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Apr 14, 2016

Topic - Seasons and Mental Illness.  Though it sounds a bit like “fake science”, there is research to support the idea that the season in which you are born makes you vulnerable to certain mental illnesses.

Those born in winter and spring have a 5 to 8 percent increase of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and...


Apr 13, 2016

Topic - Yawning, Empathy and Autism.  Young autistic children, about 1 to 4 years of age, do not respond to others’ yawning as much as their peers without autism.

“Responsive” yawning is seen in about half of adults even though most can’t resist a good yawn.

This lack of yawning with others represents problems...


Apr 12, 2016

Topic - Men and Dancing.  Decades ago, American Band Stand highlighted both the music and the athletic dancing of American teens.

Dancing skills have declined since that time, but the desire to dance has not. It’s not a secret that women are attracted to men who dance well.

It might be more about self-confidence and...


Apr 11, 2016

Topic - Tired Of Your Food Menu?  My Mom cooked for all 6 of us, the 5 kids and Dad every day of our lives.

She had a minuscule kitchen and a limited budget. As she got older, she would say from time-to-time “I’m really tired of food”.

Now that I’ve been in charge of the family menu for decades, I understand her...


Apr 6, 2016

Topic - Your Emotional Time Zone.  Which emotional time zone do you live in?

The past? The present? The future?

There are those who say, “Get over it, that’s the past, move on”, but you can’t.

You can’t make sense of what happened, but you need to figure it out in order to move into the present and look toward...