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Sympathetic Joy Part 2

Sympathetic Joy Part 2

Enthusiastic acknowledgement of their successes.  Who is the happiest of man? He who values the merits of others and in their pleasure takes joy, even though it was his own....
7 Examples of Positive Reinforcement in Everyday Situations

7 Examples of Positive Reinforcement in Everyday Situations

Positive reinforcement is a highly recommended concept that is grounded in behavioral psychology and is used regularly within applied behavior analysis services. Positive reinforcement refers to the addition of a...
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When ADHD Makes Simple Tasks Exhausting

When ADHD Makes Simple Tasks Exhausting

For all the times people with ADHD have been told to try harder, there’s something that needs to be said: having ADHD can be a lot of work. What you can’t tell from the outside is that ADHD symptoms can make a seemingly straightforward task much harder for someone than it would be if they didn’t have ADHD....
Today I Love The Sun On The Rise

Today I Love The Sun On The Rise

Today I love the sun on the rise lifting free of the tangle of trees to the east and gaining the sky and the blue stage with the wispy cloud curtains on which its show belongs....
Animals Can Be Highly Sensitive Too

Animals Can Be Highly Sensitive Too

Several years ago I happened across a book by Dr. Elaine Aron called “The Highly Sensitive Person.” Before I even read the book, I thought to myself, “I think she means me!”...
Belated Veteran’s Day Tribute

Belated Veteran’s Day Tribute

On Veteran’s Day last week, I bought a  poppy from a veteran outside my grocery store, to help disabled veterans, and I thought, “I bet a lot of disabled veterans are affected by issues you can’t readily see.” Then I got taken
Yoga or PT Shown to Improve Back Pain and Sleep

Yoga or PT Shown to Improve Back Pain and Sleep

A new randomized controlled study suggests yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treat co-occurring sleep disturbances and back pain, thus reducing the need for medication. Researchers from...
What Triggers Harsh Parenting Among Alcoholic Moms?

What Triggers Harsh Parenting Among Alcoholic Moms?

Alcohol dependence among mothers is a significant predictor of harsh parenting over time, according to a new study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology. Children of parents with substance...