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  • The New Skill: Ecological Thinking

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    Maria Hill
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    Source: Detail of “String Web” scultpure by Machiko Agano, photo by Dominic Alves – Flickr We humans have been running on left brained, linear thinking for a long time. It has accomplished a lot but its limitations are evident also. What Is Linear Thinking? Linear thinking is thinking that is based on the idea of sequential events and therefore a line. Sequential events lead to a story, reasoning and narratives. Linear thinking is very cause and effect. It’s objective is to create a kind of solidity. Because it connects everything in a line, it is very surface in what…
  • Seniors get mental health drugs at twice the rate of other adults, see psychiatrists less

    Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    High use of psychotropic medications in seniors raises possibility of interactions with their other prescriptionsOlder Americans receive prescriptions for mental health medications at more than...
  • Doctors should screen all adults for depression, say expert panel

    Depression News From Medical News Today
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The US Preventive Services Task Force have issued a draft recommendation stating everyone in the US aged 18 and older should be screened for depression.
  • Blog Post » The Brain’s Critical Balance

    NIMH | Recent Updates
    Thomas Insel
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    The BRAIN Initiative is supporting scientists aiming to understand how the 86 billion neurons in the brain act together to enable consciousness and behavior. Dr. Insel gives a snapshot of recent work and its implications for understanding normal and disordered brain function.
  • Depressed females have over-active glutamate receptor gene

    Mental Health News From Medical News Today
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females.
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    NIMH | Recent Updates

  • Blog Post » The Brain’s Critical Balance

    Thomas Insel
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    The BRAIN Initiative is supporting scientists aiming to understand how the 86 billion neurons in the brain act together to enable consciousness and behavior. Dr. Insel gives a snapshot of recent work and its implications for understanding normal and disordered brain function.
  • Blog Post » Quality Counts

    Thomas Insel
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    The Institute of Medicine has issued a report looking at the effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for mental disorders. Dr. Insel blogs about the need to ensure that consumers needing treatment receive evidence-based therapies.
  • Blog Post » Viewing the STARRS Data

    Thomas Insel
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    Last week, two important research events unfolded without fanfare and without headlines. June 30 marked the end of the first phase of Army STARRS, the largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among military personnel. July 1 marked the release of Army STARRS data for use by the broad scientific community.
  • Blog Post » Accentuate the Positive: Rhythm and Blues

    Thomas Insel
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Researchers were able to reverse some of the behavioral effects of stress in mice by stimulating brain cells activated by pleasure. Dr. Insel describes the work and its implications for understanding depression.
  • Blog Post » Early BRAIN Breakthroughs

    Thomas Insel
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Dr. Insel blogs about recent breakthroughs from the BRAIN Initiative, which show the promise of what we can accomplish with investment focused on new tool development to better understand and treat brain disorders.
 
 
 
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    World of Psychology

  • Are You a Bullied Parent?

    Sean Grover, LCSW
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Have you ever seen a child bully or boss around his parents? A child who talks down to them, disrespects or even mocks them? Embarrassing, isn’t it? A generation or two ago, it would have been unthinkable for children to bully their parents. Today, nearly everyone knows a parent who is bullied by his or her child. Pay a visit to your local playground or stroll through a shopping mall. You’re bound to see the bullied parent dynamic in action. On the surface it looks like an angry child harassing a parent who’s just too tired to say no. Underneath, there is much more going on.
  • Best of Our Blogs: July 31, 2015

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    People who gossip, criticize and judge others are only reflecting their own insecurities and self-criticism. I know that when I’m a harsh judge to others it’s because I’m struggling with accepting myself. The hardest thing to overcome in life isn’t something someone said to you or the insensitive thing they did, it’s the past action you haven’t been able to forgive yourself for. Every judgment you place upon others is a way, albeit an unhelpful one, to make you feel better about yourself. But how do you cope with the wretched feeling you feel when…
  • How Connection Saves Us from Addiction

    Z Zoccolante
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Humans suffer most when we lack connection. Take, for example, Tom Hanks with his volleyball, Wilson, in the movie “Cast Away.” I was distraught when he lost Wilson and cried as though my personal friend had drowned at sea. We will force connection with inanimate objects, if we must, because we’re hardwired to crave it, to need it. In our search for connection, addiction can derail us. It’s able to seduce smart, kind, and rational people because it plays perfectly to our virtuous desire. At the underbelly of addiction lies our original search for connection. The truth shows…
  • Are You Giving Your Anxiety an Essence?

    David Shanley
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Does it feel like your anxiety is taking over your life? Would you do anything to get rid of your anxiety? Does it feel like it is some part of you that doesn’t belong? While it is perfectly natural to want to answer yes to one or all of these questions, be careful. Their wording actually is part of the problem with attempts to cope with anxiety. Try answering these questions: What is your anxiety? How big is it? What shape is it? What color is it? Where in your body is it? You might begin to realize that these questions are difficult to answer. That’s because anxiety is not a thing, a…
  • How to Eliminate Recurring Nightmares

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    All of us have nightmares. Maybe in your nightmare you’re being chased by some terrifying but unknown entity. Maybe you’re surrounded by bloodthirsty vampires or hordes of zombies. Maybe you’re trapped in a room with snakes or spiders or any other animal you fear. Maybe you or a loved one is involved in a car wreck or a violent assault. Maybe you keep having this nightmare over and over. And it’s so real, so vivid, so frightening that the last thing you want to do is fall back asleep. According to Amy Mistler, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with specialty training in trauma and health…
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    Depression News -- ScienceDaily

  • Depressed females have over-active glutamate receptor gene

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain have been found to be abundant in brain tissue of depressed females. This could be an underlying cause of the higher incidence of suicide among women, according to research.
  • Depressive ruminations and the idling brain

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    Depressed people often find themselves preoccupied with guilty, shameful, or self-defeating thoughts for large parts of their day. These thoughts not only distract from other activities but also fail to resolve the underlying life issues. Further, the ideas that receive focused attention in these depressive ruminations are frequently quite distorted and lead to distress.
  • Adolescents with sleep problems more likely to self-harm

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    There is a strong relationship between sleep problems such as insomnia, and self-harm, according to findings in a new Norwegian study. The researchers say that depressive symptoms accounted for some, but not all, of the association to self-harming. However, the latter association remained significant even in the fully adjusted analyses.
  • National study of deep brain stimulation for depression fails to demonstrate efficacy

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:03 am
    Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment-resistant symptoms of depression have a terrible personal and societal cost. They can devastate lives, careers, and families. Some severely ill patients may be unable to attend to even the basic elements of self-care, while others attempt or complete suicide. Now researchers report the results of the first large-scale, randomized, sham-controlled trial of deep brain stimulation treatment for treatment-resistant symptoms of depression.
  • Link between intestinal bacteria, depression found

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    The complex mechanisms of interaction and dynamics between the gut microbiota and its host have been illuminated by recent research. Data show that relatively minor changes in microbiota profiles or its metabolic activity induced by neonatal stress can have profound effects on host behavior in adulthood.
 
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    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily

  • Perfectionism linked to burnout at work, school and sports, research finds

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Perfectionistic concerns have a positive relationship with overall burnout and symptoms of burnout, research has found. Perfectionistic concerns can create stress, interfere with relationships and more.
  • Generalized anxiety disorders twice as likely in those with inflammatory bowel disease

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when compared to peers without IBD, according to a new study.
  • Link between intestinal bacteria, depression found

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    The complex mechanisms of interaction and dynamics between the gut microbiota and its host have been illuminated by recent research. Data show that relatively minor changes in microbiota profiles or its metabolic activity induced by neonatal stress can have profound effects on host behavior in adulthood.
  • Blood markers identify women at risk for postpartum depression

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    The hormone oxytocin, sometimes called 'the love hormone,' may be a factor in postpartum depression, when a mother has a lower than normal level. A blood marker now may help identify the risk, investigators now report.
  • Attention-control video game curbs combat vets' PTSD symptoms

    24 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    A computerized attention-control training program significantly reduced combat veterans' preoccupation with - or avoidance of -- threat and attendant PTSD symptoms. By contrast, another type of computerized training, called attention bias modification - which has proven helpful in treating anxiety disorders - did not reduce PTSD symptoms. Researchers conducted parallel trials in which the two treatments were tested in US and Israeli combat veterans.
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    Psych Central News

  • Chronic GI Conditions Up Risk of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Rick Nauert PhD
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Canadian researchers have discovered that generalized anxiety disorder is much more common among individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Specifically, people who have conditions such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, have twice the odds of having a generalized anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when compared to peers without IBD. Researchers believe the findings unmistakably characterize the relationship between physical and mental health. “Patients with IBD face substantial chronic physical problems associated with the disease,” said…
  • Computer Training Program Relieves PTSD Symptoms in Vets

    Rick Nauert PhD
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    In our 21st century environment, approximately 10-15 percent of combat veterans struggle with invisible wounds related to post-traumatic stress. For these veterans debilitating symptoms such as insomnia, flashbacks, depression, anxiety, guilt, and tension are often a part of everyday life. While there is no cure-all for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cognitive behavioral therapy — which actively reprocesses traumatic events to reduce symptoms — has seen some success. Now, a new study from researchers at Tel Aviv University, Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and the…
  • Older Adults Take Mental Health Meds at Twice the Rate of Younger People

    Traci Pedersen
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Older adults are given drug prescriptions for mental health issues at twice the rate of younger adults, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Yet this group is significantly less likely to receive mental health care from a psychiatrist. This raises the question of whether primary care doctors may need more support to care for older people with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. The researchers are also concerned about whether older adults could be at greater risk for bad drug combinations and negative side effects. “We…
  • Words of Praise Provide Special Benefit to ADHD Kids

    Rick Nauert PhD
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Interesting new research finds that positive reinforcement is especially beneficial for children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Although it was known that praise improves the performance of children with ADHD on certain cognitive tasks, experts were unsure if the results were due to enhanced motivation or because ADHD kids had greater room for improvement. University of Buffalo (UB) researchers discovered a little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with ADHD, more so than it would for typically developing kids. And the reason behind the improvement…
  • Personality Influences Financial Savings

    Rick Nauert PhD
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    A new study suggests extroverted populations should be vigilant toward managing their bank accounts because extroverts tend to have lower savings rates. Jacob Hirsh, a University of Toronto management professor, says the research topic stemmed from his interest in how personality affects decision-making. In the study, Hirsh shifted his focus from studying individuals to looking at personality effects across entire populations. “Many of the choices that people make are influenced by their personality characteristics,” Hirsh said. “I started to think about how that affect might play out…
 
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    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily

  • Researchers identify new spectrum disorder called ALPIM syndrome

    9 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    A high rate of association between panic disorder and four domains of physical illness has been documented by researchers. Their new study could alter how physicians and psychiatrists view the boundaries within and between psychiatric and medical disorders.
  • Pupil response predicts depression risk in kids

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:52 am
    How much a child's pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research.
  • For women with bipolar disorder, sleep quality affects mood

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder, according to researchers. Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. The condition is marked by extreme mood episodes characterized as manic (highs), depressive (lows) or mixed.
  • Microtubule 'roadway' in the retina helps provide energy for vision

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    Researchers have discovered a thick band of microtubules in certain neurons in the retina that they believe acts as a transport road for mitochondria that help provide energy required for visual processing.
  • Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder may share genetic roots with creativity

    8 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Genes linked to creativity could increase the risk of developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to new research. Genetic risk scores were examined in a sample of 86,292 individuals from the general population of Iceland. Creative individuals were defined as those belonging to the national artistic societies of actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists and writers.
 
