Monthly Archives: December 2010

Recovering from Job Loss: Most Report Few Long-Term Psychological Effects

(Dec. 13, 2010) — Losing a job is a profoundly distressing experience, but the unemployed may be more resilient than previously believed — the vast majority eventually end up as satisfied with life as they were before they lost their jobs, according to a new analysis published by the American Psychological Association.

Peering Through The Rabbit Hole

If you suddenly lost your child in an accident, how would you cope? Could you go on?  Of course, such a scenario is virtually unthinkable. The loss of a child is the most intense form of loss that can be experienced. When the loss comes from an unexpected accident, it is particularly difficult to cope.   […]

What makes a face look alive? Study says it’s in the eyes

The face of a doll is clearly not human; the face of a human clearly is. Telling the difference allows us to pay attention to faces that belong to living things, which are capable of interacting with us. But where is the line at which a face appears to be alive? A new study published […]

Natural Depression Treatments; 15 ways to help treat depression naturally

Natural Depression Treatments 15 ways to help treat depression naturally  While therapy and medication are key in controlling depression, there’s also a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Making changes to your own behavior — your physical activity, diet, and lifestyle — can be effective natural depression treatments.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual teens singled out for punishment

December 6, 2010 Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are about 40 percent more likely than other teens to be punished by school authorities, police and the courts, according to a study by Yale University researchers. Published in the January 2011 issue of the journal Pediatrics, the study is the first to document excessive punishment […]

The challenge of mothering an adolescent daughter

Surviving (Your Child’s) Adolescence Welcome to the “hard half” of parenting: Here are some changes you can expect and some choices you should make. Consider some thoughts about mothers and teenage daughters.  Over the years in counseling, mother/adolescent daughter relationships have often been the most deeply conflicted and intense. Why? I think it is because […]

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