Thursday, October 12, 2017

How to Help in a Natural Disaster

Fires are raging in Northern California and many want to know how to help.
Many have lost their homes, businesses, and even their lives.
This article is geared for teens, but has good ideas for everyone.
Please help in any way you can.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Just Say No!

“We underestimate how often people expect us to say yes, and also overestimate how offended they’ll be if we say no.” Daniel Ames, of Columbia University (through a Literature Review) found that low assertiveness can lead to worse outcomes, even diminished health. Read the full article from Psychology Today and learn why it is so hard to say No, and then learn how to say No!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Dementia and keeping it on the sidelines!

Greater educational attainment, lower blood pressure, regular physical activity, engaging in complex work-all may play a part in creating a healthier brain.  It is important to build up a “cognitive reserve” before old age. Exercise your brain. Have a hobby! Learn more in the July/August 2017 issue of Monitor on Psychology.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

It's Time for Humor!

Humor can help cope with adversity, helps with creativity and is important for social interactions. Humor can help us to interact with others with whom we may not always agree. It’s time for Humor. Here is an interesting link with a survey, video and other important information to help you get FUNNY!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Creativity and the Messy Mind

Listen to Scott Barry Kaufman of the University of Pennsylvania discuss the importance of imagination in society and education. He is going to be the Keynote speaker at EdRev in San Francisco at AT&T Park on April 22, 2017. A great fun event for students with learning differences, providers and family members!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Happiness and Personality Type

The Five Big Personality Traits are: Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. It is possible to cultivate certain personality traits to achieve happiness. This article from the Greater Good Science Center discusses how variations within each trait can impact your happiness.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Researching Creativity

The results indicate emotion has a huge effect on the way our brains can be creative,” states McPherson (Doctoral Candidate at MIT-Harvard). Positive emotion, for instance, seems to be related to a deeper state of creative flow. Read more here-