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MIND MATTERS

TV for Tots: A Lesson In Deceptive Marketing

I somehow managed to remain oblivious to the dramatic increase in educational tv shows for young children until I had my daughter. And I must admit, at first blush...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Caroline Fleck, on Jul 4, 2017 at 8:50 am | 86 comments | 10704 Views

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Sleep Better, Feel Better

Improving your sleep habits is perhaps one of the most important and transformative changes you can make in 2015. As a clinician, I can speak to the most reliable...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by Alicia White, on Jul 25, 2017 at 9:51 am | 9 comments | 6588 Views

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Help Others, Help Yourself - Compassion In Action

This week is all about serving others and how, ironically, serving others is one of the top 10 best things you can do for your own mental health. In my work...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by chrome customer support, on Aug 28, 2017 at 11:56 pm | 9 comments | 5342 Views

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The Psychology of Nutrition

I've got to lay my cards on the table and admit that I've become pretty fascinated with one of psychology's hottest topics right now: the psychology of nutrition. I...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by wha wha whatttt!, on Feb 13, 2015 at 1:35 pm | 8 comments | 6591 Views

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Is Web Therapy a Good Idea?

Few topics are as popular or controversial in psychology today as web therapy (often called teletherapy). This intersection of technology, science, and therapy seems...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Shilpa Malhotra, on Sep 8, 2016 at 9:41 pm | 8 comments | 12134 Views

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10 Best Smartphone Apps for Health and Wellness

Over the years, my clients, colleagues, and I have experimented with countless apps related to various psychology topics. I now have a few tried and true health...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on May. 10, 2015
Last comment by manabadi.com, on Mar 22, 2017 at 1:47 am | 8 comments | 7545 Views

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Are You Introverted or Extroverted, and Does it Even Matter?

"She's an introvert, I'm an extrovert, why did we think a marriage was a good idea?" "It's hard for me to find activities for both children as one's introverted...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Mar. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sarah , on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:21 am | 7 comments | 5661 Views

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Preventing Suicide in the Bay Area

There are a couple of factors that make crises difficult to manage: 1. They are often unexpected 2. By definition, they represent moments of extreme emotional...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by Caroline Fleck, on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 6 comments | 5803 Views

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Mental Health Diagnoses: A Second Opinion

I was sick for several years before finally being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). My main symptom was nausea, so I worked closely with a gastroenterologist...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by anuja, on Oct 9, 2017 at 3:06 am | 6 comments | 8106 Views

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The Opposite of What You Don't Want

Fun fact: One of the most effective strategies for addressing behavioral problems in children, is also among the most effective strategies for decreasing marital...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by james, on Sep 1, 2017 at 5:29 am | 5 comments | 6271 Views

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The Sleep Training Controversy

Few topics are as controversial or polarizing amongst new parents as sleep training. It has become one of those issues, like bottle feeding, or childcare, that seems...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by Karen, on May 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm | 5 comments | 8339 Views

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Can Money Buy Happiness? The Relationship Between Income and Wellbeing

It seems intuitive that people who make more money would be happier than those who make less money. But is this actually the case? Yes. And no. The research...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jun. 7, 2015
Last comment by Caroline Fleck, on Jun 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 5 comments | 5462 Views

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Teens and Cutting, What's Going On?

When I was in high school, there were rumors about kids who cut themselves or had attempted suicide. These were serious allegations with serious social implications....

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Mihail, on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm | 5 comments | 8941 Views

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10 Tried and True Ways to Increase Happiness

If you follow along with my posts over the next 10 weeks and make the changes outlined therein, I can almost guarantee that you will experience increased happiness....

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Camilla Steven, on Oct 25, 2016 at 4:18 am | 5 comments | 5552 Views

MIND MATTERS

Happiness Through Mindfulness

As promised, each week for the next 10 weeks I'll be discussing lifestyle changes that are likely to increase your overall sense of happiness and wellbeing. This...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Caroline Fleck, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm | 5 comments | 7248 Views

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Managing Anxiety One Deep Breath at a Time

Something triggers you. In response, your heart starts to pound, thoughts race, and muscles tense. If you are really attuned to your body, you might notice that...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Caroline Fleck, on Mar 5, 2015 at 10:49 am | 4 comments | 5818 Views

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Are Our Devices Affecting Our Relationships?

Relationships are in many ways defined by how we respond to each other's bids for attention. What's a bid? According to John Gottman PhD, who popularized the...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Steve, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:49 am | 4 comments | 4637 Views

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The Psychological Benefits of Yoga

Those in the yoga industry are often quick to tell you how effective yoga is at treating just about any ailment you might have. When I was training to become a yoga...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by Julie, on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:07 am | 4 comments | 7445 Views

MIND MATTERS

Get Your Zen On

It’s been awhile since my last post. I abruptly stopped posting because I abruptly ran out of time. Given the demands of work and family during the week, I’d...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Priya, on Nov 4, 2016 at 2:51 am | 3 comments | 13655 Views

MIND MATTERS

Anxious? Try Avoiding Avoidance

Would you consider yourself an anxious person? A worrier? Maybe your anxiety is general, "are the kids alright?" "did I talk too much last night?" "am I going to...

Original post made by Caroline Fleck on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by Caroline Fleck, on Feb 26, 2015 at 8:24 am | 2 comments | 6933 Views
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