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  • Traumatic Events, PTSD Raise CVD Risk in Women

    Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health Headlines
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    A large study shows a robust link between trauma, PTSD, and increased risk for heart attack and stroke in women. Medscape Medical News
  • Boys more likely to have antipsychotics prescribed, regardless of age

    Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Boys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age, researchers have found. Approximately 1.5 percent of boys ages 10-18 received an antipsychotic prescription in 2010, although the percentage falls by nearly half after age 19. Among antipsychotic users with mental disorder diagnoses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was the most common among youth ages 1-18, depression was the most common diagnosis among young adults ages 19-24 receiving antipsychotics.
  • Blog Post » Accentuate the Positive: Rhythm and Blues

    NIMH | Recent Updates
    Thomas Insel
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    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.
  • Could eye color predict the risk of alcohol dependence?

    Mental Health News From Medical News Today
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    For the first time, researchers have uncovered a link between eye color and alcohol dependence, finding people with light-colored eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics.
  • Brain activity predicts promiscuity and problem drinking

    Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    A new pair of brain-imaging studies suggest that researchers may be able to predict how likely young adults are to develop problem drinking or risky sexual behavior in response to stress. The research is part of the ongoing Duke Neurogenetics Study or DNS, which began in 2010 to better understand how interactions between the brain, genome, and environment shape risky behaviors predicting mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, and addiction.
 
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    Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily

  • Brain activity predicts promiscuity and problem drinking

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    A new pair of brain-imaging studies suggest that researchers may be able to predict how likely young adults are to develop problem drinking or risky sexual behavior in response to stress. The research is part of the ongoing Duke Neurogenetics Study or DNS, which began in 2010 to better understand how interactions between the brain, genome, and environment shape risky behaviors predicting mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, and addiction.
  • Boys more likely to have antipsychotics prescribed, regardless of age

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Boys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age, researchers have found. Approximately 1.5 percent of boys ages 10-18 received an antipsychotic prescription in 2010, although the percentage falls by nearly half after age 19. Among antipsychotic users with mental disorder diagnoses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was the most common among youth ages 1-18, depression was the most common diagnosis among young adults ages 19-24 receiving antipsychotics.
  • How the stress hormone cortisol reinforces traumatic memories

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at an experience while the memory reconsolidates. Researchers suggest that the results might explain the persistence of strong emotional memories occurring in anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • 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.
  • Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus -- the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories -- than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people reveals.
 
 
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    World of Psychology

  • 7 Tips for Dealing with Distractions for Adults with ADHD

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    Distractibility is a big issue for people with ADHD. They don’t have enough activity in the area of the brain that controls attention, said Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, a psychologist, author and ADHD expert. That means you have a harder time filtering out things you don’t need to focus on. “So a kid dropping a pencil in class pulls at [your] attention just as much as the teacher announcing the next test.” The ADHD brain also is constantly scanning for more stimulating things, said Dana Rayburn, a certified ADHD coach who leads private and group ADHD coaching programs. So often anything…
  • Banish Negative Thoughts Forever

    Psych Central Staff
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Makes a lot of sense. When you’ve hit your lowest low, bouncing back on your feet often seems impossible. You’re not where you want to be professionally, mentally or physically, and it’s really starting to get you down. But that doesn’t mean you have to let yourself fall deeper into a pattern of destructive thoughts. Sometimes, it may feel easier to wallow in your funk but the truth is that it isn’t healthy, and will only make things worse. 3 Simple Steps to Improve Your Self-Confidence The University of Virginia’s psychology professor Tim Wilson offers a…
  • How Rewarding Yourself for Good Habits Can Throw You Off Track

    Gretchen Rubin
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    5 reasons why rewards can be very dangerous for habit-formation. Of the 21 strategies that I identify, that we can use to make or break our habits, the Strategy of Reward was one of the most difficult for me to understand. In large part, because the lesson is: be very wary of using rewards to master habits! It sounds so sensible to reward yourself for sticking to a good habit. But it turns out that rewards are very, very tricky to use well. Why? 1. One common form of reward is the attainment of a goal, and that reward marks a finish line — and a finish line marks a stopping point.
  • Happy Independence Day, 2015

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    I’m happy to join 300+ million other Americans today in celebrating our Independence Day. So I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and safe day of celebration, backyard barbeques, and hanging out with your family or friends. The United States is celebrating its 239th birthday today, as it fought — and won — its independence from England. I’m honored and blessed to be living in our great country (although, like every great society, we certainly have our flaws). The United States was born of great dissatisfaction with the way the people were then…
  • 8 Things You Should Do Before You Do 8 Things

    John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    I guess it’s inevitable that I can’t browse through more than 2 or 3 headlines before I come across an article that proclaims there are 8 amazing things I need to do in order to feel better, get happier, or live an awesomely amazing new life (all before 8:00 am!). The self-help articles proclaim it’s all super-easy if you just did this one thing. Get up! Walk! Exercise! Make a decision! Be yourself! No, wait, don’t be yourself if yourself is someone who doesn’t get up, walk, exercise or make a decision! If it were as easy as listening to other people’s…
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    Depression News -- ScienceDaily

  • Boys more likely to have antipsychotics prescribed, regardless of age

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Boys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age, researchers have found. Approximately 1.5 percent of boys ages 10-18 received an antipsychotic prescription in 2010, although the percentage falls by nearly half after age 19. Among antipsychotic users with mental disorder diagnoses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was the most common among youth ages 1-18, depression was the most common diagnosis among young adults ages 19-24 receiving antipsychotics.
  • 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.
  • Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus -- the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories -- than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people reveals.
  • Genes add risk to depression

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    People born with a particular gene variant have a greater risk of developing depressions, a recent study shows. Depression has been relatively under-researched, and clinicians are not, generally, good at treating depression, authors say, noting that only about 60 per cent of patients get better with treatment, regardless of which treatment they get.
  • SSRI antidepressants taken for menopausal symptoms may boost bone fracture risk

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:34 am
    The class of antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), taken to curb menopausal symptoms, may boost bone fracture risk, suggests new research.
 
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    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily

  • How the stress hormone cortisol reinforces traumatic memories

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at an experience while the memory reconsolidates. Researchers suggest that the results might explain the persistence of strong emotional memories occurring in anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • 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.
  • Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus -- the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories -- than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people reveals.
  • Reassurance can be as important as waiting times for ambulance patients

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:08 am
    Ambulance services should be assessed on how reassured patients and their families feel during an emergency as well as on response times, researchers have found. Offering reassurance to patients and their families alleviates anxiety, fear or panic. These aspects of care can be as important as other performance measures such as response times, the study said.
  • Predictors of depression, PTSD among African-Americans, Latinos

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:39 am
    Chronic disease and mental health issues disproportionately affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics. Researchers have developed a screening tool that may provide better treatment.
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    Psych Central News

  • Brain Profiles May Suggest Risk for Problem Drinking, Sexual Behavior

    Rick Nauert PhD
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Duke University researchers believe they have discovered two distinct brain profiles that appear to be associated with risky sexual activity and problem drinking among young adults. Researchers say the scans show an imbalance in functions of typically complementary brain regions. They believe the findings may allow clinicians to one day predict how likely young adults are to develop problem drinking or engage in risky sexual behavior in response to stress. The new research is part of the ongoing Duke Neurogenetics Study (DNS), which began in 2010 to better understand how interactions between…
  • New Research Shows How Brain Reconstructs Past Events

    Janice Wood
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    A new study shows that when remembering something from our past, the entire event can be reactivated in the brain, including incidental information, such as what music may have been playing in the background. “When we recall a previous life event, we have the ability to re-immerse ourselves in the experience,” said lead author Dr. Aidan Horner of the University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. “We remember the room we were in, the music that was playing, the person we were talking to, and what they were saying. When we first experience the event, all these…
  • Treating Sleep Problems May Improve Work Satisfaction

    Traci Pedersen
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    A new study has found evidence pointing to a two-way connection between job strain and disturbed sleep, suggesting that interventions to treat sleep problems may also improve work satisfaction. “The results are important because they show that work demands influence stress negatively, and this link has rarely been investigated in longitudinal studies,” said lead author and principal investigator Torbjörn Akerstedt, a professor in the department of clinical neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. “Sleep problems are abundant in the industrialized…
  • The Affect of Hormones on Financial Markets

    Janice Wood
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    New research shows that the hormones testosterone and cortisol may destabilize financial markets by making traders take more risks. For their study, researchers simulated the trading floor in the lab by having volunteers buy and sell assets among themselves. They measured the volunteers’ natural hormone levels in one experiment and artificially raised them in another. When given doses of either hormone, the volunteers invested more in risky assets, according to the study’s findings. According to the researchers, the stressful and competitive environment of financial markets may…
  • Alcohol Sensitizes Brain to Food Aroma

