Hey man, don’t stress me out! We’ve all experienced stress from threats (physical, social, and financial), fears, and uncertainty, Stress isn't just in your mind—it's in your brain. Stress changes your brain structure—and not in a good way. Click here to find out how to change it back!
75% of men and 41% of women have viewed and/or downloaded pornography in their lifetime. In the United States more than 60 million people are dealing with issues involving excessive porn use. But is all porn bad for you? Is there also a case for porn improving your psychological well being?
Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author with Dr. Oz on the best-selling YOU series, has just published a new book, “This is Your Do-Over.” The book provides 7 secrets to better physical health. Fortunately, these same secrets are the pathway to positive mental health, happiness, and well-being.
Memory isn't just about dwelling in the past. Prospective memory is intimately involved in planning and goal-setting for the future. Remembering to remember is tough. Lists, post it notes, strings around fingers, knotted handkerchiefs? How do you remember to remember?
Some refuse to use the term "Islamic Extremists" to describe the terrorist group, ISIS, calling them "Violent Extremists." By attributing cause and accountability, we are better able to define who they are, delineate their mission and goals, and derive solutions to stop them. Naming them DOES NOT blame, or indict non-violent Muslims - not guilt by religious association.
Thank God for holidays. They provide entertainment, enjoyment, and enlightenment. Their importance is best described by comedian Henny Youngman, “I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up—they have no holidays.” We love the holidays and we blame the holidays. Here are the top ten reasons that we blame the holidays for our misfortunes.
I remember with fondness Robin Williams. He made me laugh and he made me cry.
As the unorthodox professor in The Dead Poet's Society, Keating (played by Robin Williams) reminds the students of the elite Welton Academy that our time on this earth is precious and short, invoking the spirit of Walt Whitman's, "What will your verse be?"
Twelve-year-old girls charged with first-degree attempted homicide. Unbelievable! Are they responsible for their actions or do we need to look for other causes? Should we blame the victim? The weapon? The parents? Religion? Politics? The media? The girls attributed their behavior to the fictional character Slender Man. Perhaps we should also blame him...
Do you spend your time trying to improve on qualities and abilities that you don't value; working on your "weaknesses"? Make the most of your time and get the most Bang for your Buck. Discover your top character strengths and abilities; using them in unique ways will increase happiness. Old = "What's wrong with you?", New = "What's Right with You?"
The law of attraction is a quasi-scientific theory based on metaphysical pseudoscience and pop psychology which states "Like Always Attracts Like." I propose a Principle of Attraction wherein "Like Tends to Attract Like," founded on positive psychology principles and evidence-based mind-brain sciences.
Bouncing back isn't just advantageous for a slinky and basketball. Resilient people cope well, recover quickly, and may actually benefit from stressful challenges. While there is a genetic component, resilience can be learned and nurtured...we can all learn the art of bouncing back.
John F. Kennedy eloquently stated, “Let us not seek the Republican answer, or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.“ Alas, I wish it were so. Instead, Washington DC is the host of Blame Fest, 2013. Closed for Business - Open for Blaming!
Using evidence-based methods, Dr. Farber focuses on how to convert negatives into positives, beginning with moving beyond blame to accountability. His recipes for Making Lemonade are a path to empowerment and living a fulfilling life.