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Are You a Facebook Addict? A New Test Can Help Find Out

By Margarita Nahapetyan Norwegian psychologists have created a Facebook Addiction Scale test, according to which women are at higher risk of developing unhealthy dependence to social networking. The University of Bergen scientists studied 423 college students (196 males and 227 females), and looked for symptoms of addictive behavior in the way young people felt and thought about Facebook. A special chart of symptoms had been designed

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Mama's Boys Become Stronger Men

By Margarita Nahapetyan For generations, men have been ridiculed for being a mama's boy and criticized for being too feminine. Even Sigmund Freud cautioned about the unresolved oedipal complex in boys, saying that guys who were attached too close to their mothers were destined to be sexually confused, or even gay. However, now a new book claims that this is not a case anymore and that having a special mother-son bond actually is a good thing for a man.

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Facebook Users Opt For More Privacy

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project report, online social network users are getting more concerned about their privacy and online reputation than they did a couple of years ago. The report found that: Male users of social network sites such as Facebook were almost twice as likely as their female counterparts to have posted content that t

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Love the One You're With

Excerpted from Nice Girls Just Don't Get It: 99 Ways to Win the Respect You Deserve, the Success You've Earned and the Life You Want By Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., Carol Frohlinger Look, life can be unfair. As we've already said, we don't always got to choose the people we have to deal with on a daily or weekly or yearly basis. Nice girls, faced with this reality, passively accept it. They don't realize that although they may be stuck in a relationship they didn't willingly

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The Social Animal; The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement

Excerpted from The Social Animal; The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement By David Brooks This is the happiest story you've ever read. It's about two people who led wonderfully fulfilling lives. They had engrossing careers, earned the respect of their friends, and made important contributions to their neighborhood, their country, and their world. And the odd thing was, they weren't born geniuses. They did okay on the SAT and IQ tes

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American Bar Association Complete Personal Legal Guide

Excerpted from American Bar Association Complete Personal Legal Guide: The Essential Reference for Every Household By American Bar Association How do you get your legal information? Today many of us surf the Web, moving from site to site as we search for the best information. The Web can be a great place to get information last. Inn ii can also be frustrating. If you're not using the right search terms, you can spend lots of time fouling little information. And even if

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Future Shock

Excerpted from Future Shock By Alvin Toffler This is a book about what happens to people when they are overwhelmed by change. It is about the ways in which we adapt - or foil to adapt - to the future. Much has been written about the future. Yet; for the most part, books about the world to come sound a harsh metallic note. These pages, by contrast, concern themselves with the "soft or human side of tomorrow. Moreover, they concern themselves with

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The Legacy of Slavery: Standards for a New Womanhood

Excerpted from Women, Race& Class By Angela Y. Davis When the influential scholar Ulrich B. Phillips declared in 1918 that slavery in the Old South had impressed upon African savages and their native-born descendants the glorious stamp of civilization, he set the stage for a long and passionate debate. As the decades passed and the debate raged on, one historian after another confidently professed to have deciphered the real meaning of the "peculiar institution." Bu

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The Mystery of Trauma - What is Trauma?

Excerpted from Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences By Peter A. Levine Ph.D. As I was describing my work to a businessman recently, he exclaimed, "Trauma must have been what was wrong with my daughter when she had those screaming fits in her sleep. The psychologist I took her to told me they were 'just nightmares.' I knew they weren't just nightmares." He was right. His daughter had been severely frightened by a rou

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The Art of Resilience

Excerpted from The Art of Resilience: 100 Paths to Wisdom and Strength in an Uncertain World By Carol Orsborn "Life moves upward and lets the mistakes sink down behind it." - The I Ching Three thousand years ago, the ancient Chinese understood that every aspect of life is in a constant state of change. At any given moment, certain aspects of our lives are falling away - and certain aspects are birthing. So it is that we progress through our days

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When Old Feelings Discharge

Excerpted from Emotional Resilience: The Unfinished Business of Your Past By David Viscott, M.D. Complex emotions can be reduced to a simple formula, simple emotions can seem incomprehensible when you are embroiled in your own difficulties. When you hold on to a painful feeling, rather than express it spontaneously, you begin to distort it. The longer the feeling is stored, the more distorted it tends to become. While the event that caused the o

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Thinking

Excerpted from How to Handle Trouble: A Guide to Peace of Mind By John Carmody First, we consider data - facts, information, what we need to know to get our bearings. Most troubles imply enormous amounts of information, only a little of which is directly relevant to muddling through. For example, to understand the basic processes of multiple myeloma takes only about fifteen minutes. However, to get on top of all the current research would require specialized training in

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What Really Matters

Excerpted from What Really Matters: Searching for Wisdom in America By Tony Schwartz What does a life of total dedication to the truth meant It means, first of all, a life of continuous and never-ending stringent self-examination. We know the world through our relationship to it... The life of wisdom must be a life of contemplation combined with action. - M. SCOTT PECK One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek

