Divine Enlightenment In Dreams

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    The commercial world keeps working based on violence. Nobody pays attention to the terrible daily news announcing wars and denouncing crimes, even though many people worry about their own interests after reading these events. Many times the shocking news manage to impress the public, but not for long. Interesting ads and superficial facts are more effective. Everyone here is induced to feed their ego. We want to have a pleasant journey and enjoy our daily lives. We are suffering through many ways, but we pretend to be fine. Of course, it depends on our social position. Those who have human…
 
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    Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

  • ERCIM News No. 99 Special theme: "Software Quality"

    Peter Jones
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Dear ERCIM News Reader,ERCIM News No. 99 has just been published athttp://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en99Special Theme: "Software Quality"http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en99/special/And on the occasion of ERCIM’s 25th anniversary, we published a selection of articles on the future challenges of ICST: http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en99/challenges-for-icstKeynote by Willem Jonker, CEO EIT ICT Labs: "The Future of ICT: Blended Life"http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en99/keynote/the-future-of-ict-blended-lifeThis issue is also available for download as:pdf: …
  • Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - health in art : art in health

    Peter Jones
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    I arrived in Amsterdam last night and spent today, 8 hours in the Rijksmuseum. It is an amazing experience, even to just scratch the surface. Early on it was not busy! Entering the building, is as publicised, to discover a remarkable series of spaces. There are so many highlights of a rewarding day. One must be within the final hour 1610 finding one of Van Gogh's self portraits. Van Gogh finds himself placed in the interpersonal domain not just by virtue of this self portrait, but his struggle with mental health and  hospitalisations.individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic…
  • 1 in 3 will be older adults by 2025 in Japan

    Peter Jones
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    In June Dr Mayumi Hayashi described Japan's vision of 'total care' for its older population in HSJ. The article that prompts this post follows another with lessons for England.Referring to a "2025 vision" this forward thinking has its roots in established systems of healthcare set up in 1961 and social care established in 2000 (p.25).Care integration is not new as a fundamental issue in health and social care. It is for me a career legacy issue. As a student nurse it was discussed and debated, closely allied with multidisciplinary and holistic (joined up physical and mental health) care. Even…
  • Agnostic qualities in Hodges' model

    Peter Jones
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    In the previous post I highlighted "Holistic approaches to learning are agnostic as to method." I added that there would be more to follow as Hodges' model can be viewed as agnostic on several levels. The following is taken from a paper on Hodges' model and its application in forensic nursing:Hodges’ model claims to be person-centred and situated (Jones, 2008). What exactly does this mean for forensic nursing? The utility of Hodges’ model lies in it being agnostic. By ‘agnostic’ this means that the model is not dependent upon, dedicated to, sanctioned by, or owned by any…
  • Book: Teaching Crowds - Learning and Social Media

    Peter Jones
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    This book is available as an open access pdf. Here is an extract from chapter 2 on Social Learning Theories. Holistic approaches to learning are agnostic as to method. Drawing from connectivist and older models, they valorize diversity and the socially distributed cognition afforded by the read-write Web and other publishing models, accepting that every learning experience is unique, and every learner’s needs are different. Connectivist approaches, for all their extensive reliance on networks of people engaging socially, are at heart focused on the individual—specifically, the…
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    Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist

  • Saying “Goodbye” to Abusive Father

    Dr Elizabeth Chamberlain, PhD
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:42 am
    Q: My own biological father who seemed like a hero, prince, the tallest man in the world, ended up sexually abusing me for 4 years of my young pre-teen and then early teen life (fondling and attempting further). Whenever I would threaten to tell my mom after naive me figured out it was so, so, […]Tags: abuse and trauma, bereavement
  • Ever Since My Abortion I Worry After Sex

    Michael Wiederman, PhD
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Q: I am a teen and last year I got pregnant. I had an abortion and have been taking birth control pills ever since. The problem is that I have been having less sex because of the fear of falling pregnant again. With every little stomach pain I get paranoid and take a pregnancy test. […]Tags: anxiety and stress, sexuality
  • Why Is Our Marriage Counselor Asking Such Weird Questions?

    Michael Wiederman, PhD
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    Q: My wife and I recently started visiting a psychologist for couple counseling. We’ve noticed he sometimes asks completely random and off-topic questions that had nothing to do with the topic at hand. I’d like to know, why is he doing this? Is this some kind of technique he’s using? Two examples: My wife mentioned […]Tags: marriage, therapy
  • Making it Work When We Disagree About Porn

    Michael Wiederman, PhD
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Q: I have been with my girlfriend for nearly two years now, but we’re struggling over my masturbation habits. We live 2 hours apart, Skype daily, and see each other every weekend and holiday. We are both sexually satisfied and have sex most days we’re together. Since I was old enough to, I’ve fantasized almost […]Tags: love, relationships, sexuality
  • Panic Attacks When I Leave Home or Talk on the Telephone

    Michael Wiederman, PhD
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    Q: For as long as I can remember I have had depression due to being born with only one arm. Everywhere I went I felt like every single person had to stare at me. I got embarrassed and frustrated, and I started to go out of the house on my own less and less. About […]Tags: anxiety and stress, panic
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    Chipur

  • Yesterday Lingers, and Hurts | A Heartfelt Guest Post from Nancy

    Bill White
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Borderline personality disorder, chronic stress, anorexia, mood and anxiety disorders. Our yesterdays linger, and hurt – badly. If we opt for relief and healing, we have to gain insight into our past – and its pain – and process, as we move forward. Chipur friend Nancy sure has. It’s guest post time again. If you’ve frequented Chipur, you know how much I love ‘em. And that’s ’cause they’re the very essence of sharing, learning, and healing. Sooo, I’m giving the nod to Nancy. Her message is mighty… What do I do to so enrage men? Why is it that men…
 
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    Choosehelp.com

  • Should You Quit Drinking or Drugs? Find Out with 4 Easy Exercises

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    Should you or shouldn’t you quit drinking or drugs? Ambivalence is normal, but you’ll feel better once you make a firm decision, one way or the other. Here are 4 easy exercises to help you. Should you quit drinking or drugs? Are you pulled in 2 directions? For example, you still love getting buzzed or high, but you’re getting tired of feeling hung-over every morning at work? Should you make a change, or should you continue on as you are now? Ambivalence is normal but it’s also stressful (you’re in limbo), so you’ll feel better once you decide on a course of action. To help you…
  • Why Controlling Your Breathing Eases Anxiety. A Simple Deep Breathing Exercise

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    The quickened stress breathing leads to carbon dioxide imbalances and unpleasant feelings. Learn more about why anxiety breathing makes you feel bad and learn a 30 second exercise to reverse these anxiety effects. Controlling your breathing to ease stress and anxiety... Take a few slow breaths…..it always makes you feel better, especially when you’re stressed, but why is this?!! At a very basic level, controlling your mood is as easy as retaking conscious control over your respiration rate. Read on to learn Why the quickened breathing of anxiety, stress or anger leads to unpleasant…
  • Check Yourself: Alcohol Disease Risks and the Mortality Rates Associated with Your Level of Drinking

