Adults with ADHD are labeled as 'lazy,' even though they tend to be highly creative and gifted people. On this Mental Illness Awareness Week and ADHD Awareness Month, let's all take the pledge to educate, see the person and not the illness, and take action.
When we are caught up in our day-to-day worry and rumination, we are circulating familiar well-worn thoughts through our consciousness, but when we allow ourselves to relax, our thinking naturally settles.
Sure, the Speaker of the House is the most prestigious and powerful position in the House. It's the top position for which Kevin McCarthy could aspire. However, would it have been good for his future to get this position? Let's unpack the future scenarios to see what would occur.
Mental illness is among the biggest issues today's college campuses are struggling with. Often times it isn't until after something devastating happen...
Research on brain plasticity shows that our brains physically change in response to new experiences, thought patterns, and behaviors. This means that we can train ourselves to think differently about challenging situations -- and, in turn, respond more confidently to them.
The actions you take each day build your personal brand. Over time they become the trademark your colleagues and clients use to describe you and determine the opportunities that you're offered. So what does your personal brand say about you?
Do you have someone in your life that models strength and optimism? Do you know anyone that has risen above adversity and came out smiling and laug...
The mind can get stuck circling the same cognitive pathways over and over. When working on a single problem continuously, you can become fixated on previous solutions. Yet, when you step away from the activity, your mind releases from the fixation and the old pathways fade from your memory.
We are choosing to become a part of someone else's life, we are choosing to use our full sense of being to make their life less painful. Thus, we do have to share a little bit of their perception of pain. Not the physical pain, but the sense something is drastically wrong. The butterfly pain, the heart racing uncertainty pain.
We all have our unique pressure moments -- situation in which we have something at stake and the outcome is dependent on our performance -- but I think we would all agree that being stuck on Mars with a limited supply of food and water and help being 140 million miles away would be a pressure moment for all of us.
After taking care of my brother as he wasted away and died from AIDs, the end of my 18-year marriage to my high school sweetheart in an ugly parting t...
What if we replaced the word "talk" with "get curious"? What would it be like to say to parents: "Hey parents, get curious with your teens." When we are curious we are open, we are interested, we learn, we listen and we understand. Isn't that what we are asking parents to do in order to support their teens?
Word aversion has drawn impressive pop-cultural coverage in the last five-or-so years. But despite all the talk of these fairly neutral words that we find so revolting, very little is known about why we can't stand them.
America is between mythologies. Gone are the days of a Superpower High Noon. Gone are the days when the biggest is equated with the best. Until recently, part of the glory of America was that it didn't need to know who it was.
As a parent who has dealt with the uncertainty of undiagnosed delays, my heart goes out to all parents who do not know the source of their children's sensory issues, including Ms. Hanscom. Self-blame can be the easier way to cope when the alternative is to embrace the unknowable.
I tend now to be attracted to men who have succeeded in areas that I haven't but wanted to, and I find that men who are drawn to me tend to value the areas I'm accomplished in. This is both speaking to our differences as well as our similarities.
A natural consequence of success is an increased vision for what you can do. This is where abstainers often fail. Because we're are highly passionate about what we do, we often start at a sprint. But long-term commitments are marathons, and so abstainers often burn out.
Did you know that everything in your life is perfect, just the way it is, right now, without changing anything at all? WITHOUT DOING MORE, OR BETTER,...
It doesn't matter how you choose to live your life -- whether you build a business or work a corporate job; have children or choose not to have childr...
Typically we explain taste -- in food, music, movies, art -- in terms of culture, upbringing, and sheer chance. In recent years there have been several attempts to explain taste from biological perspectives: either neuroscience or evolutionary psychology.