ACTIVITY & THRIVING

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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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Lifestyles solutions

On Dec. 10 I interviewed Sandra Scheinbaum, Ph.D. on functional medicine. She is a psychologist, and has been in a practice with other therapists, medical doctors, and a psychiatrist. Her core argument is that psychotherapy has been too narrow to … 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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Win-win mindset

I am at a meeting on internet business models, and a speaker is telling me to decide to “be number one.” He has been successful in an internet business, and he talks about the difference between being excellent and being … 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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BLOOD SUGAR AND BREATHING

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When you are fasting, like when you get up early in the morning and haven’t eaten since your evening meal, your blood glucose should be under 100. If you consume any kind of food, especially food high in sugar, that … Read More

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BENT NAILS

The deck off the south door of our house is over twenty years old now. While we have taken good care of it, a twenty year old deck will show its age. The third step on the stairs from the … Read More

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