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  • 5 Relaxation Exercises That Mitigate Mental Stress

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

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    Rebecca Anhalt
    6 May 2015 | 7:26 pm
    There are many things in our world today vying for our attention and stealing our focus. Technology, social media, family ... Read More
  • Call for Papers: 10th International Conference on Networked Learning in Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development

    Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD
    Peter Jones
    23 May 2015 | 4:35 am
    Dear colleagues,We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Tenth International Conference on Networked Learning in Higher Education, Lifelong  Learning and Professional Development.The conference is hosted by Lancaster University, at Lancaster House Hotel in Lancaster, on the 9th, 10th, 11th May, 2016.Keynote Speakers:Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite, The iSchool at The University of British ColumbiaLawyer and writer Lawrence Liang – BangaloreThis conference is considered a major event in the international 'technology enhanced learning' conference circuit, and provides a…
  • Healing plants inspire new compounds for psychiatric drugs

    Schizophrenia News From Medical News Today
    14 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Scientists look to healers in Nigeria to develop better therapies for mental disordersTreatments used by traditional healers in Nigeria have inspired scientists at Northwestern University to...
  • People with elevated depression 'poorer at hearing all types of emotional speech'

    Depression News From Medical News Today
    23 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    A new speech perception study finds that people with elevated depression have difficulty at understanding speech of all emotional types in loud environments.
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  • Blog Post » Mental Health Awareness Month: By the Numbers

    Thomas Insel
    22 May 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Statistics paint a picture of the impact of mental illness in the United States; Dr. Insel reviews the numbers for Mental Health Awareness Month.
  • Blog Post » Crowdsourcing RDoC

    Thomas Insel
    1 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    NIMH’s RDoC initiative is in keeping with current interest in precision medicine. In his latest blogpost, Dr. Insel invites the research community to engage in discussion on the RDoC online forum.
  • Blog Post » What Caused This to Happen? – Part 2

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

    Thomas Insel
    22 May 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Suicide only occasionally makes the national news, but it is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Dr. Insel talks about the need for research targeted directly at suicide and recent efforts to raise awareness and marshal research.
  • Blog Post » A Plan for Changing Times

    Thomas Insel
    14 May 2015 | 1:36 pm
    NIMH’s new Strategic Plan for Research is a broad roadmap for the Institute’s priorities for the next five years; Dr. Insel provides context and an overview.
 
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    Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily

  • Depression associated with 5-fold increased mortality risk in heart failure patients

    23 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    Moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all cause mortality in patients with heart failure, according to research. The results show that risk was independent of comorbidities and severity of heart failure. Patients who were not depressed had an 80% lower mortality risk.
  • How a schizophrenia risk gene affects the brain

    22 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the disruption of a key gene involved in mental illness impacts on the brain.
  • Depressed people may have difficulty following emotional speech

    22 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    Psychoacoustics identifies five basic types of emotional speech: angry, fearful, happy, sad and neutral. In order to fully understand what's happening with speech perception, a research team studied how depressed individuals perceive these different kinds of emotional speech in multi-tonal environments.
  • Mood instability common to mental health disorders, associated with poor outcomes

    21 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders, and is not exclusive to affective conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder, new research confirms. The research also found that mood instability was associated with poorer clinical outcomes.
  • Study on neurogenesis in the olfactory bulb

    21 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    The integration of new neurons in the adult brain is a phenomenon more generally compromised in the brains of depressed patients, new research shows. This new work confirms that neurogenesis in the human olfactory bulb is a marginal phenomenon in adults. These findings shed light on the special features of the human brain.
 
 
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  • Life Lessons from the Roach Motel

    Aine Greaney
    25 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Even from the airport taxi, I could tell that the motel’s website had been more Photoshop than reality. From my after-work evening flight, I had just landed in Florida for a professional conference where I was to chair a discussion panel. Always eager to score a bargain, I had selected and booked this budget motel over the official five-star conference location. A friend helped me find and unlock my room, and before she left — of course, she had booked the five-star conference hotel — she said, “I’ll leave my cell phone on all night. Call me immediately if you…
  • Are You a Chameleon?

    Sarah Purdy
    25 May 2015 | 9:25 am
    Have you ever found yourself so deep in conversation with somebody that you start to copy their every move? When talking to a colleague with a strong accent, do you find yourself gaining an accent of your own? Have you picked up a terrible swearing habit around a particular friend who curses on a regular basis? If you’ve admitted to doing this at times, you’re not alone. This social psychology phenomenon is called the chameleon effect. Like the chameleon, we tend to make ourselves blend into our environment. It makes us feel socially safer. This natural tendency to imitate our peers…
  • Memorial Day 2015

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    25 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday set aside to acknowledge our military’s servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty. It is a day of commemoration, remembrance, and giving thanks for those who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Although most of us also recognize the weekend as the un-official kickoff of summer, we should all take a moment sometime today to silently thank those who’ve given their lives to defend and protect these United States of America. They deserve at least that much. Thirty-six years after the end of our Civil War…
  • How Are Friendships Like Shoes?

    Therese J. Borchard
    25 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    A friend who watched my video on friendships ending wrote me an e-mail with the most beautiful analogy. She said: As I was listening to you and watching the video, I thought about friends as being shoes in my closet. Sometimes we keep certain shoes around because they are comfortable and they are with us in sickness and when we get up in the morning and go to bed at night — these are our best friends — the ones who see us as we really are. Then there are shoes that you buy to go with certain outfits — to me, these are friends that fit you at certain times of your…
  • 3 Vital Differences Between Pride & Dignity

    John Amodeo, PhD
    24 May 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Mental and emotional health mean feeling good about ourselves. But sadly, such self-affirmation is often mistaken for pride, which is in stark contrast to the sense of dignity that is synonymous with healthy self-worth. Exploring subtle differences between pride and dignity might help us affirm ourselves in a way that allows us to move toward a greater sense of well-being and happiness. Pride Feeds our Self-Image Dignity Nourishes Us We may have different takes on how we understand the word “pride.” But a common connotation is that we cling to a haughty, boastful self-view. We may take…
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    Mental Health Blog

  • Scientists Create Neurons From Blood Samples

    meg
    24 May 2015 | 2:04 pm
    A team of stem cell researchers, led by Mick Bhatia, director of the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute, have discovered that they can convert adult human blood cells into adult sensory neurons.  In other words, they developed a way to take blood samples and turn them into central nervous system and peripheral nervous system neurons. The central nervous system (CNS) is the part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.  It integrates information it receives from, and coordinates and influences the activity of, all parts of the body and it contains…
  • What Does Your Facebook Status Say About You?

    meg
    23 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Research from Brunel University in London suggests that people who post frequent status updates relating to their romantic partner or accomplishments are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem.  Facebook appears to be a means to obtain the social inclusion and acceptance certain individuals long for. The researchers surveyed 555 Facebook users to examine personality traits (extroversion, neuroticism, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness) as well as explore motivation behind postings. Researchers also studied their degree of self-esteem and narcissism.The research found:…
  • Anti-Epilepsy Medication May Reduce The Effects of Stroke

    meg
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    Currently, new research suggests that the anticonvulsant medication, retigabine, could dramatically reduce the effects of stroke.  Researchers have already recognized the potential of this medication in treating neurologic conditions, such as migraine, tinnitus and neuropathic pain. By observing mice models, researchers discovered that merely a single dose of retigabine prevented loss of balance and motor coordination following a stroke.  Balance and coordination was tested by using a balance beam.  The mice that were not treated with retigabine following a stroke displayed…
  • FDA Approves Device To Treat Obesity

    meg
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the very first weight loss device that controls satiety.  The Maestro Rechargeable System targets the neural pathway between the brain and the stomach that controls feelings of hunger and fullness. However, this device will only be available to adults aged 18 years of age and older with a body mass index of 35-45 combined with at least one other obesity-related condition (i.e. type 2 diabetes) that have had no success with weight loss programs.How does it work?“The Maestro Rechargeable System consists of a rechargeable electrical…
  • More Than Two Drinks Per Day Can Increase Your Risk of Stroke

    meg
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    According to a new study, drinking more than 2 alcoholic drinks each day in middle-age increases a person’s risk of stroke more than typical risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes.Researchers used data gathered between 1967 and 2010 from 11,644 individuals from the Swedish Twin Registry to compare the effects of heavy drinking on risk of stroke. Heavy drinking was defined as 2 or more drinks per day and light drinking as less than 0.5 drinks per day.  Results demonstrated that heavy drinking increased the risk of stroke by 34% in comparison to light drinking.
 
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    Depression News -- ScienceDaily

  • Depression associated with 5-fold increased mortality risk in heart failure patients

    23 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    Moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of all cause mortality in patients with heart failure, according to research. The results show that risk was independent of comorbidities and severity of heart failure. Patients who were not depressed had an 80% lower mortality risk.
  • How a schizophrenia risk gene affects the brain

    22 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the disruption of a key gene involved in mental illness impacts on the brain.
  • Depressed people may have difficulty following emotional speech

    22 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    Psychoacoustics identifies five basic types of emotional speech: angry, fearful, happy, sad and neutral. In order to fully understand what's happening with speech perception, a research team studied how depressed individuals perceive these different kinds of emotional speech in multi-tonal environments.
  • Mood instability common to mental health disorders, associated with poor outcomes

    21 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders, and is not exclusive to affective conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder, new research confirms. The research also found that mood instability was associated with poorer clinical outcomes.
  • Study on neurogenesis in the olfactory bulb

    21 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    The integration of new neurons in the adult brain is a phenomenon more generally compromised in the brains of depressed patients, new research shows. This new work confirms that neurogenesis in the human olfactory bulb is a marginal phenomenon in adults. These findings shed light on the special features of the human brain.
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    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily

  • The dark side of the 'love hormone:' Similarities with the effects of alcohol

    19 May 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Significant similarities have been highlighted by researchers between the behavioral effects of oxytocin and alcohol. The research team warns that the oft-used nickname hides the darker side of oxytocin, and claim that it bears more semblances with the effects of alcohol than previously thought.
  • Stress levels linked to risk of liver disease death, study shows

    19 May 2015 | 7:58 am
    Suffering from anxiety or depression could carry an increased risk of death from liver disease, a study suggests. The study is the first to identify a possible link between high levels of psychological distress and deaths resulting from a variety of liver diseases.
  • Cognitive process speed in teen years affects depression risk in adulthood

    19 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Teens with slower performance on a test of "cognitive processing speed" are more likely to have depression and anxiety symptoms as adults, reports a new paper. Previous studies have shown that people with more severe depression have slower reaction times and other cognitive deficits. It has generally been assumed that this "psychomotor slowing" is a consequence of depression, rather than a risk factor for it. The new study suggests that slower processing speed may contribute to the development of mental health disorders -- possibly by leading to "increased stress and difficulties responding…
  • Stress relief techniques help cancer patients overcome fear of treatment

    14 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    The benefit of rapid stress management techniques (RSMTs) to help cancer patients who experience 'procedure-related' stress has been revealed by a new study. Patients experiencing distress related to medical procedures were able to achieve a 'calm state' both before and during procedures as a result of the interventions. Those who took part were positive about the experience, the researchers say.
  • Pets on Prozac: Drug treatment can help anxious dogs

    14 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    Dogs who suffer with separation anxiety become more optimistic when taking the animal equivalent of Prozac during behavioral treatment, according to the results of an innovative new study. Canine separation-related problems -- also described as separation anxiety or separation distress -- are among the most common behavioural complaints of dog owners. But the issue of using psychoactive medication to help pets with behavioural problems is a widely debated one. Treatment with psychoactive medication in parallel with a behavior modification plan is well documented, but it is unknown if this is…
 
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  • Some Facebook Statuses Reveal Low Self-Esteem, Narcissism

    Traci Pedersen
    25 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Facebook users who post frequent status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem, while those who boast about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are more likely narcissists, according to a new study by psychologists at Brunel University. For the study, Facebook users completed a survey that was designed to examine the personality traits and motives that influence the topics they choose to write about in their status updates — a topic that few previous studies have explored. “It might come as little surprise that Facebook status updates…
  • Obese Teens’ Brains Unusually Susceptible to Food Commercials

