Andrew Almquist

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How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

What is Meta-Mindfulness?

<i>“The world is won by those who let it go.” -Lao Tzu</i><p>Writing provides an excellent precedent for living when done with a certain degree of abandon. I …

A psychology professor explains why self-esteem is failing us

To Kristin Neff, a psychology professor at the University of Texas, that's not surprising. Though self-esteem continues to reverberate as a pop-psych cure-all, the quest for inflated egos, in her view, is misguided and largely pointless.<p>There's nothing wrong with being confident, to answer Demi …

Self-esteem

Only fundamental social change can defeat the anxiety epidemic

People, particularly young people, are beset by mental health problems on a scale never seen before. Now it is time to rebalance individualism against the common good<p>We live with an epidemic of anxiety. In 1980, 4% of Americans suffered a mental disorder associated with anxiety. Today half do. The …

Depression

Ever wondered how animals sleep?

By Howard Bennett<p>For most kids, the biggest concern about sleep is being told to go to bed before you want to. Things are different for animals. Unless animals are at the top of their food chain, most can’t afford to get a good night’s sleep. (Or a good day’s sleep, if they’re nocturnal.) Why? …