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How to Make Marshmallows That Are So Healthy You Can Eat as Many as You Want. How to Make Marshmallows That Are So Healthy You Can Eat as Many as You Want Marshmallows are a longtime family favorite. Often considered a staple for camping trips, hot cocoa, Thanksgiving classics, and desserts, these sugary treats aren’t doing you any favors. Even though marshmallows are fat-free, they are packed full of sugar. One regular marshmallow contains about 4 grams of added sugar. But as many of us know, very rarely do we eat a single marshmallow. Health Risks of Excess Sugar Sugar consumption in excess increases your overall calorie content and can easily lead to unhealthy weight gain and obesity.

Sugar has also been directly related to long-term health problems. Heart disease Several cancers, like pancreatic cancerTeeth issues, such as cavitiesInflated cholesterol levelsInsulin resistance and diabetesFood addictions Healthy Marshmallow Recipe These fluffy honey-sweetened homemade marshmallows will deliver all the flavor but none of the health-compromising sugar. Ingredients. How To Help Someone With Depression. Step 1: Stop. Before you do anything, let’s take a minute and get your head right. If you don’t struggle with depression on a regular basis, or haven’t previously spent time questioning your intentions, motivation, and actions on how you interact, I can promise your head’s not right.

Worse, taking action without getting your head right is usually worse than not acting at all. Seriously. Nobody wants that, especially you. You’re trying to help - you’re even reading this article! But first, we’re gonna take a minute, and get you the right perspective. Here’s what depression is like. Take a few moments, and put yourself in the following shoes. You wake up one morning, and wonder if you have the flu again. But, you’re caught by finances. You skip your shower. Your 8-hour day feels like it’s closer to 18. This keeps up, day after day. Somewhere along the line, you figure out that this particular set of things is called depression, and that makes you feel like shit. So you reach out. That’s true. You may suffer from 'impostor syndrome.' Lots of smart people with signs of high achievement do.

Lots of people have projects they've been sitting on. For some people, it's legitimately because some thing they need to move forward has stalled or because they really do have too much on their plate to get to it. But for many people, it's something else entirely. It's this gripping fear that can set in, making you doubt whether you have any place at all trying to do the work you feel called to do.

Putting yourself out there can be a real internal struggle. Image by Andrew Smith/Flickr. Maybe it's a book you keep meaning to write. I'm going to break down what it is here and give you two easy-to-remember steps that you can use to keep working on your project in spite of suffering from this fear. There's a tension between what comes naturally and what we value. As Carl Richards, The New York Times' "Sketch Guy," explains: "Two American psychologists, Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes, gave it a name in 1978: the impostor syndrome.

Sketch by Carl Richards, used with permission. 1. 2. Rex Brangwyn: Building Erotic Intelligence « A NEW AND ANCIENT STORY. Podcast: Play in new window | Download This conversation I recorded with Rex Brangwyn was originally part of my online program "Masculinity: A New Story. " The outpouring of gratitude, insight, and stories it provoked from participants has prompted me to share it more widely. You may not agree with everything he says, but he is a sincere explorer who radiates love, compassion, and honesty.

Rex Brangwyn is a practitioner of psychosexual somatics, which uses sexuality as a gateway to physical, emotional, and psychological healing. In this conversation we talk about the incredible transformative power of female sexuality, and the role of the man (or other holder of masculine energy) in facilitating it. Rex says, “Most women have no idea the places they can go. The men aren’t around who can hold the space.... the erotic spaces a woman can go are truly astounding. In the last half hour we explore a related topic: initiation. Growing Together -- Thich Nhat Hanh. In his introduction to the book, Love’s Garden: A Guide to Mindful Relationships, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how we can use loving relationships to cultivate the seeds of buddhahood inside us.

To commit to another person is to embark on a very adventurous journey. You must be very wise and very patient to keep your love alive so it will last for a long time. The first year of a committed relationship can already reveal how difficult it is. When you first commit to someone, you have a beautiful image of them, and you marry that image rather than the person. When you live with each other twenty-four hours a day, you begin to discover the reality of the other person, which doesn’t quite correspond with the image you have of him or of her.

Sometimes we’re disappointed. In the beginning you’re very passionate. We tend to compare ourselves with others and to wonder if we have enough to offer in a relationship. Beauty and goodness are always there in each of us. Look into your hand. 3 Ways to Develop Self-Trust. “Everyone in your life has the potential of betraying you,” said Cynthia Wall, LCSW, a psychotherapist in private practice in northern California. They may leave. They may pass away. They may make a rude comment. They may cheat. “We can’t count on anybody 100 percent.” But it does stress the importance of being able to trust the one person we know we can count on: ourselves. As Wall writes in her book The Courage to Trust: A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships, “The person you need to trust first is yourself. Self-trust means that you can take care of your needs and safety, Wall said. In The Courage to Trust Wall lists other components that encompass self-trust.

If you don’t do these things, you’re not alone. Maybe you didn’t. 1. The people who undermine your self-trust are the ones who use you or don’t want you to succeed, Wall said. While you probably didn’t have control over having negative people in your life when you were a child, you do have control today. 2. 3. The 4 Stages of Life According to Carl Jung. As we wander through this journey that is life, we go through fundamental changes. Some people use terms like “quarter-life crisis” or “middle age” to define where it is we think we are in our lives along the way. To me, there aren’t destinations in life. There are milestones for sure, but we can often come back to the same places that we were before. That is what I love about Swiss psychologist Carl Jung’s 4 Stages of Life.

