Chance Summers

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5 Real Ways To Combat The Stigma Around Mental Illness

An estimated 43.7 million American adults -- 18.6 percent of all adults in the U.S. -- suffer from a mental illness. But only 13.4 percent of U.S. adults get any mental health treatment at all. The reasons why are complex and include structural policy problems like the lack of mental health …

Mind Hacks Used by Top Performers to Get in the Zone

You are about to give a talk on a stage podium or address a small crowd around a table at a dinner party. You have everything setup and well planned …

The Top 60 Buddha Quotes

Buddhism has been around for over 2,500 years and is a way of life that about 300 million people around the world follow.<p>At the age of 35, Gautama …

12 TED Talks to inspire New Year's Resolutions

New Year's resolutions are easy to make … and hard to keep. Our advice: Make resolutions that reflect your core values, to be kinder, more confident, …

TED Talks

Study: Social Anxiety is Associated with Being an Empath

Those of you who are familiar with social anxiety will understand how hard social interactions may be for people suffering from this disorder. Simple …

Seek Experiences That Positively Reshape Your Brain

I often hear people say, "I'm the kind of person who…" or, "I'm not a people person.” These seemingly off-the-cuff comments suggest they’re resigned …

Study: Believing You’ve Slept Well, Even If You Haven't, Improves Performance

The positive effects of "placebo sleep"<p><b>Problem:</b> Who even sleeps anymore? You and everyone you know are probably loading yourselves up with coffee or whatever your stimulant of choice is so you can plod through your day as some semblance of an upright human being. Then you get home and you don’t go …

How To Train Yourself To Wake Up Without An Alarm Clock

Learn how to harness the power of your natural circadian rhythms to ditch the annoying alarm clock and your snooze button habit for good.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list, click here.</i><p>It may seem like a superpower …

Protein

Explainer: what is social anxiety disorder?

Most of us would admit to feeling shy from time to time, or anxious about public speaking: the larger the crowd the greater the terror. It’s also not …

Depression

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

Best Philosophy, Mind, and Consciousness Books of 2014 (according to me)

Here are some of the best books I have been exposed to this year. Obviously, I cannot read everything, so this is a partial list at best. They are …

Ode to Introverts: Why We Should Not Be Ashamed

We live in a society and an era that exalts the extrovert. Self help books proclaim new methods to assert yourself, to make friends and influence …

Personality

Lion's Roar - Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time

Lion's Roar is the website of the Buddhist magazines Lion's Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun) and Buddhadharma, with exclusive teachings, how-tos, news …

Experts conclude that hallucinations and delusions are common and understandable

A report published by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental …

“Magic Mushrooms” Might Be More Magic Than We First Thought

Exploring the effects of psychotropic substances on the human mind<p>In 1960, two promising young psychologists at Harvard, Timothy Leary and Richard …

Andy Warhol's psychedelic endangered animals – in pictures

• Shown as part of Here Today ... an exhibition at the Old Sorting Office in London from 25 November to 17 December

Artist Creates Psychedelic Art By Pouring Paint And Resin Onto A Canvas

Bruce Riley is a talented Chicago-based artist who creates beautifully psychedelic paintings of poured paint and dripping resin. His artworks contain …

Effects of Adolescent Marijuana Use on Cognition

<b>CONFERENCE COVERAGE</b><p>In this brief video, Dr Gregory Tau summarizes the effects of marijuana use on the teenage brain, as well as new strategies to …

adolescents

Lanza's theory of biocentrism has seven principles:

Lanza's theory of biocentrism has seven principles:<p>--What we perceive as reality is a process that involves our consciousness. An "external" reality, if it existed, would by definition have to exist in space. But this is meaningless, because space and time are not absolute realities but rather tools of the human and animal mind.<br>--Our external and internal perceptions are inextricably intertwined. They are different sides of the same coin and cannot be divorced from one another.<br>--The behavior of …

Quantum Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

How to Trick Your Brain with Your Body

<b>In school, we learn that the brain tells the body what to do, how to move, when to react, and provides feedback if we’re hungry, thirsty, and so on.</b> …

Change Your Life by Changing Your Mind About Yourself

<b>“The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.” ~Sonya Friedman</b><p>I’d had enough.<p>Once again, I’d sent follow-up emails to guys who had shown …

Relationships

5 Ways Keeping A Journal Can Help You De-Stress

Even with the popularity of blogs, Tumblrs and social media, it seems that the death of the pen-and-paper diary isn't to be expected anytime soon. Generations of adolescents and adults have turned to journals to organization their thoughts and seek meaning in their experiences, and millennials are …

Mindfulness Reduces Pain And Opioid Misuse

With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from chronic pain, prescription opioid painkillers have become the leading form of treatment for this …

The Mental Health of the College Athlete

Apparent Suicide of Ohio State Football Player Comes Amid a Push for Better Care of Student-Athletes<p>Indianapolis<p>The apparent suicide last week of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge underscores Brian Hainline’s argument that college athletes need better mental-health services.<p>“Some …

Mental Health

6 Steps to Setting Boundaries in Relationships

One of the most vital components to creating a happy, healthy and fulfilling relationship is to become a master at setting boundaries. Simply put, boundaries are what set the space between where you end and the other person begins.<p>Depending on your upbringing and past experience, setting boundaries …

What Self-Love Means: 20+ Ways to Be Good to Yourself

<b>“Self-love requires you to be honest about your current choices and thought patterns and undertake new practices that reflect self-worth.” ~Caroline</b> …

Love Myself

4 Steps to Process Your Emotions So They Don't Zap Your Energy

<b>“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert</b><p>I felt zapped. Depleted. Drained. Out of …

Liquid Media: Hawaii Design and Marketing

Our servers are hosted and maintained by Liquid Web. Hosting costs are billed anually at in the first week of the year, we like to keep it simple, …

Trusting Yourself to Make Decisions Instead of Always Seeking Advice

<b>“To thine own self be true.” ~William Shakespeare</b><p>No one knows the real you but you. Sometimes it is true that we don’t know ourselves. That's because …

Positive Thinking