    Traci Pedersen
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Alcohol exposure appears to sensitize the brain’s response to food aromas, thereby increasing one’s consumption of food, according to a new study that measured the brain’s role in regulating caloric intake following alcohol consumption among women. The findings are published in the journal Obesity published by the Obesity Society. The research adds to the current body of knowledge that alcohol increases food intake, also known as the “aperitif effect,” but shows this increased intake does not rely entirely on the oral ingestion of alcohol and its absorption through…
 
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    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily

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

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

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

  • Boys more likely to have antipsychotics prescribed, regardless of age

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:48 am
    Boys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age, researchers have found. Approximately 1.5 percent of boys ages 10-18 received an antipsychotic prescription in 2010, although the percentage falls by nearly half after age 19. Among antipsychotic users with mental disorder diagnoses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was the most common among youth ages 1-18, depression was the most common diagnosis among young adults ages 19-24 receiving antipsychotics.
  • Mental health: New approach 'has positive impact'

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Assertive Outreach is a novel way of delivering mental health care for people with severe mental health problems such as schizophrenia and psychosis. This approach of delivering mental health care has reduced the need for hospital admissions for people with psychosis, according to researchers.
  • Long-acting antipsychotic medication may improve treatment for schizophrenia

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:38 am
    An injectable drug given every two weeks works better than a daily pill for those who have been recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, a study shows.
  • 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.
  • An initiation mechanism for dendritic spines discovered

    5 Jun 2015 | 6:14 am
    An initiation mechanism illuminates the molecular processes involved in learning and cognitive dysfunction. The discovery is important, as most of the neuronal connections, called synapses, are build to dendritic spines. In many central nervous system diseases, the dendritic spine density is altered.
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    Beyond Meds

  • Finding your “best” path

    admin
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    by Gary Weber -- One of the ongoing disputes is whether there is a particular single path to awakening or whether many different paths, or blends of paths, will work for awakening, depending on the participant. There are endless arguments from some proponents about how folk can only awaken by their particular route, from which they are, interestingly, benefiting financially. There are useful scientific descriptions of these two alternatives on whether goal or path is what matters...a State function and a Path function. … [click on title to read and view more]
  • Murphy bill update and action recommended

    Monica Cassani
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery opposes this bill because it includes many harmful provisions that will set back community mental health care and undermine much of what our movement has worked so hard to achieve. … [click on title to read and view more]
  • The shamanic nature of consciousness

    Monica Cassani
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:48 pm
    The biggest problem in our society now for those who get diagnosed with any sort of “psychosis,” is that they are most often met by professionals that do not even believe that healing can occur, let alone deep transformative growth. Deep transformative growth, could be the norm, if those claiming to be healers actually knew what was involved in the individuation journey. Meeting the dark underbelly of the psyche as those of us who have been labeled psychotic at one time or another is a calling and an act of heroism. One that is rarely encouraged in society. … June 2015 Sign up for:…
  • Healing voices: the film

    Monica Cassani
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JUNE 28, 2015 The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care (“EXCELLENCE”) announces a new capital campaign to finance the marketing and distribution of HEALING VOICES, a recently completed feature-length documentary from the USA.  Directed by award-winning filmmaker PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, HEALING VOICES explores the experience commonly labeled as “psychosis” […]
  • Herbs heal the nervous system (and soul) in profound ways

    Monica Cassani
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Yesterday I started the day harvesting flowers from trees in my neighborhood. Flowers that help heal my nervous system. What joy. I use a lot of different herbs in rotation. I generally don't use any one herb daily. My body doesn't like that. Mimosa is the newest addition. The bark and flowers are quite different and I am using both. I am lucky to be able to harvest my own. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • 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
    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, I finally kicked a nasty, expensive habit that garnered me more than my fair share of tuts…
  • My Birth Story, The Bipolar Birth Plan Was Bullshit and The Stigma Of Mentalist Mums

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

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

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

    Bill Chenevert
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Migguel Anggelo is a real charmer. The Venezuelan singer, songwriter, storyteller and theater artist is a part of the hand-picked, five-artist 2015 Kimmel Center Theater Residency project that kicked off June 21It culminates, this week, in a series of public performances and readings that encourage the public to get involved, ask questions and take in the work of all five participants—for free. Anggelo’s art is bilingual, like himself, and toys with notions of citizenry, immigrant psychologies and international regimes. He writes poems, essentially, and sings them with his…
  • What a lineup! Jay Z’s fourth Made in America will be ridiculously dope

    Bill Chenevert
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    You win this one, Jay Z. I surrender. Your booking team’s game is strong. It is so strong that I will rescind an idea that I threw up into the ether after the second Budweiser Made in America a couple summers ago: Never again. Let it known that I strike that from the record. I will suck it up and go this year. I will endure the sweaty children on molly. I will surrender to the festival gods and buy overpriced food truck wares and room-temperature 24 oz. cans of Bud Lite. And I will be damned grateful. Why? Because the talent is just that potent. Beyonce? Fine; kinda saw this coming.
  • The Impressionists, Paul Durand-Ruel and the PMA’s blockbuster summer exhibit

    Bill Chenevert
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:33 am
    Manet, Degas, Pissaro, Renoir, Monet, Sisley, Delacroix, Corot, Monet, Cassat, Rousseau. Some names, right? In 2015, they’re world-renowned—iconic painters now regarded as absolute masters of the medium. But that wasn’t always the case. In fact, in the middle of the 1800s in France, the best painters were primarily dwelling in dramatic religious scenes, super-realistic portraiture or violent battle scenes that celebrated French militarism. The Academy des Beaux-Arts’ Salon in Paris, a national-but-stuffy curated and juried painting exhibition, reigned supreme as the litmus test of…
  • Andrew Mars is Settled Arrows, and “Public Privacy” is a gay LP you’ll love

    Bill Chenevert
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Andrew Mars is Settled Arrows, his nom de plume for songwriting and singing his heart out on his debut LP, Public Privacy, and it’s magic. He’s created 11 songs, and they document all kinds of things: Grindr hookups, gay mentors, Adderall abuse, despair and depression—even orgasms. He wrote these tunes in a flurry—in a matter of weeks as winter turned into spring this year—and he’s ready to share them now. Crafted and recorded with minimal technology, this record feels like post-modern poetry sung with Mars’ delicate falsetto, and no, it’s not even that pretentious. Mars might…
  • Defining fierce: Gerard Gaskin’s “Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene”

    Bill Chenevert
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    At this weekend’s opening night party of the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s new exhibit, Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene, emotions ran high. When it was Gerard Gaskin’s turn to take the mic and say some thank-yous, the photographer lost it a couple times—and it’s no surprise. A married hetero, he’s been haunting balls in five cities for over 20 years, a documenter of the fabulous and often secret underground life of minority queers performing drag and category realness. His exhibit at the AAMP is more than just fierce. It’s important. Queer people of…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Exercise and Recovery in Postpartum Depression

    Alexandra Rosas
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:38 pm
    I remember my postpartum depression and anxiety. I was so overwhelmed fighting for survival day by day, that energy for anything other than that was non existent. On the rare days that I wasn’t flattened with fatigue, my anxiety left me too scattered to focus. My depression swallowed up the motivation I needed to venture […] The post Exercise and Recovery in Postpartum Depression appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
  • When Postpartum Depression Makes You a Stranger to Yourself

    Alexandra Rosas
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Seeing someone struggling through postpartum depression and anxiety cracks my heart wide open. I don’t care if I’m a stranger to them or not, I want to take their hands into mine and tell them to trust me. I want them to believe me when I tell them I have been where they are, in […] The post When Postpartum Depression Makes You a Stranger to Yourself appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsThank you, Stephanie. I am grateful for PPP and for community ... by alexandraBeautifully written! When you're in the thick…
  • Why These Women Are Climbing Out of the Darkness of PPD

    Katherine Stone
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:42 am
    This weekend, Postpartum Progress’ 3rd annual Climb Out of the Darkness will take place in cities in towns throughout the world. Some of the women participating, all of whom are survivors of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders like PPD, have shared with us why they are Climbing. I know many of you will recognize your […] The post Why These Women Are Climbing Out of the Darkness of PPD appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsI Climb for my daughter, her strength, my grandchildren and ... by Debi Schwegler 
  • 100 Mothers Display Their Strength After PPD & Anxiety [video]

    Katherine Stone
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:09 pm
    If you feel alone. If you feel ashamed. If you’re still lost. If you haven’t told anyone yet. Or ever. If you feel like you’ll never get better. If you have gotten better and yet you still look over your shoulder.  If you still grieve for the moments that have been lost to perinatal mood […] The post 100 Mothers Display Their Strength After PPD & Anxiety [video] appeared first on Postpartum Progress.          Recent CommentsI am at the stage of: “…have gotten better and yet you ... by DidiAmazing job Katherine Stone! We…
  • Sign up Now: Postcards of Hope