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    Schizophrenia News -- ScienceDaily

  • Predicting whether children with DiGeorge syndrome will develop autism or psychosis

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    New findings are the first to suggest a potential way to predict whether children with DiGeorge syndrome will develop one of two mental impairments. The researchers report having isolated specific genetic differences between people with the syndrome who have autism and those who have psychosis.
  • Scientists identify schizophrenia's 'Rosetta Stone' gene

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    A breakthrough reveals gene's influence in a vulnerable period of the brain's development. Researchers hope it could offer a therapeutic target for reversing the disease. There is 'strong evidence' that subtle changes early on in life can lead to 'much bigger' effects in adulthood.
  • Source of debilitating memory loss in people with psychosis discovered

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    As disabling as its delusions and hallucinations, psychosis' devastating toll on memory arises from dysfunction of frontal and temporal lobe regions in the brain that rob sufferers of the ability to make associative connections, a study has found, pinpointing potential target areas for treatments to help the more than 3.2 million Americans for whom medication quells the voices and visions, but not the struggle to remember.
  • High blood levels of growth factor correlate with smaller brain areas in patients with schizophrenia

    15 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    High blood levels of a growth factor known to enable new blood vessel development and brain cell protection correlate with a smaller size of brain areas key to complex thought, emotion and behavior in patients with schizophrenia, researchers report.
  • Rare genetic mutations occur more often in schizophrenia patients, researchers find

    9 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    A new study adds to the understanding of the genetic architecture of schizophrenia. Past research has shown the impact of commonly occurring genetic variants on a person's risk of developing schizophrenia. This new study focused instead on rare coding mutations that affect protein function. It found that patients with schizophrenia have a higher-than-normal share of these mutations.
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    Dr. Deb

  • Facebook and Depression

    13 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Facebook is the millennium’s new water cooler. Though virtual in its design, it serves as a way for us to catch up on the latest trends, share milestones, learn about juicy gossip, or live vicariously through the experience of others. And not only is it a way to keep up with the Joneses, but it’s a way to keep track of the Joneses. Facebook provides us with social capital – and these valuable social experiences make us feel connected. But bear in mind that not everyone feels Facebook is an upbeat and pleasing social past time. Reading stories or viewing photos of friends’…
  • Coming Out Proud to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness

    1 Jun 2015 | 6:09 pm
    The new groundbreaking book Coming Out Proud to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness: Stories and Essays of Solidarity edited by Patrick W. Corrigan, Jon E. Larson, and Patrick J. Michaels has just been released.This book is a collection of personal reflections by people with mental illness, telling their stories of coming out and the lessons they learned from their journey.  Included are diverse stories from people all around the world, comprising of people from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.Research states that one of the…
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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

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

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

  • The body electric…genetic geniuses everyone of us…we need only pay attention…

    Monica Cassani
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:50 am
    The below picture is what it feels like to be in my body. No kidding...the psychiatric drug brain injury opened me up to intense sensitivities and this piece of amazing artwork expresses what it's like. We are not alone in this experience. Many people are being greatly challenged in similar fashion. Learning to interpret all these sensations can be overwhelming. I am grateful that people everywhere are getting clued into this reality. We need only pay attention. Then we not only start to learn about the mystery that we are living we also start to find one another. Awareness is key. It's time…
  • Slow medicine

    Monica Cassani
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    In our fast-paced world, we often look for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these “solutions” in fact may contribute to our problems. Most health challenges are in fact the result of an imbalance in our bodies and lives, and most quick-fix solutions actually exacerbate these imbalances. Slow Medicine teaches that to achieve and sustain good health, we need to become aware of each area of our lives and explore how to optimize our wellness, not only within each of these areas, but also through their harmonious integration. … [click on title for the rest of…
  • Not knowing and living with confidence

    Monica Cassani
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
    The more we engage with our lives without requiring reassurance, the more we realize that this is already the case at all times. We can never have objective confirmation that we are making the right choice. We don't know who we are, what happens when we die, how to have the best relationship or be the best parents possible. No one has ever been able to prove just what it means to live the best life possible or how to do so. Basically, we're just falling through space, making it up as we go. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
  • Stimulate your vagus nerve and thus chill out: simple, natural, uninvasive methods

    Monica Cassani
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    What was really fun is that Yasmina gave me a new really fast fix. I can feel pretty much the minute my body goes into an immune response now. And so last night when that happened, I filled up a bowl with ice cold water and dunked my head in the bowl. AWWW...an instant improvement in stress, anxiety and the immune response disappeared. LOVELY. Yes, it really did chill me out in more ways than one. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
  • You will love again the stranger who was your self

    Monica Cassani
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Love after love The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to […]
 
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • Going Straight- Saying Bollocks to Booze

    Mentally Interesting
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    I hate myself when I drink. So why do I drink? This was the stark question I faced this morning, and I didn’t have a good answer. Nothing dramatic happened last night at the pub, no horror stories. Just broken sleep, empty pockets and that question, again. Why do I drink? Drinking makes socialising marginally easy, in the beginning. But I’m one of those people that has no off switch when it comes to alcohol. I have never successfully been able to moderate myself- my social anxiety means I will drink quickly, lose my inhibitions, and then drink more and more, until (often, but not…
  • Labour are miserable, spineless, traitorous cowards.

    Mentally Interesting
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:57 am
    And they are rapidly becoming indefensible. For anyone who looks to them for hope or humanity, we are further abandoned. People are suffering and the suffering is going to become even worse and Labour stand by to watch it happen. Shame on Labour. I am disgusted I ever voted for or believed in you. I give up. Well done to the 48 who voted with a conscience (including David Lammy, oddly) but you still belong to a party of bastards. I know this post is insight free, just wanted to register my anger somewhere.Filed under: Mental health
  • Ruby Wax Is Right- You Don’t Have To Tell Your Employers You’re Mental

    Mentally Interesting
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Ruby Wax has caused a minor kerfuffle by suggesting that those us whom struggle with our mental health should keep it quiet from employers, and in fact, lie to them in order to protect ourselves. How many of us have had, “a cold” when general misery has flattened us to our beds? Had dodgy trains when it’s really been a panic attack? In a perfect world, we’d be able to tell the truth. And our employers would be able to respond compassionately and sensibly. But it’s not a perfect world. Nor is it some post-stigma world as Eleanor Morgan suggests in her response to…
  • I wrote a bit for Dear Stranger- letters on the subject of happiness

    Mentally Interesting
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:09 am
    A gigantic THANK YOU! for all your comments and reblogs on my last post.  What a lovely response.  I feel like I should follow it up but I’m still one lap short so consigned to my phone. I’ll update proper soon. Instead of an epic post, I thought I’d give you a quick heads up about: Dear Stranger is a compilation of specially written letters on the subject of happiness. Such excellent people as Marian Keyes and Caitlin Moran have contributed, and all profits go to Mind. I’ve also contributed with something I think is a bit odd (and written in the hormonal,…
  • Musings on Mumhood- Feminism, Love and Grief

    Mentally Interesting
    17 May 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Edit: for some reason this post is showing as May 18th. I wrote it on June 11, so go figure! I’m currently writing this at 11.30pm, in the garden, where a fairly stiff breeze is blowing. This is the only place I know I won’t run to the baby if he cries (Robert is in the house with him, in case you think I’ve just left him). I’ve wanted to get some thoughts down about motherhood for months, but it’s been rather hard to write. Not just due to the new occupant of my lap. But because my feelings are hurricaning through me and evolving every day. When I was pregnant,…
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    Philly Weekly

  • 10 things we saw at the 2015 WXPN XPoNential Music Festival

    Bill Chenevert
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    The sun blazed over three sunsets and baked two days full every genre of WXPN music this past weekend at the 2015 XPoNential Music Festival (presented by Subaru). What felt like the very peak of July heat didn’t deter full, enthusiastic and eager music fan crowds at Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center on the Camden waterfront. Here are some things I experienced: 1. It was definitely overly ambitious to think that I could see all the bands I wanted to see. That first crossed my mind as I sat on the living room couch Friday night after a tiring week: Should I go see Milton and…
  • WTH? Brainspunk’s “Mercury Fur” is a wild ride—and not for the faint of heart

    Bill Chenevert
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    There’s no way to get into a review of Brainspunk Theater’s Mercury Fur without starting with a quote from the playwright in the program. Philip Ridley’s play is extremely weird; still, I enjoyed it nonetheless. But here it goes: What Mercury Fur posits is this scenario in which the stories, the social landscape in which these characters are living has been deliberately broken down by a political power. This is not a natural thing that has happened, it has been a deliberate event created by a superpower (which in my mind is America, although it’s never said in the play) which drops…
  • How to do this weekend’s WXPN’s XPoNential Festival right and tight

    Bill Chenevert
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Take it from us: WXPN’s XPoNential Fest will be a marathon, not a sprint. Sure, if you’re super-parched to discover a new band or stumble upon a set that catches you off guard, by all means, zig-zag and sprint from stage to stage at Wiggins Park and to the Susquehanna Bank Center across the Camden, NJ riverfront. But as a veteran attendee and new-music superfan, I offer a subjective itinerary for your consideration. Friday, July 24 * Go ‘head and get out to the JerseyArts.com Marina Stage for Milton (6:10pm), a local up-and-comer who nails sultry, smooth R&B. His smoky, agile voice…
  • Flashpoint’s “Lulu’s Golden Shoes” a testament to hometown hero Quiara Alegria Hudes

    Bill Chenevert
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Talk about two completely different plays. The second of two Flashpoint Theatre Company summer productions, Lulu’s Golden Shoes, is nothing like Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments. The latter was an eye-opening, engaging and powerful rumination on police brutality in America with a distinctly racial perspective—fitting, since police brutality is endemic in urban black cultures across the country. And while Lulu certainly explores issues of race and personhood, it does so in a starkly different manner. Ana is our protagonist, a North Philly girl with a troublesome relationship with her…
  • BalletX’s “Sunset, o639 Hours” restaged for two nights to take to Vail and New York

    Bill Chenevert
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    We know BalletX is doing great work, and we even knew about the ingenuity behind last July’s premiere of Sunset, o639 Hours from rehearsals. But seeing it in person is really something else entirely, and last week, choreographer Matthew Neenan let Philly Weekly into the U Arts space where they’re fine-tuning a restaging of the piece for a two-night benefit performance run later this week. The company, upon prestigious invitation, is set to take it to the Vail International Dance Festival and The Joyce Theater on a little mini-tour of the production, so they plan to show it off here in…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Worth Every Moment: Charity’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression

    Jen Gaskell
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    I am so honored to welcome Warrior Mom Charity today to share her story.  Charity struggled  with postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety with a psychotic episode. I have three little girls, ages 8, 7 and 4.  Bringing each home was a joy.  An amazing joy.   Bringing home the youngest, Patrice, was the easiest transition in mothering.  […] The post Worth Every Moment: Charity’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsBy: What I Am Proud Of | Our Giggles and Grimaces…
  • Warrior Mom Conference Dinner Recap

    Lindsay Maloan
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    On the first night of the Warrior Mom Conference, the attendees were treated to a beautiful candlelit dinner at the St. Botolph Club in Boston. After a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres and wine, the women drew seat assignments at random, allowing them to enjoy the company of those that they may not have […] The post Warrior Mom Conference Dinner Recap appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsHi Kimberly, we aren't sure where it will be next, but follow ... by Becky SchroederI so wish I could have attended this! You…
  • I’m Not Sorry {Guest Post by Climb Out Leader Jessica LaBonte}

    Lindsay Maloan
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    As I was sitting in a hospital room with my very pregnant, sick and dehydrated sister-in-law, I realized I had a bunch of awesome Postpartum Progress Hug Cards in my purse. So, while the nurse was changing out her fluids, I announced I was “going to work.” When I walked back into the room, the […] The post I’m Not Sorry {Guest Post by Climb Out Leader Jessica LaBonte} appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThanks for sharing! I would love some Postpartum Progress Hug ... by Stephanie 
  • Finding Your Circle

    Lindsay Maloan
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    During the Warrior Mom Conference last week in Boston, we did an exercise where the brilliant Kate Kripke, LCSW, asked us to draw a target. In the bullseye, we were to write the people that we could call that would be there in an instant, whether by phone, physical presence, or text. In the next […] The post Finding Your Circle appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • You Are Never Alone

    Jennifer Marshall
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    When I first became depressed and anxious after my oldest daughter was born four years ago, I kept it bottled up inside – but its devastating effects on me were all too visible anyway. I wasn’t eating, couldn’t sleep, was mute and crying at the smallest instigation – and I thought I was all alone. […] The post You Are Never Alone appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
 
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    Scientific Dream Interpretation

  • Why Do You Have Nightmares When You Are Fine?

