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?
You know that thing where you stubbornly stay up late for no reason because you feel like you didn’t get any time to yourself? Here’s how to stop. Read Full Article: Glamour, ‘Revenge Bedtime Procrastination’ Is Real, According to Psychologists
Do you hate the sound of chewing so much it gives you dry heaves? Or does the sound of a knuckle cracking make you want to scream? If your reactions to noise strike others as extreme, you may have sensitivity to sound. Continue reading
For all that scientists have done to tame the biological world, there are still things that lie outside the realm of human knowledge. The coronavirus was one such alarming reminder, when it emerged with murky origins in late 2019 and found naïve, unwitting hosts in the human body. Even as science began to unravel many of the virus’s mysteries—how it spreads, how it tricks its … Continue reading
Raise your hand if you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed. Aside from the fact that being in the middle of a pandemic makes everything more stressful, you’ve got work obligations and family commitments, then there are food choices to make, at-home workouts you think you should be doing, and non-stretchy pants you’re feeling bad for not fitting into. It’s a lot. I get it, and … Continue reading
New brain research shows that writing by hand helps children learn more and remember better. At the same time, schools are becoming more and more digital, and a European survey shows that Norwegian children spend the most time online of 19 countries in the EU. Read the full article: Medical Xpress, Why writing by hand makes kids smarter
Last year, an article in the New York Times described “The Relentlessness of Modern Parenting.” That word struck me at the time and has stuck with me ever since. Speaking as a mom of two, the expectations and pressures weighing on parents can indeed feel relentless. Read Full Article: Mark’s Daily Apple, Parental Burnout: What to do if you feel overwhelmed as a parent.
By providing a window onto the body’s inner workings, biofeedback could help people control what was once thought to be ungovernable Read full article: Elemental, ‘Biofeedback’ Could Ease Headaches, Anxiety — and Maybe a Lot Else
As many of us know, the greatest challenge regarding misophonia is learning to lower nervous system reactivity (or calm the body) “in the moment.” However, activities that calm the body in everyday life are equally as important because the two processes interact. Accordingly, this post is about proactive calming exercises and activities that play a role in how one responds “in the moment.” Read Full Article: Psychology Today, Misophonia and Movement, Movement helps … Continue reading
In those early months, I, along with most of the rest of the country, was using “surge capacity” to operate, as Ann Masten, PhD, a psychologist and professor of child development at the University of Minnesota, calls it. Surge capacity is a collection of adaptive systems — mental and physical — that humans draw on for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations, such as natural disasters. But natural … Continue reading