    Lauren Hale
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Do you want a postcard with a handwritten message of hope and encouragement from an attendee of the Warrior Mom Conference, the first ever patient centered maternal mental health conference being held on July 11-12 in Boston? Of course you do! Starting today, you can sign up to receive one if you’re a Homestead Warrior […] The post Sign up Now: Postcards of Hope appeared first on Postpartum Progress.         
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    A Splintered Mind

  • The Problem with Drive-by Suicide Notes

    22 Jun 2015 | 10:05 pm
    New commenting policy in effect. For over ten years I have reached out to this community. I have shared my experiences with you so that you don’t feel alone, and I have tried to comfort commenters to the best of my ability. Although comments are severely down since we have entered the Age of Facebook, I appreciate all the thoughtful, intelligent replies that my readers leave. I am not always neurologically online and able to respond to them in a timely manner, but I do make an effort to reply to everybody. Lately, however, there has been a new breed of commenter. Ever since my article…
  • Dylann Roof and America: Hating Those Who Disagree

    20 Jun 2015 | 1:27 am
    On Thursday somebody unfriended me over the Charleston shooting. It was early in the day, facts were still rolling in, and the shooter had just barely been arrested. My Facebook friend of years had posted a link to an article that proclaimed Roof was a terrorist. It was an informative article about the church where the shooting took place along with the church’s place in black history, but the article began with one sentence that mentioned the shooting, and only one sentence. It seemed like a cheap link-bait tactic to me. I stated as much in response to the post, and suggested it was too…
  • Articles

    6 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Articles Published in ADDitude Magazine:Quiet the Riot: Blocking Out ADHD DistractionsHow I Learned to Make Deadlines...Despite These 7 Major ADD DistractionsProcrastination: Break Away from the Shame"Family Guy" Articles Published at ADDitudeMag.com:Losing It over Losing My WalletI Remembered I Forgot (Just in Time)ADHD and Adrenaline: Perfect Together?!The Day I Over-Shared about My DaughtersI Can’t Get on the Same Page as Everyone ElseHow My ADHD Anger Hurt My Marriage and KidsNo One Wants to Live with the HulkDid I Really Say That — Or Was I on ADHD Autopilot?Crazy, Stupid “Love”…
  • Learning How to Be Happy (or at Least Less Sad)

    3 Jun 2015 | 12:41 pm
    I recently read a book that really impressed me despite how simplistic it initially seemed. Penguin Random House contacted me to see if I’d like to review How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad): A Creative Workbook by Lee Crutchley. The subject sounded like a great match for my readers here, but when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see it was a workbook. I somehow missed that bit in the title, but once I adapted I began to see the great potential being a workbook gave the material.Being told how to think better can be helpful, but being shown how to do it is infinitely better.
  • Adult ADHD: Sometimes It's Your Fault, but Don't Let It Get You Down

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

  • Six Ways to Cope with the Limitations of Depression

    Dan
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Blogger Therese Borchard writes, “Living with chronic depression demands an acceptance of one’s condition and a willingness to learn to live around lasting symtoms”.  Find out her six tips about how to do just that. Read the Blog
  • How to Socialize When You Don’t FEEL Like Socializing

    Dan
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Blogger Carol Richard writes, “Have you ever had those times when the last thing you wanted to do is interact with another person [when depressed]?  Since isolation can become fuel to the depression – I take steps to not let it take hold of my life.” Read the Blog
  • No Longer Wanting to Die

    Dan
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    From The New York Times, a powerful piece by Will Lippincott who writes, “When depressed, the self-esteem I presented to the world belied just how out of control I felt inside.”  Read the News
  • Previously Depressed People Can Help Us Fight Depression

    Dan
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    A new study shows that peer support interventions by a previously depressed person to provide support and guidance to a currently depressed person really helps.  Read the Blog
  • 3 Ways Pessimism About Future Possibilities Fuels Depression

    Dan
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Are you someone who has a doomsday attitude about your future?  A new study reports that have a pessimistic explanatory style about possible futures isn’t simply the result of depression.  Pessimism about possible futures may be a leading cause of depression.  Read the Blog
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    Scientific Dream Interpretation

  • Essential Truths That Only Dreams Can Reveal

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:05 pm
    The Meaning Of Dreams About A Machine There are many unexplained phenomena in our world and in the human brain. Some people try to ignore their existence. Other people look for answers, without knowing where to find the right information. The commercial intention of everyone in our historical time doesn’t help us understand what is true or false. We are constantly manipulated through many ways. In this confusion, the accumulation of knowledge without valid criteria from various sources complicates the research of those who are looking for solutions. How can you understand who can really…
  • How Are Dreams Produced?

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Ancient dream interpreters found important predictions about future events in dream images. Many of these predictions were confirmed, like the prediction contained in Pharaoh’s dream about seven cows sleek and fat, and then seven other cows, ugly and gaunt. Many years later Sigmund Freud’s dream theory showed to the world that dreams reflect secret desires of the dreamer. Dreams became known as wish fulfilments. Carl Jung discovered that all dreams are produced by the unconscious mind and all dream images already have a meaning given by the dream producer. However, his complicated,…
  • Shocking Dream Images That Reflect Huge Absurdity

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:16 pm
    The scientific method of dream interpretation based on Carl Jung’s discoveries and on my discoveries (while I was using his method) is a big surprise for the atheistic world because it proves God’s existence into practice. Everyone can have a direct communication with God and find psychotherapy and physical health through dream translation now that I simplified and I clarified Jung’s obscure method. However, God is revolted with the human race and this is why His words are unpleasant. He doesn’t try to please our ego; on the contrary. Our behavior is criticized and our mistakes are…
  • What To Do When You Have Bad Dreams

    admin
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The Meaning Of Dreams About Having A Dream Many people tell me that they are relieved when they wake up and they understand that the scary nightmare they had was just a dream. I tell them that they shouldn’t be glad because the meaning of dreams clearly defines their mental condition, reflecting the truth about their mental health, their behavior, and their future. Here is a bad dream that should alarm the dreamer. It was dreamt by a young woman who has many psychological problems: I am a college student. I am at a college building and I am walking though a hallway with two girls: L…
  • Mental Illness Recovery In Eight Months Of Dream Therapy

    admin
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The Meaning Of A Twin Brother Or Sister In Dreams Eight months of dream therapy are enough to help you eliminate the worst symptoms of a mental illness and understand your psychological problems. If you are merely feeling depressed, you will already feel better and believe that you found sound mental health. You have to keep translating the meaning of your dreams for life if you want to really become a mentally healthy individual because you have inherited too much absurdity and evilness into your anti-conscience, but you will already be able to deal with life’s challenges after seriously…
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    Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

  • Vulnerability: In Art and Care (Ack: Benedict Rubbra)

    Peter Jones
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic --------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroup'Vulnerability' by Benedict Rubbra (with permission)Last weekend I helped my eldest son with some driving SW to Exeter in Devon. While he disappeared to help make a couple's wedding day special (which I understand it was), I spent Saturday morning at Royal Albert Memorial Museum.Serendipity soon arrived as one of the exhibitions was Benedict Rubbra: Eye to Image. I'm very grateful to the artist for being able to display 'Vulnerability' to help illustrate Hodges'…
  • ERCIM News No. 102 Special Theme: "Trustworthy Systems of Systems"

    Peter Jones
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Dear ERCIM News Reader,ERCIM News No. 102 has just been published at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en102Special Theme: "Trustworthy Systems of Systems"Guest editors: Poul Heegaard, NTNU and Erwin Schoitsch, Austrian Institute of Technologyhttp://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en102/specialKeynote by Werner Steinhögl, Programme Officer at the European Commission, Components and Systems, Directorate General CONNECT: "Trustworthy Systems of Systems – A Prerequisite for the Digitalization of Industry"  http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en102/keynoteInvited contribution by Andreas Wild,…
  • Online Metaphor Map launched

    Peter Jones
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    HiHere at the University of Glasgow we have just completed a three-year-long project which traces metaphor over the entire history of the English language, creating the first ever Metaphor Map resource. It contains thousands of metaphorical connections which can be accessed through a visual or text-based interface.If you're interested you can visit the site here:http://www.glasgow.ac.uk/metaphorOr you can read more below:--------------------------------------English language metaphors are “as old as the hills” – or 13 centuries old at the very least – researchers at the School of…
  • Triplanetary HOME ?

