Michele Kiggins Bruton

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When You Need to Take Time Off Work for Mental Health Reasons

Personal health should be a private matter. But when you need to take time off work due to a mental health condition, often it isn’t possible to maintain that privacy. As a board member at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and a former managing director at two global banks (UBS and …

Mental Health

When It Comes to Achievement, There's Good News and Bad News

It really doesn't matter if you have natural ability or not.<p>You want to dominate in your profession, perfect your skill as a performer, or impress the world with your writing, artwork, or athletic achievements. There's just one problem: You're not very good at whatever it is you seek to do.<p>Should …

Self-improvement

15 Lessons I Learned Because You Broke My Heart

I'm not a love novice. In fact, I am probably more experienced than I should be for my years. I've been married, been divorced, and been in a number of relationships of all different kinds throughout my dating years as a teenager and as an adult.<p>However, none have affected my life more and none …

Questions about grief: should you fall apart, or hold it together? | Lea Waters

One year ago to this day, my sister died by suicide.<p>The phone rang. I heard the words as if from a distance. My heart caved in, my mind froze, my body disappeared. I pulled myself together enough to call my nephew – a shattered young man – before I completely broke down.<p>Two days later, I was on …

Mental Health

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

Motivation

Online Marketing Plan: 7 Steps To Create A Truly Effective One

A well-created online marketing plan explains in detail all the tools, tactics and strategies that will be carried out to achieve the targeted goals<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The …

Is meditation the answer to cognitive decline?

In a study endorsed by the Dalai Lama, individuals who regularly meditate were followed over 7 years. The authors conclude that meditation can …

Meditation

The Neuroscience of Perseverance

Perseverance separates the winners from the losers in both sports and life. Are you someone who perseveres despite difficulties and setbacks, or do …

Why Daughters of Unloving Mothers Struggle With Shame

In the court of public opinion, when the mother-daughter relationship is damaged beyond repair, it’s always the daughter who’s on trial. The cultural …

Psychology

3 good reasons not to kill yourself

You may be wondering why there’s a story about committing suicide on the pages of Patheos Spirituality. Read on and you’ll find out why. I’ve written …

He just wanted a new prescription. He ended up in the psych ward instead.

This is a safety pen. The idea is that it’s too flimsy and plastic to open an artery in a suicide attempt. It’s four inches long and resembles an ink cartridge. The tip bends as I put pressure on a piece of paper. I sit in a room in which there are no windows except one on my door, exposing the …

Depression

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Can Change Your Brain

If you’ve ever wondered why you’ve been struggling a little too hard for a little too long with chronic emotional and physical health conditions that …

Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate

A person's risk of developing the common heart disorder atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, may be increased if they also have depression, …

Estrogen and Progesterone: Beyond Reproduction

Once again I am extremely lucky (please check my article on 8 Habits of Highly Lucky People) to have this article co-written by a senior graduate …

Amazon Could Acquire Toys 'R' Us. Here's Why It's a Brilliant Move

If Amazon buys Toys 'R' Us physical retail locations, it will be even more powerful than it is now.<p>Toys 'R' Us made three big mistakes.<p>The first mistake was in early 2000, when it signed a 10-year contract to be the exclusive vendor of toys on Amazon, instead of investing in its own e-commerce site.<p>…

Mergers & Acquisitions

The crisis in modern masculinity

Luridly retro ideas of what it means to be a man have caused a dangerous rush of testosterone around the world – from Modi’s Hindu supremacism to Trump’s nuclear brinkmanship<p>On the evening of 30 January 1948, five months after the independence and partition of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was …

Masculinity

Attribution and How We Explain Behavior

In social psychology, <b>attribution</b> is the process of inferring the causes of events or behaviors. In real life, attribution is something we all do …

Psychology

Vortecon, A Kinetic Desk Toy That Creates a Mesmerizing Optical Illusion When Spun

UK product designer Kristoph Krisjans has created the Vortecon, a precision machined kinetic desk toy that creates a mesmerizing illusion when spun …

Amazon's Checking Account Push Shows Next Target: Swipe Fees

Jeff Bezos changed the way America shops. Now, he wants to change how it pays for things.<p>With a foray into financial services, Amazon.com Inc. could …

24 Fresh and Delicious Foil Packet Recipes Perfect for Spring

Enjoy the season with our best and easiest foil packet dinners yet!<p>We're finally turning a corner into our favorite bright and blooming season, and …

Top Websites for Fiction Writers to Share Their Writing

So you’ve written a story and don’t want to self-publish or have it sit in a literary agents slush pile? But also want to post your work online and …

Why most people won’t ever achieve greatness

Anyone can achieve greatness. Anyone.<p>Greatness is relative, yes. The results might look different; for some, simply quitting an addiction means …

Motivation

Humans Behave Surprisingly Bat-Like in Echolocation Study

Bats aren't the only creatures that can navigate without their eyes.<p>Bats and dolphins aren’t the only animals that can use echolocation to detect …

Durham University

Type 2 Diabetes Was Misdiagnosed All Along, It Could Actually Be Several Diseases

This could change everything.<p>What if diabetes wasn't just one condition with two types, but a whole bunch of diseases under the same label?<p>That's the …

How Stress Affects Your Breathing Is Pretty Mind-Blowing, But It Totally Makes Sense

When people talk about wellness, they often separate mental and physical health, as if one doesn’t directly correlate with the other. Your mind and …

Yoga

These invasive ticks can appear in such numbers that they drain cattle of their blood — and they've now been found in the US for the first time

New Jersey residents know they need to look out for ticks. The state has one of the highest concentrations of Lyme disease in the country.<p>But one recent finding could lead Garden State residents to keep an even closer eye out for the bloodsuckers than normal.<p>Somehow, an east Asian tick that has the …

Too Late To Operate? Surgery Near End Of Life Is Common, Costly

At 87, Maxine Stanich cared more about improving the quality of her life than prolonging it.<p>She suffered from a long list of health problems, including heart failure and chronic lung disease that could leave her gasping for breath.<p>When her time came she wanted to die a natural death, Stanich told …

Medicine

The Only 3 Types of Writing People Actually Want to Read

I remember the first time a piece I wrote was rejected by an editor.<p>The piece I wrote was about my porn addiction in my early teens. It was deeply …

The Differences Between Busy and Productive People

Are you a busy donkey or a productive unicorn?<p>The quest to be more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into what …

Time Management