Caroline Hamilton

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Liverpool Transfer News: Latest on Luciano Vietto and Danny Ings Rumours

Liverpool have activated the £14.2 million buyout clause of Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto, according to Spanish publication <i>AS</i> (h/t Will Giles of the <i>Metro</i>).<p>Giles' report also suggests Atletico Madrid and Arsenal are interested in the Argentine striker, with his "preferred destination" being the …

You're 90 Seconds Away From A Calmer Mind

Raise your hand if you wish you were somewhere tropical right about now.<p>If we're all being honest, a relaxing escape sounds pretty appealing -- especially when we're battling chaotic calendars like so many of us do on a daily basis. It's no surprise we feel this way, either. We're naturally wired …

Meditation

An Update on Advance Health Care Directives

When Dominic, a warm and sociable gentleman in his late 80s, entered a nursing home with a terminal illness, he had a firm desire that no extraordinary medical measures be performed on him at the end of his life. Dominic also had something else important: A signed and witnessed advance health care …

Health Care

Why Routine Blood Tests Often Fail to Detect Low Thyroid Function (And What We Can Do About It)

All too often the routine blood tests <i>fail</i> to detect a significant percentage of low thyroid cases. Frequently sick patients are told their labs are normal, with values falling within reference ranges, yet they are suffering. Symptoms can be debilitating and may include depression, anxiety, …

How to Change Your Mood With a Breath

The complete yogic breath is a practice that allows us to take in seven times the amount of oxygen as with a normal breath. It can help us to transition from activity to a more restful state, and in turn it also allows us to transform a shallow unproductive breath to a deeper more productive …

Yoga

Is Bipolar Disorder Really the Cause of Your Mood Swings?

I believe the public has a major misconception regarding which symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder and which are not. It is evident when patients present for an initial psychiatric evaluation because they (or their family and friends) are worried that they are "bipolar." However, in many …

Gut Feelings: Diet, Depression and Bacteria

In another setback for the notion that depression is all in your head, recent research suggests it may be a gut reaction. Literally.<p>Brain has always bested bowel in the body battles for executive organ status. However, the gastrointestinal tract is moving up in the world and recently was labeled …

Ask the Expert: My five-year-old daughter won’t sleep in her own bed

Let John Sharry help. Send your parenting queries to health@irishtimes.com<p>Mon, Feb 16, 2015, 17:00<p>Q <b>Since Christmas, I have had a</b> <b>problem getting my</b> …

Parenting

A Different Love

Love. It is alive in every word given. In every touch shared. In every breath taken.<p>Love. It is timeless.<p>Love. It isn't easy.<p>Love. It is the core of who we are, and its reflection can be seen in the beauty, heartache, and in the hopes that fill our lives.<p>Love. It is the greatest thing any of us …

Love

The Uplifting Message You Need To Hear If You're Feeling Down

As human beings, our brains tend to default to the negative, and we're notoriously self-critical -- especially when something goes wrong. We think we're not good enough, not smart enough or not strong enough to achieve contentment.<p>But here's the truth: You are none of these things.<p>In the inspiring …

6 Well-Being Boosters to Kick Winter Blues by an Alaskan Psychologist

I work as a psychologist in a small Alaskan town where winters are long and many people, including myself, experience the winter blues. With my clients and in my own life, I use and recommend the following six strategies for increasing well-being year-round.<p>1. <i>Attitude of Gratitude</i><p>About four years …

THE MIRACLE PRAYER

Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In Thy Name, I forgive all others for …

Prayer

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Learn the Basics of Braising and Transform Meat to a Dinner-Worthy Feast

Once you learn the basics of braising, you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender masterpiece.<p>Chilly weather is made for braising. Cooking tougher cuts of meat in a braise transforms them into tender, fall-off-the-bone dinner masterpieces that satisfy our desire to hunker down …

Cooking

Apple Slab Pie Recipe

Home > Recipes by Season > Fall > Apple Slab Pie<p>October 21, 2014 // 45 <i>Comments »</i><p>My grandma was much more of a “cooking grandma” than a “baking …

How to Break Down a Chicken ( + How to Make Chicken Stock)

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Breaking down a chicken isn't as hard as it seems -- Cara is here</i> …

Cooking

Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter's Struggle With Borderline Personality Disorder

<i>Remnants of a Life on Paper: A Mother and Daughter's Struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder</i><p><b>By Bea Tusiani, Pamela Ann Tusiani & Paula Tusiani-Eng</b><p><b>A Book Review by Dr. Lloyd Sederer</b><p>If you are looking for reasons to believe in God, they abound in this book.<p>If you are looking for reasons not to …

One Thing We're Missing When We Talk About Suicide

My life wasn't magically easier after I was released from the psychiatric ward for a suicide attempt. The intervention was done. I wasn't actively trying to harm myself, but I was far from safe. During the four years after my discharge, I went through the extremes of bipolar disorder, anger control …

Mental Health

My AA Sponsee Died of an Overdose

Six months ago, my sister called to tell me that Kelly had died.<p>My sister calls about three times a year. We've never been close. I figured she needed a place to crash her drunk ass after missing her train back to campus, again. I only answered because it was late and a tiny part of me was nervous …

How Mindfulness Turned Negativity Around

I was lucky enough to lead a life without physical, substance, or mental abuse. I earned graduate degrees and was well employed. There should be no big problem to discuss, right? Wrong!<p>An educator in a lovely marriage with, combined, five children who have produced seven grandchildren thus far, I'm …

Mindfulness

How Depression Inspired This Woman's Career Choice

We all discover our passions in various ways. For Dr. Deborah Serani, experiencing and living through depression inspired her to choose a career as a therapist.<p>Serani joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd to discuss how her mental illness has contributed to and influenced her career as a …

Mental Health

When Anxiety Has You (Literally) Pulling Your Hair Out

<i>By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl</i><p>It’s an ancient human habit, and yet it’s one psychiatrists are still struggling to understand: compulsive hair-pulling. The behavior can be caused by anxiety or stress, boredom, or seemingly nothing at all, explained psychiatrist Ali M. Mattu, who spoke about the …

It's About Time We Recognize the True Face of Suicide in America

Throughout my life, my exposure to suicide and all of the inconsolable loss it causes has stemmed mainly from the media that reports the tragic news. In this respect, I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I am removed, kept at a distance. I feel an empathetic sense of sorrow for the countless …

My Lifelong Journey With Depression

My earliest memory of feeling hopelessly sad was when I was about 9 or 10 years old. I had severe asthma and had been in the pediatric intensive care unit with pneumonia. For weeks afterward, I was on a lot of medication. That is when I first remember feeling out of step with the world. For me, …

Stoner-Turned-Doctor Sees Dark Side of Pot

"Sam," by his own admission, is a marijuana addict. In the two years since he started smoking pot, he "graduated" to opioids, which is the reason he landed in treatment. He was willing to stop using the pills, accepting the program as a means of breaking the ties of his debilitating opiate …

Robin's Pain: The Mystery of Suicide — and How to Prevent It

The great paradox of the human brain is that it can’t feel pain. The organ that is the seat of all joy and worry and love and sorrow and whimsy and …

A Common Cholesterol Drug's Safety Is In Question

Two new studies suggest significant dangers from the common cholesterol drug niacin, and some doctors say the risks are not worth it.<p>One of the …