Category: Wellbeing

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3 Tips to Fight Off the Winter Blues

3 Tips to Fight Off the Winter Blues

Fall Has Arrived, Folks! The extreme heat of the summer sun has shifted to a gentle warmth with cooler temperatures. The change in weather is enjoyable for many, but for some, the gradual decrease in exposure to sunlight as the seasons’ change allows for sadness to slowly creep in. Do you experience a depressed mood...

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The Importance of Creating a Positive Work Environment

The Importance of Creating a Positive Work Environment

Can your work environment make or break how happy you are? My cousin recently called me regarding a situation that annoyed her at work. She called to vent or rant about an issue that she was having with a co-worker and was wondering if she was overreacting. She was quite upset over the whole situation...

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Everyday Behaviorism: Liking Exercise, A Lot

Everyday Behaviorism: Liking Exercise, A Lot

I Am a Behaviorist At the core of my being, I am a behaviorist. This means that I tend to see the world through the lens of behaviors and the factors that reinforce them (rewards) or reduce the likelihood that they occur (punishments). These factors can be inside us (dopamine release in the brain) or...

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Binge-Watching Is Messing With Your Sleep

Binge-Watching Is Messing With Your Sleep

A Typical Night in the Daley Household: 8:38 PM: Younger Daleys are finally asleep after water, reading, and multiple questions about the schedule for the next day, weather, religion, choices for career….. 8:40 PM: Streaming comedy show with oldest Daley child 9:06 PM: Oldest Daley child is in room reading, husband tries to remember which...

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How to Run a Social Skills Group for Children on the Autism Spectrum

How to Run a Social Skills Group for Children on the Autism Spectrum

  The majority of my clients live within the realm of the Autism spectrum and more specifically Asperger’s as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – 4th Edition. Autism captured my interest in graduate school while at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. In the early 90s, UNC was one of the...

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3 Mindfulness Hacks for Leadership

3 Mindfulness Hacks for Leadership

We All Need Some Mindfulness to Be Better Leaders in the Workplace and at Home. Without mindfulness, too many type-A career overachievers end up killing their leadership dreams. These star performers burn out before they get the corner office or that seat at the table, as chronicled in the article “The Talent Curse” in the...

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Flipping the Script on Teenage Troubles

Flipping the Script on Teenage Troubles

When you think about teenagers, what crosses your mind? Impulsive, moody, rebellious, stressed, hormonal, irrational? Those descriptors can be pretty accurate. Did creative, energetic, compassionate, funny, social, expressive, innovative, idealistic, or adventurous come to mind, too? Adults often assume the worst when it comes to teenage behavior. It’s true, the teen years are not without...

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Can You Trust Your Memory?

Can You Trust Your Memory?

Human memory is a funny thing, in that we often expect more of it than it is capable, yet we also tend to underestimate it as well. For example, we often put incredible emphasis on the importance of eye witness testimony, and yet the work of Elizabeth Loftus and her peers has demonstrated that eye...

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[PSYCH IN 60] Are Naps Good For You?

[PSYCH IN 60] Are Naps Good For You?

Are Naps Good For You? In this episode of Psych in 60, our sleep expert Dr. Kristin Daley answers a very popular sleep question. Are naps a good idea? Leave YOUR psychology questions in the comments below!