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  • What Do I Have in Common with the Top ADHD Blogs?

    A Splintered Mind
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:18 am
    I've been quite ill this month while working on my Overcoming Suicide book, and I've been a bit depressed because one of my daughters decided to live full-time with her mum, so I've missed some blogs and haven't been very active on Twitter or Facebook. In fact, I should be in bed, but my insomnia has been fairly nasty lately. I was more or less resigned to feeling miserable over the weekend. That's why it was a complete surprise for me to stumble upon in my email today that I've won the Best of the Web - Blog award from Psych Central for my work on ADHD. It's nice to know that I can be…
  • 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings

    Palchoice
    Santoshh Singh
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The post 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings appeared first on Palchoice. Yesterday one of my posts has resulted in 609 % increase in website traffic in a single day. After posting it I tried to list down all the things that I did differently that resulted in such a phenomenal increase in my blog traffic. Of course I am trying a number of things to increase [...] The post 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Suboxone Treatment - How to Improve Your Odds of Success

    Choosehelp.com
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Suboxone treatment: The 5 secrets to finding success with Suboxone (medication alone isn't enough!) Suboxone treatment - how can you make sure it works for you? Suboxone and the Need for Addiction Treatment Quitting opioids? Then you’re probably at least considering Suboxone... and why not, after all, Suboxone and methadone increase your odds of long-term recovery while also reducing withdrawal discomfort.1 So if considering Suboxone, you might wonder why you also need to bother with addiction treatment – if a daily pill takes away your cravings and withdrawal symptoms… what’s left to…
  • How to Find a Good Therapist

    Lawyers With Depression
    Dan
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Psychologist, Deb Serani, gives her tips about how to find a good therapist.  Read the Blog
  • How To Be More Honest By Avoiding These 5 Words

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

    Jules Asher
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behavior independent of – and ahead of – its other antidepressant effects.
  • Science News » Increased Health Risks Linked to First-episode Psychosis

    Michaelle Scanlon
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Many patients with psychosis develop health risks associated with premature death early in the course of their mental illness, researchers have found.
  • Blog Post » Atonement

    Thomas Insel
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    In his blog for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Dr. Insel talks about the complexity of mental disorders and the need for scientists, clinicians, patients, and families to work together in searching for better treatment.
  • Video » BRAIN Initiative as Moonshot

    National Institute of Mental Health
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    NIH director Francis Collins, M.D., discusses some of the 58 projects funded in the first wave of grants awarded by the NIH under the BRAIN Initiative. He spoke at a press conference announcing the awards, September 30, 2014.
  • Blog Post » Ketamine

    Thomas Insel
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Ongoing research is investigating the long-term efficacy and safety of the anesthetic drug ketamine, which studies have shown can rapidly lift depressive symptoms; Dr. Insel talks about the status of ketamine in his blog.
 
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    Mental Health Research News -- ScienceDaily

  • New antidepressant: Rapid agent restores pleasure-seeking ahead of other antidepressant action

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behavior independent of -- and ahead of -- its other antidepressant effects. Within 40 minutes after a single infusion of ketamine, treatment-resistant depressed bipolar disorder patients experienced a reversal of a key symptom -- loss of interest in pleasurable activities -- which lasted up to 14 days. Brain scans traced the agent's action to boosted activity in areas at the front and deep in the right hemisphere of the brain.
  • Aspirin shown to benefit schizophrenia treatment

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Up to half of patients who suffer from major depression do not respond to treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Now a group of researchers has carried out a study that shows that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the response rate in patients who do not respond to antidepressants.
  • Women more likely to develop anxiety and depression after heart attack

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Patients with depression are nearly 6 times more likely to die within 6 months after a heart attack than those without depression. The increased risk of death in patients with depression persists up to 18 months after the heart attack. But despite the fact that post-heart-attack depression is common and burdensome, the condition remains under-recognized and under-treated, scientists say.
  • Why depression and aging are linked to increased disease risk

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    New research shows that both aging and depression are associated with a biochemical change in a gene on chromosome 6, the FKBP5 gene. This means that we may have found one reason for why risk for aging-related diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders, are worse in chronically stressed and depressed individuals.
 
