Former Army Capt. Charles Gatlin has set a precedent with national implications for all vets. A state licensing board in Montana ruled that a psychologist working for the VA had to practice using state standards, not the VA's. It said the psychologist evaluating Gatlin for TBI was not qualified to do so and it directed the VA to have him reassessed by a neurologist. Read More
A study directly comparing autism and schizophrenia risks in a population of 5 million provides the first large-scale empirical test for the imprinted brain theory’s prediction that such risks co-vary inversely. Read More
Although life's challenges may change the way you view the world, that change doesn't need to be permanent. Bottom line—you are ultimately the one—in fact, the only one—who chooses how you decide to react and respond to the unfairness of life. That includes how long you grieve, how long you brood, how long you stay angry, and how long you choose to be happy. Read More
When Ray Rice’s wife Janay publicly stood by her man, web chatter proclaimed her not a victim but a gold digger. But blows to the head like the one she suffered are typical of the abuse battered women take. Do brain injuries leave women too neurologically fragile to take back their lives? Read More
In May 2014 The Beagle Freedom Project released nine beagles who never knew sunlight, kindness, touch, safety, or love. The depth of their unbounded joy on their first foray onto grass and meeting other beagles cannot be captured in words. Please watch this video and share it with everyone you know. Their forgiveness and resilience should be a model for all of us. Read More
Economists are beginning to question their jobs data. They had been focusing on the percentage of workers looking for work, and that news has gotten slightly better. But now they realize that the work force itself has been shrinking. That’s troubling and strange. It also changes their conclusions. Read More
Throughout the U.S. shiny aluminum and colorful packages line the shelves of many convenience stores. To a normal shopper these cute cartoon looking packages appear to be potpourri, but to a drug seeking teen they are something entirely different; they are packed full of synthetic marijuana. A dangerous substance that can be potentially fatal to the user. Read More
The Golden Rule of “treat other people the way you want to be treated” is the problem not the solution to successful social living. Societies will function effectively over extended time scales when we find ways to treat people according to their own desires rather than the standards of others. Read More
Comedian Robin Williams’s death in August rocketed depression into the headlines, and his suicide became a defining moment when the nation would finally reckon with depression.
But this reckoning never happened.
Sometimes our sense of grief and loss over a failed relationship far outweighs the depth of the relationship. Why does rejection in these new relationships hurt so bad and what can we do to face this pain realistically? Pulling up your bootstraps is only part of the equation; sometimes the real work is in looking at ourselves instead. Read More
Many people scoff at sex addiction citing it as men justifying their amoral sexual behaviors. But what happens when it's a woman struggling with compulsive masturbation and pornography? Is it viewed differently?
How do you work with women who come from shame-based cultures or experiences? Learn more in this case study of an Asian Christian female sex addict. Read More
We feel emotional pain and that often becomes the end of the story. What if it is only the chapter heading? What if we explored the full chapter? I believe we would be immersed in the adventure of discovering the richness and depth of who we are. Read More
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is also known as “ecstasy” because of the ecstatic feelings it produces in those who use it. While many dismiss the drug as a dangerous substance, some scientists claim it may have positive therapeutic uses with little risk of harm when used under proper supervision. Read More