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  • Blog Post » Depression, Daughters, and Cellular Aging

    NIMH | Recent Updates
    Thomas Insel
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    An early sign of depression risk may provide not only a biomarker for depression but a clue to the relationship between depression and risk for medical illnesses; Dr. Insel blogs.
  • Are our brains physically shaped by life experiences?

    Mental Health News From Medical News Today
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Following up on our previous feature on the adult health consequences of bullying, we look at how exposure to different forms of violence is linked to changes in neurobiology.
  • Bariatric surgery success influenced by how people view their own weight

    Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Negative feelings about one's own weight, known as internalized weight bias, influence the success people have after undergoing weight loss surgery, according to research. The study is considered the first and only study to examine internalized weight bias in relation to post-surgical weight loss success in adults.
  • Initial Data on 'Pharma Grade' Cannabidiol in Epilepsy

    Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health Headlines
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    New data suggest that extracts of marijuana are effective for treatment-resistant epilepsy but may not be the 'miracle cure' some reports have suggested. Medscape Medical News
  • Killer in the brain could help treat Parkinson's

    New Scientist - Mental Health
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The discovery of a possible trigger for the onset of Parkinson's disease could lead to new treatments for patients who still depend on a 50-year-old drug
 
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    Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily

  • Bariatric surgery success influenced by how people view their own weight

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Negative feelings about one's own weight, known as internalized weight bias, influence the success people have after undergoing weight loss surgery, according to research. The study is considered the first and only study to examine internalized weight bias in relation to post-surgical weight loss success in adults.
  • Project screenings show need for more mental health services in youth detention

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    More mental health screenings and services are needed for juvenile offenders, experts say. The intent of this study was to implement mental health screening; determine the percentage of youth detainees in need of services; assess the availability and extent of detention center mental health follow-up and referral services; and assess whether a disparity exists due to the size and geographic location of the detention center.
  • Susceptibility for relapsing major depressive disorder can be calculated

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    The question if an individual will suffer from relapsing major depressive disorder is not determined by accident. Neuroscientists have chosen a new research approach, using computer-based models to study the disease. They show that chronic depression is triggered due to an unfortunate combination of internal and external factors.
  • Genes exhibit different behaviours in different stages of development

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    The effect that genes have on our brain depends on our age, researchers say. It has been known for a number of years that particular genetic variations are of importance for the functioning of neural circuits in the brain. Just how these effects differ in the various stages of life has until recently not been fully understood. This international study has been able to demonstrate that genetic variations at different times in our lives can actually have opposite effects on the brain, which provides an explanation for the differences that clinicians observe in the psychiatric symptoms and…
  • How troubled marriage, depression history promote obesity

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The double-whammy of marital hostility and a history of depression can increase the risk for obesity in adults by altering how the body processes high-fat foods, according to new research.
 
 
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    World of Psychology

  • You Must Learn to Love Yourself Before Extending Love to Others

    Psych Central Staff
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Sometimes joy is found, not in what you receive, but in what you finally let go. I can pinpoint “the happiest moment of my life” almost to the second. I was on a plane taxiing down a runway en-route to visit my parents in Chicago. The airline attendant began the all too familiar announcement: “Should oxygen be required, a mask will drop down from a compartment above your seat … if you’re traveling with an infant or someone in your care, make sure to secure your own mask first.” The depth of those words suddenly hit me. Secure your own mask first. Being a…
  • 7 Tips to Make Healthy Eating Habits Easier

    Gretchen Rubin
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Many people were very intrigued by my interview with behavioral scientist Brian Wansink and his ideas. He studies eating behavior and consumer habits, and has a book that just came out: Slim By Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life. I asked him for some of his top tips, and he gave me these excellent suggestions to “Help your kitchen make you slim.” Serve vegetables first. Serve the main dish from the stove or counter, so that to get seconds, you have to stand up and go get more. This combines the Strategy of Inconvenience, because you can’t just reach out to take…
  • Psych Central Community Connection a Winner in Text, Talk, Act Contest

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    Psych Central and our affiliated non-profit organization, the Psych Central Community Connection, have partnered with the National Dialogue on Mental Health, the White House initiative started in 2013 to help increase the national discussion about mental illness, treatment and general mental health. Creating Community Solutions, who is also part of the national dialogue, has brought face-to-face dialogues on mental health to over 170 communities. They’ve done this with an innovative texting app to help get the conversation started with groups of friends about mental health. On October…
  • The Power of Kindness

    Michael Hedrick
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    The last few months have been hard for me. I’ve had some issues with depression and paranoia. Living with schizophrenia is a rollercoaster and even little blips can turn into crises. This depression, though, has had me feeling a deep sense of loneliness. The paranoia makes me feel ostracized from the world, and it’s really hard to feel like no matter where you go, you’ll never fit in. This was weighing on me the other day until something happened that struck me. It put a long-overdue, sorely-needed smile on my face. It wasn’t anything big, it was just some minor little show of…
  • Are You Guilty of Low Self-Esteem Workarounds?