 
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    World of Psychology

  • How Self-Compassion Builds a More Positive Body Image Than Self-Esteem

    Psych Central Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    “Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections.” — Diane Von Furstenberg A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has touched on a somewhat taboo question: “What if women were to accept themselves with deep self-compassion — flaws and all?” In other words, what if we looked upon ourselves with kindness, compassion and forgiveness as we would a loved one or a dear friend? Would we gain a more positive body image? The answer is yes. For the study, researchers asked 153 female college students to answer…
  • The Benefits of Being Scared

    Dr. Carol Langlois
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Being scared isn’t always a negative. You can be scared in many different ways. There is the “scary movie” kind of scared, where you don’t know what’s going to pop out on the screen. There’s the jumping out of a plane kind of scared, where you fear real death and your adrenaline is pumping loudly. Lastly, there is the taking a chance kind of scared, where you have to address someone or something that’s anxiety-producing and you don’t know if the outcome will be favorable. Now, with a scary movie, we look forward to being scared. We want it; anticipate it. We…
  • Radical Self-Care for Moms

    Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    As a mom, when you hear that it’s important to take care of yourself, your eyes might glaze over and you may be thinking something like: “Another thing I need to add to my to-do list: ‘self-care.’ How am I supposed to do that?” That’s the reaction Elizabeth Sullivan sometimes gets from her clients. And she also gets it. As a mom to two boys, Sullivan has the same reaction when her husband tells her to take a break or take time for herself. “I’m often like, ‘Oh great, now I can do the laundry in peace.’” Sullivan is a licensed marriage and family therapist…
  • It Helps to Focus on the Positive Stuff

    Michael Hedrick
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Things are OK as they are. That’s the one fact I’ve been struggling with recently. I have this image in my mind as to how I want things to be. I want to make lots of money, I want a house in the mountains, I want to get married. All of this I worry about on a near-daily basis. These are also the things that drive me to work, to be better, and to achieve more things. In talking about it with loved ones, I explain the ennui, and the feeling of being paranoid and the feeling of being stuck and they tell me to focus on the positive. I never really took it to heart. Finally last night, lying…
  • Why Real Love Is Hard Work

    Therese J. Borchard
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    A month into our relationship, my now-husband asked me, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” I didn’t hesitate. “As a nun in a third-world country doing missionary work,” I said. “Interesting.” Somewhere around that time I also told him it would be five years before I slept with him. It was the quickest five years of my life. I had a few issues. A few. Major abandonment and rejection issues from a dad who, according to my mom, left “us” because the birth of my twin sister and me was two too many girls. That warm fuzzy was compounded by a few bad sexual experiences in…
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    Depression News -- ScienceDaily

  • New antidepressant: Rapid agent restores pleasure-seeking ahead of other antidepressant action

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behavior independent of -- and ahead of -- its other antidepressant effects. Within 40 minutes after a single infusion of ketamine, treatment-resistant depressed bipolar disorder patients experienced a reversal of a key symptom -- loss of interest in pleasurable activities -- which lasted up to 14 days. Brain scans traced the agent's action to boosted activity in areas at the front and deep in the right hemisphere of the brain.
  • Fish intake associated with boost to antidepressant response

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Up to half of patients who suffer from major depression do not respond to treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Now a group of researchers has carried out a study that shows that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the response rate in patients who do not respond to antidepressants.
  • Women more likely to develop anxiety and depression after heart attack

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Patients with depression are nearly 6 times more likely to die within 6 months after a heart attack than those without depression. The increased risk of death in patients with depression persists up to 18 months after the heart attack. But despite the fact that post-heart-attack depression is common and burdensome, the condition remains under-recognized and under-treated, scientists say.
  • I have anxiety, why is my doctor prescribing an antipsychotic? New drug naming system unveiled

