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The Nurturing Powers of Mother Nature

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum on September 04, 2011 in The Power of Slow
No matter what time of year, the Great Outdoors offers relaxing opportunities to learn more about the Earth on which we live.

Promoting Thriving in School-Aged Children: A Checklist

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
Children are designed to grow best from challenging social play outdoors in the rhythms of nature. They build a sense of belonging, competence, autonomy, purpose, as well as trust and understanding of the world. But what can we do when children have to be in school all day?

Moon bears, wasps, and sexy seals: Animals aren't dumb

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Doctors call for the closure of cruel bear farms across Asia, wasps recognize individual faces, and female sea lions appear to be more in control of sex than previously thought. Animals are not dumb. They're sentient, smart, and emotional, and can reason about the effects of their behavior. This is a photo of Jonah, a moon bear on his way to freedom.

She's Just Not That Into You Sexually

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Love Doc
"You're just oversexed." Cindy said.

Adam responded, "I'm not. I'm a healthy all -American male. Yes, I desire you, but you're too busy, too tired, to anything else than to make love with me. Do you really love me?"

"Of course I love you" Cindy said.

With pleading eyes, Adam said, "But you don't seem to want me sexually."

Guns at Your Work: Coming Soon to an Office Near You

By Steve Albrecht DBA on September 04, 2011 in The Act of Violence
More and more states are creating laws that allow employees to bring their guns to work. The goal is to help them have their guns ready to stop a potential active shooter. Companies don't like being told by legislators that they cannot ban guns on their properties. Employees want to be able to protect themselves before the police arrive. Who is right?

Dedicate to Meditate

By Jim Afremow Ph.D., LPC on September 04, 2011 in Trust the Talent
Your mind will continually drift or zone out when you want it to be focused in the moment on today's challenges - this is normal and to be expected. However, when you notice that your mind has wandered, you are actually now back in the present!

Good looks will get you that job, promotion and raise

By Ray Williams on September 03, 2011 in Wired for Success
Despite the sophisticated HR advances in hiring and compensation practices, it appears your appearance, and particularly good looks, still matter.

Does Taking Command of Emotions Make You Heartless and Soulless?

Negative emotions are part of human nature but emotional self-regulation is key to realizing our higher nature.

Why Am I So Afraid of Being Alone?

Aloneness can be a rare and exquisite gift.

Taking Charge: Shopping and Eating Binges

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on September 03, 2011 in Off the Couch
What makes us binge on food and shopping? What can we do to change?

Bible Rewritten (Better!)

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Believers might call it blasphemous, but Jose Saramago's new book, Cain, is intellectually stimulating and funny.

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Poetry

By Jennifer Baker Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in For the Love of Wisdom
Philosophers seek clarification. They are devoted to the tedious exploration and declaration of unstated assumptions. Poets, I have come to learn, are not keen to explain their poems. They even see an interest in interpretation as largely beside the point. We are to succumb to the poem, not the other way round.

The Varieties of Religious Therapy: Introduction

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on September 02, 2011 in In Therapy
Psyche means soul. Many psychotherapists don’t know that. Some build an entire career around it.

Join me for a blog series featuring twelve experts discussing their approach to psychotherapy based in twelve different religious traditions.

The Power of a Name

By Pat Shipman Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Animal Connection
The day I became an anthropologist.

Four Steps To Developing Patience

By Jane Bolton Psy.D., M.F.T., on September 02, 2011 in Your Zesty Self
So, what's the purpose of building patience abilities? In a word, happiness. Better relationships, more success. Well worth the effort, I'd say. But effort, indeed, it takes.

MIT Scientists Declare There Is No Science of Brains!

By Michael L. Anderson Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in After Phrenology
If individual differences trump general principles, then things look dim for neuroscience.

The Intelligent Divorce: An Introduction

By Mark Banschick M.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Intelligent Divorce
What is a good divorce? What is a bad divorce? These questions are important, but not nearly as important as: What is best for my kids?

Parenting: The Right Attitude for Sending Messages to Your Children

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Power of Prime
Being an effective messenger to your children (which means you sending and your children getting your messages) starts with having the right attitude. This attitude involves four essential qualities that will keep you going when the going gets tough.

20 Quotes on Summer

Summer - it's a season, and it's a state of mind. Learn what Camus, Steinbeck, Longfellow, Chekov, and more said about this season of heat.

How to Get the Most Out of College

College students need all the help they can get, especially when they're starting out. Learning to ask for help is hard, but it's a big part of succeeding in college.

Vol-Divorce: That Which Shall Not Be Named

By Rachel Clark on September 02, 2011 in Marry, Divorce, Reconcile
Would the wizarding world set out to conquer the muggle affliction of divorce?