    Psych Central Staff
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Those of us who struggle with low self-esteem might not like ourselves very much. But, because we’re alive, we like other people and other stuff. As scathingly as we might view our reflections in mirrors or our performance at work, a few things out there in the world still bring us unadulterated joy. No matter how harsh I’ve been to myself all day, no matter how much I’ve regretted a certain morning’s dialogues, let a crow land near me and I am rapt. Transported by its sleek black muscularity, its knowing eyes. Transformed. Make it a raven and I might treasure this…
 
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    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily

  • Animal therapy reduces anxiety, loneliness symptoms in college students

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

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

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Fear of bright daylight is associated with panic disorder, according to new research. Panic disorder is where a person has recurring and regular panic attacks. It appears to be about twice as common in women as it is in men. Previous studies have shown that there is a strong seasonal component in panic disorder, but this is the first study to look specifically at panic disorder patients' reactions to light.
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    Psych Central News

  • Kids’ Poor Decision-Making May Predict Teen Issues

    Rick Nauert PhD
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    A new study suggests a display of poor decision making during primary school increases the risk of interpersonal and behavioral difficulties during adolescence. However, experts view decision-making as a skill and something that can be taught during youth. Joshua Weller, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University found that when a 10 or 11 year-old shows poor judgment, the potential for high-risk health behavior in their teen years escalates. “These findings suggest that less-refined decision skills early in life could potentially be a…
  • Software Model Predicts Risk of Depression Relapse

    Rick Nauert PhD
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    German neuroscientists have written a software program that they believe can calculate the risk for experiencing a major depression relapse. For the project, Selver Demic, M.D., of the Ruhr University Bochum and his colleagues from the Mercator Research Group examined a variety of factors that influence depression. “Approximately 20 percent of the population will suffer a depressive episode in the course of their lives,” said Demic. ”This cohort of 20 percent includes people who will never again experience any problems after that one-time episode is over. “The…
  • Animal Therapy Can Ease College Stress

    Rick Nauert PhD
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Researchers found a 60 percent decrease in self-reported anxiety and loneliness symptoms among college students following animal-assisted therapy. The study by investigators at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design is published in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. For the study, researchers provided animal-assisted therapy to 55 students in a group setting at a small arts college in the Southeast. The therapy included use of a registered therapy dog under the supervision of a licensed mental health practitioner. Eighty-four percent…
  • Marital Strife + Depression = Increased Obesity Risk

    Rick Nauert PhD
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Researchers believe a combination of marital hostility and a history of depression increase the risk for obesity in adults. The provocative new research suggests social factors play a role in the way the body processes high-fat food. Investigators discovered that men and women with a history of depression – whose arguments with spouses were especially heated –  showed several potential metabolic problems after eating a high-fat meal. They burned fewer calories and had higher levels of insulin and abnormal spikes of triglycerides, a form of fat in the blood, after eating a heavy…
  • Some OTC Meds May Help Reduce Depression Symptoms

    Rick Nauert PhD
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    A review of studies of more than 6,000 patients suggests ordinary over-the-counter painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs may aid in the treatment of depression, when taken in combination with antidepressants. The meta-analysis, recently published in JAMA Psychiatry, is the work of researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark. They discovered analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs used against muscle pain and arthritis may have a beneficial effect on depression symptoms. The Dutch study team said up to up to 15 percent of the Danish population can expect to suffer from depression at some…
 
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    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily

  • Bipolar disorder discovery at the nano level

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

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

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

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

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

  • Aspirin shown to benefit schizophrenia treatment

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

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

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Trouble with working memory makes a distinct contribution to the difficulty people with schizophrenia sometimes have in learning, according to a new study. The researchers employed a specially designed experiment and computational models to distinguish the roles of working memory and reinforcement learning.
  • Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder associated with dendritic spine loss in brain

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder both appear to be associated with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two distinct disorders may share common pathophysiological features.
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    Dr. Deb

  • Psychology Offers Tips as Ebola Concerns Mount

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

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

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

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

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

  • Intellect vs Love

    Monica Cassani
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Lovers know there are roses in the bloody veil of love; they live astounded by Love’s matchless beauty. The intellect says, “The six directions are blocked!” Love says, “There’s a way!” Intellect sees a market and starts to haggle; Loves sees thousands of markets beyond that market. How many mystic martyrs hidden in Love’s soul […]
  • The Neuroscience of Yoga and Addiction Recovery — Free Teleclass

    Monica Cassani
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Another great opportunity! Click on title for details.
  • Self-Compassion: important part of self-care and healing

    Monica Cassani
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    The world's leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program explains the core features of self-compassion. … [click on title to read and view more]
  • change, change, change

    Monica Cassani
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    I'm utterly amazed at how many more professionals now read and share my work all over social networks...it's incredible how much has changed since I first started doing this sort of work... I see things change everyday and am constantly motivated because the one thing I do see, always, is change... The monolith which is the system may take more time, but change is everywhere...in every one of us always... And if I didn't think I could help folks heal and change etc, I wouldn't get up in the morning, frankly. I've seen 1000s of folks get better after being harmed. I need nothing else to keep…
  • Intimacy with the Body: Energy Medicine Yoga

    Monica Cassani
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Lauren speaks with Tami about the effectiveness of combining energy medicine techniques with yoga, how these practices can release trauma, and on-the-spot techniques to calm the fight-or-flight response. I've learned to do similar sorts of release work for myself with the combination of practices I utilize (and now that I've been following this sort of work for many years). The more one works with the body and mind in movement and meditation the more this sort of thing becomes intuitive and self-directed. The body speaks to us. Always. We need only to learn to listen. … [click on title to…
 
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    PW's PhillyNow

  • Let’s talk about Jessie Ware

    Bill Chenevert
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    I haven’t latched on to a piece of music like this in a while. In the past calendar year or two it’s been like this with: Sam Smith, St. Vincent, Little Dragon, Lake Street Dive, Disclosure, Daphni and, well, The Velvet Rope. These are records I can’t get enough of and can listen to beginning to end, anytime, anywhere. And while I was what I would call an early adopter of Jessie Ware, mostly because I was bugging the hell out over “Wildest Moments” two Junes ago, I never worshiped Devotion, her August 2012 LP debut. It just didn’t stick. “110%” is pretty damn slick, with its…
  • Locust Moon Comics’ “Little Nemo” tribute: graphic novel of the year?