    Janice Wood
    24 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    New research finds that television food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste, and the mouth. The findings from the Dartmouth College study suggest the commercials mentally simulate unhealthy eating habits. This could make it difficult for the teens to lose weight later in life, say researchers. Researchers add that dieting efforts should not only target the initial desire to eat tempting food, but subsequent thinking about actually tasting and eating it. For the study, which was published in the journal…
  • Smoking, Drug Abuse, Mental Illness Linked to Frequent ER Visits

    Traci Pedersen
    24 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Smokers, substance abusers, and patients with mental illness are three times more likely to become “frequent emergency room users,” meaning they visit the ER three or more times a year, according to a new study published in the journal Nursing Research. Furthermore, within the general population, all medical services have seen a large increase in visits; this includes the ER as well as regular doctor visits. The main focus of the study was to determine whether patients are replacing visits to their primary care physicians with trips to hospital ERs. They found that Americans with…
  • Living Inauthentically Makes Us Feel Morally Tainted

    Janice Wood
    24 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    A new study suggest that the human drive for authenticity — being true to ourselves and living in accordance with our values — is so fundamental that we feel immoral or impure when we hide our true colors. This sense of impurity then leads us to engage in cleansing or charitable behaviors as a way of clearing our conscience, according to researchers. “Our work shows that feeling inauthentic is not a fleeting or cursory phenomenon, it cuts to the very essence of what it means to be a moral person,” said psychological scientist Maryam Kouchaki, Ph.D., of the Kellogg…
  • Emoticons Personalize Customer Service

    Traci Pedersen
    24 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Customer service agents who use emoticons in their online responses to customers were given higher scores and considered more personal than those who did not, according to a new Pennsylvania State study in which participants rated different types of customer service. While emoticons may seem too casual or silly to be used in formal communications, the findings show that they can, in fact, play an important role in professional and business communications, say the researchers. Representatives who used emoticons were even seen as more personal than those who displayed a profile picture along…
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    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily

  • 'Fuzzy thinking' in depression, bipolar disorder: New research finds effect is real

    4 May 2015 | 2:10 pm
    People with depression or bipolar disorder often feel their thinking ability has gotten “fuzzy”, or less sharp than before their symptoms began. Now, researchers have shown in a large study that effect is indeed real – and rooted in brain activity differences that show up on advanced brain scans.
  • Borderline personality disorder as debilitating as bipolar disorder, experts say

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    The deterioration of psychiatric and physical health caused by borderline personality disorder (BPD) rivals that of bipolar disorder, according to new research. Experts estimate that 1.6 percent of the U.S. population is diagnosed with BPD, compared with 2.6 percent of those with bipolar disorder.
  • Personalizing bipolar disorder treatment

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    Lithium is among the most effective therapies for bipolar disorder and remains the first-line treatment even as other mood stabilizing drugs have become available. But about half of the patients prescribed lithium do not respond to the treatment. A new study appears to pave the way for improving the efficacy of lithium in these patients.
  • Facebook use can worsen, as well as improve, mental health conditions

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

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

    18 May 2015 | 1:58 am
    КРЕМ ПРОТИВ БРЪЧКИ ЛАВИТА Кремът срещу стареене на кожата Лавита е мощна доказана комбинация от активни съставки, които в съчетание създават великолепен крем, с цел лекуване признаците на стареене. Argireline® NP е първият хексапептид срещу бръчки с подобен на Ботулиновия Токсин механизъм на действие. Той намалява дълбочината…
  • Колаген комплекс МЕГА

    7 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    Колаген комплекс Мега съдържа Натурален колаген за лице от Inventia + Колаген таблетки за пиене Invita Skin Beauty + Витамин C Плюс достатъчни за 2 месеца. Натурален колаген за лице от Inventia 50ml Действие на Натурален колаген за лице от Inventia Увеличава опъването на кожата, което прави мимическите бръчките по-малко забележими Гелът стимулира…
  • Прополис Bee Pure капсули

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    ПРОПОЛИСЪТ ПРЕДПАЗВА И ПОДПОМАГА ЕСТЕСТВЕНИТЕ ЗАЩИТНИ МЕХАНИЗМИ НА ОРГАНИЗМА Прополис Bee Pure капсули се препоръчва при грип, отслабен имунитет и простуда. Висококачествен натурален прополис, който можете да намерите само в кошера, със 100% активни съставки – без алкохол, без глутен, без захар. Ръчно производство без химикали…
  • Прополис Bee Pure GASTRO

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Прополис Bee Pure GASTRO – ПОМАГА ПРИ СТОМАШНИ И ЧРЕВНИ ПРОБЛЕМИ Джинджифил – успокоителен ефект за стомаха и червата. Bee Pure прополис с повече от 300 биологично активни съединения. Bee Pure цветен прашец от специалната далматинска билка Цистрозе: богата на витамини (A, B1, B2, B6, C и E), минерали и микроелементи (калций, магнезий, мед и…
  • Цветен прашец Bee Pure

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    ЦВЕТНИЯТ ПРАШЕЦ Е ИЗВОР НА ЧИСТИ, НАТУРАЛНИ ВИТАМИНИ И МИНЕРАЛИ Предназначен за тези, които спортуват и са физически активни. Препоръчва се при умора и стрес в ежедневието. Пчелният цветен прашец се събира от специалната далматинска билка Цистрозе: богата на витамини (A, B1, B2, B6, C и E), минерали и микроелементи (калций, магнезий,…
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    Schizophrenia News -- ScienceDaily

  • How a schizophrenia risk gene affects the brain

    22 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Brain imaging studies have already revealed that mental illnesses involve alterations in both the structure and connectivity of the brain. Scientists have now, for the first time, shown how the disruption of a key gene involved in mental illness impacts on the brain.
  • Mood instability common to mental health disorders, associated with poor outcomes

    21 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders, and is not exclusive to affective conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder, new research confirms. The research also found that mood instability was associated with poorer clinical outcomes.
  • Perspective-taking difficulties diminished when autistic and psychosis tendencies balance

    14 May 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Researchers have shed new light on the relationship between autistic tendencies and psychosis proneness in neurotypical adults. The study indicates that while increased tendencies for either condition are associated with perspective-taking difficulties, unexpectedly, these difficulties are diminished in individuals with similar tendency to both autism and psychosis.
  • Antipsychotic drug use in pregnant women appears to pose minimal risk, new study suggests

    13 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Antipsychotic medication use during pregnancy does not put women at additional risk of developing gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders or major blood clots that obstruct circulation, according to a new study.
  • Nerve cells in the fast lane

    12 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Researchers have identified in what way a specific form of dopamine producing cells is generated and which networks it forms in the course of brain development. In the process, the researchers discovered a data highway of sorts: the nerve cells use not only dopamine for signal transmission, but also the much-faster glutamate.
 
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  • LaVita крем против бръчки

    18 May 2015 | 1:58 am
    КРЕМ ПРОТИВ БРЪЧКИ ЛАВИТА Кремът срещу стареене на кожата Лавита е мощна доказана комбинация от активни съставки, които в съчетание създават великолепен крем, с цел лекуване признаците на стареене. Argireline® NP е първият хексапептид срещу бръчки с подобен на Ботулиновия Токсин механизъм на действие. Той намалява дълбочината…
  • Колаген комплекс МЕГА

    7 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    Колаген комплекс Мега съдържа Натурален колаген за лице от Inventia + Колаген таблетки за пиене Invita Skin Beauty + Витамин C Плюс достатъчни за 2 месеца. Натурален колаген за лице от Inventia 50ml Действие на Натурален колаген за лице от Inventia Увеличава опъването на кожата, което прави мимическите бръчките по-малко забележими Гелът стимулира…
  • Прополис Bee Pure капсули

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    ПРОПОЛИСЪТ ПРЕДПАЗВА И ПОДПОМАГА ЕСТЕСТВЕНИТЕ ЗАЩИТНИ МЕХАНИЗМИ НА ОРГАНИЗМА Прополис Bee Pure капсули се препоръчва при грип, отслабен имунитет и простуда. Висококачествен натурален прополис, който можете да намерите само в кошера, със 100% активни съставки – без алкохол, без глутен, без захар. Ръчно производство без химикали…
  • Прополис Bee Pure GASTRO

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Прополис Bee Pure GASTRO – ПОМАГА ПРИ СТОМАШНИ И ЧРЕВНИ ПРОБЛЕМИ Джинджифил – успокоителен ефект за стомаха и червата. Bee Pure прополис с повече от 300 биологично активни съединения. Bee Pure цветен прашец от специалната далматинска билка Цистрозе: богата на витамини (A, B1, B2, B6, C и E), минерали и микроелементи (калций, магнезий, мед и…
  • Цветен прашец Bee Pure

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    ЦВЕТНИЯТ ПРАШЕЦ Е ИЗВОР НА ЧИСТИ, НАТУРАЛНИ ВИТАМИНИ И МИНЕРАЛИ Предназначен за тези, които спортуват и са физически активни. Препоръчва се при умора и стрес в ежедневието. Пчелният цветен прашец се събира от специалната далматинска билка Цистрозе: богата на витамини (A, B1, B2, B6, C и E), минерали и микроелементи (калций, магнезий,…
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  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    5 May 2015 | 9:06 am
    Logo by Counseling@NorthwesternThe designation of Mental Health Awareness Month was created more than 65 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health for all. During Mental Health Awareness Month professionals, organizations, schools, communities, hospitals and even media outlets will join together in an effort to raise the awareness about mental health and attempt to decrease the stigma that prevents people from getting the help they need. If…
  • Mental Health of Affluent Teens: An Infographic

    1 May 2015 | 9:00 am
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  • April is Autism Awareness Month

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

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

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

  • John Nash, nobel prize winner in economic sciences has died

    Monica Cassani
    25 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    John Nash has died. Besides being a brilliant man who won a nobel prize he was once diagnosed as schizophrenic and became very famous for that fact as well, when the movie "A Beautiful Mind" came out. John Nash has died. Besides being a brilliant man who won a nobel prize he was once diagnosed as schizophrenic and became very famous for that fact as well, when the movie "A Beautiful Mind" came out. -- I am doing this post in his memory. I’m recovering from a nasty stomach bug so it’s being put together quickly. Included is footage where John Nash once again clarifies that he didn't take…
  • The art of contemplation (vis a vis meditation)

    Monica Cassani
    23 May 2015 | 3:19 am
    I tend to use the word meditation for all my contemplative adventures when I speak of them on this blog...simply for lack of a better way to explain my process. Here Richard Rudd speaks to the different sorts of ways our inner experience can be experienced. I found his definition of contemplation helpful because I often feel like meditation HAPPENS to me...and here it seems perhaps he would call that contemplation. Contemplation is physical too. This is what I liked about what he talks about. In contemplation we can change our body and transform in some very literal ways in body/mind and…
  • Becoming our truest selves with one another

    Monica Cassani
    21 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Below I’ve collected a few status updates from the Beyond Meds Facebook page in the last few days. I’ve cut and pasted them here and then added links to posts that discuss the status update more in depth.  *** The body needs to speak too. Suppressing physical symptoms by any means possible can be the […]
  • There is a drive to not only survive but to thrive: coming back from trauma

    Monica Cassani
    19 May 2015 | 3:01 am
    What gets called mental illness, is, in large part, a reaction to trauma. It’s quite simple really. When we start listening to people’s stories of pain rather than numbing them out and effectively silencing them with neurotoxic drugs we will start healing them. Until then people will remain broken. One of the most basic needs for a wounded human being to heal is to be seen. Recognized. Validated. Yes. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
  • God and nonduality…yes, no, maybe

    Monica Cassani
    18 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Nonduality is a place I'm comfortable learning to inhabit. It is a stance that allows for the great diversity which is the human experience. We are all in this mystery together, doing our thing. Surrendering to the mystery has been a large part of my healing process. -- As a religious studies student both in college and in life the question of god/no god has always been one I have played with. I have found myself on all sides of the spectrum and everywhere in-between at various times. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
 
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • My Birth Story, The Bipolar Birth Plan Was Bullshit and The Stigma Of Mentalist Mums

    Mentally Interesting
    16 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    So, this is a two part blog, covering two different topics. For they are different! This blog will be about how that whole well thought out, “bipolar birth plan” worked out. And the second will be about new parenthood in general and the feeling of your skin being stripped off your body. It’s too much to cover in one blog. First, thank you again! Always thanking you, you considerate bastards. Thank you for your emails, comments and congratulations. I haven’t responded because I only have one hand these days. My lap is marked Occupied, which makes it very difficult to…
  • So, I have a son now.

