Trouble Is a Gift: A Story of Addiction, Recovery & Hope

From: Psych  Central By: James S. Cusack A review by Megan Riddle. “But finally, there I was alone in this apartment, sitting in a chair, staring at the radiator waiting for the little guy to crawl out from behind it. Knowing the bottle was going to be empty in another minute. Wondering how … [Read more...]

Student Bullying, The Brain and Bonding

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  From: National Educational Association One of the myths of bullying is that it makes the youthful targets of bullying stronger. Instead, we now know that bullying leads to many negative effects that last long into adulthood. And recent research on how the brain learns and functions tells … [Read more...]

Stop Arguing! It’s Killing You

From: Life Imagined By: Janice Holly Booth People constantly at odds are more likely to die in middle age. About 6% of midlife adults say they often or always experience conflict with their partners and children. While that number may seem small, the outcome is staggering. Not only is too much … [Read more...]

Highland Hospital-Charleston CEO Friday Message

Cynthia Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN   Dr. Persily is the CEO of Highland Hospital in Charleston, WV As I write this, the daffodils are blooming, and I have seen some red buds on trees. Change is in the air. I often feel like change is the only constant in our lives in healthcare, and this week, that … [Read more...]

The Powerful Side Effects of Self-Compassion

From: Psych Central By: Elisha Goldstein, PH.D. Sometimes the most profound statements come out of children’s books. One of my favorite Dr Seuss books is Oh, The Places You’ll Go! It seems to tell the story of what it is like to be human. It brings you through all the experiences in life: the … [Read more...]

How Much Math, Science Homework is Too Much?

  From: American Psychological Association When it comes to adolescents with math and science homework, more isn’t necessarily better — an hour a day is optimal — but doing it alone and regularly produces the biggest knowledge gain, according to research published by the American … [Read more...]

15 Signs of Emotional Masochism

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From: Psych Central By: Mike Bundrant How can one possibly find pleasure in pain? You’ve probably seen documentaries or movies that feature radically religious devotees who self-flagellate. The devout one bull whips himself to shreds, basking in the spiritual high that comes from the physical … [Read more...]

Low Back Pain and Obesity, Smoking, Drinking and Depression

From: Web MD By: Steven Reinberg   People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests. "If you have lower back pain that is not explained by a spinal problem but is more of a … [Read more...]

Five Things That Grow Your Mental Toughness

From: Psych Central By: Claire Dorotik-Nana, LMFT It’s a coveted trait. It’s what coaching gurus promise, athletes embody, and secretly we all want. It’s what separates though who can take a hit and those who will quit. It’s often what divides those who will fight until success is theirs … [Read more...]

How To Quiet Your Mind When You Feel Intense Anxiety

From: Mind Body Green By: Kaia Roman How To Quiet Your Mind When You Feel Intense Anxiety Nothing squashes our ability to "go with the flow" like worry and anxiety. For me, when anxiety creeps in, it takes up residence inside my head and makes itself totally comfy there. It tells me that I am … [Read more...]