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  • Can't count sheep? You could have aphantasia

    Mental Health News From Medical News Today
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualise the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia - a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a...
  • How to tell the difference between bipolar disorder, depression

    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    Many patients with bipolar disorder, a debilitating mental condition that can take a person from the sluggishness of severe depression to super-human energy levels, are often misdiagnosed as having major depressive disorder, or MDD. But now as an alternative to reliance on patient interviews, scientists are closing in on an objective test that could help clinicians distinguish between the two -- and provide better treatment.
  • The bane of your existence: Smartphones and ‘technostress’

    Anxiety News -- ScienceDaily
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    If you feel stressed out by your smartphone, it might be down to your personality as well as your phone, a new study suggests.
  • How to Compartmentalize: 4 Simple Tips to Remember

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

    NIMH | Recent Updates
    Thomas Insel
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    Despite its reputation as a month for slowing down, August is busy at NIMH as the end of the fiscal year approaches. Dr. Insel takes time out to give an update on NIMH-supported clinical trials.
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    NIMH | Recent Updates

  • Blog Post » August at NIMH

    Thomas Insel
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    Despite its reputation as a month for slowing down, August is busy at NIMH as the end of the fiscal year approaches. Dr. Insel takes time out to give an update on NIMH-supported clinical trials.
  • Blog Post » The Brain’s Critical Balance

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

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

    Thomas Insel
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Last week, two important research events unfolded without fanfare and without headlines. June 30 marked the end of the first phase of Army STARRS, the largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among military personnel. July 1 marked the release of Army STARRS data for use by the broad scientific community.
  • Blog Post » Accentuate the Positive: Rhythm and Blues

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

  • One Way to Lose Weight: The Do More Good Principle

    Thomas Winterman
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:55 pm
    One of the interesting things about losing a lot of weight is that everyone wants to know your secret. It is as if there were some magic potion that only a select few know about. When I was 275 pounds, I used to scour the web and magazines for secrets to losing weight; I was a little obsessed. I came into contact with people who were successful with weight loss and would probe them for their secret. They usually said “diet and exercise.” That is definitely not what I wanted to hear. I would try one television “secret” after another, all of them promising swift and long-term weight…
  • Free Webinar: Mindfulness-Based Recovery Coaching: Overcoming Attachments & Recovering Well-being

    Gabe Howard
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Join Psych Central host Zoë Kessler for a conversation with Michele Happe, MA. Michele graduated from California State University with a Master’s in Psychology. A licenced drug and alcohol counselor, in Michele began working with addicts and co-dependents. Michele also directed one of the first Eating Disorder units in the country. Since 2014, Michele has focused on coaching, specializing in Recovery Coaching, Mindfulness Coaching, and Health Coaching. She supports open-minded individuals in their pursuit of happiness as an empathetic, challenging guide toward developing authenticity with…
  • Can’t Make a Decision? 4 Things to Try

    Melody Wilding, LMSW
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    You’ve just worked your third 12-hour day in a row, with no sign of the craziness winding down in the days ahead, when a client calls you with yet another problem that needed to be solved — yesterday. In that moment, it may seem like your brain simply gives up while your client is still on the line, waiting for you to provide another one of the quick, brilliant solutions that she’s come to depend on you for. This moment of mental paralysis, or the inability to make an effective decision in a brief moment, even if it’s normally easy for you, is what’s known as decision fatigue.
  • Happy Sadness: How Mixed Emotions Fuel Creativity

    Sarah Newman, MA
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:45 am
    For a long time scientists believed that happiness sustained creativity and that negative emotions were detrimental to it. But a review of emerging research on the subject shows it’s mixed emotions that fuel creativity. Generally speaking, the creative process includes not only inspiration and strong emotion, but also calm attentiveness. “Creative people aren’t characterized by any one of these states alone; they are characterized by their adaptability and their ability to mix seemingly incompatible states of being depending on the task, whether it’s open attention with a…
  • 3 Ways to Increase Adult Happiness

    Tracy Shawn, MA
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    A man’s maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) A number of years ago, I stayed up till 1:30 in the morning watching a long lineup of comics at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, Calif. I remember being thoroughly entertained during each and every one of their routines. Yet, there’s only one act I recall in detail. Like all the others, it was based on the kind of exaggerated truth we can all relate to. I remember it above the others because it’s a truth that stayed with me, a truth of which I believe…
 
 
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    Psych Central News

  • Thoughts of Death May Be More Troubling for Those With Low Self-Esteem

    Rick Nauert PhD
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    A new study from the University of Kent finds that people with low self-esteem use a variety of escape mechanisms to avoid thinking about their own mortality.Unfortunately, most of the the practices are unhealthy and may even be habit-forming.Dr. Arnaud Wisman and researchers from Kent found evidence in five studies that people with low self-esteem respond to reminders of their own mortality by directing their focus away from the self.Investigators determined that people with low self-esteem have unconscious concerns about their own mortality, and often employ a variety of ways to escape from…
  • ‘Epidemic’ of Inactivity Tied to Poor Health, Rising Costs

    Rick Nauert PhD
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:45 am
    Two prominent researchers have sounded the alarm again about Americans’ unhealthy, even lethal, sedentary lifestyles.A new commentary, “Regular Physical Activity: Forgotten Benefits,” published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Medicine, laments the lack of physical activity by Americans. In the paper, Florida Atlantic University’s Steven Lewis, Ph.D., and Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr. P.H., stress how lack of physical activity in Americans poses important clinical, public health, and fiscal challenges for the nation.“Lack of physical activity…
  • Speech Analysis Can Predict Risk of Psychosis

    Rick Nauert PhD
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Researchers say an automated speech analysis program can determine the risk of a young person developing psychosis.In a new study, scientists at Columbia University Medical Center, New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center found that a computerized analysis program correctly differentiated between at-risk young people who developed psychosis over a two and a half year period and those who did not.Researchers say the proof-of-principle study found that the computerized analysis provided a more accurate classification than clinical ratings. The study…
  • Brain’s Response Inhibition Can Weaken Memory

    Rick Nauert PhD
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:15 am
    New research discovers that when occasions call for the brain to make sudden changes, we often fail to remember why we halted the original action.For example, you’re driving on a busy road and you intend to switch lanes when you suddenly realize that there’s a car in your blind spot. You have to put a stop to your lane change and quickly.Duke University researchers found that this type of scenario makes a person less likely to remember what halted the action; for example, the make and model of the car in the blind spot.People and non-human primates excel at “response…
  • Wider Networks May Boost Employee Creativity

    Traci Pedersen
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    A new study has found that employees experience a boost in creativity when management encourages them to network beyond their immediate business contacts.“Social networks can be important sources of information and insight that may spark employee creativity,” say the researchers.“The cross-fertilization of ideas depends not just on access to information and insights through one’s direct network — the people one actually interacts with — but at least as much on access to the indirect network one’s direct ties connect to.”The study was conducted…
 
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    Bipolar Disorder News -- ScienceDaily

  • Biomarkers and apps may predict risk of suicide

    18 Aug 2015 | 5:57 am
    People being treated for bipolar disorder and other psychiatric illnesses are at greater risk of attempting suicide, but physicians may now have tools to predict which of those individuals will attempt it and intervene early to prevent such tragedies from occurring.
  • Depressed teens at risk of heart disease, early monitoring urged

    10 Aug 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder are at high risk of early heart and blood vessel disease. For the first time, experts urge early monitoring and assertive intervention to reduce risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease among teens with major depression or bipolar disorder.
  • How to tell the difference between bipolar disorder, depression

    5 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    Many patients with bipolar disorder, a debilitating mental condition that can take a person from the sluggishness of severe depression to super-human energy levels, are often misdiagnosed as having major depressive disorder, or MDD. But now as an alternative to reliance on patient interviews, scientists are closing in on an objective test that could help clinicians distinguish between the two -- and provide better treatment.
  • Researchers identify new spectrum disorder called ALPIM syndrome

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

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:52 am
    How much a child's pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research.
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  • VOLCANO Zapper - генератор на био вълни

