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Articles – Page 3 – Real Thriving – By Dr. Lynn Johnson

WILL PSYCHOTHERAPY SURVIVE?

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Mar 14, 2014 Is it wise to adopt the DSM-5? The American Medical Association is facing a similar question with the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition). It has taken a bold step, opposing the new diagnostic scheme. This … Read More

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WHAT DOES ADAM GRANT MISS?

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Adam Grant is a wildly popular professor at Wharton, the business school. He is an organizational psychologist, interested in how people succeed in the workplace, and is the author of a recent book, Give and Take. I like it. I … Read More

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SUCCESS WITH RESOLUTIONS

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I just uploaded a video I shot on January 1. How do we succeed with resolutions? I have some ideas about successful resolutions. There are differences between goals (or, resolutions) that give you success (HAPPINESS!) and those that don't. Happy … Read More

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A BETTER PTSD TREATMENT?

The University of South Florida issued a rather provocative press release on Dec. 10, 2013. Kevin Kip, Ph.D. announced a brief treatment for PTSD. His target population is vets, bless him for that. Anytime we do something for veterans, I … Read More

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Is Thanksgiving Over?

Are you free? Can you make choices, or are you a robot with the illusion of freedom? The materialists argue for the robot model, trying to find evidence that even our so called free choice is just an illusion. On … Read More

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A DOG’S LIFE

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Rex died today. Of his early life we can only speculate.   The Rescue A young man sees another beating a black dog. He angrily confronts the dog-beater who claims it is to “teach the dog.” The young man retorts … Read More

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EVEN MORE ON EXERCISE

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In a recent New York Times blog post, Gretchen Reynolds argues that self-talk is a key to a successful exercise plan.  Reporting on a British study, she points out that simply telling yourself, “This exercise feels good” can keep you … Read More

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AN HERB FOR DEPRESSION?

Curcumin (the colorful component of turmeric, an Indian cooking herb) seems to work just as well as fluoxetine (Prozac ™) for treatment of unipolar depression. It is related to ginger, and grows wild and cultivated throughout Southeast Asia. Curry’s yellow … Read More

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The Lifestyle Treatment

A recent report in The American Journal of Public Health shows that social isolation is as dangerous for our health, as we age, as smoking or weight problems. Social isolation is a lifestyle issue. Some people turn away from others, … Read More

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SAUERKRAUT TIME

It is time to make your sauerkraut. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, please read this in about six months. A 2011 article in Psychology Today by Emily Deans, M.D. reviewed an amazing study on stress and gut health. … Read More

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