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How to Keep Your Brain Young

Optimism for Aging: 94-year-old Scientist a Role Model for an Alert Mind If you don’t want to plan for being old, rickety, forgetful and sitting in your rocking chair as the sun sets on your life, look to robust elders like John Goodenough, a 94-year-old scientist at the University of Texas Austin. Goodenough co-invented the […]

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Deconstructing the Stigma of Mental Illness

Deconstructing Stigma Travelers passing through Boston’s Logan International Airport this winter may add a few items to their carry-on bags, thanks to a public awareness campaign entitled Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life. In addition to their clothes and toiletries, travelers could be tucking into their luggage a change in perspective, […]

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Halt Negative Thoughts by Accepting Them

Negative Thinking Begins to Dissolve with Acceptance If you lose your job or your sweetheart leaves you for your best friend or you regain the 10 pounds you lost by nearly starving yourself for two months, you’ll most likely have negative thoughts flooding in. That’s expected. These are upsetting developments. You’ll obsess about what’s wrong […]

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Cyclothymia or Bipolar 3 Disorder Cyclothymia or Bipolar 3 Disorder The Window of Tolerance: Edges of Growth The Window of Tolerance: Edges of Growth The Impact of High Conflict Divorce on Children’s Emotional Development The Impact of High Conflict Divorce on Children’s Emotional Development The Solution Focused Brief Therapy Approach The Solution Focused Brief Therapy […]

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The Highly Sensitive Person

Highly Sensitive People are Labeled as Weak “Sensitivity”, in the context of describing human personality, is often viewed as a character flaw made out to be synonymous with weakness, immaturity, low self-esteem, excessive anger, emotional instability, and a number of other negative, undesirable traits. Individuals considered “too sensitive” have historically been looked down on in […]

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Curiosity Can Spur Positive Choices

Imagine that your company wanted employees to walk up three flights of stairs every morning to the office as one way to get more exercise and improve their health. No other incentives are offered. Then imagine that your company had the same goal, but said everyone who walked up the three flights of stairs would […]

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Talent is Overrated: Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Can Make Us More Successful Than Talent If you want to succeed in business, sports, art, music, cooking or anything you enjoy, just keep practicing and you’re likely to get really good at it. Being born with a natural gift can help, but some recent research leads to the conclusion that talent is overrated. […]

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The Way Out of Loneliness

Loneliness Can Hit People of Any Age or Marital Status Don’t think that lonely people are just those who are elderly, living alone, out of the workforce and without friends. “That’s just not true,” says Pat Love, author of Never Be Lonely Again: The Way Out of Emptiness, Isolation and a Life Unfilled. “The elderly […]

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Grit Can Get You Through to Better Times

‘Grit’ is an Inner Drive that Gets You Through to Better Times Getting through the struggles of life and coming out better on the other side may depend more on “grit” than intelligence or talent. Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance, says grit “…beats the pants off I.Q, SAT scores, […]

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Colleges Face Soaring Mental Health Demands

We’ll look at a soaring demand for mental health services on college campuses, and colleges grappling with how to respond. College may look like party time, but it’s a lot of work too and for many students a stressful time of growing up and growing out. And these days, more students than ever are reporting […]

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