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Dreams reflect your mental condition, your life, your future, your behavior, and your mistakes. Dreams also give you information about the outside world and the people who are around you. This information can be trusted because it comes from God, who produces your dreams in order to help you eliminate your satanic anti-conscience and acquire total consciousness. Your anti-conscience gives you the personality of a demon. Your tiny human conscience represents your human personality. Since dreams have a supernatural dimension and they are not produced by your imagination, you have to understand…
  • How To Avoid Being Fooled By Misleading Ideas

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The Meaning Of Dreams About Clothes You are constantly manipulated by the commercial world, which defends a false positivity based on hypocrisy, and imposes a materialistic and selfish philosophy of life. Marketers don’t want to help you. They merely want to sell you what you want to buy. This way, they don’t need to make efforts to convince you to buy what they are trying to sell. Of course, they do everything they can to make you desire their products, but they mainly try to understand what you really want, so that they may satisfy your ego’s desires, without trying to correct…
  • How To Deeply Understand The Psychology Of Dreams

    admin
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Most psychologists believe that a dream has a different meaning for every dreamer. They imagine that our dreams help us understand our experiences during our daily lives, make different associations, or deal with our emotions and fears. Many of them analyze the brain waves of the dreamers’ brain during sleep, the parts of their brain that are activated, and their eye movements, trying to understand what is happening to them while they are dreaming. However, these observations from the outside cannot help them understand the meaning of the dream messages. Psychologists interpret dreams the…
  • Logical Traps And Your Ego’s Conspiracies

    admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Logical traps are imperceptible traps based on absurd thoughts that invade your conscience whenever you accept what is bad without condemning its negative effects. In other words, logical traps are your anti-conscience’s attempts to mislead your conscience and make you lose consciousness. Your anti-conscience keeps trying to destroy your human conscience because it is a wild animal that doesn’t want to be tamed by your conscience. Its evil thoughts destroy your capacity to think logically. Your anti-conscience is your second conscience, which works based on evilness. You ignore its…
  • How To Acquire Total Knowledge Through Consciousness

    admin
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    The Meaning Of The Helicopter And The Plane In Dreams Consciousness is not only the state of being conscious or the awareness of one’s own existence. Consciousness is a process that enables your conscience to understand your mistakes and how to correct them. Consciousness is your capacity to realize the meaning of your reality, and discern what is good and bad. When you translate the meaning of your dreams according to the scientific method of dream interpretation you acquire consciousness. All dreams are produced by God in order to help you eliminate your satanic anti-conscience…
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    Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

  • Rose Report: "Create a short NHS handbook/ passport/ map summarising in short and/or visual form the NHS core values..."

    Peter Jones
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    Department of Health 16 July 2015:Better leadership for tomorrow NHS Leadership Review Lord Rose June 2015, p.49.The second prerequisite condition is cultural. The NHS needs to create a values-based culture. A large and complex organisation can be made more effective if all of its people behave in ways that are ethically consistent, and in ways that show they share the same values and base what they do on those values. There is already the ground work for this: the NHS Constitution includes a Staff Handbook, and Trusts communicate the NHS values contained within it in a variety of ways.
  • BBC Radio 4: NHS regulation, leadership, training, careers...

    Peter Jones
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Edited from BBC Radio 4: "Today, 27/07/2015, NHS constantly feeding regulatory beast"Lord Stuart Rose has produced a report -Better leadership for tomorrow: NHS leadership review- looking at how to improve leadership in the NHS.The Conservative peer and former Marks and Spencer boss said he found a great ethos across the NHS, but also change-fatigue and staff burdened by an enormous amount of data and bureaucracy.“We have to have regulation with a light touch,” said Lord Rose. “There’s a lot of managing upwards, constantly feeding the regulatory beast.” ...Release date: 27 Jul…
  • A headspace full of 'cans'

    Peter Jones
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic --------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroup"My headspaceis 25m long."join me!Sport England: This Girl CanPhoto: PJ Bus stop WN4
  • Mental Life and Death in Squares*

    Peter Jones
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic --------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroup Mental health"Approximately half of all deaths in or following police custody involve detainees with some form of mental health problem. The IPCC is keen to get a better insight into the issues concerning mental health and custody. A key way in which individuals with mental disorder may have contact with the police is when they are in a public place and are believed to be in need of ‘immediate care and control. ... "Please see: IPCC'cost…
  • Life (and death) in Squares*

    Peter Jones
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic --------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroup ARTS & HUMANITIES SCIENCESLife in......SquaresBBC 2 Life in SquaresDrama mini-series by Amanda Coe. A story of the close and often fraught relationship between sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.* Well OK 'rectangles'.
 
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    Una Vita Bella

  • I Don’t Know What to Call It

    Abeeliever
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    Disclaimer: If you are reading this and you are a family member of mine you may find this topic and story upsetting or uncomfortable. You may want to skip this post. I like how WordPress prompts you to share your story…but sometimes I’m not sure I have a story. I often feel empty of words when I want nothing more than to share. But right now, I have a story to tell and share with you. I was 14 years old…only 14. Do you remember 14? I remember it pretty clearly, which is impressive to me because my memory can be cloudy at times. It was summertime, sometime around the 4th of…
  • And the Doctor Never Called

    Abeeliever
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    A few weeks ago I was having trouble with a cough that wouldn’t go away. I let it carry on a while thinking it would just go away but when I became increasingly fatigued and continued to feel really lousy for a few days I relented and made an appointment to see a doctor. I have been bad about seeing one doctor consistently in recent years. I typically go to the same practice for all of my health needs but I have not attached myself to one primary care physician, mostly because I simply haven’t found one that I like that much or that seems to take enough interest in my long term…
  • You Want Me to do What? Why You Should Consider Clinical Trials as an Option

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

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

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

  • PTSD & Benzos: New Information You Really Need to Know

    Bill White
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Passing judgment on a treatment of choice for someone struggling with a mood or anxiety disorder is cold. Yet, risks need to be shared. Treating PTSD with benzodiazepines seems to make a whole lot of sense. However, new research says otherwise. Let’s dig-in… Benzodiazepines are ineffective for PTSD treatment and prevention, and risks associated with their use tend to outweigh potential short-term benefits. Okay, so who can’t understand why someone enduring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would want to use a benzodiazepine (benzo)? I mean, think about flashbacks,…
 
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    Choosehelp.com

  • SMART Recovery: A Free Science-Based Alternative to the 12 Steps

    John Lee
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    There are many pathways to recovery. If the 12 steps don’t feel right, consider SMART Recovery meetings. SMART Recovery is a free, science-based community self-help group. In addiction recovery, people who get involved with community self help programs tend to have better outcomes than those who go it alone. AA and NA are two of the best known community self help groups, but not everyone feels comfortable with the 12-step program and its spiritual underpinnings or disease model philosophy. Fortunately, you have other options and many pathways can lead to lasting recovery.  If the 12…
  • Teaching Ourselves and Our Children Not to Bully

    David Johnson, MSW, LICSW
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    Bullying can dramatically change life's course. It's a pervasive cultural problem. We must teach ourselves and our children not to bully. Bullying has been an issue for humanity for a very long time. Unfortunately, it took recent events, such as, violence perpetrated by and at schoolchildren, for people to give it the attention it needs. These violent events often seem to point to bullying as one of the problems that led to the violence.1 Certainly it's not that simple. But, being bullied is a problem that leads to school adjustment difficulties.2  The Emotional Consequences of Bullying…
  • 5 Questions to Evaluate Your Drinking or Drug Use

    James Cloughley, R.S.S.W.
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    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…
  • Mindfulness and Depression: Learning to Feel Good Again

    Ari Hahn, LCSW
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    How Mindfulness can overcome depression, teach us how to ignore unwanted thoughts and help us choose what is healthy for ourselves. You've seen the advertisements. They say: "I've been on my medication for a long time and I still suffer from depression. So maybe I should add a second medication." On the other hand, people say that one definition of craziness is when you are doing something that doesn't work, and you go on doing it. (One medication isn’t working so I’ll take another. That sounds like, "it's bad enough being depressed, they think I'm crazy also?") I understand where…
  • Substance Abuse & Addiction Risk Factors for Older Americans

    Jim LaPierre, LCSW, CCS
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    When older Americans use drugs it’s often for the same reasons that teenagers do: to cope, out of curiosity, and from a lack of passions. Feelings of mortality, boredom and loneliness are common precursors. Older Americans use drugs for the same reasons that teenagers do: to cope, out of curiosity, and from a lack of satisfying pursuits or passions. Depression, a sense of one’s mortality, boredom and loneliness are gateway experiences. They are best seen as forms of emptiness that demand to be filled and they will be, whether by default or design.  Using to Cope The recovery acronym…
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    Angela Brooks|Network Marketing| Social Media|Nurse

  • Core Value of a Network Marketing Professional

    Angela Brooks
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    To go all in with your Young Living business there are a few steps that you have to take to be true to your own business and support your own path with your company.Be a product of the product. If you are trying to market a product that you don’t use – how can you tell someone else about the results you like best? If you go to the store and purchase a product that your company has you are taking money out of your own business and putting it in someone else’s pocket.Young Living has an auto ship called essential reward make sure you are using it. You get a discount; free points toward…
  • Young Living Gold Retreat – 2015

    Angela Brooks
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    See More pictures of the trip by clicking this imageI had a little idea of what to expect since only two weeks ago I attended the Young Living Silver Retreat with my son. I knew that when Young Living throws a party they don’t hold back on spoiling the members with appreciation. We arrived at the airport with buses waiting for our arrival after a long day air travel to be taken to the fancy-dancy-swag Davenport hotel that had been open for three weeks. We were the first conference to be held in the new building.The welcome dinner began at 7pm with a full course meal and time to meet…
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  • What’s happening to CBT? And why all the hoopla misses the point

    scottdm
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    In May 2012, I blogged about results from a Swedish study examining the impact of psychotherapy’s “favorite son”–cognitive behavioral therapy–on the outcome of people disabled by depression and anxiety.  Like many other Western countries, the percentage of people in Sweden disabled by mental health problems was growing dramatically.  Costs were skyrocketing.  Even with treatment, far too many left the workforce permanently. Sweden embraced “evidence-based practice”–most popularly construed as the application of specific…
  • Love, Mercy, & Adverse Events in Psychotherapy

    scottdm
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Just over a year ago, I blogged about an article that appeared in one of the U.K.’s largest daily newspapers, The Guardian.  Below a picture of an attractive, yet dejected looking woman (reclined on a couch), the caption read, “Major new study reveals incorrect…care can do more harm than good.” I was interested. As I often do in such cases, I wrote directly to the researcher cited in the article asking for a reprint or pre-publication copy of the study.  No reply.  One month later, I wrote again.  Still, no reply. Two months after my original email, I received a…
  • Time to Rethink Burnout: Lessons from Supershrinks

    scottdm
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:59 pm
    The world seems to be in the midst of a pandemic of burnout, spread across all age groups, genders, professions, and cultures. Research specific to mental health providers finds that between 21 and 67 percent may be experiencing high levels.  Other related “conditions” have been identified, including compassion fatigue (CF), vicarious traumatization (VT), and secondary traumatic stress (STS), all aimed at describing the negative impact that working in human services can have on mental and physical health. An entire industry of authors, coaches, and trainers has sprung up to address the…
  • Something Fun for Summer: Mindreading, Memory, and Top Performance

