Mental Health



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  Do you know anyone with a chronic illness? You may without knowing it. Many people with a stubborn health condition might seem “normal,” but that’s only because you’re seeing them on a good day. They  may be expending all their energy to function normally and, after you say your farewells, may be headed home […]

3 things a chronically ill person might want you to ...


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Quick version: Holding “Power Poses” (making your body appear big) can change your biochemistry making you less stressed and more confident, at ease, assertive, confident, relaxed, risk tolerant, and fearless. More in Amy Cuddy’s TED talk. Long version: When my Mom and Sister are in airports or on long road trips, they […]

Power Poses (for 2 min/day) May Change Your Biochemistry!





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Popping a Tylenol or two is so common that it’s hard to imagine it could cause you serious harm. But, aka. acetaminophen is given by prescription only in some countries! Besides being linked to Autism, this study suggests that the drug goes beyond blunting negative sensations… it seems to also cancel out positive sensations and emotions. After taking Tylenol, people […]

Is Tylenol killing both your pain and pleasure?