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Drowning Sorrows in a… Melody? The Neuroaesthetics of Music

Sex, drugs & rock n’ roll. Ever wondered why those three things go together in this famous expression?<p><i>Neuroaesthetics</i> is the relatively recent study …

Dating and the Impact of Social Media

These days, social media may serve as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the social networking world brings you a variety of information. That …

Taking Time to Reboot Yourself

A favorite caption I saw a couple years ago with regard to workforce restlessness was “Distracted? Hit the Reset Button.”<p>We all know the familiar …

Meditations on Yoga & More

Yoga used to be way too slow for me. Actually, it was more like I was way too fast for yoga.<p>Back in the early ’90s, yoga hadn’t really hit my city …

You Can't Change Others: Letting People Be

A few weeks ago, as I was sitting with some friends over dinner, there were multiple times when a lot of “shoulds” circulated through the …

Want to Make Others Feel Smarter? 7 Tips to Help

Most of us want to get along well with other people. One way to do this is to help people feel good about themselves.<p>If you make a person feel smart …

Mental Health Month: 7 Quick Ways to Ease Stress

<i>Today, we’re joining the APA in honoring Mental Health Month. One of the aims of Mental Health Month is to bring awareness to the importance of</i> …

Why The Two of You Will Never Agree on What Happened

Couples often come to counseling with emotions running high.<p>She complains that “He just doesn’t listen.” He counteracts with the statement that “She …

Invisible, Powerful Childhood Emotional Neglect

<i>“Something’s not right with me, but I don’t know what it is.”</i><p>“I had a fine childhood. I should be feeling and doing better than I am.”<p>“I should be …

4 Ways to Supercharge Your Working Memory for Free

Working memory is “the ultimate evolutionary tool” that has helped us create everything from Google to the Eiffel Tower, according to authors and …

6 Ways Pets Relieve Depression

The day I returned from inpatient therapy, my Lab-Chow mix cuddled up to me on the bed as I cried. She looked into my defeated gaze and licked my …