Karri Siebert

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Cologne celebrates Europe's biggest LGBT parade

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered again in Cologne this year, calling for equal rights and tolerance. Germany's recent "marriage for all" …

The Perfect Morning Ritual, According to Science

Even if you're not a morning person.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point …

Science Says Displaying More of This Trait Improves Your Social Life | Inc.com

For 23 years, I have seen the best and worst of workplace behaviors. One of the worst is typified by people (especially leaders) with the knee-jerk reaction of "vengeance is mine!" when they feel wronged or unjustly attacked.<p>While some forms of anger are certainly healthy and needed, the types that …

Psychology

There's Now a Brain Scan to Tell if You're Depressed – And What Treatment Is Needed

Finally.<p>We currently diagnose depression based on what individuals tell us about their feelings – or those of their loved ones. People with …

From Decapitation to Consciousness: How One Nerve Connects Body, Brain, And Mind

What we learned from gruesome decapitation experiments.<p>The relationship between mind, brain, and body has kept philosophers and scientists busy for …

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

“When our senses become muffled, we no longer feel fully alive… If you have a comfortable connection with your inner sensations … you will feel in charge of your body, your feelings, and your self.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 …

Psychology

New Mindboggling Research Proves That Our Hearts Create Their Own Memories!

<b>New exciting research looking into a couple of mysterious heart transplant cases proved something mindboggling: our hearts create their own memories</b> …

McDonald's

What your emojis say about you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you like it or not, cartoon faces, stomping flamenco dancers and applauding hands have now entered your social life, albeit digitally.<p>While they once may have been novel or cute, the sea of emojis now available to you across digital platforms are the perfect punctuation to express …

Language

This Is Your Brain On (Secondhand) Fear: Witnessing Panic In Others Leads To Traumatic Stress, Changes Prefrontal Cortex

Many of us vividly remember where we were the day of the September 11 attacks. The nation experienced collective trauma, including those at or near …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

For Social-Anxiety Disorder, Talk Therapy Is More Effective Than Pills

If you give a man a fish, he can eat for a day; if you teach a man to fish, he’ll be richer forever. Similarly, if you give someone a pill for their …

Depression

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When Your Partner Has Anxiety: A Meltdown Guide

<b>TW: I swear a lot in this article.</b><p>What do you do when your partner is having a panic attack or a depressive episode?<p>It can be really scary and super …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Experience Happiness

<i>This article was previously published on Prevent Disease.com and written by Dr. Marianna Pochelli.</i><p>Too much research has been devoted to the science …

Happiness

What it feels like to fight your own brain

That Sunday (Sept. 11) marked the end of Suicide Prevention Week in the US feels a little like a joke to me, as I carry home little plastic containers of Xanax and Celexa. A few weeks ago, I was handling depression through that magical combination of eating right and exercise, and then something in …

Mental Health

An Open Letter To My Former Therapist

We met when I was 20, just starting my senior year of college. I didn't know what was happening to me at the time. I was suddenly gripped with overwhelming anxiety at the sound of airplanes flying overhead. And that anxiety was beginning to seep into other areas of my life.<p>I knew you were the right …

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

Science Says The Seed Of Depression Is Hidden In Your Gut, Not Your Brain

It was believed that the causes of depression were primarily neurological or originate in the brain, but recent research indicates the depression’s …

Wellness

Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

Medical Research

Meet the men who battle depression with unlikely weapons

Sometimes the most effective anti-depressants come from the most brilliantly unusual sources. Here, four men describe the surprising solutions they have found to their battles with mental health issues.<p>‘Steve’, Reiki Practitioner<p>Joining the British army was an easy decision for Steve [not his real …

To Develop Emotional Intelligence, You Have to Focus on This One Thing First | Inc.com

There's no denying it: Emotions are powerful.<p>Think about it. When you're happy, you're confident. You're ready to take on the world; nothing can get in your way.<p>In contrast, sadness or fear can have the opposite effect.<p>And how about other emotions, like jealousy? Pride? Love? Each of these feelings …

Emotional Intelligence

Science reveals how to erase painful memories

According to a new study that appears in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, the key to forgetting could lie in simply changing the way we think about the "context" surrounding our memories.<p>Context is quite a broad thing that can be hard to pin down. Essentially, it refers to everything …

5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People | Inc.com

There's been quite a bit of talk surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence, or EQ. What is emotional intelligence? What's different about people who have it from those who don't?<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, EQ is comprised of three things: the ability to accurately identify your emotions and …

Emotional Intelligence

The Surprising Foods That Alleviate Anxiety

If I told you that bacteria could alleviate your anxiety you’d probably think I was joking or uninformed. But, if you suffer from anxiety, …

Holistic Medicine

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

Multiple Sclerosis

10 No-Fail Ways to Strengthen Your Emotional Intelligence at Work | Inc.com

"Emotional intelligence" has become a buzzword among business leaders recently, but what does it really mean, and how can you improve upon it?<p>By tapping into the emotions of your colleagues as well as turning inwards to understand your own, you can become a better leader who facilitates team …

Leadership

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids? Here are 7 Things to Teach Them About Good Relationships | Inc.com

We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i>Step 3: <i>To develop</i> …

Parenting

10 Signs You're Experiencing More Than Just Stress

Here's how to tell if your issues are deeper than everyday angst.<p>Nobody's perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people's emotional turmoil runs a bit deeper than your average, everyday angst.<p>The National Alliance on …

3 Ways to Change Your Thoughts (and Your Life) - Counseling for Hope

Have you ever stopped to think about the number of thoughts you think a day? I mean, my mind is constantly going so the number has got to be high, …

Counseling