    23 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Based on your current level of drinking, find out your risk for certain cancers, cirrhosis, heart attack and stroke (and remember, if you’re still reasonably healthy, you can reduce your risks dramatically by curbing heavy drinking.) Check your alcohol disease risks. Want to stay healthy and happy and fit into old age? Well, there aren't any guarantees, but in general, by taking care today, you stay well tomorrow. To check yourself, consider the disease and death rates associated with varying levels of alcohol consumption. Are you satisfied with your level of risk, or should you make some…
  • Experimental App: Using Passive Phone Data to Monitor Your Mental Health

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Your phone’s accelerometer, microphone, location sensor and light sensors provide an app all the data it needs to identify mental health problems – in real time. Dartmouth University Computer science researcher Andrew Campbell’s new app – Student Life – can track a person’s mental health in real time using passively collected smart phone data. Though it’s still in the experimental stage, an app like this has enormous potential to serve as an early warning mechanism for people prone to depression and other mental illnesses. How Does It Work? The research team had 48 Dartmouth…
  • Relapse Prevention – A Step by Step Guide to Relaxing with Imagery

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    Learn to relax with imagery in 7 easy steps; it’s a great skill that protects you from relapse. No matter who you are or what your situation, improving stress management skills can improve your quality of life. But if you’re in recovery and fighting to avoid relapse, knowing a few effective de-stressing techniques can make the difference between continuing sobriety and an emotion-driven return to drinking or drugs. Not to get melodramatic here – but for those in recovery, relaxation exercises can be literal lifesavers. Because they’re so important and because stress levels tend to go…
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    Angela Brooks - The Business Incubator - Young Living Essential Oils - Social Media Profits

  • How I got 826 shares on Facebook and 863 likes!

    Angela Brooks
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    Over the last four years I have studied the Young Living Essential Oils and have been amazed at the many uses of a simple drop of an oil. As a nurse for the last 25 years in a mental hospital I have seen the results of the medications on a persons body. The nurse in me understands they need something to help them cope with their illness but I have never agreed that it took 6-10 pills to make the change happen. My husband and I have always looked for ways to stay healthy and prevent dealing with the prescriptions if at all possible. This past week one of our teams new silvers6 leaders Hilary…
  • 1st Degree Robbery Steals more than your money

    Angela Brooks
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:05 pm
    1st Degree Robbery Steals more than your money. My sister in law was mugged in the mall parking lot. It was late and the area she was parked was away from the building. She has done this dozens of times before taking her son dinner at work. Because  she was alert walking in the parking lot she saw him coming towards her. 5’10, black male, angry and moving fast towards her. She made it in the car!| He snatched the door open and assaulted her in a small car, the punches to her face left her lifeless and unable to fight. He took $70 and ran. Over $70 she was left with three broke bones in…
  • Are you a dabbler? Brand it

    Angela Brooks
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:12 pm
    A little dab will do ya Is that how you are living your life? A little dab of this and a little dab of that? Just enough to say your dabbling. Dabblers are usually called hobbyist and never turn what they love to do into a money making business. At the beginning of the month my oldest son moved to college 4 hours away. In 18 years I have never gone that long without seeing him. We text daily – talk often and I pray alot. In the transition period of the first two weeks my business thinking was less than focused and my mind was not on social media as much as it was on my son……
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    Scott D. Miller, Ph. D.

  • Using Feedback Informed Treatment to Improve Medication Adherence and Reduce Healthcare Costs

    scottdm
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Medication adherence is a BIG problem.  According to recent research, nearly one-third of the prescriptions written are never filled.  Other data document that more than 60% of people who actually go the pharmacy and get the drug, do not take it as prescribed. What’s the problem, you may ask?  Inefficiency aside, the health risks are […] The post Using Feedback Informed Treatment to Improve Medication Adherence and Reduce Healthcare Costs appeared first on Scott D. Miller, Ph. D..
  • Applying Feedback-Informed Treatment in Diverse Settings around the World

    scottdm
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Honestly, I don’t know why I hadn’t noticed it before.  It’s not the first time it happened.  Last week, the ICCE held the “Training of Trainers” and “FIT Implementation” intensive trainings in Chicago, Illinois (USA).  Participants came from all around the world–from the northern-most parts of Alaska to the southern tip of New Zealand.  Geographic diversity […] The post Applying Feedback-Informed Treatment in Diverse Settings around the World appeared first on Scott D. Miller, Ph. D..
  • Want to be more effective? Point North!

    scottdm
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    In June, I spent several days in the air traveling to and from Perth, Australia for a conference.  Too tired to read anymore, I turned on the video system and began watching a program from the Discovery Channel about the North American red fox.  The furry little creatures were shown hunting rodents hidden under three feet of snow.  Three […] The post Want to be more effective? Point North! appeared first on Scott D. Miller, Ph. D..
  • The Sounds of Silence: More on Research, Researchers, and the Media

    scottdm
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Back in April, I blogged about an article that appeared in The Guardian, one of the U.K.’s largest daily newspapers.  Citing a single study published in Denmark, the authors boldly asserted, “The claim that all forms of psychotherapy are winners has been dealt a blow.”  Sure enough, that one study comparing CBT to psychoanalysis, found […] The post The Sounds of Silence: More on Research, Researchers, and the Media appeared first on Scott D. Miller, Ph. D..
  • Public Attitudes Toward Mental Health Services: A Change for the Worse

    scottdm
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    The results are not encouraging.  A recent meta-analysis found that public attitudes toward psychotherapy have become progressively more negative over the last 40 years.  The impact on practitioners is staggering.  Between 1997 and 2007, use of psychotherapy declined by 35%.  Not surprisingly, clinicians’ incomes also suffered, dropping 15-20% over the last decade. So, if not psychotherapy, what do […] The post Public Attitudes Toward Mental Health Services: A Change for the Worse appeared first on Scott D. Miller, Ph. D..
 
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    HSP Health Blog

  • Duality And The Mastery Of The Exquisite

    Maria
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Duality is something that many of us embrace as a way to develop perceptual sophistication. You know… …love vs. hate… …light vs. dark… …yin vs. yang… …good vs. bad… …masculine vs. feminine… It’s a start! Duality Can Be Like Fool’s Gold Discovering duality can be exciting. It is a way to start to grapple with the world. We can see differences and we have a way to think about them. We have a way to make sense of what we see and feel. We are in control! Too many people treat duality as the last word on reality when it…
  • Embrace Your Inner Troublemaker!

    Maria
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Source: Jim Simonson – Flickr Being a troublemaker is not something we necessarily associate with highly sensitive people, those gentle souls who are loath to hurt others. The label, troublemaker, is not something that we usually generate for ourselves either. It is usually conferred by others when they encounter something uncomfortable in themselves courtesy of another person. Have you ever been called a troublemaker or treated like one? Highly Sensitive And A Troublemaker? Highly sensitive people are usually very conscientious, cautious, perceptive and empathetic. Highly sensitive…
  • Do You Suffer From Emergency Mind?