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    What’s in a name? Doctors have found that the name of the drug you are prescribed significantly influences how the patient sees the treatment. Now in a significant shift, the world’s major psychiatry organizations are proposing to completely change the terminology of the drugs used in mental disorders shifting it from symptom based (e.g. antidepressant, antipsychotic etc.) to pharmacologically based (e.g. focusing on pharmacological target (serotonin, dopamine etc.) and the relevant mode of action). This will mean that patient will no longer have the confusion of being prescribed a drug…
  • Why depression and aging are linked to increased disease risk

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    New research shows that both aging and depression are associated with a biochemical change in a gene on chromosome 6, the FKBP5 gene. This means that we may have found one reason for why risk for aging-related diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders, are worse in chronically stressed and depressed individuals.
 
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    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily

  • Fish intake associated with boost to antidepressant response

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

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

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Patients with depression are nearly 6 times more likely to die within 6 months after a heart attack than those without depression. The increased risk of death in patients with depression persists up to 18 months after the heart attack. But despite the fact that post-heart-attack depression is common and burdensome, the condition remains under-recognized and under-treated, scientists say.
  • I have anxiety, why is my doctor prescribing an antipsychotic? New drug naming system unveiled

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    What’s in a name? Doctors have found that the name of the drug you are prescribed significantly influences how the patient sees the treatment. Now in a significant shift, the world’s major psychiatry organizations are proposing to completely change the terminology of the drugs used in mental disorders shifting it from symptom based (e.g. antidepressant, antipsychotic etc.) to pharmacologically based (e.g. focusing on pharmacological target (serotonin, dopamine etc.) and the relevant mode of action). This will mean that patient will no longer have the confusion of being prescribed a drug…
  • Why depression and aging are linked to increased disease risk

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    New research shows that both aging and depression are associated with a biochemical change in a gene on chromosome 6, the FKBP5 gene. This means that we may have found one reason for why risk for aging-related diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders, are worse in chronically stressed and depressed individuals.
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    Psych Central News

  • Social Media Can Connect Those with Severe Mental Illness

    Rick Nauert PhD
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    People with severe mental health issues are willing to go online and share stories to provide support for others with similar conditions. Researchers found people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder are comfortable using a social media website like YouTube to provide and receive naturally occurring peer support. “What we found most surprising about our findings was that people with severe mental illness were so open about their illness experiences on a public social media website like YouTube,” said lead author John Naslund, a Ph.D. student at the Dartmouth…
  • Action Video Games Improve Sensorimotor Skills

    Rick Nauert PhD
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A new study discovered people who play action video games such as “Call of Duty” or “Assassin’s Creed” were able to learn a new sensorimotor skill quicker than non-gamers. University of Toronto researchers believe the study shows that action video games strengthen sensorimotor skills. Learning a new sensorimotor skill — such as learning to ride a bike or typing — often requires a new pattern of coordination between vision and motor movement. With such skills, an individual generally moves from novice performance, characterized by a low degree of…
  • Changes Suggested for Drug-Naming Conventions

    Rick Nauert PhD
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    European psychiatrists and other health experts are calling for a change in the way mental health drugs are named. The reason for the switch is that the name of the drug you are prescribed may significantly influence the way you respond to the medication. The new terminology shifts away from a system-based nomenclature (e.g. antidepressant, antipsychotic etc.) to pharmacologically based (e.g. focusing on pharmacological target such as serotonin, dopamine and the like and the relevant mode of action). Experts believe this will decrease the confusion that can happen when a patient is…
  • Birth Season May Be Tied to Temperament

    Rick Nauert PhD
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    A new European study suggests that the season you are born has a significant impact on your risk of developing mood disorders. Researchers from Budapest, Hungary, believe their findings show that people born at certain times of year may have a greater chance of developing certain types of affective temperaments. The temperaments can then lead to mood disorders (affective disorders). This work is being presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Berlin. Historically, seasons of birth have traditionally been associated with certain personality traits, such as…
  • Women More Likely to Develop Anxiety, Depression After Heart Attack