    11 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    VOLCANO ZAPPERТЕХНИЧЕСКО ОПИСАНИЕ И ИНСТРУКЦИЯ ЗАЕКСПЛОАТАЦИЯПРЕДНАЗНАЧЕНИЕ И ПРИНЦИП НА РАБОТАБио-вълновият генератор VOLCANO Zapper (по-нататък втекста Запер*) е цифрово електронно устройство, което убиваболестотворни паразити, бактерии, вируси и гъбички чрезелектромагнитни вълни на принципа на биорезонанса безизползване на…
  • Neoguard Life (Неогард)

    11 Aug 2015 | 6:31 am
    Neoguard Life е високотехнологичен продукт предназначен за: магнитотерапия магнитна обработка на вода и храна енергийно-информационно структуриране на вода, течности и храни защита от негативни външни въздействия енергиен баланс на организма. Устройство на Neoguard Life Neoguard Life се състои от (фиг.1) херметичен корпус 1, многополюсна…
  • Кафе 3 в 1 Лактера Вива - пробиотик с кафе

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    Инстантна напитка - уникална комбинация от патентовани пробиотици и разтворимо кафе; Задоволява и стимулира енергийните нужди на организма; Изцяло натурални съставки; Експортен продукт - регистриран в FDA; Натурални уникални пробиотични щамове от изворна вода в България; Състав на Кафе 3 в 1 Лактера Вива Съдържание в 14 гр: 4 гр…
  • Лактера Вижън + Пробиотик за очи 60 капсули

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Лактера Вижън + поддържа очното здраве, намалява синдромите на сухо и уморено око на активни хора, работещи с компютър и подобрява гастро-интестиналния баланс и имунната система; Натурални уникални пробиотични щамове от изворна вода в България; Състав на Лактера Вижън + Съдържание в 2 капсули (640 мг) дневна доза: Енергийна…
  • Лактера Моушън + пробиотик с D-глюкозамин сулфат и хондроитин сулфат 60 капсули

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    Лактера Моушън + е пробиотик с D-глюкозамин сулфат и хондроитин сулфат. Лактера Моушън + поддържа подвижни ставите, възстановява вътреставната течност (синовиална), подхранва ставните хрущяли и улеснява свободното движение на ставите; Поддържа нормалните функции на кости, стави, хрущяли и свободното им движение; Продукт със…
 
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  • VOLCANO Zapper - генератор на био вълни

    11 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    VOLCANO ZAPPERТЕХНИЧЕСКО ОПИСАНИЕ И ИНСТРУКЦИЯ ЗАЕКСПЛОАТАЦИЯПРЕДНАЗНАЧЕНИЕ И ПРИНЦИП НА РАБОТАБио-вълновият генератор VOLCANO Zapper (по-нататък втекста Запер*) е цифрово електронно устройство, което убиваболестотворни паразити, бактерии, вируси и гъбички чрезелектромагнитни вълни на принципа на биорезонанса безизползване на…
  • Neoguard Life (Неогард)

    11 Aug 2015 | 6:31 am
    Neoguard Life е високотехнологичен продукт предназначен за: магнитотерапия магнитна обработка на вода и храна енергийно-информационно структуриране на вода, течности и храни защита от негативни външни въздействия енергиен баланс на организма. Устройство на Neoguard Life Neoguard Life се състои от (фиг.1) херметичен корпус 1, многополюсна…
  • Кафе 3 в 1 Лактера Вива - пробиотик с кафе

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    Инстантна напитка - уникална комбинация от патентовани пробиотици и разтворимо кафе; Задоволява и стимулира енергийните нужди на организма; Изцяло натурални съставки; Експортен продукт - регистриран в FDA; Натурални уникални пробиотични щамове от изворна вода в България; Състав на Кафе 3 в 1 Лактера Вива Съдържание в 14 гр: 4 гр…
  • Лактера Вижън + Пробиотик за очи 60 капсули

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:24 am
    Лактера Вижън + поддържа очното здраве, намалява синдромите на сухо и уморено око на активни хора, работещи с компютър и подобрява гастро-интестиналния баланс и имунната система; Натурални уникални пробиотични щамове от изворна вода в България; Състав на Лактера Вижън + Съдържание в 2 капсули (640 мг) дневна доза: Енергийна…
  • Лактера Моушън + пробиотик с D-глюкозамин сулфат и хондроитин сулфат 60 капсули

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    Лактера Моушън + е пробиотик с D-глюкозамин сулфат и хондроитин сулфат. Лактера Моушън + поддържа подвижни ставите, възстановява вътреставната течност (синовиална), подхранва ставните хрущяли и улеснява свободното движение на ставите; Поддържа нормалните функции на кости, стави, хрущяли и свободното им движение; Продукт със…
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    Dr. Deb

  • The Benefits of Sarcasm

    13 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    From the Greek and Latin for “to tear flesh,” the word sarcasm has been defined as “hostility disguised as humor,” the contempt-laden speech favored by smart alecks and mean girls that’s best to avoid.But new research by out of Harvard University finds that sarcasm is far more nuanced, and actually offers some important, overlooked psychological and organizational benefits. Sarcasm has been shown to increase creativity for both expressers and recipients.  Sarcasm also enhances problem solving. Using edgy forms of humor has long been an interest of…
  • Facebook and Depression

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

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

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

    1 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Brought to you by Counseling@Northwestern’s Online Masters in Counseling
 
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    Beyond Meds

  • A prescription that works: Nature Rx

    Monica Cassani
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Nature has kept me alive and given me hope. Over and over again. It's too bad this is considered a joke because it's very serious. People are dying (literally and/or spiritually) because we are largely cut off from our understanding of who we are. We are members of a community of many diverse species on a planet bursting with yet more life. We are all connected and we need it all. We must remember that we are just one bit of the web of life. Still...go ahead and enjoy the video...I did. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
  • Marijuana for Mental Health Conditions?

    Will Hall
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:19 pm
    By Will Hall -- Cannabis (marijuana) is now legal in two states, legal for medical use in 23 more, and polls show the majority of Americans support legalization. As a counselor working with people diagnosed with psychosis and mental illness I am often asked about my clinical -- as well as my personal -- experience with medical cannabis. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
  • We can no longer say, I am right and you are wrong…

    Monica Cassani
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    We can no longer say, I am right and your are wrong... Can you see me? (short video and collection of excerpts, Marion Woodman)
  • Did I get enough love?

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    By Elaine Mansfield -- "As soon as you begin to ask the question, Who loves me? You are completely screwed, Because the next question is How Much?" Tony Hoagland -- And after that, Does he love me still? and Does he love me even though he’s dead? And then, When do I stop feeling married to a person who is no longer here? and Why do I feel lonely in a room full of people because he’s not smiling from across the room? … [click on title for the rest of the post]
  • Lessons the rejected shadow child learned in the Catholic church that she hated

    Monica Cassani
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:36 am
    The vehicles (religions and mythologies) are always neutral. What people do in the name of these vehicles can sometimes be rather horrifying. For example in my Catholic upbringing I was told by a nun that anyone that wasn't Catholic would be going to hell. Since it's that sort of thinking that led to the Inquisition, that pretty much ended my early relationship to Catholicism. Still, I found something good in the hymns I share below and they have always stayed with me. They've stayed with the rejected shadow child too, because they were sung straight to her little alienated heart. … [click…
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    The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • CBT Tales- session 1 and 2

    Mentally Interesting
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:09 am
    Hello! I promised to update you on my therapy tales. I had my first session 2 weeks ago and it was so uneventfully boring I didn’t really have much to say about it. It was just going over what we’d be doing. He said a few times, “you fit the model so perfectly”, which I gather was meant to be reassuring but irritated me somewhat. I don’t want to fit any models but of course, we all do in varying ways. Especially us mental health bloggers who literally define ourselves by the set of symptoms we fit that all adds up to a few words on a doctor’s monitor and…
  • First therapy appointment…

    Mentally Interesting
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:02 am
    …is flipping tomorrow! That was quick. I was hoping for the traditional 18 month wait. Wish me luck.Filed under: Mental health
  • Therapy Tales Part 1- So You’re Terrified of Death?

    Mentally Interesting
    10 Aug 2015 | 1:49 am
    (If you’re wondering where my previous post went, I have made it private as I’ve found this to be true. Thank you for all your comments and encouragement!) So, I’m starting therapy for death anxiety (my medical diagnosis that led me to it are generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder but I prefer to think of them as ARGH).  Expect this series of posts to be even more introspective and self obsessed than usual, and for this blog, that’s saying something. Two years ago (christ), I wrote a post called, “When Fear Becomes Phobia”. It described my ARGH…
  • Labour are miserable, spineless, traitorous cowards.

