How to Make Your Time Off More Energizing and Restorative

How to Make Your Time Off More Energizing and Restorative

Do you come back feeling more refreshed and energized after taking time off, whether it’s a weekend or an extended vacation? Do you spend time away from work or other day-to-day roles you fill (caregiver, parent) focusing on taking care of you? Survey data collected...

How Loneliness Differs from Anxiety and What You Can Do About It

How Loneliness Differs from Anxiety and What You Can Do About It

The COVID-19 pandemic and its isolating effects have touched nearly everybody. This isolation has produced varying forms of loneliness in many people at times. In particular, there are concerns over the extent of what’s being described in a new study as chronic...

Piaget’s Stages Of Cognitive Development

Piaget’s Stages Of Cognitive Development

Twentieth century psychologist Jean Piaget was a trailblazer in the understanding of children’s cognitive development. Unlike his predecessors, he believed children process information differently than adults and that intelligence is not inherent but acquired,...

Can Stress Cause Vertigo?

Can Stress Cause Vertigo?

Understanding how stress and anxiety can cause vertigo — and vice versa — can be crucial in treating symptoms of these conditions. Fast breathing, churning stomach, a racing heartbeat — these are only a few of the most common physical signs of stress and anxiety. But...

Taking Care of Caregivers

Taking Care of Caregivers

By 2030, the number of senior citizens requiring care in the United States is expected to double. And as the Baby Boomer generation enters its golden years, caregivers will be increasingly stretched thin to meet the needs of their care recipients as well as their own....

Mental Health Is a Focus for Team USA at Beijing Olympics

Mental Health Is a Focus for Team USA at Beijing Olympics

Leela Magavi, M.D., psychiatrist at Mindpath Health discusses how athletes can put their mental health first. During the Summer Olympics in Tokyo last year, star gymnast Simone Biles shined a light on the mental health struggles many Olympians face when she decided to...

Your Self-Perception Shifts as You Age, Study Says

Your Self-Perception Shifts as You Age, Study Says

Self-awareness is often encouraged, but it can be challenging. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found brain imaging evidence that self-perception becomes compressed over time. This research was based on 4 studies, whereby...

What is Relational Aggression?

What is Relational Aggression?

Also known as “social bullying,” this type of behavior can be particularly damaging. When you think of a child being bullied, you might envision a gang of boys surrounding a peer, taunting, teasing or even pushing and shoving – the Hollywood version. But what about...

People Are Shifting To Short-Term Goals In The Pandemic

People Are Shifting To Short-Term Goals In The Pandemic

From March 2020 onwards, my brain focused on one thing: survive the pandemic until the vaccine is available. Life was undeniably miserable, terrifying, and isolating, but the long-term goal was clear. Common rhetorics were “Once we have the vaccine, I’ll do this” or...