The Perils of Justifying Yourself

From: Positively PositiveBy: Danielle LaporteMe, you, or someone you know:“I don’t want to do it anymore. I’m going to …”Fill in the blank: Quit, sell it, leave, cancel, give it away, walk, resign.That practical voice inside your head, well-intentioned friends, your granny: “Now, why … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message


Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN  Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WVWe’ve got some exciting news at Highland Hospital in Charleston! We have finally gotten the go ahead from the state licensing agency to finish our renovation of two floors of our old hospital for our new … [Read more...]

Tips For Increasing Physical Activity

From: Choose My PlateMake physical activity a regular part of the dayChoose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station. Or, join an exercise … [Read more...]

The Stages of Taking Care of Self–Others


From: Substance For YouIn active addiction[s] I’ve always looked out for one person: “Myself.” It was true. I couldn’t believe the amount of pain I was in. I was truly struggling, but I didn’t know why.  Learning what to take care of what key in learning who to take care of.Early … [Read more...]

This Facial Expression Appears More Trustworthy To Others


From: Psy BlogAn easy way to appear more trustworthy to others, just using your facial expression.This Facial Expression Appears More Trustworthy To Others - PsyBlog A neutral face with a slightly upturned mouth and eyebrows makes people look more trustworthy, a new study finds.The same neutral … [Read more...]

The 5-Minute Technique That Lowers Your Stress 55%

 From: Prevention MagazineBy: Steve Sisgold High-speed Internet, cloud computing, online shopping, 24/7 connectivity on multiple platforms—how does human evolution keep up with these unprecedented advances? How can you protect your body so you won't get overwhelmed, cyberaddicted, or … [Read more...]

Controling Your Anger Before It Controls You


From: American Psychological AssociationWhat is Anger?We all know what anger is, and we've all felt it: whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage.Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to … [Read more...]

37 Secrets Only Successful People Know

From: Inc.By:  Geoffrey James The business of business isn't really all that complicated. While there is, of course, specific knowledge required for specific industries, this post encapsulates everything that you'll need to know to survive and thrive in the business world.The lists below are … [Read more...]

Why Is It So Hard to Take Your Own Advice?

From: NY MagBy: Melissa DahlIf there is one piece of advice I give regularly to my friends, it is this: “Just talk to him!” Or her, or them, or whomever. I’m constantly advising my friends that their problems would be more quickly and efficiently solved were they to just say something to the … [Read more...]

Manifest Your Dream Life

From: Mind Body GreenBy:  Nicole CharisseI'm a recovering perfectionist. I used to spent most of my time religiously ensuring that everything I said and did matched some fantasy expectation of what the "ideal me" should say and do.Your values are the core of who you are.From spending countless … [Read more...]

Cutting Out Your Toxic Parent


From: Psych CentralBy: Sarah BurletonI get hundreds of emails a month from people who have read my books and want to share their personal story about their abusive past.  I love that they trust me with their life story and that they feel comfortable enough with me to share such dark secrets; … [Read more...]

22 Facts About Sleep That Will Surprise You

From: Cleveland ClinicWe spend about one-third of our time on Planet Earth asleep. That’s about 16 hours a night as infants, 9 hours as teens and 7 to 8 hours as adults. Until 25 years ago, scientists knew little about this nighttime habit of ours. Below, experts in our Sleep Disorders Center … [Read more...]