    Janice Wood
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, according to new research. “The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020 depression will be the second leading cause of disability and mortality in the world, surpassed only by ischaemic heart disease,” said Dr. Pranas Serpytis of Lithuania. “Major depression follows myocardial infarction (MI) in approximately 18 percent of cases and is an important predictor of disability and poor quality of life in the year post-MI.” He noted that patients with depression are nearly six times more…
 
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    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily

  • YouTube as peer support for severe mental illness

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

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

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

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

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

  • Aspirin shown to benefit schizophrenia treatment

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

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

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

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

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder both appear to be associated with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two distinct disorders may share common pathophysiological features.
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  • Psychology Offers Tips as Ebola Concerns Mount

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

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

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

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

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

  • the triumph of being common

    Monica Cassani
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    When I was reading this book while still in college I can’t imagine I really had a clue what Bernadette Robert’s was talking about, but I did find it fascinating. I’ve been enjoying revisiting Bernadette Roberts lately. … how many can honestly appreciate the triumph of being common? Who can understand what it means to learn […]
  • It gets better: Dyesthesias — abnormal pain from psych drug withdrawal

    Monica Cassani
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    #12 from the IT GETS BETTER series JANUARY 10, 2012 I don't often talk about the numerous, odd and often acute aches and pains we who've been harmed by drugs often experience as a result of the iatrogenic damage from taking and then withdrawing from psychiatric drugs. … [click on title to read and view more]
  • Secret jewels of the darkness

    Monica Cassani
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    By Matt Licata The aliveness, presence, and connection you are longing for will only ever found in the very center of every feeling, emotion, and sensation you have disowned and disconnected from up until now. The long-lost, orphaned pieces of your achy, tender heart are assembling around you; do you feel them? Listen carefully; open your senses to majestic somatic vastness. Stay close to these ones for they are secret jewels of the darkness. Dare to see that everything here is path that that staying fully embodied to your vulnerability in all its forms is your only yoga now. And that it is…
  • Crazywise is shaping up to be an amazing film

    Monica Cassani
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Ekhaya is a Peer Counselor in the Community Links Program in Brooklyn, New York that serves 18 to 25 year old clients, many of whom have had a first episode psychotic break. She works five days a week at Community Links, lives in a small apartment in Harlem and on the weekends takes a bus to Baltimore to spend weekends with her teacher, a Sangoma in the South African lineage. As you will see from Ekhaya’s interview she has come a long way from a history of child abuse through “Psychosis” to become an effective Peer Counselor. Her experience includes attempts at suicide, hospitalization,…
  • Community is people

    Monica Cassani
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Community means caring: caring for people. Dietrich Bonhoeffer says: 'He who loves community destroys community: he who loves the brethren builds community.' A community is not an abstract ideal. We are not striving for perfect community. Community is not an ideal: it is people. It is you and I. In community we are called to love people just as they are with their wounds and their gifts, not as we would want them to be. Community means giving them space, helping them to grow. It means also receiving from them so that we too can grow. It is giving each their freedom; it is giving each other…
 
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • Insert blog about bipolar and pregnancy here

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

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

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

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

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

    Randy LoBasso
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    It’s happened. As of 12:01am on Monday, October 20, marijuana is decriminalized in Philadelphia. Right now, if you’re caught with less than 30 ounces on your person, you will receive a $20 fine. If you’re caught smoking the stuff, it’s $100. And to mark the occasion on Monday morning, Philly activist and retired Marine Mike Whiter decided he wanted to be the first to pay that fine. Along with some cohorts who’ve been advocating for marijuana legalization in Philly and beyond for several years, Whiter peacefully stood outside City Hall, lit up a joint, and was written a $100 ticket…
  • Center City spin classes make sweating like a maniac fun

    Bill Chenevert
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Three quick facts before I dive in. 1) I got invited by a friend to a spin class event he put together last week called “OUT @ FLYWHEEL” and obliged for a complimentary ride. 2) I ride a bike in my daily life. I have taken spin classes before—maybe 10, max. I can run a few miles in 25 minutes, but I’m no gym rat. Exercise isn’t necessarily something I want to do every day. 3) Spin classes, like most memberships, are expensive. Going’s a luxury. But it is a treat for yourself. And I rode home on a high, with dopamine surging through me. The way I’ve tried to describe and…
  • So, what, are these pics of Gov. Corbett Photoshopped too?

