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A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Brain Most Sensitive to New Memories and Stress At This Stage of Life - PsyBlog

In this phase of life the brain is especially sensitive to new memories, social stress.<p>The brain may be particularly sensitive to new memories and …

5 Ways to Live a More Spiritual Life

How do we take our spiritual practice and live it every day?<p>Those of us who are committed to a spiritual path can sometimes feel split in two.<p>There's the contemplative, ascetic side of our nature, the part that loves meditation, silence and oneness with God. Then there's the other side of us that's …

7 Things That Actually WILL Ruin Your Childhood

<i>Sure, realizing Rugrats was filled with sex jokes might put a slight dent in your childhood memories, but let's have a look at some things that actually will ruin your childhood as it happens.</i><p><b>1. Bullies</b><p>Being picked on by a bully will definitely make the majority of childhood suck balls. Instead of …

Therapy Probably Isn't the Best Way to Treat Depression

New research suggests its benefits are overestimated.<p>If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, you probably think therapy can help. While that's not a wrong assumption, a new <i>Plos One</i> study suggests that the effectiveness of psychological therapies is significantly exaggerated by …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

Daily Meditation: A Prayer For Self-Love

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a portion of a prayer for self-love, written by author don Miguel Ruiz. May …

A Comic That Shows What It's Really Like To Live With Depression And Anxiety

Nick Seluk of The Awkward Yeti has created a simple yet effective comic that shows what it feels like to live with depression and anxiety.

An A-Z of Mental Wellbeing

<b>Keeping our minds well deserves as much attention as keeping our bodies healthy and strong. Use the A-Z below to investigate where your mental</b> …

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

Instead, psychologists say there's a somewhat scientific formula to gaining people's trust more quickly. The key is to strike a balance between warmth and competence — so that you seem credible but also human.<p>That idea is explored in detail in "Friend and Foe," a new book by Maurice Schweitzer, …

Let’s Stop Being Embarrassed by Spirituality

Daily Beast columnist Jay Michaelson has written a new book called The Gate of Tears, but he isn’t sure he wants the rest of us to know about it.<p>Let …

Lasting effects of trauma reaches across generations through DNA

Indigenous elders often say that memory is in the blood and bone, that our stories are passed not just verbally but through a kind of genetic …

Mental Health

7 Traits Of Great Mentors

Choose tough love over cheerleading, and six other traits that you should look for when seeking a mentor.<p>Countless articles stress the importance of finding mentors. But how do you tell whether a successful person is mentor material, or just someone to admire from afar?<p>We asked the experts to help …

Depression, low self-esteem rife among gay men, study finds

A new survey has found disturbingly high levels of depression, low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts among gay men. FS magazine, which is published …

Are You a Victim of Circumstances or a Victim of Self? 13 Ways To Gain Control

We were all born under circumstances that could have been better. None of us were born to the perfect family. It doesn’t matter how much or how …

Motivation

Dealing with Rejection When You Have Depression - Part 2

<b>1. Examine the rejection.</b><p>“Just because you <i>feel</i> rejected doesn’t mean you have been rejected,” said Hanks, director of Wasatch Family Therapy and …

Self-help

Mental Illness is Not an Invisible Illness

Working as a speaker and writer in the mental health field, I hear a lot of things over and over. Stigma, for example, comes up a lot, as do various …

Mental Health

8 Motivational Quotes To Remind You To Persist

Here are eight motivational quotes that will remind you to persist, even though you feel like giving up.

15 Self Help Books To Make You Live A Greater Life

“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a …

How to Help Someone With Low Self Esteem

Self-esteem, or the way that we feel about ourselves, is just one part of our emotional make-up. If you have high self-esteem, it may be difficult …

How To Improve Self-Esteem: A New Secret From Research

It seems we all want to know how to improve self-esteem these days.<p>Life can be hard. And who is usually hardest on you? Yourself. There’s that …

50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem (Interview & Book Giveaway)

<i>Update: The winners for this giveaway have been chosen. They are: Julie C. Perry and GoBubbles1.</i><p>Growing up, we learn innumerable things about how the …

Famifi

How Spirituality Can Shape Our Self-Esteem

Some children aren’t spiritually inclined, but many are. Is this because their tender, innocent awe for all things alive and imagined hasn’t yet been …

Spirituality

5 Motivational Videos To Help You Succeed In Life

I am not as successful as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but I am very proud of what I have achieved in the last couple of months.<p>In the last six months I …

Motivation