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

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

  • Let’s Talk About Intrusive Thoughts

    Lauren Hale
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    This post deals with Intrusive Thoughts. If you are struggling, fragile, or easily influenced by reading the intrusive thoughts and obsessions of others, please avoid reading this post. For those who choose to stop reading now, I want you to know at the very least that you are not alone. The thoughts eventually quiet and […] The post Let’s Talk About Intrusive Thoughts appeared first on Postpartum Progress.
  • Why No One Invests in Maternal Mental Health

    Katherine Stone
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    Yesterday I shared some reasons why moms can’t get help for postpartum depression or anxiety. Or depression or anxiety during pregnancy. Or postpartum psychosis or bipolar disorder. And trust me, so many can’t. Today I want to talk about maternal mental health, and why there’s so little investment in the most common complication of childbirth. The […] The post Why No One Invests in Maternal Mental Health appeared first on Postpartum Progress.
  • Why Moms Can’t Get Help for Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

    Katherine Stone
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:43 am
    Recently on Twitter I said that a lot of moms can’t get help for postpartum depression and anxiety.  Someone I don’t know chimed in and kept telling me I was completely wrong. She insisted that because of the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity  everyone can get help now. She is not correct on this […] The post Why Moms Can’t Get Help for Postpartum Depression & Anxiety appeared first on Postpartum Progress.
  • 6 Tips for Healthy Internet Support

    Lauren Hale
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    The Internet. For those of us seeking help and company in the horrible isolation that is a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder, the Internet can be the helping hand we have longed for as we sink into the depths of our own private hells. The Internet may also be a source of magnification for intrusive […] The post 6 Tips for Healthy Internet Support appeared first on Postpartum Progress.
  • 5 Steps Toward Becoming a Better Advocate

    Susan Petcher
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Please welcome Divya Kumar, a speaker from the Warrior Mom™ Conference in July, with the second of her two-part series on expanding outreach to underserved communities. In Wednesday’s post, we examined how “looking at perinatal mood and anxiety disorders through a “lens of diversity” can help us see how different aspects of our identities—and our […] The post 5 Steps Toward Becoming a Better Advocate appeared first on Postpartum Progress.
 
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    A Splintered Mind

  • Learning How to Be Happy (or at Least Less Sad)

    22 Aug 2015 | 8:20 pm
    I recently read a book that really impressed me despite how simplistic it initially seemed. Penguin Random House contacted me to see if I’d like to review How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad): A Creative Workbook by Lee Crutchley. The subject sounded like a great match for my readers here, but when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see it was a workbook. I somehow missed that bit in the title, but once I adapted I began to see the great potential being a workbook gave the material.Being told how to think better can be helpful, but being shown how to do it is infinitely better.
  • Sometimes Success Has Nothing to Do with Money

    22 Aug 2015 | 2:59 am
    I thought that being sick with an unknown virus for seven weeks in the summer was bad. I was couch-ridden, exhausted, dizzy, nauseous, and thoroughly miserable. I would rally strength here and there to run an errand, then collapse again for days. The sickness never ended. The doctors couldn’t help (I saw two), there were no meds to take, and here I was with a book to finish and some freelance writing to do. Then I learned that I was doing it all wrong. A few weeks ago, somebody put a price tag on my success. Apparently, it was a zero followed by a dot and two more zeroes. That person felt…
  • The Problem with Drive-by Suicide Notes

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

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

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

  • Can Creativity Help Depression? An Interview with Carrie Barron, M.D.

    Dan
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    Dan: Why did you write The Creativity Cure? Carrie: I felt that the solutions out there for people with anxiety and depression were partial solutions, incomplete remedies. The way we live now causes stress for many people – the pace, the lack of rest or leisure, the relentless striving. Our technological, cerebrally focused culture has taken us out of our bodies and ourselves. Addiction to devices causes an imbalance and a malaise. When you are tied to a device 24-7 you may not be experiencing the fullness of all 5 senses, the things that make you feel energized. The primal satisfaction of…
  • Sad Lawyers Syndrome and How to Prevail

    Dan
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    Under the pressure and stress of practicing, lawyers can suffer from “Sad Lawyers Syndrome”.  What can you do about it?  Read the Blog
  • Should Mental Health Questions Remain on Bar Applications

    Dan
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    A resolution that would remove several questions about mental health on bar applications was proposed and discussed last month by the ABA’s House of Delegates.  Read the News
  • Ken White Talks About Livings and Thriving as an Attorney with Depression

    Dan
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Ken interview explores his pain and recovery from depression.  Listen to the Podcast
  • Proactive Approach to Lawyer Wellness

    Dan
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Canadian Bar Association has teamed up with Mood Disorders Canada to develop online educational tools to educate members of the legal profession, including law students, about mental health issues.  Read the News
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    Scientific Dream Interpretation

  • How Can You Stop Having Absurd Thoughts And Reactions?

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Dreams About Going To Hell Your thoughts are absurd and evil most of the time, even when you don’t recognize their cruelty. In order to stop having absurd thoughts and reactions you have to eliminate your anti-conscience and develop your conscience. Your dreams help you achieve this goal because they help you organize your thoughts and think like a sensitive and wise human being. You cannot control your thoughts and your reactions because the biggest part of your brain belongs to your satanic anti-conscience, which has the behavior of a demon. This is a bitter truth you don’t want…
  • Why You Must Prevent Psychosis Or Schizophrenia If You Are Mentally Ill

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Today’s mental health therapists are doing everything wrong. In order to cure a simple depression or phobia, a mental health therapist must know how to cure psychosis or schizophrenia because this danger is threatening every person. We are making big mistakes in all ways, while we believe that our civilization is a thousand times more evolved than the previous ones. We still are violent underdeveloped primates. First of all, human beings don’t know how to cure a mental illness; either it is simple or complex. Mental illnesses cannot be cured based on the insufficient knowledge we have…
  • Dream Therapy For Nightmares And Psychological Problems

    admin
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Recurring nightmares reflect the formation of a severe mental illness. Nightmare disorder is not a disorder. Nightmares are important warnings that try to prevent serious mental health problems. All dreams protect your mental health. If you have nightmares every night you obviously have serious psychological problems, even if you don’t recognize their existence. You have to translate the meaning of your dreams according to the scientific method in order to understand what they are showing you. The scientific translations are not based on suppositions. They accurately transcribe God’s…
  • The Evolution Of The Human Conscience

    admin
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:02 pm
    The Meaning Of The Car In Dreams The evolutionary process followed by the human conscience can be clearly understood through dream analysis because the information we have in dreams comes from God. Carl Jung managed to decipher the meaning of the symbolic dream language and understand the psychology of dreams. I managed to continue his research and prove that the unconscious mind that produces our dreams is God’s mind. God produces our dreams because we need His guidance in order to find sound mental health. The existence of a primitive conscience that has satanic characteristics in our…
  • How To Avoid Common Behavioral Mistakes

    admin
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The Meaning Of Numbers In Dreams Many times we believe that we have to use dishonest methods in order to achieve our goals because we don’t understand that we cannot be dishonest if we want to have positive results. When we use dishonest methods, the positive results we seem to have are temporary, and they are not really positive. They don’t help us transform our personality and become wiser. You have to understand that you must precisely obey the divine guidance in your dreams and in your religion in order to triumph over life’s challenges, and become a better person. This is…
 
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    Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

  • ‘Brain training’ app may improve memory and daily functioning in schizophrenia

    Peter Jones
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Cambridge Advanced Training ProgrammeCredit: PeakA ‘brain training’ iPad game developed and tested by researchers at the University of Cambridge may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, according to research published today. ... [3 August 2015].My source: FT Weekend Magazine, 15/16 August 2015, p.41.
  • Ethics and Best Practices in Sharing Individual-level Research Data

    Peter Jones
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:20 pm
    "Welcome to the Resource Centre for ethics and sharing individual-level research data. This Centre brings together resources about ethical best practices for data sharing, policies and processes for data curation and data sharing, and links to repositories for data sharing. Please participate in this online community by posting links to your resources, and questions and comments in the discussion group or a blog. ...A new, open-access toolkit for researchers and data managers is released today, providing guidance, resources and an eLearning course about ethics and best practices of sharing…
  • Self-employed?

