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Raising the Awareness of Child Traumatic Stress

By Amber A. Hewitt Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in You, Empowered
Did you know that June 27 is National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day?

Three Surprising Ways Nature Leads to Success and Joy

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Feeling It
Green spaces boost happiness, make you smarter and more creative. So many science-backed reasons to go take a hike!

Can Our Anger Be Explained by Global Brain Vulnerabilities?

Is it possible that our angry world reflects changing anger thresholds in our brains?

Coping with Micro-Stressors: How Do I Work My Smart TV?

How do I work my Smart TV? What can we do about micro-stressors?

More Posts on Stress

The Importance of Reducing Stress During Pregnancy: Part II

Are you concerned about how stress affects parents-to-be and their developing babies? Stress reduction skills support health in the preconception, prenatal and postnatal periods.

How You Doing? You Okay?

Are millions of people across our nation suffering from free-floating anxiety?
Michelle Joy and Jody Foster

Defining the Culture of an Office

Does the moral compass of an office seem to be veering further and further off course? It's time to define what's acceptable.

When Life Goes Wrong

Has something terrible happened to you, that you can't understand? Grief, loss and broken dreams are a natural part of this life. Here's how to get through when it happens.

Fidget Spinner Fad Winds Down

Should fidget spinners be allowed at school?

How Can You Make Your Dream Job a Reality?

By Peter Bregman on June 27, 2017 in How We Work
Do you have a dream you’ve been waiting to make good on? Bernie Roth lays out his formula for following through on your most ambitious goals and dreams.

Turning Negatives into Positives When You're Chronically Ill

I thought it would be constructive to take what I tend to think of as the negatives about chronic pain and illness and see if I could turn them into positives.

Recognizing and Accepting Psychological Distress

By Elyssa Barbash Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Trauma and Hope
It is very common for high-functioning individuals to brush-off symptoms of psychological distress, but addressing these difficulties can yield many positive benefits.
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Cops and PTSD

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on June 26, 2017 in Cop Doc
It's National PTSD Awareness Day; do you know a cop with PTSD?

The Connection Between Migraines and Psychological Trauma

By Jean Kim M.D. on June 26, 2017 in Culture Shrink
Migraines may have a neurobiological connection to the same systemic pathways that affect trauma and mood, and can occur more frequently in people with a history of abuse.

We Live in a Zoo!

Is our current living environment creating physical and emotional problems for us?

Are Not Emotions Persons?

“The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not." —Susan B. Anthony

Mountain Lions Flee Political Talk While People Listen

Mountain lions flee from the voices of political opinionators, according to a study published on June 21. Consider the possible stress that may be inflicted on human listeners.
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Hypnotherapy and Its Benefits for Autoimmune Disease

How you too can manage pain without medication and use hypnotherapy to manage many Autoimmune Disease symptoms.

Relaxing the Over-Controller

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on June 21, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
How do we shift from the identity of a controlling, wanting, fearing self into a compassionate witness that can see what is going on and knows how to rest and just be?

7 Tips for Becoming More Mindful

By Leena S. Guptha DO on June 20, 2017 in Embodied Wellness
Feeling tired? Stressed out at work? Implementing some mindfulness techniques into your life can work wonders!

Broken Heart Syndrome: New Research and Tips on Recovery

Stress cardiomyopathy, which primarily affects women, has not been considered life-threatening. But new research shows that it can have long term physical effects.

What Is Leadership Presence and How Can It Be Developed?

By Peter Bregman on June 19, 2017 in How We Work
What is leadership presence and how can it be developed? Lisa also turns the tables and interviews me for my take on my best insights on how to develop leadership presence.

What Is Justice and When Is It Served?

When a court's factual findings differ from reality, it erases actual lived experiences.
Anthony Mancini

On Replication and Psychological Resilience

Doubts about a recent paper that suggested we are not as resilient as we thought.

Unimagined Sensitivities, Part 7

By Michael Jawer on June 18, 2017 in Feeling Too Much
A person who is highly sensitive to her or his feelings—and to others’ feelings—is likely to be extra sensitive to her or his environment.

Mind-Body Practices Downregulate Inflammation-Related Genes

A new systematic review of research on mind-body interventions reports that practices such as meditation or yoga can downregulate the genetic expression of inflammatory cytokines.

How to Avoid Taking Your Work-Related Stress Home With You

If you're mistreated at work, you're more likely to mistreat your loved ones. Studies show these two strategies end that cycle.

Why Is There So Much Violence Today?

How can we get beyond this wave of violence? A new perspective can make all the difference.

Designing for Diet Season

Tweak the design of your home to live a healthier life.

Applying Mindfulness in Relapse Prevention

By Dan Mager MSW on June 14, 2017 in Some Assembly Required
The mindfulness practice of urge surfing can help those in addiction recovery learn how to bear urges or cravings to use alcohol and other drugs more skillfully.
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Looking out for Number One

Consider these steps if you are a giver and need to start taking more, that is, taking care of yourself!

Handling Rather than Avoiding

Directly handling matters will always be a more effective response than avoidance.

How Do You Turn Around a Company Suffering a Major Loss?

By Peter Bregman on June 12, 2017 in How We Work
Discover Brian’s formula for meetings that dig deep, what should be more important than talent in your appointment process, and how he eliminated tension between product & sales.

Could the Seasons Affect Your Mood?

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that occurs during the same season each year thought to be caused by the lack of sunlight that may upset your biological clock.