Mind Your Happiness: Paying Attention to Intention February 11, 2016 . 3 Comments
There is a new conceptual scaffolding for mood experience being built in some scientific circles. It is radically simple and accessible. Dr. Richard Davidson of the Center for Healthy Minds ... Read More
Grounded in Giving: 3 Resourcing Tools for Caregivers February 10, 2016 . 2 Comments
The concept and reality of acting as a primary caregiver had never entered my imagination. But in 1965, at 19 years of age, the truth of this experience swiftly hijacked my life: my 18-year-old ... Read More
A Little Premarital Preparation Can Save You a Lot February 10, 2016 . 4 Comments
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn You are seemingly in the “perfect” relationship, but then come the hurdles. Your brain starts its silent ... Read More
The Cost of Caring: 10 Ways to Prevent Compassion Fatigue February 9, 2016 . 4 Comments
Compassion fatigue can be a serious occupational hazard for those in any kind of helping profession, with a majority of those in the field reporting experiencing at least some degree of ... Read More
A Healing Response to Pain: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion February 9, 2016 . 2 Comments
How do you react when you’re in pain? Do you resist it, ignore it, or push it away? Do you get consumed by it? Would you like to learn a more healing and compassionate way to respond? To ... Read More
Dealing with Anxiety: How to Make Sushi Out of the Kraken February 8, 2016 . 3 Comments
Anxiety is a state of overstimulation, with feeling tones of fear and dread. It’s often accompanied by worry about the future and the thought that things (whatever they are) are going ... Read More
Second Time Around: The Transition from One to Two Children February 8, 2016 . 6 Comments
There are few events in life that are as transformative as becoming a parent. So many aspects of your life—your identity, the dynamics with your partner, your sense of control (or lack ... Read More
Hats Off to a Woman Who Really Knows How to Wear One February 5, 2016 . 6 Comments
I just got back from Rebecca’s bat mitzvah. I’d like to tell you a bit about Rebecca, but I’m not sure how to go about it. I want you to know all about her, but I don’t want you ... Read More
3 Simple Ways to Light a Fire Under Your Valentine’s Day February 4, 2016 . 11 Comments
Does your partner prepare for Valentine’s Day weeks in advance? If so, consider yourself lucky. Many people wait with bated breath wondering if their partners will remember to plan anything ... Read More
‘You’re So Impressionable’ Isn’t the Insult You Think It Is February 4, 2016 . 6 Comments
When I was a child, I heard a phrase that stuck in my memory: “You’re so impressionable.” I mulled over this phrase, trying to understand its meaning. One thing that was clear was ... Read More
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February 12, 2016 .
When the Carolina Panthers’ Philly Brown suffered a possible concussion during the Super Bowl, he was taken out of the game. Doctors now know concussions ... Read More
February 11, 2016 .
Symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTSD) may improve during pregnancy for as many as 75% of pregnant women, according to a study published in Depression ... Read More
February 10, 2016 .
Drug screenings designed to monitor patients for prescription opioid abuse may reduce the number of people who return for treatment, according to a study ... Read More
February 9, 2016 .
A study that looked at children who played 1990s shooting-oriented video games suggests an association between video games and an increase in conduct issues—but ... Read More
February 8, 2016 .
A variant in a gene that escalates synaptic pruning—a process that removes neurons from the brain that are no longer useful—could be linked ... Read More
February 12, 2016 .
Thanks for your question. And congratulations on your decision to get sober and go to treatment. I dare say it’s probably the best decision anyone in your position could ever make for themselves. ... Read More
February 5, 2016 .
I am so very sorry that this is how the relationship with your therapist has ended. You mention feeling angry, hurt, ... Read More
January 29, 2016 .
There is no question that inheritance bequests can create significant tension and strife in families. Often, one or ... Read More
January 22, 2016 .
Your very sad story is touching. You’re worried that you’ve wasted four years of your life and clearly miss the man who was your partner, and you long for the good times you spent together. ... Read More
January 15, 2016 .
Thank you for your question, which took bravery on your part, I’m sure. I think I get the “I’m a little afraid of your answer” part, as I’m sensing some Read More
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