Liz J

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Ganging Up on ADHD: It Takes A Family

Steve and Michelle were desperate -- their 6-year-old son, Sam, was diagnosed with ADHD soon after entering first grade. Sam's behavior seemed outright defiant -- he "ignored" being called and he moved constantly, often from room to room even when being directly spoken to. Sam's let out …

10 Ways to Make Yourself Happier in 30 Seconds or Less

Feeling down? Got the blahs? This post provides 10 easy ways to feel happier in 30 seconds or less—and every technique is based on the best research …

Hey, Listen! How to Be a Better Friend to Someone Who’s Depressed

One of the most common questions that we get at Take This is, “How can I help someone I care about?” Seeing a friend suffering is hard, and it’s made …

How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

How to Hack Your Brain to Become Radically More Confident and Less Fearful

<b>A guide from Harvard Psychologist and TED Talk star Amy Cuddy</b><p>We’ve all had those paralyzing moments where our palms are sweating more than a marathon …

Body Language

Escaping Mental Illness Stigma

<i>This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns.</i><p>My hand jerked back, as if the computer mouse had turned into a …

10 silly things you're doing that make you less likable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your …

Empathy From the Devil: A Unique Perspective on Depression

Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. In case you didn't my name is Depression, and I come bearing gifts.<p>Well, when I say gifts I don't want you to get the wrong idea. These gifts won't be filling any stockings. No, no, no, that would be far too easy. You'll have to earn these gifts. And …

Semicolon tattoos are a new way to talk about mental health

A global movement is revolutionizing how we talk about mental health — with punctuation.<p>Project Semicolon, which offers hope to those struggling with …

Mental Health

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

Acting away anxiety

Interrupting our scene, my acting teacher put her hand on my shoulder and looked me in the eyes. Soft, yet affirmatively, she told me to “park …

The scientific case for letting go of your workplace grudges

Forgiveness is good for our health. It can reduce depression and stress, and increase empathy and hope. Unfortunately, it’s a quality that tends to be in short supply in the modern workplace.<p>I was reminded of this point while chatting with a reporter for a local TV station who was dubious about …