Creativity and the Natural Outdoors
28January

Creativity and the Natural OutdoorsCreativity and the Natural OutdoorsCreativity and the Natural Outdoors

By Family First Adolescent Services

How Exactly Can the Natural Outdoors Affect your Creative Process? Creative people are often thought of as people who stay inside for long stretches of time, sitting in the dark staring at a computer screen or working in a dim workshop for...

How Exactly Can the Natural Outdoors Affect your Creative Process? Creative people are often thought of as people who stay inside for long stretches of time, sitting in the dark staring at a computer screen or working in a dim workshop for hours at a time. While much of the...

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5 Healthy Habits May Offer Years Free of Chronic Diseases
14January

5 Healthy Habits May Offer Years Free of Chronic Diseases5 Healthy Habits May Offer Years Free of...5 Healthy Habits May Offer Years Free of Chronic Diseases

By Family First Adolescent Services

Study Shows Strong Evidence Following Healthy Lifestyle Substantially Extend the Years a Person Lives Disease-free Middle-age may increase years lived free of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, according to a new study led by...

Study Shows Strong Evidence Following Healthy Lifestyle Substantially Extend the Years a Person Lives Disease-free Middle-age may increase years lived free of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...

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The McLean Program Blends Spirituality with Counseling
17December

The McLean Program Blends Spirituality with CounselingThe McLean Program Blends Spirituality with...The McLean Program Blends Spirituality with Counseling

By Family First Adolescent Services

Religion and Spirituality As New Allies in a Program that Blends Them with Counseling McLean Hospital psychologists are enlisting practices traditionally ignored as irrelevant to mental health care — religion and spirituality — as...

Religion and Spirituality As New Allies in a Program that Blends Them with Counseling McLean Hospital psychologists are enlisting practices traditionally ignored as irrelevant to mental health care — religion and spirituality — as new allies in a program that blends them...

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Abstaining From Social Media Doesn't Improve Well-Being Study Finds
02December

Abstaining From Social Media Doesn't Improve...Abstaining From Social Media Doesn't...Abstaining From Social Media Doesn't Improve...

By Family First Adolescent Services

False Premise? If We Abstain From Social Media We Might Become Happier, More Fulfilled People? From digital detoxes to the recent Silicon Valley fad of “dopamine fasting”, it seems more fashionable than ever to attempt to abstain...

False Premise? If We Abstain From Social Media We Might Become Happier, More Fulfilled People? From digital detoxes to the recent Silicon Valley fad of “dopamine fasting”, it seems more fashionable than ever to attempt to abstain from consuming digital media....

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When We're Hungry, We Remain Surprisingly Helpful And Co-operative
22November

When We're Hungry, We Remain Surprisingly Helpful...When We're Hungry, We Remain...When We're Hungry, We Remain Surprisingly Helpful...

By Family First Adolescent Services

Acute Hunger Doesn’t Always Have an Impact on Prosociality “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry”: for the more mild-mannered among us, Bruce Banner’s famous catchphrase may not resonate. But add some hunger...

Acute Hunger Doesn’t Always Have an Impact on Prosociality “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry”: for the more mild-mannered among us, Bruce Banner’s famous catchphrase may not resonate. But add some hunger — “you wouldn’t like me...

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8 Mindfulness Tips for Families of Addicts You Can Learn From Your Dog
11November

8 Mindfulness Tips for Families of Addicts You Can Learn...8 Mindfulness Tips for Families of Addicts...8 Mindfulness Tips for Families of Addicts You Can Learn...

By Family First Adolescent Services

One of the Greatest Sources of Mindful Inspiration May Already Lives in Your Household ― Your Dog. I’ve been involved in addiction medicine for 40 years and have seen many innovations, but mindfulness remains one of my favorite tools for...

One of the Greatest Sources of Mindful Inspiration May Already Lives in Your Household ― Your Dog. I’ve been involved in addiction medicine for 40 years and have seen many innovations, but mindfulness remains one of my favorite tools for helping people with addiction as well as...

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Poverty, Not Trauma, Appears to Harm Young Refugees Working Memory
11November

Poverty, Not Trauma, Appears to Harm Young Refugees...Poverty, Not Trauma, Appears to Harm Young...Poverty, Not Trauma, Appears to Harm Young Refugees...

By Family First Adolescent Services

The Effects of Poverty and Trauma on Cognitive Skills In a new study that examined the effects of poverty and trauma on young refugees’ cognitive skills, researchers found that only poverty appears to have lasting effects on working memory....

The Effects of Poverty and Trauma on Cognitive Skills In a new study that examined the effects of poverty and trauma on young refugees’ cognitive skills, researchers found that only poverty appears to have lasting effects on working memory. “Our results suggest that the...

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Digital Therapy For Insomnia Shows How Technology Can Be Harnessed To Improve Sleep And Mental Health
18October

Digital Therapy For Insomnia Shows How Technology Can Be...Digital Therapy For Insomnia Shows How...Digital Therapy For Insomnia Shows How Technology Can Be...

By Family First Adolescent Services

A New Study Demonstrates that our Blue Light-emitting Devices Deliver Mental Health Solutions Technology and screens are supposedly the enemies of health. They ruin our sleep, mental health and we’re slaves to their constant need for...

A New Study Demonstrates that our Blue Light-emitting Devices Deliver Mental Health Solutions Technology and screens are supposedly the enemies of health. They ruin our sleep, mental health and we’re slaves to their constant need for attention. At least that’s what seems...

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