29 OCT

Constance Scharff, PhD
2:56 pm
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Meditation Helps Kids Relax

“The magic moment where they understand mindfulness is when they can catch themselves not paying attention. That’s their chance to control their impulsivity,” Boston dad Andre Kelly said. “It helps them stop themselves from doing things like jumping on the couch or whacking their younger brother.” Kelly practices mindfulness meditation with his 10 year old […]

24 OCT

Constance Scharff, PhD
2:57 pm
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Sleep – We Can’t “Catch Up”

The answer is that we need balance when it comes to sleep. Actually, that’s the answer to many questions but this question is “Can we catch up on our rest on the weekends?” Unfortunately the answer is ‘no.’ The National Sleep Foundation says there is no magic number for the hours of rest that we […]

3 OCT

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:06 pm
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Parents Who Shout at Children Increase Child’s Risk of Depression and Acting Out

A recent study shows that parents yelling at their children really isn’t helping. It’s actually making problems and even depression in children worse. Maybe that is why parents say that no matter how much they yell, it seems their kids aren’t listening. Likely they aren’t. Or at least trying not to. Researchers studied 967 families, […]

26 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:09 pm
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Looking to Genes for the Secret to Happiness

Researchers from the University of North Carolina and the University of California Los Angeles, studied 80 healthy participants to find out if our bodies reward us with healthy gene activity when we are unselfish or chastises us when we are selfish and put our own needs first. It sounds like something we might teach little […]

17 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:13 pm
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How Food Addiction Is Killing a Generation

In a new article by Brad Lamm, he makes a shocking statement: “Food is the new crack cocaine.” Throughout his article, Mr. Lamm compares the current obesity epidemic and food addiction with the crack cocaine epidemic a number of years ago. The similarities are eerie, though perhaps not quite on track – after all, MORE […]

5 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:16 pm
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Why Do Women Suffer from Higher Rates of Mental Illness than Men?

There are intrinsic differences between men and women, particularly regarding mental health. Men are more likely to develop problems with alcohol or drugs or engage in antisocial behavior than women, while women are more likely to suffer from mental illness: 9% of women suffer from depression compared to 5% of men; 25% of women battle […]

3 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:17 pm
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Why Skipping Breakfast Might Raise Risk of Heart Disease

Breakfast has long been touted as an aid to weight loss and a way to help us focus in class and at work. But a recent study has shown that regularly eating breakfast can actually help prevent heart disease and improve your overall mental health. Diet is an integral part of the program at any […]

22 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:21 pm
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Cantaloupe Nutrition: A Dieter’s Sweet Revenge

Until I read more about it, I thought cantaloupe was just good for you and tasted yummy. I had no idea  how much nutrition I was getting until now! A healthy diet is an integral part of proper recovery andSunset Malibu works to help change your lifestyle so you see lasting results from your depression […]

20 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:22 pm
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Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Did you know that there are many ways to deal with anxiety that do not involve a trip to the pharmacy? Here are a few that might help you when you’re feeling anxious. Anxiety and Depression treatment programs are always an option, but the best types of treatment involve a combination of natural and therapeutic […]

8 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:25 pm
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Sadness Can Hide the Taste Of Fat, Making You Feel Worse About Stress Eating

There could be a biological reason why people engage in stress eating!  That could be good news for those of us who want an excuse to drown our sorrows in mint chip ice cream. A recent study out of Wurzburg, Germany shows that some people really may not know how much fat they are eating […]

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