    phillynowstaff
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    By Brooke Bolander In the beginning—before Garfield and Peanuts, Nancy and Doonesbury, Hägar and Blondie and a thousand other four-panel funnies relegated to the outer fringes of the Sunday papers—newspaper comics were literal giants. Rainbow-hued, massive in scale, they took up entire broadsheet pages, and the space and freedom afforded their artists resulted in some of the most intricate, beautiful work the medium has ever produced. First and foremost among these was Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo In Slumberland, an Art Nouveau wonder set inside a little boy’s dreams. In the world of…
  • Trusting science in the time of Ebola

    phillynowstaff
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    By Jaime Anne Earnest It’s been over a decade since I first negotiated with an unhinged, irrational human being in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse. That time, the topic was vaccines. Bless my initial clumsy attempts to convince a fellow citizen to not risk the life of their child and the lives of others in their community; my hands shook, and my throat seemed to collapse in on itself. I recall heat raging on the sides of my face as spectators clustered in an anticipatory mob, waiting for a single verbal misstep. My years of careful study and internship hadn’t prepared me for this; no…
  • Your ghosts are crazy, but my astrology is totally true

    Josh Kruger
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    So my colleague Randy LoBasso went looking for ghosts around an old, abandoned building outside Philadelphia. Some people—like, about five people out of 7 billion on earth—say the place is haunted. Oooooo, spooky. Or, you know, not. While I’d love to think that my grandmother, who died in 1988, is somehow still around, I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea. Practically speaking, I’m not sure what Mom-Mom would want with the tawdriness of life on earth; what, she’s floating about like Casper, making electric appliances short-circuit and tapping me on the shoulder in the…
  • Genevieve Spoils Everything: “Birdman” and “Whiplash” ponder the transformative power of art

    Genevieve Valentine
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Sometimes double bills make themselves. This week’s new releases include Whiplash, in which a jazz student discovers how far he’ll go to reach perfection, and Birdman, in which a has-been actor discovers how far he’ll go to reach legitimacy. Neither topic, of course, is new. Artists have been using their mediums to question the nature of art and the toll it takes for pretty much as long as there’s been formal acknowledgment of art. And cinema loves them all. The history of Best Picture nominees is up to its ankles in lauded movies about artists going to the brink for their passions.
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2

    ADriane Nieves
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Parenthood is, in a lot of ways, just a bunch of sleepless nights bleeding into long days. That sounds kind of bleak, but I’m not sure there’s a more complex state of being than that of being a parent. You’re always being pulled in multiple directions and overcome with conflicting emotions. And, honestly, I’m not […] The post Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood pt. 2 appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsGreat article. I still have some issues of isolation and tons ... by Nickole 
  • Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood

    ADriane Nieves
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Liz Bauman is an American wife, mom, and writer living in Weisbaden, Germany. When she’s not camped out behind her computer screen, she quests for castles, plays Dungeons and Dragons, and drinks a lot of tea. Earl Grey. Hot. She’s also one of my favorite people, and a woman who’s personhood and journey through motherhood […] The post Let’s Rewind: The Isolation of Motherhood appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • Handling Negative Comments with Postpartum Depression

    Alexandra Rosas
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    One of the most difficult aspects to my Postpartum depression and anxiety were the negative comments. When someone would ask me how I could be so sad when I had a beautiful baby, my spirits would sink. My guilt would compound and I would berate myself. But the thing is, I DID appreciate the baby […] The post Handling Negative Comments with Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsJust want to say hang in there. Every mom is different. You ... by NickoleWhat is your email address? I would love to talk to…
  • Overcoming Resistance in Therapy

    Alexandra Rosas
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Changing our habits is one of the most conscientious things we do in our lives. It’s more than training yourself to drink eight glasses of water, or to exercise for an hour each day. Changing our habits means retraining our mindset, and not just our bodies. In how we process events, think about ourselves, and […] The post Overcoming Resistance in Therapy appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsYes, Sarah. A lot of sense. We are all different, our own ... by alexandraThanks Alexandra. Its a good topic as its making me…
  • Depression setback or just a bad day?

    Robin Farr
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Many people who have experienced depression (of any sort) know what it feels like when you start slipping. That’s how I’ve always described it – it generally isn’t really one giant, fell-swoop sort of crash, but more like that feeling you get when you’re sitting in your car and you realize the parking brake isn’t […] The post Depression setback or just a bad day? appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsLove this. My criteria is usually to try to be patient and see ... by LTThis is great.
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    A Splintered Mind

  • How Would You Describe Depression?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why So Many People Are Stressed and Depressed

    Dan
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Everywhere you look, Americans are strung out and down.  What explains it?  Read the Blog
  • How to Find a Good Therapist

    Dan
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Psychologist, Deb Serani, gives her tips about how to find a good therapist.  Read the Blog
  • The Ongoing Dance of Depression and Recovery

    Dan
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Jennifer Tazzi writes, “The most recent depression held an element of ‘here we go again.’ When I am depression-free, and despite my best intentions, I’m lulled into a false sense of security about the likelihood of another depression occurring.”  Read the Blog
  • Why Compassion is the Perfect Antidote for Depression

    Dan
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Depression sufferer/blogger Therese Borchard writes, “I’m finding the more compassion I extend to others, the kinder I become with myself.”  Read the Blog
  • A Necessary Conversation for JDs

    Dan
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia and Florida State University propose the controlling, institutional culture found in law schools has a corrosive effect on the well-being, values and motivations of students.  Read the News
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    Scientific Dream Interpretation

  • How To Live The Best Life You Can

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

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

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

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Your conscience must learn how to live peacefully, so that you may find happiness. At the same time, it must help you survive. However, your conscience ignores its mission. It concentrates its attention on your survival, believing that this is the purpose of your life. Your conscience wants to survive, avoid suffering, and have many material pleasures. The biggest part of your brain belongs to your anti-conscience, which is your wild, primitive, absurd, and evil conscience. Your tiny human conscience is under-developed and one-sided because it works based on only one and a half psychological…
  • Can Your Intelligence Depend On Your Heart?

