GROW YOUR BRAIN

WHAT IF WE HAD A SIMPLE HABIT that would grow our brain, lengthen our life, and help eliminate depression? Would you be interested? Maybe not, because few people are actually doing it. Only about one person in four. I am … 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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Hobbies that help you Thrive

Eating a “rainbow diet” with lots of vegetables helps you recover from depression. Why is that? It is very likely that the rainbow diet reduces chronic inflammation. What will raise chronic inflammation? Eating prepared foods. Being worried and upset. Not … Read More

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MEDITATION: CAN IT BE A STAND-ALONE TREATMENT?

In a new study just released, group mindfulness treatment was just as effective as individual cognitive therapy in treating depression.[1] As usual, the actual article is behind a paywall, but if you sign up for online library services through your … Read More

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IS “NO POACHING” A SOUND RULE?

“Mate poaching” means that you take a partner from another person. A man who seduces (what an old-fashioned word, neh?) a woman, someone who already has a committed relationship with another man, has poached. It works both ways, of course. … Read More

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HAPPIEST COUNTRIES TO VISIT

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My friend Frank sent me a link. CNN recently posted a report on the happiest countries to visit, and Frank asked, “I wonder what these countries might possibly have in common?” Here is the report link. http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/20/travel/happiest-countries-to-visit/index.html What do they … Read More

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CHILDREN OUTDOORS

Are children benefitted by playing outdoors? While the answer should be obvious, ask yourself this: How are children growing up now? If playing outdoors is important, why are parents raising their children indoors? A new study says children who spend more … Read More

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HAPPINESS VERSUS TRAGEDY?

I received a heart-warming bit of “fan mail” and wanted to thank the wonderful person who mailed it and make a couple of comments. Here is the mail, reprinted with permission: Dear Dr. Johnson Both my husband and I enjoyed … Read More

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USE FLOURISHING

Dr. Ed Diener and Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener offer the mental health community their FLOURISHING scale. It is a simple, eight item likkert-rating scale. There is no reversed-scored item in Ed’s work, and all thanks to him for that. The scale … Read More

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CAN SELF HELP REALLY HELP?

Automatic happiness? Sounds like a science fiction story about cheery robots. But that’s our topic for today. It turns out that online help automates mental health. How can that be bad? Well, only research can tell us how good or … Read More

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