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

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

  • The New Skill: Ecological Thinking

    Maria Hill
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    Source: Detail of “String Web” scultpure by Machiko Agano, photo by Dominic Alves – Flickr We humans have been running on left brained, linear thinking for a long time. It has accomplished a lot but its limitations are evident also. What Is Linear Thinking? Linear thinking is thinking that is based on the idea of sequential events and therefore a line. Sequential events lead to a story, reasoning and narratives. Linear thinking is very cause and effect. It’s objective is to create a kind of solidity. Because it connects everything in a line, it is very surface in what…
  • Put Negativity In Its Place

    Maria Hill
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    Source: jmetraux – Flickr Negativity is not what you think. Negativity is often thought to be a personal character trait. There is some truth to that but it is so much more. What Is Negativity? According to the Your Dictionary, negativity,  at least in a social or decision making sense, is defined as follows: a word, affix, phrase, etc. that denies, rejects, or refuses (Ex.: no, not, by no means) a statement of denial, refusal, or rejection the point of view that denies or attacks the positive or affirmative: the negative won the debate an undesirable element or quality; drawback,…
  • Overcoming The Desire To Take The Easy Way Out

    Maria Hill
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:01 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…
  • Separating Ambition And Greed

    Maria Hill
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:05 am
    Source: Tao Zhyn – Flickr Ambition and greed are often thought of as the same thing. They are not easy concepts for highly sensitive people and can be a source of pain and unhappiness. Greed does Not Work For Highly Sensitive People Greed does not work as a life strategy for most highly sensitive people. Part of the reason is physical because it requires a lot of energy directed toward personal gain. Another reason is our natures. We see the dehumanizing side of greed and the destruction of animals and natural resources that is required to sustain greediness. A third reason is that it…
  • Those Pesky Boundaries

    Maria Hill
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:07 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…
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    CogniFit's blog

  • CogniFit Brain Fitness for iPhone is now available in German

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Grab your app on the German App StoreEntdecke das neue mobile Gehirnfitness -Training von CogniFit, das jetzt auch schon für dein iPhone verfügbar ist! Mentales Training kann dir bei der Bewertung und beim Training deiner kognitiven Fähigkeiten, wie z.B. dem Gedächtnis, das du mit wissenschaftlich entwickelten mobilen Denkspielen verbessern kannst, helfen.
  • Fascinating Facts About the Brain – Part 3In Part 1 and Part 2...

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Fascinating Facts About the Brain – Part 3In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we looked at the complexity, main characteristics, and structure of the brain. In this post, we will look at some completely random facts about the brain, just because it’s the summer and you want to impress your friends at a barbecue party!1. It’s almost impossible to tickle yourself! Our brains can differentiate between our touches and other people’s touches. Your “unexpected” touch, no matter how cleverly you disguise it, is almost always expected. Some scientists believe the cerebellum prevents us…
  • 3 Main Parts of the 3 Pound Human BrainThe brain is a powerful...

    17 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    3 Main Parts of the 3 Pound Human BrainThe brain is a powerful and vital organ that is essential to being alive. With that said, it would not hurt to have knowledge of the main parts of the brain and their functions. Basically, the brain has 3 parts: the cerebrum, the cerebellum and the brain stem. Each of these parts provides different functions for the brain, and we cannot survive without them. 1. Cerebrum: also called cortex is by far the largest portion of the brain, and weighs about two pounds. For the record, the entire brain weighs three pounds. The cerebrum is home to billions and…
  • How packing is an easy way to assess our brain performance

    10 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Carlos Rodriguez, CogniFit CTO, explains on the Spanish radio show “Hoy por hoy” on “Cadena SER” how packing is an easy way to assess our brain performance. Listen to the interview
  • Happy 4th of July from the CogniFit Team!We wish you a you a...

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Happy 4th of July from the CogniFit Team!We wish you a you a fun, safe, healthy and happy 4th of July celebration. May the holiday be filled with laughter, friends, and great food. Enjoy the fireworks!
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    SocialWork.Career

  • Best in Mental Health (7/13/15-7/26/15)

    Dorlee
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    Below is a round-up of some of the latest news in mental health (and more)! This week’s wrap-up has the following main themes: Cultural Sensitivity/Advocacy Technology and Mental Health Healthcare/Therapy Depression/Suicide Child Therapy Career/Self Care Cultural Sensitivity/Advocacy 6 Questions To Help You See Visual Processing Disorder Clearly – Stephen Borgman explains how a child with visual perception problems […] The post Best in Mental Health (7/13/15-7/26/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • 10 Must-Know Private Practice Start-Up Tips

    Dorlee
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Many mental health professionals dream about having their own private practice one day but have no idea of where to begin, or what steps they need to take to prepare for this move. Today’s post will give you ten critical strategies to help you establish your practice based upon an interview with Tamara G. Suttle, M.Ed., LPC from Private Practice […] The post 10 Must-Know Private Practice Start-Up Tips appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • How Volunteering Is Good for Your Well-Being and Career

    Megan Dottermusch
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Volunteering is alive and well in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 62 million people in the U.S. volunteered from September 2013 to September 2014. Doing good for others not only helps people in need but also the person donating his/her time! As per United Health Group‘s 2013 […] The post How Volunteering Is Good for Your Well-Being and Career appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Best in Mental Health (6/28/15 – 7/12/15)

    Dorlee
    12 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Below is a round-up of some of the latest news in mental health (and more)! This week’s wrap-up has the following main themes: Cultural Sensitivity/Racism Advocacy/Healthcare Technology and Social Work Therapy/Treatment Self-Care Nonprofit/Private Practice Career Guidance Cultural Sensitivity/Racism 3 Things to Know When Working With LGBT Clients – Paul C. Milford stresses the importance of our being aware of the employment […] The post Best in Mental Health (6/28/15 – 7/12/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Free Webinars for Social Workers and Providers, July 2015

    Dorlee
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Do you want to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the mental health arena? Attending one of these free webinars is an easy way of doing just that ! This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Providers, featuring all the free webcasts that Social Work Career could find […] The post Free Webinars for Social Workers and Providers, July 2015 appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
 
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    nochnoch

  • Too much positivity

    nochnoch
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    Life is not all rainbows. Sometimes life is crap. We spend time waiting, chasing, hoping, wondering… to no concrete results. People do not respond to emails. Things out of our control keep us in limbo. We get sick. We get tired. We do not reach the goals in our self-allotted time. Sometimes we wonder what is the point to it all? For what are we staying alive? People die of hunger. Some explode with bombs. Others, simply a victim of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. The world tells us to think positive, to look on bright side of things. Makes me feel guilty for being sad. Blogs…
  • 6 years and beyond

    nochnoch
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:23 am
    It was around this time in the year I started getting migraines 6 years ago. I would like to congratulate myself for coming this far. From migraines to clinical depression to anxiety to panic attacks to suicide attempts – it feels surreal in retrospect. A journey I did not expect or envision in the master plan for my life. A detour, a meandering, an impasse. This challenge has unleashed more power in me than I thought possible. In frustration, I found self-reflection space. In hopelessness, I rediscovered creativity. In illness, I learnt health. In despair, relationships coalesced and I…
  • Ipanema – the art of being

    nochnoch
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:03 am
    This post is part of my travelling series – posts inspired whilst in that location, brought about by photos I took…  On the shore of Ipanema, around Post 8 Prefecture, we set down our umbrella and beach chair. We marked our territory with the massive beach towels, and I took out Shinie, Proudie and Lurkie to enjoy the Brazilian sun. I took a stroll down to the shore. The sand slipped through my toes, tickling the senses to awakening. So soft like feathers and yet so sturdy so that the sun umbrella might stand erect, shielding the blaze from those who do not want to turn into…
  • My Way

    nochnoch
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:21 pm
    I was a conformist. Ironically, I had wanted to be special and outstanding. But I wanted to be accepted in school, teams, work, so I conformed to a framework. I smiled, I was polite, I was outgoing, sociable… You know what I mean. A few weeks ago, I caught a terrible cold, sneezing and wheezing like an excited elephant splashing water onto innocent onlookers. But last week, after I felt a trickle of energy from the post-thesis hiatus, I wanted to update my blog and shake things up a bit. Suffice to say, I have neglected this space over the last year or so. I looked through both this…
  • Role transition

    nochnoch
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    Change happens overnight; but transition takes time. I am not settling into the role of being a “mother.” The role that is expected of me – being a mother and hence the conventional responsibilities thereof – is not one that I embrace. Indeed, I do not know what this role entails. I used to define myself by my organization and business card. After a few years of reflection and self-discovery, I was able to shake this off. I could define myself by me. There were no perceptions I needed to fulfill, nor did I have perceived perceptions I thought I had to fulfill. However, becoming a…
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • One Of My Favorite “Break Up” Songs

    songtothesirens
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:40 pm
    I am still having a bit of difficulty getting my subconscious to get over my last relationship which pretty much fucked my whole self-image, and what I expect from a relationship. Now it is seeping into my conscious. Not good. I am not used to being or feeling loved. That was not what mt marriage […]
  • Ever Feel Like Something May Be Too Good…..

    songtothesirens
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I had the oddest dream last night. i had spent the night at my boyfriend’s in an attempt to 1) see him, and 2) to escape my neighbor ( she doesn’t understand that I need a fair amount of people-free time). Anyway, the dream. It was third person and first person so it felt  like […]
  • I Have A New Tattoo ~ Yea!

    songtothesirens
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    About a week ago a good friend of mine forwarded an article to me she had read, and thought I might be interested in. She knows about the struggle I have just to make it through a day without wanting to just give up. Believe me, I have tried to give up…..nearly 11 times that […]
  • Insomnia

    songtothesirens
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    Insomnia has got to be one of my least favorite symptoms of the Bipolar/PTSD/Various Anxiety disorders filled world that I live in. I hate not being able to sleep, although I have had this problem since I was a child (I was the kid reading under the covers until the wee hours). I know all […]
  • Make Your Weird Light Shine Bright

    songtothesirens
    12 Jul 2015 | 5:46 pm
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    Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX

  • Treatment Options for Adult ADHD

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Sports have always been easy for Danny. School, on the other hand, has always been challenging. Danny often felt bursts of interest in his coursework and wanted to do well, but no matter how hard Danny worked he couldn’t stay on top of his grades. After high school, Danny was admitted to a local college ...Read the rest... The post Treatment Options for Adult ADHD appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: What is Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Managing ADD (Adult…
  • Common and Not-So-Common Symptoms of Anxiety

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:02 am
    Emma tends to feel anxious in social situations. Her heart begins to race, her palms sweat, and sometimes it seems like her heart might actually beat out of her chest. Emma usually seeks to avoid parties because she spends so much time dreading how social events will go.   Nadine thinks there is something wrong ...Read the rest... The post Common and Not-So-Common Symptoms of Anxiety appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: What is an Anxiety Attack? Symptoms, Causes…
  • 5 Things You’re Doing that Cause Marriage Problems

    Amber Gray, LCSW
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:59 am
    Jane and her husband, Todd, have been married for 8 years. At first it was easy; they loved working on their home together, cooking for each other, and doing small favors to make each other feel special. Lately they’ve been fighting a lot about chores, finances, and who is supposed to unload the dishwasher.   ...Read the rest... The post 5 Things You’re Doing that Cause Marriage Problems appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: Is Infidelity The End of Your…
  • Physical and Emotional Causes of Depression

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:47 am
    Last year, Sean was diagnosed with depression. Being on medication helped Sean make the first steps toward feeling better. Things were looking up, but being on medication wasn’t enough—Sean had a lot of lingering questions about his depression. Why did he struggle with feeling so low, while his siblings did not? Did something happen to ...Read the rest... The post Physical and Emotional Causes of Depression appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: What Causes Depression…
  • All Couples Fight – 6 Steps to Fighting Fairly

    Amber Gray, LCSW
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:50 am
    It has been a busy couple of months for Tom and Katie. Tom has just gone back to school to finish his degree, and he often studies late. Katie works two jobs, but she has more time than Tom to grocery shop, clean, and cook dinner.   Normally Katie doesn’t mind the extra work-load. She’s ...Read the rest... The post All Couples Fight – 6 Steps to Fighting Fairly appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: The Top 7 Reasons Couples Argue Relationship Drifting…
 
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    Depression

  • Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy?

