Category Archives: Depression

Tip of the Week – Don’t Cheer Me Up

New research confirmed something most of us already believe – people with low self-esteem have an overly negative and critical view of themselves. The research goes on to suggest that trying to change that viewpoint with positive reframing or praise and compliments is … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Creativity at Home Makes You Better at Work

Creativity and expression has long been known to be useful as a stress reliever. New research shows that exercising creativity outside of work helps improve performance on the job. The study didn’t answer the question why but one hypothesis is … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Eye Contact

The importance of eye contact in connection with others is nothing new. Recent research also found that both children and adults that avoid or are denied eye contact are more likely to suffer from “depression and feelings of isolation as well … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Spotting a Liar

New research says that we tend to overestimate our ability to spot a liar based on body language. Test subjects who based their judgement on body language versus those that focused on the words did much worse at identifying who … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Reducing Anxiety

You may now have a perfectly defensible reason to play Candy Crush. Recent research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science showed that playing a distracting cell phone game app can reduce anxiety. Researchers applied gamification to an “emerging cognitive treatment for … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week

New research suggests that quitting smoking may be just a good for your mental health as it is for your physical health. Smokers that stopped smoking had a significantly lower rate of mental health issues after they stopped smoking. If … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Healthline.com on the Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Healthline.com has generously offered to be a guest blogger for today. I hope you enjoy their post and I encourage you to visit their website.  About Healthline.com: We focus our efforts on offering readers and visitors to our site objective, trustworthy, … Continue reading

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