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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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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When Customer Service Backfires

Harvard Business Review posted a video about customer service, called “When to disappoint your customers.” It is really about strategic trade-offs. It isn’t about my theme, customer service from the heart. Here’s the link: http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2012/07/when-to-disappoint-your-custom.html Frances Frei argues that you … Read More

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RESILIENCE

I had carefully nurtured some hardy crop starts in our south-facing windows, and I was in the garden preparing to transplant them. I tilled some ground and raked it out. I started putting in some lettuce starts and Lily, my … Read More

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I Solve Your Fast Food Addiction!

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Historically, the question of “What shall we eat?” has been answered with very hard labor. Preparing food was a burden. In the nineteenth century folk song, “The Housewife’s Lament” a woman sings: It’s sweeping at six and it’s dusting at … Read More

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