    Peter Jones
    23 Aug 2015 | 5:33 am
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic --------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroupSelf-employed?Related links:BBC news: Who do I really work for?Office for National Statistics: Self-employed workers in the UK - 2014Prospects: Self-employmentNewStatesman: Is being self-employed becoming the new normal?Low Incomes Tax Reform Group of the Chartered Institute of Taxation: Self-employment
  • Invite to BioCentre symposium - 15th Sept 2015 - "NURSE ANN DROID WILL SEE YOU NOW"

    Peter Jones
    22 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    NURSE ANN DROID WILL SEE YOU NOW:Will AI care providers empower and assist independence or exploit and intensify isolation?Tuesday 15th September 2015, 2:30pmCouncil Room, One Great George Street,1 Great George Street, Westminster, SW1P 3AA (just off Parliament Square)Followed by a drinks receptionTechnological and demographic change are among several drivers which are helping to shape our ever increasing globalised and developing world. We are living in unprecedented times. The increase in computational power and the explosion of devices which connect to the internet, forming the ubiquitous…
  • Bio-Psycho-Socio-Political expression

    Peter Jones
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:53 pm
    individualINTERPERSONAL : SCIENCEShumanistic --------------------------------------- mechanisticSOCIOLOGY : POLITICALgroup"self-expression!"@Epigenetics"What have you got for me?""[Please] pass these on... do[h]!"Life-Health-Death legaciesfreedom of expression?
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    Chipur

  • The Precious Jewel Within: Each of Us Has at Least One (Oh yes we do!)

    Bill White
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Tattered and torn we’ve become. Too harsh the relentless winds of depression and anxiety, and what to do about them. So much pain, so much lost self-worth. Could we ever hope there’s a jewel within, much less a precious one? Yeah, I sure think so… Come on, when you push aside years of cognitive distortion build-up and trodden self-worth, you still want to believe there isn’t even one precious jewel within? Last time, I shared a day-excursion to my alma mater, the necessity of which came on suddenly, out of nowhere. In “‘Forty-three years ago,’ I kept…
 
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    Choosehelp.com

  • AA Sponsorship: How to Find Your Ideal AA Sponsor

    Jim LaPierre, LCSW, CCS
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:13 am
    Developing a support system in early recovery can be overwhelming. Choosing a sponsor is an important choice that gives stability. Here's what to look out for. Traditional wisdom in Twelve-Step Programs dictates that having a sponsor is a crucial component of growing, healing, and learning in recovery. Sponsors offer us the opportunity to be accountable. They guide us through the highs and lows of working the steps. However, it’s a common misconception that all sponsor/sponsee relationships are the same. Just as each person in recovery has both unique and common struggles, sponsors come…
  • The 12 Steps without God or Alcohol: Key Concepts to Improve Any Life

    Jim LaPierre, LCSW, CCS
    13 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    The 12 Steps of AA provide opportunities for healing, self discovery, and spiritual growth... even for individuals who never experienced addiction. Unless we're part of a 12-Step community, we're likely to remain unfamiliar with the vast amounts of wisdom contained in their literature and practices. I recommend the 12 Steps of AA even to folks who have never experienced addiction because they provide opportunities for healing, self discovery, and spiritual growth. I encourage folks to notice that only the first step makes mention of alcohol. Replace "alcohol" with the things that negatively…
  • SMART Recovery: A Free Science-Based Alternative to the 12 Steps

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

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

    James Cloughley, R.S.S.W.
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:06 pm
    If you had an opportunity to change the present course of your life and you knew you wouldn't have to do it alone would you be interested in knowing more? Thinking about quitting drinking or drugs? It has been said that the truth will set you free so here are five questions to evaluate your drinking or drug use that only someone concerned about their substance use can answer. Remember--once you know something you can't "unknow" it. Is it true you can stop using any time you want?Is it true no one really gets hurt when you use?Is it true the world is really out to get you?Is it true using…
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    Angela Brooks|Blogger|Network Marketing|Nurse|Oil Addict

  • Why you? My question is why not

    Angela Brooks
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Great Lakes Kentucky Team at the Little League World Series 2009I had someone ask me a very important question about my business. She ask, “How do you share the essential oils with people around you.” At the time I gave her the answer, I had not revisited this picture from 2009 when my son (in the middle) and his team had earned the privilege to go to the Little League World Series. I honestly can not tell you how proud we as parents were and still are of these boys.They had a dream in 2007 that was so solid, they talked about WHEN they would go to the LLWS not IF from the age of…
  • What lane are you running in?

    Angela Brooks
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    In the speed of today’s world it seems like we are running from one place to another so fast we don’t slow down enough to really evaluate how we are as a person.After working in a very high stress environment for 25 years I can see people’s body postures that are so exhausted that when you have a conversation with them, they are shaking their head and faking smiling to seem in tuned.I did it the other day to my son who was rambling about a conversation he and his friend had that was funny to him. Right in the middle of his story he stopped and said “You’re not listening to…
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    HSP Health » Blog

  • Emotional Healing and the Body

    Mary Kay Parkinson
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:07 am
    Highly sensitive people come into the world very attuned to the sensory world. We perceive so much from inside ourselves and from observing and sensing others. When we encounter intense pain or even trauma, that same gift of sensing can overwhelm us with too much sensation and information. Our system can shut down to protect us from this “too muchness”. Counter intuitively, returning to sensing in our bodies can also be the path back to wholeness and health. The Necessity Of Pain Processing “Most importantly, I learned that as much as I wanted to, I can’t simply “turn…
  • The Secret Gift Of Being Present

    Maria Hill
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:02 am
    Source: Morguefile Being present offers a secret gift. Being present is something we are increasingly exhorted to be – something that identifies us as a good person. It’s a shame because being present has the capacity to offer us so much more. What Does It Mean To Be Present? Being present is the source of all potential goodness in our lives: being present means that we are not living in our heads. Our heads have a way of taking over and running our lives with ideas about life rather than life itself. being present means that this moment is enough. being present means that we are…
  • In Search Of A Real Conversation

    Maria Hill
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    Source: Clearly Ambiguous – Flickr I like a real conversation. I do not like a faux conversation. I do not like pretend conversations. I do not like manipulative conversations. It can be quiet around me. What Is A Real Conversation, Anyway? It probably sounds silly and perhaps a little whiney – but what is a real conversation? It may be easier to talk about what it is not. I have no trouble with people being pleasant with each other except when it becomes so rigid that real issues and problems cannot be discussed. A real conversation talks about what is and needs to be. When I see…
  • The Social Challenge Of Highly Sensitive People

    Maria Hill
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    Source: Morguefiles   Highly sensitive people are known for being independent and able to be alone.However, that does not mean that we necessarily are happy and comfortable with it. Recently I have been asking myself why being alone is considered, “bad” or a sign of a problem. Do I need to be herded into a group, an identity, or a cause? Why Is Being Alone Stigmatized? Have you ever noticed that being alone carries a stigma? Why do we disparage the “crazy cat lady”, or the “poor” bachelor? It amazes me that to this day the early definitions of being…
  • Thrive: The Highly Sensitive Person and Career

    Tracy Cooper
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    The new book, Thrive by Dr. Tracy Cooper, with a foreword by Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person and originator of the Sensory Processing Sensitivity personality trait is available now. Dr. Cooper is introducing his book through a blog tour. His first stop is HSP Health. He has written an article below to tell you in his own words his thinking and why he decided to write this book.  Thrive Through Self Care In chapter four of my new book, Thrive: The Highly Sensitive Person and Career, I cover a number of important aspects of self-care.  What I’d like to do in this stop…
 
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    CogniFit's blog

  • Does anyone care if “brain games” actually work?

    21 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Does anyone care if “brain games” actually work?: CogniFit has been featured in Fortune Magazine in an article by Kayt Sukel
  • SXSW 2016‬: Vote for CogniFit CEO, Tommy SagrounBetter Living...

