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Writing Without Paper: We're All Liars

Writing Without Paper: We're All Liars | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Lying is a cooperative act.

. . . Its power emerges when someone else

agrees to believe the lie.

~ Pamela Meyer

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Tips for Making Changes and Moving On From a Toxic Relationship | Fitness Republic

Tips for Making Changes and Moving On From a Toxic Relationship | Fitness Republic | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Once you decide to move out of any type of toxic relationship there are some steps that you need to take. These steps will help you stay on a positive path that provides all the opportunities you will need to make the changes you desire.
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Dr. Deb: 5 Tips for Kicking Post-Holiday Blues

Dr. Deb: 5 Tips for Kicking Post-Holiday Blues | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

As the holiday season comes to an end, so, too, does the high octane way you've planned, shopped, traveled, and socialized. The holiday momentum of go, go, go, going screeches to a grinding halt.

 

Problem is, all the neurochemistry you needed to help you get through the holidays - stress hormones called cortisol and adrenaline – are leaving you feeling burned out, irritable, and just plain cranky.

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Sanctuary for the Abused: What PTSD Sufferers Need Others to Know

Sanctuary for the Abused: What PTSD Sufferers Need Others to Know | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

1 – Knowledge is power. Understanding the process of a triggering event, the psychic reaction to trauma, the warning signs and symptoms of PTSD, and available treatment options for PTSD allows you to help recognize, support and guide your PTSD loved one toward diagnosis, treatment and healing. We need you to be clearheaded, pulled together and informed.

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» The Ultimate Gift – Giving the Gift Being Authentically You - Neuroscience and Relationships

» The Ultimate Gift – Giving the Gift Being Authentically You  - Neuroscience and Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Being authentically you is perhaps one of the greatest gifts you can give, not only to those that mean the world to you, but also to the people in your life in general – and especially to yourself.

 

What does it mean to be courageously and authentically you, and why is this a precious gift?

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Early Relationships and Brain Development - Child in Mind - Boston.com

Early Relationships and Brain Development - Child in Mind - Boston.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The research and knowledge about how early relationships shape brain development has been exploding in recent years. Three new studies caught my attention. The more we know about this area, the more we recognize how important it is to support...
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Tiny Wisdom: The Urge to Make Other People Wrong

Tiny Wisdom: The Urge to Make Other People Wrong | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
"You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist." -Friedrich Nietzsche Recently, a blogger I admire wrote a long note on a social media site identifying blogging practices he finds...
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Anger Management | AskTheInternetTherapist.com

Anger Management | AskTheInternetTherapist.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Anger is a natural part of the human condition and a tricky emotion. People who manage anger well have a healthy or normal relationship with their anger.
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Perfectionism Is Just Procrastination With Better Marketing And PR

Perfectionism Is Just Procrastination With Better Marketing And PR | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I made up that line completely randomly one day when I was just letting my thoughts meander. I made it my GoogleTalk (AKA GChat) status and ended up in a conversation with a friend who's a psycholo...
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Drug treatment for personality disorders

There is some evidence that antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the monoamine oxidase inhibitors, have some benefits in the management of borderline personality disorder, and lesser evidence (partly because of limited trial data) for the benefits of antipsychotic drugs and mood stabilisers. There is not sufficient distinction between the different personality disorders to recommend that any one disorder should be treated by any one drug, and successful treatment is dependent on careful management, sensitive to the patient’s expectations.

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Hypnosis Fact And Fiction: Real Hypnosis In Self-help, Medicine And Mental Health - - Mental Health Tips

There are many misconceptions of what hypnosis is. Most of these misconceptions are perpetuated by the popular media. The truth is, hypnosis has been used throughout history and continues to be used today, both legitimately and fraudulently. I decided to write this article to clarify just what hypnosis is exactly and what it is not for inquiring minds and to help those that could truly benefit from the true, legitimate practice of hypnosis.

