Jenelle Gobel

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Knit and Breathe

I didn't learn to knit because I'm a crafty person. I'm creative, sure, but more in a "how can we make this work?" kind of way rather than a "let's make this pretty" way. I didn't learn to knit because my mother taught me; her mother didn't teach her either. In fact, I don't know any women in my …

Gardening is the best medicine for the mind

Since I had a nervous breakdown, nothing has lifted my spirits more, or has made me feel saner, than my garden<p>January is the time of year when, for us gardeners, a small ray of hope breaks through the grey skies. Not long now, I think, until I can start chitting my potatoes. A few early daffodils …

Mental Health

Old People Are Happier Than People In Their 20s

Despite the physical ravages of age, older people are actually happier than younger adults.<p>So finds a new study, published in the <i>Journal of Clinical</i> …

Gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity linked to outdoor play

A disconnection from nature can affect everything in a child from gut health and immunity, to mental health and even the way they think, recent …

A Gift For You: Walk In The Woods Meditation

After decades of practicing meditation, four years of teaching happiness meditation classes and workshops, and now leading weekend retreats, I finally wrote my own guided meditation, <i>"A Walk in the Woods."</i> Being in nature makes us happy, but it isn't always possible to physically be outside drinking …

Why mindfulness-based yoga can reduce depression in women

Depression is a common mental health issue. It is estimated that about 25% of women and 12% of men are affected by the disorder in their …

Why we need to bring playfulness back into our adult lives

One day, in a therapy session, I found myself drawn to a small toy panda cub, one of my therapist's many figurines. It had its paw raised playfully, …

After returning from vacation, I'm trying a simple trick to be just as happy during my daily life

My vacation companions and I trudged through the airport in silent acknowledgment of our reentry into "real life," one in which we were expected to be busy and productive and often stressed out.<p>But at some point in the days that followed, it occurred to me that the trip hadn't been anything …

Time Management

Too much activity in certain areas of the brain is bad for memory and attention

Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, so-called neurotransmitters. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most common …

Seniors who feel 'old' more likely to have memory problems

The older that seniors feel relative to their actual age, the greater their odds of cognitive decline in the coming years, a recent study finds.<p>Among nearly 6,000 U.S. seniors followed for two to four years, those who felt older than their years at the start were 18 percent more likely to develop …

Depression And Anxiety Among Teenage Girls Soars Amid Pressures From Social Media

Children from less privileged backgrounds may have 'lower expectation'.<p>The number of teenage girls suffering from depression or anxiety has soared in …