    Maria
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Emergency (Photo credit: Tax Credits) When we afraid everything around us looms large and chaotic. Lately though it seems that fear has become the norm and we are living in a perpetual state of emergency. Perhaps it has always been this way but I am noticing something else at work that needs questioning. Emergencies Are Not Innocent Emergencies have become a way of life for many of us. Notice our entertainment. They are mostly about emergencies. Whether depicting our health care system, focusing on national security, or relationships, many of our movies and television entertainments are based…
  • What Do Resilient People Do Differently?

    Pamina Mullins
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:27 am
      We often tend to think when we see how resilient people navigate life with such apparent ease and grace, that they were just born different; or that they haven’t been buffeted by too many of life’s tornados. Wrong! In fact it’s often the other way around. The more often you face adversity, the less power it has to cripple you. The Value Of Resilient People Resilient people leave a priceless legacy as they journey through life. They show us that it is not necessarily the challenges, but the RELATIONSHIP we have with these challenges that dictate the quality of our lives. It’s…
  • Starved For Passion? Top 10 Passion Killers For The Highly Sensitive Person

    Kate Stefans
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Source: Sharon Mollerus – Flickr Many say that the opposite of love is fear. I believe that the opposite of love is apathy. In an apathetic or indifferent state, passion flat lines and numbness reigns supreme. A once technicolor life fades to black and white and well, what’s the point? If I were brutally honest with myself, I would say that wallowing in apathy is an activity that has become habitual. I tend to drop into indifference when I am subconsciously starving myself with what I call passion killers. Simply going through the motions of life is excruciating not because its…
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    CogniFit's blog

  • NBC listed CogniFit #2 best brain training app and said it was...

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    NBC listed CogniFit #2 best brain training app and said it was pretty cool! Check the video here
  • CNN lists CogniFit in the top 3 best apps to train your brain...

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    CNN lists CogniFit in the top 3 best apps to train your brain - http://ow.ly/Bqtrh
  • Dr. Bruce Daggy, @ShakleeHQ Sr. VP of R&D/Chief Science...

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    FOX 32 News ChicagoDr. Bruce Daggy, @ShakleeHQ Sr. VP of R&D/Chief Science Officer talks #BrainHealth on @Fox32News yesterday. Keep your brain healthy and fit! http://bit.ly/1qdRjBr
  • Train your brain to eat healthy Sticking to healthy eating would...

    5 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    Train your brain to eat healthy Sticking to healthy eating would probably be a lot easier if the healthy options tasted as good as other unhealthy options. Ah, if only kale could taste like Nutella! (at least Nutella contains nuts which are good brain food). Well, new research says you might be able to train your brain to eventually eat the healthy foods you don’t like. The pilot study published in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes on Monday September 3rd, 2014 suggests the brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people…
  • A long childhood feeds the energy-hungry human brain  Humans are...

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    A long childhood feeds the energy-hungry human brain  Humans are late bloomers when compared with other primates. For example, they spend almost twice as long in childhood and adolescence as chimps, gibbons, or macaques do. Researchers claim to have found out why human children grow slowly and childhood lasts so long in a new study. The study led by anthropologists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on August 25th 2014, shows that a child’s brain is “an energy monster,” consuming twice as much…
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    Social Work Career Development

  • Free Webinars for Mental Health Professionals, October 2014

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    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 Professionals, featuring free webcasts for this month in the field of social work and mental health.As you can see, a wide range of topics are covered in this month's selection from: various webinars related to trauma and intimate partner violence and how to provide trauma-informed care and/or support for survivors to building emotional regulation and self…
  • Best in Mental Health (week of 9/15 - 9/21/14)

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:57 pm
    I'm watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don't have to...This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development.To get a quick idea of the topics covered in this week's round-up, please see the above word cloud :)Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:The “B” in LGBT: Bisexual People and Behavioral HealthSAMHSA"of all those who identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, half identify…
  • Core Principles of Trauma-Informed Care: Key Learnings [3 of 3]

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    The Neurobiology of TraumaHave you wondered how trauma impacts the brain and body? Or what you might do to help counteract its effects? Judith P. Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW, Associate Professor at NYU's Silver School of Social Work gave an informative presentation about the neurobiology of trauma and the whole mind/body connection.This post will provide you with some of the take-aways from Siegel's talk.Trauma can change your brain and alter your cells. When your body cannot process trauma, it gets expressed via your body.For those of you who missed the earlier posts of this series based…
  • Best in Mental Health (weeks of 9/1/14 - 9/14/14)

    13 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    I'm watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don't have to...This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development.To get a quick idea of the topics covered in this week's round-up, please see the above word cloud :)Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:Can shared decision-making reduce health inequalities?The Mental Elf by Ian Cummins "gap between the health of the richest and poorest…
  • What Is Hoarding?

    7 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    What's the Difference Between Hoarding and Collecting? Hoarding or collecting things,Is there a difference? Yes, there is!When collecting, you are spending,Much of your time seeking,Organizing, maintaining and…Displaying your cherished items,However, when hoarding,You are just accumulating,Quantities of things that have,Little or no value and,You tend to find getting rid,Of those items very difficult…Many hoarders also shop too much,Collect too many free items,Mix valuable and worthless,Experience emotional distress,Hoarding is NO small matter,It doesn’t just affect him/her,Read…
 
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    StayOnTop: Depression

  • 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 […]
  • New WHO Suicide Report

    Henk van Setten
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The World Health Organization (WHO) just published an extensive report about suicide and suicide prevention, worldwide. With many statistics and graphs, this 2014 publication is based on what we know about the year 2012. It also gives recommendations, and tries to correct some common misconceptions about suicide. Core Data In 2012 about 804,000 people killed […]
  • In Memoriam: Robin Williams

    Henk van Setten
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Yesterday we heard about the suicide of actor Robin Williams. One more wonderful person who lost a long battle with depression. I was a fan of him, ever since I saw him for the first time way back in 1982 in The World According to Garp. And even in his most comical, manic roles you […]
  • Are You a Genius?

    Henk van Setten
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:54 pm
    First, a brief update because I’ve been silent here for the last six weeks. I’ve been, and still am, so thoroughly depressed that I’m not capable of writing any of my usual brilliant stuff. Sorry.     My psychiatrist is going to put me on heavier antidepressants and if all goes well, the new pills should begin […]
  • Teens and Depression, Worldwide

    Henk van Setten
    16 May 2014 | 12:45 am
    Two days ago (May 14, 2014) the WHO, World Health Organization, released a report “Health for the world’s adolescents”. The report is based on comprehensive research on the health situation of adolescents all over the world, in over 100 countries. Adolescents are defined as the 10-19 age group, in other words, teens. There are 1.2 […]
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    nochnoch