    Katie Chamberlain, PhD
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The question of whether to take antidepressants during pregnancy is an intimate and complicated one. But if you're pregnant (or trying to be) and you have depression, you may want to consider the risks.
  • Got Insomnia? Change the Way You Think

    Beth Greenwood
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    If insomnia is keeping you up at night, you may want to change how you think.
  • When 'Low T' Gets You Down

    Alex Lindley
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    For some men, low testosterone levels may be tied to a common mental health problem.
  • For Menopausal Women, Rx May Up Fracture Risk

    Don Rauf
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Women going through menopause may take antidepressants to help treat mood swings and hot flashes. These medications, however, may up women's risk of injury.
  • How Online Bullying Could Affect Mental Health

    Don Rauf
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    While social media tools like Facebook have many positive aspects, they may have opened the door for a new type of bullying, which may be adding to depression among young people.
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    Kmareka.com

  • Another Push to Help Workers, With an Online Twist – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    New coalitions and innovations seem to be springing up all over the country to address the challenges facing America’s workers, backed by a range of funders. Last week, we wrote about a big effort on jobs spearheaded by Howard Schultz and Starbucks. And yesterday we wrote about a workforce push in Newark that JPMorgan Chase is helping bankroll. via Another Push to Help Workers, With an Online Twist – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.
  • Expanding Horizons and Hope: The Logic of a Bank’s Funding on Youth Employment  – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

    Kiersten Marek
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    Youth unemployment is a national problem that is now squarely on the agenda of funders. Just the other day, we wrote about a new initiative spearhead by Starbucks and its CEO Howard Schultz to provide jobs and opportunities to 100,000 young people. We’ve also written about a range of other philanthropic efforts to bolster the work readiness of young people. Two themes stand out in these initiatives: One, most look beyond the concrete skills of young Americans, or what jobs are available to them, to a deeper, more complex problem—the alienation of many young people from the mainstream…
  • The Money Behind a Push to Bolster Black Male Leaders Across the U.S. – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Attention to race keeps growing in the United States, and that’s true for a bunch of reasons. But, for sure, philanthropy has played a role in elevating race to the top of the national agenda. Well before the events in Ferguson last year, a number of top foundations were already investing in new work to address racial inequities and empower leaders of color. Most notably, ten top foundations partnered with the White House in February 2014 to address the challenges facing young men of color. And nearly a year earlier, 26 foundations had come together in Chicago, pledging new work in…
  • Feature CoPromoter: Social Change Advocate Kiersten Marek | CoPromote Blog

    Kiersten Marek
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    The internet is a great platform to voice your ideas and advocate for social change. Kiersten Marek, writer for news website Inside Philanthropy, uses CoPromote to spread her knowledge and connect with other like minded individuals. Using real life experience, she brings different perspective on many issues. Check out the chat we had with Kiersten below about her content, and the issues she is most passionate about! via Feature CoPromoter: Social Change Advocate Kiersten Marek | CoPromote Blog.
  • Foundations Interested in Youth Media | The Chronicle of Social Change

    Kiersten Marek
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    The desire to be a journalist — to tell the stories that inspire feeling and change lives — usually kicks in fairly early in life. Many of us discover in high school that a source of great meaning and gratification comes from being able to communicate with others through writing or another form of media. Which foundations support youth journalism in its many current incarnations, which now include blogging, videography, Youtubing and podcasting? Which foundations should grant seekers for youth turn to if they want to do the work of cultivating media and journalism for young minds? via…
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    American Association of Christian Counselors

  • Helping Couples Fight for Their Marriage

    Dina Jones
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    Kim Kimberling, Ph.D. One of the biggest steps forward that I see couples make in the counseling process is when they make the decision to quit fighting each other and begin fighting together for their marriage. Because this seems like such a logical step, I often wonder why couples don’t quickly embrace it.   When God created man and woman, there were the obvious physical differences on the outside, but there were also many differences on the inside. I believe God’s plan is for us to embrace those “inside differences” much like we do the outside differences. The plan in a…
  • Three Reasons Why You Can’t Live Without Emotional Abundance

    Dina Jones
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Lisa Murray, LMFT   Some days life puts us to the test. These are the days that things don’t just rock along, days that don’t unfold as we had planned or desired. These are the hard and agonizing days. It’s ok. We all have them. We all know them well. Sleepless nights. Heavy hearts for those we love. Worries about the future. This is the stuff of life. The questions of life somehow seem to boil down to this: how you do this thing called life isn’t ultimately determined by the lush and peaceful days. Life is determined by how you handle these days, these dark days that can feel…
  • A Brief Guide to Evidence-based Practice for Children and Adolescents

    Dina Jones
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    Gary A. Sibcy II The following article is from Christian Counseling Today.   We are in the age of “evidence-based” healthcare, where practitioners are being mandated to use scientifically sound, empirically-supported[1] practice strategies. I have found the vast majority of these treatments can easily transport into clinical practice settings and are accepted well when sensitively and thoughtfully delivered to Christian children and families. Below, I give a very brief overview of some the best assessment strategies and treatment protocols, as well as a few of the most well-established,…
  • Potential Participants for Dissertation Study

    Dina Jones
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    James Kent, MBA If you were trained as a psychologist and you have experience utilizing your training as a part- or full-time employee in a church, James Kent, a doctoral student at Wheaton College Graduate School could use your help.  He is investigating the extent to which psychologists are uniquely equipped to work in churches, and would greatly value the chance to connect with you.  If interested, please email James at james.kent@my.wheaton.edu. I (James Kent) am a doctoral student at Wheaton College Graduate School, pursuing a Psy.D. in clinical psychology. The integration of…
  • Is Emotional Health a Spiritual Issue?

    Dina Jones
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Lisa Murray, LMFT I learned the hard way. Just because I was raised in the church and was a passionate follower of Christ, that didn’t mean that I was whole on the inside. The truth was, I was an emotional wreck. I was demanding and critical of myself. I was obsessed with winning other’s approval. I was terrified of rejection. I had a hard time listening to criticism. I felt it impossible to say no to other’s demands. I could never speak my thoughts and feelings and I did my very best to avoid any conflict that came my way. For so many years, I sat in church and listened to amazing…
 
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    Where I Stand Inc

  • Inside my head and inside my heart: Why?

    Erin Casey
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Guest blog post by: Julia Snyder, age 17 I don’t understand it. Any of it. They say keep trying until things get better or work out, but what if they never do? How can I keep on going if it feels as though everyone keeps pushing me backward again and again until I end up […]
  • How I responded to “You’re so fat!” and why it matters.

    Erin Casey
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    By: Caroline Owens, Where I Stand Blogger and Advocate I will admit that at times I am my own worst enemy. I criticize myself more than anyone should, and when I do I always try to remember this one quote. “If you talked to your friends the way you talked to your body, you’d have […]
  • Stand By Me

    Lizzie
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    By: Lizzie E., Where I Stand Blogger and Advocate This morning, Facebook decided to remind me of this day three years ago. In the picture I saw some version of myself smiling for the camera – blues eyes, long curly brown hair, coffee in hand. That’s me, right? Technically, yes, I guess it is, but […]
  • To all who struggle with an eating disorder: an open letter about recovery

    Erin Casey
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    By: Molly Shapleigh, Where I Stand Blogger and Advocate To all who struggle with an eating disorder: Recovery is not just about the food. (Okay, it is a little bit.) It’s about the late night pizza runs with your partner, the bonding over pancakes and omelets, recounting the night before with your friends. It’s about […]
  • I am not crazy, broken or defective.

    Erin Casey
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:55 pm
    By: Hollyn Donovan, Where I Stand blogger and advocate I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar type II. The diagnosis came as both a total shock and a huge relief. It feels amazing to finally know that the chaos I have been experiencing internally has a name, and is a ‘thing’ rather than getting pulled into my […]
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    Panic Attack Away

  • Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It

    Ahmed Hamdy
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Panic Away Program has helped over 70,000 people around the globe to heal general anxiety and panic attacks with its new approach. Made by a former sufferer of general anxiety and panic attacks, Barry McDonagh, Panic Away became the bestselling anxiety treatment program and has been featured on radio and TV in the USA. If you […] The post Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • The Best 20 Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety

    Ahmed Hamdy
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Stress is the feeling of hopelessness and desperation when you are facing a situation which you believe you can’t manage. You can feel irritable, anxious, forgetful, and sleepless. On the other hand, stress is a process which we experience when we have more demands than the resources which are at our disposal to handle such […] The post The Best 20 Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Career Planning and Surviving a Job Loss

    Cecile Peterkin
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Changing careers can be considered a positive development as long as it is something you’ve planned for and wanted for a long time. A job loss, on the other hand, is often something that we have no control over, and thus, it can be devastating to some. It is unfortunate also that there are people […] The post Career Planning and Surviving a Job Loss appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety and How To Deal With Them

    Ahmed Hamdy
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    The kind of life most of us lead has made it so that stress is as commonplace as breathing. We all have deadline, irritating bosses, bills that keep piling up, friends who keep demanding more and more from us while giving less and less, frustrations and highly toxic environments. It is no wonder that more […] The post Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety and How To Deal With Them appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Overcoming Self-Doubt: Tips from a Personal Coach

    Cecile Peterkin
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    There will always be a point in our lives when we question ourselves if we are doing enough, especially to make enough money and to have a great career. While it’s quite normal to feel this way, it’s sad that many people doubt themselves to the point that they just make decisions based on what […] The post Overcoming Self-Doubt: Tips from a Personal Coach appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
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    Care for Your mind » The Hospital Failed My Father – And Our Family

  • The Hospital Failed My Father – And Our Family

    Care for Your Mind
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    by Jessica My father battled depression his entire life but two years ago he suffered a debilitating setback. My mother took him to the local hospital to get help. He stayed for a few days and did very well while he was there. He loved the staff and talked about them for days afterward. A […]
  • Are There Alternatives to Emergency Departments when Facing a Psychiatric Emergency?

    Care for Your Mind
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    Robert Haggard, CRSS Recovery Support Specialist Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, Skokie IL The answer is a resounding yes, there are alternatives to emergency departments (EDs) for psychiatric emergencies. Person-centric, community-based crisis interventions found outside of traditional emergency departments serve a population with much-need, save lives and money, and offer hope. The Turning Point […]
  • How Can We Improve Emergency Department Psychiatric Care?

    Care for Your Mind
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Scott Zeller, MD Chief of Psychiatric Emergency Services for the Alameda Health System “John,” a 28-year-old man, is brought to a small community hospital emergency department (ED) after difficulty at home; he is at the time of arrival yelling at his mother and pulling painfully at his hair. John’s mother, who lives in the suburbs of a […]
  • Now that the Fireworks Are Over, Let’s Really Celebrate the 4th of July Holiday

    Care for Your Mind
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    In July 2014, Care for Your Mind posted an introduction to the National Institute of Health (NIH)’s “Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies” (BRAIN) initiative and the urgent need for advocacy in Congress to support its funding. Because CFYM is a platform for people living with mood disorders, family members affected by mood disorders, and […]
  • Does Collaborative Care Include Working with Faith-based Organizations?

