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Teresa of Avila: Mystic, Visionary, or Flourishing Woman?
By special guest blogger Claudia Morales Cueto On this feast day of St. Teresa of Avila October 15 , I am reminded of when I first started reading her work during a very stressful time of my life. I wanted to learn how to pray and to find serenity. At that time, I was an executive editor for four monthly magazines and my son and daughter were coming-of-age, approaching new challenges in their teen years. This was a time of transformation. The writings of S ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 16
Vagus Nerve Facilitates Guts, Wits, and Grace Under Pressure
Anxiety disorders have become a nationwide epidemic. In January 2017, the APA published their Stress in America Coping With Change annual report which documented the first significant uptick of anxiety levels in the United States since the survey began ten years ago. This report also found that two-thirds of respondents regularly felt stressed out during their day-to-day lives and that uncertainty about the future was nerve-racking for most people. Along t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 16
What Watching My Daughter Develop The Same Anxiety I Struggle With Is Like
By Paula M. Fitzgibbons It is relatively early on a summer evening, just after sunset. From my bed, I notice a shadow of a spindly branch dancing across the corner of the bedroom wall. I get up and close the curtains tightly to make it disappear, careful not to step on my daughter, who s camped on my bedroom floor, lying stiffly under the weighted anxiety blanket I d made her. I don t mind the shadow, but I know it will make it impossible for her to fall a ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 16
24 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because Of Your Social Anxiety
24 Things People Don t Realize You re Doing Because of Your Social Anxiety was published on The Mighty . Written by Sarah Schuster When people think of social anxiety , many imagine a shy introvert who doesn t go out and doesn t say much. While this version of social anxiety exists, living with it is more than just being shy. In fact, not everyone who has social anxiety is even quiet . Social anxiety manifests itself in many ways, some which might even sur ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 16
Majority overestimates US gay population, could influence gay rights policies
LAWRENCE -- The public tends to overestimate the American gay and lesbian population, and those who do so are less likely to support equal rights measures, according to a new study by two University of Kansas political scientists. However, the researchers found the higher estimations are not because the majority group felt explicitly threatened by the minority group, in this case gays and lesbians. The pattern suggests that we don t automatically feel thre ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 16
Raging Bull: First study to find link between testosterone and stock market in...
Key Takeaway Increasing testosterone levels in men, who make up the majority of professional stock market traders, causes them to bid up prices, which create price bubbles and crashes. CATONSVILLE, MD, Oct. 10, 2017 - In the U.S. today, the majority of professional stock market traders are young males and new evidence suggests biology strongly influences their trading behavior. According to a new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science , this could ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Does Using Facebook Make People Lonelier?
Is the internet making the world lonelier A new article published in Perspectives on Psychological Science probes the complicated relationship between loneliness and social internet use. Psychological science researcher Rebecca Nowland at the University of Manchester and colleagues from the University of Chicago performed a literature review of studies focused on the topic and found that social internet use using platforms like Facebook and Twitter, for ex ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Oct 13
Mindfulness and Meditation Need More Rigorous Study, Less Hype
Dependable scientific evidence has lagged worrisomely behind the rapid and widespread adoption of mindfulness and meditation for pursuing an array of mental and physical wellness goals, wrote a group of 15 experts in a new article in Perspectives on Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The article offers a critical evaluation and prescriptive agenda to help the burgeoning mindfulness industry replace ambiguous hyp ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Oct 13
Playing Up the Benefits of Play at Work
Play is play, fun is fun, and work is work. They 8217 re different. I work hard even if it 8217 s supposed to be fun for someone else, it 8217 s work for me. I learned the value of hard work by working hard. Sleeping is forbidden at the age of 22. It 8217 s all work and no play. These quotes from actor William Hurt, scientist Margaret Mead, and singer Usher, respectively, all represent a traditional view of doing good work. Dedication and work ethic are fo ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Oct 13
Keith Olbermann: America Has Spoken. Trump Is Unstable.
Keith Olbermann called on the media to consider a recent Fox News poll that showed many Americans see President Donald Trump as unstable. The poll, released last week, asked how certain words described America s 45th president. For the word unstable, 33 percent of respondents selected extremely while 11 percent chose very and 16 percent said somewhat. America has spoken, Olbermann said. He s unstable. It s time for the American political media to do the sa ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 13
5 People On What It's Really Like To Live With An Invisible Illness
It s estimated that nearly 10 percent of the United States population has a disability or illness that goes unseen from chronic pain to mental health conditions. People s struggles with these types of chronic illnesses often go unrecognized, simply because the conditions aren t visible. But some of them are speaking up Five individuals, varying in age and illness, told HuffPost what it feels like to live with a condition others can t see, and shared how th ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 13
Suicide Is A Growing Problem. These Numbers Show By How Much.
Suicide, already a major issue across the country, is continuing to grow A report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016 found that rates have spiked in the last 15 years. While many factors contribute to deaths by suicide, experts point to a troubling lack of access to professional treatment as an element. A confluence of roadblocks from the stigma of seeking help for mental illness, to the difficulty of finding a therapi ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 13
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