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More Effective Than Anxiety Meds: How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

<b>Categories</b>Depression, Anxiety & Mental Health, DNA, the Brain & The Human Body, Health, Meditation, Yoga, Grounding & Mindfulness, Science and …

Mindfulness

Five of the best meditation apps

The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can often feel like they amplify our daily stress.<p>Turning to your smartphone for respite from the digital clutter may feel as …

Apps

Unveiling the Hidden Layers of Deep Learning

In a recent <i>Scientific American</i> article entitled “Springtime for AI: The Rise of Deep Learning,” computer scientist Yoshua Bengio explains why complex …

Bedtime relaxing stretch routine

When I was cleared to work out after Liv’ s birth, I couldn’t wait to get back into sweaty interval training. Finding my personal max and soaked in …

Yoga

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs'

Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and thoughts. But does it work? And in what circumstances?<p>A new study has raised hope for its use in treating mental health problems. The biggest review of the …

Mental Health

Three Ways That Handwriting With A Pen Positively Affects Your Brain

Stephen King purportedly wrote <i>Dreamcatcher</i> in longhand — using a Waterman cartridge pen. J. K. Rowling penned <i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i> — all 157 pages of it — in longhand, and the leather-bound tome sold for almost $4M at auction. F. Scott Fitzgerald did it, as did Hemingway, Kafka and countless …

Calligraphy

This drug could foreshadow a major breakthrough in how we treat depression

Ketamine has been known since the turn of the millennium to have powerful antidepressant effects — it relieves symptoms in a matter of hours, while other antidepressants take weeks or months, and it can treat depression even when other drugs are ineffective.<p>But it also has hallucinogenic side …

Yeast Infections Linked To Schizophrenia And Bipolar Disorder In New Study

'Clinicians should make it a point to look out for these infections in their patients with mental illness.'<p>Yeast infections have been linked to …

The Five-Minute Meditation That Will Stress-Proof Your Mind

<b>By Erin Magner for Well+Good</b><p>We've been conditioned to believe that stress is the ultimate 21st century evil, but Tiffany Cruikshank wants you to know that's not exactly true.<p>As the Yoga Medicine founder and meditation expert explains, our innate stress response is actually super useful; it's what …

More on Mindfulness and Difficult People

Mindfulness is purposely paying attention to a particular experience without judgment. It is a science that has a wide range of benefits for many people in all walks of life. It has been proven to help people with physical, mental, and emotional stress. People of any age can certainly benefit from …

Mindfulness Training Optimizes Brain Connectivity

A new study has pinpointed how mindfulness training triggers changes in neural networks. These changes in brain connectivity allowed veterans who …

Mindfulness

11 common myths about the brain that need to be smashed

Nevertheless, the world is filled with dozens of ideas about why we think the way we do.<p>Here are 11 of the most common brain myths — and the surprising science to counter them:

The Brain

Blood exerts a powerful influence on the brain

Blood tells a story about the body it inhabits. As it pumps through vessels, delivering nutrients and oxygen, the ruby red liquid picks up …

Neuroscience

How to 'Reclaim Your Brain' from mental disease

Many sufferers of mental disease would describe their illness, whether it be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety, as a loss of control over their mind. Regaining that control seems impossible for those in the deep trenches of battle with their disease, but Dr. Joseph Annibali, a chief …

10 Signs It's More Than Just Stress

How to tell if your issues are deeper than everyday angst.<p>Nobody's perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people's emotional turmoil runs a bit deeper than your average, everyday angst.<p>The National Alliance on Mental …

How to Not (Even Accidentally) Be a D**k When Your Person Has Anxiety

It's so easy to make someone's anxiety worse. But so, so possible to make it better, and not just in the short term, either. Every time you truly support someone who's having anxiety to feel safe you're helping them feel better in the long term, too.<p>First I'm going to show you the steps. Then I'm …

Mindfulness

You Can Heal Yourself With Your Mind (For Real)

From multiple sclerosis to chronic pain to HIV, science is increasingly showing us that what’s in a patient’s head affects how the body heals.<p>I met …

Immune System

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

A guide to the literature of Japan’s “comfort women”: Comfort station survivors tell their stories

As Japan & South Korea reach an agreement on the painful subject, some books to help the reader untangle the past<p>If you’ve followed any of the headlines emerging about the “comfort women” in the past weeks—or months, or years, or decades—you probably have some questions. Did the Japanese government …

4 reasons you must avoid diet soda

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>How can anything artificial be good for your holistic health?<p>LIFE<p>| 5-minute read | 17-01-2016<p>Nidhi Tayal …

Wellness

Scientists Discover Why Eating Leftovers Is Good For You

Leftovers are great! When you start thinking about what to have for dinner tonight, who doesn’t love it when they remember they have leftover food …

Nutrition

The Truths Of Depression Explained In Comics

Although depression has been clinically recognized as medical conditions, many people are still ignorant to the reality of depression, often …

Medical Conditions

When You're Feeling Down, Remember These 15 Tips for Peace and Happiness

<i>By Laura Caseley, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>Are you feeling down, or stressed out from life in general? Are you just feeling like everything is kind of <i>blah</i>?<p>Maybe you're even beating yourself up about it. After all, your life is probably pretty good, so what do you have to feel bad about?<p>Whoa there. …

Sperm Quality Has Been Declining And Diet May Be To Blame

Two new studies show how dad's lifestyle affects sperm quality.<p>Most conversations about infertility and healthy reproduction tend to focus on the woman, and how things like age, environment and lifestyle factors can affect her ability to give birth to a healthy baby.<p>But new research is suggesting …

Diabetes

7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

Would you like to become smarter, healthier, be in better shape, feel more relaxed, and have more energy than you thought possible? Of course you …

8 Natural Stress Relievers For More Peace & Calm

Dr. Josh Axe shares 8 great ways to let go of stress and move into bliss.The post 8 Natural Stress Relievers For More Peace & Calm appeared first on …