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:45 pm
    We believe that what differentiates human beings from irrational animals is our capacity to think, but this is not true. Thoughts can be cruel and misleading. What differentiates human beings from irrational animals is not our intelligence, but our sensitivity. Our goodness and our peaceful attitude reflect our human behavior. Whenever we are violent and indifferent we act like irrational animals, even if we seem to be intelligent. Our intelligence depends on our capacity to find peace and happiness. Otherwise, why would we be superior when compared to irrational animals? If the fact that we…
 
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    Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

  • HUMANISTIC-MECHANISTIC: How far can dichotomy travel?

    Peter Jones
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    International Space Station STS-127 WikimediaWhere are the Voyagers Now?Image source:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/ISS_%26_Endeavour_Shadow_STS-127_2.jpg
  • Call for Articles: “Social Representations, ICTs and Community Empowerment”

    Peter Jones
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Call for Articles for a Special Section of Semiotica, the Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies on the theme of “Social Representations, ICTs and Community Empowerment”.This special section will provide an overview of the use of Social Representations Theory (SRT) (Moscovici, 1961), for empowering local communities, with a specific focus on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), such as the Internet, desktop and mobile devices, radios, etc.Interested researchers are invited to submit an abstract proposal (word file) of about 500 words via…
  • Blog Action Day - Inequality (and Inequity)

    Peter Jones
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    When time permits I will try to identify some of the dimensions of inequality against Hodges' model. In the meantime:In addition to supporting the above as initiatives are underway to introduce the internet and smart telephony to the millions who are e-unequal, it may be worth reflecting upon the e's.Need, Equity and Equality - University of YorkCredit Suisse Global Wealth Report
  • Glen Campbell - I'm Not Gonna Miss You

    Peter Jones
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroup Music video by Glen Campbell performing I'm Not Gonna Miss You. (C) 2014 Big Machine Records, LLC.Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb have produced some truly age-defining music. A memory I hope to cherish all my days of these tunes was September 17 1979 flying Wardair from Manchester to Calgary. We chased the sun all the way over Iceland, Greenland ... with Glen singing along. A magical experience and holiday.Thanks Mr Campbell!May the nursing care you now receive be as…
  • c/o [hifa2015] Stop the .health!

    Peter Jones
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Hi everyone,Some of you may know about the research I and colleagues around the world have been pursuing on the new health-related domains published in the Lancet, JMIR, Globalization and Health, and featured by news outlets such as NPR, Kaiser Health News, the CBC, and others.  Right now we have the unique opportunity to make an impact by demanding that that public health interests are a priority in the future of the Internet.BackgroundCurrently, about a dozen health-related generic top level domains (gTLDs) are being added to the Internet.  They include domains such as…
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    Ask the Psychologist: Online Licensed Psychologist

  • Is This Normal Anxiety or Something Else?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Resistance | The Invisible Barrier to Healing (That Begs to Be Seen)

    Bill White
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    “I‘m sorry, Bill, but I need to cancel Thursday’s appointment. I know it’s the second cancellation this month, but my track record’s good. What can I say? Things keep coming up. I’ll be in touch.” When a client plays the resistance card – consciously or unconsciously motivated – s/he and I have likely come dangerously close to material held very near and dear. So off go the alarms and “You’re not welcome here!” booms through the P.A. system. Happens all the time. At least our friend left a voice mail. Often, clients…
 
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    Choosehelp.com

  • Vicodin Addiction - Your Treatment Options

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

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:24 am
    Ibogaine addiction treatment - can a single session really cure opioid addiction (no withdrawal symptoms or drug cravings)? Learn more about the risks and benefits here. Wondering about ibogaine addiction treatment? Can it really interrupt addiction, ease withdrawal symptoms and eliminate drug cravings. Read on to learn more about how it works, what to expect and the risks of use. Ibogaine is a potent hallucinogenic drug that is derived from the African shrub, Tabernanthe Iboga. The substance has been used in spiritual ceremonies in Western Africa for generations but has more recently become…
  • Antidepressants and Alcohol – A Guide to SSRIs in Addiction Treatment

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Should you take an antidepressant during early recovery - or while still drinking/using? Does your substance abuse cause your depression or is it the other way around? Read on for an overview of your options and for more information on when SSRIs will help, and when they won’t. Antidepressants and alcohol or drug treatment. Ever heard the saying “you can’t use drugs to treat a drug problem?” If you have - forget it, because it's based on dangerous and outdated thinking that just blocks you from valid recovery options. Instead, think of depression and addiction as brain diseases - and…
  • Shame after Drinking - Why You Feel So Low the Next Morning

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Morning after drinking guilt and shame - why do you feel so low that next morning and what can you do about it? Shame after drinking... He tells me about his most recent episode of binge drinking, “I didn’t do anything wrong… but I still feel bad. “ I ask him to name an emotion that describes it. “I don’t know if it’s guilt or if it’s shame?” I explain the difference as, “Guilt is I did bad and shame is I am bad.” He identifies feeling guilty and “kind of ashamed.” I ask is he disappointing himself? He shrugs and tells me, “It’s my depression. I just need to…
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    Angela Brooks - The Business Incubator - Essential Oils Educator