    Peter Jones
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:35 am
    I didn't make it HOME to PLANETARY last evening. I hope it will be shown again.individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic --------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroupHome?Home?Home?INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS: TOWARD A 2015 CLIMATE AGREEMENTAck: Triplanetary
  • Non-Cartesian points, opposing corners and capital redux

    Peter Jones
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:57 pm
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic --------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroup"I felt capital Patient?Patient capital?like the madman in the corner,"a senior NHS figure said of recent top level meetings discussing the financial travails and sliding performance of the provider sector. ... The delineation between these two camps is becoming clearer. ... p.3 Source: McLellan, A. (2015) Leader: Modernisers must cut the deficit to keep their side of the deal. Health Service Journal, 3 June. 125;6449:p.3.See also:Capital 'p':…
 
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    Una Vita Bella

  • 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…
  • Wordless Wednesday #HAWMC Style

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

  • Oh What Our Thoughts Can Do to Us (and how to undo) | Wisdom from a Chipur Friend

    Bill White
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:55 pm
    What is it about thoughts, anyway? I mean, they can be so productive, so good. But they can be demons that take us to the very gates of insanity (so we think). Out of nowhere, a Chipur friend delivered wisdom… One of the things I’ve had to come to terms with recently is that it’s all uncertain. I don’t know what the next minute, hour, day, week, or month will bring. But I can’t let that handicap me; I can’t believe that I’m unable to deal with the future. It’s always heartening to hear from readers and clients – Chipur friends. Ben…
 
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    Angela Brooks|Network Marketing| Social Media|Nurse

  • Young Living Silver Retreat – 2015

    Angela Brooks
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Mona Utah Lavender Farms – Click here to view more pictures This was a week of pampering. How often do you get that?I arrived in Salt Lake City Utah on Wednesday with my son who came along on the trip. Transportation was waiting for at the airport to take us to our condo for the next 4 days on all expense paid trip from Young Living.We arrived at the sundial condo, which looked like a normal place to stay nice, great staff, clean, beautiful setting in the Park City Mountains. As we stepped inside – the condo with a full kitchen, living room, large bathroom Jacuzzi, and a balcony…
  • We are problem solvers, not product pushers

    Angela Brooks
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Our goal is to empower people to become the CEO of their own health and problem solve not push products.. Our job as entrepreneurs is to teach others tools they can use to make wise choices.The follow up sequence in your business has the greatest impact on helping someone make a decision to adopt the YL oil infused lifestyle. Teaching and educating what they have in front of them is what generates the knowledge of getting their second order in place.Staying in touch with your new customers or distributors with follow up emails, phone calls, social media, or in person will help you get to know…
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    HSP Health » Blog

  • Duality And The Mastery Of The Exquisite

    Maria Hill
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Duality is something that many of us embrace as a way to develop perceptual sophistication. You know… …love vs. hate… …light vs. dark… …yin vs. yang… …good vs. bad… …masculine vs. feminine… It’s a start! Duality Can Be Like Fool’s Gold Discovering duality can be exciting. It is a way to start to grapple with the world. We can see differences and we have a way to think about them. We have a way to make sense of what we see and feel. We are in control! Too many people treat duality as the last word on reality when it…
  • Embrace Your Inner Troublemaker!

    Maria Hill
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:04 am
    Source: Jim Simonson – Flickr Being a troublemaker is not something we necessarily associate with highly sensitive people, those gentle souls who are loath to hurt others. The label, troublemaker, is not something that we usually generate for ourselves either. It is usually conferred by others when they encounter something uncomfortable in themselves courtesy of another person. Have you ever been called a troublemaker or treated like one? Highly Sensitive And A Troublemaker? Highly sensitive people are usually very conscientious, cautious, perceptive and empathetic. Highly sensitive…
  • Do You Suffer From Emergency Mind?

    Maria Hill
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:05 am
    Emergency (Photo credit: Tax Credits) When we afraid everything around us looms large and chaotic. Lately though it seems that fear has become the norm and we are living in a perpetual state of emergency. Perhaps it has always been this way but I am noticing something else at work that needs questioning. Emergencies Are Not Innocent Emergencies have become a way of life for many of us. Notice our entertainment. They are mostly about emergencies. Whether depicting our health care system, focusing on national security, or relationships, many of our movies and television entertainments are based…
  • What Do Resilient People Do Differently?

    Pamina
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:07 am
      We often tend to think when we see how resilient people navigate life with such apparent ease and grace, that they were just born different; or that they haven’t been buffeted by too many of life’s tornados. Wrong! In fact it’s often the other way around. The more often you face adversity, the less power it has to cripple you. The Value Of Resilient People Resilient people leave a priceless legacy as they journey through life. They show us that it is not necessarily the challenges, but the RELATIONSHIP we have with these challenges that dictate the quality of our lives. It’s…
  • Starved For Passion? Top 10 Passion Killers For The Highly Sensitive Person

    Kate Stefans
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:05 am
    Source: Sharon Mollerus – Flickr Many say that the opposite of love is fear. I believe that the opposite of love is apathy. In an apathetic or indifferent state, passion flat lines and numbness reigns supreme. A once technicolor life fades to black and white and well, what’s the point? If I were brutally honest with myself, I would say that wallowing in apathy is an activity that has become habitual. I tend to drop into indifference when I am subconsciously starving myself with what I call passion killers. Simply going through the motions of life is excruciating not because its…
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    CogniFit's blog

  • 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!
  • What’s Brain Freeze?Summer is finally here. It’s time for...

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:36 am
    What’s Brain Freeze?Summer is finally here. It’s time for ice-cream! YAYYYY!!!! Woops I got carried away and ate mine too quickly. Now I have a brain freeze! Hold on, why is my brain suddenly in pain if there are no pain receptors in the brain itself?Brain freeze, also known as an ice-cream headache or cold-stimulus headache has the scientific name of sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia (meaning “nerve pain of the sphenopalatine ganglion”). Brain freeze is brought on by the speedy consumption of cold beverages or food such as ice-cream and ice pops.The condition these cold beverages or…
  • CogniFit Helps Veterans Again

    19 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Case Western Reserve University conducts cognitive studies to help Veterans using CogniFit for Researchers platform.
  • Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging | SharpBrains

    12 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging | SharpBrains: Kelly, age 75, has been retired for a while. She stopped exer­cis­ing when her mobility and strength declined. Her hus­band passed away four years ago. Though she has sev­eral good friends nearby, she is hes­i­tant to drive to visit them. More and more, Kelly prefers to stay safe at home rather than risk tak­ing the car, and so at times she feels lonely. She loves read­ing nov­els, in Eng­lish as well as in her half-forgotten French.Potential Solu­tion: Kelly would ben­e­fit from resum­ing an…
  • The Carroll School, one of the top schools for dyslexia, uses CogniFit with its students

    5 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Carroll School uses the CogniFit brain training platform in its program to empower children with dyslexia. Check ou the CogniFit for Schools platform!
 
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    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.
  • Best in Mental Health (6/15/15 – 6/27/15)

    Dorlee
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Below is a round-up of some of the latest news in mental health (and more) in a new format that I hope you’ll find easier to enjoy! This wrap-up has the following main themes: Biases/Racism Advocacy/Disabilities Therapy Relationships Technology and Social Work Career Self-Care Biases/Racism: My Coming Out Story: The End of a Phase – Moving account by Danna Bodenheimer of how she […] The post Best in Mental Health (6/15/15 – 6/27/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • How Social Media Sparks Social Work Career Growth

    Dorlee
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:38 pm
    How Social Media Sparks Social Work Innovation Have you wondered how social workers may benefit from using social media or how social media may spur innovation within social work? As per the interview that Pat Shelly, the Director of Community Engagement and Expansion at the University of Buffalo’s School of Social Work, conducted with me on inSocialWork’s […] The post How Social Media Sparks Social Work Career Growth appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • 7 Career Tips for Macro Social Workers

    Dorlee
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    Career Advice Every Macro Social Worker Needs to Know Are you interested in becoming a Macro Social Worker? Are you wondering what a Macro Social Worker does and/or what skills and experience you need to develop? This post is a bit long, but it is full of valuable nuggets of career guidance for current and potential macro social workers ! Laurel […] The post 7 Career Tips for Macro Social Workers appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Best in Mental Health (6/8/15 – 6/14/15)

    Dorlee
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    I’m watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don’t have to… This post is part of a weekly (or bi-weekly) series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns. Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare: Everyone has a bias blind spot, […] The post Best in Mental Health (6/8/15 – 6/14/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
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  • 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…
  • My thesis

    nochnoch
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:26 am
    My Executive MA thesis was finally completed and submitted last week. I still feel mentally exhausted and limp. I could not even be bothered to comb my hair. But I had fun writing and research it. It’s titled “Desktop playground: Transitional objects at play for everyday creativity in the workplace.” I interviewed executives about how they interacted with non-work-related objects on their work desks to investigate how they could be transitional objects and stimulate everyday creativity. This came from my experience of using  my Snuffles bears as transitional objects to rediscover…
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    Therapy Consumer Guide » Therapy Consumer Guide

  • Is “Psychotherapy” a Legitimate Word?