  • The antithesis of control

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

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

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

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

    nochnoch
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:29 am
    Today is a Good Day I slept better last night. Woke up and went for a specialized physiotherapy / massage session. Came home, ate some lunch and watched TV. Played with Bamboo. Made some Cantonese style dessert with egg and milk. Read a few pages of Carl Jung’s thoughts on dreams and unconsciousness. Ate my dessert. Talked to my bears, and rearranged them in the Bear Room. Now I am writing this. So, despite being assessed to be in mild to moderate depression recently by my shrink, today was a good day. We can have good days too. Time for a nap. Related posts: my first talk Where to find…
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • Still Feeling Maudlin

    songtothesirens
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    There is something that I want to write. I can feel it forming in my brain, I can sense it coming out the tips of my fingers, but I can’t seem to find the words. Anyone who knows me well knows that me being at a loss for words is a rare occurrence. It all […]
  • Feeling Maudlin

    songtothesirens
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    “Bookends” ~ Simon and Garfunkel “Time it was And what a time it was, it was A time of innocence, A time of confidences.   Long ago it must be I have a photograph Preserve your memories They’re all that’s left you.”Filed under: Maudlin, Old Friends, reminiscing Tagged: Friends, Love, memories
  • This Is What Happens When I Get Bored (Created With Gnofract4d and GIMP)

    songtothesirens
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Filed under: Multifaceted Fractal Tagged: Altered Images, Fractal Art
  • Selection From “The Gift” ~ Hafiz

    songtothesirens
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
      Hafiz ~ circa 1320-1389 was a mystic, Persian (present day Iran) Sufi poet. This selection,”We Have Not Come to Take Prisoners”,  is from the lyrical poem “The Gift.” “We have not come here to take prisoners, But to surrender ever more deeply To freedom and joy. We have not come into this exquisite world […]
  • Rough Anniversary But I Got Through It

    songtothesirens
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Well, I survived the anniversary. It was a different sort of survival than other break-ups I have experienced. I didn’t get this (depressed is the wrong word, although I did get a prescription for 3 months of anti-depressants) moody when I broke up with other boyfriends and one fiance. Somehow, even though the marriage only […]
 
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    Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX

  • When Anxiety and Depression Collide: Treatment Options

    Becky Reiter, M.Ed., LPC
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    Although anxiety and depression represent two distinct disorders, they often occur together and they can often be treated similarly. To help manage and reduce the symptoms of both anxiety and depression, a treatment plan should be developed with the individual in mind.   It makes sense to first treat the one that’s causing the most suffering. ...Read the rest... The post When Anxiety and Depression Collide: Treatment Options appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating…
  • Being at Peace with the Pain of Others

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    For many people it can be difficult to be compassionate and present with the pain of others without avoiding it or trying to problem solve solutions to their pain. The reverse is also true. An essential skill in relationships is learning how to be at peace with the pain of others. Being at peace and ...Read the rest... The post Being at Peace with the Pain of Others appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety counseling, couples and marriage counseling,…
  • How Counseling for Depression Helps Recovery

    Amber Gray
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    How does depression differ from occasional sadness?  Everyone feels sad or “blue” on occasion. Most people grieve over upsetting life experiences such as a major illness, loss of a job, a death in the family, or a divorce. These feelings of grief tend to become less intense on their own as time goes on.   ...Read the rest... The post How Counseling for Depression Helps Recovery appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety counseling, couples and…
  • 7 Tools to Help You Cope with Anxiety

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    We all experience anxiety from time to time. Whether from life in general, school, work, or relationship problems, the list of causes can seem endless. There are many things we can do to help us cope when our anxiety begins to rise. The following seven represent only a handful of the tools available to help ...Read the rest... The post 7 Tools to Help You Cope with Anxiety appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety counseling, couples and marriage…
  • Is Sugar Addiction Real?

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    This thought provoking article from Michelle May, MD of Am I Hungry? asks us the question “Is Sugar Addiction Real?”   I’m sure at some point in time we’ve all felt like we just had to have that chocolate bar or we may not make it. Others may have experienced a “high” after eating sugar ...Read the rest... The post Is Sugar Addiction Real? appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating disorders, anxiety counseling, couples and marriage…
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    Kmareka.com

  • Lead Abatement: It’s a Good Thing and Whitehouse Knows It

    Kiersten Marek
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    From the Whitehouse Press office:  Providence Receives $3.9M in Federal Funding for Lead Safety Providence, RI – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced that Providence’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has received $3.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to protect city residents from the hazards of lead-based paint in their homes. The funding will be used as part of DPD’s Lead Safe Providence Program, which coordinates existing city services to mitigate lead…
  • Why This Big Foundation Is Getting Behind “Rapid Re-Housing” – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Homelessness has been a super tough problem to solve. And so when promising ideas come along in this area, you can see why funders jump. Case in point: The Weinberg Foundation’s support of Rapid Re-Housing. Why This Big Foundation Is Getting Behind “Rapid Re-Housing” – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.
  • Can LA’s Approach to Homelessness Become a National Model? Hilton Hopes So

    Kiersten Marek
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    With two recent grants to Pathways to Housing and LA Family Housing, the Hilton Foundation is continuing its efforts to end homelessness in Los Angeles. Those efforts go back over 20 years, and the foundation has funded a range of approaches to this problem over time. Hilton hasn’t just been a funder in this space. It’s been a convener of different stakeholders. Currently, the foundation is well into a five-year Chronic Homelessness Strategic Initiative. Can LA’s Approach to Homelessness Become a National Model? Hilton Hopes So – Housing – Inside Philanthropy.
  • What’s Behind This Big Ford Grant for Fair Housing in Texas?

    Kiersten Marek
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    The Texas Low Income Housing Information Service has had a nice run lately. Its co-director, John Henneberg, just won a MacArthur Fellowship. And not long before that, the organization pulled down $600,000 from the Ford Foundation. What’s Behind This Big Ford Grant for Fair Housing in Texas? – Housing – Inside Philanthropy.
  • Why Are These Funders Giving Millions for Youth Slam Poetry?

    Kiersten Marek
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:47 pm
    My debut post on Inside Philanthropy! Why Are These Funders Giving Millions for Youth Slam Poetry?   – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.
 
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    American Association of Christian Counselors

  • Remembering God In Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dina Jones
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
      Each night, Walt would call out: yelling, screaming, pleading.   No one could understand him. The nursing staff, trained to work with people like him, would rush into his room in hopes of helping him. But, he turned his fearful eyes toward them, and demanded that they leave.   Life had taken a painful turn when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.   He had always been a man of great faith and was an elder in his church. Many in his community respected as a fair and honest businessman who also loved to give children candy and a friendly pat on the head. He gave freely…
  • Our Whole Heart

    Dina Jones
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    What a man is before God, that he is and nothing more. -St. Francis of Assisi Delilah said to him, “How can you say you ‘I love you’ when your heart is not with me?… So Sampson told her all that was in his heart… when Delilah saw that he had told her all that was in his heart, she sent and called the lord of the Philistines… and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his hair… she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Sampson!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself…
  • Relationship IQ

    Dina Jones
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd   Photo Credit: iStock Research and experience confirm that relationships can be challenging, demanding, and hard work, but they are worth it. You and I have been created by a relational God to be in relationships. We are relational beings. Research shows compelling evidence that strong relationships contribute to a long, healthy, and happy life. Conversely, the health risks from being alone or isolated in one’s life are comparable to the risks associated with cigarette smoking, blood pressure, and obesity.According to psychiatrists Jacqueline Olds and Richard…
  • The Real Cause of Marital Conflict

