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Self-improvement  and Relationship Advice based on neuroscience and research
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Why We Gain Weight When We’re Stressed – And How Not To

Why We Gain Weight When We’re Stressed – And How Not To | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
The psychology and biology of stress-related overeating and weight gain
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Stress is a triple whammy for those of us trying to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. It messes with our mood, hormones, and sleep - making it harder to resist emotional eating.

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10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9C Adjust your thermostat then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.

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Is happiness a choice?  Partially...

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 17, 2013 12:49 AM

 

A really good compilation of practical tips on how to be happy!

John Michel's curator insight, August 17, 2013 3:48 AM

Ok, it's official...I'm going to start sleeping more :-) 

Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, August 29, 2013 5:33 AM

A few helpful hints that can make a h... of a difference. Its a matter of habit. Conscious and consistent behavior change should results in the development of a set of healthy habits that are well worth the initial effort.

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Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Possible Blood Test to Predict Suicide Risk

Researchers Identify Biomarkers for Possible Blood Test to Predict Suicide Risk | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Researchers have found a series of RNA biomarkers in blood that may help identify who is at risk for committing suicide.

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Genes are a part of the story, but life stress/trauma is just as important. People are more likely to become depresssed after rejection/failure/loss/trauma.

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Gina Stepp's curator insight, August 20, 2013 5:23 PM

Are we close to having a blood test to help predict suicide risk? "There are people who will not reveal they are having suicidal thoughts when you ask them, but who die by suicide and there's nothing you can do about it," say the researchers. "We need better ways to identify, intervene and prevent these tragic cases." 

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The Best Quotes on Healthy Living

The Best Quotes on Healthy Living | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Health is a Quality of the Whole Person Living in Balance
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My new post on Psychology Today - inspiration for your health journey.

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Four Steps to Relationship Repair With The H-E-A-L Technique

Four Steps to Relationship Repair With The H-E-A-L Technique | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
New Therapist-Developed Strategies to Rebuild Trust & Love
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A four step technique for building intimacy and healing love relationships, based on knowledge and experience gained  during  my 20-year career as a psychologist.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 25, 2013 1:37 AM

We all need a tol kit in this area, in private life and at work.  Here's a good addition.

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Relationships Can Heal...But Can They Also Make You Sick?

Relationships Can Heal...But Can They Also Make You Sick? | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Are your friends and family hurting your health?
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Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps

Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
How to be the boss of your brain, rather than letting it master you
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New blog post - six easy steps to master your brain's disruptive tendencies.

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Turning Things Around: Growth in the Face of Trauma

Turning Things Around: Growth in the Face of Trauma | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Can Negative Events Make Us Stronger and Healthier?
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http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201303/turning-things-around-growth-in-the-face-trauma

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Could Neuroscience Have Helped Amy Winehouse?

Could Neuroscience Have Helped Amy Winehouse? | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Do roots of the troubled rock star's death lie in brain chemistry?
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The Secret to Longevity - It's About Character, Not Just Calisthenics

The Secret to Longevity - It's About Character, Not Just Calisthenics | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Results from 80 years of research on personality & health
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Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep - Forbes

Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep - Forbes | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Well, it’s that time again—time to start rolling out the New Year’s resolutions. Some of us will vow to eat less, exercise more, live in the moment, be more grateful.
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Are You Poisoning Your Marriage or Intimate Relationships And Don’t Even Know it?

Are You Poisoning Your Marriage or Intimate Relationships And Don’t Even Know it? | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

Detoxify your intimate relationships with these five, simple tips..

[And these tips will work in your work relationships and elsewhere too.]


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Differences seen in 'migraine brain'

Differences seen in 'migraine brain' | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
There are structural differences in parts of the brain between people who have migraines and those who do not, according to a review by researchers in Denmark.
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Interesting. More brain science knowledge.

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Is Your Attachment Style Hurting Your Relationship?

Is Your Attachment Style Hurting Your Relationship? | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

"Our style of attachment affects everything from our partner selection to how well our relationships progress to, sadly, how they end. That is why recognizing your attachment pattern can help you understand your strengths and vulnerabilities in a relationship. An attachment pattern is established in early childhood attachments and continues to function as a working model for relationships in adulthood.