    Care for Your Mind
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:40 am
    Rev. Douglas Ronsheim, D.Min Executive Director, American Association of Pastoral Counselors For many decades, spirituality has been an integral aspect of substance abuse recovery. With the power of faith as part of the equation, 12-step programs have proved effective for millions of participants, saving lives and helping people recover from life-threatening addictions. In more recent […]
 
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    The Fusion Model

  • Foods to Enhance Brain Health

    James Worthington
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    As we learn more about our bodies, many of us are starting to change different aspects of our lifestyle. We are learning more and more just how interconnected our body is with our environment and what we use to fuel our daily activities. Science now supports what common wisdom has always implied – a good diet and getting active are what we need to reduce our risk of the wide variety of different conditions that plague those in the Western world today. When it comes to our health and wellbeing, we often overlook what is, perhaps, the most important organ in our body: our brain. Brain health…
  • How the Humble Ampersand can Raise your Emotional Intelligence

    Frances Masters
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    & I’m a big fan of the ampersand; that intriguingly curvaceous symbol which represents the word ‘and’. Sometimes regarded as the 27th letter of the alphabet, the ampersand is not just a word in its own right, it is also, I believe, both a concept and a wonderfully empowering metaphor with implications for how we can manage our minds with emotional intelligence. In his poem ‘In Praise of the Ampersand’, Chris Green imaginatively describes it as ‘yoking one stone blunt word to another until, together, they break into flower.’ The ampersand is a connector of words; a…
  • 10 Ways To Become 10x

    James Worthington
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:47 am
    Ever heard the term “10x”? In the tech world, it refers to “one employee who can produce the output of 10 mediocre ones.” But 10x can also be applied to products. For instance, Larry Page, the CEO and cofounder of Google, expects his employees to create products and services that are 10 times better than the competition’s — in other words, 10x. “I absolutely believe there are people out there willing to do whatever it takes to be great at their jobs and go above and beyond,” says Grant Cardone, author of The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and…
  • Resilience, Thriving and Post Traumatic Growth

    Frances Masters
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:34 am
    We experience many traumas as we go through life. There are ‘micro-traumas’ like changing schools, failing an exam or giving a presentation and getting it wrong. There are ‘meso-traumas’, such as a house burglary, a bump in the car or health worries. And, sadly for many of us, there are ‘macro-traumas’. They are those experiences which feel like a direct threat and are connected to life and death itself. After a trauma, some will experience some disturbing PTSD symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks and panic attacks, but many will find a way of…
  • 5 Ways to Handle Conflict in the Workplace

    Laura Morrissey
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    The modern workplace is not always the easiest place to be. The stress of the job role combined with a range of different personalities can cause all kinds of added problems. Office stereotypes and conflicts growing from them have become a running joke. Co-worker stereotypes such as ‘workplace gossips’ and ‘the know-it-all’  as well as age, gender and racial stereotypes are a damaging phenomenon that don’t bring out the best in people. Preconceived stereotypes along with the actual destructive behaviours of a colleague can make your life very hard when at work.
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    Mazzastick Personal Growth Blog

  • Abundance for Life Mindfest

    Justin Mazza
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:42 pm
     If you’re struggling and your confidence is low, here’s an easy, realistic, FREE, step-by-step way to succeed—even in challenging times.Introducing the Abundance for Life Mindfest! Beginning Monday, August 17, you can listen to eight life-changing sessions from Paul Scheele’s Abundance for Life audio course. This includes three breakthrough Paraliminal sessions for unlimited abundance. Tens of thousands have paid hundreds of dollars for this course, and now you get to do the course for free beginning on Monday, August 17. But only if you get your Free Pass today.
  • Positive Intuition with Sonia Choquette

    Justin Mazza
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    “When our personal inner vision is sharp and balanced, it awakens our ability to look at life with a creative and positive point of view. It stimulates our thirst for knowledge and education in every possible way.” – Sonia Choquette What is intuition? It’s the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. Albert Einstein said, “The only real valuable thing is intuition” — and all you have to do is flip the switch to not only get clarity, but gain incredible insights on improving every aspect of your life. We all use our intuition…
  • Use Your Mind to Get What You Want

    Justin Mazza
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    Besides being a personal growth enthusiast I have also read and studied psychology for over 15 years. Psychology in a nutshell is about how you think and what pictures you use in your mind to get you to act or not to act. Psychology can be used effectively or ineffectively. Advertisers know this and that is why they often hire people who know and understand human behavior to get people to buy their products and or services. But what if I could introduce you to someone who came from a humble background and is now the foremost expert on the topic of creative visualization to create the life and…
  • Manipulate Your Chakras to Suit Your Needs

    Justin Mazza
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    If you’ve ever studied chakras or energetic frequencies, you’re probably well aware that we all have a personal energetic ecosystem. Your chakras determine the way you flow energy in your body. Whenever I am feeling sluggish and tired I know the problem is not a lack of energy, it is a problem with my chakras being closed and or restricted. There is only one energy and we have more than enough to do the things we want and need to do. The challenge occurs when we mentally block the energy and or if we have been doing things that we would rather not be doing. This is why play is so…
  • John Assaraf Winning the Inner Game of Money

    Justin Mazza
    29 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    John Assaraf has helped millions of people quickly turn their dreams into a reality. Through his two New York Times Bestselling books, appearances on Larry King Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and numerous other TV shows including the hit DVD “The Secret,” he’s realizing his mission of helping create 20,000 new purposeful millionaires by the year 2020. And you could very well be one of them. Come join us for this masterclass to not only learn from one of the top behavioural and mindset experts in the world… but also get inspired by the fact that John himself has gone… from being a…
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    Panic Attack Away

  • Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It

    Ahmed Hamdy
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Panic Away Program has helped over 70,000 people around the globe to heal general anxiety and panic attacks with its new approach. Made by a former sufferer of general anxiety and panic attacks, Barry McDonagh, Panic Away became the bestselling anxiety treatment program and has been featured on radio and TV in the USA. If you […] The post Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • The Best 20 Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety

    Ahmed Hamdy
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Stress is the feeling of hopelessness and desperation when you are facing a situation which you believe you can’t manage. You can feel irritable, anxious, forgetful, and sleepless. On the other hand, stress is a process which we experience when we have more demands than the resources which are at our disposal to handle such […] The post The Best 20 Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Career Planning and Surviving a Job Loss

    Cecile Peterkin
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Changing careers can be considered a positive development as long as it is something you’ve planned for and wanted for a long time. A job loss, on the other hand, is often something that we have no control over, and thus, it can be devastating to some. It is unfortunate also that there are people […] The post Career Planning and Surviving a Job Loss appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety and How To Deal With Them

    Ahmed Hamdy
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    The kind of life most of us lead has made it so that stress is as commonplace as breathing. We all have deadline, irritating bosses, bills that keep piling up, friends who keep demanding more and more from us while giving less and less, frustrations and highly toxic environments. It is no wonder that more […] The post Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety and How To Deal With Them appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Overcoming Self-Doubt: Tips from a Personal Coach

    Cecile Peterkin
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    There will always be a point in our lives when we question ourselves if we are doing enough, especially to make enough money and to have a great career. While it’s quite normal to feel this way, it’s sad that many people doubt themselves to the point that they just make decisions based on what […] The post Overcoming Self-Doubt: Tips from a Personal Coach appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
 
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • One Of My Favorite “Break Up” Songs

    songtothesirens
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:40 pm
    I am still having a bit of difficulty getting my subconscious to get over my last relationship which pretty much fucked my whole self-image, and what I expect from a relationship. Now it is seeping into my conscious. Not good. I am not used to being or feeling loved. That was not what mt marriage […]
  • Ever Feel Like Something May Be Too Good…..

    songtothesirens
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I had the oddest dream last night. i had spent the night at my boyfriend’s in an attempt to 1) see him, and 2) to escape my neighbor ( she doesn’t understand that I need a fair amount of people-free time). Anyway, the dream. It was third person and first person so it felt  like […]
  • I Have A New Tattoo ~ Yea!

    songtothesirens
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    About a week ago a good friend of mine forwarded an article to me she had read, and thought I might be interested in. She knows about the struggle I have just to make it through a day without wanting to just give up. Believe me, I have tried to give up…..nearly 11 times that […]
  • Insomnia

    songtothesirens
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    Insomnia has got to be one of my least favorite symptoms of the Bipolar/PTSD/Various Anxiety disorders filled world that I live in. I hate not being able to sleep, although I have had this problem since I was a child (I was the kid reading under the covers until the wee hours). I know all […]
  • Make Your Weird Light Shine Bright

    songtothesirens
    12 Jul 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Filed under: acceptance, appreciation, being okay with one's self
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    Articles - Aiming for Okay

  • W.A.I.T.

    Kate Parrish
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Rami Shapiro, a rabbi, professor of religion, and author of several books on spiritual development writes that in Hasidic Judaism there is the belief that “each human being is born with a fixed number of words to speak, and when the final word is spoken, the person dies.” (Happy Tuesday!) While there is certainly a sobering truth in this statement, I wonder if there might not be a lighter, less abrasive way to call attention to the words we speak. So as I considered what it means to be more thoughtful not only in what I am saying but how much I am saying, I recalled an acronym I heard…
  • On My Almost 30th Birthday

    Kate Parrish
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:28 pm
    (First, an apology for the irregular posts lately. The workload for grad school is, well, demanding. School remains my primary focus, but I’ll get back on track here soon enough.) Today is the last day of my 20s. I thought I might be sad or scared to leave them, as if I might break out in orthotics and a penchant for hard candies at the stroke of midnight. But I’ll be honest, I’ve always enjoyed hard candies and who couldn't do with a more comfortable pair of shoes? The birthdays I’ve agonized over most in the past have been the years I was most unhappy, most uncomfortable…
  • Four Okay Things for June

    Kate Parrish
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:28 am
    I’m borrowing an idea from Granta, a literary journal whose pages I know are filled with lots of things I would benefit from reading but that I am too cheap to subscribe to so I just get their free emails instead. In their monthly email, they highlight a featured writer in a segment called “Five Things Right Now.” The writer shares five things s/he is reading, watching, and thinking about...right now.So as not to completely rip them off, and because I am probably thinking at least 20% less than their featured writers on any given day, I am sharing four things I’m…
  • Your Station or Mine?

