Contessa Evans

16 Flips | 1 Magazine | 77 Likes | @ContessaEvans | Keep up with Contessa Evans on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Contessa Evans”

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Willow Smith Just Dropped A Surprise And Appropriately Pretentious Album

Remember Willow Smith? Daughter of Will Smith? Ostensibly a musician because she had that one song? She hasn’t really made much noise, musically, since she was but a little child, only really popping up occasionally to give thoroughly bizarre interviews. However, she’s apparently still a musician, …

When will we start taking mental health seriously?

296 Shares<p>As a fourth-year medical student in a sub-internship in internal medicine, I have something that no doctor in America has. I have as much …

Mental Health

3 Ways to Promote Yourself without being Annoying

Entrepreneurs are their own best marketing experts. They know their businesses, products and services inside and out, and operate as brand …

Personal Branding

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

The Brain

The Dark Side of Creativity

Few psychological traits are as desirable as creativity — the ability to come up with ideas that are both novel and useful. Yet it is also true that creativity has been associated with a wide range of counterproductive, rarely discussed qualities. Being aware of these tendencies is important for …

An Open Letter to My Depression: 4 Ways I Defeat You Every Day

Dear Depression,<p>I must say you have put up quite a fight. You insidiously infiltrated my life years ago completely unbeknownst to me. For years I blamed myself for the rage, despair and deep emptiness that consumed my life. But it was you all along, hiding cowardly in the shadows, vehemently …

5 Reasons Self-Development is Key to Your Success

Self-Development or personal development is the result of taking steps to improve yourself. There is no single area of focus. In fact, the process of …

Self-improvement

Welcome to Living with ADHD

You don’t often hear the perspective of a young adult and how they deal with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit …

Inflammation Tied to Weakened Reward System in Depression

A new study indicates that persistent inflammation is linked to anhedonia, a stubborn symptom of depression defined as the inability to experience …

Why Meds Are Not a One Stop Cure for Anxiety and Depression

Commercials that get into our kids heads drive us crazy. When we see them salivating over enticing ads designed to make them pine for every last …

Silicon Valley workers are using 'microdoses' of LSD to boost their creativity

Recently, he has discovered a new way to enhance his productivity and creativity, and it's not Five Hour Energy or meditation.<p>Ken is one of a growing number of professionals who enjoy taking "microdoses" of psychedelics - in his free time and, occasionally, at the office.<p>"I had an epic time," he …

Millenials Open Up About Drug Addiction (video)

By, Shelina Assomull<p>Following our latest report on "The Call for Greater Use of Medication to Treat Drug Abuse", we wanted to hear more about what is being done to address the current addiction epidemic. The Dr. Oz Show has teamed up with Drugs Over Dinner and Facing Addiction to present The …

'Dangerous' mental health patient Reece Burton sought by police

<b>A "dangerous" mental health patient who disappeared from a psychiatric clinic in London is being sought by police.</b><p>Reece Burton, 25, was being held at the North London Clinic in Enfield after being convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent and detained under the Mental Health Act.<p>He was last …

Mental Health