Marla Trosper

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#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 26 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

We all have times when we have negative feelings toward someone in our lives. At times we can become preoccupied with that person, creating a spin of …

7 gentle yoga poses to help ease neck and back tension - Health - ABC News

With historic roots stretching back thousands of years to ancient India, yoga is a practice that has stood the test of time.<p>Devotees will tell you: …

8 Everyday Activities That Increase Your Mental Health

Which of these uncomplicated activities to you do most days?Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are:• The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and …

how to be (sort of) ok

Listen up as Twitter sensation and perennial sad girl Melissa Broder AKA @sosadtoday presents her guide to being, well, less sad.<p>I'm not really in the advice game. The people who have helped me the most with my anxiety and depression aren't the ones who tried to fix me. Rather, it's those who …

Read This Before You Retire at 62

There's a reason 62 is becoming an increasingly popular age for retirement. Since it's the earliest age for Social Security beneficiaries to start collecting payments, most recipients jump at the chance to get their hands on that money as soon as possible. Not only is 62 the age at which the …

Stress was destroying my sleep — until I spent a weekend without clocks

Then I found unexpected bliss at a famous device-free "Summer camp for adults" retreat in Mendocino, California's Redwood forest, where I enjoyed one of the best nights of sleep I can remember.<p>Unlike other fun filled vacations, Camp Grounded employs an innovative trick that the founder, Levi Felix, …

Smartphone app could help treat anxiety and depression

In a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester researchers have examined the initial trial of a smartphone application …

Feeling Depressed? 5 Tips from Jennifer Aniston's Yoga Teacher - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>Mandy Ingber is a celebrity fitness and wellness expert whose 20 years of teaching experience have attracted such clients as Jennifer Aniston, Kate</i> …

Can exercise cure depression and anxiety?

He noted in a statement explaining the study that "major depressive disorder is often characterised by depleted glutamate and GABA, which return to …

Do you inherit your parent's mental illness?

<b>In the battle to find what causes mental illness, scientists are increasingly looking at genetic factors. For James Longman - whose father killed himself after suffering from schizophrenia - it's a very personal question.</b><p>I'm often told I look like my dad, that I have his mannerisms and some of his …

Mental Health

Antidepressants Work, But Only For Really Depressed People

The biggest mistake in DSM III was introducing the very broad and heterogeneous category 'Major Depressive Disorder'. This combined under one rubric what had previously been two seperate and quite different presentations: 1) severe, melancholic, delusional, or incapacitating depressions, and 2) …

10 Tutorials That Will Get You in the Mood to Sew!

We're having a bundle sale in our shop this weekend (only!) and one of the courses on sale is our Sew with Us e-course! You can see all the bundles …

Truly Successful People Never Compromise on These 6 Things

Successful people do their deep work early in the day, when most people are still fast asleep.<p><i>How do smart and successful people maintain sanity and manage their time, career, and lives? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people</i> …

7 Foods That Can Help You Sleep Better

Many people around the world have trouble with sleeping, are you one of them? Eating the right foods in the hours before you go to sleep can be …

Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

Having trouble focusing on what you really need to do? You're not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, the average worker admits to wasting 2.09 hours of each eight-hour workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. The Web is like the next-door neighbor who keeps asking us to play when …

Time Management

11 Ways To Beat Procrastination

Procrastination strikes everyone, and once it gets ahold of you, it can be very difficult to shake it off. When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to procrastination. You know, the type who can sit on the ground …

Procrastination

After Mom Starves to Death, Questions About Care for Mentally Ill

Wellness<p>Linda Bishop, a once vibrant mother, starved to death after she was released from a New Hampshire mental hospital in 2007. Her family was not notified of her discharge.<p>Delusional and refusing medication for her psychosis, Bishop wandered into an abandoned farmhouse, where she lived …

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Living Danishly: 6 hacks for a happier life

What does the happiest country in the world know that the rest of us don't? Author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell, reveals why people …

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

Procrastination

7 foods to boost your mental performance

Research shows that nutrients in food can have a significant positive impact on cognitive performance. Cognitive impairment is increasingly attributed to oxidative stress, a condition that involves excessive harmful molecules called free radicals or oxidants. Since these free radicals can lead to …

1930's Style Diamond Quilt

This beautiful quilt is made from 1930's vintage reproduction fabrics. These are all high quality 100% cotton designer fabrics from Robert Kaufman, …

Accurate Piecing Basics: Quarter-inch Seams

In my last post, we discussed how to use your rotary cutter to cut perfectly accurate fabric pieces, since that’s always the starting point for …

One Room Challenge: Week 4 (Rugs, Curtains, Bedding, and Other Fabrics)

I shared a photo on Instagram of the paint swatches, fabric samples, and finishes for the bedroom and den, but let’s dive into it all in a bit more …

The Splendid Sampler – Free Quilt Block Patterns

If you’ve been a part of the quilting world in any form of social media, chances are you’ve heard of the Splendid Sampler. If not, let me introduce …

Scrappy Strips Quilt Finished

I swear I *just* made this quilt top. Turns out *just* was last June! It’s a good thing I have past blog posts to keep a record of when I make …

Your diet might be causing anxiety and depression

You are what you eat. We’ve known this for a long time. Michael Pollan’s observation took it a step further: you are what what you eat eats. This is …

Wellness

Set your alarm to GO to bed

When I was training to become a psychiatrist, I rarely paid attention to my patient’s sleep habits. Unless there was a specific problem with sleep — …