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That sweating, trembling feeling: 10 strategies to cope with your shyness

Social anxiety can manifest itself mentally and physically. Here are ways you can learn to manage it<p>According to British singer-songwriter Morrissey, “shyness is nice”. When it leaves you feeling breathless, voiceless and even friendless, though, it can be anything but nice.<p>Shyness often manifests …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

Being more comfortable around strangers could come down to a simple mental shift

In its video and accompanying article, the educational company The School of Life presents a new way of thinking about shyness — suggesting that it results when we exaggerate our differences from others.<p>Our brains are wired to notice and exaggerate our differences<p>Research from psychology lends …

Psychology

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

Credit card safety: 9 tips to help keep you safe

As concern over financial fraud grows, understanding the basics of credit card protection is more important than ever.<p>.<p>Americans use credit cards …

Debunking the myths: 5 facts about credit cards

Credit cards can be great financial tools, as long as you use them wisely. Knowing the facts about credit cards can help you avoid financial …

This Natural Anxiety Remedy Will Become a Part of Your Everyday Routine

"You have an emotional attachment to your oil diffuser," my boss said with a smile and a laugh. And she was right; after two years of relying …

Mental Health

How to feel happier, according to neuroscientists and psychologists

Thankfully, there may be something — or several things — you can do about it.<p>Researchers have known for decades that certain activities make us feel better, and they're just beginning to understand what happens in the brain to boost our mood.<p>A study published in the journal Nature on July 11 found …

Happiness

Woman requests time off for mental health, boss sends the perfect reply

The world can be such a grim place sometimes that it's great when a story comes along that's just — well, just nice.<p>Madalyn Parker is a web developer …

Mental Health

Tips For People Whose Loved Ones Are Living With Depression

I am 20 (almost 21!) years old and I am living with bipolar depression. Now, before you say “how do you know? You’re just being dramatic”; I have seen multiple therapists, doctors, and currently a psychiatrist. I used to take anti-depressants and now I take mood stabilizers (although I liked the …

Depression

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

Self-help

The morning fixes that could revolutionize your health

We chatted with nutritionists, personal trainers, and yoga teachers about their top morning habits that set a healthy tone for the day. Give these …

Nutrition

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

Psychology

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Recipe

From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015<p>Have your fruit and a little luxury too with this kid-friendly healthy chocolate and banana oatmeal …

5 Practices to Help You Live a Happier, More Present Life

<b>“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?” ~</b> …

New York Times

Research Again Finds That Talk Therapy Can Change The Brain

In the ongoing search to find effective treatments for mental health disorders, recent years have brought some interesting findings. One of the latest is from a new study in <i>Translational Psychiatry</i>, which suggests that people who have cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) have measurable changes in the …

The Brain

How to Live by Choice

Living by choice is not a mystery; the steps are simple. But it doesn’t come easily, especially at first. If it did, everyone would drop their old …

Three Spiritual Masters Reveal the Truth About Detachment, and Most of Us Have it Wrong

There’s a really important idea that’s gaining currency in the West around the importance of “non attachment”. We’re told to “let go” and be …

3 Ways to Build Mental Health into Your Corporate Culture | Inc.com

Imagine the fight-or-flight feeling you might get if someone came at you with a knife. As a sufferer of severe panic attacks, I experienced this almost daily.<p>The anxiety attacks started in 1990, when I moved from Vancouver to Montreal. Leaving my family, my fledgling business, and my girlfriend …

Mental Health

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Meditation

Seared Beef Tenderloin and Avocado Sandwiches

Called "churrasco" in Chile, this hugely popular sandwich combines spicy seared beef, a smooth avocado spread and a vibrant tomato salad. <b>Plus: More</b> …

Cooking

Four Tips From Pediatricians to Teach Kindness to Kids

Children are listening. During the election, messages of hate, fear and intolerance were propagated across different media and into communities. And …

Southern Poverty Law Center

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Jan. 17, 2017.</i><p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The</i> …

Self Control

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Mental Health

What Is An Emotional Hangover? It Can Affect Perception Of Future Experiences, Research Finds

Beyond the biological fact of billions of neural connections in the brain, how human memory works is poorly understood. A new study by researchers …

Turns Out Taking a Break From Facebook Is Good For Your Mental Health, Surprising Absolutely No One

In other news, water is wet.<p>It's been a whopper of a year, and now, we're forced to face our most obnoxious family members during the holidays. Other than pouring yourself a glass (or several glasses) of wine, there's one thing you can do to preserve your mental health this holiday season: take a …

Mental Health

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge thanks Telegraph readers for helping tackle stigma of mental illness

Prince William and his wife Catherine have sent a heartfelt thank you to Telegraph readers for supporting people with mental health problems.<p>The royal couple have made it one of their central aims to campaign and support those struggling with mental health issues, particularly children and young …

Mental Health

15 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live in the Present Moment

You’ve probably heard of ‘mindfulness’ over the past few years. It’s become incredibly popular in the western world thanks to countless research …