    Stephen H. Segal
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    We were shocked — shocked! — to read on BuzzFeed last night that the cheery image that had been appearing on every page of Tom Corbett’s campaign website, depicting the Pennsylvania governor with a demographically diverse crowd of supporters, had in fact been Photoshopped together from numerous unrelated images, including at least one outright stock photo of an African-American woman. It was the second time in a month that GOP campaign ads had been caught out using commercial stock imagery to conjure the vision of a healthily diverse Republican party, following the…
  • Eat up, foodies: TASTE Philadelphia Fest starts today

    Josh Kruger
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    It’s not every day that you get to experience a mix of renowned chefs and TV personalities putting things in your mouth. Starting today, though, that’s exactly what’s happening at the 2014 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits. Spanning three days in the newly renovated convention center at Valley Forge Casino Resort, this appetizing event lets attendees savor new wines, try out some national and local restaurant menus, enjoy gastronomical goodies from over 150 vendors and exclusive cookbook signings, plus witness demos and interviews with industry vets. Among the…
  • Real life ‘Dr. Evil’ latest to take on Philly teachers with front group

    Randy LoBasso
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    The conservative Commonwealth Foundation is putting together an astroturf campaign against Philly teachers today, and it turns out they’re not alone. An email was sent to reporters noting that the president of a front group called “The Center for Union Facts” has joined the fight against Philly teachers and has chosen to frame it as a national fight against American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. Here’s that email, in part: Berman highlights that the protests are simply part of a selfish effort by AFT president Randi Weingarten to maintain her locals’…
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    NEW! from PostpartumProgress.com

  • Handling Negative Comments with Postpartum Depression

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Would You Describe Depression?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why So Many People Are Stressed and Depressed

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

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

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

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

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

  • Judging Your Reality Based On Real Information

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

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

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

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

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:24 pm
    By translating the meaning of your dreams according to the scientific method of dream interpretation you will understand the dream logic. Since God is the dream producer as I prove with my work, you will be able to understand God’s thoughts. God is wise and saintly, and He always is very sad because of the existence of craziness and terror. When you think like God you care about the elimination of evilness on earth. You understand that nothing is more important than the elimination of absurdity and violence. This means that you stop thinking like a selfish human being. You stop following…
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    Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

  • Call for Articles: “Social Representations, ICTs and Community Empowerment”

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

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

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

    Peter Jones
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Hi everyone,Some of you may know about the research I and colleagues around the world have been pursuing on the new health-related domains published in the Lancet, JMIR, Globalization and Health, and featured by news outlets such as NPR, Kaiser Health News, the CBC, and others.  Right now we have the unique opportunity to make an impact by demanding that that public health interests are a priority in the future of the Internet.BackgroundCurrently, about a dozen health-related generic top level domains (gTLDs) are being added to the Internet.  They include domains such as…
  • WMHD II c/o LSE: Investing in crisis care for people with schizophrenia makes moral and economic sense

    Peter Jones
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    “When someone has a mental health crisis, it is distressing and frightening for them as well as the people around them. Urgent and compassionate care in a safe place is essential – a police cell should never need to be used because mental health services are not available. For me, crisis care is the most stark example of the lack of equality between mental and physical health.” (The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Care and Support Minister)There is a strong moral and economic case for investing in innovative approaches that support people with schizophrenia to live independently in the…
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    Ask the Psychologist: Online Licensed Psychologist

  • Is This Normal Anxiety or Something Else?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Acceptance | The Missing Piece to the Healing Puzzle

    Bill White
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Go ahead, name ‘em – borderline personality disorder, PTSD, panic attack symptoms, major depressive disorder, compulsive behavior issues, schizophrenia. My money says the missing piece to the healing puzzle for all of ‘em is acceptance. Came upon a really good book a while back – Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It’s a workbook, actually – written by Steven C. Hayes, PhD with Spencer Smith. As the title tells, it’s grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Hayes is one of its developers.
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    Choosehelp.com

