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The Controversial History of Carrie Fisher's 'Shockaholism'

Despite its history, electroconvulsive therapy worked for the actress.<p><b>By Jonathan Sadowsky, Case Western Reserve University</b><p>Carrie Fisher’s ashes are …

Depression

Work-life balance 'increasingly stressful for fathers'

<b>Nearly half of working fathers would like a less stressful job so they can spend more time caring for their children, a study has found.</b><p>About a third would take a pay cut to achieve a better work-life balance, the charity Working Families said.<p>Employers are not doing enough to help dads take a more …

The Workplace

5 Benefits You Will Experience Once You Become Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

As human beings, we often view “stress” as a dirty word. We try to avoid it at all costs. But sometimes a little bit of healthy stress can push us …

Self-improvement

7 Ways To Make Your Job Meaningful Again

Has your job lost its sense of purpose for you? Try these tips to get it back.<p>While most people work to make a living, more than half of us go to work every day to make an impact on society or our community, according to a May 2016 survey from Adobe. If you’re finding it tough to get excited about …

Employment

6 Things You Should Do When You're Mentally Drained (Instead Of Resting On The Couch)

At one point or another, we all burn out. It wouldn’t be wrong to think that plopping yourself down on the couch for a few days would leave you …

The secret to great digestive health might be a germ

As you have probably heard, our digestive tract is home to some 100 trillion bacteria that out number our own cells by 10 to one, essentially making …

Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

4 practical ways to teach critical thinking in the classroom

19 December 2016<p>There’s an often-touted debate in modern education about the nature of the teaching in schools. For a long time, it has been believed …

Here's How Medicare Is Changing in 2017

Medicare provides essential healthcare coverage to tens of millions of Americans, but every year, the program sees some changes to the way it offers its benefits. In 2017, not only will Medicare participants see typical changes in costs and coverage options, but they'll also see political pressure …

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

Here’s how to get out of a bad mood, according to science

Much like being sucked into a black hole (we imagine), bad moods after arguments can seem like a crushing vortex from which it is impossible to …

Psychology

Carrie Fisher is a prime example of what it means to live with Bipolar Disorder productively

Fisher said it takes a "tremendous amount of balls" to live with bi-polar.<p>Carrie Fisher's legacy shines bright in the galaxy.<p>I'm not talking about …

The Science Behind Explosive Hangover Poops

Ah, the New Year. A time for resolutions, for self-betterment, for dumping out the old and bringing in the new. Unfortunately, if you celebrate New …

A Master Buddhist explains how to use mindfulness when you're going through tough times

If you’ve read some articles on this blog, you’ve undoubtedly come across the name Thich Nhat Hanh. He is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist …

Doctors struggling to cope with growing number of overdose patients with brain damage

As the number of drug overdoses continues to rise in B.C., doctors are struggling to cope with the increasing number of patients facing irreversible …

How long does it take to change your life, change a habit or to form a new one?

Highly successful people don’t get where they are by accident. They have learned to make something that they do – or many things that they do – a …

Forget the gold bikini. For people with mental illness Carrie Fisher was a queen

I’ve never seen Star Wars but discovering Fisher through Stephen Fry’s documentary on manic depression immediately made me feel less alone<p>I’ll let you in on a secret: I have never seen any of the Star Wars films. Perhaps more egregious still: I have zero desire to see any of the Star Wars films. …

Mental Health

How Carrie Fisher Championed Mental Health

More than just a movie star or a famous wit, the actress and writer used her illness to demystify taboo subjects and encourage others to seek help<p>"If …

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

‘Natural’ Sleep Supplements Carry Serious Safety Concerns

Millions of Americans per year use supplements such as melatonin and valerian as a nondrug way to help them sleep, but there’s little evidence that …

Sleep

7 Mindful Rituals That Are Hard To Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘mindfulness’ before. From mental health experts to professional athletes, it’s being touted as the next big revolution in …

Parenting

I went overboard policing my kids’ diets. Here’s why I changed my ways.

Ten years ago, my husband became sick with an autoimmune disease, and nutrition played a significant role in his recovery. What did I do when he got better? I became the food police, imagining that if I could control the food he and my kids ate, I could keep us all healthy and safe. I figured this …

Nutrition

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

11 Brutal Truths About Emotions That You Really Need to Hear | Inc.com

Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as this concept has increased in popularity, it's also become widely misunderstood.<p>Emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to identify …

Self-help

15 Profound Quotes On Mindfulness That Will Bring You Back To The Present Moment

As much as we know it’s important to be mindful, sometimes it’s difficult to become aware of the present moment.<p>That’s why we need a powerful …

7 Powerful Tips for Losing the Victim Mentality

One problem many people face is seeing themselves as victims of the circumstances of their lives. When thinking this way, you feel sorry for yourself …