About one-third of adults age 65 and older are family caregivers, many of whom are looking after relatives with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Unfortunately, dementia care can be a heavy load for caregivers. The stress of looking after someone with dementia can take its … Read More
the power of positive thinking
As we celebrate Thanksgiving and edge ever closer to a new year, your health will thank you if you make gratitude exercises a part of your regular, daily routine. Gratitude training, which involves such techniques as keeping a daily gratitude journal, among other strategies, might be vitally … Read More
Have you ever taken a personality test? It's an intriguing idea—you answer a few questions online and come away with insights into your personality, from hidden strengths and weaknesses to your ideal job to your perfect soulmate.
In real life, online personality tests can be overblown, and perhaps inconclusive. How can … Read More
What is a panic attack, and how do panic attack symptoms affect us? It's an important question, because so many of us experience them: "Each year, about one in 10 people experiences a panic attack," according to data published by the Department of Psychology at Northern Illinois … Read More
There is no question that positive people are happier, more successful, and healthier than negative people. Several studies have established the role of positivity and optimism on health—essentially, the power of positive thinking. People who are optimistic have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, even after taking … Read More
There's no simple answer when it comes to learning how to deal with negative people. You no doubt can relate to exchanges like these:
"Let’s get away for the weekend!"
"But then, how will we get the grocery shopping done?"
"I’ve applied to medical school!"
"With your grades?"
"Why would you want to … Read More
Remember that old adage, “Don’t get mad, get even?” Sounds a bit cathartic, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t love to get one over on the guy who cut you off in traffic? Or tee off on the solar energy salesman knocking on your door? Or give a verbal whooping to the … Read More
The other day I was poisoned at a restaurant. The waiter served me a rice bowl covered in garlic (to which I'm intolerant) despite assuring me earlier that it would be "fine." One bite in and I knew I was toast. As my stomach … Read More