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The Martyr Complex Checklist: Signs, Symptoms, Examples

Posted by on May 15, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 7 Comments
The Martyr Complex Checklist: Signs, Symptoms, Examples

To deal with a person who has a “martyr complex” requires that first you know the signs and symptoms and the root causes. This article has a checklist to assist with determining if a martyr complex is present and then what to do to help the “martyr” move on and grow.

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Why Wandering Minds Can Be Less Caring; Plus How to Cultivate Compassion

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Why Wandering Minds Can Be Less Caring; Plus How to Cultivate Compassion

Mind-wandering to negative events can produce negative emotions that narrow our attention and lead us to miss opportunities for caring.

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4 Introvert Archetypes: Which are YOU?

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 8 Comments
4 Introvert Archetypes: Which are YOU?

There are 4 introvert archetypes under the acronym STAR. Assuming you think you may be an introvert take the quiz and find out which one you tend to be.

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Opposition Defiant Disorder — Non-Conformity & Anti-Authoritarianism Now Considered an Illness

Posted by on April 28, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 68 Comments
Opposition Defiant Disorder — Non-Conformity & Anti-Authoritarianism Now Considered an Illness

Opposition Defiant Disorder is another new “mental illness diagnosis” included in the latest DSM. So are many other things that are simply descriptors of characteristics. Read the list. All have pharmaceutical “solutions”. Where there is non conformity especially deficiencies in “rule-governed behaviour” the answer is to medicate the person into submission. There are now 357 mental illness diagnoses instead of the 130 in 1950. Overdiagnosis and overmedication are now the norm.

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Science Proves What You Suspected: Walking in Nature is Good For Your Mental Health

Posted by on April 11, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Science Proves What You Suspected: Walking in Nature is Good For Your Mental Health

Do not underestimate the power of a walk in the woods: A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help combat depression.

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What Is Fear of Abandonment and How to Overcome It

Written by on April 6, 2016 in Conscious Living, Psychology-Psychiatry with 3 Comments
What Is Fear of Abandonment and How to Overcome It

An article by Omar Cherif about the causes, the symptoms, and the ways to heal from our common fear of abandonment.

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Darwin Was Wrong: Compassion Helped Fuel Human Evolution – NOT Survival of the Fittest

Posted by on March 23, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 36 Comments
Darwin Was Wrong: Compassion Helped Fuel Human Evolution – NOT Survival of the Fittest

A new study of early humans has challenged one of the main tenets of Darwin’s evolutionary theory, the idea of the survival of the fittest, by suggesting compassion and the ability to accommodate “defective” members of the community actually played a significant role in how humans developed.

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How the Human Heart Functions as a Second Brain

Posted by on February 21, 2016 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 16 Comments
How the Human Heart Functions as a Second Brain

The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body, because it is one of the main mediums for connecting us to each other and the Universe. Conventional science has taught us that the main role of the heart is to pump blood to all the systems of the body. This definition of the heart is not very accurate. Besides pumping blood, the heart also has an intelligence of its own.

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The Science and Psychology of Love

Posted by on February 14, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 4 Comments
The Science and Psychology of Love

We simply call this mysterious feeling “love” but believe it or not, there is a complexity behind the wheel driving us to cogitate our involvement in this feeling—some sort of devoted and passionate feeling. Science has sought long to detect the basic phenomenon behind amity and has concluded at many stages that love is the most alluring feeling in our life aiding us to thrive. Fidelity compels us to accelerate the process of reproduction. Staying over the rainbow and in love with the world is not a casual nexus.

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DARPA Program To Connect Brains To Computers With Implantable Chip

DARPA Program To Connect Brains To Computers With Implantable Chip

DARPA is launching a new military program using an implant to connect the human brain to a computer. Although there may be some applications that could restore sight or hearing to those without the military use of the Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) is the reason behind the Human Brain project and the US Brain Initiative.

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Light Therapy is More Effective than Prozac in Major Depression

Light Therapy is More Effective than Prozac in Major Depression

Bright light therapy has a proven track record of success in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly referred to as the winter blues. A new study from the University of British Columbia shows that this simple and safe therapy is effective for non-seasonal major depression. In fact, researchers showed light therapy was much more effective than fluoxetine (Prozac).

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Robots Are Being Taught to Say “No”, But for Our Own Good

Robots Are Being Taught to Say “No”, But for Our Own Good

Robots are being taught ‘disobedience’ by engineers to protect us from ourselves. They will make decisions based on safety of themselves and humans. See the attached video showing this. This could be our future.

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Americans Used to Get Happier in Their Thirties. Not Any More

Posted by on November 9, 2015 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 10 Comments
Americans Used to Get Happier in Their Thirties. Not Any More

For decades, Americans struggled through angst-filled and turbulent teenage years only to become happier once they reached the full bloom of adulthood. But that link between age and happiness disappeared in 2010, according to a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science on Nov. 5. Adolescents have become steadily happier while those in their thirties are more miserable.

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Stress & Depression Early in Life Stunts Our Reward Circuits

Stress & Depression Early in Life Stunts Our Reward Circuits

Early life stress is a major risk factor for later episodes of depression. Adults who are abused or neglected as children are almost 2x’s as likely to experience depression. The increased risk following such childhood adversity is associated with sensitization of brain circuits involved with processing threat and driving the stress response & there may also be diminished processing of reward in the brain & associated reductions in a person’s ability to experience positive emotions.

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Your Powers of Unconscious Awareness

Written by on October 27, 2015 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
Your Powers of Unconscious Awareness

Studies show that aspects of unconscious awareness provide us with knowledge of what’s about to happen, and the findings might not be what you’d expect. You may have heard of the expression, “women’s intuition,” and thus assumed that women might feel more excited than men about finding their intuitions are proven to be correct–but according to one researcher’s […]

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