    Kate Parrish
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    Recently I had someone start a conversation with me by asking, “So, what’s your life station? Married? Any kids?” I was taken aback by the directness of the questions and the hour of day in which it was asked (7:00AM, pre-coffee), and so I reacted the same way I always do when anyone asks me a question I don’t think I should have to answer: I answered it. “Nope, not married. No kids.” Then I did what I always do after I answer a question I didn’t want to answer: I changed the subject. “You look fit. Tell me, do you work out?” It’s a wonderful avoidance technique I’ve…
  • Piles and Pacing

    Kate Parrish
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:07 pm
    I decided to give myself two full weeks off between leaving my job and starting grad school to rest, relax, and get organized. While there have been a few naps here and there, there’s also been a lot of Well, now what? Once gifted with days not scheduled down to the minute, I found myself uncomfortable, anxious to fill in the hours with lunches, coffee dates, and errands. When I tried to sit down at home and read for even half an hour, I felt distracted, guilty, too self-indulgent. I couldn’t relax or focus. Some people rake sand to quiet the mind; I move piles of…
 
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    Living Against The River

  • How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation Part 1

    latr
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation: Unleashing Your Latent Powers No doubt individual efforts and endeavors are important and they should be respected and encouraged. At times these lone individual efforts are so intense that it not only influences the individual but transforms and influences the cosmic world. Of course these are exceptions but it proves beyond doubt that each human being is God’s prince and that he potentially has all divine powers albeit latent in his psyche. If man so desires he can convert these latent powers into active powers so as to enact…
  • Understanding What Is The Higher Self

    latr
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Understanding What Is The Higher Self: Are We Just A Body With A Personality? From my understanding, we are much more than that. Each one of us has a higher aspect. This higher aspect has been typically called the Higher Self. If I am not wrong, others have also referred to it as the oversoul or overself. Understanding What Is The Higher Self: Who And What Is The Higher Self? From my experience, the Higher Self is the intelligence and wisdom aspect of our own self. Ironically, the Higher Self is impersonal and does not have a ‘sense of self’ like the way our personality is.
  • The Natural Remedies For Reflux And Heartburn

    latr
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Natural Remedies For Reflux And Heartburn: What Is Reflux And Heartburn A growing number of people suffer the pain and discomfort of heartburn or reflux on a regular basis. It has been estimated that up to twenty percent of the population are affected at least once a week. Acid reflux and heartburn occur when the LES (lower esophageal sphincter) allows the acid content of the stomach to flow back up into the esophagus. The Natural Remedies For Reflux And Heartburn: Understanding The LES   The esophagus is a tube like structure that connects the mouth and throat to the stomach. The…
  • How Blueberries Are Sweet Juicy And Good For Your Health

    latr
    8 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    How Blueberries Are Sweet Juicy And Good For Your Health: Sweet Food to Eat Blueberry muffins, blueberry cream pies, blueberry cheesecake, blueberry pancake, fresh moist blueberries….just reading the words is enough to evoke that summer-sweet, luscious tang and get your mouth watering. Everyone knows blueberries are delicious, but did you know they’re good for your health too? In fact, blueberries have been touted as the cure for a host of serious medical problems including urinary infections, diabetes, high cholesterol levels to Alzheimer’s and cancer.   How…
  • How To Become Your Own Relaxation Expert

    latr
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Become Your Own Relaxation Expert: Mastering The Art Of Meditation Meditation has been practiced around the world for thousands of years. It is a technique used to quiet the mind and body, and release stress. It can also bring focus and clarity, and often, after meditating, problems that you have been struggling with, miraculously become solved. Meditation has also been known to inspire people to write, and to spur lucrative business ideas, as your subconscious comes to light. How To Become Your Own Relaxation Expert: Getting Into Form One simple form of meditation, requires you to sit…
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    Happiness India Project

  • 5 Most Amazing Ideas on Empathy

    Sandip Roy
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Empathy is the understanding and experiencing of the feelings of another person from their position. Theodor Lipps explained it beautifully with, "When I observe a circus performer on a hanging wire, I feel I am inside him". And Carl Rogers suggested, "Empathy is a process, rather than a state." We pull out the 5 most amazing ideas on empathy for you from around the internet. Enjoy the quick read!
  • Why We Love Joy (And You Should, Too!)

    Sandip Roy
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Happiness comes in many shades – the two main being Joy and Pleasure. They are different. Even though we need both. One to be happy now. And one to be happy while looking back over our shoulders. The path to one is easy, almost effortless – but evaporates quickly. The other one takes effort to attain, but lasts long, and grows fonder over years!
  • Willpower Secrets

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

    Sandip Roy
    4 Apr 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Negative emotions as anger, anxiety, and guilt are necessary parts of our lives. For a rich, complete life, your healthy mind must accept and embrace the dark side of human nature. Without the presence of these emotions from the dark side, your journey to a happy life will remain a distant dream.
  • 50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes

    Sandip Roy
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    We wanted to have a collection of some of the best Positive Psychology quotes in picture-quote format. We wanted to include everyone who is or was Who's Who of positive psychology. But we wanted to include quotes by the giants which would qualify as positive psychology from before 1998, when positive psychology was formally introduced to the world.
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    Calmer You

  • 7 Reasons you’re feeling overwhelmed (and what to do about them)

    Chloe B
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    7 Reasons you’re feeling overwhelmed (and what to do about them) Do things in your life feel overwhelming and out of control? I know the feeling. Sometimes it’s as if there is just too much happening at once, too many demands on our attention and not enough time. Here I’ve put together some common reasons for overwhelm and how to overcome them with ease. The to do’s If, like me, you have a to do list that reaches from here to infinity and it just keeps growing, it’s time to change your to do list. The first step to not allowing this to get you down is to…
  • Coping When Things go Wrong

    Chloe B
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    On holiday last week, things didn’t turn out exactly as I had planned. What I learned from the experience has inspired this weeks newsletter… When we’re anxious it’s often about things that could potentially go wrong in the future. Our imaginations can go haywire as we mentally invent the disasters, mishaps and the strokes of bad luck that could befall us. Often it’s an overestimation of the risk and an underestimation of our ability to cope when things go wrong that is at the root of our anxiety. I know that for me, in the past, my way of dealing with things…
  • Fear of Missing Out

    Chloe B
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    I have a confession, I get this really bad sometimes. I live on what seems like the worlds busiest and and most trendy street in London (those that know Hackney well will know which one I mean) and I’m very often found writing at my desk that overlooks the street. Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my work, but on a sunny day when everyone (it seems!) is outside drinking cold beers, laughing and joking, I can’t help but feel that twinge of ‘am I missing out?’ Fear of missing out, or FOMO, seems to have been written about quite a lot lately. A big driver of FOMO seems…
  • An Important thing to Learn about Fear

    Chloe B
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    I’m reading Susan Jeffers’ amazing book, again, ‘Feel the Fear and do it Anyway’. Every time I read it, I glean something new and its amazing message sinks a little deeper into my psyche. The basic premise is that everyone experiences fear and the aim of the game is not to eliminate fear (which is impossible anyway) but to get more comfortable with experiencing fear and knowing that you don’t need to allow fear to hold you back. I was quite a fearful kid; I would hold on to the bannister tightly while walking down the stairs, I would cling to my best friend at…
  • Overcoming Fear of Failure

    Chloe B
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
      Fear of failure is something that everyone experiences from time to time (yup, even mega successful people apparently). However if you’re of a more sensitive nature (like me!) it might be that a fear of failure is something that really causes you problems, holding you back and making your life a daily struggle. A few years ago had been putting off delivering group workshops, for fear of no one showing up. As I finally summoned the courage to get started, I put in weeks of promotion, posting up flyers, a Facebook ad and several emails to my past clients. After all that, a grand…
 
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    Living on the Fault Lines | Dianna Bonny

  • Delicious Gluten-Free Muffins: Carrot Banana Muffins Recipe

    Dianna Bonny
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    As a rule, both unfortunate and challenging, I don’t eat traditional bread or pasta. This was a difficult dietary transition and I would call myself more of a reluctant gluten-avoider than gluten-free. I avoid these things because I don’t feel all that well when I eat them, but I do eyeball fabulous looking pastries and muffins every now and again and sigh, wistfully. I have had a hard time finding delicious gluten-free muffins that don’t weigh ten pounds and get stuck in your throat when you try to swallow them, despite several unsuccessful attempts at baking them myself and…
  • Forgiveness And Suicide Loss With Ana Holub

    Dianna Bonny
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    This edition of The Healing Project Interviews proves that I am an incredibly lucky human being. Author, peace ambassador and educator Ana Holub recently contacted me to discuss forgiveness as it relates to suicide loss. Our interview could have gone on indefinitely, but during our 68 minutes together, we discussed the idea that the conversation surrounding suicide loss is thankfully (and finally) happening, and that Ecstatic Forgiveness is a necessary element of this discussion. When her mother took her life thirty years ago, the conversation was non-existent and Ana shares the deep…
  • Effects of Antidepressants: A Personal Account of the Grim Underbelly

    Dianna Bonny
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    “Depression is not a single emotion, but a constellation of emotions, postures, decisions and health issues that erect what I call the brilliant stop sign of the soul.” –Karla McClaren I wrote about my choice not to take antidepressants long term. I used them briefly as a life raft to float through the move out of our family home, a particularly grim time. When my doctor first suggested them, I resisted, terrified that they would somehow alter me or cloud my mind. I can’t explain why my fear of the drugs superseded the need to escape the mental circus in my head, but it did. I…
  • Coping with Loss: A Reinterpretation of Father’s Day

    Dianna Bonny
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    As far as holidays go, Father’s Day presents a certain kind of challenge. Living in this culture of mass marketed and manufactured “celebration” days, it is somewhat hard to escape. Don’t get me wrong — I adore holidays and the way they create a space for expressing sentiments that should really be expressed on a daily basis. I just don’t happen to be a fan of the commercialization that has occurred over the last couple of decades. It seems like our holidays have been hijacked by super-sized sales at Wal-Mart and the greeting card folks over at Hallmark. Give me a good…
  • Thoughts on Graduation and Regrets of the Dying

    Dianna Bonny
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:46 am
    This is a reprise, in honor of the graduation season. Hard to believe it was two years ago that my son graduated high school, and four years ago for my daughter. My how time flies when we aren’t looking. This past Friday, my son graduated from high school, which is a milestone in and of itself, but under the circumstances, I feel particularly blessed to witness this moment, as I did when my daughter graduated. I love graduations. They fill me with hope in the same way that weddings and pregnant women do. It is so easy to get swallowed up and spit out by all the negativity in the world…
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    Healthy mind. Better life. | RSS Feed

  • Can Boredom Trigger Depression?

    Rebecca Anhalt
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Have you ever felt so bored that you feel uncomfortable in your own skin? Boredom is the number one complaint I ... Read More
  • Change is a Struggle

    Rebecca Anhalt
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    Consider the story of the emperor moth. The emperor moth is the most majestic species among all the moths. It has wide wings ... Read More
  • Communication Across Generations

    Rebecca Anhalt
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    The other day, I had my dad over for a coffee, a visit, and playtime with his new grand baby. ... Read More
  • The Difference Between a Victim and a Survivor

    Rebecca Anhalt
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    I enjoy reading books and watching documentaries about people overcoming adversity and succeeding against all odds. I find their stories ... Read More
  • Psychopaths in the Workplace

    Rebecca Anhalt
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    Going to work everyday can be stressful. The workload seems to be increasing steadily, deadlines approach faster, and the commute ... Read More
 
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    The Alchemist's Heart » Alchemy for Moms | The Alchemist's Heart

  • Inviting Aphrodite: How To Easily Woo Your Inner Goddess (Part Two)

    Christy Harvey
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Ready for more yumminess? There is an art and a science to inviting Aphrodite into our lives, and I am excited to share  these incredibly effective ways to connect with and embrace your Inner Goddess so your brilliant light can shine. These jewels are based on Kisses from your True Self – simple practices designed to inspire a deeper relationship with the wisest part of you. The best part is that each kiss is GUARANTEED to take 3 minutes or less – although you have total freedom to enjoy the goodness as long as you like. Here is Part Two of Inviting Aphrodite – 15 Ways to…
  • Essential Daily Alchemy Is Here For The First Time

    Christy Harvey
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Announcing Essential Daily Alchemy to help your life feel better fast! Imagine being energetically held, cared for & supported every day, and the difference this can make now.  Are you frustrated that you don’t have someone who truly believes in you and your ability to create a life you love? Are you tired of not having the support you need to move beyond surviving into thriving? I am an alchemist at heart, and I have a solution that came two weeks ago because of a client very much like you. She wrote me, as so many have over the years, with a crucial request: “Please…
  • Inviting Aphrodite: 15 Ways to Absolutely Thrive Now (Part One)

    Christy Harvey
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Finding Your Inner Goddess Ask any woman whether she’s happy with what she looks like or if she’s completely happy with her life and you’ll likely get a resounding “no.” Ask that same woman, “When was the last time you did something really nice for yourself?” and you’ll likely get silence. After a few moments, she might come back with, “Well there was that day a few months ago when I had the flu and I slept in until 6:00 am.” Sound familiar? It’s sad, really. Why can’t we as women take a day off or do something nice for ourselves? Mary E. Pritchard, PhD of Awakening…
  • Learn the Secrets of Luminous Listening for Beautiful Relationships Now

