Teens, Your Brain Needs Real Food

Teens, do you want to be in a happier mood, do better in school, have more energy for fun activities and make friends who share common interests in music and sports? Well, that’s a no-brainer. And speaking of the brain, feeding it the right foods is exactly what can help you achieve this state of teenage bliss.   Teens are faced…

‘My boyfriend told me I reminded him of his mother’

Nearly 30 years ago, when my husband was my still new boyfriend, he told me that I reminded him of his mother. It was quite an unsettling statement. At that point, I hadn’t met this significant woman and wondered if she was the stereotypical matriarch. I knew that theirs was a close relationship, and that unnerved me. And, more to the point, there…

Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System

We are all tethered to our social worlds by invisible but steel strong wires. Relationships, Adrienne Rich argued in her magnificent meditation on love, refine our truths. But they also, it turns out, refine our immune systems. That’s what pioneering immunologist Esther Sternberg examines in The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions (public library) — a revelatory inquiry…

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

When our senses become muffled, we no longer feel fully alive… If you have a comfortable connection with your inner sensation … you will feel in charge of your body, your feelings, and your self. “A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our…

Apa yang terjadi Jika Kita Berhenti Olahraga?

Saat berhenti latihan, hal yang pertama hilang adalah menurunnya VO2 max, kemampuan otot, stamina Dampak buruk berhenti latihan dan olah raga akan membuat emosi kita semakin tidak sehat dan mudah marah. Berhenti berolahraga, setelah biasanya rutin menjalani, akan membawa efek tidak baik pada tubuh. tirto.id – Setiap tahun sasana dan tempat olahraga akan penuh dengan pendaftar baru….

Genetic Testing and Maternal Mental Health

Dr. Karen Horst agreed to let me repost her writing on genetic testing and maternal mental health. She studied women’s philosophy at Yale University as an undergraduate before attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, two years of an OB-GYN residency and then completing a residency in psychiatry. She is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in perinatal psychiatry, and practices in the…

Penggemar K-pop Agresif?

Celebrity worship syndrome terjadi ketika seorang penggemar menunjukkan masalah psikis terkait pemujaannya Riset John Maltby: 1 persen dari 3.000 responden menunjukkan obsesi berlebihan dalam memuja idola Perilaku agresif tak hanya muncul pada penggemar K-pop saja. tirto.id – Indonesia menjadi sorotan dunia karena insiden yang berkaitan dengan salah seorang anggota girlband Korea SNSD, Taeyeon. Situs Koreaboo menyebut Taeyeon mengalami pelecehan…

Persoalan Antar-Jemput

“Lho kok nggak bareng si ini?” “Nggak diantar si anu??” Salah satu pertanyaan tersebut menyasar teman saya siang ini. ‘Ini’ dan ‘anu’ mengacu pada pacar, partner atau pasangan. Dia cuma dengan enteng bilang, “Nggak.” Tapi pertanyaan tersebut harus berlanjut dengan, “Lhoo…kenapa?” dengan nada prihatin bercampur kepo. Melihat teman saya yang gelagapan ditanya, akhirnya saya memotong, “Memangnya harus?” Akhirnya…

Bicara Seksualitas Remaja di Indramayu

Siang itu di bulan Mei, suhu udara di Indramayu cukup menyengat, mencapai 37 derajat Celsius. Namun, panas terik tak menghalangi sekelompok perempuan di kompleks prostitusi Cilegeng Indah di desa Cilegeh, Kecamatan Kroya, Kabupaten Indramayu, untuk melakukan aktivitasnya. Tampak sekelompok ibu paruh baya bersama-sama mengolah bahan makanan untuk disajikan pada resepsi perkawinan salah seorang warga yang…

Why You Feel So Stressed Out After A Vacation And what to do about it.

You’ve just returned home from vacation — sun-kissed and blissed out — but the moment you open your inbox or spot the pile of mail that accumulated in your absence, you’re hit with a crippling sense of anxiety. If this scenario sounds familiar, you’re not alone. According to Dr. Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist and co-host…