In: self help

The Complete How to Repair Your World Toolkit
September 13, 2016

A wise woman who has had more than her share of challenges and yet has overcome them with grace, intelligence and…

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Mindfulness Warnings
May 22, 2016

A recent visitor to this site sent us this link and some thoughts about mindfulness… This article about the dangers of…

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Children at Risk for Depression
May 8, 2016

James Hudziak, and other researchers, presented information suggesting a strategy for improving brain health, and reducing anxiety and depression in children…

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Accepting the Loss
April 29, 2016

One of my patients wrote to me this morning asking if she could get a medication to help with her anxiety….

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TV Watching Leads to Impaired Cognition
March 11, 2016

How can we build up foundational, long-lasting healthy habits while young? We know it’s important—a perennial question, if not one we…

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Aerobic Exercise Stimulates Neuron Growth
February 19, 2016

Moderate aerobic exercise appears to be the best form of exercise to stimulate neuron growth. One of the great challenges facing…

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Preventing Cognitive Decline
November 28, 2015

Preventing cognitive decline is possible, and the solution may not involve fancy new medications with unknown side effects. An article in…

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Thankfulness – A Meditation
November 26, 2015

On this Thanksgiving 2015 we received a link to the section of Rick Hanson’s Foundations of Wellbeing course that talks about…

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Mindfulness Apps Updated
November 24, 2015

Mindfulness Apps Updated We have updated our mindfulness links based on a nice review in the New York Times. The reviewer…

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Taking Care of Yourself
November 15, 2015

Part of the key to self care is finding ways of being nice to yourself that don’t require a huge investment…

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Self Affirmations by Songify
October 17, 2015

A good friend and colleague suggested a new technique for “self affirmations.” A technique which makes something that can seem ponderous,…

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Mind Maps and Post Its
September 26, 2015

Stuck with a problem that you can’t figure out? Having trouble generating ideas? One of the things that the mind is…

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Distress Tolerance
August 7, 2015

In A wonderful young woman we have been seeing for a few months asked for some recommendations for skills to help her…

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Sense of Purpose and Health
June 21, 2015

Might your sense of purpose and motivation in life decrease your visits to the hospital? – a blog post by Eric…

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Attentional Bias Modification Prevents Depression
March 23, 2015

A middle-aged nurse wrestling with depression said she want to do “everything” that she possibly could to improve her mood. She…

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Exercise Keeps Us Young
March 19, 2015

A recent New York Times article entitled “How Exercise Keeps Us Young” prompted me to write this post. Those of us…

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CBT for Insomnia Reduces Suicidal Thoughts
February 25, 2015

CBT for insomnia (CBTi) is clearly preferable to taking sleeping medications for most people. Studies show that cognitive behavioral therapy is associated with…

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Performance Anxiety is Good
February 19, 2015

Although I have given thousands of presentations to professional audiences over the course of my career, when I was beginning that…

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Welcome to the Jungle
December 4, 2014

Since Welcome to the Jungle is a book about bipolar written for young adults. And since most people are diagnosed with…

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Exercise and Stress – How Exercise Prevents Depression
October 5, 2014

Exercise seems to reduce stress. But how does this work? And what about exercise effects on depression? An article in the…

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