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Study suggests that writing can help stop worrying

Worrying and stress are frequently reduced by writing .A recent study carried out by Michigan State University provides the first neural evidence that expressive writing may be beneficial in alleviating stress and stopping worrying. The World Health Organization has called stress, which is closely related to worry, the “health epidemic of the 21st century.” given

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Meditation may help treat anxiety

Meditation and mindfulness meditation in particular  have been trending in popular culture in recent years and have been found to be beneficial in treating anxiety. There is a fair amount of existing research  that suggests  meditation  changes the way  our brain functions  and our brain structure. Research recently discussed through media outlet Forbes looked at a small

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Living with regret?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52211064   Regret, and emotion most people are familiar with and one most of us don’t care for. Regret has been defined as the experience we have when we realize we may have had a better outcome  if we chose differently. Many times having more opportunities  can create a greater opportunity  for regret (Roese, N & Summerville,

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Election Day 2016: Election Stress 2016

It is Election day in America. This election seems different than many others with a lot of election stress being felt. The American Psychological Association (APA) conducted a survey looking at how this election may be resulting in significant election stress for Americans. In particular, 52% of US adults were reporting significant election stress. Interestingly,

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Today is World Alzheimer’s Day

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day! There are few things as unnerving as the thought of losing our minds will we know ourselves to be. Alzheimer’s disease frequently results in this outcome and is insidiously progressive. When we’re aware of what’s happening it’s particularly unnerving and after a certain point it can be very disturbing to

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Powerball lottery… are we Optimistic?

With all of the interest around Powerball lottery the American Psychological Association (APA) has chimed in. A question many of us may find in our mind, should we by Powerball ticket or not? Is it a wise choice, worthwhile investment, evidence of being gullible, a sign of being hopeful, or proof of weakness? Well, in all honesty, there’s

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Childhood Stress May = Impaired Reward System as Adults

Recent findings published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience by Duke University researchers suggest a potential pathway where childhood stress may increase risk for depression or other mental health problems in adulthood. This data is not shocking news nor is it as daunting a finding as it may seem. Our mind bases a lot

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Teacher Burnout: Depression too?

A new study suggests a significant connection between depression and burnout among primary school teachers. Many of the signs of burnout such as, being more cynical, lacking energy, lacking interest, needing to work harder to accomplish less, or changes in sleep or eating, are also seen in the early onset of depression. This study offers

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If you were a caregiver as a child you may have a hard time attending idealy to your kids.

Emerging research by Michigan State University’s Amy K. Nuttall, Ph.D. suggests that mothers who took on burdensome care giving roles as children (parentified children caregivers) and were not allowed to “be kids” tend to be less sensitive to their own children’s needs. “If your childhood was defined by parents expecting you to perform too much care giving

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