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Acceptance: Greasing the Path to Growth and Happiness
The perpetual questions I hear my clients struggle with are how do I change And why is change so difficult These questions actually give us the clue wanting to change implies dissatisfaction with and judgment of ourselves who we are or where we are in life. When we start with this sense that we must change that we need to be different than we are we are basically telling ourselves we are not OK. Deep down, this leads to feelings of not deserving. Thus, cha ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 9
Why Trump’s Victory Signals the Need for Better Education
The 2016 presidential election is probably something that we will never forget for the rest of our lives. The build-up to the election was unique, including investigations into the integrity and personal histories of the candidates like had never been seen before. Did Donald Trump grope a variety of women Did Donald Trump s unobtrusively assessed language really portray women in highly objectified, locker-room kinds of ways We were discussing whether Hilla ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 9
Falling Down and Getting Up Again
There is a story of a woman who visited a monastery and asked the abbot what the monks do in there all day. The abbot responded, We fall down, get up, and fall down again. We don t hear too much about monks and monasteries these days. But, to me, their way of life is instructive. They take vows to be guided by certain principles of conduct and a set of beliefs they commit themselves to a small family and to a particular place. They devote themselves to spi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 9
After Australia cut drug copays for indigenous people, hospital use declined
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- A new study finds that in regions where indigenous Australians most readily accepted a government incentive to lower drug copayments, hospitalizations to treat the population s chronic conditions declined by 40 percent in just two years. The study doesn t definitively prove that the lower copays caused the reduced hospitalizations, but the government s goal with the program was to chip away at the enormous health disp ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 8
Blood fats equal risk of pancreatitis
New research from the University of Copenhagen shows that mild to moderate levels of blood fats equals an increased risk developing acute pancreatitis. It is far more serious than we previously believed it to be, according to the professor behind the study. Pancreatitis is very painful and it may lead to fatalities. Until now, medical science has connected the risk of developing this illness to gallstone, a high intake of alcohol and very high concentratio ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 8
Accelerated immune aging may contribute to obesity-linked metabolic disease
Obese individuals are at an elevated risk of developing comorbid cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Some research suggests that these comorbid diseases develop in response to chronic inflammation that occurs in visceral adipose tissue, the fat deposits that accumulate around organs. Although obesity is linked to changes in immune cells, it is not clear how these changes influence pathological inflammation in specific fatty tiss ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 8
Quasimodo illuminates the secret to the ticking of our internal clocks
Drosophila fruit flies are so named after the Latin for dew loving because they are more active at dawn and dusk. This strong sense of circadian rhythm the 24 hour time cycle is generated by a clock that ticks in the brain of all animals including humans. The fly s clock consists of about one hundred neurons in its 100,000-neuron brain, which can fit on a pin head. Inside each clock neuron is a molecular clock that consists of clock genes, which switch eac ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 8
Mismatched light and heat levels can disrupt body clock
Body clock function can break down when light and temperature levels throughout the day are out of sync, finds new UCL University College London research in fruit flies. The study, published in Cell Reports , examined the activity levels of flies when they were exposed to light and heat at different times. The natural cycle involved 12 hours of light and warmth followed by 12 hour of darkness and cold. The light and temperature cycles were then varied so t ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 8
Telephone-based intervention shows promise in combating alcohol abuse among so...
Alcohol abuse is pervasive in the military, where a culture of heavy drinking and the stress of deployment lead many soldiers down a troubled path. Almost half of active-duty military members in the United States -- 47 percent -- were binge-drinkers in 2008, up from 35 percent a decade earlier. Rates of heavy drinking also rose during that period, according to a 2012 report by the Institute of Medicine. But many in the military avoid seeking help for alcoh ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 8
What to Do When You Feel Like a Failure
The result is always the same every time you fall short of achieving your goal, you fall back to being self-critical. Then it s difficult, if not impossible, to let go of all that negativity, which is a serious drain on your motivation . As I mentioned in my last article, Want to Better Yourself Start Here , getting to know yourself well can not only inform you about what you need to do to change, but it can also open you up to approaching yourself in a mo ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 8
5 Reasons Why People Remain in Unfulfilling Relationships
Some people make a choice to stay together even though they declare themselves to be extremely unhappy in their relationship with their partner. They may be married or they may have been living together for many years and their relationship is on life support. Others are complacent about their relationship circumstances and have adjusted to a union that is perpetually unfulfilling. So why do they remain together What stops them from leaving
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 8
Your World Is Full of Placebo Buttons
All products and services, everything we buy and use, have but one job to modulate our mood. The fundamental reason we use technology of relief is tantamount to actual relief. Consider the so-called placebo button.perception of all sorts, from stone tools to the latest iPhone, is to make us feel better. To prove the point, consider how Take, for example, the lowly crosswalk button. When we find ourselves at an intersection, waiting for a light to change, w ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 8
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