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Graham Hill: Less Stuff, More Happiness

Graham Hill: Less Stuff, More Happiness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with original blog posts that we think...

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» Abnormal Brain Connections Linked to Autism - Psych Central News

» Abnormal Brain Connections Linked to Autism  - Psych Central News | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Researchers believe they have uncovered evidence of disorganized brain connections among people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
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Child Abuse May Change The Brain, Study Says

Child Abuse May Change The Brain, Study Says | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Victims of child abuse may experience changes in their brains similar to those seen in soldiers, according to a new, small study.
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Childhood disorder prompts study of infection link to mental illness

Childhood disorder prompts study of infection link to mental illness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Brody Kennedy was a typical sixth-grader who loved to hang out with friends in Castaic and play video games.
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How can musical memory survive amnesia?

How can musical memory survive amnesia? | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Neurologists believe they are coming closer to understanding how people with severe amnesia are able to retain the ability to play music.
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Tiny Wisdom: Moving Forward After a Mistake

Tiny Wisdom: Moving Forward After a Mistake | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

"A man's errors are his portals of discovery." -James Joyce.

 

When you were little, did you ever rip up a picture you’d worked really hard on just because you colored a little out of the lines?

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How to Overcome Perfectionism in Children | abc Searchs

How to Overcome Perfectionism in Children | abc Searchs | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
A perfectionist will settle for nothing less than the preset standard. Anything less, is termed as a failure and anything more remains unacknowledged.
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» 6 Variables that Predict Happiness and Life-Satisfaction - Adventures in Positive Psychology

» 6 Variables that Predict Happiness and Life-Satisfaction - Adventures in Positive Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Do you think and feel positively about your life? I know many people who would say they are happy and highly satisfied with their life. Though, I also know many people who are dissatisfied and discontent with their life situation.
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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Too Perfect Tuesdays - Chap 5 The Ruination of Leisure & The Ruination of Relationships

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Too Perfect Tuesdays - Chap 5 The Ruination of Leisure & The Ruination of Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

An obsessive may take up up a project or hobby with a pleasant sense of anticipation. But somehow "I'd like to knit my husband a sweater" becomes "I really ought to work on that sweater" - something that should be done, exactly like an external demand. The person begins to slog through the project, rather than relaxing and enjoying the chance to be creative.

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Stuart Smalley's famous quote

"I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me." (How is procrastination and/or perfectionism beneficial in terms of evolution?
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The 7-Step Guide to Ruining Your Relationship

The 7-Step Guide to Ruining Your Relationship | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Congratulations! You have succeeded in creating a terrible relationship! Now you can miserably and righteously leave your partner and do the whole thing again!
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» Imaging Shows How Meditation Tunes Out Some Brain Areas - Psych Central News

» Imaging Shows How Meditation Tunes Out Some Brain Areas - Psych Central News | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
A new brain imaging study suggests experienced meditators are able to switch off areas of the brain.

 

Experts have tied meditation’s focus on the present moment with increased happiness and other benefits

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Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
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Thinking, Fast and Slow — By Daniel Kahneman — Book Review

Thinking, Fast and Slow — By Daniel Kahneman — Book Review | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
In the conflict between intuitive and rational decision-making, which side wins?
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Mental Illness Is Brain Illness

Mental Illness Is Brain Illness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
You voted, and this December, we are talking nerdy about the science of mental health. In last week's video introduction, I stated that "we now know that the mind does not exist somewhere outside of the brain.
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eno de strandzanger's curator insight, November 2, 2015 5:49 PM

Yes, just as life itself  is an emergent property of nature.

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Be Good to Yourself: It’s Not You, It’s Your Brain

Be Good to Yourself: It’s Not You, It’s Your Brain | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha

 

If you had met me at a party a decade or so ago, I’m sure you would have walked away with the impression I was a bit of a miserable and pessimistic person. I would have happily pointed out to you how much my well-paid job sucked, how stressed I was, and how unfair life was...

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» 9 Ideas for Coping with the Holidays When You Have a Mental Illness - World of Psychology

» 9 Ideas for Coping with the Holidays When You Have a Mental Illness - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Stress can throw anyone off-kilter. But when you have a mental illness, you might be extra vulnerable.
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How Can I Deny Thee, OCPD? Let Me Count The Ways

How Can I Deny Thee, OCPD? Let Me Count The Ways | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

It's hard for any of us to admit that we might be mentally ill. There's a big stigma (perhaps it should be called a Stinkma) about having any kind of mental disorder - except for perhaps the "cool" ones, like bi-polar disorder or anorexia.

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Don't Let “Christmas Perfectionism” Ruin Your Holiday! | Wasatch ...

Don't Let “Christmas Perfectionism” Ruin Your Holiday! | Wasatch ... | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
If you already struggle with perfectionism, the holiday season can be particularly difficult for stress management. For one thing, there are often higher expectations, more on your to do list, and more people to please.
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6 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Neighbors | Real Estate | Mainstreet

6 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Neighbors | Real Estate | Mainstreet | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
While you can try and turn a blind eye to the things driving that you nuts, there are few things you can do to mitigate frustrations born of a nuisance neighbor. The key goal is to not conflate the problem or make a tricky situation any worse.
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In hoarding, the junk is just a symptom

In hoarding, the junk is just a symptom | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Samuels established that hoarding occurs in approximately 5 percent of the population — a far larger number than was previously suspected — and linked compulsive hoarding in some patients to chromosome 14.


As important as Samuels' research is, he's not content to sit in an academic tower. He's working with psychologist Gregory Chasson to develop a treatment for hoarding that is effective and affordable.

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How Important Is Self Worth in Terms of Healing?

How Important Is Self Worth in Terms of Healing? | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

For some, the unworthiness runs deep and has been running a long time. It comes in a voice from the past. It is often the voice of someone who should have been trustworthy- a parent, an uncle, a grandparent. But instead this person told them that they were stupid and not good enough in speech and in action every chance they got. The voice stays with people, long past the end of the abusers’ life, and it is dreadfully hard to get rid of. It defines for them who they are and what their position in the world is: loser, disgusting, subhuman, undeserving.

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» Toxic Couple Relationships – Intensity, Destabilizing Tactics & Preconceived Perceptions (2 of 3) - Neuroscience and Relationships

» Toxic Couple Relationships – Intensity, Destabilizing Tactics & Preconceived Perceptions (2 of 3) - Neuroscience and Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

... Both hold beliefs that question their own or partner’s worth and capabilities. For example:

 

Both may feel the other is controlling them in some way.

 

Both may view themselves as always ‘giving in’ to let other have their way.

 

Both may view themselves as either mistreated or unappreciated by their partner, with little or no hope that the other can or will change.

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Licia Freeman's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:29 AM

Make your brain work for you, not against you

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Top Tips for Avoiding Thanksgiving Meltdowns

Top Tips for Avoiding Thanksgiving Meltdowns | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
As we land on Thanksgiving, that roller derby of holidays, on which so many extended families and misfit friends gather for marathon dining (and flare-ups of fury), what better hostess gift than to share my Top Tips for Avoiding Thanksgiving...

 

I know it feels as if you could fly to China (and back) faster than it takes to get through some Thanksgiving dinners -- particularly if you're seated next to your nosey Aunt Sophie or your cousin's abrasive fiancé (courtesy of Match.com). But it's just one meal. Really!

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