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10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is made in your liver and has many important functions. For example, it helps keep the walls of your cells flexible and is needed to make …

A Psychotherapist Shares Her Top Strategies for Being Calm in Times of Stress

"One of the best lessons you can learn in life is to master how to remain calm." Catherine Pulsifer<p>A sense of angst is pervasive in the world right …

Opinion: I’m a brain specialist. I think Trump should be tested for a degenerative brain disease

When President Trump slurred his words during a news conference this week, some Trump watchers speculated that he was having a stroke. I watched the …

The Brain

How To 'Break Up' With A Narcissistic Parent

First, don’t blame yourself for the state of the relationship.<p>Sometimes loving a narcissist means doing so at a safe distance ― even if the narcissist in question is your parent. Just ask writer Julie L. Hall.<p>On her blog, The Narcissist Family Files, Hall writes about severing ties with her parents …

18 Ways To Spot A Narcissist

Any of these ring a bell?<p>Chances are, you’ve encountered a narcissist. You know, that friend who somehow manages to revert every topic of conversation back to himself; the colleague who is always bragging about having the latest, greatest ____; the family member who thinks she is hotter, smarter …

How Omega-3 Fish Oil Affects Your Brain and Mental Health

Fish oil is a popular over-the-counter supplement extracted from fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.<p>Fish oil primarily contains …

Insomnia Meets Mindfulness

Insomnia used to be a very real part of my life and my practice in mindfulness was what saved me and continues to from time to time.<p>How did I do it?<p>For most of us having trouble sleeping is a mind trap that over time gets conditioned into our bodies as a habit. The trauma of not sleeping is stored …

Jumpstart Your Mindfulness Practice in 5 Breaths

<i>Cara Bradley hosts a weekly podcast series called</i> <i>On The Verge</i><i>, short blasts of advice and essential practices and strategies to shift from “crazy</i> …

Meditation

7 Quick and Easy Ways to Have the Best Meditation Ever!

In today’s blog, 7 Quick and Easy Ways to Have the Best Meditation Ever, I’d like to share with you, 7 practical tips you can use to make the most of …

Psychiatrists Warn About Trump’s Mental State

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>I am the editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” We represent a much larger number of concerned mental health professionals who have come forward to warn against the president’s psychological instability and the …

Mental Health

7 Buddhist Teachings That Will Help You Overcome Life’s Most Difficult Challenges and Find Peace – PAST PASS

My parents were “religious drop-outs”. In no way do I say that to suggest it was bad or good, it was really just the resulting combination of U.S. …

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

The Brain

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?

News<p>Are there alternatives to prescription meds for depression and anxiety? Yup! We found the best natural antidepressants to bring your happy …

My relationship with my parents has always been difficult and I wonder if I should cut all ties?

My mother was emotionally distant, my father and I fought, and I attempted suicide in my teens. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader<p><b>My relationship with my parents is difficult and painful and I am wondering whether I should continue to see them. I was the youngest child. My father is an alcoholic</b> …

Tip: Stop Stretching Your Lower Back

Stretches for the low back can backfire, leading to more tightness and pain. Do this instead.<p>This Stretch Can Make Things Worse<p>Check out the warm-up …

Yoga

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

How to Flip the Switch on Stress

Is stress wearing you down? Here is a simple practice that might make a difference.

Mindfulness

The One Food an Inflammation Expert Eats Every Single Day

Eating to combat inflammation can seem like a daunting endeavor—between the different sources of inflammation and the laundry list of foods to add to …

Wellness

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Mental Health

I went to a meditation disco and it was better than therapy

<b>Let’s get something straight: I am not cool.</b><p>I do not go to pop-up gin festivals or visit obscure galleries at the weekend – I spend 70% of my …

27 Soulful Quotes to Ignite Compassion from Within

Being compassionate is about being kind towards yourself and others. Compassion can ignite your soul and make you feel good and happy. It can help …

23 Vegan Pie Recipes That Will Have Nonvegans Drooling This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday among many food-lovers, given the feast involved, but one group will have even more to give thanks for at the dinner table this year: vegans. Despite the meat-heavy meal, vegans can turn to an ever-growing collection of meat- and dairy-free Thanksgiving recipes …

New to Taking CBD? A Few Beginner Tips For Natural Supplement

I had no idea that when I signed up to try CBD oil for the first time that I'd be opening the door to a product that would change my life. I've dabbled for years in natural, naturopathic, and homeopathic remedies for anxiety, depression, stress, and all other aspects of wellness, and <i>by far</i> CBD has …

7 Ways To Pull Your Wandering Mind Back Into The Present Moment

Humans spend about half of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re actually doing in the present. A now-famous Harvard study illuminated this reality, using an iPhone app that pinged participants at random times throughout the day and asked them what they were thinking …

Mindfulness

The horrible, never-ending cold doing the rounds - and top tips to avoid it

There's a good chance at the moment that, if you're not the one snuffling and sneezing, you know somebody who is.<p>Winter is fast approaching us and it …

Farmer wants a revolution: 'How is this not genocide?'

Health comes from the ground up, Charles Massy says – yet chemicals used in agriculture are ‘causing millions of deaths’. Susan Chenery meets the writer intent on changing everything about the way we grow, eat and think about food<p>The kurrajong tree has scars in its wrinkled trunk, the healed wounds …

These Simple Words inspired Eckhart Tolle’s Awakening.

These are the words I constantly repeat to myself, whether in meditation, moments where I am stressed or anxious, or simply any time in my daily life …

Spirituality

Ikigai is the Japanese secret to a long and happy life – and it promises to boost your wellbeing

This is the new lifestyle trend to try...<p><b>If you tried the Danish concept of hygge last year, embracing the joy of cosiness, then it's time to turn</b> …

Here Is How to Grow New Brain Cells and Improve Your Brain Health, Regardless of Your Age!

According to a neuroscientist, Sandrine Thuret, everyone can grow new neurons. She offers research as well as practical advice on how to support …