The Athlete The athlete is the phase in our lives when we are at our most self-absorbed. The Warrior Moving forward in our lives, we reach the warrior phase. The Statement When the warrior phase in our lives is coming to an end, we find ourselves asking: “what have I done for others?” The Spirit The final stage of life is the spirit stage. The science behind adult colouring books - Books and Arts. Why are colouring books at the top of Australia's adult bestseller list? Books and Arts takes a closer looking at the booming popularity of colouring books for adults to see why we're suddenly diving back into our pencil cases for the sake of mental health. Your screen is filled with a suffocating blur of images and headlines. Your life is swallowed by stress.

It's a process that takes us to a time that is stress free. Dr Stan Rodski Where do you turn? If you're an Australian in 2015, it may be to the pages of a colouring book. Colouring books for adults have enjoyed an unprecedented ascent to the top of the country's bestseller lists, and they're showing no signs of going away. But according to consulting neuropsychologist and neuroscientist Dr Stan Rodski, it makes perfect sense. 'Watching children and the way that they relax while colouring really prompted the thought, "Why can't adults re-enter that space in a brain state? " 'That's what we're trying to do with meditation as well.

Bad Relationships: Change your Role and the Rules of Engagement | A Shrink for Men. Many people engage in abusive behaviors, covert and overt, to get what they want. Whenever you appease, capitulate, ignore or simply stay in an abusive relationship, you reward and reinforce your partner’s abusive behavior. An abusive personality will continue to rage, withdraw, name-call, degrade, shame, guilt-trip and other more subtle abuse tactics such as dirty looks, smirking and gaslighting as long as there aren’t any consequences for doing so. Even when there are consequences they’ll often continue to engage in destructive, abusive behaviors.

It’s their nature; just like it’s a snake’s nature to strike at you with its fangs when you get too close. Unhappy couples tend to engage in what psychologist John Gottman calls the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”: criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling. “They get stuck in negative, destructive patterns, have fewer positive interactions than happy couples and are unable to resolve problems.” A relationship is a “field.” Self-Talk and Self-Awareness. To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for your inner state at any given moment. That means now. Ask yourself, “Is there negativity in me at this moment?” Then, become alert, attentive to your thoughts as well as your emotions. Watch out for the low-level unhappiness in whatever form that I mentioned earlier, such as discontent, nervousness, being “fed up,” and so on.

Watch out for thoughts that appear to justify or explain this unhappiness but in reality cause it. The moment you become aware of a negative state within yourself, it does not mean you have failed. It means that you have succeeded. Your sense of self, of who you are, then undergoes a shift: Before you were the thoughts, emotions, and reactions; now you are the awareness, the conscious Presence that witnesses those states. “One day I will be free of the ego.” Is not really a big job but a very small one. Our Parents' Level of Consciousness | Suza Scalora.

In this video, Eckhart Tolle and physical chemist Lothar Schäfer discuss that no one can act beyond their level of consciousness, including our parents. When we want our parents or anyone else to act more consciously, we are unconscious, creating suffering for ourselves because we are denying the 'isness' of the present moment. We are conscious when we can allow people, including our parents, to experience whatever state of consciousness is arising in the moment, without imposing our expectations and demands on them.

This is the state of compassion, kindness and empathy for the humanness of the other. For more information on Eckhart Tolle, please click here. For more information on Lothar Schäfer, please click here. Addressing Myths about CBT | NYC Cognitive Therapy. Ackerman » Workshops. Buy travel products - Choose travel products. Parent's Corner: The Letter Your Teenager Can't Write You — Emotional Geographic. Dear Parent: This is the letter that I wish I could write. This fight we are in right now. I need it. I need this fight. I desperately need you to hold the other end of the rope. I need this fight and I need to see that no matter how bad or big my feelings are—they won’t destroy you or me.

This is the fight that will teach me that my shadow is not bigger than my light. And this particular fight will end. I know there is nothing inherently satisfying in this job for you. Please hang on to the other end of the rope. Love, Your Teenager. Parent's Corner: The Letter Your Teenager Can't Write You — Emotional Geographic. Room for Improvement: Feedback Informed Treatment and the Therapeutic Relationship. My Scandinavian Grandmother Christina was fond of saying, “The room for improvement…is the biggest one in our house.” Turns out, when it comes to engaging people in physical and mental health services, Grandma was right. We healthcare professionals can do better—and recent research points the way. Stanford psychologists Sims and Tsai found that recipients of care both choose, and are more likely to follow the recommendations of, healthcare providers who match how they ideally want to feel.

People who valued feeling excitement, for example, were more likely to choose a professional who promoted excitement and vice versa. Bottom line? Tailoring services in the manner suggested by Sims and Tsai is precisely what Feedback-Informed Treatment (FIT) is all about. Overwhelmed by paperwork? Since coming on the scene, the owners have doggedly sought feedback from users, working steadily to provide a system that maximizes practitioners’ effectiveness. I can almost see my Granma Stina smiling! Scott.