2021 Resolution: Fail Well

Most of us fail at keeping resolutions, not to mention other goals.  So, why not try a different approach?

Let’s learn how to be more skillful at … Being ready to fail … and … Doing it well … in order to have the life we most want!

Thanks-Giving for well-being

Particularly on this Covid Thanksgiving, I’m thankful (and hopeful) for the increasing spread of positive health & well-being for all.

I’m sharing my 2 top favorites – Psychologist Seligman and Cardiologist Ornish. Each in their own compelling way explains how their extraordinary mind-body scientific contributions can help us to be and age well.

Crystalize your core values

Values are the best motivators, according to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy research.  So, it’s a good idea to assess your values periodically, to know how to motivate yourself to reach your most important goals.

The Wake Up Call for Women & Sleep

The NIH sponsored a fantastic 2-day Research Conference in October 2018 where thought leaders shared their latest research on SLEEP and WOMEN’S HEALTH. It’s a wakeup call about the importance of sleep for the health of women.

Dr. Dinges shared his top 12 reasons to have consistent, restorative sleep. Many other panelists showcased a decade of federally-funded research advances in understanding health risks, societal burden, and treatment options associated with sleep deficiency and sleep disorders in women and families.

You can watch the 2-day event in its entirety  -  if you missed it!

Managing Chronic Pain with CBT

Chronic Pain affects 100 million people and it's the most common symptom that drives people to a visit to their doctor. However, too few are informed how beneficial Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP) can be.

I recently gave the following presentation about the benefits of CBT, what's involved in the CBT treatment protocol, as well as numerous online resources - many of which are free to the public.

Can we compete together?

Birds fight together to survive. Isn't it time for healthcare professionals to stand up for science together to prevent the harm of hype?

We hope to make it easy and fun for healthcare learners to train interprofessionally, by providing an open, curated, non-profit network of knowledge sharing Hubs. Educators - anywhere - could train their learners to compete to 'share & spread what works and where to find it' ... to have the most impact - together, via shared service-learning.  Anybody game?


Reading about … Mental Models

Take a look at this unusual infographic that suggests how 'mental models' help highly successful people to make better decisions.

An amazing OCD conference – for all!

The IOCDF 2018 Conference was the MOST ... Inclusive, Welcoming, Engaging, Supportive, Vibrant, Well-Promoted and integrated among researchers, clinicians, and consumers ... I've seen in 30 years.

No other conference I've attended has been so effective at demonstrating evidence based practices - right on site!

By the way ... the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) is offering research grants for $500,000 ... in comparison to ... $50,000 in the past.

Here are 6 reasons that made this a spectacular conference ... for consumers and their loved ones, researchers, and clinicians alike...

Change your job!

For anyone who doesn’t like their job (90% of us!) … please listen and take note of the 5 important concepts shared by Dr. Lopez, a leading positive psychology researcher.

Videos for ‘wind down’ time

If you’re having trouble turning your mind off at bedtime … have a set of YouTube videos ready to watch … to gently remind yourself to focus on neutral, relaxing stimuli.

Lessons from Teaching at a Simulation Center

I directed year-long Clinical Skills I & II  at 'America's Medical School' in Medical & Clinical Psychology.  We trained both military & civilian learners in one of the most advanced medical Simulation Centers

What are Health Hubs?

Health Hubs are non-profit knowledge-sharing websites where health professionals share what they know with the public about what works and where to find it - on a particular health topic.

Why have Health Hubs?

Millions of us act like self-care dummies. Take insomnia. We spend billions on pills that never fix the problem. Few know that a sleep doctor would suggest that we learn a handful of (proven) CBT skills – to END insomnia!

Imagine Mason’s March Madness for Total Fitness

In 2006, Mason students believed they could be the best of the 'final four' of March Madness.  What if we could re-create that kind of excitement every year?

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