7 Mindfulness-Based Strategies to Stop Spiraling into Despair

Name your emotions. Take action. Know your limits. These seven mindfulness-based strategies can help you stay grounded while caring deeply about the world.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #news-and-news-media, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How Weight Lifting Can Help Heal Trauma

Everyone knows that weight lifting increases physical strength. But, for some, it can give psychological power, too.

#emotions, #exercise, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #weight-lifting

6 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With Anger

Anger has a bad reputation, but it is a basic human emotion like any other. Here’s how to help children cope.

#anger-emotion, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Grief Shame: Why We Judge Each Other’s Grief

A new classification in psychology has set off a debate over what should be done about “prolonged” grief.

#diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders-book, #emotions, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

The Joy Workout

Six research-backed moves to improve your mood

#content-type-service, #emotions, #exercise, #happiness

A ‘Life-Affirming’ Remedy for Climate Despair

Wynn Bruce’s death can teach us that climate anxiety and despair can be channeled into constructive action.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bruce-wynn-d-2022, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #emotions, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #psychology-and-psychologists

A Look at the Textbooks Rejected by the Florida Department of Education

The state rejected dozens of math textbooks. The New York Times reviewed 21 of them to figure out why.

#critical-race-theory, #desantis-ron, #education-k-12, #emotions, #florida, #mathematics, #textbooks

The Secrets of Lasting Friendships

Anthropologist Robin Dunbar provides a framework.

#books-and-literature, #dunbar-robin, #emotions, #friends-understanding-the-power-of-our-most-important-relationships-book, #friendship, #united-states

The Many Uses (and Abuses) of Shame

Cathy O’Neil’s “The Shame Machine” is the most recent book to address an emotion that can be exhilarating or terrifying, depending on where you sit.

#books-and-literature, #emotions, #ethics-personal, #oneil-cathy-author, #the-shame-machine-who-profits-in-the-new-age-of-humiliation-book

What Makes a Times Article Go Viral?

Facebook posts, shares, emails and page views: We may already know how an article spreads online, but we’re still learning why it lights up the internet.

#computers-and-the-internet, #emotions, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #research, #social-media, #wharton-school-of-the-university-of-pennsylvania

Jealousy Doesn’t Have to Ruin a Friendship

Everyone feels left out sometimes. It’s how you handle it that matters.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #emotions, #empathy, #friendship, #jealousy-and-envy, #psychology-and-psychologists

What Does Dreaming About an Ex Mean?

And what the dreams can teach us about our own yearnings, then and now.

#dating-and-relationships, #dreams, #emotions

The Best Cure for Languishing: Behavioral Activation

As with just about everything related to Covid, we’re sick of languishing, too.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #creativity, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grant-adam-m, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists

Sigal Barsade, 56, Dies; Argued That It’s OK to Show Emotions at Work

Her pioneering research showed that feelings have a place in the office, and that good leaders should learn to embrace that fact.

#barsade-sigal-1965-2022, #deaths-obituaries, #emotions, #empathy, #research, #workplace-environment

Can MDMA Save a Marriage?

For some couples on the brink of divorce, taking the illegal psychedelic drug was a last resort — but it ended up being the only thing that worked.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ecstasy-drug, #emotions, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

The Eat Well Challenge: A Guide to Reshape Your Eating Habits Without a Diet

Reshape your eating habits this year, no dieting needed.

#diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #psychology-and-psychologists, #senses-and-sensation, #weight, #well-challenge-2022

How to Mindfully Manage Your Food Cravings

For the Eat Well Challenge, mindfulness techniques like “urge surfing” can help curb overeating without banning favorite foods.

#candy, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #potato-chips, #psychology-and-psychologists, #senses-and-sensation, #weight, #well-challenge-2022

What Role Do Emotions Play in the Way Our Brains Work?

In “Emotional,” Leonard Mlodinow examines the effect of feelings on our thought processes and mental lives.

#books-and-literature, #emotional-how-feelings-shape-our-thinking-book, #emotions, #mlodinow-leonard, #psychology-and-psychologists

How Burnout Affects Men

The intense public discussion of burnout during the pandemic has given too little attention to how men experience this problem.

#anxiety-and-stress, #emotions, #labor-and-jobs, #men-and-boys, #parenting

Why Stress May Be Your Heart’s Worst Enemy

Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

#anxiety-and-stress, #blood-pressure, #brain, #cholesterol, #emotions, #heart, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #stroke, #tai-chi, #yoga

How to Improve Your Mental Health in 2022

Well’s most popular stories of the year offered tools to stay happy and healthy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How Can You Learn to Be More Resilient?

Pandemic life doesn’t have to be just about survival. You can become stronger and ready for the next challenge.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #emotions, #optimism, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists

Millionaire Space Tourism Doesn’t Come With an Awe Guarantee

Space tourism is one of those ostensibly awesome experiences that often feel anticlimactic because they promise the sublime.

#blue-origin, #elon-musk, #emotions, #high-net-worth-individuals, #jeff-bezos, #private-spaceflight, #richard-branson, #senses-and-sensation, #space, #space-and-astronomy, #travel-and-vacations, #virgin-galactic

A Spirit of Gratitude Is Healthy for Society

On Thanksgiving, consider the multiple benefits of giving thanks.

