Of Mind and Body

Of Mind and Body

Who we are and how we think have major implications for our weight, shape, and health.
The Problem With Diets

The Problem With Diets

By Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
How dieting creates food addicts.
The Facebook Effect

The Facebook Effect

By Elizabeth Donovan M.A.
Why girls who log in may be at risk for eating disorders.
Why Our Kids Are So Overweight

Why Our Kids Are So Overweight

By Stanton Peele
The American lifestyle causes childhood obesity.
New Facts About Fat

New Facts About Fat

By Sarah Henrich
Belly fat raises the risk of dementia—and other findings.
Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids

By Steve Sisgold
Changing the way our children interact with their bodies.
Food and our Caveman Brains

Food and our Caveman Brains

By Nando Pelusi Ph.D.
Why it takes so much self-control to eat right.

Thelonious Monk and the Search for Value

By Chris Guillebeau
What is value? It's a specific combination.

How to Use Poetry to Guide Your Focus

By Joseph Cardillo Ph.D.
Using poems to get into or reverse specific mindsets.

What's Eating You?

By Mark Banschick M.D.
A new play about relationships and love.

The Risks of Low-Fat Diets

By Hara Estroff Marano
The lows of a low-fat diet.

Weight Watching

By Jason Williams
Keeping weight off is easier with a little outside help.

The Fat Taboo

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
How we think and talk about fat.

Relationships Can Heal...But Can They Also Make You Sick?

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Research suggests how to look out for yourself, no matter what.

The Surprising Secret to Success—Be Kind to Yourself

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Like the song says, it is the greatest love of all.

Deal With Life's Ups and Downs Without Eating Potato Chips

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Stop emotional eating and take back control of your life.

The 5 Best Ways to Manage Your Weight & Eating

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Learn to joyfully embrace food & make conscious, healthy choices

Miss April?

By Elisabeth Pearson Waugaman Ph.D.
What do the calendar and the seasons tell us about time?

What All Teachers Should Learn from Jazz-band Teachers

By William R. Klemm Ph.D.
Our schools are broken. Here's the fix.

Why Does Using Facebook Feel So Good?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
Research reveals that the social network arouses fundamental human strivings.

Who Are We Medicating?

By Sera Rivers
Subduing NLD, ADHD, and Similar Learning Disabilities

Why Diets Don't Work...And What Does

By Meg Selig
For lifelong weight loss, lose the diet.

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Put Some Mindfulness Into Your Eating

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
5 ways to eat less by thinking more

How NOT to Treat Yourself When Chronic Illness Strikes

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
You can turn self-blame into self-compassion for your suffering.

Stop Fooling Yourself about Weight Loss

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Think smart. Eat sanely. Lose weight.

Hunger Games

By Alexis Conason Psy.D.
A response to "Bridal Hunger Games" in April 15th New York Times.

To Lose the Weight, You Gotta Change How You Relate (to Food)

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Why behavioral skills are the key to long-term weight loss

Fibromyalgia: Self-Awareness Exercises Decrease Pain

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Group sessions helped decrease fibromyalgia pain.

Nora Volkow Explains (Not Really) Why People Don't Become Addicted

By Stanton Peele
Nora Volkow and Time Healthland lead us down the dark path of reductionism

Mind and Body Interact in Surprising and Remarkable Ways

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
A biopsychosocial approach to health and wellness is critical.

Why trying to get pregnant is so stressful

By Jean M Twenge Ph.D.
How to keep the crazy at bay.

It’s not just the donuts (though they certainly don’t help)

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Why not sleeping enough can make you gain weight.

Ladies, Does Your Breast Size Affect Your Self-esteem?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about how your self-image may influence your cup size.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Q: Life Is....? A: Change!

By Martha Peaslee Levine M.D.
Like it or not, life never stays the same.

Sex Objects in a World Turned Upside-Down

By Sam Sommers
What we see (and don't see) when we look at women.

Finding balance in eating and exercise

By Sheila Himmel
Why is it so easy to go overboard and so hard to find the middle ground?

Poor sleep makes you more sensitive to pain

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Chronic pain disturbs sleep, and bad sleep worsens pain.

Mind Control: Coping with Chronic Pain

By Mark Borigini M.D.
I can see for miles.

Matter Over Mind: Inflammation And Depression

By Mark Borigini M.D.
Oh, it’s all in your body.

Why Mindless Eating May be Healthier Than You Think

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A.
Don't make your child a nutritionist.

Natural Options For Insomnia

By Catherine Ulbricht Pharm.D.
How melatonin, music therapy, and tai chi can help.