Monthly Archives: May 2011

Acts of Compassion Boost Self-Esteem and Lessen Depression

Doing good for others boosts self-esteem, study shows. Ever notice that doing something selfless for another person can improve your mood?  Check out this Vancouver Sun report on an on-line study conducted by Miriam Mongrain and her colleagues from York … Continue reading

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Depression linked to genes in two studies

Depression linked to genes in two studies. Two new studies link Depression to chromosomes, supporting evidence of a genetic link for this disorder.  I hope that this research helps to reduce the stigma of mental illness, and assists people in … Continue reading

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Attachment Problems & Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Child

I recently spoke at an information session for prospective foster parents, and was struck by the parents’ thoughtful and heartfelt concerns about possible problems associated with attachment amongst adoptive children. Children who have experienced institutionalized care, or early history of … Continue reading

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