  • Another epidemic unfolds

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

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

    Angela Brooks
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    When you meet someone at a party, what are usually the first areas of conversation? Usually you talk about your jobs, or maybe you comment on current events in sports or something that the other is wearing, or a great serving piece that looks like one you just saw in the new Pottery Barn catalog, or whatever. You get the point – when you get to know someone, there’s a lot of discovery involved. You find out about each other. The same thing is true in social media marketing. There’s a period of getting to know one another. And the thought of trying to market to someone without taking the…
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    SCOTT D Miller - For the latest and greatest information on Feedback Informed Treatment

  • Something New

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

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

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

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

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

  • Overcoming The Desire To Take The Easy Way Out

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

    Maria Hill
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Source: thekeithhall – Flickr Fuzzy boundaries? Boundaries are one of the biggest challenges facing highly sensitive people. They can be a source of aggravation and unhappiness. There are many reason why boundary issues are a problem for us, some having to do with us and others having to do with the world. It would help if we could get a handle on them. Why Boundary Issues Are Different For Highly Sensitive People Boundaries are personal and impersonal. When we stop eating because we are full, we are responding to a natural boundary. When we are on time for an appointment we are…
  • Our High Sensitivity: Both A Gift and Vulnerability to Anxiety

    Douglas Eby
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    Source: Pearlmatic – Flickr Along with the many benefits of our high sensitivity trait, we may also be especially susceptible to anxiety. One aspect of a highly sensitive nervous system can be a strong startle response, as noted in an item on the Self-Test on the site of Psychologist Elaine Aron, PhD: “I startle easily.” Of  course, just being easily startled, at any age, is not by itself an indicator of high sensitivity or a ‘symptom’ of anxiety – but there is some research that people who carry a gene that regulates the neurotransmitter dopamine in a certain way…
  • How Empathy Can Block Creativity

    Maria Hill
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    Source: Amanda Niekamp We HSPs are famous for our empathy. We are also often creative. Often we are also creatively blocked. Is there a relationship? Can empathy get in the way of creativity and block it? Empathy Is Precious I personally treasure empathy. Not just for its humanitarian value, but because it is also a great tool of discovery. Empathy is a great way to learn about the world. It enables you to look at anything from another point of view. It also helps you with all the information that your nervous system takes in. Empathy helps you relate to the energy of each piece of…
  • Let The Creative Process Help You To Achieve Your Goals

    Maria Hill
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    Source: Logan Fulcher – Flickr Do you get stuck when trying to move forward? Are you creative but still find that you can flounder or use your momentum? Do you wish you could find an easier way to make the life that you seek? Why It Helps To Embrace The Creative Process Creating can be a difficult and confounding process. We often take one step forward and another back. It can be hard to understand why that is. So we look into our childhoods, our belief systems and all sorts of corners of our psyche to figure our what is getting in our way. According to Robert Fritz, author of The Path…
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    CogniFit's blog

  • Tommy Sagroun, CogniFit CEO, explains on the Super Aging Today...

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

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

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

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

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    CNN lists CogniFit in the top 3 best apps to train your brain - http://ow.ly/Bqtrh
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    Social Work Career Development

  • 40 Interview Questions Every Social Worker Needs to Know

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

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

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

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Billions Rising: Empowering Self-Reliance Around the Globe - Book ReviewDo you wish you could come up with a solution to help end poverty? Are you a social worker, social justice advocate or other thoughtful person wondering how you can help make this world a better place? If yes, the book Billions Rising: Empowering Self-Reliance Around the Globe written by Anita Casalina with Warren Whitlock and Heather Vale Goss, may be the answer you’ve been looking for!Today, we have a guest reviewer, Amy Knitzer, LCSW, who will share with you her thoughts about this inspiring book that is all about…
  • LEAP's Top 10 Tips for the Social Work Exam

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Kym Meyer, M.B.A., C.B.E.PHave you wondered how one social work licensure exam preparation provider differs from another?This week, we have an interview with Kym Meyer, M.B.A., C.B.E.P, a former NASW state executive director and NASW Executive Director of the Year, andone of the founders of LEAP, a top social work licensure exam preparation firm.This is the fourth interview in Social Work Career Development's series of interviews with top social work licensure course providers. Earlier interviews were conducted with SWTP, SWE and TDC.One distinguishing feature you will see that…
 
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    nochnoch

  • Everyone has an opinion

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Ending of My Therapy Shattered My Healing, Opening the Way for True Healing

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

    Marina Tonkonogy
    12 Jun 2014 | 8:06 pm
    During my work on this website, I started receiving questions from people who were confused about what was going on in their therapy. They had mixed feelings about certain things their therapists did or said and didn’t know how to make sense of them. They weren’t sure if their therapists were conducting themselves professionally or if they were competent or even emotionally healthy. Something felt wrong, but they couldn’t quite put a finger on it. Some of them, as it often happens in therapy, had warm and loving feelings and feelings of sexual attraction toward their…
  • How To Make Therapy More Affordable

    Marina Tonkonogy
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:50 am
    Psychotherapy fees are usually high (Read more about fee disclosure in therapy) and, unfortunately, often are hardly affordable for many people. When you feel that you badly need professional help but not sure how you can afford it, there are some strategies that might help: 1) Negotiate the fee with the prospective therapist you are going to interview No, I am not kidding. Many therapists will negotiate their fees with you, if you ask them, especially in this economy. Some of them wouldn’t even wait for you to ask. They would let you know that they are willing to “slide”…
  • Your Right To a Second Opinion

    Marina Tonkonogy
    7 Jun 2014 | 12:21 am
    Many people don’t realize that just like they have the right to get a second opinion from a different medical doctor, they also have the right to get a second opinion from another therapist, if the one they are currently seeing doesn’t seem to be helpful. Some might ask: “Why not just change therapists?” Finding a new therapist when you are dissatisfied with your therapy progress seems like the most logical solution, but it’s not the easiest one to implement. Very often it’s difficult to understand if your therapy is worth continuing because while you may…
  • Couple’s Therapy

