Eric Kuma

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How to Stop Worrying

Too much worrying can bring on an anxiety state that has real, physiological consequences, not just emotional.<p><i>By John Swartzberg, M.D.</i><p>We've evolved to worry. From an evolutionary standpoint, it makes sense that we do need to worry about certain things, particularly those that represent imminent …

UC Berkeley

5 Things I Learned From a 50-Day Meditation Streak

But it's not about perfection, and that's one of the most important things I've learned so far on this meditation journey. Here are five more lessons I've learned along the way.<p><i>My 50-day meditation streak, happily quantified by the Calm app.</i><p><b>Like so many of us, I'm an overthinker.</b> My mind whirrs …

Meditation

How to Eat, Train, Work, and Sleep Better

There has to be a better way. And there is—to eat, train, work, and sleep. It starts with asking the right questions of the world's top experts (we did that part) and ends with you making some simple changes to your daily habits. The result: a whole new level of performance, productivity, health, …

Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because of Their "Complex" Brains

Consider this your excuse for hitting the snooze button.<p>Research has already proven that insomnia is more common in women than in men, and now it seems that women also need more sleep than men to function normally.<p>According to researchers at Loughborough University's Sleep Research Center in …

Sleep

Three Ways To Fall Asleep in Only Ten Minutes Every Single Night

These techniques are free, don't involve drugs, and can be done secretly. You've nothing to lose but your stress and irritation. So, which one will you try first?<p>You're awake at 2:00am.<p>Again.<p>You're lying in bed. You just can't sleep.You toss and turn.<p>It's so frustrating.<p>You try to count sheep and …

Blood Vessels

Re-Evaluating Psychiatry

I would like to try and put a more human face to psychiatry and change our role from drug pushers to actual health care providers.<p>These days psychiatry gets a bit of a bad rap -- as psychiatrists we are relegated to the roll of pill pushers.<p>I know a lot of us do work that way, with a quickie …

Insurance Industry

An Astonishing Number Of Kids Have Psychological Disorders

This needs our attention.<p>Prioritizing mental well-being is crucial as you age, but alarming new research highlights just how important it is to monitor in kids.<p>Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed answers from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's …

Insomnia Meets Mindfulness

The key here is that there needs to be the understanding that you're using this time to practice to train in mindfulness, not to fall asleep. If the explicit intention is to fall asleep then you set up a monitor in the back of the brain to continually check on that. You need to let that expectation …

Healthy Planet Essential for Global Health

When it comes to human health, it is time to rethink the notion of a balanced diet. We use an area the size of South America to grow our crops and an area the size of Africa for our livestock.<p>On this scale, it is no surprise food production is the single largest driver of environmental degradation …

Palm Oil

20 Tiny Moments That Instantly Boost Your Happiness

Life is in the little things.<p>It's time to tap into your everyday joy.<p>Big moments in life -- weddings, births, new jobs, graduations -- are special, but appreciating the smaller, daily occurrences can really maintain your happiness.<p>In honor of the International Day of Happiness, we've rounded up …

5 Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

Of course, the pursuit of happiness isn't all sunshine and rainbows and mugs of tea and smiling children. Sometimes we need to tackle our insecurities and weaknesses, and we can't just ignore our draining jobs and nagging relatives. But the practices here represent the other side of the coin, the …

Happiness

The Psychological Trick That Could Help You Reach Your Goals

Whether your goal is to exercise three-to-five times per week, or to save $100 to $200 per month, establish a reasonable range. When you hit its low end, challenge yourself to keep going. You'll likely find that a little taste of success can motivate you to get to the next level.<p>Everyone from elite …

Goal Setting

What to Expect When You Lose a Loved One

If I could give a letter to the girl who stood dripping with fear and sorrow on on the outset of the next two years of grief, I believe it would look something like this.<p>Two years ago my husband died suddenly in an accident, leaving me alone and terrified of the journey ahead.<p>If I could give a …

139 Days of Isolation: What It's Like Living With Tuberculosis

Every time I reflect on my experience with TB I, without hesitation, think about the wonderful people in my life and feel a great sense of gratitude. My loved ones have relentlessly supported me and have always, always tried to shield and comfort me from struggle and suffering<p>On Thursday, April …

CDC

How to Deal With Negative Emotions Responsibly

Implementing these four simple techniques for managing negative emotions will have a huge effect on your personal health and happiness.<p>Human beings are incredibly emotional creatures. While it's impossible to deny or ignore this basic fact of what it means to be human, you can learn how to confront …

Communicate

10 Ways to Celebrate Stress Awareness Day

Stress Awareness Day is April 16th this year. It's got me thinking of 10 ways we can create more awareness around stress.<p>Stress Awareness Day is April 16th this year. It's got me thinking of 10 ways we can create more awareness around stress.<p><b>1. Create a culture that promotes stress management.</b><p>This …

How I Knew This Was My Last Weight Loss Journey

There were days I allowed the opinion of others to affect my better judgment. There were days that I wanted to give up (and I did). But the commitment I had for my dreams and myself gave me the resiliency to get back up and keep going after every defeat and failure.<p>I work with women who want to …

Weight Loss

Sally Larhette's GPS Guide For Feeling Secure

Find a sense of peace.<p><i>Feeling stressed? You're not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the place! We all need a course-correcting tool -- A "GPS for the Soul" -- to help us find our way back to center. The guide below</i> …

Why Doctors Should Be Paid More

When the idea of paying doctors more money for their work is proposed, many people have the same gut reaction. Why should the rich get richer? Unfortunately, this is an instinctual reaction rooted in a false picture of today's health care practitioner.<p>With the upcoming presidential nominations on …

Health Care

Love on the Brain

My suggestion is to have healthy boundaries so you don't become so preoccupied with others that you forget to love yourself and love for the right reasons. Just be you and the love you are seeking in a mate will be attracted back to you and hopefully will be long lasting!<p>Ever felt like you couldn't …

Edward Cullen

Don't Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!

Remember, glaucoma is a progressive disease. Early detection and treatment are the only way to prevent glaucoma-related vision impairment and blindness, so make an appointment with your eye doctor today!<p><i>Robert Ritch, MD Shelley and Steven Einhorn Distinguished Chair Professor of Ophthalmology</i> …

Glaucoma

How to Stop Being a Slave to Your Smartphone and Start Using It in a Conscious Way

Pavlov was a scientist who had a dog, which he conditioned. Whenever he rang a bell, the dog expected food and its mouth started to water. The smartphone conditions human behavior very effectively.<p><i>If humans remain unconscious, robots will become like humans and humans will become like robots. -</i> …

Consciousness