Click on the links below to find out what Gail is reading and writing. Gail's Blog Posts:
10/1/2016 Overcoming Racism
6/12/2016: Putting an End to Rape Culture
8/27/2015: Four Pillars of Adult Mental Health
8/2/2015: Thoughts on Using Stress as a Learning Tool to Overcome Addictions
6/7/2015: Navigating High School: Advice for Students and Their Parents in Ten Sentences
5/19/2015: The Mind of A Middle Schooler
4/26/2015: Addiction and Impairment
4/18/2015: Let's change the Discussion about Marijuana Legalization
4/11/2015: A Country Divided: Reflections on a Long Drive
3/30/2015: Time, Energy and Money: The Keys to Independence for Adolescents and the Elderly
Diet and Exercise:
10/25/2016, The Atlantic, When Gut Bacteria Changes Brain Function
03/31/2016, Science News, Microbes can play games with the mind
6/26/2015, Atlantic Monthly, When Gut Bacteria Changes Brain Function
2/16/2011 The New York Times "What really causes runner's high?"
3/12/2012 Scientific American "The Scicurious brain: It hurts so good - runners high"
5/11/2012 National Geographic "Runners high hardwired in people and dogs"
7/2/2012 Runners World "Getting high on (Endo) Cannabinoids"
Addictions and Drugs of Abuse:
08/14/2016: The Atlantic "The Science of Choice in Addiction"
03/30/2016: www.theconversation.com "Roots of Opioid Epidemic can be Traced Back to Two Key Changes in Pain Management"
4/23/2015: www.theatlantic.com "Just Say No to the Gateway Theory of Pot"
4/18/2015: www.drugabuse.gov "General Overview of Marijuana with Links to National Institute of Drug Abuse Information"
2/24/2015 mindshift.com "Teaching kids how to learn without study drugs"
2/9/2015: Slate.com: "Suboxone could help Heroin addicts"
1/28/2015: Huffington Post: "Dying to be free: There's a treatment for Heroin addiction that actually works, why aren't we using it?"
1/26/2015 NPR.org: "Pediatricians say don't lock up teenagers for marijuana"
1/20/2015 Huffington Post: "The likely cause of addiction has been discovered, and it's not what you think"
1/5/2015 NPR.org: "What Heroin addiction tells us about changing bad habits"
8/28/2014 USA Today: "E-cigarettes and Vaping: everything you need to know"
Wellness, Mindfulness and emotional regulation:
05/01/2017: momoftweensandteens.com: A Discussion with My Daughter about 13 Reasons Why
04/28/2017: mindful.org: Meditators have Younger Brains
08/15/2016: The Atlantic: Meaning is healthier than happiness
03/28/2016: npr.org: "Big siblings big influence: Some behaviors run in the family"
02/25/2016: upworthy.com: "Seven secrets to raising awesome functional teenagers"
01/29/2016: majesticunicorn.com: "Broken Things" (about anger management)
12/10/2015: kqed.org: Why Identity and Emotion are Central to Motivating the Teen Brain
3/12/2015: GlobalPost.Com: "Impulsiveness in Teens"
1/10/2015 The New York Times: "Getting Grief Right"
2/7/2015 Psychology Today: "Five ways to get your emotions under control"
1/9/2015 Psychology Today: "Well being of college students"
12/8/2014 Wall Street Journal: "A road to mental health through the kitchen"
11/14/2014 Feelguide.com: "Harvard unveils MRI study proving meditation literally rebuilds the brain's grey matter in 8 weeks"
10/17/2014: Mother Nature Network: "Why taking the road less traveled is good for your health"
3/20/2014: Harvard Business Review: "Mindfulness for people who are too busy to meditate"