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International Women's Day focuses on the true meaning of beauty
Beauty junkies fuel their obsessions online with a hideously distorted perception of beauty. Only 4% of women see themselves as beautiful, reports Dove. Now that’s an ugly number.
How Violent is Too Violent in Kid’s TV - BreezyMama.com
How violent is too violent for kid’s TV? It seems a handful of upcoming kids’ movies coming out have a scarier theme and of course superhero cartoons would be nothing if there weren’t villains. Breezy Mama turned to Nancy Mramor Ph.D., an educational, health and clinical psychologist, and Media Resource to find out the repercussions of kid’s watching too much violence.
Social websites boost theory it takes e-village to raise child - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Ever since Meg McKivigan and her husband, Josh, adopted their baby, Eli, on the day he was born, her Facebook network of friends stepped in to help — established friends and ones she met online through the social networking site. Can I have a glass of wine while breastfeeding? Does anyone have a travel crib I can borrow? Is this baby acting normal? McKivigan, a first-time mom at 28, posts questions like those and gets answers quickly from other moms on Facebook.
Kidnapper needs help, baby’s mom says - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Breona Moore told police that she had a miscarriage and checked out several hospitals before deciding to steal a baby from Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC this week, investigators say. But investigators are skeptical of the miscarriage claim because family and friends believe Moore is unable to have children and prone to lying. Police are looking into whether she has psychological problems.
Interest in Pinterest: Members organize all their favorite things - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Nancy Mramor, a media and health psychologist in McCandless, describes Pinterest as a virtual hybrid of Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV and Whole Living magazines combined into one free, splashy and colorful, tip-oriented clearinghouse. "This is a one-stop shopping website," Mramor says. "It's like a feel-good website. "There is a sisterhood about it," she says. "You kind of have a feeling you know these people because they're your Pinterest buddies. You get to know who's who." Like other technology, though, a potential downside to Pinterest could be spending hours on the Internet, when doing something else would be more productive. In particular, social-networking sites often take the place of in-person communication, like meeting up with a group of girlfriends to swap recipes, Mramor says. Real, live human communication is important, she says. "If you like this site, enjoy it, just like you would enjoy anything in moderation," Mramor says. "Too much sitting is unhealthy. ... There's a social isolation about technology."
The Happy Hour Effect – Change the Channel, Change Your Life: TV for Stress-Relief
Television can be a release at the end of a long day, an outlet to balance us out or a destructive stream of imagery that sucks our productivity and changes our outlook. But we have a choice in how we view television. Dr. Nancy Mramor is an award-winning author, trainer and psychologist who specializes in health and education issues with a focus on body, mind and spirit. She will teach us to follow our gut so we make better choices for ourselves and our children in what we choose to watch on TV.
Call Me Jen - Facebook Status and Tweens
In a recent article regarding "Facebook Status and Tweens," Health and Media Psychologist Nancy Mramor, PhD, said changing the relationship status suggests that you already had your status on your page in the first place – something she says is the beginning of the issue. By Jen Watkins for the website Alive!
Dr. Nancy Mramor, health psychologist, with tips on office romances
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Is TV Harming Your Kids?
Breezy Mama turned to two experts - Nancy Mramor Ph.D., an educational, health and clinical psychologist, and Media Resource and Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider, an award-winning licensed speech and language therapist - to get the truth about television watching and kids.
Power of Chocolate to Create Wellness: How it REALLY works
The "chocolate cure" for emotional stress is getting new support from a clinical trial published online in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research: Gut Microbiota, and Stress-Related Metabolism in Free-Living Subjects. It found that eating about an ounce and a half of dark chocolate a day for two weeks reduced levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly stressed. Everyone's favorite treat also partially corrected other stress-related biochemical imbalances.
Our Relationship With Food
Food is life – or at least one of the biggest parts of it. The idea of food rolls around at least three times a day for most of us, whether we are finding lunch during a workday, planning dinner for a family or figuring out what to eat when we get done with our daily workout.
Change Your Relationship With Food
Perhaps you recently walked by the newsstand and noticed the magazine covers with the model-thin women on the cover that read, "Lose 10 pounds this month" and "Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes." Does this sound like a mass of contradictions? It is!
Pick Yourself Up from the Mid-Afternoon Slump
Everyone has had those days in the middle of the afternoon when you think you just can't go on anymore, and feel either sleepy or anxious about you have to do. There are several ways to supercharge the end of your day and be more effective than you ever dreamed!