Excerpted from All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek By Dave Marinaccio Of all the things that Star Trek teaches us, the simplest and the most obvious is that mankind's future is in space. Time after time, Captain Kirk gives this little speech about how restless man is. That he is an explorer. That man must have challenge. That he must struggle to survive. Perhaps this explains why the Enterprise, traveling the universe, ex

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Time Management for Unmanageable People

Excerpted from Time Management for Unmanageable People: The Guilt-Free Way to Organize, Energize and Maximize Your Life By Anne McGee-Cooper If It's So Great, Why Doesn't It Work For All Of Us? It would be hard to find a person who has not read a book M or article on getting organized, or who has not listened to I a tape, been to a seminar, or. at the very least, thought about time management. Everyone is interested in learning how to use his or

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Even Eagles Need a Push

Excerpted from Even Eagles Need a Push: Learning to Soar in a Changing World By David McNally Jimmy's mother called out to him at seven in the morning, "Jimmy, get up. It's time for school." There was no answer. She called again, this time more loudly, "Jimmy, get up! It's time for school!" Once more there was no answer. Exasperated, she went to his room and shook him saying, "Jimmy, It's time to get ready for school." He answered, "Mother, I'

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Why Men Can't Feel

Excerpted from Angry Men, Passive Men: Understanding the Roots of Men's Anger and How to Move Beyond It By Marvin Allen Of all the various professions psychotherapy seems to offer the most ready access to the inner lives of men and women. Sociologists examine broad trends and patterns. Physicians work with tissue and bone. Philosophers ponder universal truths. Linguists dissect words and phrases. But therapists are privy to the hidden fears and secret longings of their

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What Is Attitudinal Healing?

Excerpted from Change Your Mind, Change Your Life By Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D., Diane V. Cirincione Resistance to Change When a friend or a person at one of our lectures or workshops asks us to describe the principles of Attitudinal Healing, I (Jerry) often think of the example of my own life and how certain beliefs that I have held in my mind came very close to destroying me. From 1925 to 1975, the first fifty years of

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Fulfilling Your Dreams

Excerpted from Organizing for the Creative Person: Right-Brain Styles for Conquering Clutter, Mastering Time and Reaching Your Goals By Dorothy Lehmkuhl If you don't know where you are going, it doesn't matter which road you take. Almost everyone wants to be well organized, yet that dream is continually elusive for some. Becoming organized is not something you can roll up your sleeves and "do" in an afternoon; it is an ongoing process. This chap

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Faces of Anger

Excerpted from From Anger to Forgiveness: A Practical Guide to Breaking the Negative Power of Anger and Achieving Reconciliation By Earnie Larsen If this is not the golden age of the self-help movement, it's hard to imagine what would be. Anyone interested in self-improvement or enlightened self-management of difficulties that range from codependency and inner child or adult child issues to shame and low self-esteem can find educational material nearly everywhere. And b

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Unconditional Life

Excerpted from Unconditional Life: Discovering the Power to Fulfill Your Dreams By Deepak Chopra, M.D. The Man Who Would Be Healed "How much more of this do you think I can stand?" the patient demanded. He slumped in his chair, and his face darkened. "Six months ago all I could think about was staying alive. I listened to anyone who held out hope for a cure. They're all scared to come out and use the word 'cure/ of course, but I've been promised

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If You Can Dream It You Can Do It!

Excerpted from Success Is Never Ending, Failure Is Never Final By Robert H. Schuller ANYBODY can dream! ANYBODY can plan! As it says in the song, "When you wish upon a star, makes NO DIFFERENCE WHO YOU ARE!" Success will be never ending and failure will never be final for those people who have the capacity to dream. In 1955 when I arrived in California to begin a church, only two miles away Walt Disney was burning orange

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Embracing Life; Growing Through Love and Loss

Excerpted from Embracing Life; Growing Through Love and Loss By Dorothy Briggs Outreach Do you remember the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull? He learned to dive beyond limitation. And then he wanted to reach out to share what he'd learned. He wanted others to experience the Way. To transcend old limitations. To move beyond the old conditioning. To maximize what is possible. He wanted to share the taste of new wine. Transformation.

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Personhood; The Art of Being Fully Human

Excerpted from Personhood; The Art of Being Fully Human By Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D. At birth we are given the greatest gift - life - and as our first birthday present, we are presented with a fantastic world in which to live. These gifts, though we may often depreciate and abuse them, will always be our most real and valuable possessions. Even so, as Thoreau noted in Walden, most of us will have so little respect for life that we will reach the point of death without eve

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Women Really Can Be Blinded By Jealousy

By Margarita Nahapetyan Women literally can be blinded by jealousy, says a new study, suggesting that jealousy can really distract women so much that they fail to spot things in front of their eyes, therefore exposing the union with a partner to extreme danger. In the new study, carried out by Steven Most and Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, two psychology professors from the University of Delaware, twenty five heterosexual romantic couples

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