Last week I blogged about the relationship between an apology, restitution and forgiveness. This has sparked some interesting discussion in my practice and I thought I would follow up with a quick post about “What Forgiveness is Not.”
Why is it so hard to stick “the plan” when we’re stressed? Researchers from Ruhr-Universität in Germany believe they have discovered a key component for why we may fall back on on previously ingrained (sometimes negative or self-defeating) habits in spite of our desire to follow our new more highly valued goals.
Northwestern University researchers looked to shed light on the relationship between anxiousness and performance. For their study, they recruited 14 swimmers and measured tension at three different points: baseline (how tense they feel in general); weekly (over a two month period during the swim season); and, pre-competition (the day before an event). They compared these levels of tension against actual performance in competition.
You’ve gotta love Bruce Springsteen! As chronicled in The New Yorker, the Boss tells of his lengthy struggle with depression dating back to the early 1980’s, which included battling thoughts of suicide.
Making Things Right - Apology and Restitution
New research out of Healthy Relationships California suggests that increases in marital satisfaction are very possible, even in couples on the verge of separation or divorce. The group is running a significantly large study to determine the mid to long-term impact of psycho-educational counselling.
Kudos to Dr. Peggy Drexler for her terrific article Why Alone Time Is So Important for Boys And Girls submitted to the Huffington Post website, July 17, 2012. (If you are interested in reading the full article, you can find it here - ow.ly/cl9Xx)
Alice Park’s (@aliceparkny) article Lack of Exercise as Deadly as Smoking draws from research conducted by I-Min Lee and his colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA).