Total Brain Blog

7 Powerful Ways to Uplift a Friend in Need (And Yourself)

When Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In, lost her husband – she said no one knew how to talk to her. People felt awkward around her and didn’t know what to say. One of the goals ...
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The Definitive Case for Being a Kind Boss

In the spirit of holiday cheer, here’s some good news: the hard data on being a nice boss. It literally pays to be kind!
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Total Brain Gives Clinics Tools for Measurement-Based Mental Healthcare

Mental and behavioral health clinic administrators often feel pulled in multiple directions at once. Not only are they focused on ensuring patients receive exceptional care, they ...
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The Hard Data on Self-Love and Why It Leads to Success

Whether we’re high power execs or stay-at-home moms, self-criticism is a tendency that many people have. In fact we often think of self-criticism as key to self-improvement. We ...
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An Alternate Way for Veterans to Overcome Trauma

“I am not a victim” said a young Marine in our study. Recently returned from Afghanistan, he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. A man or woman with the courage to go to ...
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The Science of Compassion

Decades of clinical research has focused and shed light on the psychology of human suffering. That suffering, as unpleasant as it is, often also has a bright side to which ...
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Why Embracing Hardship is the Secret to Well-Being

Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our lives. We take the ...
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6 Tech Tips to Avoid the Facebook Funk

Does texting or using Facebook and Twitter to connect with others make you feel better or worse? It probably depends. Fortunately, scientists are diving into this question and ...
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