Use This Psychological Principle to Master Business Networking

As young professionals, we’re taught to network like our careers depend on it. Your professional network can open just about any door. All we have to do to capture that holy grail of networking is put ourselves out there, and then we’re golden.

We’re told to just "start networking," but in reality it’s never that simple. When you’re new to the professional networking scene, figuring out how exactly to create
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Brain and Behavior

Are You A Mystic? A Call To Participate In Mystics Anonymous

Traditional doctors say I'm a mystic.  I don't deny it. ~Bernie Siegel
On August 1 and 2, 2009 I had an extraordinary experience while sitting on a beach. It was as though I was having a low-grade seizure. I vibrated as if I were somehow a piano, guitar, or violin string being tuned to a tuning fork. It wasn’t unpleasant, but it was by no means a joyous event. I couldn’t stop, not could I explain the quivering. I sat on the edge of the beach and watched the rhythmic waves of the ocean slap the shore.

I didn’t know exactly what was happening, but I knew it was extraordinary. I was hyperalert -- in awe -- being nudged into a type of anticipatory readiness.
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness 2014 Conference

The 2014 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Convention in Washington, D.C. in September was, by any measure, a huge success. Mingling with consumers, family members, mental health advocates, and a wide range of mental health providers, I couldn’t help but be swept up in the atmosphere of expectation that often permeates these annual gatherings.

A stellar lineup of guest speakers spoke passionately about their particular battles with mental illness. Both a female celebrity and a former U.S. Congressman from a famous American family shared their struggles with bipolar disorder.

A Virginia state senator told of his beloved son’s final, desperate act -- the heartbreaking result of a failed delivery system that denied his son an inpatient bed in a time of obvious need.

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Brain and Behavior Foundation

Join the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in DC on Sept. 16

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation will present cutting-edge information on early intervention, relapse prevention and recovery at Discovery to Recovery: A Path to Healthy Minds. The mental health conference for caregivers, family members, people living with mental illness, and mental health professionals takes place Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9 to 2:30 , Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300...
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7th Canadian Conference on Dementia

Dementia, a term used to describe declines in mental ability, such as memory and thinking, that interfere with daily life, affects millions of people in the U.S. and Canada. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are just two of the debilitating diseases encompassed by the term dementia.

From October 3-5, 2013, a world-renowned faculty of national and international speakers will gather at the 7th Canadian Conference on Dementia in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The conference offers a wide range of topics related to dementia. There will be opportunities for stimulating debate, interactive workshops and exposure to the latest research via oral and poster presentations.

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Announcing the 1st Annual Psych Central Conference

I'm pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 1st Annual Psych Central Conference -- a meeting designed to bring together people with a passion for mental health, psychology, self-help and relationship topics. This is a conference for ordinary folks who are interested in these kinds of topics, and who love reading them on Psych Central.

Years in the making, we're taking the conference plunge because I felt it was time to feature all the great writers, bloggers, therapists and contributors to Psych Central -- and elsewhere online and in real life.

It's an opportunity to learn how to become more mindful in your life, become a better parent, or help improve your relationship. It's also a chance to hear some great writers speak, to meet some of your Psych Central favorites, and hang out in a historic New England mill town to boot.

Interested? Read on for more details or go register now!

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