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Paul Zak: Trust, morality -- and oxytocin | Video on TED.com

TED Talks What drives our desire to behave morally? Neuroeconomist Paul Zak shows why he believes oxytocin (he calls it "the moral molecule") is responsible for trust, empathy and other feelings that help build a stable society.
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Steve Jobs’s Perfectionism and Apple’s Success

Steve Jobs’s Perfectionism and Apple’s Success | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

As seemingly everyone on the planet knows, Steve Jobs’s defining quality was perfectionism. The development of the Macintosh, for instance, took more than three years, because of Jobs’s obsession with detail. He nixed the idea of an internal fan, because he thought it was noisy and clumsy. And he wanted his engineers to redesign the Mac’s motherboard, just because it looked inelegant.

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Healing and Hope: Am I the Abusive One?

Am I the Abusive One?

Living with an angry and controlling partner can become a twisted world where bad is good, down is up, and wrong is right. Many women over the years have said to me, “My partner tells me that I’m the one abusing him. He has said it so many times that I start to wonder if he’s right. How do I know if it’s him or me?”

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Tiny Wisdom: Avoiding the Urge to Numb Pain

Tiny Wisdom: Avoiding the Urge to Numb Pain | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
"Suffering is not caused by pain but by resisting pain." -Unknown The other day I was watching TV when one of those pharmaceutical commercials came on.
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Stop Pumping Them Up! They’re Really Just Not That Special! | Baggage Reclaim

Stop Pumping Them Up! They’re Really Just Not That Special! | Baggage Reclaim | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
At a time of year when many of us find an excuse to act a little (or a lot crackers) by using Christmas/the holidays to reach out or accept contact from exes,...
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Humility Check: Reality is Never Wrong - New Perfectionism - Pavel Somov | mindstream

Say, something happens that you didn’t expect. A classic perfectionistic thought pops into your mind: “This wasn’t supposed to happen!” You didn’t suppose it would happen but it did, didn’t it? Who’s wrong here: reality or your theory about reality?

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finding magic in the mess - my blog - Ordinary Courage

finding magic in the mess - my blog - Ordinary Courage | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

The holidays are a perfectionism minefield. My expectations always need radical reality-checking this time of year and that normally comes in the form of a total meltdown. The good news is that I often have a lot more fun on the backside of my breakdown when I start letting go and leaning into the crazy.

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Perfectionism? : Energy of Mind Therapy

“Perfectionism is not about doing one’s best, or about pursuing excellence…it is the emotional conviction that by being perfect, one can finally be acceptable as a person.” ~ Dr. Tom Greenspon

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» 7 Ways to Let Go - World of Psychology

» 7 Ways to Let Go - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Buddhism asserts that attachment is the primary source of suffering. So then detachment or “non-attachment” would be our ticket out of that pain.
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Compulsive shopping: When spending is like substance abuse - CNN.com

Compulsive shopping: When spending is like substance abuse - CNN.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The purse was by designer Baby Phat, and it was only $5. But when Elizabeth Deiter bought it at the thrift store where she works, she immediately had to run over to the bank and deposit money to avoid running a negative balance.
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Brene Brown: The Power Of Vulnerability

Brene Brown: The Power Of Vulnerability | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Watch research professor Brené Brown discuss the importance of opening up oneself and feeling vulnerable, then read her follow-up post below.

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MHFA - Mental Health and the Silly Season | MHFA – Mental Health First Aid

MHFA - Mental Health and the Silly Season | MHFA – Mental Health First Aid | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Let Christmas be a day where you are kind to yourselves and each other. Try not to place unreasonable demands on yourself or the people you are celebrating with to make the day ‘perfect’.

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You Are Good Enough and You Deserve the Best

You Are Good Enough and You Deserve the Best | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
“What other people think of me is none of my business.” ~Wayne Dyer

 

We sometimes make excuses as to why we don’t deserve the best.

 

We say that our relationship with our partner is good enough and that other people have much worse relationships. We don’t reach for our dreams because doing so would make us feel too selfish.

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How perfectionism stole Christmas

How perfectionism stole Christmas | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The word “perfection” should be changed to “purefiction.”

 

Though it has a positive connotation, to brag “I’m a perfectionist” is really saying “I’m a well-intentioned individual who likes to inflict relentless torturous pain upon myself, in an effort to achieve unrealistic goals.”

 

The word “holidays” also has a positive connotation, but when mixed with the p-word, you don’t get holiday perfection – you get holiday stress. This only leads to disappointment, turning Christmas into a Christmiss and a Christmess.

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