4 Ways to be Productive and Feel Good about Yourself

by Dr. Shannon Reive-Schmidt October 22, 2014
Dr Reive-Schmidt shares 4 tips to help with productivity and confidence - and avoid procrastination too. [More]

Domestic Violence: An Invisible Problem

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller October 9, 2014
Between the names of football player Ray Rice and the newly crowned Miss America, domestic violence has dominated headlines in the past month. Rice’s assault on his then-fiancée, and now-wife, was caught on video and recently widely circulated, leading to scandal and accusations within the NFL. The new Miss America, Kira Kazantzev has chosen a platform that targets domestic violence, something which she herself has experienced.These high-profile stories have brought domestic violence, an often-invisible problem, to the forefront of public awareness. Physical and emotional abuse in family relationships is a problem that, due to its nature and complexity, too often gets brushed under the rug. Victims may remain silent out of fear or shame. Perpetrators, meanwhile, are too often not held accountable. Oftentimes, we try to distance ourselves from disturbing public health problems like domestic violence by claiming it’s an isolated problem, or that it only happens in othe... [More]

Pets Can Heal Us

by Meghan Erkkinen September 30, 2014
Since the 1960s, pet ownership in the United States has quadrupled, a growth rate much faster than the human population. About 67 million American homes count pets among their family members. Households with pets account for about 62 percent of the households in the United States, nearly twice the number of households with children. If you’re a pet owner or pet parent, you can probably rattle off a long list of the benefits your furry friend brings to your life. For many people, cats and dogs offer companionship and unconditional love. For others, pets provide stimulation for mind, body, and spirit. More and more, science is showing that pet owners reap significant rewards, including boosts to health and happiness. Below are four ways pets improve our physical and mental health. #1 Pets can improve your heart health. Cats and dogs not only hold a special place in our hearts, but they may actually help improve the health of this vital organ. Various studies show that pet owners ex... [More]

INFPs vs ESTJs: Making Sense of the MBTI® types – Pt 5

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller June 13, 2014
In Part 1 of this 5-part series, we introduced the Myers–Briggs Personality Indicator and its first pair of characteristics, Introversion and Extroversion. Part 2 covered the second pair, Intuition and Sensation; Part 3 the third pair, Thinking and Feeling; and Part 4 the fourth pair, Perception and Judgement. Remember that everyone, to varying degrees, has both of the characteristics described in each of the pairs of attributes. Here in Part 5 we provide some shorthand tips for interpreting and applying this remarkable tool to everyday life. [More]

Lose Weight By Eating More Fat? Science Says Dairy Fat Is Healthy

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller June 3, 2014
If you think of full-fat dairy as a guilty indulgence, you’ll be happy to learn that a wave of recent research suggests that the conventional wisdom about low-fat versus whole-fat dairy may be an unfortunate food myth. We are now learning that whole milk products that include the butterfat don’t appear to be as bad for you as we’ve been led to believe over the last several decades. [More]

Procrasting or Information-Gathering? Recognizing Your MBTI Type – Pt 4

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller May 28, 2014
In Part 1, we introduced the Myers–Briggs Personality Indicator and the first pair of characteristics, Introversion and Extroversion. In Part 2 we covered the second pair, Intuition and Sensation, and in Part 3 the third pair, Thinking and Feeling. Here in Part 4 we explore the fourth pair, Perception and Judgement. Remember that everyone has, to varying degrees, both of the characteristics described in each of the pairs of attributes. The descriptions here are of extremes that rarely apply to real individuals, but rather indicate tendencies we all can recognize in ourselves and in others. [More]

When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough - High Fashion’s Dark Secrets

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller May 25, 2014
It’s not easy to learn to love yourself in a culture where even famous beauties are told they’re not good enough. But by rejecting fashion’s norms and pressures, you will be happier, healthier, and more at peace. So what can you do today to love yourself as you are? [More]

Self-Acceptance & Stress Reduction via Self-Understanding: MBTI® Thinking & Feeling, Pt 3

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller May 14, 2014
In Part 1, we introduced the Myers–Briggs Personality Indicator® and the first pair of characteristics, Introversion and Extroversion. In Part 2 we explored the second pair, Intuition and Sensation, and here in Part 3, we take a look at the third pair, Thinking and Feeling. Remember that everyone has, to varying degrees, both of the characteristics described in each of the pairs of attributes. The descriptions here are of extremes that rarely apply to real individuals, but rather indicate tendencies we all can recognize in ourselves and in others. [More]

MBTI® Personality Typing Pt 2 — Intuition & Sensation: A New Way to Understand Yourself

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller April 29, 2014
In Part 1 , we introduced the Myers–Briggs Personality Indicator and the first pair of characteristics, Introversion and Extroversion. Here we explore the second pair, Intuition and Sensation. Remember that everyone has, to varying degrees, both of the characteristics described in each of the pairs of attributes. The descriptions here are of extremes that rarely apply to real individuals, but rather indicate tendencies we all can recognize in ourselves and in others. [More]

What’s Your Type? Pt 1 Understanding Yourself, Understanding Myers–Briggs®

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller April 15, 2014
Some parts of us never really change. They are part of us, it seems, almost from the moment of birth. Understanding these aspects of who we are as revealed by MBTI can lead to greater self-acceptance, which can reduce stress by helping us to realize that we needn’t fight against our innate characteristics. It can also help us become more accepting of others, when we understand they, too, have an innate type. [More]

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