    Marina Tonkonogy
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:55 pm
    The word “psychotherapy” or “talking therapy” or, as it is most commonly used, just “therapy” implies that talking to someone for the purpose of alleviating their mental distress is a medical practice in the same sense as treating physical ailments is a medical practice. In other words, our culture makes little distinction between treatments of physical organs and human mind. When one understands health holistically, they know that there is no distinction between physical and mental health because all our processes are connected. This, however, is not a…
  • Why I created this site

    Marina Tonkonogy
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:36 pm
    As I mentioned in the “about” page, my main reason for creating this website was facilitating my self-expression. Over the years of my personal therapy and professional training and later, after my last therapy ended and then after the relationship with my last therapist ended, a lot of emotions and insights about the therapy process, the psychotherapy profession and mental health in general piled up inside of me. I felt that I needed to let all those products of my mind out in some form for the sake of my healing and also for the purpose of educating the public about many topics…
  • More caution should be used before prescribing psychiatric medication

    Andy Alt
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am
    By guest author Andy Alt, mental health consumer, blogger Andy’s blog is http://mentaldimensions.net/ I’m somewhat concerned about treatment options available for mental illness. I’m of the opinion that psychotropic drugs are over-prescribed. I believe their efficacy is overstated, and the risks understated. It’s especially challenging to track and record the cases in which medications have done more harm than good. For instance, on NAMI’s website, under Medications ->Paxil -> common side effects: Feeling nervous, restless, fatigued, sleepy or having…
  • Why Do You Think You Need Therapy?

    Marina Tonkonogy
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:34 pm
    One of the reason you are browsing through this website may be that you are considering starting therapy. We hope you will be able to find all information you need for your research that would help you become an informed consumer and get the best mental health service that is currently available. Before you start researching all therapy related information, please, read this post first and take some time to think about why you think you need therapy. Surely, there are reasons why you feel you need professional help. You may be experiencing some life crisis. Your marriage may be on the brink…
  • My therapy works because my feedback counts

    Emily
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    I have never suffered from depression and general anxiety until recently.  I have no history of mental illness besides social anxiety, but I have always had pretty good control over it. It never held me back from things.  I struggled internally, but I could cope well in situations where I was uncomfortable. I was overwhelmed with my daughter’s diagnosis.  I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t turn my mind off, and I was shutting down every emotion I was feeling. It was apparent that I was in over my head when my daughter was born.  She was born with an…
 
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • The War Has Been Won

    songtothesirens
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:47 am
    Just got the Social Security Disabilities report today. It has been determined that I am indeed disabled due to Bipolar disorder and PTSD, and benefits have been continued. I knew they were wrong……Filed under: disability benefits Tagged: Bipolar Disorder, Social Security, Win
  • The Battle Is Over But The War Is Not Yet Won (warning: potential trigger)

    songtothesirens
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:51 am
    Thursday, I had my Disability Hearing. I really hope that I impressed upon the woman doing the hearing that I am too sick to work, and I am not malingering or lazy. Quite the opposite, I have a hard time finding enough things to keep me from going nuts. If I am not doing something, […]
  • Nervous

    songtothesirens
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Today is the day I have been waiting for for about 7 months, and I find that I do not feel relief. I find that I am extraordinarily anxious and scared. Today is the day that I get to tell my side of the Bipolar story. I have no idea who will be there. I […]
  • Another Random Poem

    songtothesirens
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Love ~ Czeslaw Milosz Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many. And whoever sees it that way heals his heart, Without knowing it, from various ills -- A bird and a tree say to him: Friend. Then he wants to use […]
  • Job Hunting

    songtothesirens
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Filed under: Bipolar Disorder Tagged: Discouraged
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    Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX

  • 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…
  • What is an Anxiety Attack? Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Peter is a lawyer. While preparing for an important case, Peter experienced the first attack. His heart began to pound, his body trembled, and the room began to spin as if he was no longer connected to his body. Peter felt like he was dying.   Peter went to the emergency room. The doctors performed ...Read the rest... The post What is an Anxiety Attack? Symptoms, Causes and Treatment appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: Common and Not-So-Common Symptoms of Anxiety…
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    Depression

  • 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.
  • Can Chantix Make a Comeback?

    Natalie San Luis
    2 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    For many longtime smokers, quitting cold turkey is far from easy. But there may now be some good news for smokers looking to kick the habit.
  • Depression Rx Might Pose Smaller Risk in Moms-to-Be

    Nancy Maleki
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
    Many moms-to-be who take antidepressants may assume that weaning themselves off their meds is the safest thing for their baby, but the truth may not be so simple.
 
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    Kmareka.com

  • Behind a New Worker Overtime Rule: Hard-Hitting Policy Wonks and Generous Funders – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

    Kiersten Marek
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Yesterday, we wrote about philanthropy’s major role in the Obama administration’s bid to regulate greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants through executive action. Well, here’s a similar story: As the administration unveils a tougher rule for overtime pay this week, foundations can justly claim some of the credit. This has been a great month for the president, as many commentators have noted, but it’s also been a good one for progressive funders who seen several longstanding investments pay off. via Behind a New Worker Overtime Rule: Hard-Hitting Policy Wonks and…
  • Not for Nothin’ But….Rhode Island Roads Stink! Sheldon Whitehouse Agrees

    Kiersten Marek
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    It really hits you how bad our roads are when they close the bridge on Park Avenue, so that we can’t even get to a friend’s house without having to go all the way down Reservoir and up Elmwood, making what used to be a 10 minute trip into a 25 minute ordeal. Infrastructure: the secret sauce that makes society possible. Please don’t let this funding lapse! From the Whitehouse press office: Whitehouse to Hold Press Conference on Highway Funding Senator to Join Labor Leaders and Major Rhode Island Construction Company to Discuss Need to Pass a Highway Bill before Federals…
  • Seeing a New Opening, Annie E. Casey Is Pushing Hard on Poverty and Opportunity – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

    Kiersten Marek
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:06 am
    The Annie E. Casey Foundation is named after a widow who struggled to raise her four children as a single mother. One of her children, Jim, founded UPS and became wealthy—while never forgetting where he came from. For decades, the Annie E. Casey Foundation—now with assets of some $3 billion—has been a premier grantmaker focused on the well-being of children and families. Inevitably, these issues have taken the foundation deep into the realm of public policy, and since the mid-1990s, it has led a broad push to reduce poverty and expand opportunity for low-income communities. As…
  • Tricky Questions on Corporate Philanthropy at Walmart and Beyond – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence

    Kiersten Marek
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Walmart’s eighth annual Global Responsibility report came out not long ago, and it suggests that the company is feeling pretty proud of itself. It boosted its minimum wage for associates to $9 an hour in April of this year and will boost it again to $10 in February 2016. That will cost them $1 billion, and represents a big step forward. Along with increasing wages, Walmart’s philanthropy is also rising, and we report often on what its foundation is doing—which is a lot. Just the other day, for example, it announced $15.5 million in grants to seven nonprofits to help…
  • What’s the Pride Foundation Doing for LGBTQ in Western States and Alaska? – LGBT | Grants | Fundraising – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Attention organizations working on inclusiveness: The Pride Foundation is now open for applications from nonprofit community organizations for projects that enhance the lives and address the needs of LGBTQ youth, adults, and families in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and/or Washington. Through its Community Grants Program, the Pride Foundation supports a wide variety of efforts to help the LGBTQ community, with a particular emphasis on supporting the most vulnerable and whose needs are currently less visible. The over-arching goal here is to create systemic change that will eliminate…
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    American Association of Christian Counselors

  • Overcoming Negativity and Learning to Let Go

    Dina Jones
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.   The fabric of our lives is made up of all the threads we choose to hold on to. Every event, every circumstance, every impression produces a thread. Especially as counselors, it is important to be intentional about the threads you choose to keep so that we may remain available and intentional with our practice. There is an interesting verse in Scripture that talks about these threads. The book of Luke starts out with the story of the birth of Christ. In the second chapter, the Bible speaks of how the shepherds in their fields at night saw the glory of God…
  • Craving for a Father

    Dina Jones
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Julie Woodley, M.A.   Jesus tells us, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matt. 7:11). It’s Father’s Day today. How is this day for you? Do you wake up with excitement to celebrate a good father or do you just want to rush through the day so you don’t have to feel the grief, hopes dashed for having a good father or loss of dreams that your father may never be the man you know he could be? For years the ache I felt on Father’s Day was deep and…
  • AACC “Be Strong” World Conference — Deadline Today!

    Dina Jones
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    23 Tracks • 54 Pre-Conference Workshops • Over 160 Professional Workshops • 200 Exhibitors & Sponsors • Poster Presentation Symposiums DEADLINE TODAY 2015 “Be Strong” World Conference Special Alert and Update Are you ready for a life-changing experience? Do you want to connect with Christian counseling leaders while learning and growing in your faith and practice? The 2015 AACC “Be Strong” World Conference is shaping up to be one of the best ever. You do not want to miss this one! A sellout crowd of nearly 7,000 Christian leaders is expected to pack the magnificent…
  • Webinar Recap: Bringing Christ into the Counseling Session

    Dina Jones
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    On Tuesday, June 23rd, the AACC hosted a webinar, which was sponsored by Dr. Jantz and the Center. This enlightening webinar informed listeners of the importance of incorporating Christ in the counseling session. Dr. Gary Sibcy and Dina Jones hosted this webinar as viewers tuned in from all around the world to hear Eric Scalise, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, talk about Bringing Christ into the Counseling Session. Dr. Eric Scalise began his talk by reading from 2 Timothy 1:9 “God has called us with a holy calling, not according to our…
  • Complex Cases: Aspie-NT Relationships: From Where Does “Us. vs. Them” Mentality Come?

