Amy Woodruff

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4 Fascinating Forms of Exercise That Help Restore The Youthfulness of Your Brain

Is your brain as youthful as it could be?<p>Every living thing in this world cannot cheat the effects of aging and time and your brain too, is …

Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Therapist Diana Pitaru

In our monthly interview series we turn the tables and ask therapists questions about their professional and personal lives. We ask them to reveal …

Adults with autism are left to navigate a jarring world

“I don’t look like I have a disability, do I?” Jonas Moore asks me. I shake my head. No, I say — he does not. Bundled up in a puffy green coat in a …

Autism

Schizophrenia, depression, addiction: Different mental disorders cause same brain-matter loss

In a study analyzing whole-brain images from nearly 16,000 people, researchers identified a common pattern across a spectrum of psychiatric disorders …

The Brain

An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her timeless reflection on presence over productivity — a timely antidote to the central anxiety of our productivity-obsessed age. Indeed, my own New Year’s resolution has been to stop measuring my days by degree …

Meditation Techniques For People Who Hate Meditation

Don’t have the time or patience for devoting 20 minutes a day to sitting still? You can still meditate with small moments of mindfulness.<p>When actor and comedian Wali Collins was in first grade, his teacher, Miss Dunn, would lead the class in a group meditation–except that none of the 6-year-olds …

Meditation

Make These Popovers — Right NOW

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p>Nothing says Christmas like a popover. Well, okay, maybe that sugar cookie or a cup of eggnog or — okay, a …

therapy is cheaper than drowning

Until this year, I had never given any serious thought to therapy. It might be different a decade down the road, but growing up in Oklahoma I thought …

The Power of Empathy, animated short explains the difference between empathy and sympathy

In an animated short titled “The Power of Empathy,” research professor Dr. Brené Brown explains a key component of being human in a clear, simple …

Let's talk about the gender differences that really matter – in mental health

Gender differences have been much in the news lately. It's a topic that exerts a powerful attraction, beguiling scientists and lay people alike. Are men and women really so dissimilar that they may as well come from different planets? And where there are differences, what are the causes? Everyone, …