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The Surprising Power of Forgiveness

When people hurt us and we determine that they hurt us on purpose, we want to hurt them back. It appears to be a human tendency. Perhaps it is even …

The Best Times to Sleep, Wake, Exercise and Eat Are Based on Age, Circadian Rhythms

If you're wondering what the optimal times are to engage in certain activities, listen to your body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are physiological, mental and behavioral changes governed by the body within a 24-hour clock, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. …

Sleep

7 Small Changes that Can Increase Your Happiness Overnight

<b>“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>I used to be constantly depressed.<p>After dropping out of college, …

Happiness

7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health

There are many times when I suggest adult coloring books to patients, and they look at me like perhaps we should be switching seats. However, time and again, they come back to me and tell me how beneficial they find them to be. Many psychologists and therapists "prescribe" these to patients for …

Meditation

'It is like slowly falling down a black hole': men talk about their battles with depression

“Horrible, fear-filled, paranoid, self-loathing and draining. Feels like free fall and you can’t stop. Worst thing is seeing how it affects loved ones around you but you can’t stop it. It’s like a hood has been placed over my head that stops all good thoughts and feelings entering me, all I can see …

Find Lasting Fulfillment in Your Relationship

We all have a basic desire to feel love and cultivate relationships of all kinds, but above all, we hunger for a committed romantic relationship.<p>Feeling deeply in love with another person is an immediate, heart-opening experience. I believe <i>Synchronicity</i> is timed so perfectly that two people who are …

Spirituality

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 …

How to Be Happy and Grateful: 6 Sacred Secrets Shared by Grandmothers, Mutants and Cajuns (and Proven by Scientists)

<b>Choose to be grateful. It will make you happier.</b> This was the premise of Arthur C. Brooks' <i>New York Times</i> article that ran Saturday, Nov. 21. In this piece, Brooks cites scientific research that suggests some of us are hard-wired to feel grateful.<p>We, the happy souls who tend to find the good in the …

Happiness

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 …

Mental Health

Mental Health Caregiving: 3 Ways to Understand Mental Exhaustion

Do you care for someone with a mental health condition? What about someone with several mental health conditions? Perhaps you also care for someone …

6 Little Known Factors That Can Affect Depression

Often, people with depression know they need help, but they lack awareness of these six important factors, which can influence both the duration of …

Mental Health

Mindfulness meditation may improve memory for teens

Adolescents assigned to a mindfulness meditation program appeared to have improvements in memory in a recent study.<p>"These results are consistent with a growing body of research in adults that has found mindfulness meditation to be a helpful tool for enhancing working memory capacity," said Kristen …

Strengthening Brain Connections

<b>Newly identified mechanism allows the brain to strengthen links between neurons.</b><p>When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the …

Neuroscience

I Attempted Suicide, but I'm So Glad That I Lived

After being raped at 14, I tried to take my own life. But a compassionate doctor saved me.<p>When I was 14, I was raped. Ten days after the assault, I attempted suicide.<p>It was not a cry for help or a confused accident. I had been suffering from depression and insomnia for years, and my parents brought …

Use Joy To Treat Depression, Anxiety, Addiction

<i>To find joy is the hardest thing of all. It is harder than all other spiritual tasks…Put all your energy into being happy.</i> — Rebbe Nachman of …

Five Personal Development Myths

Self-help and personal development are big business, but lasting change doesn’t come as quickly and easily as we’ve been led to believe.<p>Would you like to improve your relationships with people? How about adopting better work-life balance? Of course we’d all like to improve some aspect of our lives, …

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Productivity

10 Simple Steps to Clarity

"I can't focus, my mind's all over the place!" If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say this to me, I'd be rich. I hear friends say they take on a million tasks at once and they're onto the next task before finishing the first one -- which really means nothing ever gets done.<p>Our minds …

Meditation

A radical shift in thinking on mental health issues | Letters

Mental health,Young people,NHS,Health,Society,Scottish politics,Scotland,Bipolar disorder,Politics,Neuroscience,Science,People in science,UK news<p>Bipolar disorder is a major global healthcare crisis, causing untold levels of distress and costing lives daily. For too long this crisis has gone …

Stress Is Actually Contagious—Here’s How to Make Yourself Immune

You Might Like{{displayTitle}}<p>Imagine this: You hit the gym for a morning workout and stroll into the office on time, ready for the day. Then you …

Bressie sets out to show how exercise can power the mind away from anxiety and depression on new RTÉ show

Exercise is proven to get happy hormones pumping, but motivation isn’t great when your mental health is suffering. In Bressie’s new TV show, he helps …

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

People With Treatment Resistant OCD Can Benefit From Exposure Therapy

<b>Researchers first to test therapy next to drug treatment.</b><p>Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can improve their symptoms significantly …

The effect of flexible cognitive-behavioural therapy and medical treatment, including antidepressants on post-traumatic stress disorder and depress... - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Little evidence exists on the treatment of traumatised refugees.<p>AIMS:<p>To estimate treatment effects of flexible cognitive-behavioural …