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5 Places Where People Live the Longest and Healthiest Lives

Global life expectancy averages out to 71.4 years. That means, of course, that some parts of the world see much shorter life spans, while others …

Nutrition

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

Your Life is Shaped by Your Thoughts

<b>“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts</b><b>” (Proverbs 4:23 GNT).</b>God is far more interested in changing your mind than changing …

Mindfulness

People with depression use language differently — here’s how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this "language of depression" can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact …

Depression

Four Ways To Train Your Brain To Empower Your Life

I remember going to my first nine-day silent meditation retreat eight years ago when I was living in Perth, Australia. I was nervous beforehand because I couldn’t imagine being silent for that long. I worried about “imagined” tragedies and events that I would miss out on and wondered if the world …

Mindfulness

The No. 1 Secret to Success in Business (and Life)

"Whatever works for you" is more than a throwaway line. It's the key to achieving success on your own terms.<p>I've been fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people as I've traveled for speaking and events. Something I always try to look out for is advice from diverse groups of people. Last year, as …

What it feels like to have a psychotic episode

<b>I have accepted that for most of my life, I have struggled with anxiety and depression, but being diagnosed with psychosis has been a lot harder to</b> …

Impoverished Black Teens Talk About Depression Differently

Depression is an equal opportunity malady. It affects people from all walks of life, be they rich or poor, young or old, or black or white. But it’s …

Want to Be Much Happier Starting Tomorrow? Practice This 1 Habit Rarely Found at Work

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

10 of the best mental health apps for 2018

Apps are available for everything these days — from shopping to entertainment and travel. Apps that claim to help look after your mental health and …

11 Anxiety Hacks That Psychologists Swear By

If you struggle with anxiety, then you already know it can take a pretty major toll on your life. From the physical symptoms — like a racing heart …

Mindfulness

There's a Type of Therapy Where You Walk with Your Therapist, and It Works

When Megan Treby, 41, an art teacher who lives near Washington, D.C., first started seeing her therapist, Jen Udler of Positive Strides Therapy for her anxiety, Udler suggested that the two of them might conduct their sessions while taking walks to help release excess energy. Udler specializes in a …

26 Tiny Changes That'll Make Your Life A Lot Better In 2018

From little things, big things grow.

The #1 Reason People Say "No"

The reason you get rejected and how you can immediately stop it.<p>For years I've helped both my entertainment and executive clients develop the ability to walk into any scenario, instantly light up with unshakable charismatic confidence, and guarantee one of these three winning results:<p><b>1. Getting</b> …

Antipsychotic drugs, restraints and seclusion: Mental health treatments raising concerns

Melbourne woman Jessica* is still struggling to come to terms with the debilitating impact of being on antipsychotic medications for long periods.<p>She …

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

7 Self-Care Habits That Will Help You Feel Less Stress and More Joy in 2018

What if we told you that there's a way to dial back the stress you deal with in your daily life, to feel more joyful and less overwhelmed? That's the …

28 phrases the most likable employees use at work

You think words matter? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 50% of employees believe turnover would decrease if managers simply recognized their efforts more frequently.<p>That brings up some obvious questions. Do you compliment your workers for doing good work? If so, how often? And if you're on a …

Employee Engagement

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

Self-help

The Art of the First Session: Making Psychotherapy Count from the Start

The room hums with a nervous energy. A half-dozen psychiatry residents sit around the table, questions bouncing back and forth between us. Will you …

Mental Health

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

Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

LONDON (Reuters) - An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said on Friday.<p>Scientists conducted a small trial of people with psychosis and found patients treated with CBD had lower levels of …

5 Excellent Apps to Make This New Year Your Strongest Yet

You don't necessarily need a virtual assistant to offload all your work. Instead, try these five apps to boost your productivity and focus in the new year.<p>In researching the productivity-focused <i>The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur</i>, I discovered one strong truth: The difference between success and …

The Apps You Need To Chill Out Next Year

If you were to describe 2017 in just one word, it'd probably be something like, "yikes." The year has been less-than-relaxing to say the least, and …

8 Ways to Ignite Motivation in Your Life

Motivation is like our inner rocket fuel. It acts as a surge of energy that pulses through us and pushes us to get things done. When motivation comes, it can be pure magic. You feel powerful and focused. You feel confident that you can pretty much conquer anything that comes your way. …

Depression: A Symptom, Not a Disorder

In the popular press and even in articles meant for professionals, the term "depression" is used as if it were a scientific word, when it is a …

Psychiatry

I'm a therapist, and I always tell clients it's okay to live a 'good enough' life — here are my 5 top tips

There's no such thing as a free exit.<p>A young woman I'd worked with for three years was ready to leave therapy. She was calm, happy and about to step out of the room into the Rest of Her Life. I was excited for her, but I'd miss her. That's the thing about being a psychologist: just because you want …

Self-help

Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend

Establishing the foundation for a successful week requires establishing the foundation for an empowering mindset which starts with removing these 4 thoughts.<p>High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with …

If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Protein You Should Have Before 8 AM To Get Rid Of Belly Fat, According To A Nutritionist

A good morning starts off with a good breakfast. And a great breakfast would be one that helps you shed belly fat. No problem! Stick with a regular …