    Dina Jones
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Ronald D. Welch, Psy. D. You don’t wake up in the morning and say, “I think I’ll get in a fight with my husband today.” There are very real causes that lead to conflict in marriage. However, counselors and psychologists can’t seem to agree on the root causes of this conflict. Some say that the real problem is anger. These professionals feel that not handling frustration, disappointment, or resentment leads to unresolved anger and that creates conflict in marriage. I don’t disagree that anger is a big issue for couples – unresolved resentment can create some incredibly powerful…
  • ASD/ Asperger’s and Empathy: “Everyone can do Some, Some can do More, and a Few can do Much”

    Dina Jones
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    Rev. Stephanie C. Holmes, MA, Board Certified Christian Counselor     It is a common myth that people with ASD/Asperger’s “lack empathy.” While it is true that persons on the spectrum struggle with social interactions, have mind-blindness, and struggle with appropriate display of empathy at times, it is simply not true that persons on the spectrum lack empathy. The truth is, they simply do empathy differently. In fact studies are showing persons on the spectrum tend to have over-active empathy: My lead pastor, Brian Campbell, of Calvary Church Atlanta has a heart for missions.
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    careforyourmind.org

  • How Will You Protect Access to Quality Mental Health Care for Seniors?

    Care for Your Mind
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Today the Partnership for Medicare Part D will hold a Congressional briefing to discuss the significance of Medicare’s “Six Protected Classes” policy giving seniors access to quality mental health care. While you may not be able to attend in person, … Continue reading →
  • How You Can Educate Local and State Officials to Increase School Mental Health Services

    Care for Your Mind
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Kelly Vaillancourt, PhD, NCSP Director of Government Relations, National Association of School Psychologists Last week, Kelly Vaillancourt provided an easy way for you to advocate to members of Congress about providing mental health services in schools. Now, she offers some ideas … Continue reading →
  • National Association of School Psychologists Issues Call to Action

    Care for Your Mind
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    Kelly Vaillancourt, PhD, NCSP Director of Government Relations, National Association of School Psychologists Recently on Care for Your Mind, Dr. Anne Marie Albano contended that schools are the right place for kids to get treatment for social anxiety disorder. Today, Kelly … Continue reading →
  • It’s About Mental Health, America

    Care for Your Mind
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Paul Gionfriddo President and CEO, Mental Health America I became President and CEO of Mental Health America on May 1, honored by the opportunity to work with so many wonderful advocates on behalf of people with concern for mental health. … Continue reading →
  • Mental Health Advocate Launches Suicide Prevention Campaign While In- flight

    Care for Your Mind
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    AJ French, CRSS Executive Director of Sacred Creations Anyone can start an awareness campaign. All it requires is passion and a willingness to speak out. AJ French is a mental health advocate who demonstrates that a little tenacity and the … Continue reading →
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    The Fusion Model

  • How to Survive a Break Up

    Frances Masters
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Ezra had recently experienced the break up of a long-term relationship. I found myself in the middle of what I call a ‘dump and flush’ first session. It’s not uncommon for new clients to almost ‘vomit up’ all the hurt, anxiety and worry they have kept bottled up for months, possibly years. Finally making the decision to reach out for help and give themselves permission to be open, honest and real, can, for many, be an almost overwhelming experience. Previously private and contained but powerful, suppressed feelings often release and bubble up, like escaping gas…
  • The Secret of Happiness? Top 5 Tips

    Frances Masters
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Craig was a young man in a hurry. A self confessed perfectionist. He prided himself in his inability to relax, loathed holidays and pushed his personal bar ever higher. ‘Holidays are just a waste of time’, he said. ‘All the time I’m away from the office, other people are making progress, doing deals, catching ma up and making money.’ But things were not going great for Craig. Living on a permanent adrenaline high is not a long term strategy for good physical and mental health and he’d recently suffered several panic attacks which had seemed to come out of…
  • 7 Steps to Ease Depression after Bereavement

    Frances Masters
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    ‘The trouble is we did everything together’, Viv said sadly. ‘There’s a gaping hole where he used to be, like the empty chair by the fireplace. My life doesn’t feel complete any more and there’s nothing I can do about it. I feel like I’ve ground to a halt, like an old car that’s broken down by the side of the road. I haven’t got the energy to get it going again and I don’t know how to fix it.’ Griefserves a purpose The truth is you can’t fix grief. Depression after bereavement is a normal and natural reaction and the…
  • Harness your Amazingly Creative Mind

    Frances Masters
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    The subject of suicide has hit the headlines again with the tragic death of actor Robin Williams. He was someone who appeared to have it all; Looks, personality, wealth, talent and fame. He had an amazingly creative mind but was famously plagued by internal demons and addictions to drink and drugs. He was a visibly restless soul, with a manic, humorous energy which was both entertaining, yet unsettling in many ways. Some people seem to function at a higher level. They are brighter and sharper. They shine like dazzling stars against a dark night sky. If minds were likened to horses, theirs…
  • 10 Tips to Help you Curb Media Addiction

    Frances Masters
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Do you hit the floor running as soon as you get out of bed in the morning? Are you ‘multi tasking by the time you hit the shower, checking e mails on your phone, catching up on the early morning news on the TV, prepping for that meeting, consulting your I-pad whilst you eat your breakfast? Is this the pattern for your whole day? Many people are still on their laptops up to the moment they close their eyes and expect to get a good night’s sleep. Our phones are constantly ringing, texts buzzing and e mails binging. Every alert sets off a small ‘fight or flight’ reaction.
 
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    Teen Addiction Treatment Blog Feed

  • Can Psychosocial Services Impact Substance Abuse Treatment?

    Brian Burgess
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Psychosocial treatments include social and vocational training as well as specific types of psychotherapy or talk therapy. These treatments are useful in providing education, guidance, and support to people with mental illness and their families. It has been proven, that individuals with mental disease who undergo psychosocial treatments have shown to have reduced side effects […] The post Can Psychosocial Services Impact Substance Abuse Treatment? appeared first on .
  • Cocaine Addiction Test: Understanding Your Treatment Requirements

    Brian Burgess
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Cocaine Addiction Severity Test was devised to measure a person’s level of addiction so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed that meets their individual needs. Each person is different in both their way of thinking and physical body chemistry. Each aspect plays a vital role in their addiction. The person’s mindset determines […] The post Cocaine Addiction Test: Understanding Your Treatment Requirements appeared first on .
  • Cocaine Addiction Test: It Is All About Knowing Your Treatment Plan

    Brian Burgess
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Do you have an addiction problem to cocaine, and would like to quit this habit? Cocaine addiction can put your health at risk and severely affect your relationships. Acknowledging that you have a problem and resolving to seek treatment is the first step to achieving remission over this habit. The type of treatment you will […] The post Cocaine Addiction Test: It Is All About Knowing Your Treatment Plan appeared first on .
  • Drug Talk: 5 Habits That Can Ruin Teens