    Marina Tonkonogy
    13 Apr 2013 | 2:07 am
    Interestingly enough, couples seem to be more reluctant to seek psychological assistance than individuals. Many therapists, who have worked with couples, would say that often times couples decide to get professional help when it’s too late to repair many hurts and damages their relationship has suffered over the years. It is generally recommended to seek help before conflicts get escalated and turn into a mutually hurtful relational pattern, but even if some destructive patterns have been established already and even if the relationship is on a brink of a collapse, it would be helpful…
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • More of my wife’s art

    songtothesirens
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:songtothesirens:Paintings from the quite talented wife of Opinionated Man Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy: View originalFiled under: beauty, Bipolar Disorder, inspiration Tagged: Art Work, Painting
  • Having A “Severe” Psychiatric Disorder Is Lonely Business

    songtothesirens
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    This is something the doctors do not tell you when you are diagnosed. Being, or rather, having Bipolar Disorder is a lonely thing to have. I do not know if I have chosen solitude because I have no problems with telling people I have Bipolar, or if people just sense something is off about me, […]
  • This Was Inspired By A “Comment Discussion” About Music And Memory

    songtothesirens
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    When I was small, like about 3 or 4, my father frequently played the banjo. He was, in my little girl opinion, very good at it. Now that I am an adult and having tried the violin in school, I have to say my father is musically inclined in a major way. But, anyway, I […]
  • Still Feeling Maudlin

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

    songtothesirens
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    “Bookends” ~ Simon and Garfunkel “Time it was And what a time it was, it was A time of innocence, A time of confidences.   Long ago it must be I have a photograph Preserve your memories They’re all that’s left you.”Filed under: Maudlin, Old Friends, reminiscing Tagged: Friends, Love, memories
 
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    Dallas Counselor and Dallas Therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jody Radoff, LMSW
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Recently, Amy Wrzesnieswski and Barry Schwartz wrote an article in the New York Times titled “The Secret of Effective Motivation.” They studied two types of motivations: internal and instrumental.  Internal or sometimes known as intrinsic motivation is a desire that is based on the actual activity. For instance, a student wants to study in order ...Read the rest... The post Weight Loss: Is it the Wrong Type of Motivation? appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating, eating…
  • Relationship Advice: Build Intimacy with Your Partner

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Reestablishing Intimacy and Connection with Your Partner Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Does your relationship lack intimacy and connection? Many relationships can drift apart over time. You may start to feel alone, unappreciated, or unloved. Dr. John Gottman has conducted years of research on what makes a successful marriage. In his research he ...Read the rest... The post Relationship Advice: Build Intimacy with Your Partner appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge…
 
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  • A Bid to Tackle Youth Unemployment, With a Focus on Employers. But Will it Work? Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    There’s keen interest right now in connecting young people of color to the work world, and the Rockefeller Foundation is a big funder in this tough terrain. One of their strategies? Changing employer attitudes. A Bid to Tackle Youth Unemployment, With a Focus on Employers. But Will it Work?  – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.
  • Annenberg Institute Proposes New Rules for Charter Schools

    Kiersten Marek
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Kiersten Marek:Interesting ideas and proposals for how to make charter schools more accountable… Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog: Warren Simmons, president of the Annenberg Institute, here releases a set of rules for the operation of charter schools intended to make them transparent and accountable. The question he raises is whether charters can become not only more transparent and accountable, but can they operate without damaging public schools. The report recognizes that some charters have no interest in accountability or transparency. Indeed, there are so many…
  • Why Annie E. Casey Is Behind This National Group Promoting Adoption – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The Annie E. Casey Foundation is known for being laser-focused on improving the lives of children, so it makes sense that it backs efforts to promote adoption. And that’s a good thing, too, since it turns out that we still have a lot to learn about adoption. Much work needs to be done to dispel myths in this area and to strengthen programs that are giving kids permanency at every stage of childhood. via Why Annie E. Casey Is Behind This National Group Promoting Adoption – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.
  • What’s Being Done to Help Immigrant Children on NYC’s Rocket Docket

    Kiersten Marek
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    An estimated 1,000 immigrant children without parents face rapid deportation in New York City. Two of the city’s biggest funders are teaming up with the New York City Council to deal with the emergency. Foundations Team Up With Government in NYC to Support Immigrant Children – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy.
  • This Foundation CEO Isn’t Alone in Grappling with Race – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

    Kiersten Marek
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    We were struck by a blog post last month by Doug Stamm, CEO of the Meyer Memorial Trust, entitled: “Doug Stamm on the foundation’s—and his own—racial equity journey.” In it, Stamm discusses his transformation from not being “meaningfully involved in the struggle” for race equity five years ago to becoming more meaningfully involved now. via This Foundation CEO Isn’t Alone in Grappling with Race – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.
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  • Webinar Recap: Dr. Sharon May – Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

    Dina Jones
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Emily Boyles, AACC Intern with Dina Jones, M.A. On Tuesday, the AACC held a webinar featuring Dr. Sharon May, Ph.D., who spoke on the topic of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: A Christian Perspective. This was one of our best webinars yet with a powerful, engaging presenter and a high-energy studio audience. Dr. May gave viewers from all 50 states and 10 countries a framework for using Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) with clients who find themselves trapped in unhealthy patterns and losing their connectedness. Dr. Gary Sibcy, Director of Research for the AACC, hosted the…
  • The Rock

    Administrator
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Originally posted December 1, 2011 “America was founded by people who believe that God is their Rock of safety.” -Ronald Reagan “Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold? If He is, you don’t need to search any further for security.” -Elisabeth Elliott Recently my niece asked her dad, my older brother Jimmy, to hike to the top of the Peaks of Otter with her and two of my sisters. Being an outdoor-kind-of-guy, he readily agreed. Of course, she failed to mention that the hike is well over a mile — almost straight up. Being bull-strong, he easily made…
  • When Compassion Turns Into Passion

