INTUITION

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   WE ENJOYED A LIVE INTERVIEW with Paul H. Smith, Ph.D., and even if you weren’t on the call, now you can enjoy it too! Paul was a remote viewer for the U.S. Army at Ft. Meade, Maryland, for several … Read More

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WILL TO BELIEVE

Friday is “ski with the grandchildren day” in my family. We go up for the afternoon and practice our turns on the intermediate runs. The seven-year-old is working on parallel turns, while the four-year-old, who started out turning very gradual … Read More

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When Psychotherapy Hurts

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Therapists do a lot of good. People who have been through therapy are much better off. But the question of whether psychotherapy can hurt people is not one we see much research on. A new study by Mike Crawford in … Read More

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Skepticism and Health

Today many people are avoiding wheat. I saw one report on the internet claiming that wheat uniquely drives up blood sugar. According to this report, blood sugar would rise moderately with an oatmeal breakfast but skyrocket with a wheat breakfast. … Read More

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Mental Illness? Or, anger?

    Each time we have to endure another horrible shooting like the one at Umpqua Community College, there are calls for more treatment of mental illness. Yes, by all means. Mental health treatment is inadequate. Cuts in mental health … Read More

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More on Parenting

My friend Bill O’Hanlon likes to tell about a marriage counselor with a popular parenting course, called “Four Rules for Parents.” People loved it and he was wildly successful. He wasn’t married and had no children, but nevertheless . . . … Read More

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NUTRITION AND MENTAL HEALTH

A PRESS RELEASE from Medical Express (http://medicalxpress.com/) from January 28 (but just showing up in my inbox!) is a press release from the University of Melbourne. That’s in Oz, of course. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-diet-nutrition-essential-mental-health.html “Diet and nutrition essential for mental health” publicizes … Read More

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AGING VS THRIVING

AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, I like intense intermittent exercise. I can get much of the value of longer exercise episodes in fifteen minutes. Since the body likes habit and routine, High Intensity Interval Training is a way to keep … Read More

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STAND UP AND LIVE!

A recent report in Medscape pointed out that the total time we spend sitting has a direct relationship with early death. Yes, and I am sitting as I type this. Am I suicidal or what? Here is the link. If … Read More

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IS THE DODO DEAD?

I have recently posted two Dodo Bird articles, arguing that when it comes to psychotherapy, all models seem to get approximately the same results. Now I say that the Dodo Bird is Wrong!  In my post, “Is Mental Illness A … Read More

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