Getting Old Business finished is one of the best ways to start a new year. When you have things that are unfinished, whether you are aware of it or not, you are always carrying them in the back of your mind. Think of them as a backpack; you can't see it but you know it is there.
Handling Preoccupation with Appearance
In our society we are constantly bombarded with images of perfect men and women with fast cars, perfect homes who never seem to age. The obsession in our culture with appearance is a multi-billion dollar industry with marketing geared toward keeping sales of diet and beauty products soaring. We become preoccupied with looking like the models we see in the media and lose sight of what is really important in our lives.
Remember to Remember - Handling Grief
So many things come and go from our lives that we often don't even have time to heal. We may hold the grief and carry it for a long time without resolving it. The recent loss of the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bob O'Connor, has many Pittsburghers searching for a way to honor Mr. O'Connor's life and grieve the loss of him at the same time. One thing is for sure. The best way to accomplish both goals is to "Remember to Remember."
Good health starts on the inside and moves outward
Many years ago, Dr. Nancy Mramor was diagnosed with leukemia. She was told the prognosis did not look good. So she put to the test what she had been teaching for several years - mind-body medicine. [Read Article]
Ballroom dancing can improve fitness, relationships
A lovely way to improve both your health and your relationship with your significant other is ballroom dancing, thinks psychologist Nancy Mramor.
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Taking Your Brain to the Gym
Whether you are a kindergarten child learning the ABC's, a cellist preparing for a concert, a golfer preparing for a game or a mediator settling a disagreement, the need for brain/body integration is present.
Relationships: Managing Conflict
How we relate to others and the ways that it effects our happiness are powerful parts of our lives. People can be highly conducive to our happiness, neutral or conflictual. The healthy ones are the ones we hold close in our lives, the neutral ones may be the ones we hardly notice, but the ones that create conflict are ones we work with to find a good balance.
Celebrity and Real Life Workplace Relationships
Recently David Letterman's workplace romances caused many people to consider whether office affairs are worth it. Tiger Woods is also reconsidering some of his recent actions.
We cannot tolerate bullying at any age
Bullies. Let's face it -- they're everywhere; some are our own family members. In my case it's an Aunt Marj -- an elder who has abused her family and her position in it in ways we'd never tolerate from an outsider.
Managing Conflict and Communicating in Healthy Relationships
Understanding The Differences between the Genders: If you have decided that men and women communicate as if they are on different planets, as author John Gray claims, there may be reasons for this decision.
The Differences in the Male and Female Brain: Why do we do what we do?
The good news is that the male and female brains are more alike than different. There are things, obviously, that are not the same that make us so much more interesting! Let's take a look at the major questions that women and men often ask about each other.
Healthy Happy Technology with guest Nancy Mramor Ph.D.
Healthy Happy Technology: How to Watch TV, Use The Internet and Talk on Your Cell Phone without risking your mental, emotinal or physical health with author Elizabth Cuckson. Many health problems can occur due to too much use of media and technology. Learn what the risks and benefits are, how to minimize the risks and how to remain authentic when surrounded by influential images, words and music. Nancy Mramor Ph.D. is a media and health psychologist, a Spiritual Fitness Coach, a speaker and award winning author, of the book Spiritual Fitness.
When Does My Kid Need Email?
With all the attention given to Facebook follies and tween texting mishaps, good old-fashioned email can sometimes seem like the benign elderly relative of the Internet world — something that kids might take an interest in, but certainly nothing that's going to cause them any harm. But, oh, how tech-savvy adults can forget the perils of email. Remember the first time you opened an attachment that gave your computer a virus? Or the hoax you forwarded to all your relatives? And don't forget about the Nigerian bank scam artists and information phishers, who are still out there doing their thing.
How Do Dads Shape Your Life?
Traditionally, they have been known for their caring, breadwinning, helping with learning tasks, willingness to play and tumble with their children and forming attachments to them. These attachments allow the children to form strong attachments with their own families later in life.
Making the Move to a New School Less Stressful for Your Kids
You may have lots of worries prior to and during a move: Will the house closing go smoothly? Will the moving company arrive on time and act professionally? Will my child's new school be safe?
Meanwhile, as you worry about academic standards and security in the new school, your child probably has his or her own set of completely different fears.Will I make new friends? Will I be teased for being new? Will I see my old friends again? In general, experts say that most children will adapt to a new environment and begin making friends within about three months, but it could take longer.
Here are three steps toward ensuring a smooth moving transition for children.