    Dina Jones
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dr. Gregory Jantz   People who enter a healing profession, especially counselors and therapists, need to be aware of the potent combination of forces that coalesce within a counseling situation. Professionals and clients partner to solve a problem. Their partnering requires trust and a high degree of openness and honesty. In some situations, the “us versus them” mindset prevalent in all partnering turns out to be literally the truth, especially if an element of abuse is coloring the client’s past or present. The amount of work both the therapist and client invest is often…
  • The Door of Reconciliation

    Administrator
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    By Shannon Wolf, Ph.D., LPC-S Originally posted December 2012  “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift” (Matthew 5:23-24, NIV). In the heart of Ireland toward the end of the 1400s, two leading dynastic families, the Butlers (Earl of Ormond) and the FitzGeralds (Earl of Kildar) were engaged in a long and bloody feud. Following a grueling battle and subsequent chase, James, the nephew of the…
  • Choices

    Administrator
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    Originally Posted January 18, 2012 Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it. -J. I. Packer Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make. -Rick Warren Life is all about choices… And you are defined by those choices. Sometimes our choices involve the “good” verses the “bad”. And certainly there is a great degree of validity in that thinking. As the children of Israel prepared to settle into the Promised Land, Joshua exhorted them to “choose this…
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  • Panic Away Program – How it Will Help You

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

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

    Ahmed Hamdy
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Barry McDonagh the author of Panic Away program did an interview with Dr.Harry Barry who helps people with anxiety,generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder (More about him in a bit),Dr.harry takes about the facts about panic disorder and how to overcome it,which is align with what Barry teach in his program.   Who is Dr.Harry Barry […] The post Panic Away Program Explained By Dr.Harry Barry appeared first on How to stop panic attacks using panic away.
  • Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles | Flexibility and Range of Motion

    Ahmed Hamdy
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    Yoga is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress in body and mind,if you keep doing it every day you body and mind status will improve,cause it combines lots of things in one place like breathing techniques strength body poses and meditation . Being in a very busy world you need to some […] The post Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles | Flexibility and Range of Motion appeared first on How to stop panic attacks using panic away.
  • The 10 Benefits of Practicing Yoga

    Ahmed Hamdy
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
      Now is the time to do yoga to reduce anxious thoughts and daily stress,and because we don’t have much time in our busy day here is an under 10 mins yoga routine with Tara Stiles The post The 10 Benefits of Practicing Yoga appeared first on How to stop panic attacks using panic away.
 
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  • Can Medicaid Managed Care Programs Deliver on the Promise to Improve Outcomes?

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Surprising Simple Ways to Tackle Emotional Exhaustion

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

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

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

    Frances Masters
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    How many unread emails do you have in your inbox? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands? If you don’t read an email right when you receive it, will it likely be lost in an ever-growing list? If so, then it’stime to streamline your inbox. Don’t think managing email should be a priority? It is: An overflowing, untamed inbox can cause you to lose time and focus, and research indicates that the mere perception of email as a distraction can significantly heighten one’s stress level. Here are four simple steps to help you streamline your inbox: Unsubscribe from everything.  Yes,…
  • How to be Happy Alone: 6 Tips to Use Today

    Frances Masters
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Loneliness and, in some instances, seclusion are things that millions of people grapple with daily. Loneliness can be imposed by circumstances such as the death of loved ones, family moving away, work obligations or social anxiety. Loneliness can also be self-imposed in situations where people withdraw from society into a secluded and “atomized” existence if they feel they cannot find “their place” in the world. Some people are also loners by nature and prefer living in an environment where they have all the physical and emotional space that they need. Society often regards lonely…
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  • Family Values: Critical Factor to Prohibit Addiction

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

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

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

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

    Brian Burgess
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Cocaine Addiction Severity Test was devised to measure a person’s level of addiction so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed that meets their individual needs. Each person is different in both their way of thinking and physical body chemistry. Each aspect plays a vital role in their addiction. The person’s mindset determines […]
 
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    Mazzastick Personal Growth Blog

  • Modern Human Origins – Aliens and Atlantis

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

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

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

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

    Justin Mazza
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:57 pm
    This was my third year in a row at Monster Mania Con Hunt Valley and my fourth time overall. The first time I ever went to Monster Mania Con was in 2005 when both Sid Haig from A House of a Thousand Corpses and Bruce Campbell from The Evil Dead were both present. I can’t even recall how I stumbled upon Monster Mania Con, but the first time I went, back in 2005, left a lasting impression on me. It was surreal to be in a room full of dozens of my all-time favorite horror movie icons. So much so that I make sure that I go every year. I may even venture up to Cherry Hill New Jersey to check out…
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  • Oct 8, Free Depression Screening

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    To help diagnose illness, Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center will host free depression screenings on Thursday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1691 U.S. Highway 9 in Toms River. Depression is characterized by depressed or sad mood, lack of pleasure in usual hobbies or interests, irritability, poor concentration, weight gain or loss,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 20, Wisdom

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
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  • Aug 15, Sadness and Depression: What's the difference

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Robin Williams was found dead this afternoon at his home near Tiburon, California, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office. The actor and comedian was 63. Emergency personnel found Williams unconscious and not breathing at 12:00 p.m., local time; he was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m., according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 14, Blog: Depression and Judaism

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I have two black dogs. One makes me laugh, and one makes me cry. One of my black dogs is named Jojo. Sometimes we refer to her as Jojo the Clown, because she makes my entire family laugh. She has a dance that she does when she sees new people or favorite people, aka “the Jojo dance,” which consists of her front paws doing a waltz and her back... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 13, Robin Williams’ death: The effects on depression