#desteno-david, #emotions, #happiness, #hume-david-1711-76, #internal-sub-only-nl, #pilgrims-plymouth-mass, #thanksgiving-day

I Have to Believe John Sarno’s Book Cured My Chronic Pain

A science writer investigates the 30-year-old claims of an iconoclastic doctor who said chronic pain was mostly mental.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #chronic-condition-health, #emotions, #pain, #physical-therapy, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals. Discuss.

New research raises as many question as it answers. 

#conservatism-us-politics, #emotions, #happiness, #liberalism-us-politics, #psychology-and-psychologists, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Depression and Anxiety Affect Your Physical Health

Mind and body form a two-way street.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #emotions, #heart, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #smoking-and-tobacco, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How to Spot a Love Addict

Experts question whether we can describe a toxic relationship the way we talk about gambling or alcohol. But some have found that framework to be a helpful step in the road to freedom.

#addiction-psychology, #dating-and-relationships, #emotions, #love-emotion, #single-persons, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tiktok-bytedance

Who Gets Sick in Space? Inspiration4 May Offer More Clues.

Commercial spaceflight brings a more diverse cross section of humanity beyond Earth, helping medical researchers collect data.

#arceneaux-hayley, #emotions, #eyes-and-eyesight, #inspiration4, #medicine-and-health, #motion-sickness, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #private-spaceflight, #research, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

Twenty years after Sept. 11, a…

Twenty years after Sept. 11, a look at what we hold on to and what we choose to let go.

#audio-negative-sad, #audio-negative-tragedy, #audio-neutral-immersive, #emotions, #funerals-and-memorials, #ganci-peter-j, #grief-emotion, #memory, #pentagon-building, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

How the Brain Shapes Reality and Imagination

The categories we use to describe our thinking are messed up.

#barrett-lisa-feldman-1963, #brain, #emotions, #memory, #neuroscience

How to Support Teenagers as They Head Back to School

Adolescents are readying for the next step in a seemingly endless set of challenges. Here’s how to help them regulate their emotions.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youth

Back To School: 4 Ways Parents Can Calm Their Fears

A psychiatrist offers these tools to her patients who worry that Delta will disrupt the school year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #emotions, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

Why Fear and Loathing Can Be Good for Your Workout

Stress isn’t usually a good thing for mental health. But during exercise it can be.

#anger-emotion, #anxiety-and-stress, #athletics-and-sports, #content-type-service, #cortisol-hormone, #depression-mental, #emotions, #exercise, #fear-emotion, #martial-arts, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #rock-climbing

What We Are Not Teaching Boys About Being Human

It turns out that there is a bizarre absence of fully realized human beings in my sons’ fictional worlds.

#metoo-movement, #books-and-literature, #emotions, #friendship, #men-and-boys, #parenting

How to Calm Your Climate Anxiety

Between wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, we’re all feeling nervous about the future. But stewing or ignoring the problem won’t ease your burden.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #emotions, #energy-efficiency, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mental-health-and-disorders, #wildfires

How to Channel Your Inner Olympic Coach

Here are a few tips to help motivate those around you to persevere and succeed.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coaches-and-managers, #emotions, #friendship, #olympic-games-2016

Post-Covid Happiness Comes in Groups

We find our greatest bliss in moments of “collective effervescence.”

#emotions, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Edward Diener, Psychologist Known as Dr. Happiness, Dies at 74

Since the 1980s, he was recognized as a leader in measuring what he called “subjective well-being.” And, yes, he was very happy.

#american-psychological-assn, #deaths-obituaries, #diener-edward, #emotions, #happiness, #psychology-and-psychologists

The Great Unmasking

After Covid, a better life is possible.

#boston-college, #commencement-speeches, #coronavirus-reopenings, #emotions, #friendship, #united-states

It Might Be Time to Break Up Your Pandemic Pod

Yes, you really need to start seeing other people.

#content-type-service, #emotions, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines

Wellness Challenge: A Self Check-in for Mental Health

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How to Conquer Feelings of Guilt During the Pandemic

Many have felt unwarranted remorse over things they can’t control. Here’s how to stop the spiral.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists

A Year of ‘Languishing’ and ‘Fallow Space’

“Languishing definitely describes the lack of interest I feel just now,” one reader writes. Another describes a fallow period of rest preparing for what comes next.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grant-adam-m, #psychology-and-psychologists

Are There More Tulips Than Usual This Year?

After a year of languishing, New York City is flourishing.

#emotions, #flowers-and-plants

Using Radical Acceptance to Minimize Suffering

Five ways to become more accepting of pain.

#content-type-service, #emotions, #love-emotion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing

It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #productivity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Main Reason for Your Pandemic Boredom

It comes down to lack of control.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #emotions, #parenting

Why We Romanticize the Past

Ah, the good old days. Were they really that good?

#content-type-service, #emotions, #loneliness, #memory

The Family Dog Is in Sync With Your Kids

Dogs orient and move in synchrony with family members, which may have implications for the emotional development of people and pets.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #animal-cognition-journal, #children-and-childhood, #dogs, #emotions, #exercise, #oregon-state-university, #pets, #research, #udell-monique-a-r, #youth