  • Antidepressants and Alcohol – A Guide to SSRIs in Addiction Treatment

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

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

    12 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Suboxone treatment: The 5 secrets to finding success with Suboxone (medication alone isn't enough!) Suboxone treatment - how can you make sure it works for you? Suboxone and the Need for Addiction Treatment Quitting opioids? Then you’re probably at least considering Suboxone... and why not, after all, Suboxone and methadone increase your odds of long-term recovery while also reducing withdrawal discomfort.1 So if considering Suboxone, you might wonder why you also need to bother with addiction treatment – if a daily pill takes away your cravings and withdrawal symptoms… what’s left to…
  • Marijuana Risks for Teens – Help Your Kids Delay Marijuana Use to Avoid Cognitive, Academic and Mental Illness Consequences

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:17 pm
    What are the real marijuana risks for teens? Regular moderate marijuana use won’t do an adult much harm, but it will harm a teenager. Brain development continues through adolescence. If you smoke marijuana regularly during certain key periods of adolescence, you pay a lifetime price. Parents – get your son or daughter to just delay marijuana use to the age of 21 and save them from a host of permanent cognitive impairments. Marijuana risks for teens - as a parent, you may wonder about the true dangers associated with adolescent marijuana use - how harmful is it, really? On the one hand,…
  • Gut Bacteria Protect Your Mental Health. Learn How to Protect Your Microbiome

    7 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Imbalanced gut bacteria may increase your risk of anxiety, depression, obesity and a host of other diseases. Learn how digestive bacteria can cause anxiety and find out how dietary changes can help you instill or protect an optimal balance of beneficial bacteria. Use gut bacteria to protect yourself against anxiety, depression, obesity and a host of other mental health issues. You already know that emotional states have gastrointestinal consequences: Stress causes you stomach pain, you feel butterflies in your stomach before a public speech... - but did you know that gut bacteria imbalances…
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    Angela Brooks - The Business Incubator - Essential Oils Educator

  • Another epidemic unfolds

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

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

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

  • Something New

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

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

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

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

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

  • Those Pesky Boundaries

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

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

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

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

    Maria Hill
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    HSP Health has a new home! We have moved to the New Rainmaker platform in order to provide us with more tools to help highly sensitive people. In addition to the new There’s Nothing Wrong With You! class and forum, we have already created a new free library membership with a special offer for members a new Suggestion Box so that you can ask for features and make blog topic requests a new Testimonial Section so readers can let others know how they benefit from HSP Health The other features of HSP Health blog newsletter ebook and guest author program are still here and will continue. We…
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  • Tommy Sagroun, CogniFit CEO, explains on the Super Aging Today...

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

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

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

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

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

  • Best in Mental Health (weeks of 10/6 -10/19/2014)

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

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

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Kym Meyer, M.B.A., C.B.E.PHave you wondered how one social work licensure exam preparation provider differs from another?This week, we have an interview with Kym Meyer, M.B.A., C.B.E.P, a former NASW state executive director and NASW Executive Director of the Year, andone of the founders of LEAP, a top social work licensure exam preparation firm.This is the fourth interview in Social Work Career Development's series of interviews with top social work licensure course providers. Earlier interviews were conducted with SWTP, SWE and TDC.One distinguishing feature you will see that…
  • Best in Mental Health (weeks of 9/22 - 10/5/2014)

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    I'm watching twitter, google+ and the web so you don't have to...This post is part of a weekly series, Best in Mental Health, featuring some of the best posts of the week, in social work, psychology, evidence-based practice/healthcare, non-profit and private practice concerns on Social Work Career Development.To get a quick idea of the topics covered in this week's round-up, please see the above word cloud :)Evidence Based Practice/Healthcare:Depression with obesity or obesity with depression?The Lifestyle Elf (Kirsten Lawson)"obesity and depression. Both disorders are…
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    nochnoch

  • Everyone has an opinion

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

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

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

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

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

  • This Was Inspired By A “Comment Discussion” About Music And Memory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Divorce Impacts a Family

