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Feeling Lonely? You May Be Damaging Your Health
Feeling lonely is stressful for your mind and body. Our ancestorslived in tribes and relied on others to hunt or gather food, raise theiryoung, and fight off predators. Your brain is wired to connect withother people, and it interprets loneliness as a chronic stressor, triggeringyour fight, flight, or freeze response.
Sep 20, 2017 2:50AM - Psychology Today (psychologytoday.com)
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When Self-Doubt Strikes
Coach and counselor Stephanie Kangs clients experience self-doubt in all sorts of ways. For instance, theyre hesitant to speak up and feel like their work isnt good enough. They shoot down their own ideas, dismissing them as unrealistic or something theyre not capable of executing anyway.
Sep 17, 2017 11:01PM - Psych Central.com (blogs.psychcentral.com)
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How Some Neuromyths Just Dont Go Away
Some commonly held ideas about what we know about the brain are nothing more than myth, and a new study recently published in Frontiers of Psychology has set out to disprove these falsehoods despite their prevalence in culture. Our infant daughter spent years with her face pressed up against our TV screen supposedly having her learning capacity expanded through classical music and stimulating images delivered to her by a then-popular video series, Baby Einstein. At the time, everyone seemed to believe that exposure to classical music had a beneficial effect on young minds.
Sep 17, 2017 8:04PM - Big Think (bigthink.com)
Lifestyle> Creativity September 15, 2017 When you're stressed out, try writing a song. Next Article Earlier this year, we grew anxious and distressed with how immigrants were being targeted with inflammatory rhetoric and discriminatory policies. But, instead of taking to the streets to protest with anger, we got busy by composing several songs that culminated in the release of our new album Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome, which is inspired by immigrants.
Sep 15, 2017 12:46PM - Entrepreneur (entrepreneur.com)
By: Caren Osten Gerszberg On a cold March afternoon, the hallways were abuzz with chatter and giggles at Chatsworth Elementary School in Larchmont, New York. As the kindergarteners from Liz Slades class ambled into their classroom from lunch and recess and put their jackets and lunch boxes into their cubbies, Slade asked, Can todays mindful leader please come up front and begin? Isabella, a 6-year-old wearing a heart-clad gray shirt and polka-dot leggings, quietly took a cross-legged seat on the classroom rug facing her peers. With her palms facing up and resting on each knee, she began to tap her thumbs on each of her fingers, simultaneously repeating the words I-am-calm-now with each tap.
Sep 14, 2017 6:45PM - Mindful (mindful.org)
A little quiz: What gives you energy at work? Odds are strong that an answer quickly sprang to mind. Maybe its collaboration, a new creative challenge, or an uninterrupted chunk of time to focus. Now consider, what drains your energy? Likely a mix of people, places, and scenarios come to mind, since there are so many things that sap our energy at work.
Sep 13, 2017 10:45PM - Mindful (mindful.org)
Ahead of the books publication, Mr. Nichtern agreed to watch the film once more with a reporter, sharing his thoughts on why The Princess Bride is such an enduring piece of pop culture, what universal lessons it holds, and why he was moved to meditate on a low-budget comedy that is celebrating its 30th anniversary next month. Mr.
Sep 13, 2017 9:21PM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
Weve all heard about this thing called mindfulness its the latest buzzword in psychology thats picked up a lot of steam in the past decade. In short, its a set of skills that you can learn to help you be more in the moment, every moment, of your life. Rather than the fractured, dazzled, attention-challenged person so many of us feel like we are.
Sep 13, 2017 6:25PM - World of Psychology (psychcentral.com)
Fitness headlines promise staggering physical results: a firmer butt, ripped abs, bulging biceps. Nutritional breakthroughs are similar clickbait, with attention-grabbing, if often inauthenticwhat, really, is a superfood?means of achieving better health. Strangely, one topic usually escaping discussion has been shown, time and again, to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic animals: reading.
Sep 12, 2017 8:35PM - Big Think (bigthink.com)
Dont you wish you could predict your childs behavior with 100% accuracy? Any realistic parent knows its an impossible daydream, but an appealing one nonetheless. Kids will always surprise you. There are so many factors that go into behavior, not to mention the fact that internal and external forces can sometimes make kids act out of character.
Sep 11, 2017 10:11PM - Big Think (bigthink.com)