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The Orlando Massacre: Why We Hate

Many of us struggle to comprehend how one can murder another human being.  In Psychology Today, Dr. Steven Hayes explains how this can occur based on scientific research. Here is a link to the article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/get-out-your-mind/201606/the-orlando-massacre-why-we-hate

Does Happiness Really Come From Within

We often hear that happiness comes from within.  However, Dr. Bella DePaulo posits this does not always hold true.   In her Psychology Today article, she argues that many external factors such as discrimination and inequity affect one’s happiness. Here is a link to the article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/living-single/201605/does-happiness-really-come-within

Mystery Of Memory

The scientific community is always making strides towards better understanding how our brains work.  Dr. Tali Shenfield writes about how memory works in her blog article on examinedexistence.com The Mystery of Memory

How Business Leaders Can Help Foster Mental Health In The Workplace

Businesses that are more in tune with the mental wellness of their employees are so far ahead of the curve.  Jenny Che writes about businesses that are trying to raise awareness of mental illnesses, increase access to mental health services, and to de-stigmatize attitudes around mental illness. Here is a link to the article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/workplace-stress-mental-health_us_56c4e753e4b0b40245c8e017?utm_hp_ref=mental-health

How One Gene Contributes To Two Diseases

Advances in research has scientists better understand the etiology of certain diseases.  In a recent study at MIT, scientists discovered the Shank3 gene is implicated in Autism and Schizophrenia. Here is a link to the article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151210125208.htm  

A DBT Skill To Feel Motivated And Confident

We all get stuck and feel unmotivated at various points.  In HealthyPlace.com, Emily Roberts writes about how to conquer lack of motivation by using DBT skills. Here is a link to the article: http://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/buildingselfesteem/2015/11/feel-motivated-and-confident-with-this-dbt-skill/

How Parental Anxiety Impacts Our Kids

In today’s day and age, we are constantly reminded by media that life is full of uncertainty.  With more gun shootings, school lock-downs, and threats of terrorism, it’s difficult to not worry about our children, families, and safety.  However, it is important to keep things in check so we do not project our anxieties onto our

No, Suicides Don’t Rise During The Holidays

According to the CDC, 40,000+ individuals die from suicide each year in the United States.  It is a major epidemic and requires attention from every community so there are efforts at education, resources, outreach, and prevention.  As with anything else, there are discrepancies in the media about suicide and it is often suggested that suicides

Stuck With Stress: When Overwhelm Becomes Obsessive

Stress is a part of our lives and can be difficult to manage over a short or longer period of time.  Once we feel we are on top of things, more things pile up and result in us being out of balance and overwhelmed.  In Goodtherapy.org, Angela Avery, MA gives tips for navigating through stress