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. http://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/07-08/cover-dementia.aspx
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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
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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGv9YY8mG2E
Friday, January 27, 2017
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
Friday, January 13, 2017
Research suggests that Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms during adolescence demonstrate substantial malleability and respond to intervention. The DSM-5 does allow for this diagnosis in adolescence. Dr. Stephanie Stepp, discusses the development of Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence and the importance of treatment. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3865353/
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Happiness is not trivial- It is listed as part of our Rights in the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Authentic Happiness can be broken down into three different elements that we choose for their own sakes: positive emotion, engagement, and meaning. To learn where you stand on the continuum of Happiness, consider taking some of these assessments.