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The Great Pool Of Grief

Inside all of us is a great pool of grief that keeps enlarging as each fresh loss is added to the others. This is why we often find ourselves weeping for earlier losses along with a present heartache. Sometimes even a sad scene in a movie will get me into that pool, and my tears flow from that …

The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012

After the best science books, art books, and design books of 2012, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating philosophy, psychology, and creativity books published this year. (Catch up on last year’s roundup here.)<p>THIS WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER<p>Every …

A diary makes you happier and helps brain cope with emotional upsets, psychologists say

Dear diarists take heart. Writing about your feelings can help the brain overcome emotional upsets and leave you feeling happier, psychologists have …

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

The Third Wave: The Changing Face of Psychotherapy

Like most of the helping professions, psychotherapy has changed and evolved a lot since the early days of Sigmund Freud. In the counseling …

Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body

<b>A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.</b><p>The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week.<p>Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results …

Sleep

Older, more experienced therapists cry more often in therapy

How often do therapists cry in therapy and does it matter? For a profession that trades in emotions, you'd think these questions would have been …

The pleasures and perils of the open-plan office

<b>They can be noisy and distracting or depressingly quiet, and frictions with co-workers are guaranteed - so why do so many of us continue to work in open-plan offices?</b><p>In the spring of 1962, a fourth-year British architectural student was tasked with sketching an office layout.<p>In the course of his …

Ergonomics

BBC Radio 4 - Mind Changers, Anna Freud and Child Observation

Claudia Hammond presents the history of psychology series which examines the work of the people who have changed our understanding of the human mind. This week she reflects on the enduring impact of Anna Freud's approach. By insisting on observation in her nurseries, she promoted the understanding …

Psychology

The Science of Loneliness: How Isolation Can Kill You

Sometime in the late ’50s, Frieda Fromm-Reichmann sat down to write an essay about a subject that had been mostly overlooked by other psychoanalysts …

Psychology
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BBC - The Truth About Mental Health - Media Centre

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Anxiety or depression affects nearly one in five UK adults

Nearly a fifth of adults in the UK experience anxiety or depression, according to the latest official figures.<p>The Office for National Statistics …

Breaking down the walls of the therapy room

Psychotherapy and psychological treatment are typically private processes, bound by the unique relationship between client and therapist, and by …

Mental Health

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Is writing the best way to reduce worry and keep staying positive?

Writing down a few things every day is the secret to staying positive<p>Staying positive isn’t always easy but more and more research is showing that …

On Guardian Cook: The 10 best herb recipes Basil panna cotta, green harissa, a fresh tabbouleh that makes itself overnight – proof that a handful of herbs can transform workaday ingredients into distinctive, delicate dishes http://gu.com/p/3h8nq Photo: Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian

The Power

• <b>Author:</b> Rhonda Byrne<p>You are meant to have an amazing life! This is the handbook to the greatest power in the Universe - The Power to have anything you want.<p>Every discovery, invention, and human creation comes fromThe Power. Perfect health, incredible relationships, a career you love, a life filled …

Energy

Sane New World

• <b>Author:</b> Ruby Wax<p><b>The mental health and mindfulness bestseller from</b> <b>Ruby Wax,</b> <b>comedian, writer and mental health campaigner, who shows us why and how our minds can send us mad and how we can rewire our thinking to calm ourselves in a frenetic world.</b><p><b>'Finally - a map for the troubled human mind. And it's</b> …

Mental Health

7 Habits for an Empowered Life

Habits are behaviors we choose both consciously and subconsciously. They define the outcome of our days. Positive, productive habits give us better outcomes than destructive habits, and the most powerful habits are those that begin with understanding and controlling your thoughts. Though the …

How Writing Heals Wounds — Of Both the Mind and Body

Talking about difficult experiences can be a way of easing the emotional pain of trauma, but the latest research shows that expressing emotions in …

Rosemary roast chicken thighs, new potatoes, asparagus & garlic

750g new potato (preferably Jersey Royals), halved<p>n-ew po-tate-oes<p>New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young …

Recipes

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

Grilled Strip Steak With Creamy Yogurt Sauce and Tomato-Cucumber Salad Recipe

Thick-cut New York strip steaks grilled and served with a bright and crunchy tomato and cucumber salad with yogurt sauce.<p><b>Note:</b> An equivalent weight of ribeye, tenderloin, porterhouse, or t-bone steak can be used in place of strip steak.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 (2-inch thick) New York strip …