    Mentally Interesting
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    Here he is. This is Oisín, who was born on the 1st March! Proper blog in progress… Gonna be a long one…Filed under: Mental health
  • My Big Fat Bipolar Pregnancy 2: A Video Blog on “The Birth Plan”

    Mentally Interesting
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    …or perinatal care plan. Whoops, this is 2 months late, I’m sorry! I didn’t want to just leave the last entry hanging, but I’ve had horrendous writers’ block on this subject for reasons I explain in my very first video blog! I am as shattered as I look. My first go was much better but Robert walked in in his pants. This video talks through, “The birth plan” that was coming up in my last entry. So, I explain what perinatal psychiatry would like to do when the baby comes, and my feelings on that. And if the baby ever comes- I’m 40 weeks and three…
  • Have a disability and/or MH condition and want a career in hospitality? Channel 4 want you!

    Mentally Interesting
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    Posting this for my friend, who’s making this programme. She is fantastic, sensitive and clever and can vouch for her being good people. See below and please direct all questions yonder… Are you struggling to find a job? Would you love a career in the hospitality industry? Do you have a physical, sensory or other impairment or a long term condition? Twofour, one of the UK’s most respected TV Companies, is producing a ground-breaking series for Channel 4 Television Corporation. We are looking for disabled people or those with a variety of conditions, who want to seize the…
  • My Big Fat Bipolar Pregnancy- feat. the perinatal psychiatry team and The Fear

    Mentally Interesting
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Mental illness isn’t the bogeyman. I’ve been quite quiet here. It’s not as though I haven’t been trying. See? Those drafts were mostly interrupted by bouts of exhaustion and blankness. I’d tried to write something funny and light, but it felt quite forced. What’s prompting me to write today is the heartbreaking death of Charlotte Bevan and her four day old daughter, Zaani.  What’s known is that Charlotte had a history of mental health issues- namely schizophrenia and depression, according to her family- was severely sleep deprived and had stopped…
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  • PA Ballet and Philadanco team up, celebrate young dancers at “2gether We Dance”

    Bill Chenevert
    22 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    If you love Philadelphia dance, you probably have a pretty good picture of the major companies—Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletX, Koresh, and Philadanco are the foundation. You may even know a little about Brian Sanders’ JUNK, Alchemy, BalletFleming or the Kung-Yan Lin/Dancers. What unites all of these companies is the talent. Dancers come in so many shapes and states, from youth to adulthood, and every passionate dancer wants an artistic home. It’s also universally true that there are literally legions of hungry young dancers who’d be thrilled to earn a spot as a fixture at any of these…
  • 30-Second Review: Pearl at Voyeur’s “Cash 4 Queens”

    Bill Chenevert
    22 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    Overall vibe: Mimi Imfurst’s “Cash 4 Queens” run ended last night with a bonafide bang. In its last incarnation before a new season of our own localized competition feeds the children their weekly dose of drag, RuPaul’s Drag Reason Season 7 finalist Pearl descended upon Philly to make all the boys and girls fangirl to the gods. Love her or hate her, she’s made it through 11 challenges, winning two, and lip synching for her life twice. Before the big reveal of if she’s edged out Ginger Minj or Violet Chachki, the handsome boy-glamour queen served us a couple numbers at Voyeur. The…
  • “I Promised Myself to Live Faster’s” Mikeah Jennings on Pig Iron’s queer sci-fi odyssey

    Bill Chenevert
    21 May 2015 | 6:21 pm
    If Pig Iron Theatre Company wanted to hook me with a wig, it worked. Press photos of I Promised Myself to Live Faster include the lead character, Tim, played by Mikeah Jennings, wearing a gargantuan tower of upwards-shooting rainbow-colored streams of fabric on his head. He looks ecstatic and as if he’s wearing at least six feet of hair. It was my first question for Jennings: Is that a real wig that you wear in the show? “Spoiler alert: no,” Jennings confessed.  “As it stands, we’re trying to make space for a wig like that, but that actual wig doesn’t show up in the…
  • About The Roots Picnic: Do you want more?!!!??!

    Bill Chenevert
    21 May 2015 | 12:28 pm
    The Roots Picnic’s become something both easy and difficult for locals to love. Celebrating its eighth iteration, the all-day event’s pretty far away from what it used to be, but is that because The Roots have become an exponentially bigger deal or because a capitalist system has figured out a way to get the dollars of monied, molly-popping teens from the ‘burbs? But hey, this year, they got Erykah Badu! Girlfriend is pretty much in her own world of creativity, sophistication and intellectually-driven future funk. Badu may only have five discs of material to her name in nearly 20 years,…
  • Open-air music: 22 outdoor Philly concerts not to miss in 2015

    Bill Chenevert
    19 May 2015 | 3:02 pm
    One of the best things about summer is the long, hot days and balmy nights with sunsets perfectly backdropping the end of your happy hour or hike up to Fairmount Park. Thank goodness for the Mann Center, the Dell Center, the Susquehanna Bank Center and Festival Pier spaces—they feed our glorious pursuit of outdoor-enjoyed live shows. There’s a whole lot more from each venue—and we’re not even scratching the surface of what the Mann’s got going on in the realms of live orchestra fare—but as a reminder for you to get your smart phone calendars out and start budgeting…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • It’s Okay To Say No

    Miranda Wicker
    19 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed by commitment and struggling with anxiety as a result, this post is for you. Dear Mamas everywhere,   It’s OKAY to say NO.  I’m in a place right now where I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed with pretty much everything. Commitments are skyrocketing, even as the slower pace of summer creeps […] The post It’s Okay To Say No appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • The Connecting Threads Among Us

    Heather King
    16 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Did you catch the Mother’s Day Rally last Sunday? Since it’s Mother’s Day every day here, we wanted to be sure you were given the opportunity to read all the poignant and powerful essays that were published for this year’s Mother’s Day Rally. We are so grateful for the Warrior Moms who shared their stories with us […] The post The Connecting Threads Among Us appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Join Your Sisters & Raise Your Voice for Maternal Mental Health

    Katherine Stone
    15 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    We’re getting closer ladies! It’s almost time for our 3rd annual Climb Out of the Darkness®. We already have more than 150 teams in 44 states and 3 countries. More than 1,000 Climbers, many of them mothers just like you who know what it’s like to be in the deep darkness of postpartum depression, postpartum […] The post Join Your Sisters & Raise Your Voice for Maternal Mental Health appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Pregnancy Anxiety and Family History of Miscarriage

    Christina Gleason
    13 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    First-time mothers can find many things to be anxious about when they become pregnant. What will pregnancy be like? Will my baby be healthy? Did I start taking my prenatal vitamins early enough? Am I really ready for this? But some women may have an additional fear that seems more relevant than it might to […] The post Pregnancy Anxiety and Family History of Miscarriage appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Toxic Expectations for Birth

    Anne-Marie Lindsey
    11 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    We build our expectations for birth and pregnancy from childhood; birth stories pervade our culture, from TV and movies to baby dolls. My own life always included lovely retellings of my birth, at home, peaceful and perfect. The trouble is that fear pervades our birth culture, and more often than not, the only stories we hear and the […] The post Toxic Expectations for Birth appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsI can feel how hard you worked on this post and how much heart ... by Katherine Stone 
 
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Adult ADHD: Sometimes It's Your Fault, but Don't Let It Get You Down

    10 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Here's a story about four steps to coping with ADHD goof-ups. They're going to happen. You might as well prepare for them:Recently, I paid off my iPhone 5, and carrier unlocked it. This required resetting my device. While I erased all my data after making a backup, I did a happy dance that sounded a little like this:Whoohoo! I finally paid it off! I can jailbreak it now and sell it for big bucks and then get an iPhone 6 and get more than 16gb of storage which was a phenomenal mistake I mean, what was I thinking? 16gb is too small! Oh, is it ready? Heywaitaminute…where's all my Health…
  • Articles

    7 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Articles Published in ADDitude Magazine:Quiet the Riot: Blocking Out ADHD DistractionsHow I Learned to Make Deadlines...Despite These 7 Major ADD DistractionsProcrastination: Break Away from the Shame"Family Guy" Articles Published at ADDitudeMag.com:Losing It over Losing My WalletI Remembered I Forgot (Just in Time)ADHD and Adrenaline: Perfect Together?!The Day I Over-Shared about My DaughtersI Can’t Get on the Same Page as Everyone ElseHow My ADHD Anger Hurt My Marriage and KidsNo One Wants to Live with the HulkDid I Really Say That — Or Was I on ADHD Autopilot?Crazy, Stupid “Love”…
  • ADHD Adults Need a Little Self Control

    7 May 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Being distracted goes hand in hand with ADHD like crime & punishment, yet sometimes a harmless stroll around the internet has damaging repercussions. Late assignments, missed deadlines, bank fees, lost friendships, addiction… It sure seems unfair to be born this way. I mean, normal people never get distracted on the internet. Only we, poor, ADHD adults struggle with this great human tragedy. Except you know that isn’t true. The dopamine hit that everybody gets for likes, favorites, and new posts works across the human spectrum. Adults with ADHD just fall into the trap quicker and…
  • On Cybergoths, ADHD & Distraction

    3 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    There is always one inciting moment that sends me off on an Internet safari of discovery. Most days I can pinpoint the moment and say, “Aha! There’s where I went astray!” On mornings like today, however, neck deep in distractions with multiple tabs opened on no less than three different devices, I have no idea when my “get up and get busy” became “get down and get funky”, but I sure had fun. There is no tip for you today beyond the importance of not beating yourself up when your mind strays. Sometimes our adult ADHD minds need to spin without…
  • ADHD Strikes Again! One Too Many Projects to Finish

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

  • How To Deal With Absurdity And Materialism

    admin
    25 May 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Absurdity is an incomprehensible matter for the materialistic world, exactly because materialism is absurd. Materialism is a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. Materialism is the preoccupation with material objects and considerations with a disinterest in spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. In philosophy, materialism is the theory or belief that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications. Materialism is the philosophical theory that regards matter and its motions as constituting the universe,…
  • How To Stop An Absurd Tendency

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 2:40 pm
    A tendency is an inclination; a natural or prevailing disposition to move, proceed, or act in some direction or toward some point, end, or result. The fact that you have inherited a huge anti-conscience with absurd and evil characteristics means that you have many absurd tendencies. In other words, you have the inclination to act in certain ways, without thinking and pondering your actions. The absurd tendencies you have inherited into your anti-conscience automatically control your behavior whenever you are exposed to various difficult situations. For example, you have a self-defensive…
  • The Real Reason Why You Are Alive

    admin
    18 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Dreams About Your Psychological Functions I will tell you the real reason why you are alive because you must learn the truth in order to preserve your mental stability and evolve. You don’t live in order to be happy. Your happiness on earth is not important. Of course, you want to be happy. Happiness is so wonderful. Why shouldn’t you desire to be happy? This idea seems to be absurd. You want to be happy not only because this is wonderful, but because this is what the hypocritical world makes you believe you should care about, and you like to believe that you are alive in order to…
  • Why You Must Believe That You Are Not Mentally Healthy

    admin
    14 May 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Even if you believe you are a normal person, you are not mentally healthy. You have inherited a wild conscience (anti-conscience), which is absurd and evil. Your conscience is underdeveloped and must be developed during your life. You have the tendency to disregard what is unpleasant, and this is why you cannot believe that your anti-conscience can destroy your conscience. You believe that you are able to control your behavior. Even people who are schizophrenic or almost schizophrenic have this impression. This is a dangerous delusion. I have to open your eyes, while you like to believe in…
  • Do You Need Religion In Life?