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

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

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

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

    Casey Radle, M.Ed., LPC
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Once again, our very own Casey Radle contributes wise bits of advice on counteracting negative self-talk. She suggest speaking kindly to ourselves, “like we would our best friend”.   Please click here to read the entire article.           If you would like to speak with one of our counselors about providing ...Read the rest... The post Counteracting Negative Self-Talk with Supportive Statements appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Houston Therapists and Career Counselors. Psychotherapy services include help for binge eating,…
 
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    Kmareka.com

  • Why Annie E. Casey Is Behind This National Group Promoting Adoption – Children | Youth | Grants – Inside Philanthropy

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

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

    Kiersten Marek
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    We were struck by a blog post last month by Doug Stamm, CEO of the Meyer Memorial Trust, entitled: “Doug Stamm on the foundation’s—and his own—racial equity journey.” In it, Stamm discusses his transformation from not being “meaningfully involved in the struggle” for race equity five years ago to becoming more meaningfully involved now. via This Foundation CEO Isn’t Alone in Grappling with Race – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.
  • Why Is a Health Funder Backing Work on “Sustainable Neighborhoods” in the Bay Area?

    Kiersten Marek
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    If you’ve ever lived in a gentrification zone, you can probably figure what the term “sustainable neighborhoods” means. These would be places where, among other things, low-income, elderly, and disabled folks aren’t bulldozed aside by development trends dictated strictly by market forces. via Why Is a Health Funder Backing Work on “Sustainable Neighborhoods” in the Bay Area? – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy.
  • Why Inequality Matters | Bill Gates

    Kiersten Marek
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Bill Gates talks about income inequality and recommends a consumption tax on luxuries. Why Inequality Matters | Bill Gates.
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    American Association of Christian Counselors

  • When Compassion Turns Into Passion

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

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

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

    Dina Jones
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Ronald D. Welch, Psy. D. Image Credit: Wikimedia         Recently, I have begun thinking more intentionally about fathers and sons and how young men learn about relationships with women from their fathers. I believe the father-son relationship may provide some insight into the control problems many husbands develop. Have you ever watched a young son with his father? The younger version soaks up everything his father is doing, watching him with eagle eyes to discover what it means to “be a man.” Teenage boys pick up all sorts of clues about how to treat their girlfriends, and…
  • World Mental Health Day

    Dina Jones
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
    Dina Jones, M.A.   Today- Friday, October 10th, 2014- is World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is a day for mental health practitioners and supporters to focus on mental health education, awareness, and advocacy. Here are four things you can do today to participate: Tune in to watch 24 Hours of Hope, an online event on mental illness hosted by Rick and Kay Warren: http://t.co/J2jRsM1CCL . This is a free event to encourage those who suffer from mental illness and mental health providers. Share your calling to be a Christian mental health professional today on social media using…
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    How to stop panic attacks using panic away

  • Panic Away Program – How it Will Help You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Surprising Simple Ways to Tackle Emotional Exhaustion

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

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

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

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

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

  • Family Values: Critical Factor to Prohibit Addiction

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

    Brian Burgess
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Addiction is an unfortunate disease that can affect many loved ones, and can be a root of depression and anxiety. Not treating the ailments from addiction can lead to harsher consequences in life and can even cause death. This is why finding treatment and a cure to curb and completely eliminate addiction is a key […] The post Why a Holistic Approach Works Best for Drug Abuse Treatment appeared first on Rehab For Teens Blog Site.
  • Sleeping Pills: Are You Getting Addicted?

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

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

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

  • Modern Human Origins – Aliens and Atlantis

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

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

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

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

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

  • Oct 8, Free Depression Screening

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

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:04 pm
    A wise quote [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 15, Sadness and Depression: What's the difference

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

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

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    The news of Robin Williams’ apparent suicide devastated and surprised many. Several people interviewed about the comedian’s death have noted that Williams never seemed to be unhappy — and yet, he suffered from severe depression. Experts said that’s more common than one might think. Everyone gets sad from time to time. But depression is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Meditation For Depression

  • Can Behavioral Activation Be Effective For Depression?

