Approximately 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Different approaches are needed to support healthy outcomes in this ever-growing population. Nature, or what in recent years has been referred to as vitamin N, may be one of the answers.
Every time an individual creates a connection to his or her emotional state they are in effect enhancing their Emotional Intelligence. There are several ways to increase Emotional Intelligence, not mentioned here.
Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, and being grateful and kind is not something we should restrict to this time of year. It's a gift that keeps on giving all year long -- not just for those we interact with, but for ourselves as well.
I have a neuromuscular autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis. Like other friends of mine with MG, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses, I have to weigh the joys of being with loved ones against the risks of getting a cold or the flu, which can lead to relapses, hospitalization, and weeks (or months) bedridden.
Most people start drinking caffeine because it makes them feel more alert and improves their mood. Many studies suggest that caffeine actually improves cognitive task performance in the short-term. Unfortunately, these studies fail to consider the participants' caffeine habits.
I've had panic attacks periodically since college. Most of them at night. Others when I'm in enclosed spaces. I hadn't been in an MRI before. An MRI is a very enclosed space.
When trying to follow a weight-loss plan, the scale can be your worst enemy. It's a tricky device in tracking weight loss. These numbers don't reflect your accurate weight or your last meal.
The real suffering is unseen; the real sufferers cannot make it to the table -- or dare not for fear that the outing will cost them later. The brave face can mask the deepest hurt.
While teaching his partner dog basic obedience, the dog opened Ernesto's heart and mind to feelings of empathy, patience, pride, responsibility, and loving affection he had not experienced in his childhood or adolescence.
Many are under the false impression that Thanksgiving foods are inherently unhealthy. With a couple of really easy adjustments, this could be one of your best and healthiest meals of the whole year. Here are my favorite little tricks for some of the top Thanksgiving foods.
Stuttering was always considered a flaw. It was something that I had to live with for the rest of my life. Something that could be fixed -- maybe -- but would take years of effort. Everyone stutters at some point or another but for me it happened more often than I'd like and at times there was nothing I could do to fix it.
In Son Buddhist meditation we ask ourselves a very serious question, one that is, in fact, logically unanswerable. In Korean this question is called a "hwadu." It is a life question that we direct toward ourselves with the greatest possible level of urgency, sincerity and honesty.
A great course with scenic views certainly adds value to an event. And when that course is lined with hordes of enthusiastic fans cheering you on, well that's definitely a big plus, too.
To every nurse out there that dedicates their hard work to their patients and profession, THANK YOU. When you're exhausted, and you don't know how much longer you can do the work you do, remember that beauty is all around us
Whether you're a college freshman or a stressed-to-the-max single mom juggling two jobs, you'll want to focus on the right foods to manage hunger and cravings as well as ditch those stubborn pounds.
We need to transition from placing all the weight on our kids' shoulders to the understanding that learning is transactional -- it happens between the child and the environment.
I longed for holiday joy but was faced with dread, self-loathing, and self-distrust. How could I be happy when I was a big fat failure? When I recovered, I studied the source of what robbed my holiday joy. I realized that we tend to set rules for ourselves instead of listening to our bodies.
As we enjoy our Thanksgiving turkey this year, we can be grateful that consumers and food producers are recognizing the importance of antibiotics. Furthermore, we should resolve in 2015 to keep fighting against the overuse of these drugs -- and for all of us whose lives may depend on them.
This is the time of year that many of us give up healthy eating and tend to overindulge. However, with some smart planning and helpful tricks, the holiday season can be a time to enjoy special foods in moderation while still eating healthfully and not gaining weight.