    Dina Jones
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Stephanie C. Holmes, MA, BCCC Certified Autism Specialist I began this series of “Complex Marriage: Aspie-NT” with the goal of surfacing issues that occur in the Aspie-NT marriage. In reading blogs and research on being married to a person on the spectrum/AS, it was obvious a great divide is forming “us vs. them” (Aspie view vs. NT). As the mother of an Aspie, it has always been my desire to never write anything that would disrespect or spread myths about those with AS/ASD (Aspies). When you are an NT and you attempt describing challenges or issues in an Aspie-NT marriage from a…
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    Where I Stand Inc

  • Recovery Real Talk: How do YOU do it?

    Erin Casey
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:39 pm
    A few years ago I used to read about other people’s recovery from their mental illnesses burning with jealousy. Honestly, they made me feel inadequate and highlighted everything I wasn’t: functioning. I often felt that those stories diminished my experience and categorized me as “one of the ones who couldn’t do it.” Today as a […] The post Recovery Real Talk: How do YOU do it? appeared first on Where I Stand Inc.
  • We hate the way we look and it’s no wonder

    Erin Casey
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:52 pm
    By: Rachel Moreland, Where I Stand blogger and advocate. Each morning I walk down Princess Street on my commute to work. It’s a main thoroughfare lined with shops and luxury department stores. I love seeing the different fashions and trends emerging for this season’s summer line, albeit the weather in Scotland currently would you believe […] The post We hate the way we look and it’s no wonder appeared first on Where I Stand Inc.
  • Summer blues: Lessons from a third-grade teacher.

    Erin Casey
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:06 pm
    By: A third-grade teacher learning to live life with a brain that works just a little differently. If you are one of those people who like happy endings with sob fairy tale morals and moments of uncontrollable “burst out into song” ensembles, then this is not the read for you. My name is Katie and […] The post Summer blues: Lessons from a third-grade teacher. appeared first on Where I Stand Inc.
  • Beach season, body image and being bold with recovery.

    Erin Casey
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:58 am
    By: Alexa Witcofsky, Where I Stand blogger and advocate Summertime is an incredible time of year. With longer days and warmer weather there are endless possibilities for how to spend your days. As a kid I loved running around outside catching fireflies, eating popsicles and playing in the sprinkler. There’s something so carefree about a […] The post Beach season, body image and being bold with recovery. appeared first on Where I Stand Inc.
  • I didn’t fail (and neither did you). Going back to treatment.

    Erin Casey
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:39 pm
    By: Caroline Owens, Where I Stand Blogger & Advocate I think I failed. Or I feel like I failed. One of the two. I’m back to square one almost, not completely but pretty much. I’ve never been so angry with myself. I’m back in treatment. Shocking, right? Self-admitting is not easy and it was the […] The post I didn’t fail (and neither did you). Going back to treatment. appeared first on Where I Stand Inc.
 
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    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.
  • 5 Ways to Deal with Anxiety

    Ahmed Hamdy
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Things such as layoffs, threats to life, divorce and many more can heighten anxiety levels in the body. In most instances, the cause is something that we can’t change. However, by understanding the factors that underpin anxiety, you are at a better position to cope. Here are 5 ways to deal with anxiety. Adopt positive […] The post 5 Ways to Deal with Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Life Success Lessons From 15 Orison Swett Marden Quotes

    Thea Westra
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    1. All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. This is something I often repeat, however I cannot stress highly enough the need to know what you want, and to define a singular, overriding goal for your […] The post Life Success Lessons From 15 Orison Swett Marden Quotes appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It

    Ahmed Hamdy
    24 Jun 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.
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    Care for Your mind » Does Collaborative Care Include Working with Faith-based Organizations?

  • 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 […]
  • It’s Good Business to Support Mental Health in the Workplace

    Care for Your Mind
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:06 am
    Marcas Miles, MA Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, Employers Health The stigma that come with mental health issues present harmful barriers to care in many capacities, but they’re particularly detrimental in the workplace, where Americans spend a great deal of their time. Few people are comfortable discussing depression and other mental health problems with their […]
  • Across the Country, More Employers Adopt Paid Sick Leave, Including Mental Health Leave. What’s Happening in Your State?

    Care for Your Mind
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:14 am
    Andy Baker-White, JD, MPH, Associate Director The Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region www.networkforphl.org How many of us go to work when we don’t feel well? But going to work when sick has likely consequences, such as reduced productivity, higher risks of workplace injuries, spread of influenza and other diseases, and increased cost to […]
  • A Patient’s Guide to Taking Medical Time Off Work

    Care for Your Mind
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Paul Pendler, Psy.D., ABPP Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences When mental health issues arise, all areas of a person’s life tend to suffer—work included. Under certain circumstances, people with mental health conditions may need to seek time off from employment in order to focus on recovery […]
  • How’s Work Going for You? Your Mental Health Provider Should Be Asking.

    Care for Your Mind
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    Depression is the number one cause of disability in the United States. In this week’s post Dr. Jorge Petit provides guidance on how clinicians can support individuals in attaining success at work and assist them in staying employed. How’s Work Going for You? Your Mental Health Provider Should Be Asking. Jorge R. Petit, M.D. In […]
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    The Fusion Model

  • The 10 Morning Habits of High Achievers

    Frances Masters
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:55 am
    We all know that person – whether we’ve just seen them on TV, or they are part of our social circle – that just seems to have everything together. Their lives are incredibly successful and they seem to achieve personal and professional goals with relative ease. One way to try to incorporate their path to success into your life is to take a proverbial page out of the high achievers handbook and try to emulate their morning routine. High achievers have a number of things in common with one another, but one of the biggest commonalities is how they approach the start of their day. A…
  • What To Do When Relationships Get Tough

    Frances Masters
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:31 am
    One of the most important elements of our life is our relationship with our spouse or significant other. They are who we build our lives with, start a family with, and spend our time with. For most of us, this is the highlight of our lives. But things are not always great. All relationships, even the most healthy and solidly-based, have rough spots. It is an natural part of an intimate relationship. What separates healthy happy couples from those who might be headed for the single life is how they handle their relationship during these tough times. In many ways, it can be said that when times…
  • 5 Reasons to Exercise in the Morning

    Frances Masters
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    For many of us, a lack of motivation, as well as a lack of time, are why we do not get physically active. However, it is abundantly clear that, in order for our minds and bodies to operate at their prime level of functioning, we need regular physical activity. Our body, like the mind, is a use it or lose it type of organism. This does not mean abuse it, it just means use it. It has been stated time and time again how  even a small amount of regular physical activity is for good health. People who suffer from things like depression or extreme anxiety are often advised to get regular physical…
  • 5 Important Steps on the Path to Sound Health and Wellness

    Frances Masters
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:11 am
    Today, so many of us are looking for ways that we can lead more active, positive, and healthy lives. In the Western world, the sedentary lifestyle and diet of nothing but processed foods are really taking their toll on our health. Obesity rates have never been higher and we are dealing with skyrocketing levels of preventable diseases that could have been avoided through proper lifestyle changes. In addition to the problems we are facing health-wise, as a result of our diet and lifestyle, our fast-paced environment is hectic and incredibly stressful. Just as many people are dealing with the…
  • Basic Introduction to the Different Types of Yoga

    Frances Masters
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    Yoga is often touted as an excellent way to maintain a healthy weight, stay fit, and even as a healthy means of stress reduction. When one begins to look into the practice of yoga, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Many people see yoga as one type of exercise and while the basic “gist” of yoga is similar, there are quite a few different styles of yoga that can vary rather significantly. It can be confusing and even intimidating to be faced with all the variations of yoga and try to determine which will work best for you and your personal needs. The different types of yoga tend to be better…
 
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    Mazzastick Personal Growth Blog

  • 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…
  • What Really Happens When You Meditate

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

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

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

  • Love Pangs

    ankita majumder
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:22 am
    "There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either in or out. There's no such thing as a life in-between". - Pat RileySameera thought of her past while looking at the rear-view mirror of her red Fiesta. Today the clock ticked quarter past seven when she stepped back home. She asked Mariam, her maid to close the curtains that kissed the last rays of sunset. She hates sunset. It reminds her of a dark night ahead. If only she could change the bitter feelings that altered her life. Her parents encourage her to take things as a lesson. Friends visit often. But a 32 year old Sameera…
  • 4 Tips to become a Successful Parent through Life Skills!

    ankita majumder
    31 May 2015 | 11:53 am
    One of the most challenging aspects of parenting is to recognize what your child really needs. We follow traditions and various other sources to collect this information as to how a child should be bred. Unfortunately, even after being a good parent, sometimes we cannot guarantee that their performances in schools or other public institutes will be a success. That’s an assumption if we say “yes, he or she will always win whenever, wherever she is competing.”So let me ask,Does your child communicate what he or she wants in an effective manner?Do you expect him to make better decisions in…
  • I never get enough of Jewelry!