    Constantine Jones
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    People with depression may find even the smallest task to be a huge obstacle that it keeps them from acting on things they need to address or work on. Too many times, moving forward in life poses a challenge generate a discomfort. Most people go through periods of adjustment during transition from middle school to […]
  • Can punitive parenting influence the self-esteem?

    Constantine Jones
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    In my opinion, the self-esteem plays the biggest role in the success the individual can have in life. That is because, a person with a high self-esteem is a happy person, and in the end, this is success: to be happy. On the contrast, a low self-esteem is the surest path to depression, sadness and […]
  • Can sport help with Depression? What researchers have to say…

    Constantine Jones
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    For a long time there was an empirical assumption that sport may help in coping with depression.  The immediate effect of sport is ofcourse that it will rise the self-esteem by creating a better personal image. Given the fact that the poor self-esteem and a bad personal image are one of the causes for depression, […]
  • Guided Mindfulness Meditation

    Constantine Jones
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Mindfulness meditation is a process that can help you get in touch with yourself and your mind. This practice, a series of meditation techniques and philosophy, descends from Buddhist teachings. Basically, mindfulness involves having a total awareness of one’s self, their mind and body and consciousness, as well as having a completely open and curious […]
  • Robin Williams dies battling Depression

    Constantine Jones
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:23 am
    Robin Williams is dead. A great actor and a great comedian. But few knows that he was also battling depression. And he is not the only comedian that is suffering from depression. Jim Carrey, another great comedian is also suffering from depression. And is no wonder, the laughter and jokes can be a relieve from […]
 
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    Z Zoccolante

  • Frosted Flake Gelato

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

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

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

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

    Z Zoccolante
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
      Raccoons – Adorable. Fuzzy. Genius. They’re pro’s at adapting and are beginning to take over urban neighborhoods. But how are they so tenacious?     In a recent show, I learned that they always look for new challenges. “If they think that there’s a reward, they continue to try to solve a problem – and to the raccoon there is always the possibility of a reward.”* That struck me: To the raccoon there is always the possibility of a reward.   What would life be like if I always had the mindset of possibility? If I always thought in … Continue…
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    How to stop panic attacks using panic away

  • Panic Away Program – How it Will Help You

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

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

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

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

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

  • This Was Inspired By A “Comment Discussion” About Music And Memory

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

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

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

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

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

  • albert einstein quotes:life lessons learned[infographic]

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

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

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

    Santoshh Singh
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The post Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people appeared first on Palchoice. Curiosity is at the bottom of all the progress in human society. We always want to know what causes someone to achieve incredible success in life. We constantly search for some kind of secret formula that can make us a success as well. Do you want to know the top 7 evening habits of highly [...] The post Top 7 evening habits of highly effective people appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings

    Santoshh Singh
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The post 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings appeared first on Palchoice. Yesterday one of my posts has resulted in 609 % increase in website traffic in a single day. After posting it I tried to list down all the things that I did differently that resulted in such a phenomenal increase in my blog traffic. Of course I am trying a number of things to increase [...] The post 609 % increase in website traffic: top 10 learnings appeared first on Palchoice.
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    Articles - Aiming for Okay

  • How To Be More Honest By Avoiding These 5 Words

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Philips Norelco NT9110/60 Nose & Ear Trimmer Review

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vitamin D-ynamic Comparison Chart

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

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

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

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

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

  • Make Sure That The Debt Advice You Are Getting Is Right For You

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

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

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

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

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    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Key To Living A Life Of Joy Is Self-appreciation: Understand The Concept How do you appreciate yourself? Or do you? Did you learn that being good to yourself was selfish? If you said ‘No’ were you bad? If you praised yourself or were praised, were people afraid you might get a ‘swelled head’? Most of us get the message loud and clear that praising ourselves or others would lead to ‘becoming conceited’ or ‘slacking off.’ The tragedy of this belief is that, in fact, the very opposite is true. What you pay attention to expands.
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