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New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking 2382 516Share Synopsis Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught. 1. You are creative. The artist is not a special person, each one of us is a special kind of artist. Repetition compulsion - Wikipedia Repetition compulsion is a psychological phenomenon in which a person repeats a traumatic event or its circumstances over and over again. This includes reenacting the event or putting oneself in situations where the event is likely to happen again. This "re-living" can also take the form of dreams in which memories and feelings of what happened are repeated, and even hallucination. The term can also be used to cover the repetition of behaviour or life patterns more broadly: a "key component in Freud's understanding of mental life, 'repetition compulsion'...describes the pattern whereby people endlessly repeat patterns of behaviour which were difficult or distressing in earlier life

5 Things People Don't Get About Borderline Personalities Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images Considering movies tend to portray us as violent stalkers (or at the very least, out-of-control whirlwinds of emotional destruction), it's easy to lump BPD sufferers in with sociopaths or other groups that lack basic human empathy. But more recent studies suggest that we actually just have way too much of it. Since you're constantly assessing the emotional state of the people around you (primarily because it's all your fault, and oh god you have to fix it), people with borderline personality disorder kind of have people-reading superpowers. This Is How To Make Friends As An Adult: 5 Secrets Backed By Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out, click here. When you were a kid it was a lot easier.

The 5 Productive Morning Routines Of Highly Effective People Ah, mornings. It can seem like they can really set the productivity tone for the rest of the day. Some days you’re dialed into every detail: cooking a big breakfast, experimenting with new hairstyles. Other days… well, you’re slipping into the office through the backdoor with yesterday’s shirt on. It happens. While a great morning moment can feel pretty magical, there’s more to the perfectly productive day than mystical forces at work. Keeping Calm and Carrying On with Adult ADHD Symptoms The most viable way by which an individual with ADHD can feel included and needed in society is by managing the symptoms in the very best possible ways. Information about ADHD is much more easily available today than it used to be; medicines that manage symptoms and behavioural therapies go a long way in building up a structured life. Here are some quick steps that you can follow on a day to day basis as you carry on with ADHD conditions: STEP 1: Get a grip on the Top ADHD Myths and Facts STEP 2: Learn the 7 Steps to Manage your ADHD Symptoms STEP 3: Master the art of Self-Managing your ADHD Treatment

7 Signs Adult ADHD Might Be Interfering With Your Performance at Work As many as nine million adults in America have ADHD, and most of them are part of the national workforce. Unfortunately, many of them struggle in their employment roles. One survey found that 50 percent of adults with ADHD are unable to maintain a full-time job. Even when adults with ADHD do hold down full-time employment, the odds are good they’ll make less than their peers. And they’re still more likely to be fired or rack up absences at work. ADHD is a neurobehavioral condition that can manifest in a variety of ways (which I’ll explore below).

How ADHD Affects Executive Function in Adults and Kids Is your forgetfulness, inability to plan, and impulsivity a symptom of ADHD, or could it be an executive function disorder? In this audio and slide presentation, hosted by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., learn how ADHD can wreak havoc on your executive functions, and what you can do about it. ADDitude - Attention Deficit Information It's no secret that children and adults with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) often struggle to focus on tasks they find uninteresting. High distractibility -- in children with ADHD who are unable to stay focused on a classroom lecture or in adults with ADD who never get around to doing their paperwork -- is a key ADHD symptom and diagnosis criterion. What you might not know about ADHD is that there's another side: the tendency for children and adults with attention deficit disorder to focus very intently on things that do interest them. At times, the focus is so strong that they become oblivious to the world around them. For children, the object of "hyperfocus" might be playing a video game or watching TV.

Psychedelic drug ayahuasca improves hard-to-treat depression Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images By Andy Coghlan It tastes foul and makes people vomit. But ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic concoction that has been drunk in South America for centuries in religious rituals, may help people with depression that is resistant to antidepressants. Tourists are increasingly trying ayahuasca during holidays to countries such as Brazil and Peru, where the psychedelic drug is legal.

Aging on Nautilus: Will 90 Become The New 60? Immortality: Trust us, you wouldn’t like it. It’s a comforting message, in a sour-grapes sort of way. It sounds wise and mature, suggesting that we put aside childish dreams and accept once and for all that there can be no vital Veg-O-Matic that slices mortality and dices infirmity. Gerontologists like it, being particularly eager to put on a respectable front and escape the whiff of snake oil that clings to the field of life extension. Aging on Nautilus: The Real Secret of Youth Is Complexity Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!” Henry David Thoreau exhorted in his 1854 memoir Walden, in which he extolled the virtues of a “Spartan-like” life. Saint Thomas Aquinas preached that simplicity brings one closer to God.