In: stress

Loving Kindness or Metta
August 18, 2012

Love is something that if you give it away, give it away, you’ll end up having more… Last Sunday at church…

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Stress Eating
August 14, 2012

Weight gain may be not only a psychological (“I hate how I look, it makes me depressed”) but also a biological…

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NAC (n-acetyl-cysteine)
August 12, 2012

We were impressed by a recent study of n-acetyl cysteine as a treatment for marijuana dependence. It was a well designed…

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The Importance of Sleep: Why We Need to Rest
August 11, 2012

One of the joys of being a parent is that you are given frequent opportunities to explore things that you think…

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Anxiety and Accepting the Unknown
July 28, 2012

Accept yourself for who you are. That’s been a long-held maxim that we try to live by, but what does it…

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Dealing with Perfectionism
July 28, 2012

Society puts a premium on perfection, for good reason. Perfection fascinates and inspires. I am particularly drawn to the symmetry and…

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Yoga
July 25, 2012

Many people we know report that beginning yoga and doing it consistently has been associated with periods of remarkable stability, energy…

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Impossible Jobs
July 21, 2012

In this world, there are two kinds of jobs: Jobs that one could perhaps do adequately, and jobs that are impossible….

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Heroism
July 19, 2012

Heroism can be bad for your health. We know, we’ve been there. It starts with a positive feeling about someone or…

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Crisis Prevention
July 16, 2012

If you are feeling OK but planning on making some changes that might affect your mood, now is the time to…

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The Best Relaxation Technique
July 13, 2012

OK, that may be an exaggeration. But it may not. In any event, Progressive Muscle Relaxation is the technique that we…

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Mood and Food
July 11, 2012

Many people have an intuitive sense that a good diet is a foundation stone of good mental health. We don’t disagree,…

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Anxiety or Excitement?
July 11, 2012

Many folks not only have to figure out how to live creatively with moods, but also have to wrestle with anxiety….

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Anger: Its Different Types and How to Manage it
July 7, 2012

Righteous anger is a powerful force for change in the world. But some folks seem to live in anger all the…

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What Happens in Depression?
July 7, 2012

We were just getting ready to write a post about brain imaging findings that help to explain what happens in depression…

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Negotiation: How to Deal With Conflict
July 4, 2012

Some of the best ways of dealing with conflicts in relationships, whether business or personal, are contained in the books about…

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Endless Worry: Books to Help Manage It
June 25, 2012

Sometimes life circumstances, or our own mood, conspire to lead us into a state of endless worry. We never seem to…

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Mood and Cognitive Functioning
June 23, 2012

Mood can have a profound impact on cognitive functioning. In fact, over the years, we have found that the most likely…

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What is Biofeedback?
June 17, 2012

Biofeedback is a stress management technique that uses devices that give you information about your body’s physiologic response to stress. The…

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