    Brian Burgess
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Illicit drug use is an unfortunate, and scary, reality for a number of young adults in American society. Not only are our teenagers being exposed to more potent substances than ever before, but they are being more frequently approached to experiment with such substances by their participating peers. With an increasing severity of this recent […] The post Drug Talk: 5 Habits That Can Ruin Teens appeared first on .
  • Sports Doping: How Did the Great Names See a Fall

    Brian Burgess
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Talks about doping and drugs in the sports world seem to have become all too common these days as you are seeing accusations being levied at new athletes on an alarmingly regular basis. While it doesn’t seem to be greatly affecting sports event attendance or even TV ratings, it does leave some people wondering whether […] The post Sports Doping: How Did the Great Names See a Fall appeared first on .
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    relationships and society

  • A quote which I liked... You might relate to it as well

    ankita
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:25 pm
    “I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” - Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil
  • A Role Model

    ankita
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    ‘Why did you throw your school bag like that?’Aunt Anna asked John as he came back from school and threw his bag. He looked a bit frustrated.This was a bit contrary to what he generally is, a fun loving and cheerful boy. He was in his 5th grade and the reason behind his frustration was his school friends who spoke badly about David Beckam. He had an argument with his best friend about Beckam’s last match. Perhaps Aunt Anna sensed his mood and started asking him ‘what happened?’John didn’t reply and took his towel. At the same time his mother Mrs. Rose came in and said ‘oh…
  • Exploring the beauty of Nepal : Do-gooders call it Voluntourism

    ankita
    20 Jun 2014 | 3:22 pm
    “What makes you come here?”I entertained a surprising question while trying to justify my wanderlust for Nepal. The man asking this question was a retired army officer, looking at me through his black bordered big spectacles, trying to get hold of a young girl’s motive in an estranged yet beautiful country! My companion, a Spanish expert high school drop-out long term friend Robina had been snoring till then in the bus we boarded to reach our destination. I said as a matter of fact there is a book in which Jeff Rasley quoted "You have to get lost before you can be found" in the thrill…
  • 5 May 2014 | 12:21 pm

    ankita
    5 May 2014 | 12:21 pm
     European dreams - In the midst of lush green valleys and picturesque landscapeAll too often, while sipping a cup of coffee we daydream of visiting places which invigorate our senses, the thought of distant valleys and oceans, the feeling of diving into the pool of wonder makes us ponder ' IF ', if at all we could be there at that moment. Europe is one of those places on Earth which not only satiates our wondering mind but also helps us relieve the ongoing stress of daily life. One Beautiful morning while climbing up the hills to reach our destination in Switzerland, we found some…
  • 4 May 2014 | 2:58 pm

    ankita
    4 May 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Hi All,After a long time again, hope you all are fine.I'm going to write what I came across few months back while I visited a Meditation Center namely Brahma Kumaris in India. Along with a friend I had good experiences which I'm going to share with you.Today most of the problems in relationships occur due to the common 'expectation' we have for the other person. The other person can be your husband/ wife/ boyfriend/ girlfriend/ parent/ friend/ sister/ brother. Anyone close.Sadly, with those we are close and ironically that too, we shouldn't be expecting much. You might relate to quotes you…
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    Significant Sentience

  • 7 Rules for Making More Happiness

    Jeremy Markman
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Using simple, delightful illustrations, designer Stefan Sagmeister shares his latest thinking on happiness -- both the conscious and unconscious kind. His seven rules for life and design happiness can (with some customizations) apply to everyone seeking more joy.
  • The Secrets of Happiness

    Jeremy Markman
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    The Secret of Happiness1.Recognize that happiness is a choice.2. Forgive yourself for your past mistakes.3. Stop being a victim of your circumstances.4. Live each moment to the fullest.5. Follow your heart, and do what you love.6. Appreciate what you have; don’t fixate on what is missing.7. Surround yourself with people you love.
  • Problems?

    Jeremy Markman
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Artist
  • Gratitude

    Jeremy Markman
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. As some unknown author said "The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least".Being grateful allow you to start making the most of what you have. This quality is important for Intellectual and emotional wellness. Intellectual wellness is how well you are able to use resources at your disposal to learn skills and expand knowledge which being grateful allows you to do more efficiently. Emotional wellness is how well you regulate your emotions along with the ability to understand ourselves and the ability to cope with life's…
  • A simple test to remind that we are all human

    Jeremy Markman
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
 
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    Meditation For Depression

  • Can Behavioral Activation Be Effective For Depression?

    Constantine Jones
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    People with depression may find even the smallest task to be a huge obstacle that it keeps them from acting on things they need to address or work on. Too many times, moving forward in life poses a challenge generate a discomfort. Most people go through periods of adjustment during transition from middle school to high school to college, or from one job to another. But depression can make these situations a tougher time to cope with. This doesn’t mean that they are less capable than anyone else. It’s their lack of confidence or the talent for imagining worst case scenario that…
  • Can punitive parenting influence the self-esteem?

    Constantine Jones
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    In my opinion, the self-esteem plays the biggest role in the success the individual can have in life. That is because, a person with a high self-esteem is a happy person, and in the end, this is success: to be happy. On the contrast, a low self-esteem is the surest path to depression, sadness and unhappiness. The problem with the self-esteem is that is start building when we are kids, and in adulthood is harder to change it. This is way it is important to build a healthy self-esteem for our kids. The self-esteem aspect of the children is often ignored by the parents, who are more concerned…
  • Can sport help with Depression? What researchers have to say…

    Constantine Jones
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    For a long time there was an empirical assumption that sport may help in coping with depression.  The immediate effect of sport is ofcourse that it will rise the self-esteem by creating a better personal image. Given the fact that the poor self-esteem and a bad personal image are one of the causes for depression, exercising will provide a beneficial relieve from depression. Witch is not bad, considering that by doing sport you also get a better health. But researchers from the Institute of Sport Science at the University of Bern, led by Mirko Wegner, has studied the effect of sport on…
  • Guided Mindfulness Meditation

    Constantine Jones
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Mindfulness meditation is a process that can help you get in touch with yourself and your mind. This practice, a series of meditation techniques and philosophy, descends from Buddhist teachings. Basically, mindfulness involves having a total awareness of one’s self, their mind and body and consciousness, as well as having a completely open and curious mindset. Most importantly, mindfulness involves slowing the mind down so as to be aware only of the immediate present. Before attaining this mindset, one must clear away all thoughts of distraction. How can you start doing this? Start by…
  • Robin Williams dies battling Depression

    Constantine Jones
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    Robin Williams is dead. A great actor and a great comedian. But few knows that he was also battling depression. And he is not the only comedian that is suffering from depression. Jim Carrey, another great comedian is also suffering from depression. And is no wonder, the laughter and jokes can be a relieve from the sadness generated by depression. Sometimes, the laughter and jokes are not enough. The cause of death, in the case of Robin Williams, may be well suicide.   PACIFIC PALISADES (CBSLA.com) The death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams has put the spotlight on the issue…
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    Z Zoccolante

  • Stop Freaking Out About Cellulite: The Simple Question You Didn’t Think to Ask.

