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Sunday, January 18, 2015

#FF Wonderful Weekend Review: #ADHD, #Education, #Personality, #Comics & #Quotes

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Thought for the Day: Here are a few interesting articles on ADHD, education, how your personality may impact on your choice of places to live, comics, quotes, & photography. Enjoy!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Motivational Monday: In The War Against Terror, Hashtags & Rallies Are Just the First Steps

Thought for the Day: Last week's massacres in France, followed by the powerful images from yesterday's Unity March in Paris and the parallels to the rallies following the end of World War II have been on my mind all week. I was not alive when Hitler was defeated. However, I have seen movies depicting the war and the liberation of France. During World War II, many people turned a blind eye to the atrocities perpetrated against the Jews, Gypsies, and the disabled. Americans were reluctant to enter the war until it landed on their soil and did not want to see that Anti-semitism and prejudice fueled the Nazi regime. The rally in France was the largest since it was liberated from the Nazi Germany. Unfortunately, today anti-semitism along with anti-democratic sentiments are fueling the terrorist movements. In the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Elsa Cayat, 54, the only woman killed in the attacks, was a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and columnist who wrote a bi-monthly column, Le Divan. Cayat was believed to have been singled out because she was Jewish. The attack on a Kosher supermarket was also an intentional act of ant-semitism. Sadly, history is repeating itself. This time the world has an opportunity to do something to stop hate crimes.
     Yesterday's march was in many ways a victory. It was a victorious statement of victory over fear. There has been an outpouring of support around the world on social media with hashtags #JeSuisCharlie leading to massive responses on twitter & social media. The rally attended by over a million people and leaders from around the world are a show of support for freedom, but I fear that it is too soon to celebrate. Sadly, it will take more than rallies and hashtags to win a war against extreme terrorists who want to wipe out modern civilization along with the freedom of speech and religious diversity. Read on to see why...

Saturday, January 10, 2015

#FF Wonderful Weekend Review 1/9/15 #JeSuisCharlie, #Psychology, #Music, #Photos, #Humor

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Thought for the Day: This has been a tough start to the New Year. The events in Paris (Charlie Hebdo attack & Kosher Supermarket attack) were gripping and very upsetting for all those who cherish freedom and respect for differences. Today's magazine includes some of the reactions of cartoonists world wide. There are several psychology articles about ways to make the most of New Year's resolutions, improve relationships and use exercise to remain young. If you missed Kevin Spacey on the Billy Joel award show, take a look, it is a wonderful array of great singers saluting Billy Joel. There are wonderful photos showing parenthood from a different perspective than most posed family photos and more.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday's Psychology Research finds: To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy? By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D. JANUARY 8, 2015 8:00 AM well.blogs.NYTimes

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Thought for the Day: Today, instead of creating a trivia post, I decided to share a great article I found today from a blog connected to the New York Times ( by Richard A Friedman, MD. It raises some very important questions about how best to treat depression. It is refreshing to hear a physician question the strong bias towards medication over psychotherapy, even when research findings are supporting psychotherapy or a combination of psychotherapy and medications. I hope you will take a look. Here's the link:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Part II: 2014 Reader's Choice Top 10 Blog Posts: #Music, #Inspiration, #Psychology, and More

Here's Part II of the Reader's Choice 2014 Top 10 Posts. Thanks to all of you for reading, liking, commenting, sharing and for over 145, 000 page views! Have a wonderful start to the New Year!

#5 Saturday's Songs For The Soul: "Brave" By Sara Bareilles With A Video That Will Touch Your Heart
#4 Thursday's Psychology Trivia: True Or False: Children Raised By Single Moms Tend To Be Emotionally Handicapped For Life 
#3 Thursday's Psychology Trivia Question: IQ Counts 4 What % Of Success In Life?
#2 Wednesday's Words Of Wisdom: Guest Post From Margie Bogdanow, LICSW
#1 #FF Friday's Fabulous Finds: Designing A Good Life, Photos, Homelessness, & Tornadoes