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 3:04 pm
    The Meaning Of Colors In Dreams Debates between science and religion are common in our days. However, they are not contradictory as you may believe. Religion is a discipline created by God in order to help you fight the absurdity and the evilness you have inherited into your huge anti-conscience. All dreams have a psychotherapeutical effect. They help you solve your psychological problems and become a better person. You don’t need scientific knowledge in order to solve your psychological problems. If you know your religion, this is enough. Thanks to Carl Jung’s extraordinary…
 
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    Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

  • The profit motive and health currency

    Peter Jones
    24 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic --------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroup"... They tell us that temperatures are still unbearable, that it’s consistently scorching hot. And it’s getting worse as the weather heats up. Workers are fainting every day. To cope, they use a traditional technique called “coining”, where they scratch their skin with coins to bring blood to the surface of the skin. It’s meant to relieve the stress and fatigue caused by the heat. ..."A Kin Tai factory worker getting “coined” by a coworker on Monday.When…
  • Call for Papers: 10th International Conference on Networked Learning in Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development

    Peter Jones
    23 May 2015 | 4:35 am
    Dear colleagues,We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Tenth International Conference on Networked Learning in Higher Education, Lifelong  Learning and Professional Development.The conference is hosted by Lancaster University, at Lancaster House Hotel in Lancaster, on the 9th, 10th, 11th May, 2016.Keynote Speakers:Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite, The iSchool at The University of British ColumbiaLawyer and writer Lawrence Liang – BangaloreThis conference is considered a major event in the international 'technology enhanced learning' conference circuit, and provides a…
  • Revised "SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar Specification and Guide"

    Peter Jones
    22 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    The IHTSDO is pleased to announce that a revised "SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar Specification and Guide" has been published to the SNOMED CT Document Library.SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar is a lightweight syntax for the representation of SNOMED CT expressions, which has proven to be both human readable and machine parsable. The use of SNOMED CT expressions in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) provides a standardized way to represent clinical meanings captured by clinicians and enables the automatic interpretation of this meaning. SNOMED CT expressions are also carried in messages, used to…
  • NMC Code and Guidance on using social media responsibly

    Peter Jones
    21 May 2015 | 3:37 pm
    NMC: Guidance on using social mediaIn March the Nursing & Midwifery Council published a new Code for nurses and midwives.There is also guidance on the use of social media for this group of health professionals.
  • Conflict-Ed models

    Peter Jones
    19 May 2015 | 4:06 pm
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic --------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroupReal-Life Soldiers Masquerade as Toys in the African Desert (c) Simon Brann ThorpeSimon Brann ThorpeSee also: http://www.wired.com/2015/05/simon-brann-thorpe-toy-soldiers/My source: The Sunday Times Magazine, May 10, 2015. pp.24-31.
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    Una Vita Bella

  • You Want Me to do What? Why You Should Consider Clinical Trials as an Option

    Abeeliever
    19 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Okay, so I’m writing about something that may seem totally unrelated to my normal content here on Una Vita Bella, but what’s “normal” for me anymore? Not much. The one thing that is normal is that I have always had a focus on well-being and health and that continues to be the case, whether it be mine, a family member’s or even the neighbor down the street. And with Health Activism as a pretty healthy focus of mine (see what I did there?) I think it won’t surprise anyone too much that I have an interest in sharing information about clinical trials with you.
  • Do Not Be Afraid

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

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

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

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

  • Depression According to Michael | He Said You Can Come In

    Bill White
    12 May 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Received an email several weeks ago from a UK reader. Included was an article he wrote about his depression experience. He said it was the first piece he’d written about the subject, and the material was very personal… I wish I could regain that ignorant enthusiasm, as Emil Cioran pointedly notes – ‘Depression destroys the ignorance of life and death, but I long for being ignorant, I fantasize about the bliss of ignorance.’ Michael wondered if I’d be willing to post the article on Chipur. “Yeah,” I thought. “Let’s do it.” So…
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  • Let’s chat about business

    Angela Brooks
    24 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Life is not a dress rehearsal DO IT nowBusiness starts with you. Did you know that there are people out there that would never do business with me because we do not connect, but they met you because of me and  you two connected immediately. Business is not who YOU know but the connections around you from another introduction.The connections people have are more powerful that anyone even can imagine. The power of who you know – and who I know broadens the span of business. The first thing you have to do is get started.Most people think of business a a suit and tie and not flip flops and…
  • You must know why you are chasing your passion

    Angela Brooks
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
     Sunday afternoon. It is raining. The sky is dark gray. It is muggy with a breeze.It is not just any Sunday afternoon. It is the day my son moved back from college after his first year. His car was full, the truck was full and most of the containers had dirty clothes, blankets and sheets.I didn’t even mind.He comes in the back door smiling “Mom I’m home!” with an armload of things that smelled like a males college apartment. I hollared back, “Drop the dirty stuff in the laundry room. He did.I couldn’t even see the floor.I didn’t even mind.More containers were rolling in…
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  • Something Fun for Summer: Mindreading, Memory, and Top Performance

    scottdm
    19 May 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Over the last several weeks, I’ve posted a series of blogs on some pretty serious subjects: (1) new and counterintuitive findings about the therapeutic relationship; (2) data documenting the lack of difference in outcome between mental health professionals, students, paraprofessionals, and a compassionate friend; and (3) cutting edge research on what therapists can do to address the surprisingly high failure rate of traditional psychiatric and psychological treatments.  Thanks to all of those who read the posts and posted comments. With summer finally arriving, and the long Memorial…
  • Room for Improvement: Feedback Informed Treatment and the Therapeutic Relationship

    scottdm
    10 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    My Scandinavian Grandmother Christina was fond of saying, “The room for improvement…is the biggest one in our house.” Turns out, when it comes to engaging people in physical and mental health services, Grandma was right.  We healthcare professionals can do better—and recent research points the way. Stanford psychologists Sims and Tsai found that recipients of care both choose, and are more likely to follow the recommendations of, healthcare providers who match how they ideally want to feel.   People who valued feeling excitement, for example, were more likely to choose a…
  • What is the difference between a therapist and a compassionate friend?

    scottdm
    5 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    What’s the difference between a trained therapist and a compassionate friend?  Look at outcomes and you are likely to be disappointed.  For example, meta-analyses of studies comparing professionals to paraprofessionals (or students) either find that the latter group achieve significantly better results or, at worst, the same! A clearer difference can be found in area of ethics.  Unlike one’s BFF, a therapist is bound by their commitment to a code of professional practice.  Keeping confidences and doing no harm are two prime examples.  Most clinicians spend a semester or two studying…
  • The Failure Rate of Psychotherapy: What it is and what we can do?

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

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

    Ritu Kaushal
    25 May 2015 | 3:06 am
    Source: Morguefiles One day, some years back, someone very close to me said in words close to these: You are not very intuitive. I wasn’t ? That came as a complete surprise to me. Is that what she thought? That was completely opposite to how I thought of myself. I thought I was, in fact, very intuitive. And yet, she was right in her way. I had problems making decisions. I had worked at a corporate career that felt wrong for over seven years. I felt chained, confined, miserable. And my personal life lacked any stability or direction. With a huge amount of effort and inner work, I did get to…
  • Are Passion And Creativity The Same Thing?

    Maria Hill
    22 May 2015 | 3:02 am
    Source: zygzee – Flickr   Do you think passion is important? Do you think that creativity requires passion? These are important questions because many people think that creativity requires passion and that without passion, creativity is impossible. Does Passion Help Creativity Many people think that passion is necessary for creativity to occur. However, we need to reconsider this idea. Say you bump into an animal that you have never seen before. In your mind you start to invent stories about what kind of animal you are seeing and why you have not seen it before. These stories are…
  • 25 Ways To Handle Anger Productively

    Pamina
    20 May 2015 | 3:06 am
    Source: Samuel Cockman – Flickr I observe with slack jawed awe as a customer has a meltdown of manic intensity over an account payment query that would bring the New York stock exchange to its knees—the amount in question? Ten dollars! Like a large indignant toad she looms over the cashier who exhibits superhuman maturity and restraint. Without raising her voice, she smiles and gives a logical step by step explanation of why there is no error. This information is obviously not penetrating the customer’s self righteous fog so the cashier offers to credit her account. At this, the…
  • How To Stop Absorbing Other People’s Energy

    Mary Kay Parkinson
    18 May 2015 | 3:02 am
    Source: 738run-lilya4ever-secondsky – Flickr   HSPs frequently ask me how to protect themselves from other people’s energy.  I always tell them that there is no quick and easy answer. People are frequently looking for a shield or want to learn how to create an energy bubble.  The truth is, if you know your own issues, then other people’s issues can’t stay attached to you, or not for long.  You need to do your personal work. For me, that personal work involved many years of therapy.  I loved this process because as an HSP I enjoy looking inside and sorting out what…
  • Why Impatience Is SO Bad For You

    Maria Hill
    15 May 2015 | 3:09 am
    Source: marcalandavis – Flickr Impatience is so bad for you. It is one of the most seductive emotional states. It is a great way to make life more difficult and relationships challenging. Impatience is like playing a child’s game of bumper cars with real life and adult consequences. Worshipping At The Altar Of Speed I find the adoration of speed in our culture to be curious. When I am going fast, I stop thinking. Speed demands focus on the task at hand and so it cannot be a time to contemplate what you are doing. To be truly effective at warp speed, you need to have contemplated,…
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  • CogniFit Brain Fitness for iPhone is now available in...

    22 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    CogniFit Brain Fitness for iPhone is now available in Spanish.Los ejercicios cerebrales de CogniFit para iPhone ya están disponibles en español.Apple Store
  • CogniFit Brain Fitness app in Spanish, soon

    15 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    To all of our Spanish speakers, you will finally be able to use the CogniFit Brain Fitness app on your iPhone in Spanish. Stay tuned!
  • Another VA medical center using CogniFit

    8 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    The James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center conducts brain research using the CogniFit for Researchers platform
  • Birth Control Pill May Shrink your BrainThe oral contraceptive...

    1 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Birth Control Pill May Shrink your BrainThe oral contraceptive pill, commonly referred to as “the pill,” has some troubling possible side effects, including mood swings, weight gain and nausea. A new study adds another potential concern to the list: the pill may shrink your brain.Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles published their findings in the journal Human Brain Mapping, on April 2nd, 2015. The study shows that the pill may be linked to thinning a woman’s brain structure, specifically the lateral orbitofrontal cortex and the posterior cingulate cortex.For the…
  • CogniFit website has just been optimized to look great on mobile...

    17 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    CogniFit website has just been optimized to look great on mobile devices. We hope you’ll like it!
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    SocialWork.Career

  • Best in Mental Health (5/11/15 – 5/24/15)

    Dorlee
    23 May 2015 | 11:29 pm
    I’m watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don’t have to… This post is part of a weekly (or bi-weekly) series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns. Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare: Coping with the avalanche of evidence-based […] The post Best in Mental Health (5/11/15 – 5/24/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Best in Mental Health (4/27/15 – 5/10/15)

    Dorlee
    10 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    I’m watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don’t have to… This post is part of a weekly (or bi-weekly) series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns. Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare: Characteristics of Doctor Shoppers and Ways […] The post Best in Mental Health (4/27/15 – 5/10/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Free Webinars for Social Workers and Providers, May 2015

    Dorlee
    1 May 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Do you want to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the mental health arena? Attending one of these free webinars is an easy way of doing just that ! This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Mental Health Providers, featuring all the free webcasts that Social Work Career could find […] The post Free Webinars for Social Workers and Providers, May 2015 appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Best in Mental Health (4/13/15 – 4/26/15)

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

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

  • Life After the Ax

    Henk van Setten
    25 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    Today my anti-depression walk took me past some trees that were trying to recover from some brutal axing in the past. Just like I’m recovering myself from the ax of depression (if you need to know, still not fully recovered yet). Here are a few photos. Do you see there actually can be a little […]
  • Life Is Like a Boat