    19 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    SXSW 2016‬: Vote for CogniFit CEO, Tommy SagrounBetter Living Through Brain Fitness Software 
  • The CogniFit brain training app for iPhone has just been released in Dutch

    7 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Check the app on the Dutch App Store.Ontdek de nieuwe CogniFit hersenfitnessmobiele applicatie nu beschikbaar voor uw iPhone! Hersentraining kan u helpen met het beoordelen en trainen van uw geest en andere cognitive mogelijkhedens zoals uw geheugen met wetenschappelijk ontwikkelde mobiele hersenspellen.
  • CogniFit Brain Fitness for iPhone is now available in German

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

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

  • Best in Mental Health (8/10/15 – 8/23/15)

    Dorlee
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    Below is a round-up of some of the latest news in mental health (and more)! This week’s wrap-up has the following main themes: Therapy/Relationships Technology and Mental Health Social Work Practice Advocacy/Biases NonProfit/Career Self Care/Self Improvement Therapy/Relationships Book Review: “The Marshmallow Test” – book is part memoir and part scientific analysis of Mischel’s work on self-control; to exert more control […] The post Best in Mental Health (8/10/15 – 8/23/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Play Therapy: Healing Through Play

    Dorlee
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:07 pm
    What Is Play Therapy? Have you wondered what play therapy is and/or how you may incorporate it into your practice? This post will provide an introduction to play therapy, as well as give you an Inside Out Feelings Activity that you may conduct with your child/client to help him/her better understand and manage emotions. Today’s guest expert is Jennifer Taylor, a […] The post Play Therapy: Healing Through Play appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • 3 Secrets Every Macro Social Worker Must Know

    Dorlee
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:02 pm
    3 Macro Social Work Job Search Tips Are you interested in a Macro Social Work position but are having a hard time finding one? This post will provide you with some guidance to both help you find a Macro Social Work job and move up the Macro Social Worker career ladder. We are fortunate to have Rachel L. […] The post 3 Secrets Every Macro Social Worker Must Know appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Best in Mental Health (7/27/15 – 8/9/15)

    Dorlee
    9 Aug 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Below is a round-up of some of the latest news in mental health (and more)! This week’s wrap-up has the following main themes: Advocacy/Racism Therapy/Relationships Technology and Mental Health Healthcare Career/NonProfit Self Care Advocacy/Racism Human Rights and Torture (part 2 of 2) – the assumptions and root causes that drive immigration to the United States, and the […] The post Best in Mental Health (7/27/15 – 8/9/15) appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
  • Free Webinars for Social Workers and Providers, August 2015

    Dorlee
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Do you want to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the mental health arena? Attending one of these free webinars is an easy way of doing just that ! This post is part of the monthly series, Free Webinars for Social Workers and Providers, featuring all the free webcasts that Social Work Career could […] The post Free Webinars for Social Workers and Providers, August 2015 appeared first on SocialWork.Career.
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  • Contact Loophole

    Henk van Setten
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
    Dear all, Two months ago (June 2015) I drastically terminated most of my Internet activities so I could fully focus on this magic weird unbelievable fascinating world that we can actually see, hear, smell, taste, touch and feel and enjoy just by venturing a few little steps away from the narrow confines of our computer […]
 
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    nochnoch

  • Why?

    nochnoch
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:53 pm
    I like to be different. But I do not know why. What would set me apart? Why do I want to be different? What do I want to be known for? Why is it important for me to be known? Is it to validate that I have influenced and inspired people? Why would I like to inspire people? Maybe a sense of insecurity that requires external approval of my ideas, “Hey it works and it helped me!” for me to feel useful to this society. Why do I feel insecure? It is a big bubble of confusion. So many things I would like to do, a gazillion different things I am interested in. I admire those people who have one…
  • Putting it all out there

    nochnoch
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:52 am
    Feeling vulnerable at the moment. Have been feeling vulnerable for the last few months ever since I finished my thesis. Time to find some work – simply because I would like to work and satisfy my intellectual curiosity, but otherwise because I would go crazy if I had to stay home and look after my little girl 24/7. I am not very motherly. I prefer having my own life, even if it consisted only of calligraphy classes and manicures – though I would not be able to afford that and sustain a living for long. Theoretically, I gave myself a few months’ holiday post-thesis and…
  • one year of panic

    nochnoch
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Two days ago, my baby girl turned one year old. With her big eyes staring deeply into mine, a book in her extended hand, and “uh uh uh” sounds from her little lips, my guess was that she wanted me to read her the book. So, I opened the book, and she leaned in against me, smiled at the monster popping out, pushed my hand away so she could turn the page, and kept babbling. For a few seconds, she was mesmerized, and I savoured her smell for I knew she would not be still on me for long. Before I could take the second breath in, she sauntered off to the other corner of the living room…
  • Too much positivity

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

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

  • Domain Songtothesirens.com Is Currently Defunct

    songtothesirens
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    The domain name songtothesirens.com is currently down due to a lack of funding for the premium upgrade. You can find this blog at https://galaxybounce02rabbithole.wordpress.com for the time being. Hopefully, the domain songtothesirens will be back up in a week or so. Sorry for any confusion.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • One Of My Favorite “Break Up” Songs

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

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

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

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

  • Why Depression is So Difficult

    Nathan Feiles
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    I’m not naive enough (at least I don’t think?) to think that I have the one reason that depression is… Read more Why Depression is So Difficult
  • Relationships: Breaking It, and Putting It Back Together?

    Nathan Feiles
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    Taking things apart can be such fun. It’s a behavior often observed in children as they sit on the floor,… Read more Relationships: Breaking It, and Putting It Back Together?
  • Are You Becoming Your Parents?

    Nathan Feiles
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:42 am
    It’s one of the most subtle, underlying questions that I hear in various forms nearly every day in my office.… Read more Are You Becoming Your Parents?
  • Fear of Flying: A Complicated Phobia

    Nathan Feiles
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:08 am
    Phobias in general are not fun to deal with, especially if the phobia involves your daily life in some way.… Read more Fear of Flying: A Complicated Phobia
  • Migraines: The Silent Voice of Our Past

    Nathan Feiles
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    I’ve discussed in previous articles the idea that emotional history (past and present) can be a significant factor with chronic… Read more Migraines: The Silent Voice of Our Past
 
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    Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX

  • 7 Ways to Help Your Teen Recover from Broken Relationships

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Jaime is 16. She’s shy, and never had a boyfriend before, but has a strong group of girlfriends. This semester, she has geometry with Patrick. Once they started talking, things moved quickly. First, they flirted often, and passed each other brief notes. Before long, they spoke on the phone every night. He came over to ...Read the rest... The post 7 Ways to Help Your Teen Recover from Broken Relationships appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: You Can Communicate…
  • Make Peace with Food Program Starting Sept 15th

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Are you tired of the overeating, body-hatred, dieting trap? Join us for the upcoming Make Peace with Food Group starting in September. This group is about learning a new way of relating to yourself and your body. It’s about connecting with your deeper longings and needs and letting go of the self-doubt, judgment or perfectionism. ...Read the rest... The post Make Peace with Food Program Starting Sept 15th appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: Do You Feel Out of…
  • You Can Communicate Effectively With Your Teen — Here’s How

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Jenna is 14. Since she learned to read, she has been absorbed in books. Every few weeks, her mother reads a different book aloud, so they can enjoy it together. They talk about the different characters and discuss what they think is going to happen. They laugh often. Jenna’s mother always looks forward to this ...Read the rest... The post You Can Communicate Effectively With Your Teen — Here’s How appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: Leaving for College? Prepare…
  • 5 Reasons for Low Self Esteem & 5 Ways to Build It

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
    Jessa just started her first professional job at a small marketing firm. All of her new coworkers seem confident, creative, and incredibly smart. Jessa has become so afraid of making mistakes that she’s pushing work assignments aside. “What’s wrong with me?” she thinks. Her boss is asking for results. Jessa thinks if she were smarter, ...Read the rest... The post 5 Reasons for Low Self Esteem & 5 Ways to Build It appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: Ways to…
  • Feeling Stuck in Your Career? 7 Steps to Making Positive Career Changes

    Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
    11 Aug 2015 | 6:20 am
    Are you sensing a career change is needed, but feeling lost about what steps to take? What would your life look like if you had more clarity about how to achieve your career goals?   Each of us walk a unique path towards career fulfillment. Our career guide will help you  take the first steps towards ...Read the rest... The post Feeling Stuck in Your Career? 7 Steps to Making Positive Career Changes appeared fist on Eddins Counseling Group – Houston, TX - Individual Therapy, Couples & Marriage Counseling & Career Counseling Services Related posts: Changing a Career: How to…
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  • “Everything is Not Fine.” Inside a New Funding Push on Girls and Young Women of Color: Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Over recent years, a number of initiatives have emerged to support boys and young men of color, with some two dozen foundations involved. But there have been few new efforts aimed at improving the lives of girls and young women of color. “There’s a myth out there that for girls and women of color, everything is fine,” said NoVo Foundation Executive Director Pamela Shifman, who assumed that role in 2014 after 6 years as NoVo’s Director of Initiatives for Girls and Women. “But everything is not fine. Here at NoVo, we recognize that there is a huge need to focus…
  • Could This Simple Financial Device Be Key to Launching Low-Income Kids to the Middle Class? — Chronicle of Social Change

    Kiersten Marek
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:58 pm
    As the economy continues to recover and social movements directed at addressing inequality continue to gain steam, one field of philanthropy that is in ascent is asset building, which helps low income people build up savings to expand their economic opportunity. For children, one feature of the asset-building strategy is child savings accounts, with the goal of getting more children to start saving and building a nest egg for the future. via Funders Behind Asset Building.
  • Trendwatch: Foundations Get Serious About Backing Entrepreneurs and Businesses – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:02 am
    Scholars like Benjamin Friedman have demonstrated that economic growth helps drive any number of positive trends: improved human rights, better health, women’s empowerment, higher education attainment, and on and on. Historically, though, explicit efforts to foster growth haven’t been all that high on the agenda of a philanthropic world that cares about all the things I just mentioned. In particular, funders haven’t tended to do a lot in the way of supporting entrepreneurs, whose new businesses create many of the new jobs that propel growth. Meanwhile, small business has…
  • New Momentum After a Long Fight: Inside Kellogg’s Push on Children and Equity – Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence – Inside Philanthropy

    Kiersten Marek
    11 Aug 2015 | 2:22 pm
    The high percentage of U.S. children living in poverty—one in five, at last count—hasn’t changed much in the past few decades. And while you’d think that would be a national scandal, this issue has just never had the political traction advocates have hoped. Lately, though, things seem to be changing. Early childhood education is moving up on the national agenda and a new book by Robert Putnam on the deeply unequal lives of American children has received wide attention. Amid a growing debate over inequality, and also race, fresh opportunities are emerging to improve the lives…
  • Sen. Whitehouse: Significant Concerns about Fracking

    Kiersten Marek
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    Great article by Steve Ahlquist, including this: This is no idle concern of a local resident crying NIMBY. Ted Nesi reports that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is undecided on the matter. His spokesman Seth Larson said, “The senator has significant concerns about methane leaks during natural gas production and elsewhere in the supply chain and has been urging EPA to pin down the size of the problem and take action to address it.” Air quality benefits outweigh fracked gas facility
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  • Why You Shouldn’t Run Away From Solitude

    Dina Jones
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Lisa Murray, LMFT I remember when my husband and I were first courting.  He was my next-door neighbor.  I travelled quite a bit and to be honest, it took me awhile before I noticed him beyond the traditional neighborly wave as we passed in the cul de sac. Our relationship began casually, as neighborhood friends, but the more time we spent together, the more our relationship grew. We loved taking walks.  Living in a large suburban neighborhood afforded us a lot of space for our walks.  Sometimes we would talk, sometimes we would simply “be” with each other as we led my 10lb Shih Tzu,…
  • Sacred Marriage: Did I Marry the Right Person?

    Dina Jones
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Gary Thomas, M.A. This is an excerpt from the book, Sacred Marriage, which has sold over 500,000 copies and continues to teach couples across the globe how to have a better relationship with God through their marriage. Purchase the book here! The question that can destroy your marriage: “Did I Marry the Right Person” If we are serious about pursuing spiritual growth through marriage, we must convince ourselves to refrain from asking a spiritually dangerous question: “Did I marry the right person?” Once we have exchanged our vows, little is gained and much harm can be done by asking…
  • Webinar Recap: The Fight of Your Life: Men and Sexual Temptation, Addiction, Pornography and the Power of Purity

    Dina Jones
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
      On Thursday, August 13th, the AACC hosted a webinar, which was sponsored by Dr. Jantz and the Center, featuring Dr. Gary Sibcy, Ph.D., and Dr. John Kuhnley, M.D. This enlightening webinar informed listeners of the dangers that are associated with the addiction to pornography, but also how to break the addiction and achieve healthy sexuality. Dr. Gary Sibcy and Dina Jones hosted this webinar as viewers tuned in from all around the world to hear Dr. Mark Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D. speak on the topic of Pornography.   Dr. Laaser began his talk by talking about the importance of the…
  • The Story of You

    Dina Jones
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    Emily Boyles Over the years, there have been hundreds, thousands, millions of books written. Some are more popular than others. But there is one book that stands out above the rest as the most widely distributed book in the entire world. The book? You guessed it: The Bible. And the author of that best-selling book is still writing today.   Who is He writing about?   You.   Yes, God is writing your story. He is the author of all creation, and that include you. The omniscient, omnipotent God knows exactly what is going to happen in your life. It can be difficult to sit back and…
  • The Feast of Shame

    Dina Jones
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:43 am
    Rhona Epstein, Psy.D. There is a meal that tortures the soul. It is eaten in secret and shame. Even as it is digested, it leaves a craving for more and a pervasive sense of emptiness that generates hopelessness. In homes—from wealthy to poor—Americans are taking the first bite of food that will lead them into a binge. That bingeing will set into motion a serious, but predictable series of events which creates such shame they are afraid of sharing their problem with anyone. It is estimated[i] that in any given month, between six and fifteen million adults will binge out of control. You may…
 
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    Where I Stand Inc

  • There is no going back: thoughts on recovery

    Erin Casey
    23 Aug 2015 | 6:09 pm
    “When people say ‘recovery’, you typically think of returning to how you were before your illness. But there is no going back. You do not merely recover, but reinvent yourself. You become something completely different from what you were before. I saw the quote above on Facebook this evening and read it about ten times […]
  • Recovery and Regret

    Lizzie
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Recovery and Regret Written by: Lizzie E. For the past couple weeks I have been thinking a lot about regret. At nearly 27, I feel like I should have accomplished more by this point in my life, have a full-time job, be fully financially independent, and so forth. The most obvious remedy to this game […]
  • Managing my bipolar disorder: coping skills from experience

    Erin Casey
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:05 pm
    By: Hollyn Donovan, Where I Stand Blogger & Advocate. I have what’s known as rapid-cycling Bipolar II Disorder. This means that my brain is capable of switching between hypomanic, depressed, & stable anywhere between every few days to every few hours. Sometimes, I’ll have longer stretches of 1 mood cycle or another, lasting multiple weeks […]
  • A Poem: Not Okay.

    Erin Casey
    11 Aug 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Not Okay By: Erin In this moment I don’t feel okay My thoughts are a mess and I don’t know what to say Tears could fall and shed But I choose to appear “strong” instead This is rough Haven’t I had enough? I just wish…. This moment would pass right by So I can stop […]
  • What having a mental illness is NOT (and what it is)

    Erin Casey
    9 Aug 2015 | 5:58 pm
    What having a mental illness is NOT: Having a mental illness is not a secret club that you want an invitation to. Having a mental illness does not make you stronger. Having a mental illness is not a status nor lifestyle. Having a mental illness is not a choice. Having a mental illness is not […]
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  • Through the Eyes of the Patient

    Care for Your Mind
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    Roberta Tovey Director of Communications, MoodNetwork The concept of patient-centered care is not, on the face of it, a very complicated one. Nor is it new: developed in the 1980s, and based on the famous psychiatrist Carl Rogers’ humanistic approach to psychotherapy in the 1950s and ’60s, it has been widely promulgated in modern healthcare […]
  • Suicide, Stigma, and the Role of Religious Faith

    Care for Your Mind
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    Matthew S. Stanford, PhD Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Studies, Baylor University We acknowledge the collaboration of American Association of Pastoral Counselors in developing this post. Throughout history, suicide has frequently been misunderstood and religion has played a significant role in adding to its stigma. Sadly, due to misinformation that typically dates back to […]
  • Preventing Depression in Vulnerable Youth: To Prevent Suicides, We Need to Do More

    Care for Your Mind
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    In order to reverse the trend in youth and adolescent suicide rates, we need to implement effective interventions to prevent depression. Though that remains a challenge for the population as a whole, there are vulnerable subgroups – including socioeconomically disadvantaged, sexual minority, and racial and ethnic minority youth – for whom it is not clear […]
  • Why Are Children Taking Their Own Lives? What Can We Do?

