Carol Carkin Simoneau

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You Can Heal Yourself With Your Mind (For Real)

From multiple sclerosis to chronic pain to HIV, science is increasingly showing us that what’s in a patient’s head affects how the body heals.<p>I met …

What if Schools Taught Kindness?

Walking to class one day, one of us (Laura) saw a young student crying and waiting for his mother to arrive—he had split his chin while playing. When …

Mindfulness

Tools for growing up: the case for improving children's mental health

By the time Natasha was 14, her fear of becoming caught up in a terrorist attack had become so severe that she was reluctant to leave her home in central London.<p>Her GP referred her to City and Hackney Camhs (Child and adolescent mental health services), who were in touch with Natasha’s father, …

Mental Health

Emotional Intelligence -- IQ vs. EQ

There's a world of difference between book smarts and street sharps -- between braininess and savvy. The first has its place, but the second is more useful.<p>Being smart is the ability to logically think things out. Being sharp is the ability to tune into the world, to read situations, and to survive.<p>…

Seven Strategies To Make Your Resolutions Stick

There’s a lot of cynicism about New Year’s Resolutions for good reason. Most people don’t keep them. But, as much as you may not like to hear this, research has found that people who make clear resolutions are ten times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t. The math makes a …

The Surprising Secret To Willpower

If you’d like to lose 15 pounds this year, or to begin waking up 30 minutes earlier to tackle your day, here’s a simple secret for achieving your goal: Never negotiate with yourself. You’ll lose.<p>A more nuanced way to put it would be this: Don’t ever let your rational brain give veto power to your …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement

Crochet Simple Texture Afghan + Tutorial

Try this Crochet Afghan<p>If those pesky train like lines in afghans drive you crazy, the Simple Texture Afghan may be the afghan of your dreams. I …

The U.S. Surgeon General Wants To Bring You Health Via Happiness

Happiness can change health in ways we never even imagined.<p>The U.S. Surgeon General is on a mission to bring you happiness, peace and love.<p>His serious public health agenda for the U.S. includes addressing the state of substance addiction and ending stigma for mental health. In the past, he has also …

Happiness as a Contract

March 12, 2013<p>Make Happiness a Conscious Decision<p><b>By Baba Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari</b><p>Most of us believe that it is external circumstances that decide …