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

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

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

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

  • not ashamed

    nochnoch
    25 May 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Part of what depression and writing my blog taught me, was to not be ashamed to be myself. Masks were pulled down, and I felt I could exit the stage and stop being an actor in my own life. With reference to Bob Kegan’s Developmental Theory, I felt that I had moved from a Socialized Stage of making decisions based on what others expected of me, to a Self-Authoring Stage, where I could transcend others’ desires and make my own decisions. The last eight months, however, made me question myself. I felt I had relapsed into the Socialized Stage. I did not like taking care of my baby – I did…
  • Mental Health Month Blog Day

    nochnoch
    20 May 2015 | 12:12 am
    Today is Mental Health Month Blog Day, run by the American Psychological Association, to raise awareness towards mental health issues. My struggles were depression and anxiety. What was yours? How can you help? My blog is full of my rambles already. I just want to use this opportunity to remind people of the importance of mental health. Here are a few posts that might be useful in terms of seeking help and support. Otherwise, feel free to browse around for my experience, hope you find some inspiration. 10 things to say to, or do with a depressed person Depression Cure Concoction Famous faces…
  • transitional objects

    nochnoch
    18 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    When i was pregnant, I said to myself, my baby should not get attached to a safety blanket or a teddy bear. Today, I wonder if I need to be so adamant, and if perhaps in depriving her of one, I am opening the doors for insecurity in her. Through my current studies of organizational psychology, I have come to a greater understanding of psychoanalytic perspectives. One person i have come to appreciate is Donald Winnicott. You might find it strange that a business school and an organizational psychology degree looks at the unconscious and emotions, which are some of the primary facets of…
  • so little time

    nochnoch
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:06 pm
    There is so much I want to write about. Draft posts in the system. But so little time. Just want to say a quick “Thank you” to all my readers who stand by me and drop me emails even though I take months to reply to them.  I do find it strange, that a post I wrote almost 4 years ago, is still getting so much comments and discussion. It is intriguing to see all the different perspectives from people. At the end of the day, it is about communication. Stay tuned for a little ebook about to be launched — 3 years in the making. Long story, but at least it is done and ready. So…
  • I put my daughter in the bin

    nochnoch
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:34 pm
    A few tepid evenings ago, I was working at my desk whilst my 6-month-old baby played nearby by herself – and with a few of the outcast bears in my Bear Room. I scribbled something on draft paper, decided it was crappy, scringed it up, and threw it with a near-miss parabola into the bin next to my desk. My daughter looked up and was still and quiet. She was fascinated by the rustling sound of paper crinkling up and getting thrown into the waste paper basket. She gazed at me with quizzical eyes, asking, “What was that sound?” So, with a swoop, I picked her up from the carpet and dunked…
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • In Memoriam: Selection From Letter To Niike ~ Nichiren Daishonin

    songtothesirens
    25 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    How swiftly the days pass! It makes us realize how few are the years we have left. Friends enjoy the cherry blossoms together on spring mornings, and then they are gone, carried away like the blossoms by the winds of impermanence, leaving nothing but their names. Although the blossoms have scattered, the cherry trees will […]
  • You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things to compete. You can just be an ordinary person, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.

    songtothesirens
    17 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Originally posted on Don Charisma:«You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things to compete. You can just be an ordinary person, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.» — Sir Edmund Hillary Charisma quotes are sponsored by DonCharisma.com – you dream it we built it … because – “anything is possible…
  • I Just Don’t Understand

    songtothesirens
    17 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
    This is going to be short. I do not understand why people have to be so nasty and hurtful to others when it is actually they themselves who are the ones who are unhappy with their lives. If you are unhappy with your life, do not blame others, do not respond to emails meant to […]
  • Time For Another Random Poem

    songtothesirens
    17 May 2015 | 12:41 pm
    From Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime:  “Sunset” by Rainer Maria Rilke Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors which it passes to a row of ancient trees. You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you, one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to the earth, leaving you, not really belonging […]
  • Ruminations On Shame

    songtothesirens
    14 May 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Today I had an appointment with my psychiatrist to discuss what to do about my medication while I am in appeal with the SSA about my disability benefits. My mom met me there since she has taken financial responsibility for medication that I could not afford ( thank you so much, Mom). Of all of […]
 
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    Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX

  • When You’re Not Yourself: Signs and Symptoms of Depression

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    25 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    Abbie just turned 26. Those who know her say Abbie is very involved—she’s always enjoyed being busy with sports, friends, gardening, and volunteering. Abbie teaches third grade and loves her job, but lately, something feels different. All the things that once gave Abbie joy feel more like heavy weights holding her down. Sometimes Abbie doesn’t ...Read the rest...The post When You’re Not Yourself: Signs and Symptoms of Depression appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling ServicesRelated…
  • 5 Signs Your Anger is Out of Control

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    18 May 2015 | 5:47 am
    Rebecca drives 40 minutes to work every morning, and 40 minutes home every afternoon. When she gets home, her phone goes off throughout the evening with new emails. It seems like no matter how many chore lists and requests she makes, her home is always a mess; piles of toys and laundry accumulate everywhere.   ...Read the rest...The post 5 Signs Your Anger is Out of Control appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling ServicesRelated posts: In the Grip of Anger? Take These Steps to Break Free…
  • The Top 7 Reasons Couples Argue

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    11 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Sasha and Jim dated for five years before getting married. Before marriage, they lived in separate apartments and gave each other space when they needed it. Although they are both independent, Sasha and Jim truly enjoy each other’s company. They share similar interests and dreams of the future. As a married couple they are just ...Read the rest...The post The Top 7 Reasons Couples Argue appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling ServicesRelated posts: Marriage Tips for Couples Who Want to Add a…
  • Is Infidelity The End of Your Marriage?

    Amber Gray, LCSW
    4 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Is infidelity in marriage the end of your relationship? The answer is an infuriating “maybe.”   Maybe you can summon the grace to get over the betrayal. Maybe your partner is capable of taking responsibility and committing to a change. Or maybe your partner isn’t interested in changing anything and maybe you are too angry to ...Read the rest...The post Is Infidelity The End of Your Marriage? appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling ServicesRelated posts: 7 Signs You Need Marriage…
  • 7 Signs You Need Marriage Counseling

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    7 Signs You Need Marriage Counseling: These first four signs you need marriage counseling have been shown by the Gottman Institute to predict divorce. If any of these behaviors are occurring in your marriage on a regular basis, it’s time to learn alternative ways to handle upsets.   1. Criticism – When one or both of you ...Read the rest...The post 7 Signs You Need Marriage Counseling appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling ServicesRelated posts: Tips for a Successful…
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    Depression

  • How Depression and Parkinson's Might Be Linked

    Natalie San Luis
    20 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Depression is a complex illness with many possible causes and many treatments. And it may increase the risk of another serious health condition.
  • Depressed New Moms Might Benefit from This Rx

    Morgan Jones
    19 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    Welcoming a new baby brings joy, but it can also bring a time of stress, worry and depression. New evidence suggests that medications might help new moms with depression.
  • Depressed and Exhausted: It Could Be Something More

    Natalie San Luis
    18 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    A bad night's sleep can make you feel tired and unfocused during the day. If left untreated, that cycle may become more than just an inconvenience.
  • A Hidden Risk of Depression

    Jeremy Ramsey
    13 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Depression may affect more than your brain and behavior — it may also affect your physical health. Depression may raise the risk of a life-threatening condition in older adults.
  • Under Debate: Psychiatric Medications

    Don Rauf
    13 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Medications are often prescribed to treat mental conditions, but are they all they’re cracked up to be? Some have raised concerns that psychiatric medications may have overstated benefits and underreported harms.
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    Kmareka.com

  • Vicki Cobb: Why Teaching and Learning Cannot Be “Scaled Up”

    Kiersten Marek
    21 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Kiersten Marek:This is, in my humble opinion, the crux of the matter. Not everything can be turned into an automated process. Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog: Vicki Cobb, a prolific writer of science books for children, is offended by the simplistic idea that education practices can be “scaled up,” just like manufacturing processes. Standardized testing is the quintessence of “one size fits all.” She writes: “Let me explain why. The very nature of “standardized” testing runs counter to the work of educators and to the notion of America as a haven for the…
  • New York Times: Opt Out Becomes a Powerful Political Force

    Kiersten Marek
    20 May 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog: Elizabeth Harris and Ford Fessenden wrote an article that just went online in The Néw York Times about the stunning growth of the Opt Out movement in Néw York state. Its numbers have increased dramatically in only two years. The movement is now a potent political force: “As the vanguard of an anti-testing fervor that has spread across the country, New York’s opt-out movement already has become a political force. Just two months ago, lawmakers from both parties, at the behest of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, increased the role of test…
  • To Create an Inclusive Economy, Rockefeller Coaxes Business To Change How It Thinks – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    19 May 2015 | 5:12 am
    The concept of resilience is a great one to have planted in your brain early, and in fact, studies have shown that the more you know about and think about your own psychological resilience, the stronger you can become. But let’s face it—many people don’t really know what resilience means. So what is resilience? It’s a term most frequently applied in the psychological and medical lingo, describing a person’s ability to withstand extreme hardship, trauma, or illness. The idea is that, constitutionally, people with more resilience are stronger. via To Create an…
  • “Philanthropy Needs to Go Where Government Won’t.” A Funder Looks Out for Sex Workers – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    15 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The health and safety of sex workers: It’s not an issue most of us tend to think about every day, but it’s yet another example of how marginalized populations are often left out of essential public policy discussions on subjects like health care, housing, education, and workforce development. That’s why we thought it would be a good idea to jump on the phone with some leaders in the field of health and safety for sex workers to find out what philanthropy is doing, and what philanthropy could do, about this segment of our community. We talked with Scott Campbell, executive…
  • Some Funders Move Beyond the Culture War Over Family Stability and Poverty – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

    Kiersten Marek
    12 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Not so long ago, the link between family stability and poverty was a highly divisive issue. The right tended to fixate on family breakdown as the main driver of a culture of poverty, while the left stressed the structural factors that limit opportunity. That debate isn’t over by any means, but many progressives have grown increasingly enthusiastic in recent years about anti-poverty efforts that focus on strengthening families and, in particular, the role of fathers. That’s certainly true in parts of the funding community, and strong foundation support for the Center for Urban…
 
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    American Association of Christian Counselors

  • Spiritual Self Care for Counselors and Clients

    Dina Jones
    25 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Spiritual Self Care for Counselors and Clients   As a Christian, the cornerstone of self-care needs to be spiritual self care. Research has also supported the importance for mental health care professionals to address the spiritual part of client in order to help them. Koslander, Lindstrom, and Barbosa de Silva (2013) noted that spirituality is an integral part of the person. Even though the societal framework of political correctness could dissuade a counselor from integration of spirituality, this part of the person should be included just as we might address physical health. Spiritual…
  • Mental Health: From Awareness to Acceptance

    Dina Jones
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Kathie Erwin, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC May is Mental Health Month, bringing awareness about mental health conditions. Ok, now we are aware, what’s next? Although millions of Americans deal with mental conditions and countless millions never seek help, this cause seems to lack the fervor of other illness based movements. In our self-proclaimed enlightened, anti-discrimination society, why is mental health still a hush-hush topic? Frankly, it gets worse among believers. How many clients have we seen who were religiously shamed because they did not have the faith to break free of depression, anxiety…
  • A Deep Longing for Wild Love

    Dina Jones
    21 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Julie Woodley, M.A.   The ache of loneliness isn’t really an ache any longer. The ache has transformed into a longing; a deep longing met by deep joy, love and peace. This deep joy isn’t superficial, not fluff, not just a pocketful of rainbows. We are one, my God and I. We are one in spirit, one in heart. To transform our pain, our wounds and dark feelings; we need to examine them. To see where they came from. We also need “step over” and not get attached to the pain, the wounds. We are to leave them behind and travel on in our journey. Sometimes we do hit rock bottom. Where…
  • Midnight

    Dina Jones
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Susan Vandepol “….. and he (the jailer) threw them (Paul & Silas) into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened.” (Acts 16:24-26 NASB)   This is the black hollow in the center of imprisonment, and where the captive’s feet are shackled. Literally, it’s a…
  • Five Indicators of An Evil and Wicked Heart

    Dina Jones
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Leslie Vernick, LCSW As Christian counselors we often have a hard time discerning between an evil heart and an ordinary sinner who messes up, who isn’t perfect, and full of weakness and sin. I think one of the reasons we don’t “see” evil is because we find it so difficult to believe that evil individuals actually exist.  We can’t imagine someone deceiving us with no conscience, hurting others with no remorse, spinning outrageous fabrications to ruin someone’s reputation, or pretending he or she is spiritually committed yet having no fear of God before his or her eyes. The Bible…
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    Where I Stand

  • I am 1 in 4: Anxiety and Me

    Erin
    17 May 2015 | 10:57 am
    By: Rachel Moreland, Where I Stand Blogger and Advocate It was 1:30 pm on a Wednesday afternoon. I went into H&M to buy a pair of shades in case you know, the sun decided to come out in Scotland. They were crowds of people inside the shop. Some European tech music was blasting away on […] The post I am 1 in 4: Anxiety and Me appeared first on Where I Stand.
  • Graduate school & mental illness: 8 lessons from year one.