    Z Zoccolante
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
      I’m in the bathroom scrunching up a pair of pantyhose into both sides of my palms and pulling them over my toes, up the length of my calves. They stick at my thighs – seemingly too short to reach my hips. I think, “Frick. I bought the wrong size.” But my confusion lingers. I purposely read the size chart on the back of the package and this should be my size?   I tease them up my calves, tugging where any millimeter of material will give. Finally I squeeze myself in. I feel them press against the outsides of … Continue Reading →
  • The Mastermind of Reckless Optimism

    Z Zoccolante
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
      Raccoons – Adorable. Fuzzy. Genius. They’re pro’s at adapting and are beginning to take over urban neighborhoods. But how are they so tenacious?     In a recent show, I learned that they always look for new challenges. “If they think that there’s a reward, they continue to try to solve a problem – and to the raccoon there is always the possibility of a reward.”* That struck me: To the raccoon there is always the possibility of a reward.   What would life be like if I always had the mindset of possibility? If I always thought in … Continue…
  • How to Keep Going (when you can’t see the end)

    Z Zoccolante
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:52 am
    Last week I wrote about yoga’s Utkatasana, “chair pose,” as a metaphor for how we persevere in our lives. Do you find yourself giving up when there is an unknown time limit to your goal? For a refresher of last week’s article: When We Step into the Unknown     Most big goals don’t come with a handy map. How many times have you told yourself something was going to be easy and instead it turned into an epic odyssey?   Goals can take longer than we’ve planned. So how do you keep going when you can’t see the end? … Continue Reading →
  • When We Step into the Unknown

    Z Zoccolante
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    The thought of yoga may conjure images of cross-legged meditation or of limbs effortlessly tangled in pretzel formations.To me yoga was synonymous with inner peace, but the reality is not my truth. Yoga makes me angry. I’m perturbed at how holding a posture can bring up so much frustration. My secret: I’d love to be one of those students who glide through the postures with passion, balance, and joy.   A friend tells me that my reaction is why I should up my yoga practice. I decide to investigate. Next class, we are flowing and the teacher calls out, “Utkatasana, … Continue…
  • 5 Wisdoms (a Bee taught me) to Attain Goals

    Z Zoccolante
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    This afternoon the patio door was open and in flew a bee. It swooped through the living room and landed against the huge glass window a few feet from the open door. Through the glass, he saw his home and was determined to get there.   He flew with all his might but kept hitting a force field. He didn’t understand. He could see the trees blowing in the wind. His world was right there and yet he couldn’t get to it. He made up his mind to try harder. That’s what was taught in bee school. His body buzzed … Continue Reading →
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • Still Feeling Maudlin

    songtothesirens
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    There is something that I want to write. I can feel it forming in my brain, I can sense it coming out the tips of my fingers, but I can’t seem to find the words. Anyone who knows me well knows that me being at a loss for words is a rare occurrence. It all […]
  • Feeling Maudlin

    songtothesirens
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    “Bookends” ~ Simon and Garfunkel “Time it was And what a time it was, it was A time of innocence, A time of confidences.   Long ago it must be I have a photograph Preserve your memories They’re all that’s left you.”Filed under: Maudlin, Old Friends, reminiscing Tagged: Friends, Love, memories
  • This Is What Happens When I Get Bored (Created With Gnofract4d and GIMP)

    songtothesirens
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    Filed under: Multifaceted Fractal Tagged: Altered Images, Fractal Art
  • Selection From “The Gift” ~ Hafiz

    songtothesirens
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
      Hafiz ~ circa 1320-1389 was a mystic, Persian (present day Iran) Sufi poet. This selection,”We Have Not Come to Take Prisoners”,  is from the lyrical poem “The Gift.” “We have not come here to take prisoners, But to surrender ever more deeply To freedom and joy. We have not come into this exquisite world […]
  • Rough Anniversary But I Got Through It

    songtothesirens
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Well, I survived the anniversary. It was a different sort of survival than other break-ups I have experienced. I didn’t get this (depressed is the wrong word, although I did get a prescription for 3 months of anti-depressants) moody when I broke up with other boyfriends and one fiance. Somehow, even though the marriage only […]
 
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    Mind Snapshots

  • Start With What You Have

    Mind Snapshots
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
  • Why Is It So Hard To Ask For What We Need?

    Mind Snapshots
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Do you have a hard time asking for what you need? Do you ever find yourself hinting to what you want rather than being straight with what you need? Problem with that is we get our feelings hurt or we get upset if the other person doesn’t respond. We think they are being inconsiderate or that they don’t care. We blame them for not making us happy, or we keep it to ourselves and become miserable. We think we’re the victims. After all, we’re the ones unhappy and unfulfilled. But truth is we are the ones who created the problem by not being clear with what we need. For me personally, I…
  • Breakdown vs Breakthrough

    Mind Snapshots
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
  • Learning To Forgive Yourself

    Mind Snapshots
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    Sometimes we do things that hurt other people. Sometimes we make the wrong decisions. We berate ourselves for our mistakes. After all, we acted in a way that disappointed ourselves. Our words or behaviors caused hurt and harm to others. We have to deal with the remorse and shame that won’t leave our thoughts. The weight of the guilt crushes us and keeps us from moving on. I had a falling out with my best friend because I had made mistakes that hurt her. After I realized my mistakes, I tried to make it up to her. I did my best to change and to improve so that I can show her how much I have…
  • Fear vs Faith

    Mind Snapshots
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
     
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    Palchoice

  • Rules for simple living

    Santoshh Singh
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    The post Rules for simple living appeared first on Palchoice. In today’s complex world it’s very difficult to live a simple life, even if you want to do so. But why simplicity is required in life? Are there any rules for simple living? Complexity of today’s world has resulted in tremendous amount of stress and tension in our life. That’s why it always a good [...] The post Rules for simple living appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Success habits: only fools will avoid these

    Santoshh Singh
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    The post Success habits: only fools will avoid these appeared first on Palchoice. What is the one thing that every person desire in life? It is the desire to achieve success in life. It doesn’t matter whether you are young or old, male or female, big or small, black or white: you want to succeed in life. But why only a few achieve success in life? You must [...] The post Success habits: only fools will avoid these appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to motivate yourself to start working

    Santoshh Singh
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    The post How to motivate yourself to start working appeared first on Palchoice. We all are working to achieve our goal in life. Some people love what they are doing while others are doing it to sustain themselves. So whether we like it or not we all have to work. So how you can motivate yourself to start working? When you like your work, then this question is [...] The post How to motivate yourself to start working appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 5 things that successful people hate

    Santoshh Singh
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    The post 5 things that successful people hate appeared first on Palchoice. Do you want to know what are the 5 things that successful people hate? In fact they hate these things so much that they avoid it like a plague. And because they do this they are so successful in life. Every single person on this earth possesses these 5 things. But the best part is [...] The post 5 things that successful people hate appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic

    Santoshh Singh
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    The post Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic appeared first on Palchoice.   It is a dream of every blogger to attract millions of visitors to his blog. Obviously more visitor means more money and a successful blog. But most blogger struggle to attract sufficient traffic to their blog. Not getting enough traffic is an extremely frustrating and heart breaking experience. Lack of traffic can kill your [...] The post Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic appeared first on Palchoice.
 
