5 NOV

Constance Scharff, PhD
2:49 pm
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Discovering Their Spiritual Side, Part 1

n 1967, John Lennon opened up about his spiritual side and how he discovered God. Now, as 20% of Americans identify as spiritual, but not religious, more and more people are listening as celebrities and admired business leaders share more about how they practice their spirituality. Jim Carrey said he discovered that his Self was […]

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 […]

22 OCT

Constance Scharff, PhD
2:59 pm
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Being Lonely Can Shorten Our Lives and Increase Chances of Depression

Researchers are still not certain which came first: living alone or developing depression. But they know that social isolation, for whatever reason, can kill you just as quickly as smoking or high blood pressure. A 2012 Finnish study done by the Institute of Occupational Health has shown that adults who live alone are 80% more […]

17 OCT

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:00 pm
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Most Americans Believe Food Addiction Causes Obesity

Most Americans and Australians believe that food is addictive and can be compared to a drug addiction. Researchers from University of Queensland used an online survey to get a feel for general public opinion about obesity, its causes and risk factors. What they found was some support regarding addiction, but not a lot of sympathy […]

10 OCT

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:03 pm
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“Memory Extinction” May Have Therapeutic Potential for PTSD Sufferers

The possibility of replacing harmful and unwanted memories has unknown and potentially unlimited potential for the 7.7 million Americans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. While today we do not have the ability to “erase” unwanted memories, we are finding ways to make newer memories of safety stronger. We already know that the particular […]

8 OCT

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:04 pm
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Massage: Why You Must (and How You Can) Fit It in Your Busy Schedule!

Life is tough. Exhausting. And if you’re a parent or caring for your aging parents, it can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to meet all the demands placed on you, let alone take care of yourself and booking a massage. There are so many priorities and most of the time, these […]

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, […]

1 OCT

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:08 pm
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Local Voices: Rules to Prevent Kids from Abusing Drugs

Mike O’Neil was a pharmacist, K9 narcotics trainer and consultant for prescription drug abuse and diversion. He and his wife raised two amazing sons who have been very successful in their personal, education and professional lives. They are often asked how they were able to keep their kids drug-free and out of drug treatment centers […]

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 […]