Veterans and civilians need each other. Familiar verbal stop signs like, “you can’t understand” or “I don’t dare ask” are too costly for everyone. We need to find a way to have a dialogue about what is like to return from war, and what it is like to be a son, a parent, a sibling, a spouse of someone who has been to war Read More
Fatigue is one of the most common complaints among high-achievers, but contrary to what many think, it doesn't just impact energy level. Read on to learn how fatigue impacts all that you do and learn surprisingly simple ways to combat it. Read More
When shopping for a hospice, look past the often head-scratching names.
Marketers may be overcompensating for having to use the scary word "hospice" in the company or organization's name, with words like "aspire" and "ascend." Read More
The common stereotype is of lovers gazing into each other’s eyes, while lust involves checking out the other’s body. Is there any truth to these stereotypes? What other secrets do our eyes reveal? Read More
When it comes to trying to lose weight, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like a few easy rules to follow. The problem is that most diet rules don’t work. And, if they do work, they aren’t sustainable. Here are some of the most misleading rules and the science that explains why you should ignore them. Read More
For children who are raised in gender role specific environments, gender stereotypes are more difficult to break. Studies have shown that parents’ teach most effectively through modeling and therefore those who model behaviors that are non-gender specific will raise children with less gender biases. Read More
You know less than you think you know about introversion and extroversion. You have been trained to choose one or the other, or more recently, you might have read about ambiverts.
I offer a close look at another group that isn't quite as simple to categorize. Learn about this group and you will gain a leadership edge... Read More
This is the worst of times for people with severe mental illness–many hundreds of thousands rare locked away in prison or languishing homeless on the streets. We are shunning them because of stigma and a misplaced preoccupation with the promise of future neuroscience research. Read More
The prescribing of opioid painkillers parallels the dramatic increase in number of deaths, emergency room visits, and treatment episodes due to non-medical use of controlled substances. Here is what states are doing to limit the abuse of prescription painkillers. Read More
Mindfulness is all the rage now and practiced by many. It is the #1 trend in psychology! Yet only time (and excellent research) will tell if mindfulness is a fad or is the real deal in helping people live better. High quality clinical trials and objective empirical research with a focus on scientific objectivity and an openness to go where the data leads is critical. Read More
Have you ever noticed that what we consider to be normal today is really anything but? Normal usually means sleep-deprived, overfed yet under nourished, overstressed and inactive. Let’s take a quick look at the current lifestyle of the average American adult, then let’s talk about what we can do about it. Read More
When and why have Americans “forgotten” death? For about a century now, we have collectively ignored death and dying in everyday life, a clear break from the past and from most other societies. Read More
An inner, observing self has been widely ridiculed as a model of consciousness, but the diametric view of cognition and the symptoms of both autism and psychosis argue strongly for it—along with some recent discoveries in neuroscience. Read More
I see a lot of couples for premarital therapy, and the honeymoon is always a popular topic of conversation. There’s obviously a lot of sexual expectation that gets placed on the honeymoon, so it’s important to minimize that pressure and focus on enjoying this opportunity to celebrate and connect. Here are 7 ways to ensure you have a hot honeymoon! Read More