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    The news of Robin Williams’ apparent suicide devastated and surprised many. Several people interviewed about the comedian’s death have noted that Williams never seemed to be unhappy — and yet, he suffered from severe depression. Experts said that’s more common than one might think. Everyone gets sad from time to time. But depression is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Even If There’s No Fire

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

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

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

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

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

  • Panic Away Program – How it Will Help You

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

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

    Ahmed Hamdy
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Barry McDonagh the author of Panic Away program did an interview with Dr.Harry Barry who helps people with anxiety,generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder (More about him in a bit),Dr.harry takes about the facts about panic disorder and how to overcome it,which is align with what Barry teach in his program.   Who is Dr.Harry Barry […] The post Panic Away Program Explained By Dr.Harry Barry appeared first on How to stop panic attacks using panic away.
  • Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles | Flexibility and Range of Motion

    Ahmed Hamdy
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    Yoga is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress in body and mind,if you keep doing it every day you body and mind status will improve,cause it combines lots of things in one place like breathing techniques strength body poses and meditation . Being in a very busy world you need to some […] The post Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles | Flexibility and Range of Motion appeared first on How to stop panic attacks using panic away.
  • The 10 Benefits of Practicing Yoga

    Ahmed Hamdy
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
      Now is the time to do yoga to reduce anxious thoughts and daily stress,and because we don’t have much time in our busy day here is an under 10 mins yoga routine with Tara Stiles The post The 10 Benefits of Practicing Yoga appeared first on How to stop panic attacks using panic away.
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • More of my wife’s art

    songtothesirens
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:songtothesirens:Paintings from the quite talented wife of Opinionated Man Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy: View originalFiled under: beauty, Bipolar Disorder, inspiration Tagged: Art Work, Painting
  • Having A “Severe” Psychiatric Disorder Is Lonely Business

    songtothesirens
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    This is something the doctors do not tell you when you are diagnosed. Being, or rather, having Bipolar Disorder is a lonely thing to have. I do not know if I have chosen solitude because I have no problems with telling people I have Bipolar, or if people just sense something is off about me, […]
  • This Was Inspired By A “Comment Discussion” About Music And Memory

    songtothesirens
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    When I was small, like about 3 or 4, my father frequently played the banjo. He was, in my little girl opinion, very good at it. Now that I am an adult and having tried the violin in school, I have to say my father is musically inclined in a major way. But, anyway, I […]
  • Still Feeling Maudlin

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

    songtothesirens
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    “Bookends” ~ Simon and Garfunkel “Time it was And what a time it was, it was A time of innocence, A time of confidences.   Long ago it must be I have a photograph Preserve your memories They’re all that’s left you.”Filed under: Maudlin, Old Friends, reminiscing Tagged: Friends, Love, memories
 
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  • Sentences that successful people never use

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

    Santoshh Singh
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The post albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic] appeared first on Palchoice. One of the most inspiring persons in the history of mankind is albert einstein. He is my personal favorite and I look up to him for motivation whenever I feel low in life. And what’s a better way than reading albert einstein quotes? So what are best motivational albert einstein quotes? And what are the life [...] The post albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic] appeared first on Palchoice.
  • project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    The post project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools appeared first on Palchoice. How Cloud Based Project Management Enhances Your Company’s Performance ? If you look back even just as little as 10 years ago, few people had ever heard of the cloud.  It was a form of technology that was for the most part exclusive to a very specific group of businesses.  The average small business owner [...] The post project management: why you should use cloud based PM tools appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 motivational hard working quotes

    Santoshh Singh
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The post top 9 motivational hard working quotes appeared first on Palchoice. we all need motivation in order to keep performing at our best. In my quest to keep myself motivated, i came up with these top 9 motivational hard working quotes. These are not simple quotes to be read and forgotten. These are the pearls that i have chosen over a period of time. I have [...] The post top 9 motivational hard working quotes appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people

    Santoshh Singh
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The post Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people appeared first on Palchoice. Curiosity is at the bottom of all the progress in human society. We always want to know what causes someone to achieve incredible success in life. We constantly search for some kind of secret formula that can make us a success as well. Do you want to know the top 7 evening habits of highly [...] The post Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people appeared first on Palchoice.
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    Articles - Aiming for Okay

  • How Alarm Fatigue Was Killing Me

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

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

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

    Kate Parrish
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    I've noticed that life has a way of presenting circumstances that allow (force?) me to learn the lessons I need to learn right when I need to learn them most. So it's no coincidence to me that in the middle of discussing routine and how important it is, life throws me a curveball in which I have to change my routine, one I've become quite fond of over the past couple of months.I recently re-aggravated a neck injury that has forced me to change my routine. There are some things I can't do right now (work out, sleep comfortably) and some things I have to do now (physical therapy) so that…
  • The Power of Routine (Part 1 of 2)

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

  • 19 Reasons You Need Coaching (Especially Reason #8)

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

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

    zewiseguy_wp_admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Articles that cover topics like improving your attention span often come in list form, as the authors – rightly – assume that readers suffering from attention problems would prefer a list they can skim.  Short, bold points that can be quickly assimilated (and then forgotten) are more appealing than a block of text one must truly concentrate to understand.  The latter requires too much attention. However… …for any kind of change to be effective, you have to be willing to transform ingrained habits and act in a new way. Reading a quick list is easy. Actually making the…
 
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  • Philips Norelco NT9110/60 Nose & Ear Trimmer Review

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vitamin D-ynamic Comparison Chart

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

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

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

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

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

  • Super Effective Tips In Order To Defeat Depression

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

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

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

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

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