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Move Over Meditation

With a 32% increase in diagnosed mental health conditions in adults since 2007 and 92% of students feeling mentally distressed, it is of significant …

Mindfulness

What 5 Top Meditation Experts Struggled With Most as a Beginner

Meditation – many believe – is an easy technique to practice. But the moment we prepare ourselves to meditate, we experience an endless amount of …

The Benefits of Meditation: 10 Minutes to Peace, Clarity & Focus

<b>“Meditation teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~Unknown</b><p>Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Or slightly lost? …

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable--such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast--complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves efficiency …

MRI study finds that depression uncouples brain’s hate circuit

A new study using MRI scans, led by Professor Jianfeng Feng, from the University of Warwick’s Department of Computer Science, has found that …

The Best Meditation Apps for Every Personality

Meditation often conjures up images of blissed-out hippies wearing flowing clothes and sitting in trance-like stillness. If the only stillness you …

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

Being a stressed out mess is so last year.<p>These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a …

Why Tim Ferriss Believes Meditation Is the Key to Success

What connects world-class performers across industries?<p>According to Tim Ferriss, many regularly take the time to focus on the present moment. When …

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness

Disorders like depression and ADHD may be genetically linked to personality traits.<p>Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and …

Illustrator Shares Mental Health Struggles Through Digital Art To Show Others 'They’re Not Alone'

'I needed a way to get out my feelings.'<p>An illustrator is helping people with mental health issues to feel less alone, by sharing her own struggles …

Mental Health

Pets Help People Manage The Pain Of Serious Mental Illness

Any pet owner will tell you that their animal companions comfort and sustain them when life gets rough. This may be especially true for people with serious mental illness, a study finds. When people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder were asked who or what helped them manage the condition, many …

Tim Ferriss Reveals His Hacks For Staying In Shape, Fighting Stress, and Living a Happier Life

These are the exercises, supplements, and apps that keep the bestselling author going<p>Stress-busting psychedelics, weight loss shortcuts, muscle-building accelerators. Biohacking pioneer Tim Ferriss, author of the new book <i>Tools of Titans</i>, reveals his peak performance secrets in a wide-ranging, …

I've used a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes daily for the past 8 months and now I can't imagine my life without it

Headspace was founded by Rich Pierson (left) and Andy Puddicombe in 2012. Puddicombe was formally trained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk during a 10-year …

Kesha on Anxiety, Her Eating Disorder, and One Tough Year

After a very public and emotional year of legal and personal battles, Kesha was honored Friday with the Trailblazer Award at <i>Billboard</i> Women in Music …

Is the Mindfulness Craze Turning Us Into Suckers?

Mindfulness sounds pretty great. Who could be against teaching people to be more present in the moment, to try to worry less about the past and …

Mindfulness

What It's Like to Have 'High-Functioning' Anxiety

High-functioning anxiety looks like…<p>Achievement. Busyness. Perfectionism.<p>When it sneaks out, it transforms into nervous habits. Nail biting. Foot …

7 Things People With Generalized Anxiety Disorder Wish Others Would Stop Saying

<i>Joy Green of The Mighty on what people get wrong about generalized anxiety disorder.</i><p>Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive, …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

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Men much less likely to seek mental health help than women

Huge survey shows gender gap and the need for ‘cultural shift’ says charity chief<p>Men are far less likely to seek medical support for a mental health problem than women, new figures reveal.<p>A survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation found that not only are men far less likely than women to …

Mental Health

Turning back the clock 1 hour takes a serious toll on your mental health

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Daylight saving time should be a permanent, year-round phenomenon. Rather than turning back our clocks this weekend to extend our pre-election suffering by yet another hour, we should simply leave the hour hand where it is and pledge to never fiddle with …

Meditation Keeps Emotions in Check

Over the last decade, the scientific community has produced numerous studies looking at how mindfulness practice influences our minds, our bodies and …

Mindfulness

7 Mindful Strategies to Ease Election Anxiety

Presidential elections in the past have been negative and hard fought, but this is the first one in memory to have produced a recognized …

Want to Boost Your Well-Being at Work and Get More Done? Forgive Your Colleagues

Over the last two decades, much research has been published about the positive impact of forgiveness, particularly on the forgiver and in …

Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need more rest, in a global study that surveyed …