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Your Brain on Sleep

Your Brain on Sleep | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
There's still a great deal of information about the effects of sleep on the brain that we don't yet understand, so any research that sheds light on this subject is exciting and potentially important.
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50Plus : Lifestyle : 8 positive things you can do in 30 seconds

50Plus : Lifestyle : 8 positive things you can do in 30 seconds | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Clear a scant 30 seconds from your busy day to do something positive for yourself!

People tell me, “I don’t have the time to …

“… go to the store and pick up fruits and vegetables.

“… exercise.”

“… sit and breathe.”

“… to be positive.”

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Tiny Wisdom: Life May Never Be Simple | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

Tiny Wisdom: Life May Never Be Simple | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The question isn’t whether life will ever be simple; it’s whether we’ll recognize all the opportunities within the complexities and find the strength to seize them. What problem will you embrace today?
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Hugs Help Kids' Brains : Discovery News

Hugs Help Kids' Brains : Discovery News | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Kids with the most nurturing parents end up with a hippocampus 10 percent larger than the other children.
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Exhibition of broken hearts opens

Exhibition of broken hearts opens | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
An international touring exhibition which features keepsakes from failed love affairs comes to Lincolnshire.
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The Vicious Triangle of Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Depression | Psychology Today

The Vicious Triangle of Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Depression | Psychology Today | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I Feel Bad About My Blog. By Victoria Maxwell...

 

I've been procrastinating writing a blog post because I want it to be perfect. The perfectionism fuels more procrastination which fuels more anxiety which fuels perfectionism which fuels the procrastination which...etc etc. You get the picture.

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How much love do you need? Knowing your 'attachment type' could be the key to making relationships last

How much love do you need? Knowing your 'attachment type' could be the key to making relationships last | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
By identifying whether you are an ‘avoider’, ‘anxious’ or ‘secure’, you can find your perfect match and transform your relationships.
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How Our Brains Navigate the City

How Our Brains Navigate the City | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
By using a mental map oriented to the north, says a group of psychologists...
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10 Ways We Hurt Our Romantic Relationships

10 Ways We Hurt Our Romantic Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

It's not easy to have a great relationship with your boy/girlfriend, partner, or spouse.  But it’s not impossible, either — it takes some work, of course, but it’s good work, work that’s a joy when everything comes together.

 

A lot of times, though, the work isn’t enough. We get in our own way with ideas and attitudes about relationships that are not only wrong, but often work to undermine our relationships no matter how hard we work at it.

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Revisions to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Have People Crying Overmedication -- But Don't Freak Out Just Yet

Revisions to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Have People Crying Overmedication -- But Don't Freak Out Just Yet | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
For what might strike a lot of people as inside baseball, the debate over the upcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is garnering a lot of media attention.
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Womanatics: How to Deal With Failed Relationships?

Womanatics: How to Deal With Failed Relationships? | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Nothing can be more devastating than a relationship that does not materialize and that took years of your time, energy and emotions. You devoted yourself completely to it but it still failed. Now what?

 

Many people are resilient in nature and move on. But few accept it as a failure of their own and sulk. This gets even harder to come to terms with when your partner leaves you for some silly reason or for someone else. But it is done and you can not undo it. Now what?

 

Learn from it.

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Setting Boundaries

Setting Boundaries and limitations to avoid being drained, resentful, and angry, and to enjoy healthier, mutually equal relationships.
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My Mother In Law is Still Sitting Between Us...: Merry Hoarding Holidays! (Lengthy and worth it)

My Mother In Law is Still Sitting Between Us...: Merry Hoarding Holidays! (Lengthy and worth it) | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

So my parents came to our home this year for Xmas. They seem to come every other year. My mother is my HP [hoarding parent] and my father is the poor soul that has to put up with her crap.

 

My brother and I actually penned a letter to our father a couple of months ago about our concerns regarding HP. I shared that letter and his response with all of you. [On the COH board.] Both through subsequent emails and on the phone, my father assured me that she was "getting better" and that he was hopeful that they would be able to get the house cleaned by Spring, etc.

