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Outsmarting Our Primitive Responses to Fear

Outsmarting Our Primitive Responses to Fear

by Kate Murphy October 26, 2017 The New York Times

This article explains where fear is located in the brain and how to overcome it.

Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness for Children

by David Gelles, The New York Times

This article discusses the benefits of mindfulness for children from infancy through adolescence. It offers parents suggestions on how to promote mindfulness in children of all ages.

When Your Teenager Asks, ‘Did You Smoke Weed?’

When Your Teenager Asks, ‘Did You Smoke Weed?’

By Lisa Damour The New York Times  October 19, 2017

This article offers parents options on how to answer teenagers’ questions about their parents’  past drug use.

Breaking the Opioid Habit in Dentists’ Offices

Breaking the Opioid Habit in Dentists’ Offices

by Tina Rosenberg, The New York Times, July 10, 2017

Dentists are realizing that prescribing opiates after dental procedures can lead to opiate additions in their patients. They are, instead, looking to other analgesic alternatives that are non-addictive.

Get Happy: Four Well Being Workouts

Get Happy: Four Well Being Workouts

by Julie Scalfo, The New York Times, April 5, 2017

Martin E.P. Seligman, the leader of Positive Psychology, offers strategies for well-being:

Identify Strengths

Find the Good

Make a Gratitude Visit

Respond Constructively

Is An Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

Is An Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

by Susan Dominus May 11, 2017 The New York Times

This article examines non-monogamous marriages. It explores the themes of jealousy, love, desire and trust.

The Birth of a Mother

The Birth of a Mother

by Alexandra Sacks, MD,  The New York Times, May 8, 2017

After the birth of a baby, a mother experiences a major identity shift. This article focuses on the changes that a mother experiences.

 

Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick

Yes, Your Sleep Schedule Is Making You Sick

By Richard A. Friedman, March 10, 2017, The New York Times

This essay talks about the importance of getting enough sleep and the consequences of not getting enough sleep. Keeping the circadian rhythm in balance is necessary to forestall depression.

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

by Lesley Alderman, Nov 9, 2016, TheNew York Times

 

Controlled breathing reduces stress and comforts the body.

Worried? You’re Not Alone

Worried? You’re Not Alone

by Roni Caryn Rabin The New York Times  May 9, 2016

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company commissioned a report which suggested some coping strategies for worriers:

1) solve the problem that causes the worry

2) engage in mindfulness

3) schedule a worry session

4) accept uncertainty