    Christy Harvey
    5 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    You are an amazing human being. You bring your heart forward to people you love, but perhaps you don’t always feel like you’re able to help them as much as you’d like. Luminous Listening is a powerful technique here to help as we explore the letter L in my A to Z Alchemy series. Imagine that someone you care about is talking to you.  They’re stressed and you want to help.  I’ll bet your attention is focused intently on them as you listen with all your might to what they’re saying.  You’re probably caught up in the surface content of what…
  • Kaleidoscope of Kisses from the Alchemist Guaranteed to Transform Your Life

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

  • Freddie Flintoff on Beating Depression

    David Joshua Klein
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    If you don’t follow cricket, you probably won’t recognize the name Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff. Cricket fans certainly know him. He played for England’s national team from 1998 to 2009, including a 2006-07 stint as captain. He’s 37 now, possibly retired (though he did play in Australia during the 2014-15 season). He also recently won the Australian edition of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here. Here’s Flintoff (the one not wearing hat or helmet) taking a wicket in the 2009 Ashes series: In a recent appearance on BBC radio show Desert Island…
  • Demi Lovato on Beating Depression

    David Joshua Klein
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:16 am
    I’m not too familiar with Demi Lovato’s music and TV work. I’m from, as the saying goes, a different generation. My musical taste dates to the 1970s and 1980s, when I was in high school and college, and most pop music since around 2000 leaves me cold. Remember the South Park episode when Randy tries listening to the music his son likes, and he really really wants to like it too so he won’t feel old, but finally has to admit he hates it? That’s me. Demi Lovato’s life story, her personal demons and efforts to overcome them, hold more interest for me. While…
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Hits Some in Summertime

    David Joshua Klein
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    Many depression sufferers experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during wintertime when daylight hours decrease. The effect is more pronounced the further you live from the equator. One common and effective treatment for winter SAD is lightbox therapy, which mimics sunlight exposure during those sun-starved months. I’ve been using a lightbox from November to February for years, and I highly recommend it. According to a recent article at Smithsonian.com by Brian Handwerk, “People Get Seasonal Depression in the Summer, Too”. This was news to me. Like many wintertime SAD…
  • Give Yourself Credit – A Powerful Habit for Smashing Depression

    David Joshua Klein
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    Giving yourself proper credit is an important mental habit for overcoming depression. Give yourself credit for your accomplishments. Give yourself credit for your positive personal qualities. Give yourself credit for your positive impact on the world around you. Depression can make this hard to do. Depression pushes us to downplay anything positive about ourselves and to exaggerate anything negative. We automatically reach for the worst possible interpretation of everything in our live. We reject praise and compliments. Sometimes we apply derogatory labels to ourselves. To overcome…
  • Smash Depression Podcast episode 002 with guest Angela Dailey

    David Joshua Klein
    12 Jun 2015 | 5:17 am
    Episode 2 of the Smash Depression Podcast delves into the role of nutrition and eating habits in depression. There are now several ways to download or subscribe to the Smash Depression Podcast. It’s available at iTunes and also available at Stitcher. You can also stream this episode at the bottom of this post, or you can download directly right here. Download Episode 002 with guest Angela Dailey MP3 | 59 minutes | 28 MB In the opening segment I present my very simplified approach to healthy eating, recall my own up-and-down experiences on that front and share some tips for making…
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    What is ADHD HQ

  • 9 Things People Should Know About ADD/ADHD

    bziebarth
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    There are many myths and misunderstandings about ADD/ADHD. Amount of ADD/ADHD blogs is exploding. People with ADD/ADHD now have a much larger voice. This allows real information about ADD/ADHD to get out not just medical information. As a person with … Continue reading →The post 9 Things People Should Know About ADD/ADHD appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • Does Adderall Keep You Up?

    bziebarth
    15 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    Ever wonder if Adderall will keep you up? A quick Google search shows that many people ask this question. It seems that students ask it the most. College students seem particularly interested. So, does Adderall keep you up? The simple … Continue reading →The post Does Adderall Keep You Up? appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • Want to Give Your ADHD Child A Better LiIfe?

    bziebarth
    11 Jul 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Are you the parent of an ADHD child? Are your children with ADHD having trouble in school? Are you tired of fighting with them to do their chores? Do you tell them to do something and come back later to … Continue reading →The post Want to Give Your ADHD Child A Better LiIfe? appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • Think Your Child Might Have ADHD? Consider This?

    bziebarth
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:28 am
    Many children show potential symptoms of ADHD. Many children are inattentive and hyperactive. They tend to daydream in school and be reluctant to do their homework. But, when do these symptoms cross into being a problem? When do they signal … Continue reading →The post Think Your Child Might Have ADHD? Consider This? appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • ADHD News: How to Minimize ADHD’s Impact W/O Meds

    bziebarth
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Children with ADHD Can Fight ADHD’s Impact W/O Meds ADHD News University of Exeter’s newest research found ways to help children with ADHD without medication. They performed a study involving children with ADHD and standardized testing. They found that by … Continue reading →The post ADHD News: How to Minimize ADHD’s Impact W/O Meds appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
 
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    Real World Mindfulness

  • Free audio that show’s you a brief mindfulness technique

    admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    Here is a little gem of an audio that I am totally sure you’ll find amazingly helpful. Sometimes a little guidance is needed to help practice mindfulness. And I am pleased to share with you today an audio straight from Padraig O’Morain who has written several books on Mindfulness and has been a practitioner for over 25 years. Mindfulness can be practiced by anyone, and the best thing about this audio is that you don’t have to be lying on your bed at home, or be in some yoga pose. Simply load it onto your phone or favorite mp3 player and you can listen anywhere. Please feel…
  • How to Practice Mindfulness on the ‘Fly’

    admin
    18 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    I’m often asked, “Terry, is there a mindfulness meditation tip that I can do on the ‘fly’?” Most people will say that it cannot be done. They’ll tell you that the only way to be mindful is in deep meditation. But here’s the thing, they’re wrong. You can be mindful, anytime, any place . . . So just how can you practice mindfulness on the fly? Well to start with lets use a couple of good examples. Driving to work can sometimes be the most stressful part of any day. Traffic is always busier in the mornings, with people going to work, and kids…
  • Is mindfulness meditation the secret to true health?

    admin
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    In today’s hectic lifestyle, you should not overlook all of its bad effects on your health. The latest studies about human health reveal that stress usually results in heart diseases as well as high blood pressure. You have to think about it because due to nerve-racking lifestyle can easily cause stroke and heart diseases. Today, these are the most lethal diseases plaguing the society. Numerous health specialists revealed that patients of stress and anxiety do not need drugs for curing purposes. They can easily overcome such problems by bringing into play any of the best suitable…
  • 3 Things You MUST Do Before Getting Out of Bed in the Morning

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    If you were anything like me, you probably give a slight groan when that alarm clock goes off every morning? At least that’s how I used to be every morning. These days, I set the alarm a few of minutes earlier and once it goes off I have a little routine that works wonders to kick-start my day. To be honest with you, I didn’t come up with the idea for the routine. I just group together three of the best rituals that ‘happy’ people tend to do every morning. And I guarantee you that if you can do this for 30 days, you will see amazing benefits. Routine #1 Mindfulness…
  • One ‘Quick Fire’ Tip to Bring Instant Mindfulness

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    If you are anything like me, you probably drift ‘in and out’ everyday of Mindfulness? You know how it is . . . you’re there in the present moment, totally awareness and consciousness. And then the phone rings, an email pings on your phone, or the kids are screaming in the background. Then all of a sudden you’re back in the world of mental noise, busyness and stress! Well here today I’m going to share a simple, yet really effective little tip to bring you right back into the present moment. And right back into mindfulness. But before I do, I want to make sure that…
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    Battle of Mind

  • The power of ‘failure’ and the 7 rules of why failures can be a blessing

    J Wilson
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    There is no such things as failure. Failure is only something we tell ourselves when things haven’t gone the way The post The power of ‘failure’ and the 7 rules of why failures can be a blessing appeared first on Battle of Mind.
  • Inspiring message about life from Jim Carrey

    J Wilson
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    Jim Carrey is known for being one of the funniest comedians of the 20th and 21st century but he isn’t The post Inspiring message about life from Jim Carrey appeared first on Battle of Mind.
  • 27 Ways you can support a person you love who has depression

    J Wilson
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    Sometimes it can be hard being the loved one of someone with a serious hidden illness such as depression and The post 27 Ways you can support a person you love who has depression appeared first on Battle of Mind.
  • 12 ways to exercise without having to go to a gym

    J Wilson
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    Want to exercise without having to go to a gym? A lot of people want to start exercising but don’t The post 12 ways to exercise without having to go to a gym appeared first on Battle of Mind.
  • 9 Reasons why regular exercise is good for depression

    J Wilson
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Everyone knows exercising is great in maintaining a healthy body but not many consider the impact it has on our The post 9 Reasons why regular exercise is good for depression appeared first on Battle of Mind.
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    Fine Mortal

  • How to Compartmentalize: 4 Simple Tips to Remember

    Ethan Bridges
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/improvement/how-to-compartmentalize-tips/How to Compartmentalize: 4 Simple Tips to Remember   Don’t you wish you knew exactly how to compartmentalize—your thoughts, emotions, even your stuff? Well, putting your stuff in shelves is for another discussion, for I’ll be talking about compartmentalizing what we think of in our everyday life. It sure can be difficult, can’t it? Imagine going through a difficult challenge in your life […] The post How to Compartmentalize: 4 Simple Tips to Remember appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • Meeting Deadlines: 9 Qualities You Need to Pull It Off

    Ethan Bridges
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/time/meeting-deadlines-qualities/Meeting Deadlines: 9 Qualities You Need to Pull It Off   “Why the heck am I missing deadlines?” Does that sound like you? That used to be me talking. And to be honest, I still say it sometimes. Whether with a good or bad excuse, we all miss at least one deadline in a months-long run. Meeting deadlines is a skill. It’s a test of character. […] The post Meeting Deadlines: 9 Qualities You Need to Pull It Off appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • Bad Habits Die Hard: 9 Mistakes You’re Probably Making

    Ethan Bridges
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/goals/bad-habits-die-hard-mistakes/Bad Habits Die Hard: 9 Mistakes You’re Probably Making   The word “habits” has always been a big word to me. I have always believed they make me; they’re a big player that helps create my future. If you’re neglecting this idea, think again. Realistically, habits compose around 40 to 50 percent of our actions. What do you think of when you hear the […] The post Bad Habits Die Hard: 9 Mistakes You’re Probably Making appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • When Will You Ever Stop Making Excuses?

    Ethan Bridges
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/success/when-stop-making-excuses/When Will You Ever Stop Making Excuses?   Anybody who says they don’t make excuses would be lying. I know I would. But I’d still be lying if I say I love them all, or at least I love making them. I actually love a few, but I’d loathe them later anyway. Why? Because I’d feel that I only fooled myself, tricked […] The post When Will You Ever Stop Making Excuses? appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • 19 Things You Get (or Don’t) from Saying No

    Ethan Bridges
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/time/things-you-get-saying-no/19 Things You Get (or Don’t) from Saying No   Want people to easily dislike you? Keep saying “No.” Yes, it’s one of the fastest, most straight-to-the-point and most convenient ways to make people raise their eyebrows and reevaluate your worth in their busy little world. Saying no will most probably be unpleasant, not understandable and pretty. Imagine this. You’re quite in trouble and […] The post 19 Things You Get (or Don’t) from Saying No appeared first on Fine Mortal.
 
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