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Archive for November, 2010

Take the Good Parent Test

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

After C.R. and I wrote about Dr. Robert Epstein’s interesting parenting study, he sent us a link to this online test: Are You A Good Parent? (Also, there is a fascinating Extended Childhood Disorder Test link on the same page). We’re looking forward to taking the tests ourselves!


Parenting Experts Say No to Religion, Spirituality

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Many children instinctively, with little or no instruction, believe in God and believe they have a soul-even if they can’t quite define it or don’t know the term for it.


Does College Stress You Out?

Friday, November 26th, 2010

New studies show that University students in Australia were reporting higher rates of emotional problems. Does/did college stress affect you?


Thanksgiving 365 Days a Year

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Certainly, it’s pretty obnoxious for someone else who can’t possibly know your pain to cavalierly tell you: Hey, you should be thankful. Right?


5 Tips for Getting Through Thanksgiving

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

If stressful family get-togethers with problematic relationships trigger anxiety, depression, cravings for alcohol or drugs, or other unpleasant symptoms, don’t wait until you get there to fix the problem.


Readers Write: Airport Body Scans and Pat Downs

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

I hate people touching me period. Now that I keep hearing about the new type of patdowns, I’m really alarmed and guess I’m not going to be able to fly ever again.


Fear of Flying Poll: Frustrating and Scary

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

With all the controversy over the new airport body scans and the invasive pat downs, those who already are seat-grippers in the air have a new reason to dread flying. Statistics show that the majority of people who have significant flying fears are women over the age of 25. Flying phobias are so common that an enormous industry has been built on the treatment of this fear! (Just Google “flying phobia”).


Airport Body Scans: Can They Traumatize?

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Flying is stressful enough for most people (long lines, delays, rudeness of some-not all-airport personnel, claustrophobia and other flying-related phobias, bad food, dirty bathrooms, and so forth).


Nothingness and Emptiness in Kabbalah

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

People are often surprised to learn traditional Jewish meditation, dating from some of the earliest Biblical times, actually stresses concepts usually attributed to Zen. Two of these are nothingness and emptiness. However, there is a major difference between Zen and Jewish mystical teachings.


God and Addiction, Yes. God and Mental Illness, No? Poll.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

However, we also feel that proselytizing is definitely not the way to go. The idea isn’t to tell a patient what to believe–it’s to get him or her thinking about an aspect of human life in order to explore further.


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