    Care for Your Mind
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
    Donna Holland Barnes, PhD President/Co-Founder, National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide Howard University, Department of Psychiatry Suicide is a painful and sensitive topic under any condition, but it becomes exponentially more so when we’re talking about the most vulnerable members of our society: children. A recent study entitled “Suicide Trends Among Elementary School Aged […]
  • The Hospital Failed My Father – And Our Family

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

  • 6 Ways Being Single Makes Life Better

    Linda Daniels
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:58 pm
    February 13 (or 14, or 15, depending on who you ask) is Singles Awareness Day. But while the acronym may be SAD, singles don’t need to be. “Though our society sometimes seems consumed by coupling up, there are many advantages to being single,” says NYC psychotherapist Jennifer Howard, Ph.D., host of the radio talk show A Conscious Life. What’s so great about being single, exactly? Listen up: 1. It’s becoming the new norm. The marriage rate in America has dropped drastically in recent years. Barely half of U.S. adults are married, which is a record low. According to the…
  • How to Get Rid of Clutter

    Frances Masters
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:15 am
    Oh, gods of organization. We bow down to you every January in honor of National Organizing Month, in hopes that we can streamline and control our homes in the wake of the maddening tornado of clutter that swept through over the past year. (Or, for some of us, years.) We call upon you to help us organize our papers. To make sense of our junk drawer. To straighten up our shoe pile. To find a home for those tiny toy pieces that mysteriously end up all over the house. Here, two professional organizers, Barbara Reich and Melissa Picheny, show us the way to a more organized existence. Start Small…
  • Why You Should Donate Your Organs

    James Worthington
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:58 pm
    It’s April, and you know what that means, right? Nope, not rain showers. Not bunny rabbits and baby chicks. Not the arrival of spring. Give up? It’s National Donate Life Month! Holla! OK, so all jokes aside, let’s just lay it on the line: The whole issue of organ donation is (dis)colored by the fact that when we talk about it, we’re talking about death. Our death. (Gulp.) So it’s understandable that we’d rather avoid thinking about the whole thing entirely. But get this: Registering to donate your organs is one of the easiest ways you can make an…
  • Breaking Through the Doors of Perception

    Frances Masters
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:06 am
    ‘There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.’ Aldous Huxley How often do we challenge our view of reality? I bought an old-style Volkswagen campervan while on holiday recently in Suffolk. It is blue & cream, a little battered but, to my eyes, it is a thing of beauty. I took a photograph of it on the beach. My Yorkshire terrier, Daisy, got curious and came to investigate. She likes to dig. Within a few minutes she had successfully buried the entire vehicle in the sand. At what point in the above (true) story, did your perception…
  • Is Avoidance A Good Coping Skill?

    James Worthington
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Let me start by saying: I am all about communication. It’s the bomb. I’ve worked to improve my skills and totally dig enhancing my connection with friends, family, coworkers and partners. Good communication skills help us express our needs while hearing what others are saying, too. The flip side of communication is avoidance, which we’ve been taught to… well, avoid. The Rumor: Avoidance doesn’t work — it’s better to face problems head-on The general theory goes that if we bury or ignore interpersonal issues because we don’t want to deal with…
 
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    Mazzastick Personal Growth Blog

  • The Photon Belt and Energetic High’s and Low’s

    Justin Mazza
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:46 pm
    “Man in his present state on your planet must change in order to survive. Many things will take place on this planet. Therefore man will have to change with the planet. This solar system is moving into an area of space where the vibrations are much higher. This will cause changes in your planet’s features. It will also cause changes in your peoples. The vibrations on the planet will become higher. Therefore man will have to raise his vibrations in order to exist on your planet. These vibrations can only be raised by the people’s thinking: thinking better thoughts of everything in the…
  • Psychopaths in Positions of Power

    Justin Mazza
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:08 pm
    “The eyes of a psychopath will deceive you, they will destroy you. They will take from you, your innocence, your pride and eventually your soul. These eyes do not see what you and I can see. Behind these eyes, one finds only blackness, the absence of light. These are of a psychopath.” ― Dr. Samuel Loomis There was a time when the “cream” rose to the top in regards to important positions in society. This is no longer the case. It seems now that the “scum” has risen to the top in positions of power. It even appears that this “scum” has worked its way to power in all aspects of…
  • Abundance for Life Mindfest

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

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

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

  • Domain Songtothesirens.com Is Currently Defunct

    songtothesirens
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:52 am
    The domain name songtothesirens.com is currently down due to a lack of funding for the premium upgrade. You can find this blog at https://galaxybounce02rabbithole.wordpress.com for the time being. Hopefully, the domain songtothesirens will be back up in a week or so. Sorry for any confusion.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • One Of My Favorite “Break Up” Songs

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

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

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

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

  • The Work and the Wait

    Kate Parrish
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:18 pm
    I spent this past weekend in New York City catching up with friends, some I hadn’t seen in years. Each friend that I met up with had some new and exciting thing on the horizon, some thing it felt like the Universe had been tinkering away at for eons in a backyard shed, handcrafting to perfection to deliver right on time just for my friend. One landed her dream job at one of the most prestigious museums in the world, one has the opportunity to move cross country and change careers, one just patented a product that a major corporation wants to license, one is starting an amazing grad…
  • The Misapplication of Zeal

    Kate Parrish
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Last week I had the opportunity to assist my uncle (read: click play on his videos) as he led an ethics workshop for licensed social workers and therapists in Nashville. The workshop centered on the topic of self-determination: a client’s ability to exercise freedom and self-will in his/her own life and how that plays out in the context of a client/therapist relationship, one in which one party (the client) is seemingly leaning on the other (the therapist) for direction or support. (Say for example, should a practitioner be able to send a homeless client to a shelter if s/he…
  • Turn Down That Racket

    Kate Parrish
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:51 pm
    I had a meditation teacher in New York City about four or five years ago (long before I was actually ready to start meditating) who would sometimes leave the windows cracked in our meditation room. We’d sit there, five or six of us packed into this hot, tiny space. I’d come in bedraggled, sweating and overrun with bags. Sometimes I would fall into a chair and just start weeping (sobbing). Why was I weeping? Hard to say really. Maybe it was because I was sweaty, because you’re always sweaty in New York City. It’s either 97 degrees or you’re wearing 97 layers of clothing to keep out…
  • W.A.I.T.

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

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

  • Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children Part 2

    latr
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children: Children’s Guide Is Continued Welcome back to the discussion we have discussed some things about Aromatherapy for kids in part 1 of “Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children“. If you have missed the first part then I recommend that you click here, Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children Part 1, to catch up. With that out of the way, let us continue. Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children: Things You Should Know When using essential oils with your child, it is imperative that you…
  • Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children Part 1

    latr
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children : Trust Your Instinct Yes this is a beginner’s guide to using aromatherapy with children and we are going to start off with explaining what are the essential oils. This will be a multi part discussion so be sure to stay tuned for all the parts. Your Initial Guide To Using Aromatherapy For Children – The Essential Oils Essential oils are pure aromatic plant essences – they are distilled from flowers, fruit, leaves, resins, roots, seeds, and wood. The are used for their healing properties the world over – in , for example, they…
  • How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation Part 3

    latr
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation: The Third Installment In The Series Welcome back, we will continue our discussion on, “How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation”. We have covered a lot of information thus far in part 1 and part 2. If you have stumbled across this article and have not read part 1 or 2, then feel free to click here to have the opportunity to read part 2 and it will have a link to part 1. Don’t worry it will open in another window.   How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation: Environmental…
  • How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation Part 2

    latr
    5 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation: Let The Sequel Begin Welcome back, we will continue our discussion on, “How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation”. We have covered a lot of information thus far in part 1. If you have stumbled across this article and have not read part 1, then feel free to click here to have the opportunity to read part 1. Don’t worry it will open in another window. How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation: Understand There Are Levels To Everything   There are different levels of beasts,…
  • How To Make Your Environment Favorable For A Transformation Part 1

