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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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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HANG IN THERE!

Recently a man asked me how to keep people working hard when they aren’t having much success. His business involves encouraging people to make sales of the company’s products.  His products are of high quality, but not everyone wants them. … Read More

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TRACKING DEPRESSION AND INFLAMMATION

Dr. Ed Suarez at Duke has published another study on c-reactive protein and depression. You can read the announcement here: http://tinyurl.com/LynnJ-creactiveproteinstudy For years now we have been learning how depression appears to have a large component of inflammation. Dr Charles … Read More

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CHILDREN AND EXERCISE

Here’s some interesting research announced a couple of days ago on Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130307091552.htm#.UTo3CLq4o34.email Synopsis: Children who exercise and are exposed to stress have very little rise in cortisol, whereas sedentary couch potatoes have a rather nasty surge. LYNN SAYS: … Read More

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SHOULD BABY BOOMERS TAKE LSD?

In the early 1970s I got interested in long-distance running. The doctrine then was LSD, or long, slow distance. I got up to running a routine of four miles on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and eight miles on Tuesday, Thursday, … Read More

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