    Erin
    16 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    My fifth week in to my MA program I called my parents crying, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” With dread and concern deep within their voices I knew what they were wondering… was this a mistake? Should she have gone back to school? Can she actually do this? Well, I just completed my first […] The post Graduate school & mental illness: 8 lessons from year one. appeared first on Where I Stand.
  • Musings of an (Anti)Social Butterfly

    Lizzie
    14 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Musings of an (Anti)Social Butterfly Written by: Lizzie E. Don’t isolate, they say. Go out with friends. Have fun. Reclaim your life. All of these assertions, in and of themselves, are good advice. When in the depths of mental illness, one can become so consumed by the daily monotony of the disease that life becomes […] The post Musings of an (Anti)Social Butterfly appeared first on Where I Stand.
  • For you mom

    Erin
    10 May 2015 | 2:56 pm
    By: Where I Stand Blogger and Advocate Caroline Owens  I remember the first time I ever felt I disappointed my mother. It was another day I pretended to be sick to avoid full meals. “I just feel oddly nauseous mom, I don’t know why I just can’t put my finger on it.” I said it […] The post For you mom appeared first on Where I Stand.
  • A Poem: Hoping for Recovery

    Erin
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    Hoping for Recovery By: Erin Casey Mother and Father I love you so I was your princess, my King and Queen Brother and Sisters I love you so I was your comrade, my partners in crime Hugs and Kisses – laughter too Dancing and spinning, singing and talking Darkness fell one horrid night ED attacked, […] The post A Poem: Hoping for Recovery appeared first on Where I Stand.
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    Panic Attack Away

  • The Best Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety

    Experts RoundUps
    15 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    “It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage Diane Wall  Mental Health Coach   The best relaxation technique I have used for my clients is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), also known as the “tapping” technique. You start by taking some […] The post The Best Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It

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

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

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

    Alex
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    In substance, a panic attack is the body’s response to stress. However, although it is a natural reaction of our organism to the stress it is experiencing, I think you would agree that its manifestation is quite scary. It makes us mistakenly believe that we have something wrong with our body (e.g. some heart disease) […] The post Why to Choose Non-pharmacological Way of Coping with Panic Attacks? appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
 
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    Care for Your mind » Think You Have Adequate Insurance Coverage? Think Again.

  • Think You Have Adequate Insurance Coverage? Think Again.

    Care for Your Mind
    19 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    Carol Rickard Chair, DBSA New Jersey Grassroots Organization Every year, millions of people go through their employer’s open enrollment period for health care insurance and are completely unaware of the danger that lies lurking in the darkness of that coverage: managed care! As I sit to write this article, I am reminded of my introduction […]
  • Illinois Advocates Unite to Tackle High Costs of Treatments

    Care for Your Mind
    12 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Naoki Nakamura Chair, DBSA IL Grassroots Organization Karen was finalizing the dissolution of an 18-year marriage while managing increasing expectations at her demanding job. In order to cope with depression coupled with her Premenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder (PMDD), her psychiatrist prescribed a medication that is unavailable in generic form. As a result, Karen’s monthly prescription cost […]
  • Time to Stop Punishing the Chronically Ill: Why I Support Capping Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

    Care for Your Mind
    12 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    Care for Your Mind kicks off a new series on state-level issues of access to quality mental health care. This post focuses on activities in just one state, but advocacy around this topic is happening across the country. Representative Laura Fine (Illinois 17th District) I am a proud co-sponsor of legislation (IL HB 3605) that […]
  • Why I’ve Chosen the Rewarding Profession of Certified Peer Specialist

    Care for Your Mind
    5 May 2015 | 7:48 am
    Care For Your Mind wraps up the series on peer support services this week with a post from Olga Wuerz, a certified peer specialist, WOC (Without Compensation) who shares first-hand the value of including peer support services as an integral part of the mental health care delivery team at VA hospitals and centers. Why I’ve […]
  • Congressional Briefing Informs on the Value of Peer Support Services

    Care for Your Mind
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:40 am
    “Peer support services work because we instill hope.” That’s the message from Olga Wuerz, an army veteran and certified peer specialist, during a congressional briefing held today by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). Echoing that message, DBSA president Allen Doederlein shared that by instilling hope through positive self-disclosure, peer support specialists can influence […]
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    The Fusion Model

  • Why You Should Stop Lying

    Frances Masters
    25 May 2015 | 11:22 pm
    The phone rings. As you pick it up, your partner says, “I don’t want to talk to so-and-so.” Sure enough, so-and-so is on the line and you have a decision to make: Do you tell a little white lie, or hang your partner out to dry? “The real danger comes in the risk of becoming a ‘liar,’ because lying is likely to become a habit and even a way of being with the world,” says author and Fordham University ethicist Charles C. Camosy. So, how do we dispel with the excuses we make about telling our little white lies? See if these resonate with you: But… I don’t want to hurt…
  • 15 Motivational Quotes For Monday

    Frances Masters
    25 May 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Happy Monday! If you’re feeling a little low on motivation today, take some inspiration from these picture quotes. Quotes Michael Landon,  Ralph Waldo Emerson. Walt Disney and more. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” – Joshua J.Marine “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run” – Babe Ruth “Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows” – Michael Landon “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them”…
  • Why Do We Sigh?

    James Worthington
    24 May 2015 | 3:27 am
    The Rumor: Sighing means you’re sad or upset Remember in Casablanca when Ingrid Bergman said, “Play it, Sam,” and we got: “You must remember this. A kiss is just a kiss. A sigh is just a sigh…”? It’s a great cinematic moment that shows how common it is to let loose great big sighs when we’re sad, frustrated or regretful (as Ilsa and Rick were in the movie). Sighing is little more than a way to physically express negative emotions. Right? The Verdict: We sigh for a variety of reasons – and they’re not all emotional Turns out, sighing serves…
  • Why Do We Misplace Things?

    James Worthington
    24 May 2015 | 3:01 am
    Think about how often you misplace regular, everyday items — your cellphone, keys, money, sunglasses. Annoying, right? Yet we all do it. (On Seinfeld, the gang even misplaced Kramer’s car in a parking garage!) If you’re like me, at some point you’ve probably wondered why you mislay things in the first place. I mean, it was just in your hand a second ago. Why can’t you find it? The Rumor: We misplace things because we’re distracted Life can get pretty hectic. Between juggling chores at home, completing a million tasks at work, and squeezing in some downtime with…
  • 6 Cures to Common Workplace Stressors

    Laura Morrissey
    24 May 2015 | 1:07 am
    In today’s society, mental health issues are prevalent and work can often be a contributing factor towards the way we feel within ourselves. Of course, serious mental health problems cannot be fixed by a few simple changes or habits but being kinder to yourself in the workplace is always something that makes daily life a bit easier. Sometimes we find our jobs repetitive or boring. We may not get on with our co workers or feel unappreciated or not stimulated. It isn’t easy to walk away from a job nowadays. Often due to financial reasons this is not practical and would make your…
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  • 3 Emerging Drug Trends Among Teens That Are Harmful

    Brian Burgess
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Teenagers’ experimenting with illegal substances is not anything new. However, every generation tries new forms of substance abuse, which means that the trends are always changing. Consequently the drug rehab programs for teens are always changing as well. The following details three of the newest illegal substance trends among kids and adolescents. Energy drinks and other highly caffeinated substances. Kids are starting to drink caffeinated beverages, most notably energy drinks, as early as elementary school. Caffeinated gel strips have also become quite popular. One strip has the same…
  • 5 Effective Decision Making Tips for Long Term Recovery

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

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

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

    Brian Burgess
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Good Friday is a day for celebrating freedom, rebirth and breaking away from bonds that held us back from achieving goals. Officially, Good Friday is a Christian holiday on the Friday before Easter Sunday, the same day as Passover for the Jewish faith. The main theme is the celebration of Christ for giving his life for the salvation of civilization. Here are some facts about Good Friday that relate to teen rehab and recovering addicts. Purpose of Celebrating Easter Easter has traditionally been celebrated by Western Christians since the late sixteenth century. The celebration marks the…
 
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    Family Refresh Project

  • The Arts and Your Healthy Mind

    Refreshing Fact Finder
    1 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    May is Mental Health Month! We take care of ourselves physically by eating right and exercising but what can we do to take care of our minds? Keeping our minds healthy is just as important as keeping our bodies healthy. Get your mind in the know and read up about how the arts can affect your mental and physical health! For thousands of years, people have searched for the meaning and beauty of life in music, painting, poetry and other arts. Now scientists are finding that the arts can benefit both your mental and physical health. Current research is following a number of paths. Some scientists…
  • Get Moving and Stay Healthy: Make Physical Activity Part of Your Life

    Refreshing Fact Finder
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Those busy with work and school, two-career couples, single parents—really, whoever you are, people from all walks of life find it difficult to get enough exercise. But research shows that all Americans need physical activity for good health. New government guidelines can help you get started and stay active. The government recently released the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans to help you live longer, feel better and help yourself and the country. “We have a crisis in health care funding in this country,” says Acting Surgeon General Dr. Steven Galson. “We need to make…
  • Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?

    Refreshing Fact Finder
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    At some point in your life, someone probably told you: “Enjoy every moment. Life is short.” Maybe you’ve smiled and rolled your eyes at this well-intentioned relative or co-worker. But the fact is, there’s something to it. Trying to enjoy each moment may actually be good for your health. The idea is called mindfulness. This ancient practice is about being completely aware of what’s happening in the present—of all that’s going on inside and all that’s happening around you. It means not living your life on “autopilot.” Instead, you experience life as it unfolds moment to…
  • Young People and Suicide: The College Scene

    Refreshing Fact Finder
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    College students share many of the risk factors and warning signs for suicide seen among the general population. Some facts about today’s college students are worrisome: 30 percent of college freshmen surveyed on mental health issues feel overwhelmed a great deal of the time; 38 percent of all college women feel the same way. A leading national suicide-prevention organization estimates that one in 10 college students has considered suicide. Until recently, most colleges took the approach that student mental health challenges and inappropriate behaviors were best handled by parents,…
  • Spotting Addiction

    Refreshing Fact Finder
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    The symptoms of drug abuse and addiction vary depending on the person and the drug being abused. Look for these warning signs of drug use: Physical changes: Difficulty sitting still Excessive sweating Inability to sleep Change in appetite Drowsiness and slurred speech Chronic cough or worsening of asthmatic conditions, such as wheezing, chest tightness and trouble breathing Runny nose, chronic nasal/ sinus problems Behavior changes: Overall attitude or personality change with no other identifiable cause Change in personal grooming habits Excessive need for privacy Change in friends, hobbies…
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  • I never get enough of Jewelry!

    ankita majumder
    14 May 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Is it just my eyes that are hooked to sparkling things or its a glamorous affair that a Jewellery always has with women?An elegant party or wedding necklace would speak volumes of  a woman's beauty when she carries it with confidence.It goes without saying that Jewellery has a personal charm to brighten up anyone's life. I felt incredibly happy while making Jewellery at an event held by Twishq - a fast fashion jewellery brand, a week ago. Previously I used to think that it can only be made by a designer, but looking at the simple creativity that one needs, with little…
  • A Peek Into the 21st Century Curriculum

    ankita majumder
    8 May 2015 | 12:10 am
    Education Time: If we take a peek into next century's curriculum what changes do you think should be there? What changes should be made in the present curriculum so that it prepares students to deal with the challenges of their life. It is 'Life Skills Education'. It is the next evolution in the field of education with its wide ranging socio-emotional impacts. Many schools have taken up this training as one of their main regulatory discipline.Looking at how the various educators have researched the effect of life skill education on the overall growth of a child, it is quite…
  • Apply LifeSkills to Promote Global Citizenship!

    ankita majumder
    8 May 2015 | 12:07 am
    Communal Violence has been ruling the headlines since a very long time. What appeals to the public is not the endless wars and intolerance for humanity but peace and harmony! Communal violence has consumed a lot of media interest among adults. How do you think your kids respond to this news? Do they respond and have some definite ideas about this violence?Never mind, the answer is always vague when it comes to children. Mostly, we assume that news is for adults and not for children, especially when it is about communal violence. But have you ever thought that even children need to know about…
  • LifeSkills Rule the Winners!