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

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

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

    Ahmed Hamdy
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Things such as layoffs, threats to life, divorce and many more can heighten anxiety levels in the body. In most instances, the cause is something that we can’t change. However, by understanding the factors that underpin anxiety, you are at a better position to cope. Here are 5 ways to deal with anxiety. Adopt positive […] The post 5 Ways to Deal with Anxiety appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Life Success Lessons From 15 Orison Swett Marden Quotes

    Thea Westra
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    1. All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. This is something I often repeat, however I cannot stress highly enough the need to know what you want, and to define a singular, overriding goal for your […] The post Life Success Lessons From 15 Orison Swett Marden Quotes appeared first on Panic Attack Away.
  • Panic Away Program 11 Reasons Why You Should Use It

    Ahmed Hamdy
    24 Jun 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.
 
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    A Bipolar Journey Through The Rabbit Hole

  • The War Has Been Won

    songtothesirens
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:47 am
    Just got the Social Security Disabilities report today. It has been determined that I am indeed disabled due to Bipolar disorder and PTSD, and benefits have been continued. I knew they were wrong……Filed under: disability benefits Tagged: Bipolar Disorder, Social Security, Win
  • The Battle Is Over But The War Is Not Yet Won (warning: potential trigger)

    songtothesirens
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:51 am
    Thursday, I had my Disability Hearing. I really hope that I impressed upon the woman doing the hearing that I am too sick to work, and I am not malingering or lazy. Quite the opposite, I have a hard time finding enough things to keep me from going nuts. If I am not doing something, […]
  • Nervous

    songtothesirens
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Today is the day I have been waiting for for about 7 months, and I find that I do not feel relief. I find that I am extraordinarily anxious and scared. Today is the day that I get to tell my side of the Bipolar story. I have no idea who will be there. I […]
  • Another Random Poem

    songtothesirens
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Love ~ Czeslaw Milosz Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many. And whoever sees it that way heals his heart, Without knowing it, from various ills -- A bird and a tree say to him: Friend. Then he wants to use […]
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  • i want this tee now

    admin
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    The post i want this tee now appeared first on Palchoice.     tees designed by me . i have posted some tees on teespring. i have designed these tees as a hobby. if you are interested in these tees then click on the blue “Buy Now” button . these are never before offer. enjoy and share with your friends as well. The post i want this tee now appeared first on Palchoice.
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    28 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    The post books to read appeared first on Palchoice. This post is for all those book lovers, who like to read and read and read more… I have read all these books while i was preparing for my management entrance exam. I know it sound odd but this is how i started my reading habit. This post can also help all those who are [...] The post books to read appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra

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    15 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice. Man quest is always to learn new things. But we can learn so many new things from our ancient history also. The ancient text is full of wisdom quotes and text. They can teach us how to live a wonderful life. Recently I completed reading the ancient Indian text panchtantra. I tell you this book [...] The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you

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    28 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.   Why is there  so much fuss about waking up early in the morning? Why your mother keep on pestering you from the day you started your school to get up early in the morning? What’s so magical about getting up early in the morning? Let’s get it clear that every person is different. Some [...] The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.
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    23 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice. Chanakya was an acclaimed Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. A professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya is widely credited for having played the most important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire. Maurya empire was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. [...] The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice.
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    Articles - Aiming for Okay

  • 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…
  • Gone Fishin'

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

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

  • 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…
  • How To Focus To Reach Your Goals

    latr
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Focus To Reach Your Goals: Getting On The Right Track How YOU Focus on getting what you want!  Frame your outline to give your business a drive to succeed.  Layout so you can see how far you have come and where you still need to go to achieve your formula for success. Making the money you need to have the life you have dreamed of for you and yours. With the table set it is easy to enjoy the buffet of life.  Everyday, list the things that need to be done in the priority of their importance. If the list is not completed, not a problem, continue to work on the high priority items. How…
  • Live A Happier Life Doing What You Love

    latr
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Live A Happier Life Doing What You Love: Do You Know What You Want What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m sure you were asked this question at least once when you were a youngster. When asked the question, did you have an answer at the ready, or did you need a few minutes to think about it? We all had dreams of becoming something great, like a fireman, a teacher, or a rock star, just to name a few. Well, how did you do? Maybe you never aspired to be what you set out to be or said that you would become. But then again, things change. The older we get, our tastes change, our view of the…
  • How To Spot Awful Leadership Programs And Stop Wasting Money

    latr
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Spot Awful Leadership Programs And Stop Wasting Money: Be Sure To Read This Article Whenever we think of leadership, we turn to the Internet to learn more about it. However, all you have to do is to read this article to learn more. I have compiled an article on leadership, which cannot be compared to another. Read on to see if I prove myself right.   How To Spot Awful Leadership Programs And Stop Wasting Money: Poor Programs vs. Good Programs   There seems to be a real deficit in good leadership and a large surplus of poor and pathetic leadership in many businesses today. One…
  • How To Unleash The Leader In You

    latr
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Unleash The Leader In You: Unlock Your Potential There is a steady flow of information in the form of books, articles, white papers and training all in the context of [ “what is leadership” or “how to develop a leader”]?. In this issue, I will avoid those two questions and write about two others that I believe might be on the minds of a lot you readers and they are: Why does better leadership make a difference? and How does better leadership achieve those differences?   How To Unleash The Leader In You: Not Just A Human Behavior Leadership is a highly…
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    Happiness India Project

  • Why We Love Joy (And You Should, Too!)

    Sandip Roy
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! 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! Lustprinzip – The Pleasure Principle External rewards are selfish, non-blood cousins of happiness. As we keep comparing ourselves to the achievements…
  • Willpower Secrets

    Sandip Roy
    25 May 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Happiness India Project Happiness India Project - Happiness is more than a smile! Ψ 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…
  • Unlock Your Dark Emotions, Now!

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

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

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

  • Could you be 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…
  • 8 Celebrities and their Anxiety Tips

    Chloe B
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Even the rich and beautiful get anxious and fearful. Of course, celebrities are just like everyone else, but it’s almost comforting to know that it can happen to anyone, no matter how successful or confident you might appear on the outside When I was researching this article I found it very surprising how many celebrities admit to having social anxiety, since you’d think that being in the public eye so much, they’d be the complete opposite. Not so. It’s a testament to the fact that often people are feeling anxious or shy on the inside, whilst outwardly appearing pretty…
  • Your Essential Sleep Check List -Video

    Chloe B
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:19 am
    Struggling to drift off? Mind too active? Can’t switch off? If an anxious or stressed out mind is preventing you from getting your well earned Zzzz’s then this checklist is for you. Which will you implement tonight? Let us know in the comments. Click Here to get your FREE Relaxation MP3 The post Your Essential Sleep Check List -Video appeared first on Calmer You .
 
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    Living on the Fault Lines | Dianna Bonny

  • 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…
  • Thoughts On Moving, Craigslist and Good Character

    Dianna Bonny
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    I am in the process of moving (again.) If you have had the pleasure of making a move from one house to another, particularly in quick succession, then you are familiar with the joy I am referring too. Until five years ago, I was a stay-put kind of person who lived for long stretches in one place. Now I am a reluctant veteran of the many times moved population. Despite the disruption, I am trying to enjoy the process. I have cast this into an “opportunity” to reassess what I need for the future and pare down my belongings accordingly. I’ve contemplated becoming a minimalist, although I…
 
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    BurntIceCream.com

  • A New Dawn

    Verona
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The past year has been a difficult ride for me that seemed to be getting worse and worse as the days passed by. I’m finally at a point where it seems like things are taking a turn for the better and I’m not quite sure how to adjust to it. Being in survival mode for such a long time had made anything less seems like a pipedream.   The idea of not battling with the ex, searching for a job, worrying about whether or not I’ll be able to cover the rent seemed so out far out of reach that now that I’m on the cusp of clearing the table, I’m beside myself with how to cope.  …
  • History Has Been Made

    Verona
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Today is a joyous one for millions of people from coast to coast in this great land of ours. It’s been an uphill battle filled with both tears of pain and those of joy. Today the Supreme Court voted 5-4 (along ideological lines) to grant same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states of the USA. June 26, 2015 will have historical relevance from this day forward. The lesbian and gay communities have had a profound impact on me personally and for them to be denied the same legal right as heterosexual couples was just plain wrong. We’re a country who’s Constitution clearly stated…
  • Thoughts on Fear

    Verona
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    I have a confession to make and it goes against all things society deems as manly. I am afraid of frogs. There, I said it. It’s off my chest and I can move on. Well, no. Not really… You see, I have fears in my life both tangible and others, not so much. As boys, we’re taught from a young age not to acknowledge what scares us because it makes us look weak to our peers and potential mates. And a weak man has no place in the pack. Our fathers once told us to suck it up, walk it off and chin up rather than cop to what ails us. Our value lies in our ability to lead, to overcome adversity and…
  • Fourth Time’s the Charm

