By Jenny Gould, Mar 19 2015 11:48AM
A new study illustrates the link between reduced working memory capacity and dysphoria, a significant and prolonged depressed mood related to clinical depression. Building on the knowledge that dysphoric individuals (DIs) and clinically depressed people maintain their attention on 'mood-congruent' information longer than people without depressed mood, researchers carried out three studies to test both working memory and processing speed.
By Jenny Gould, Mar 16 2015 4:29PM
New findings on Borderline Personality Disorder "Kings and Queens of Chaos" https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201308/kings-and-queens-chaos
The condition is now believed to be 55 percent heritable." Increasingly, the origins of the condition are seen as a classic interplay of nature and nurture.The hostile, conflicted relationships that evolve are not, as traditionally thought, a result of poor parents, but of parents whose parenting is shaped by a difficult child. It might take an extraordinarily calm parent to keep a genetically loaded infant from developing the disorder."
There's a very good book on the subject by psychiatrist Jerold Kreisman "I Hate You—Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality"
By Jenny Gould, Mar 1 2015 1:12PM
*Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe
harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
By Jenny Gould, Jan 15 2014 4:23PM
"Your time is limited; so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
By Jenny Gould, Dec 30 2013 1:25PM
How does hypnosis work? Here's a free ebook by Mark Tyrrell which I think you will find interesting:
By Jenny Gould, Dec 9 2013 9:52PM
1. Try to work out why you aren’t sleeping. Then resolve to make the necessary changes.
2. Don’t work late in the evening – too much thinking will prevent you from sleeping.
3. Keep a regular time for going to sleep and getting up, even at weekends.
4. The bedroom is only for sleeping, ‘easy’ reading and lovemaking. No computers, no work, no food. The jury is out on the TV!
5. Regular exercise helps with sleep but not too close to bedtime, 4-6 hours before is best.
6. Have a nice warm bath about an hour before you go to bed – as the body cools down it recognises that as a signal for sleep.
7. Avoid stimulants like alcohol, coffee, cigarettes.
8. Don’t eat a meal late in the evening, but a light snack before bed sometimes helps.
9. Ensure your bedroom isn’t too warm, too light or too noisy. It’s important that your feet are warm.
10. Have a bedtime routine of quiet, calming activities.
11. Do some progressive relaxation – ie going all the way up (or down) your body, tensing, stretching and relaxing the muscles.
12. Don’t try! The more you try, the more sleep will elude you. Instead go on an internal journey – anywhere your imagination cares to wander.
13. Some people find it helps to breathe in a deep steady rhythm similar to the breathing pattern that naturally occurs as we fall asleep.
14. Don’t lie down in bed until you feel sleepy.
15. If you don’t fall asleep within 30 mins or so, get out of bed, go into another room and do something calming until you are sleepy enough to go back to bed.
16. If you wake up in the night, best not to look at your clock. All it does is make you fret about how many hours are left before you have to get up!
17. Sleep just long enough – not too much.
By Jenny Gould, Jun 19 2013 3:00AM
British teenage girls struggling to control hormones argue with their mothers 183 times a year. Statistics show they also slam 164 doors, have 257 fights with siblings and fall out with their friends 127 times a year. Figures also stated that the girl only fully appreciates her mother’s efforts when she turns 23.
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