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    Articles - Aiming for Okay

  • The Power of Routine (Part 1 of 2)

    Kate Parrish
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Last week I wrote about how to define priorities and how to use a priority map for decision making. However, in my experience, once I mapped out my priorities it became apparent that just knowing what they were wasn't going to be enough to keep them intact. I had created this great tool for making decisions, but how could I protect my priorities from all the noise of the rest of the world?And very slowly, over time, the answer revealed itself to me: ROUTINE. This week and next I'll be sharing the power of routine: why it works, how to get started, and what works…
  • How To Make the Perfect Decision Every Time

    Kate Parrish
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    For the majority of my life, until a few months ago actually, I made decisions wildly with no baseline or clearly defined rationale. There was no checks and balance system at all. I'd make a decision, and when things worked out it felt like a lucky fluke. And when things didn't work out, I felt like a complete failure. It was exhausting.Earlier this year I was going through a particularly stressful time where I felt overwhelmed with commitments and pulled in a million directions. As someone who struggled with soul-crushing anxiety for many years, my default switch during this time was to…
  • Coming Next Tuesday. . .

    Kate Parrish
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:37 pm
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    Wiser, Stronger, Better.

  • “Life Coaching” in Support of ADHD and Better Mental Health Care

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

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Articles that cover topics like improving your attention span often come in list form, as the authors – rightly – assume that readers suffering from attention problems would prefer a list they can skim.  Short, bold points that can be quickly assimilated (and then forgotten) are more appealing than a block of text one must truly concentrate to understand.  The latter requires too much attention. However… …for any kind of change to be effective, you have to be willing to transform ingrained habits and act in a new way. Reading a quick list is easy. Actually making the…
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  • Wahl 5640-1001 Groomsman Nose Hair Trimmer Review

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

    Andy Flowers
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    I always had a problem with my nose hairs as I found them to be very irritating and unpleasant to look at. I even tried my hand at using nose trimmers and they did get the job done but broke down after regular use. One day I saw an advertisement of the new Professional Heavy Duty Steel Nose Hair Trimmer with LED light Backed by a Lifetime Guarantee and decided to try it out. This gadget by far has been one of my best buys ever. Not just me but this trimmer is actually considered to be one of the best nose trimmers available in the market due to its wide range of function and benefits.
  • Philips Norelco NT9130 D Nose Trimmer Review

    Andy Flowers
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:20 am
    I am a management intern at big corporate office and my job requires me to give presentation in front of my bosses and clients. One day while I was giving my presentation my boss noticed nose hair sticking out of my nose. He recommended me the Philips Norelco NT9130 D Nose Trimmer 5100. I use this once a week and nose hairs have become a thing of the past for me. I don’t need to be wary about unwanted hair follicles sticking out of my nose and can fully concentrate on giving my presentation. Features of Philips Norelco NT9130 D I instantly got attracted to the Philips NT9130/40 Trimmer…
  • Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose, Ear and Facial Trimmer

    Andy Flowers
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    I am an aspiring model and I always need to look sharp for any occasion. I remember that, once I had a modelling casting and the designer took one look of me and rejected me at first sight due to my unwanted nose air which crept up on me. I got really disappointed then one of my friends who is also a model recommended me the Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Ear & Facial Hair Trimmer Wet/Dry with Vortex Cleaning System. This little gadget really helped me a lot it helped me in getting rid of all the small little nose hair which were not noticeable at the first glance. Little information about…
  • Panasonic ER415SC Review – Personal Groomer

    Andy Flowers
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    I have brought and used quite a lot of nose trimmers but none of them could meet all my requirements. They were either too expensive or did not work after few weeks and some did not give me an even trim. One day while searching the internet I found an advertisement of the Panasonic ER415SC Nose, Ear & Facial Hair Trimmer Wet/Dry, I decided to buy it and trust me I wasn’t disappointed one bit. This gadget worked much better than I expected it to work and has been a great buy for a reasonable price. Panasonic ER415SC Specifications I bought the Panasonic ER415Sc Trimmer to trim my nose,…
 
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    Zap Seasonal Depression | Sunshine Cheer

  • Supplements for SAD aka seasonal depression

    slim
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    As with other treatments, there is no iron clad certainty that natural supplements will beat the depression caused by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). There are some clinical trials and studies which yielded some positive results but many are inconclusive. There are some recommendations that sound rational but other experts deemed that how the body works … Continue reading » The post Supplements for SAD aka seasonal depression appeared first on Zap Seasonal Depression | Sunshine Cheer.
  • ALLTOP CONFIRMATION THAT WE KICK ASS

    slim
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    GOOD THINGS HAPPENING. WE ARE THRILLED TO BE FEATURED AT ALLTOP WITH “ALL THE TOP STORIES.” WE HAVE ALSO CHANGED FROM THE MELANCHOLIC  “www.sadlightzone.com”  TO A PERKIER  “www.sunshinecheer.com” FOCUS REMAINS THE SAME. THE IDEA IS TO TRANSITION FROM DEPRESSION TO VIGOR, VITALITY AND VIBRANCY! WE ARE JUST THRILLED AND HONORED TO FEATURE THE ALLTOP BADGES … Continue reading » The post ALLTOP CONFIRMATION THAT WE KICK ASS appeared first on Zap Seasonal Depression | Sunshine Cheer.
  • Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder With Meditation

    slim
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:42 am
    Dr. Norman Rosenthal, tagged as ‘the doctor who first described the condition’ has good news for those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). He says that there are lots of things you can do to treat SAD effectively. He should know best. He is the first person to identify the malaise. He added that, … Continue reading » The post Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder With Meditation appeared first on Zap Seasonal Depression | Sunshine Cheer.
  • Thirty Four Things About Seasonal Affective Disorder And Light Box Therapy

    slim
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    1-SAD is a combination of biologic and mood disturbances with seasonal pattern. 2-Typical occurrence in autumn and winter with remissions in spring or summer. 3-However, it may occur at other times of the year. 4-Symptoms present for about 40% of the year. 5-Treatment can improve symptoms and as prevention for next recurrence. 6-Light treatment is … Continue reading » The post Thirty Four Things About Seasonal Affective Disorder And Light Box Therapy appeared first on Zap Seasonal Depression | Sunshine Cheer.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Treatment INFOGRAPHICS

    slim
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:19 pm
    If you think that you are experiencing the Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D., don’t be shaken. There are various types of treatment that have proven to be effective. This simple infographics is a reference for effective ways you can Zap the Depression and Reclaim your Vigor and Vitality. Consult your doctor to get advice on … Continue reading » The post Seasonal Affective Disorder Treatment INFOGRAPHICS appeared first on Zap Seasonal Depression | Sunshine Cheer.
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