For artists, entrepreneurs, and any other driven creators, exercise is a powerful tool in the quest to help transform the persistent uncertainty, fear, and anxiety that accompanies the quest to create from a source of suffering into something less toxic, then potentially even into fuel.
Researchers at Ted Huston of the University of Texas followed 168 newlywed couples for 14 years. After 14 years, 62 were happily married, 38 were unhappily married, and 46 were divorced. These are the main reasons why these relationships last. Surprisingly, rocky full of drama passionate love, isn't it.
Happy lasting relationships:
1. Began with an average courtship of 25 months
2. Unfolded as any good friendship: Slowly and steadily
3. Involved warmth, empathy, kindness and forgiveness
Depression is increasingly recognized as an illness that strikes repeatedly over the lifespan, creating cycles of relapse and recovery. This research indicates that activating the visual parts of the brain helps formerly depressed folks NOT relapse. Could this be a way that EMDR can help in that we ask for "pictures" in our set-up for a target, and sometimes offer new pictures as an interweave, or as a positive resource. Thanks to Dr. Andrew W. Leeds, one of the prominent EMDR trainers for pushing this article onto my digital desk.
A fascinating account of mind mapping, and a very personal journey. TED Talks Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one.
New York TimesWhen Your Therapist Is Only a Click AwayNew York Times Marlene M. Maheu, a therapist, uses Skype to communicate remotely with patients. She has served on task forces to address issues of online therapy. What do you think about on-line therapy as a client? or as a therapist? This is a long way from the comedy on Showtime called, "Webtherapy" (although, I do enjoy watching it for some laughter therapy!). Let me know what you think!
Feeling a bit blue or sad? Find out about 9 simple little things you can do on a daily basis that will bring you a bit of peace of mind, from quietly sitting in the morning to eating mindfully, walking slowly, reading in silence...
Optimists retain a positive outlook on life despite all evidence to the contrary. With negative information, the most optimistic people had the least activity in the frontal lobes, while the least optimistic had the most.It suggests the brain is picking and choosing which evidence to listen to. So would cooling down the fronal lobes help us cope with downturns in the stock market? Maybe!
These are the "tappers" that some EMDR therapists use to facilitate bilateral somatic stimulation, often an alternative to the eye movements. I love working with artists and Karen Wallace's blog has such wonderful articles and comments, I wanted to "scoop it" for your pleasure and information. Any reflections from you?
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