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Guy's comment, January 9, 2012 7:26 AM
Its like a sketch from a comedy film, but the reality is that it isn't funny. I feel for the poor father and the daughter.
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» Understanding Invalidation - The Emotionally Sensitive Person

» Understanding Invalidation - The Emotionally Sensitive Person | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Most people would deny that they invalidate the internal experience of others. Very few would purposefully invalidate someone else. But well-intentioned people may be uncomfortable with intense emotions or believe that they are helping when they are actually invalidating.

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» Why Ruminating is Unhealthy and How to Stop - World of Psychology

» Why Ruminating is Unhealthy and How to Stop - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Ruminating is like a record that’s stuck and keeps repeating the same lyrics. It’s replaying an argument with a friend in your mind.
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» Top 10 Psychology and Mental Health Topics of 2011 - World of Psychology

» Top 10 Psychology and Mental Health Topics of 2011 - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Ah, another year draws to a close, and we here at Psych Central are making our lists and checking them twice. No, wait, that was last week.
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Relationship Stages, Abusive Women and the WTF Moment, Part One | Shrink4Men

Relationship Stages, Abusive Women and the WTF Moment, Part One | Shrink4Men | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The first article in this series discusses the early stages of an abusive relationship and the WTF moment. The WTF moment is when the non-abusive partner first realizes there is something wrong with the abusive partner.
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Guy's comment, February 9, 2012 8:10 AM
This is a great article for the newbies. I am still in the power struggle phase.I don't exert power just tell her what I am prepared to do and not do. The difference is she is still struggling to regain power. There is some sort of ridiculous middle ground that can be reached. But reading the comments OCPD can't be fixed like people think it can. Been there done that got the t shirt. Its like living with a handicapped person who doesnt realise it.

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Perfectionism: How It Could Be Damaging Your Career

Perfectionism: How It Could Be Damaging Your Career | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I work with successful professionals who've achieved great things, but more often than not, these high achievers demonstrate one key trait that wreaks havoc on their lives and work: perfectionism.
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The Trouble With Feeling Owed After a Relationship ‘Investment’ Goes Sour | Baggage Reclaim

The Trouble With Feeling Owed After a Relationship ‘Investment’ Goes Sour | Baggage Reclaim | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I've heard from more than a few readers recently who are feeling resentful after being in a relationship where they feel that they gave and gave and gave and...
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Blog | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

Blog | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

...To be perfectly clear, I’ve always been an emotional person. You know—touchy feely, crying when Old Yeller died, etc.

 

But being emotional and emotionally connected to self are two completely different things.

 

Being emotional meant I took everything personally. This made intense relationships with the opposite sex agonizing. Every little argument meant she didn’t love me and was walking out the door...

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Remembered Wellness - The Placebo Effect tested

Remembered Wellness - The Placebo Effect tested | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Remembered Wellness - The Placebo Effect tested...

 

As explained by Ronda Bresnick Hauss in a recent article in the Hill Rag, advanced technology such as PET scans and MRIs allow researchers to examine the brain. While using the mind to heal the body was often discredited or disregarded in the past, these new approaches indicate that the placebo effect does cause actual changes in brain chemistry which in turn leads to changes in the body.

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Shelf-Preservation: Researchers Tap Century-Old Brain Tissue for Clues to Mental Illness: Scientific American

Shelf-Preservation: Researchers Tap Century-Old Brain Tissue for Clues to Mental Illness: Scientific American | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Extracting DNA from a museum collection of jellied autopsied brains dating back to the 1890s may give researchers a new take on the study mental disorders...
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What Dogs Teach Us about Peace, Joy, and Living in the Now

What Dogs Teach Us about Peace, Joy, and Living in the Now | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Cathy Taughinbaugh "Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are." ~Marianne Williamson Are you a dog lover? I know I am.
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CRAZY LOVE: Unavailable People in Relationships

CRAZY LOVE:  Unavailable People in Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

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If you want to be in a relationship, you need to be with someone who is capable of showing up and participating in that relationship. So many of us want to be in relationships so badly that we overlook someones capacity to have one.

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