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Whole for the Holidays
Please enjoy this wonderful piece on mindfulness by educator, speaker, writer and my dear friend Nick Mosca . The holidays are a mixed bag. Moments of joy interlace with the pain of loved ones we ve lost, a mad dash to finish year-end work, non-stop gift-buying, and seeing relatives we may not particularly like. As a result, we may end up exhausted, broke, and anything but whole.
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 7
Feeling Blah? Here's How to See Your World with Fresh Eyes
Imagine if you knew you were doing something for the last time for example, driving to work, standing on a train ride, holding a book, eating an orange, hugging a friend. How would your experience of these activities change In the 2009 film A Single Man, Colin Firth s character George decides he s going to kill himself. As he goes through what he plans will be his last day, it s clear that he s fully in every experience smells, sights, conversations becaus ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 7
Psychiatrists, Sorcerers, and Transmissible Brain Disease
I am pleased to post this guest blog by my colleague Peter Bingham, MD, who is a pediatric neurologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine - DR
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 7
PTSD: How Does Genetics Affect Your Risk?
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 4
What is Psychology’s Single Most Brilliant Discovery?
A couple of months ago, I asked several of my distinguished colleagues to nominate psychologists who would merit the label genius. But Mark Schaller suggested that I was asking the wrong question I should instead be asking about which ideas from psychology deserved to be called ingenious . Schaller s position is especially defensible if you assume that most scientific discoveries involve brilliant people standing on one another s shoulders, sharing good id ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 3
Post-Election Vertigo
The past is a foreign country they do things differently there. The famous opening sentence to L. P. Hartley s novel The Go-Between has not been far from thought since November 9, and it harbors a potential truth about the soon-to-end Obama era. In the book, published in 1953 as much of the world struggled to rebuild after the Second World War, the protagonist reminisces nostalgically about a happier time long predating a range of intensified conflicts, cu ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 3
Study: White deaths exceeded births in one-third of states
San Antonio Durham, N.H., Dec. 1, 2016 -- According to new research by Rogelio S 225 enz, dean of The University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA College of Public Policy COPP , and Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, more white deaths than births were reported in 17 U.S. states--more than in any time in the country s history--compared to only four in 2004. The 17 states include Californ ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 2
Psychological well-being and physical activity in older adults
In a paper just published by researchers at Chapman University, findings showed associations between psychological well-being and physical activity in adults ages 50 and older. Researchers have long studied how physical activity can lead to improved mood and feelings of well-being, says Julia Boehm, Ph.D., and lead author on the study, however, less well understood is whether being happy and optimistic might actually encourage a person to be physically act ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 2
Researchers find link between antidepressant use and congenital anomalies or s...
Academics at Swansea University have carried out a dose-response analysis which suggests that pregnant women who take a specific type of antidepressant in early pregnancy have a small but significantly greater risk of having babies with major congenital anomalies sometimes referred to as birth defects or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these antidepressants. Professor Sue Jordan, of the College of Human and Health Sciences led the internat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 2
Short-term sleep deprivation affects heart function
CHICAGO - Too little sleep takes a toll on your heart, according to a new study to be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America RSNA . People who work in fire and emergency medical services, medical residencies and other high-stress jobs are often called upon to work 24-hour shifts with little opportunity for sleep. While it is known that extreme fatigue can affect many physical, cognitive and emotional processes, t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 2
Do Therapists Think About Their Clients Between Sessions?
How do therapists prepare to see a client right before a session Also, do they often think about their clients in between sessions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .
Huffington Post - Fri. Dec 2
Doing Just One Creative Task Each Day Will Make You Happier, Study Says
Grumpy humans of the world, listen here. According to a new University of Otago study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, the path to that happy state of mind you rsquo ve heard so much about requires you get creative quite literally, and just once a day.
Huffington Post - Fri. Dec 2
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