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Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication – Andrea Petersen

“It was something to look forward to,” Ms. Bakker said, while her youngest child, five-month-old Winston, sat on her lap and clutched a fuzzy toy chick. The group is part of Dr. Green and her colleagues’ treatment program for perinatal anxiety at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. It is one of a small but growing number … Continue reading Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication – Andrea Petersen

Get Rid of a Headache In 10 Seconds Then Ponder Why You’re Just Now Learning This Trick – Tehrene Firman

Nothing like a massive headache popping up out of nowhere to ruin an otherwise good day, right? One second you’re just minding your own business, and the next the pounding is so intense that you might as well just forget about trying to get through your to-do list. All hope isn’t lost, though. In fact, one … Continue reading Get Rid of a Headache In 10 Seconds Then Ponder Why You’re Just Now Learning This Trick – Tehrene Firman

Is There a Difference Between Disruptive Behavior Disorders and ADHD – Amanda Morin

You may have heard people use phrases like “out of control” or “wild” to describe kids who have a hard time controlling their emotions and impulsive behavior. If they’re talking about your child, you might wonder if your child has a disruptive behavior disorder or ADHD. You might even think disruptive behavior disorders and ADHD … Continue reading Is There a Difference Between Disruptive Behavior Disorders and ADHD – Amanda Morin

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion – Carolyn Gregoire

Mounting evidence of the impact of contemplative practices like meditation (which we now know can, quite literally, rewire the brain) are finally bringing modern science up to speed with ancient wisdom. Mindfulness and compassion -- the practices of cultivating a focused awareness on the present moment, and extending a loving awareness to others -- are part … Continue reading What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion – Carolyn Gregoire

Can’t Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind – Maanvi Singh

If you've ever played Tetris whether it was at an old-school Gameboy, or just on your iPhone then you know: It's 8-bit enchantment. "Years of my life were lost disappearing into a game of Tetris on my Nintendo system," says Kate Sweeny, a psychologist at the University of California, Riverside. But maybe the hours she … Continue reading Can’t Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind – Maanvi Singh

How Can You Uncover Your Best Self? Start By Judging Other People Really – Todd Rose & Ogi Ogas

Uncovering your micro-motives — that collection of super-specialized things that make your particular heart sing — are key to finding fulfillment and success at work, say social scientists Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas. And there’s a fun way to identify them: observing how you judge others. Social scientists Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas (of the … Continue reading How Can You Uncover Your Best Self? Start By Judging Other People Really – Todd Rose & Ogi Ogas

We Need to Talk More About Mental Health at Work – Morra Aarons-Mele

Alyssa Mastromonaco is no stranger to tough conversations: she served as White House deputy chief of staff for operations under President Obama, was an executive at Vice and A&E, and is Senior Advisor and spokesperson at NARAL Pro-Choice America. So when Mastromonaco switched to a new antidepressant, she decided to tell her boss. “I told … Continue reading We Need to Talk More About Mental Health at Work – Morra Aarons-Mele

Active Listening The Key to Communicating With Others – Give It A Spin

Active listening is a skill that can be acquired and developed through practice. However, it can be difficult to master, because you have to be patient and take time to develop it properly. Active listening refers, as its name suggests, to listening actively and with full awareness. Therefore, active listening is not to hear the … Continue reading Active Listening The Key to Communicating With Others – Give It A Spin

These 15 Behaviors Will Make You Almost Irreplaceable At Your Workplace – Nina Angelovska

Probably at our workplaces we have all heard many times that “no one is irreplaceable”, though it is more likely to hear it more often in big corporations where people are still considered as “positions”. However it is not the technology, the product or the process that makes a company great, it is the people … Continue reading These 15 Behaviors Will Make You Almost Irreplaceable At Your Workplace – Nina Angelovska

Stress Hormone” Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability – Karen Weintraub

The stresses of everyday life may start taking a toll on the brain in relatively early middle age, new research shows. The study of more than 2,000 people, most of them in their 40s, found those with the highest levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol performed worse on tests of memory, organization, visual perception and … Continue reading Stress Hormone” Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability – Karen Weintraub

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