Calm a Distressed Mind by Changing Your Environment

April 26th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

  One of the biggest contributors to our happiness is something we barely pay attention to: the voice inside our own heads. As psychologist Ethan Kross describes in his new book Chatter, that voice is constantly analyzing the situations we’re in, reflecting on the past and future, and telling us who we are. While sometimes friendly and optimistic—it’s OK, everything’s going to work out!—it can also … Continue reading

A complete beginner’s guide to human memory

April 21st, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

What actually is memory? Memory, in short, is a process. It begins with an ‘encoding phase’ when experiences are represented in webs of interconnected neurons. Over the short term – imagine briefly memorising a phone number – this takes place at the front of the brain. If you process information deeply enough it will work its way through into longer-term storage, which involves the hippocampus … Continue reading

Need to Dust Off Your Social Skills?

April 12th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

After a year of virtual gathering, getting back to real-life relationships can be intimidating. These eight simple exercises can help.           Read full article: NY times; Need to Dust Off Your Social Skills?, By Bonnie Tsui. 

How to Help a Teen Out of a Homework Hole

March 5th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

The more students fall behind in the pandemic, the less likely they are to feel that they can catch up. Read full article: NY Times; How to Help a Teen Out of a Homework Hole, By: Lisa Damour 

“8 Rules of Wellbeing: An Aid Kit for Women with ADHD”

February 26th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

“The irony of wellbeing is that it requires consistent diligence and self-awareness — not traditional ADHD strong points. But as beings with overactive nervous systems, it’s important we have tools in place to help calm and regulate our brains so we can fulfill our vast potential.” Read full article: Attitude Magazine: “8 Rules of Wellbeing: An Aid Kit for Women with ADHD” 

Opinion: The vaccinated need to know What’s safe for them to do?

February 17th, 2021 - By Melisa in Uncategorized

More than one in 10 Americans have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, but they are still awaiting a clear answer to a key question: What can they do once they are fully vaccinated? Read full article: The Washington Post, Opinion: The vaccinated need to know What’s safe for them to do?