Monthly Archives: April 2011

Begin to Flourish By Living More Intentionally | Adventures in Positive Psychology

Living intentionally is about expanding our awareness of what is possible and learning to organize life from this perspective.

Some ways to do this;

1) Discover where you want to go and who you want to be
2) Develop a clear plan to achieve goals
3) Stay resilient and determined
4) Reward yourself for a job well done

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Antidepressant Drugs Fail to Relieve Some Symptoms | Psych Central News

New research shows that antidepressant medication often does not resolve all of the symptoms associated with depression.

Investigators discovered that even in the best case, that is when an individual shows a distinct improvement after beginning medication, symptoms such as insomnia, sadness and decreased concentration are likely to persist.

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How many people are really gay?

9 million (about 3.8%) of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender according to a study released by the Williams Institute at UCLA’s School of Law.

The study gathered data from nine surveys conducted over the last seven years. Interesting, the study found that bisexuals make up 1.8% of the population, while 1.7% are gay or lesbian. Transgender adults make up 0.3% of the population.

Beyond those identifying as LGBT, 8.2% of Americans report participating in same-sex sexual activity and an estimated 11% of adults held some same-sex sexual attraction. Neither of these officially identified as LGBT.

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Drawing on demographic information from six recent surveys, Gary J. Gates of the Williams Institute of the UCLA School of Law, recently reported there are more than 8 million adults in the U.S. who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual, comprising 3.5% of the adult population. There are also nearly 700,000 transgender individuals in the U.S. bringing the total number of Americans who identify as LGBT to approximately 9 million. In related findings, Gates states that an estimated 19 million Americans (8.2%) report that they have engaged in same-sex sexual behavior and nearly 25.6 million (11%) acknowledge at least some same-sex sexual attraction.

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How To Talk to Your Partner About Your Sexual Issues or Concerns

Whether we are in a brand new relationship or have been married for forty years, when it comes to talking with our partners about sex, panic can often set in.

When we imagine the potential for rejection and drama, taking a risk like that with someone we love can often feel too great. This is probably the reason so few of us do try to share the really difficult stuff of our sexual lives. Here are ideas on raising those hard-to-raise issues.

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How to Be Mindful and Have More Positivity | Adventures in Positive Psychology

Learning to be mindful or our assumptions, beliefs, and evaluations can lead to a more positive state of mind by disciplining the mind and gaining awareness.

How, specifically does mindfulness lead to more positivity?

Mindfulness leads to less worry. When we are mindful we are able to be in the present moment, and are more focused on what we