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

    Chloe B
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:33 am
    Decision Anxiety I was chatting to my best friend recently about planning her 30th birthday party. Although she’s ordinarily one of the calmest people I know, there’s one thing that can turn her into a ball of worry… even to the point of having sleepless nights! And that thing is indecision. Wanting things to be perfect, to include all the right people and for everyone to have a great time all came into play and had been making it really hard for her to move forward, PLUS it was causing her a lot of stress. So, inspired by that, I’ve come up with 4 issues that can…
  • 3 Things That Can Make you Happier and Calmer

    Chloe B
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
      Do you ever feel like you’re wired to notice the negative things around you? (Just so you know, if you do, it’s not your fault) Do you have a tendency towards thinking the worst? Noticing dangers or problems? Maybe you work in a job where it’s actually advantageous see things with a critical eye and to spot mistakes (lawyers, graphic designers and anything that requires a high attention to details are a great examples). For those of us experiencing stress or anxiety, it’s as if our brains have been trained to notice these things, because it makes us feel safer…
  • Are you Avoiding your Feelings? Try this now to Calm Anxiety

    Chloe B
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    Are you Avoiding your Feelings? Try this now to Calm Anxiety Doing this simple exercise could really help you to calm your mind. I’d love to hear what your experience was in the comments! Let me know in the comments what you noticed about this exercise, I’d love to hear from you. Click Here to get your FREE Relaxation MP3 The post Are you Avoiding your Feelings? Try this now to Calm Anxiety appeared first on Calmer You .
  • Silencing the Inner Critic

    Chloe B
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    (BTW there is a free download for you at the bottom of this post so read on!) I remember going through a period of a few weeks when I was procrastinating horribly. It was January, a slow time for therapy clients, the weather was dank and I’d lost all motivation. The worst part about it was that I gave myself such a hard time about it. The more I told myself ‘What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I just get stuff done? I’m so useless!’ the less inspired to work I became. We often think that by giving ourselves a hard time we’ll push ourselves into doing…
  • 7 Reasons you’re feeling overwhelmed (and what to do about them)

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

    Rebecca Anhalt
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ah… yes, I’m doing another gratitude post. In my defence, the last time I dedicated an entire article to gratitude ... Read More
  • Mommy Guilt

    Rebecca Anhalt
    17 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    I haven’t been a mom for very long, but during my short jaunt down the road of parenthood, my guilt ... Read More
  • Condition Your Way to Better Coping

    Rebecca Anhalt
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:37 am
    Operant conditioning is a learning theory based on modifying behaviour through the use of positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, or punishment. ... Read More
  • Low Self-Esteem: Gender Differences

    Rebecca Anhalt
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:23 am
    Self-esteem has been a hot topic for decades. The quality of our self-image can be a contributing factor in the ... Read More
  • How to Scrap Successfully in Relationships

    Rebecca Anhalt
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    My husband and I occasionally have “discussions”, which is a very nice way of saying that we fight from time ... Read More
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    What is ADHD HQ

  • How does diet affects ADHD kids’ school performance? Infographic

    bziebarth
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:28 am
    ADHD Diet: Is Food Decreasing Your ADHD Kids Grades? We all want our kids to succeed in school. All kids have times when school is boring or they are faced Continue Reading →The post How does diet affects ADHD kids’ school performance? Infographic appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • What is the Difference Between ADD and ADHD?

    bziebarth
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Personal ADHD education is important for anyone with ADHD. You quickly see the terms “ADD” and “ADHD” many times. It can get quite confusing. Some sites make them sound interchangeable. Continue Reading →The post What is the Difference Between ADD and ADHD? appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • What is Ring of Fire ADHD?

    bziebarth
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Ring of fire ADHD is one of the 7 types of ADHD. Wait, you thought there were only 3 types? In the DSM – the manual used for diagnosing mental Continue Reading →The post What is Ring of Fire ADHD? appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • What Are Best Jobs for ADHD Adults?

    bziebarth
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:26 pm
      Challenges of your school years with ADHD are widely published. Remembering homework deadlines, making sure you had everything for the day, remember your after school activities, a recipe for Continue Reading →The post What Are Best Jobs for ADHD Adults? appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
  • 9 Things People Should Know About ADD/ADHD

    bziebarth
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    There are many myths and misunderstandings about ADD/ADHD. Amount of ADD/ADHD blogs is exploding. People with ADD/ADHD now have a much larger voice. This allows real information about ADD/ADHD to Continue Reading →The post 9 Things People Should Know About ADD/ADHD appeared first on What is ADHD HQ.
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  • Take the 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

    admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    The best thing about taking the 30 day challenge, is that after 30 days your life will be totally different. It’s a real game changer! But you have to stick to the different daily challenges to see the benefits. So how does it work. First, you’ll need access to the 30 Day challenges by visiting our forum. It’s free to sign up and you can sign up here to start accessing the first day’s mindfulness challenge. Then each day, you go straight to the next challenge. By the end of 30 days, (and if you have kept it up) you’ll see amazing changes. Make sure that you are…
  • Free audio that show’s you a brief mindfulness technique

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

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

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

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

  • How to Be More Social — You Know You Want It

    Ethan Bridges
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/confidence/how-to-be-more-social/How to Be More Social — You Know You Want It   I get it, you want to be alone—you’re the private type of person, you work better and find peace when you’re alone—being alone is simply great for you. Introvert? Ambivert? It doesn’t really matter whatever you’re called. It’s only a personal preference. On the other hand, something teases you. You want to learn how […] The post How to Be More Social — You Know You Want It appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • How to Conquer Anxiety: 7 Timeless Pieces of Advice

    Ethan Bridges
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/confidence/how-to-conquer-anxiety-advice/How to Conquer Anxiety: 7 Timeless Pieces of Advice   Do you always seem to make predictions how things will turn out? Let’s dig a bit deeper—do you predict only the bad outcomes? If you consistently do, then anxiety may already be taking over you. You see, anxiety is when you think, or feel, that something bad is going to happen. This anxiety may […] The post How to Conquer Anxiety: 7 Timeless Pieces of Advice appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • Networking Skills: 10 Signs You Should Work Them Out

    Ethan Bridges
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    http://www.finemortal.com/improvement/networking-skills-signs/Networking Skills: 10 Signs You Should Work Them Out   I want you to be honest—what comes to mind when you hear the word “networking”? If you ask me, I used to know nothing about it. I grew up where, most of the time, analytical skills were encouraged. Nothing’s wrong with that—except for encouraging only that that interpersonal skills were already being neglected. It […] The post Networking Skills: 10 Signs You Should Work Them Out appeared first on Fine Mortal.
  • How to Compartmentalize: 4 Simple Tips to Remember

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

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

  • Physical Activity for Health

    Sinthia
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:07 am
    “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise”. – Gene Tunney
  • Top 5 Expert Tips for Better Sleep

    Sinthia
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Sleep hygiene? No, this is not about brushing your teeth before going to bed. It refers to a wide variety of different practices that ensure normal, quality goodnight sleep and full daytime alertness. These best practices help in improving your quality of sleep and boost your waking energy. Next, you should know how much sleep per night is required to attain sleep hygiene. Millions of Americans will not get the required amount of sleep per night. But, these simple tips from the experts can make your sleepless nights into restful ones. Stick to a Sleep Schedule Make a habit of going to bed and…
  • Time and Health are Precious Assets

    Sinthia
    22 Aug 2015 | 12:20 am
    “Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted”. – Denis Waitley
  • Best Quit-Smoking Tips Ever

    Sinthia
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    If you really love yourself then quit smoking. When you smoke, you are slowly killing yourself. Whether you’re a teen smoker or lifetime smoker, quitting is tough. Quitting smoking can be hard or easy, and it depends on how you go about it. But, you can break the addiction by following a perfect quit smoking plan. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 48 million adults are former smokers. Here, we discuss some vital tips that help you to quit smoking. Know Why You Want to Quit Want to quit smoking? But do you know why? It’s bad for your health. You need a strong reason to quit…
  • Be Happy

    Sinthia
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:16 am
    “The purpose of our lives is to be happy”. – Dalai Lama
 
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