 

Our model of attachment influences how each of us attempts to get our needs met. When we have a secure attachment pattern, we are confident and self-possessed and are able to easily interact with others, meeting both our own and another person's needs. However, when we have an anxious or avoidant attachment pattern, we may pick a partner who fits with this maladaptive pattern, and we will most likely be choosing someone who isn't the ideal choice to make us happy.

 

For example, if we have a working model of anxious/preoccupied attachment, we will feel that in order to get close to someone and have our needs met, we need to be with our partner all the time and get reassurance. To support this perception of reality, we may choose someone who is isolated and hard to connect with. If we have a working model of dismissive/avoidant attachment, we will have a tendency to be distant, because our model is that the way to get our needs met is to act like we don't have any. We may then choose someone who is more possessive or overly demanding of attention.

 

In a sense, we set ourselves up by finding partners that confirm our models. If we grew up with an insecure attachment pattern, we may project or seek to duplicate similar patterns of relating as adults, even when these patterns hurt us and are not in our own self-interest..."

 

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The Yoga Sweat: How Our Glands Process Emotion

The Yoga Sweat: How Our Glands Process Emotion | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it

Did you know that you really can smell fear? I once presented a paper at a conference in front of the very writer I was discussing in my paper. He also happens to be one of my literary idols. I walked out after the talk sure that my armpit stains were of a different quality (and perhaps even color) than anything triggered by the Edmonton summer heat. This sweat was greasier and more aggressive: I stank of sheer, unadulterated terror.  


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David Hain's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:56 AM

Very interesting!

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Core Principles of Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT)

Core Principles of Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT) | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Overcome Negative Thinking & Emotional Barriers to Life Success
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Tips and Tools to Help You Accept What You Can't Change and Commit to Changing What You Can't Accept

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David Hain's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:30 AM

Very timely for me just now, and excellent advice!

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Marin Health Psychologist Blog

Marin Health Psychologist Blog | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
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New article: Are heroes born or made?

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David Hain's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:50 AM
Great quote from @DrMelanieG: "One of the key things about heroism is that it's not the absence of fear, but feeling fear and choosing to act anyway," she said. "Something is more important than fear and survival. It's certain values you have that drive your life and make it meaningful." 
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Why We Can't Just Get Rid of Anxiety & Distress

Why We Can't Just Get Rid of Anxiety & Distress | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Negative emotions are hard-wired into our brains to be managed, not eliminated
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David Hain's curator insight, March 27, 2013 4:14 AM

These phenomena are a resource, if we choose to see them as such...

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Marin Health Psychologist Blog: Exercise Gets Rid of Depression...or Does It?

Marin Health Psychologist Blog: Exercise Gets Rid of Depression...or Does It? | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
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Ten Faces of Love in Quotes and Words

Ten Faces of Love in Quotes and Words | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Quotes and Wisdom to Help You Understand Love and Love Better
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Love is not just a feeling, a thought, a spiritual state, or an action, but a combination of all of these. Using the words of philosophers and writers and some modern science, this article provides a sophisticated, yet understandable perspective on the nature of love. Understanding love better can help us to bring more love into our lives and experience it more mindfully.

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Release the Past So You Don't Get Stuck in Groundhog Day

Release the Past So You Don't Get Stuck in Groundhog Day | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Why We Keep Repeating Old Patterns and How We Can Change
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Groundhog Day is a powerful allegory and morality tale. Phil is Everyman in modern society –so focused on increasing his own status and resources that he misses the present moment and opportunities to build satisfying relationships. Phil, like many of us, is locked in a futile struggle to control and change a life situation that is essentially unchangeable. The only solution is to learn to accept our circumstances, adopt an “attitude of gratitude”, and put our best efforts into improving areas of life that we can control.

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Ten Skills to Manage Fear and Anxiety in an Unsafe World

Ten Skills  to Manage Fear and Anxiety in an Unsafe World | Revitalize Your Mind & Life | Scoop.it
Psychology skills to help you calm down and move back to the positive
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Latest blog post #mindfulness and posotive psychology skills for coping with school shootings and other overwhelming events.

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