Hélène Samuels

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Balancing Act: A Conversation with Jack Kornfield

Balancing Act: A Conversation with Jack Kornfield<p><i>Jack Kornfield, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and one of the most well-known teachers of</i> …

Meditation

Would You Do This to Reduce Your Stress? Researchers Say It Really Works | Inc.com

It appears that talking to one's self has gotten a bad rap. While once perhaps viewed as crazy, people who talk to themselves do a better job at quickly bringing down their stress levels. The trick is to hold your conversations in the third person.<p>Legendary psychologist, Ethan Kross, researches …

Psychology

Explainer: what is behavioural activation for depression?

A recent study from the United Kingdom found a simple form of therapy called behavioural activation (BA) is as effective in treating depression as …

A stitch in time saves stress down the line

With his bald head and tattooed triceps, Jamie Chalmers is an unlikely advocate for the delicate art of cross-stitch, but the 42-year-old is a self-styled kingpin of contemporary embroidery.<p>Mr X Stitch – as he is known to his many social media followers and those who attend his workshops in …

Cross-stitch

4 Actions to Immediately Increase Your Confidence

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each of us wants change in our lives. We want to become a highly acclaimed speaker, a best-selling author. We want to move up the ladder at work, or build a business empire. We want to introduce ourselves to an important person or ask for …

What Happens To Your Body When You're Stressed

When your car dies or a deadline looms, it triggers a chain reaction<p>Life is full of stressful situations. Whether you’ve stepped in front of a speeding bicycle or are bombing a job interview, here’s the chain reaction that’s triggered.<p><b>1. Alarm Signal</b><p>When you hear, see, or otherwise perceive a …

Here’s Your Brain’s New User Manual For Uncertain Times

When we don’t know what’s going to happen, we tell ourselves stories about what might happen. And they often make us feel worse, not better.<p>Even if you’ve kept only one eye on the headlines lately and the other tightly clenched, you’re probably aware that these are, shall we say, some pretty …

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

Ego Evolution: Donald Trump vs Bernie Sanders

The foundation of the ego is the unconscious sense-based assumption that "I" am separate from everything and everybody else in the world. Our senses give us the common-sense "truth" of this condition every second of our lives. And yet quantum physics shows that we live in a world without boundaries …

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

Self-improvement

No Known Expiration Date

“Hell, no,” Richard Isaacson bellows when asked whether some form of cognitive decline is inevitable with age, especially for those genetically …

Fight-or-flight response may be calmed by yoga and pilates, say scientists

Yogaand pilates may be so effective at beating stress because the movements calm a part of the brain linked to the fight-or-flight response, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh discovered a circuit which links the brain directly to the ‘adrenal mudulla’ – the inner part …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

8 Secrets to Eating Like a French Person

Ah, to be an eater in France: the cheese, the baguettes, the wine, the <i>petit fours</i>. Our chicken nuggets pale in comparison.<p>So does our health. While …

How to make Homemade Nutella

About This Dish<p>How much Nutella is too much to consume? However you might love to eat the confection, it doesn't love you back. According to the …

Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being

A client sits before me, seeking help untangling his relationship problems. As a psychotherapist, I strive to be warm, nonjudgmental and encouraging. …

Psychology

Food Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

In my last post, Mental Health: Where Nutrition Meets Psychiatry, I point out the increasing evidence that nutrition plays a fundamental role in our mental health. Treatment that combines nutrition with psychiatry is a critical component of the effort to bring awareness and enhance treatment of …

Is Your Mind Wandering?

<b>Is your mind wandering?</b><p><b>The Practice: Pay attention.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is …

5 Things Women Want Men to Know

I have always been one of those women with a lot of guy friends; I enjoy the male viewpoint and YES, men can be "easier" than women (more on this in a minute*). I pride myself on my ability to be a good sounding board for ALL of my friends; this means that I have counselled relationships, …

Why ' Work-Life Balance' Talk Might Make Us More Stressed Out

Do you snicker when you hear the term "<i>work-life balance</i>?" As if. That elusive Zen zone can provoke anxiety, especially to those of us whose perfectionism tells us if we try harder, we'll find it. After 55 minutes of trying to force myself to relax in last week's yoga class, I finally found almost …

12 Tips To Fight Inflammation | Poliquin Article

Reduce inflammation in the body and be healthier and leaner—guaranteed! Inflammation is connected to obesity, fat gain, accelerated aging, …

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

The Power of the Limbic Brain

In the course of reading about the brain, I realized that the role the limbic system plays in our daily lives (and has played in mine) is often underestimated.<p>The limbic system is the collective name for a complex of fibers and gray matter (neurons/cells) that relay and interpret emotional …

Why Hire a Life Coach?

It doesn't really matter what inflection I have tried, saying "I am a Life Coach." sounds incredibly cheesy. Luckily I deeply love my work and coaching transforms lives.<p>So I continue to use the corny job title because us coaches haven't come up with anything even remotely better. "Lifestyle …

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions.<p>In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when …

Psychology

A social psychologist reveals why so many marriages are falling apart and how to fix it

Research has revealed, for example, that people in a healthy marriage are some of the happiest couples in history.<p>Whereas those who are struggling in their marriage are more unhappy today than in the past.<p>When social psychologist Eli Finkel sought to understand why marriage is more extreme at both …

Divorce

A Simpler Way to Set Difficult Boundaries

Many years ago whilst working as a prison psychologist my boss would leave his dirty coffee cup on my table and would ask me to wash it up. I always felt it was not fair or professional but stayed silent. It took me several months and a lot of supervisory sessions to pluck up the courage to place a …

Your Cells Are Listening: How Talking To Your Body Can Help You Heal

By Therese Wade, MSc, Wake Up World where this was originally featured.<p>“Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.” These …

A life coach’s top ten tips to achieve anything | Wellbeing

<b>Want to lose weight, start a new career, or finally meet your goals? We asked life coach Jo Davison how anyone can achieve what they want…</b><p>1. Start at …

What the Teachers Say About Emptiness: Removing 'Lazy Nihilism' from Shunyata — or 'How Deep the Rabbit Hole goes' and 'How Big is the Moon?'

What do big moons, lazy nihilists and rabbit holes have to do with Shunyata? Yesterday I read a feature on Space.com which became the inspiration of …