    Verona
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    Nobody enjoys a break-up. Why would they? You’ve let your guard down, allowed somebody into your bed, your heart and your mind. And in an instant they’re no longer there. I’ve had my share of break-ups, some for the better, some for the worse. Every now and then a ghost from my past will resurface and make conversation; something that regardless of intentions, tends to end up an awkward silence and an excuse to go elsewhere. If you’ve managed to stay friends with one of your exes, I applaud you. For the rest of us: once they’re gone, they’re not welcome back. I’ve been on both…
  • Saying Goodbye

    Verona
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:41 am
    Thoughts about Fathers Day continue to linger in my head. As I scroll my various social media pages, I keep seeing picture after picture of friends, colleagues and acquaintances with their dads. Smiling, happy photos of them from years past contrasted with them today are posted over and over again. It warms my heart to see that bond, one that lasts a lifetime between parent and child. As I’ve written several times prior, I wasn’t fortunate enough to have that relationship with either of the patriarchs in my home. I thought about the missed opportunities, where things went off the rails…
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    Smash Depression

  • 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…
  • 11 Great Ted Talks About Depression

    David Joshua Klein
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conferences have been presenting “Ideas Worth Spreading” since the 1980s, but the online video revolution has boosted their cultural impact enormously. Here are eleven Ted Talks dealing with depression, happiness, mental health and related issues. David Burns | Feeling good The author of Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy asks, Why do we sometimes fall into black holes of depression, anxiety and self-doubt? And can we change the way we feel? Andrew Solomon | Depression, the secret we share In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating,…
  • WSJ Looks at Cutting-Edge Research on New Depression Treatments

    David Joshua Klein
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:48 am
    The Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating article this week about cutting-edge research on depression: To Treat Depression, a New Approach Tries Training the Brain. Several new approaches, in fact. The article was written by Andrea Petersen. The WSJ sometimes puts articles behind a pay wall. Sometimes their pay wall goes up and down. For now at least, this article appears to be freely available. Petersen mentions two common depression treatments, antidepressant drugs and cognitive behavioral therapy, before exploring various new experimental treatments. First up, “cognitive control…
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  • It’s been too long! 

    Gry Kivle
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:22 am
    First of all, I’m sorry for being absent. Now I’m here, yet I’m not. I’m in-between things. It’s chaotic here so I have not been able to gather my thoughts in any productive way. It’s a shame as I have so much I want to do and share, I just can’t make decisions. I am, […] The post It’s been too long!  appeared first on masterGirlie.
  • Picking is part of my reality right now!

    Gry Kivle
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    I’m trying not to pick, but it feels great when I do. This spot on my head have become a release point that makes my mind relax. My brain calms down for a while, at least for a few minutes. The picking process often starts slow, trying to find a good place around the wound […] The post Picking is part of my reality right now! appeared first on masterGirlie.
  • Lost for a few days

    Gry Kivle
    6 Jun 2015 | 7:04 am
    I’m sorry, but I have had to take a short break from the web and my blog. I know many of you will understand. Depression. I’m in a dark place right now. I’m not even sure what to write. I’m feeling empty. Sad. I’m going through a lot of emotions. It’s a complete chaos. As […] The post Lost for a few days appeared first on masterGirlie.
  • Reflections on “not fitting in”

    Gry Kivle
    31 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    I have, like many others, spent hours feeling like I don’t fit in. It has been as much of a burden as a gift. On the one side, it’s lonely and challenging to be on the outside. On the other side, who want’s to be like everyone else and mix in with the crowd? Most […] The post Reflections on “not fitting in” appeared first on masterGirlie.
  • Life directions. Right or left?

    Gry Kivle
    28 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    I’m sorry I’m late. It’s been a couple of days since my last post. I’m facing a few emotional challenges, and that takes up most of my time at the moment. It has also made me think about how unpredictable life is. How something suddenly can change. Boom! Just like that. Many of us are […] The post Life directions. Right or left? appeared first on masterGirlie.
 
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    What is ADHD HQ

  • Are Children With ADHD Getting Wrong Drugs?

    bziebarth
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:26 pm
    A recent study, in the American Medical Association Journal, found some disturbing news. Children with ADHD may be getting prescribed the wrong medications. They are being given medications to treat ADHD. However, these medications were not meant to treat ADHD. … Continue reading →The post Are Children With ADHD Getting Wrong Drugs? appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • ADHD Symptoms of Impuslivity Explained

    bziebarth
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    ADHD Symptoms: Impulsivity Impulsivity is one of the potential symptoms of ADHD. Wikipedia explains ADHD symptoms as, “which there are significant problems with executive functions (e.g., attentional control and inhibitory control) that cause attention deficits, hyperactivity, or impulsiveness which is … Continue reading →The post ADHD Symptoms of Impuslivity Explained appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • Top 3 Adult ADHD Books Infographic

    bziebarth
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:20 pm
    When you are diagnosed with ADHD, it is an important day. You can either see yourself as having a disorder or learn about ADHD and see the hidden benefits of ADHD. For me, I decided to research about ADHD. My … Continue reading →The post Top 3 Adult ADHD Books Infographic appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • Tired of Fighting Your ADD/ADHD Child About School?

    bziebarth
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Do you spend every night fighting your ADHD child to do his homework? Are you frustrated knowing he is not achieving his full potential? Parenting an ADHD child is not easy. If you have more then one then it may … Continue reading →The post Tired of Fighting Your ADD/ADHD Child About School? appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • How Does ADHD Affect Learning

    bziebarth
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:49 pm
    As I was browsing through ADHD questions to find new ideas for this website, this question caught my eye. Since I was not diagnosed until 28 years old, I went through school with ADHD issues without knowing it. This caused … Continue reading →The post How Does ADHD Affect Learning appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
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    Real World Mindfulness

  • 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…
  • Three ‘Instant’ Benefits From Mindfulness Practice

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    14 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    There are many unlimited benefits to mindfulness practice. When we practice the art of mindfulness through different techniques, we open our world to unlimited opportunities. The more we practice, the less we stress and the ore we start living. So here are five of the top benefits of practicing mindfulness.      1) Connect Better with Everyone you Ever Meet Imagine that you’re having a conversation with a complete stranger. You’re in complete mindfulness at that very moment. But the person who you’re speaking with suddenly feels a ‘real’ connection…
 
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  • How to Be Strong Even When You’re Alone

    Ethan Bridges
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/motivation/how-to-be-strong-alone/How to Be Strong Even When You’re Alone   Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying we should all be alone. Human beings are supposed to interact with and take care of each other. It’s life’s own design. You may enjoy being alone; there are plenty who prefer that way anyway, but I’m quite sure life is brighter when it’s lived with others. […] The post How to Be Strong Even When You’re Alone appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • So You Love Money? Here Are 6 Things to Remember

    Ethan Bridges
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/goals/love-money-6-things-remember/So You Love Money? Here Are 6 Things to Remember   Wealth is everybody’s goal. Well, almost everybody’s goal—only so we can both agree that this statement is undeniable. There is the good and the bad side of living in wealth. You can start off with your dreams, which of course consist of all the conveniences life has to offer you. And certainly there are […] The post So You Love Money? Here Are 6 Things to Remember appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • Three Things Insecure People Don’t Let Go Of

    Ethan Bridges
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/confidence/things-insecure-people-dont-let-go-of/Three Things Insecure People Don’t Let Go Of   Insecurity comes in many forms and with different causes. Each of us lives differently, on our own, and we’re simply exposed to different environments which could be a stimulus in one way or another for any type of insecurity. There are plenty of facets in which insecure people struggle. All of which may generally […] The post Three Things Insecure People Don’t Let Go Of appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • The Top Reasons You’re Not Overcoming Fear of Failure

    Ethan Bridges
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/confidence/reasons-not-overcoming-fear-of-failure/The Top Reasons You’re Not Overcoming Fear of Failure   Fear of failure is in many ways similar to fear of the unknown. To start with, they are both only a mental obstacle. Everybody knows failure is a certainly unpredictable event it can happen to anyone. Nobody can predict whether failure is bound to happen. Overcoming fear of failure can feel overwhelmingly worse to […] The post The Top Reasons You’re Not Overcoming Fear of Failure appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • 10 Reasons the Perfectionist is Bound to Fail

    Ethan Bridges
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:40 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/goals/the-perfectionist-fail/10 Reasons the Perfectionist is Bound to Fail   Let’s agree: no matter how good you are at managing your life, you’re still not perfect. “Nobody’s perfect,” you hear most people say. It’s a simple and well-known principle, yet there are plenty of factors, both internal and external, that could lead you to forget it. Then you try to be perfect. The perfectionist […] The post 10 Reasons the Perfectionist is Bound to Fail appeared first on Fine Mortal.
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