Tricks to Play on Your Brain

You can't just order yourself to do what you need to (at least not with executive disfunction): sometimes you have…

January 24, 2020

House (and Town, and University, and…) of My Dreams

Amy thinks about the settings of her dreams, and how they might relate to her waking life, in her small…

December 2, 2019

What Science Can and Can’t Tell Us About Social Media and Mental Health

Does social media negatively impact the mental health of its users? Looking at the data available, signs point to yes,…

November 21, 2019

Games and Mental Health in Children: Evil Genius Mum Interview

An interview with Evil Genius Mum of GeekMom about why gaming can positively impact the mental health of children. With…

November 8, 2019

Bill Bryson Tackles Human Biology in ‘The Body: A Guide for Occupants’

'The Body: A Guide for Occupants' is a detailed and thorough exploration of the one thing all of us have…

November 8, 2019

Gut Brain Health Connection Interview

Dr. Bridgit Goldman explains the important connection between digestive health and brain health for everyone in the family.

October 24, 2019

Meditation With Your Kids: Why and How

Meditating with children is doable and contributes to the well-being of the whole family. Learn the why and how here.

October 2, 2019

‘Nothing Much Happens’ Podcast Interview

An interview with Kathryn Nicolai on her podcast of bedtime stories for grown-ups, 'Nothing Much Happens: You feel good, and…

September 12, 2019

Better Sleep for Teens

Sleep is essential to be mentally fit. Here are scientifically-backed tips and advice on how to help your teen get…

September 3, 2019

Teen Mental Fitness

The teenage brain goes through phenomenal changes, just like their bodies. In this series on teen mental fitness, GeekMom Rebecca…

August 23, 2019

What Do Dreams Mean to You?

Amy geeks out about how dream interpretation is neither mystical nor random but instead very personal.

August 10, 2019

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: The Painfully Embarrassing Side of ADHD

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria means people with ADHD feel hurt more strongly than most people and react more uncontrollably, and there's…

July 29, 2019

10 Things You Need in Your Convention Bag If You Have Anxiety

Preparation is the key to having a good time and being ready for a possible anxiety moment when at conventions.

July 12, 2019

Many Flavors of Neurodivergence

Many mental conditions have overlapping symptoms, whether neurodiergence or mental illness, and sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint exactly…

April 29, 2019

Bored to Sleep: The Understimulated ADHD Brain

Amy discovers that the phenomenon of "intrusive sleep," which has hounded her all her life, is actually caused by boredom.

March 21, 2019

‘The Period Game’ Kickstarts Menstruation Conversations

'The Period Game' is designed to normalize conversation around menstruation and familiarize players with words like tampon, period, and flow.…

February 5, 2019

‘Disabled Kitchen and Garden’: A Safe Community For Disabled Cooking Enthusiasts

GeekDad Jules has a new project, 'Disabled Kitchen and Garden,' a blog dedicated to educating people about cooking as a…

January 28, 2019

Maybe I’m a Gaming Addict, Too

Amy explores the traits, at least in her family, that make a person particularly susceptible to being unable to stop…

November 15, 2018

The Great Smoothie Experiment

What to do when you and your kid cannot take the texture of 99 percent of fruits and vegetables? Embark…

November 6, 2018

Let’s Get Training With Polar M430 and H10

The Polar M430 and H10 fitness monitors are great tools for the health-minded. Dakster tries them both out while training…

October 5, 2018