    ankita majumder
    8 May 2015 | 12:03 am
    Have we ever thought why we can't fix a car engine? The answer is simple. We are not mechanics. But what does a mechanic have that makes him fix the engine and not us? He has mechanical skills and proper knowledge to fix or regulate any kind of machine.Sometimes we wish to be the topper in class or the employee of the year. Does that happen? You might think, no! At least not all of us succeed. To change this, do we have any magic formula that can let us win? An age old phrase says, "Practice makes a man perfect". But the question is 'what to practice'?I say it's Life skill! It's time that we…
  • What do you think of Soul mates?

    ankita majumder
    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
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    Panic Attack Away

  • The Best Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety

    Experts RoundUps
    15 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    “It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage Diane Wall  Mental Health Coach   The best relaxation technique I have used for my clients is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), also known as the “tapping” technique. You start by taking some […] The post The Best Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It

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

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

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

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

  • In Memoriam: Selection From Letter To Niike ~ Nichiren Daishonin

    songtothesirens
    25 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    How swiftly the days pass! It makes us realize how few are the years we have left. Friends enjoy the cherry blossoms together on spring mornings, and then they are gone, carried away like the blossoms by the winds of impermanence, leaving nothing but their names. Although the blossoms have scattered, the cherry trees will […]
  • You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things to compete. You can just be an ordinary person, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.

    songtothesirens
    17 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Originally posted on Don Charisma:«You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things to compete. You can just be an ordinary person, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.» — Sir Edmund Hillary Charisma quotes are sponsored by DonCharisma.com – you dream it we built it … because – “anything is possible…
  • I Just Don’t Understand

    songtothesirens
    17 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
    This is going to be short. I do not understand why people have to be so nasty and hurtful to others when it is actually they themselves who are the ones who are unhappy with their lives. If you are unhappy with your life, do not blame others, do not respond to emails meant to […]
  • Time For Another Random Poem

    songtothesirens
    17 May 2015 | 12:41 pm
    From Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime:  “Sunset” by Rainer Maria Rilke Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors which it passes to a row of ancient trees. You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you, one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to the earth, leaving you, not really belonging […]
  • Ruminations On Shame

    songtothesirens
    14 May 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Today I had an appointment with my psychiatrist to discuss what to do about my medication while I am in appeal with the SSA about my disability benefits. My mom met me there since she has taken financial responsibility for medication that I could not afford ( thank you so much, Mom). Of all of […]
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    Articles - Aiming for Okay

  • Gone Fishin'

    Kate Parrish
    19 May 2015 | 9:28 pm
    The unofficial start to summer is almost here, and to welcome this new season in I’ll be taking the next two weeks off from Aiming for Okay. I’m planning on reading one zillion books (or maybe half of one, I don’t know), drinking too much coffee every day, getting frustrated when I’m too caffeinated for a nap, forcing my friends to swim/hike/caffeinate with me, working on some other writing projects that have been patiently waiting for a little attention, putting my phone down, and giving both boredom and inspiration space to show up or not. Thank you for being here each week,…
  • If I Have the Answer, I Don't

    Kate Parrish
    12 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    This past weekend I had the opportunity to share some of my story, my journey to okay, to a group of women ranging in age from the mid-twenties to late-sixties. Only one person fell asleep, and she surprisingly perked back up at the end to ask a question. She said, “You said you used to have a lot of problems with depression and anxiety. How do you deal with it now when it reappears?” My first thought was, Yay! She's awake! My second thought was, How do I distill down the last few years of my life into a couple of sentences? I’m a relatively smart person, but no…
  • The Niceties

    Kate Parrish
    5 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    There are lots of things that annoy me about myself: I get jealous of people I don’t know (sometimes even fictional television characters), I’m prone to debilitating bouts of self-pity, I want to be invited to everything but attend nothing, and so on. All these fun little defects of character can sometimes lead me to believe I must be the most intolerable human being on the planet and people who choose to spend time with me must be on some colossal mission of atonement. I also know the dramatics of all this are manufactured entirely in my head, then stored in the back mop closet of…
  • The Universe Loves Courageous People

    Kate Parrish
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:24 pm
    I debated this week whether to share a bit of good news here or not. I wasn’t sure if it was the right forum, or if it would come across as overly sentimental or boastful. But ultimately, I decided if there were any place to share this news, it would be here. I first came up with the idea for Aiming for Okay in Cleveland, Ohio eleven months ago. The name didn’t exist yet, just the idea. In the months leading up to that trip my mind orbited around one thing and one thing only: writing. And beyond that, using writing as a tool to help myself and to hopefully help others. I wasn’t…
  • Problems or Solutions

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

  • How Can I Get Out Of Debt In This Economy?

    latr
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    How Can I Get Out Of Debt In This Economy?: Does Matter How You Got There “It doesn’t matter how you got there but whether you have the drive, passion, and ladder to get out of the hole” – Greg Stargell People can find themselves in debt difficulty for a number of different reasons, but what options are available to resolve a financial issue? When taking out credit, we generally look at our current financial position and base our repayments on what we can afford according to our current income. We do not tend to look at what could be around the corner. This more often…
  • Personal Growth Through Binaural Beats And Holosync Part 2

    latr
    13 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Personal Growth Through Binaural Beats And Holosync: Explanation Of Binaural Beats I, myself, have no experience of any damaging effects due to the use of binaural beats. However, if you are using binaural beats for personal development purposes their use can be uncomfortable. All my experiences have been extremely positive, although not always pleasurable. Let me explain. ECC machines have been used in the past to monitor the brain activity of life-long meditaters. These experts at meditation showed alpha, that and even delta brainwave patterns while in a self-induced meditative state.
  • Personal Growth Through Binaural Beats And Holosync Part 1

    latr
    6 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Personal Growth Through Binaural Beats And Holosync: What Can Holosync Recordings Can Do For You This two part article is designed to help you understand the relatively new technology of Binaural Beats, as used in the Holosync recordings. You should be aware of how this technology works, the benefits it can bestow and any potential dangers that may come from its use. By far the most popular binaural beats recording is Holosync. This program is designed to remove negative programming from your past and free you from past traumas, bad memories, emotional issues and negative beliefs. But does it…
  • The Fruit and Vegetables that Pack a Nutritional Punch

    latr
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Fruit and Vegetables that Pack a Nutritional Punch: What You Know About Fruits Everyone knows that consuming fresh fruit and vegetables can help us lead long and healthy lives. But most people don’t know that, when it comes to nutrition, all produce isn’t created equal. Indeed, some fruit and vegetables are much more nutritionally dense than others.   The Fruit and Vegetables that Pack a Nutritional Punch: Do You Eat All The Fruit And Veggies   Given that we tend not to eat all of the fruit and veggies that we should, it’s important to make sure that those we…
  • How To Change Your Life With Headphones Part 2

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

  • Willpower Secrets

    Sandip Roy
    25 May 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile!Willpower is the ability to resist short-term temptations in order to meet long-term goals. According to American Psychological Association, we have many common names for willpower: determination, drive, resolve, self-discipline, self-control. But psychologists characterize willpower, or self-control, in more specific ways. In “Maximum Willpower“, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, brings together the newest insights about self-control from psychology, economics, neuroscience and medicine, explaining how we can…
  • Unlock Your Dark Side, Now!

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

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

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

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

  • World’s Worst Anxiety Advice

    Chloe B
    25 May 2015 | 1:09 am
    Let me know if the comments what the worst anxiety advice you ever heard was! Please share with with any friends you think can relate to this too. Click Here to get your FREE Relaxation MP3 The post World’s Worst Anxiety Advice appeared first on Calmer You .
  • Doing this ONE thing could be the answer to EVERYTHING

    Chloe B
    18 May 2015 | 4:51 am
      Let me know what you need to let go of in the comments below.  Click Here to get your FREE Relaxation MP3 The post Doing this ONE thing could be the answer to EVERYTHING appeared first on Calmer You .
  • 7 Ways to Overcome PMT

    Chloe B
    14 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Hormones can be a right ‘mare and if you’re on the anxious side it can only make things worse. Here I put together 7 scientifically proven ways to overcome PMT (PMS). Let me know in the comments which you’ll be trying and if I’ve missed anything out! The post 7 Ways to Overcome PMT appeared first on Calmer You .
  • A Check List for Better Sleep

    Chloe B
    13 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Not being able to sleep or having disturbed sleep is one of the worst things ever, so if that’s you, I’m so sorry, that really is rubbish. Maybe you’ve tried lots of things, maybe you’re just starting to try things that may help, but this list is a check list to make sure you’ve got the important things in place to ensure you’ll sleep well. 1) Caffeine hangs around in the body for hours after we drink it, some sources say as long as 14 hours. So keep coffee and tea drinking to the early mornings only. 2) Reading fiction for a few minutes before bed can help…
  • 9 Anxiety Facts you Need to Know

    Chloe B
    6 May 2015 | 6:22 am
      Mars vs. Venus Women are more than twice as likely to be anxious as men are. One reason for this could be that it’s thought that women’s brains are more sensitive to stress hormones than mens. Another could be the way boys and girls are treated differently as children. Age The average age of onset of anxiety is 31 however anxiety can start in childhood. Older people tend to report that they are less anxious. So the good news is that the likelihood of you feeling anxious reduces with age! (Source: Mental Health Foundation) It’s not that common though, is it? The…
 
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    Living on the Fault Lines | Dianna Bonny

  • Embracing Ourselves After Trauma With Dr. Megan McElheran

    Dianna Bonny
    25 May 2015 | 6:35 am
    In this 46 minute interview with Dr. Megan McElheran of WGM Psychology in Calgary, who is a clinically trained psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, we discuss the idea of embracing ourselves with compassion both before and after tragedy. No human is immune to trauma in the global community, although we all like to think otherwise. Nowadays, loss is the great equalizer. Rather than attempt to develop coping skills after a tragedy has swept through your life, wouldn’t it make more sense to begin establishing practices of resiliency and normalizing difficult…
  • The Addictive Power of Fear

    Dianna Bonny
    22 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    “Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.” -Donald Miller I just returned from a week in Northern California, where I took my son for his college orientation. It was a few days of magic, watching the world unfold through the eyes of an 18 year old about to set off in life. We visited the campus and then traveled further north to spend a few days with my dad, who still lives in the house I grew up in. In this, I consider myself to be one of those fortunate humans. It is like my own personal museum — parts of me tucked into every nook and cranny. I…
  • Liquid Healing Gold: Sea Buckthorn

    Dianna Bonny
    18 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that my curiosity leads me down strange roads in search of healing nutritional food and beverages. This is the result of the ruthless toll stress took on my body and my own lack of knowledge at the time. Had I been better informed, I might have spared myself some mysterious and painful ailments, like the excruciating marvel Shingles. Ouch. On a recent jaunt to the local Barnes and Noble (coming soon: a more interesting destination), I discovered my new favorite cookbook: True Food, by Dr. Andrew Weil. I have already whipped up a…
  • Healing Raw Food Experiments and Cashew Recipes

    Dianna Bonny
    15 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    A couple of summer’s ago, one of my boys had terrible stomach problems. Considering everything that had happened during the past year, it wasn’t surprising and I attributed it to stress. I took him to my doctor, who is a super sleuth, and although she could find no physical reasons for the pain, she ran some allergy tests and referred us to a nutritionist so we could clean up the diet. I had yet to discover the idea of the gut as our second brain, or the teachings of Dr. Gabor Maté, who speaks of the brain+gut connection in his book, When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease…
  • Bringing Our Purpose To Life After Loss

    Dianna Bonny
    11 May 2015 | 6:52 am
    I want to share what I learned while planning, and then actually doing, a tele-seminar. Not because I want to WOW you with all the technology I have had to learn (and am still learning) these past few months. Or, the amount of work it takes to actually produce enough material for an hour of speaking (step aside, five hundred word blog posts that I used to consider difficult.) No, I want to share it with you because of how it has forced me to rethink what is possible and shown me how we can be the force that brings our purpose to life. When I started writing this blog, there is no doubt I had…
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  • Our Pets Are All Ears

    23 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    05-24-2015 Our Pets Are All Ears - Your Chihuahua, Siamese, or Appaloosa can do more for you than you think! Years of...
  • Boost Your Mood With These Nutrients

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    02-25-2015 Boost Your Mood With These Nutrients - The old saying is often true: 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' - but why is that the...
  • Why Gardening is Good for the Brain

    6 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    02-07-2015 Why Gardening is Good for the Brain - What is it about gardening? Plant, prune, hoe, dig and prune. Take a break when cold weather...
  • The Power of Helping Others

    1 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    02-02-2015 The Power of Helping Others - What do we do when we are feeling low? Normally, we tend to think of activities which make us happy....
  • Jobless? How to Stay Positive

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    01-26-2015 Jobless? How to Stay Positive - If you are one of the millions of Americans and Canadians who have been laid off in recent...
 
