Most people don’t know that eight different types of dementia exist that could impact the brain as we age. These are good to know. Source: The 8 Different Types of Dementia According to Science
The U.S. is undergoing a crisis of our personal and shared sense of meaning as polarization rises and institutions erode. The solution is as simple as it is difficult: Love one another. Source: America Is Pursuing Happiness in All the Wrong Places
Catherine Burns, artistic director at The Moth, shares what she has learned about the art of storytelling. Source: How to Break Free from the Stories We Tell Ourselves
55,000 studies reveal three pillars of psychological flexibility. Source: The Most Important Skill Set in Mental Health
Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston. Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Braving the Wilderness.
Rejection: We all can feel it. Consider these sources and solutions: How to Handle Rejection
Second-guessing yourself can be painful. But with control, it can be helpful. Source: Why Second-Guessing Yourself Might Not Be All Bad
I’m a psychiatrist and I’m exhausted, too. Source: Why Your Pandemic Fatigue Is At an All-Time High (Even as Cases Dwindle)
There’s a limit to how often we can question our faith in humanity, and the latest TV trend seems like it wants to push us beyond it. Source: Why Is Every New TV Show About Scammers?
btw, if you haven’t seen Netflix’s “Inventing Anna” (the subject of the featured image) , I highly recommended it. See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8740976/reference/
I’m sharing this not as an indictment of my parent’s parenting but rather mine as something I would share with my sons. One of the most difficult things for children to understand is the complexity of being a parent today. Children don’t understand what their parent might be going through at work or in their marriage nor should they, but life is made up of ordinary days and sometimes parents have a hard time keeping their adult world from harming their children. Hopefully, as children grow older they have more grace to lend to their parents.
Allison Ayres writes “dear Mom and Dad, thank you for the hard lessons. Thank you for creating me. Thank you for being who you were or weren’t to me.” Source: Dear Mom and Dad, Thank You for the Years of Trauma – Tiny Buddha
John Mulaney addressed sobriety and fatherhood in his opening monologue. Source: ‘SNL’: John Mulaney Addresses Sobriety in Opening Monologue
Aging can be hardest for strivers, says social scientist Arthur Brooks, because they sometimes mourn that their biggest successes are in their rearview mirror. Source: How to crack the code to happiness in the second half of life
When Western psychology meets Eastern philosophy: Mindfulness Is Key to Happiness In Modern Mental Health
Anger poisons relationships, yet anger can easily become a too-frequent habit. Learn more here: Needless Angers: Can They Be Eliminated?
“The key to cultivating internal calm amidst ever-present stress. Hacking our brain begins with a clear knowledge of the three executive systems that run our cognitive processing. We’ll refer to them as the first executive (amygdala, fear response), second executive (frontal-parietal lobe, logic, and problem-solving), and third executive (DMN, empathy, and self-awareness). This control panel of sorts gives us a comprehensive view of the ways that our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings interact at any given moment.” Go to the source: How to Be Resilient in an Overwhelming World
Learn difference-making tips to conquer your fears at home and work. Source: How Facing Fears Helps to Protect Your Mental Health
What repressed anger looks like. Source: 5 Symptoms of Repressed Anger
How to reap the positive effects of streaming, and how to avoid problems. Source: The surprising health benefits of binge-watching