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So far Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D. has created 35 blog entries.

Resilience/Assets Assessment

The following quiz is appropriate for adolescents, young adults, as well as elders to assess and strengthen the resiliency building conditions in their lives. Use it for yourself or use it as a tool to help others about whom you care build their personal resiliency. PART I: Do you have the conditions in your life [...]

February, 2013|Blog|

10 Ways To Make Your Children More Resilient

What do most parents want for their children? High on their list are: happiness, success in school, satisfaction with their lives, and solid friendships. In order to reach these goals, our children need inner strength to deal competently with the many challenges and demands they encounter. We call this capacity to cope and feel competent resilience. [...]

February, 2013|Blog|

Really? Losing Sleep Reduces Your Pain Tolerance

  REALLY? THE FACTS Chronic sleep loss has many downsides, among them weight gain, depression and irritability. But now scientists have found a new one: It also weakens your tolerance for pain. In recent studies, researchers have shown that losing sleep may disrupt the body’s pain signaling system, heightening sensitivity to painful stimuli. Though it is [...]

January, 2013|Blog|

Really? Using a Computer Before Bed Can Disrupt Sleep

REALLY? FACTS: In today’s gadget-obsessed world, sleep experts often say that for a better night’s rest, Americans should click the “off” buttons on their smartphones and tablets before tucking in for the night. Electronic devices stimulate brain activity, they say, disrupting your ability to drift off to sleep. But according to the National Sleep Foundation, [...]

January, 2013|Blog|

The Power of Concentration: Meditation and Mindfulness

MEDITATION and mindfulness: the words conjure images of yoga retreats and Buddhist monks. But perhaps they should evoke a very different picture: a man in a deerstalker, puffing away at a curved pipe, Mr. Sherlock Holmes himself. The world’s greatest fictional detective is someone who knows the value of concentration, of “throwing his brain out [...]

December, 2012|Blog|

Decoding the Science of Sleep

Zlatko Glusica was the captain of an Air India Express plane carrying 166 passengers from Dubai to Mangalore, a bustling port city on India's southern coast. As his Boeing 737 approached the city, Mr. Glusica woke up from a nap in the cockpit and took over the controls. His co-pilot warned him repeatedly that he [...]

December, 2012|Blog|

Living the Good Life Inside and Out: Communication

Communication is the exchange and flow of information and ideas from one person to another. One straightforward definition: communication involves a sender transmitting an idea, information, or feeling to a receiver (U.S. Army, 1983). Effective communication occurs only if the receiver understands the exact information or idea that the sender intended to transmit. Many communication problems [...]

December, 2012|Blog|

Challenging 100 Years of Sleep Guidelines for Children

For parents who feel like they're failing to make sure their kids get enough sleep, this may be comforting: Your parents also failed, as did your grandparents and great-grandparents. A new study shows that kids get about half an hour less sleep than than recommended, the same deficit as a century ago, even though the [...]

December, 2012|Blog|