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  • Do I Have a “Kick Me” Sign on My Back?

    Rebecca Anhalt
    25 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Everyone has those days where absolutely nothing seems to be going right. You stub your toe on your way out ... Read More
  • Coping for Mom-bies

    Rebecca Anhalt
    11 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    I am officially a mom-bie (that is, a zombie who is also a mom). My little boy just turned one ... Read More
  • Schedule More and Stress Less

    Rebecca Anhalt
    8 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    I love structure! Seriously, love it. I like having my daily routines, I like having a plan, I like making ... Read More
  • Self-Awareness and Stress Relief

    Rebecca Anhalt
    6 May 2015 | 7:26 pm
    There are many things in our world today vying for our attention and stealing our focus. Technology, social media, family ... Read More
  • The Keys to Building Resiliency

    Rebecca Anhalt
    4 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Resiliency is not something we are born with, it is something that we learn. It is a skill that develops ... Read More
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    The Alchemist's Heart » Alchemy for Moms | The Alchemist's Heart

  • Kaleidoscope of Kisses Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

    Christy Harvey
    15 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Consider yourself kissed!  Today is “K” in the alchemical alphabet. I am completely delighted to be celebrating “K” in the alchemical alphabet by starting a new tradition of gift-giving  from The Art & Science of Creating Sacred Space. Kisses from your True Self are simple practices designed to inspire a deeper relationship with the wisest part of you. The best part is that each kiss is GUARANTEED to take 3 minutes or less – although you have total freedom to enjoy the goodness as long as you like! During class I send these out DAILY, and my students…
  • 12 Steps To The Sacred Journey Of Your Life

    Christy Harvey
    12 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    In celebration of my 100th post (YAY!!!), I invite you into the remarkable adventure of exploring the Hero’s Journey in your life. There is a pattern in all the great stories of the world that are really one story – one monomyth, with different faces.  This is the hero’s story – the sacred journey of your life. Moms, in light of Mother’s Day, I dedicate this to you and the profound process of entering new parenthood.  I offer you two short videos, one easy infographic and one condensed list.  My bet is that taking a few minutes with one (or all) of these…
  • Inspire Your Life With This Valuable Invitation

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

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

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

    Verona
    25 May 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Today marks a bittersweet milestone for me and my family. This afternoon my parents made the pilgrimage from California to Idaho where they plan to retire. The Ogre essentially made the decision for my mom but she obliged, along with my grandparents so there can’t be any substantial finger pointing at one person with the move. For the first 17 years of my life, the San Joaquin Valley had been my reluctant home. I didn’t know it was at the time but in hindsight, leaving was on the best decisions of my young life. What surprises me is that it took my folks another 16 years beyond that to…
  • Keyser Soze

    Verona
    22 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    There are often times where I question the sanity of others over that my own. If you can consider narcissism a form of psychosis, well… we’re on the verge of an epidemic. A couple summers ago, I encountered an individual whose actions were the basis for a Lifetime made-for-TV movie. If you add some campy music and a D-list celebrity, I’m sure it’ll at least entertain a few thousand people with nothing better to do on a Friday night. Allow me to tell the tale of my own personal, Keyser Soze: Richard from Orange County. Two summers ago, my circle of friends went through a drastic…
  • Intersection Timeshare

    Verona
    21 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    My dad was a veteran, as were both of my grandfathers. I have a deep respect for the men and women of our armed services. These individuals occur at the cross section of duty and courage. Sadly, many of them return home (those who survive the carnage of war) come back scarred both physically and emotionally. My grandfathers developed deep-seeded racism due to members of their platoon. My dad came home with the early stages of cancer. You hear the stories all the time about vets taking to the bottle or to the pipe, engaging in risky behavior or crime in order to drown the pain that haunts…
  • Ooncha Ooncha

    Verona
    20 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    Families are a wondrous thing… You’re born with one but can acquire another when/if you get married. We don’t get to choose our relatives and often times, we’d rather do without them; still we share similar genes and therefore in an anatomical sense, can’t escape being connected in some way, even if it’s only on the anatomic level. I’ve written several entries about my relationship with my parents and a bit about my grandparents; I’ve mentioned my stepbrothers in small doses but the one person I’ve yet to really delve into is my sister. My sister and I are three years apart…
  • Humility

    Verona
    19 May 2015 | 2:18 pm
    This year has been one of the most difficult for me and that’s saying a lot for somebody with a long history of mental illness. Part of that was in losing my identity that I so carefully crafted ever since I was in high school many, many moons ago. I was forced to submit to my condition and seek help in a capacity that I never thought I’d ever have to do. I felt an immense sense of shame, considering my upbringing and still struggle to admit it to friends and family. This past January I went on medical leave and although I’m grateful for it, I still have a difficult time accepting it. I…
 
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    Smash Depression

  • Positive Feeling Advice Roundup

    David Joshua Klein
    25 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    There is no one foolproof way to beat depression, but there are many good ways. The best path involves developing a variety of healthy habits for keeping mind, body and soul on a positive footing. I’m constantly on the lookout for small habits I can incorporate into my overall depression-smashing life strategy. Here are a handful of advice pieces that struck a chord lately. Get Out Of Depression, Get Into Your Senses Margaret Wehrenberg | Psychology Today “Replace the dullness of depression by stimulating your five senses.” Stress relief from laughter? It’s no joke…
  • Unpublished Book Chapter by David Burns: Practical Spirituality

    David Joshua Klein
    21 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    David Burns authored the excellent 1980 book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, which he followed up with The Feeling Good Handbook (1989) and Feeling Good Together (2008), among many others. Burns recently posted a “lost chapter” from Feeling Good Together to his blog. He attributes the chapter’s exclusion to “tension between my own thinking and the ideas of the publishers and editor. Book publishers have the belief that shorter is always better, so they cut cut cut. Often they are right, but not always.” The chapter was to be entitled “Practical…
  • David Burns articles, talks, interviews on fighting depression

    David Joshua Klein
    18 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    David Burns is one of my heroes. His 1980 book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy has sold over 4 million copies. For my money, it’s still the single best book on how to beat depression. In the 35 years since, he has continued to write, speak, give interviews, practice therapy and train new therapists. Just in the last few years, he launched a website at FeelingGood.com featuring two blogs, one for the general public and one for fellow therapists. Among the qualities I admire about Burns’s work are his pragmatism, his openness to new approaches and new evidence, his refusal to get…
  • MondayMotivation on Twitter

    David Joshua Klein
    11 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    Social media has never been my thing. I’ve always been an introvert. Self-promotion does not come naturally to me. But I want to build Smash Depression into something positive, and that means connecting with others online who are dealing with and writing about these issues. So I’m treating Twitter and Facebook as challenges, experiments, a chance to break out of my comfort zone and find my tribe. Reading The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau gave me a big push in this direction, especially his chapter on…
  • Talking Openly About Depression: Tim Ferriss, Kendrick Lamar

    David Joshua Klein
    7 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    Two famous people from very different walks of life have been talking about their experiences with depression recently. Both have some fascinating and moving things to say. Tim Ferriss is the author of The 4-Hour Workweek and other books, also a blogger, podcaster, marketing and lifestyle guru. In his various media platforms, he comes across as a very upbeat person, bursting with life and ideas, committed to taking risks and trying new things and seizing the day. In a new post titled “Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide”, however, Tim Ferriss talks about a period of depression…
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  • Can’t stop feeling guilty about doing nothing

    Gry Kivle
    25 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    When you feel like you’re more of a burden than an asset in the world, it’s often hard to enjoy anything. It’s almost like you don’t deserve to be happy because you are not contributing like many others. I constantly feel like I should be doing something different, useful or important. This is actually something […] The post Can’t stop feeling guilty about doing nothing appeared first on masterGirlie.
  • Can a machine spot depression?

    Gry Kivle
    23 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    To tell you the truth, I have had a bad day where my brain has not functioned very well. I have felt more down than usual. I’ve basically spent the day just surfing the web for interesting content. I was happy to find something worth sharing with you, though. This machine called Ellie is programmed […] The post Can a machine spot depression? appeared first on masterGirlie.
  • Pretty pictures of anxiety pisses me off!

    Gry Kivle
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    As an artist, I’m interested in experimenting with different art forms to come up with something that is authentic, genuine, alive, and powerful. That is very difficult because no matter what I create it will be an aesthetic version of something that perhaps can not ever be truly well represented. Many current artists make “pretty […] The post Pretty pictures of anxiety pisses me off! appeared first on masterGirlie.
  • 7 ways PhD students and academics can deal with stress, anxiety and depression

    Gry Kivle
    21 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Feeling overwhelmed? Discover these 7 ways PhD students and academics can deal with stress, anxiety and depression so you’re in a better place to perform. Source: 7 Ways PhD Students And Academics Can Deal With Stress, Anxiety And Depression | Cheeky Scientist | Academic Stress and Anxiety Today I came across this personal story that […] The post 7 ways PhD students and academics can deal with stress, anxiety and depression appeared first on masterGirlie.
  • A Test That Finds the Perfect Drug?

    Gry Kivle
    20 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Several new companies are trying to optimize treatment for mental-health conditions. But experts say their tests are snake oil. Source: A Test That Finds the Perfect Drug? – The Atlantic I thought I’d share a link to an interesting article I read in The Atlantic today. It’s about medications for mental illness, and as many […] The post A Test That Finds the Perfect Drug? appeared first on masterGirlie.
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    The Modern Addict: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Help

  • Solution Based Boundaries: Setting Boundaries With Addicts

    The Modern Addict
    1 May 2015 | 1:56 am
    Solution Based Boundaries Setting boundaries with addicts is very important when supporting an addict. You need boundaries as so you are not enabling the addict and you are protecting yourself. A Solution Based Boundary is a boundary that has a resulting benefit for all. Before I get into the details, I need you to know that it is okay to make mistakes. Learn, improve, modify and try again. When agreeing on a boundary with an addict, be sure that you are not setting conditions. Conditions may be very detrimental to yourself, your loved one and the chance of recovery. I was once in an…
  • Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment at Home

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

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

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

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

    bziebarth
    21 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Article Sections Public Schools Weren’t Made to Handle ADHD Educate Yourself and Your Child About ADHD Ensure Your Child Receives Proper Treatment Don’t Criticize Be Compassionate Setup a Reward System Communicate With School and Teachers Setup an Organizational Structure Suggest Allowing Some Fidgeting A Good Foundation Will Produce Results References Being a child with ADHD […]
  • ADHD and Hunter VS Gatherer Theory

    bziebarth
    16 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    There has long been a debate over whether or not ADHD is a mental disorder. One side believes that ADHD is a mental disorder. That it is slightly more than Autism. However, there is another side. Former Psychotherapist Thom Hartmann wanted to answer this question. His research gave rise to his hunter vs. farmer hypothesis. […]
  • 25 Things Anyone With ADHD Should Know

    bziebarth
    14 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
  • ADHD Symptoms

    bziebarth
    8 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    ADHD symptoms are comprised of a set of activities that many people experience. However, not everyone that has one or a couple of these symptoms has ADHD. Receiving an ADHD diagnosis requires that the person show multiple symptoms. These symptoms must also be so severe that they interfere with everyday life. ADHD symptoms are broken […]
  • 5 Top ADHD Blogs for Moms

    bziebarth
    1 May 2015 | 4:19 am
    It can be trying to raise a child with ADHD. However, you are not the only one going through this. There are multiple blogs and websites dedicated to helping moms with ADHD children. We have looked throughout the web. This search brought us five blogs from moms for moms with children with ADHD. These 5 […]
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