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How to Get Through the Holidays with Less Anxiety

November 07, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on How to Get Through the Holidays with Less Anxiety

A contribution by guest blogger Jennifer Scott from http://spiritfinder.org Photo courtesy of Unsplash. How to Get Through the Holidays with Less Anxiety The holiday season can be tough for someone who already deals with anxiety on a day to day basis. Here’s some advice on surviving the holidays with your mental health in tact. Deal with […]

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Unwanted or invasive thoughts

November 04, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Unwanted or invasive thoughts

Some promising research on the neurochemistry of stopping unwanted invasive thoughts: http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-might-have-found-the-chemical-that-suppresses-unwanted-thoughts-in-the-brain  

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Anxiety

November 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Anxiety

A first hand telling of living with anxiety: Anxiety Is An Invalid Excuse

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On happiness

October 21, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on On happiness

Some common disproven misconceptions about the nature of happiness: http://www.sciencealert.com/6-of-the-biggest-misconceptions-about-happiness-according-to-science  

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Exercise and depression

October 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Exercise and depression

The antidepressant effects of exercise:   http://www.sciencealert.com/just-one-hour-of-exercise-a-week-can-be-enough-to-prevent-depression?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=196d86c5b2-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-196d86c5b2-365490661  

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When your kids cry

September 24, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on When your kids cry
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Managing fear

September 08, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Managing fear

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Cell Phones at night

May 31, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Cell Phones at night

A new long term study out of Australia found that teens who are on their phones late at night are more likely to develop poor sleep habits, which over time led to declines in overall well-being and mental health: http://food.ndtv.com/health/late-night-cell-phone-usage-may-put-teenagers-at-risk-of-depression-1706057

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Relationships

May 22, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Relationships

Some interesting insights into perceived ideas versus realities of relationship health: 6 Healthy Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Toxic  

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Treating Depression

May 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Treating Depression

A new approach to treating depression: http://www.sciencealert.com/observing-your-own-brain-activity-could-be-the-future-of-treating-depression?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=3cecccd99e-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-3cecccd99e-365490661  

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On meditation

April 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on On meditation

Some new research with mice may have identified  an area in the brain stem that connect the breath with feelings of calm. http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-think-they-ve-pinpointed-the-a-group-of-brain-cells-that-respond-to-meditation?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=13cbb69bff-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-13cbb69bff-365490661  

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On happiness

August 15, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on On happiness

An interesting exploration on why we are not happier: http://www.sciencealert.com/why-you-shouldn-t-want-to-always-be-happy?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=a40a181fd2-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-a40a181fd2-365490661

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Encouraging kids to use failures as a chance to learn or get extra help

June 10, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Encouraging kids to use failures as a chance to learn or get extra help

A new study in Psychological Science found that parents who saw failure as a chance to learn tended to have children who had a growth mindset, whereas parents who saw failure as more negative and bad for learning tended to have children with a fixed mindset. This seems to be because parents with a negative attitude toward failure respond to […]

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Anxiety versus stress

May 31, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Anxiety versus stress

A helpful article that discusses the differenced between anxiety and stress, and how to identify when treatment should be sought out: https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/managing-feelings/stress-anxiety/anxiety-why-its-different-from-stress?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg  

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On Change

March 21, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on On Change

  The main reason that people don’t make the changes that they know would help them is the illusion that someday it will be easier to do so. Someday, there will be more time, less obstacles, less work, more energy, or fewer distractions. Someday they will have more ability, will power, motivation, resolve, perseverance, stick […]

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Rewiring

March 07, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Rewiring

Your choices and emotions shape your experiences. Your identity makes your choices and has your reactions. Your memories, experiences, and associations shape the neural patterns in your brain that correlate with your cognitive associations. Over time we each develop a neural network, an overall pattern of connections and associations that form between neurons in the […]

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Monitoring your kids online

March 07, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Monitoring your kids online

KoalaSafe is a router with a wireless network that, along with its app, can be scheduled to not only “turn off” the internet, but monitor the sites that your kiddos are looking at. Tech Trends: Device helps parents regulate their children’s screen time  

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Anxiety’s illusion of control

March 07, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Anxiety’s illusion of control
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Newton’s first law of inertia

February 29, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Newton’s first law of inertia

Newton’s first law of motion is often stated as: An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.   This is as true for human nature as Newton found […]

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On Resilience

February 26, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on On Resilience

An updated on the efforts to understand resilience: http://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/the-secret-formula-for-resilience  

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