Age no barrier in enjoying life to the fullest
Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from April to October, just like their counterparts in Major League Baseball, 70 or so Worcester-area residents 55 and older — including three women — get together on Rockwood Field to continue pursuing their sporting dreams. These individuals are examples of people who’ve found ways of making the second half of their life as rewarding, if not more exciting, than the first.
The Most Important Way to Get "All of You" Moving Toward Your Goals
Remember when you were a kid riding the bus to school? And all of the days when everyone worked together and you arrived safely and on time? Maybe you even shared part of your lunch with a friend and she gave you the charm from her cereal box? But just behind those memories are the other days when the bus was late, people were fighting on the bus, or it broke down? What if you ARE the bus and everyone on the bus is you? What if the Bus is your vehicle to peace, happiness and success? Or to breakdowns and getting stuck in neutral?
Psychologist explores mind-body connection
Psychologist Nancy Mramor has an ambitious goal for herself and others: spiritual fitness.
Psychologist credits 'Spiritual Fitness' in recovery from leukemia
When Nancy Mramor learned she had leukemia nearly six years ago, the Pittsburgh-based licensed psychologist turned to mind-body medicine to help herself become well.
Encouraging Spiritually-Fit Businesses
For more than 25 years, Nancy Mramor has used a mind-body-spirit approach to health psychology and psychotherapy in her private practice and training. Voted one of western Pennsylvania's most successful women in 1997, she has developed programs to teach relaxation, meditation and yoga to help people open up spiritually. From Science and Theology News.
Give Your Spiritual Self a Workout
It sometimes seems like we're just running the human race, going from place to place in order to fulfill our daily requirements of taking care of our families and making a living. When we're sick, we take medicine and soldier on; and when we're tired, we don't sleep; there's just too much to get done.
Spiritual Fitness for You
Spring is the time when so many of us take the time to consider ways to get fit. We pull out the old methods that worked in the past and try them out again. Often relying on past successes is a good way to get things going in life. If you have a formula for success, you are likely to apply it again with great results.
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Spiritual Fitness for Your Business
First, let's examine the spiritual fitness of the organization. What inspired the mission of the business in the beginning? Is that uppermost in the mind of the organization's members? Is there still a mindful awareness of that core, or central purpose of the group?
Embrace Your Soul, Transform Your Life
The spirit is the only part of the self that lives forever, cannot be destroyed, is the center of the self and is connected to every other spirit in the universe. Wow! Quite a resume! And despite these qualifications, I noticed that dissatisfied people who came to me in my psychotherapy practice were not in touch with their spirits.
Encouraging Spiritually-Fit Businesses
Dr. Mramor's upcoming book about spiritually fit businesses examines the health of business owners, employees, vendors, customers and clients. She recently spoke with Science & Theology News‘ Frederica Saylor to explain how all aspects of a business work together to create a spiritually fit workplace.
Leadership from the Inside Out
This article is the first in a series on Leadership from the Inside Out. The purpose is to look at the leader as a person first and as a leader second. In developing the person, the leader can them emerge stronger, more capable and whole and better able to relate to others. Topics in this column will relate to the abilities, motivations and resources that we have within us that make us better people and therefore better leaders.
Making Smooth Transitions: Back to School and Work After Summer
Many adults take long vacations, or time off in the summer to recharge. Children have a built-in vacation from school. Getting back on track can often present a challenge, but rising to meet it can produce even better results than you had before the break.
The Four Intelligences Series -- Part II: The Four Cs of Physical Intelligence
This issue's topic is Physical Intelligence, a topic that is often gets less attention during the winter months. Physical intelligence revolves around the idea that if we are tuned into the physical needs, that we have a much greater likelihood of having as much success as we want and deserve.
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Help for Three Captives Released from Cleveland
The women from Cleveland will face an uphill battle in their return to normal life after ten years in captivity. They will need social support, medical and psychological treatment and lots of time, security and safety. See the upcoming blog if you missed today's interview with Dr. Nancy and Chris Moore on WPXI/PCNC-TV. Learn what they will face, how they may feel and what is next for them.
International Women's Day focuses on the true meaning of beauty
KDKA-TV Pittsburgh Today Live
February 10, 2013
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Top Ten Tips for Lasting Happiness
Offers techniques proven by research to achieve happiness.
Seventeen authors joined hands to offer chapters that include How To Tips for each area of happiness. Happiness is yours to enjoy and share with others through Top Ten Tips for Lasting Happiness.
Hypnosis For Healing
This visually stunning, culturally rich DVD program was developed for you to:
* Change Your Brain to Create Health
* Create Healthy Habits
* Allow for Continued Long Term Health
* Heal Your Body
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