Gardening is Better Than Video Games →
Good Idea Public Health: Free Public Health... →
goodideapublichealth: I found this collection of free, online Public Health courses by well-known universities, such as John Hopkins University, Duke University, University of California, University of Toronto and many more. The courses can be accessed through the Coursera catalog and are between 4 - 8 weeks…
Sexual Harassment in Online Gaming (crazy good... →
“When Miranda Pakozdi entered the Cross Assault video game tournament this year, she knew she had a slim chance of winning the $25,000 prize. But she was ready to compete, and promised fans watching online that she would train just as hard as, if not harder than, anyone else”
Becoming Your Real Self: Shedding the Baggage of...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-firestone/personal-development_b_1691399.html Lisa Firestone Psychology expert on relationships, parenting, self-destructive thoughts and suicide; author, ‘Conquer Your Critical Voice’ “To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” — Robert Louis Stevenson What gives a person’s...
why lawns are bad
Why Lawns Are Bad -In the U.S. there are over 31 million square acres of lawns, enough space to grow 7 x 10^12 pounds of vegetables (that’s 70,000,000,000,000 pounds) -In 2009, 50 Million Americans reported food insecurity ( too poor to afford to feed all the people in their households at some point during that year) -On average, irrigating lawns takes 200 gallons per person today which...
Mood 24/7 - I used this website to get free texts...
What's your mood today on a scale of 1 to 10?
If 5 is neutral, I’m at about a 6. Maybe 7, but I’m a little sick today.
What is your attachment style? →
Attachment refers the particular way in which you relate to other people. Your style of attachment was formed at the very beginning of your life, during your first two years. Once established, it is a style that stays with you and plays out today in how you relate in intimate relationships and in how you parent your children. Understanding your style of attachment is helpful because it offers you...
Facts about Male Depression →
Urban Food Production: Study: Access to nature and... →
urbanfoodproduction: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-buzzell/heres-the-proof-green-env_b_857518.html For anyone who still doubts the amazing healing effects of nature connection, here’s the proof: Rigorous new research by the University of Illinois reveals: • Access to nature and green environments yields…
Non-verbal communication Non-verbal communication refers to how one’s body language contributes to the process of communicating feelings and reactions. Non-verbal communication doesn’t have to be seen as a negative form of communicating. On the contrary, it can be very helpful in trying to understand what a person is saying. Sometimes what a person says does not coincide with what they are...
'The Voice Inside Your Head'
In case you haven’t noticed, you have a mental dialogue going on inside your head that never stops. It just keeps going and going. Have you ever wondered why it talks in there? How does it decide what to say and when to say it? How much of what it says turns out to be true? How much of what it says is even important? And if right now you are hearing, “I don’t know what...
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How to be a mental health peer support coordinator...
Hey so last night at my house, which is a cooperative with 20 people living in it, I offered to be the mental health peer support coordinator. I’m not sure exactly how this will work yet, but I have some ideas. Any ideas?
Internal Frontiers: Instead of getting peeved like... →
internalfrontiers: Instead of getting peeved like I normally do, I decided to try Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” approach in responding to a few YouTube comments. And my God, what a difference. I used the following rules from the book: “Fundamental Techniques in Handling People …
Narcissism vs. Self-Esteem (really good article) →
Santa Barbara Time Bank →
Make requests and offers for anything you want within your local community — there are over a hundred folks already offering their skills and time and you should sign up and see what there is out there…
Breaking Free from Addiction
http://www.psychalive.org/2012/05/breaking-free-from-addiction/ I must admit, I was curious as to why my sister was sitting me down to show me a recording of a dance she’d seen on a popular TV show.I watched, a bit skeptically, as the choreographer explained how she wanted the contemporary dance to symbolize a person’s struggle with addiction. The upbeat intro showed the young male and female...
Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus Urges Young Girls To... →
Miley Cyrus is encouraging young girls to meditate more and take time to discover what they really want out of life. Also: Clinical Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation http://www.psychalive.org/2011/04/less-than-a-hour-of-traininga-lifetime-of-pain-relief/
Emotional Literacy (building a vocabulary to... →
Emotional Literacy is made up of ‘the ability to understand your emotions, the ability to listen to others and empathise with their emotions, and the ability to express emotions productively. To be emotionally literate is to be able to handle emotions in a way that improves your personal power and improves the quality of life around you. Emotional literacy improves relationships, creates loving...
If you want to learn more about the "crazy" voices... →
you’re not the problem. the problem is that you think you’re the...– me (also, go to www.psychalive.org and tell all your friends to do the same)
Identity, Sexuality, and Society’s Assault on the...
http://www.psychalive.org/2012/05/identity-sexuality-and-societys-assault-on-the-self-a-commentary-on-john-irvings-novel-in-one-person/ John Irving’s latest novel, In One Person, is a timely statement about men and women, the nature of sexuality, and society’s assault on the self. Although a work of fiction, the book faithfully reports the real-life struggles of certain people to become who they...
Memorial Day: An Opportunity to Reach Out to...
from http://www.psychalive.org/2012/05/memorial-day-an-opportunity-to-reach-out-to-veterans/ by Dr. Lisa Firestone, Ph.D Memorial Day was established as a day for honoring and acknowledging all of the men and women who have died serving the United States. And in this past decade, there have been many. For those who we’ve lost, we can offer remembrance. But now is also a time to call attention...
Reblog if you are a survivor of domestic violence....
Eight Ways to Actively Fight Depression →
When you’re depressed, it often feels like nothing in the world can make you feel better. Depression is a devious disorder, because the symptoms it creates can discourage you from completing the very actions or seeking the help that would get rid of the affliction once and for all. Lack of energy, low self-esteem and dwindling excitement are some of the symptoms that make it hard to get out of a...
A latent variable second-order model demonstrated an association between...– Idsoe, T., Dyregrov, A. & Idsoe, E.C. (2012). Bullying and PTSD Symptoms. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2012 Mar 6. I hope this study will be a wake up call to those who think that bullying is not a serious problem. Many bullied children grow up to have emotional problems. (via fuckyeahbraaains)