Victoria O'Callaghan

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This Vegan Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe Will Cure What Ails You

Whenever I’m craving comfort food, I make a big pot of vegan kale soup. Growing up, it was a cure-all remedy in our house. Winter wind just a little too cold? Make the soup. Schoolyard bullying got you down? Mom made the soup. It was also our food of celebration. When my grandma came into town …

Food Preservation

Rachel Roddy’s recipe for pasta cacio e pepe

Of all the classic Roman pasta dishes, cacio e pepe was the one I tasted first – and still the one I like best. It has just three ingredients: pasta, cacio (aka pecorino romano) and freshly cracked black pepper. In cooking, though, the pasta creates another ingredient: the cloudy cooking water …

Recipes

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More

Each Zodiac Sign's Unique Personality Traits, Explained by an Astrologer

<i>Read what your sign's 2018 horoscope predictions mean for you right here, or check out your monthly horoscopes right here.</i><p>Humans have pondered the mysteries of the universe for millennia, tracking the sun’s vibrant motion, the moon’s beguiling cycle, and the swirl of boundless stars overhead. …

Sticky Spicy Cauliflower [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Recipes

Building Self-Esteem and Improving Relationships

Positive self-esteem is critical to an individual’s mental health and ability to relate well to others. By strengthening one’s self-esteem, one will …

19 Books That Have Helped People Through Some Seriously Tough Times

Last year around this time, I was going through some shit, to put it delicately. I was frantically trying to get a diagnosis for something in my body …

Aura Is a Mindfulness App That Uses AI to Help You Meditate

It’s been recognized by Forbes, TechCrunch, and Product Hunt.<p>The new year usually brings about a new focus on physical health — but mental health …

14 Posts That Will Make Living With Depression A Little Easier

Because it can REALLY SUCK.<p>Some of those people are therapists and psychologists. Others are people dealing with depression who can tell you firsthand what worked for them. We've written a lot of depression content over the years — both helpful and feelsy — so we decided to pull a few gems together …

Depression

I Was Suicidal and Addicted to Drugs Before I Found Yoga

"If you had told me five years ago that I would fall in love with yoga, I would have flipped you off. But here I am."<p>If you had told me five years ago that I would fall in love with yoga and become a yoga teacher, I would have flipped you off. I would have done a line of cocaine, smoked my …

Mental Health

5 Meditations for a Cup of Tea

Lena SchmidtAs you know, a watched pot never boils. But a pot that’s been put on the stove or a microwave that’s been set to heat your water provides …

A 1-minute meditation to let go of your fear and choose love over judgment

<i>Step 1 was recognizing the negativity in your life (no judgment!). Step 2 is replacing it with openness and compassion. It’s a simple swap, but not</i> …

If you want to be smarter, build in an hour of daily contemplation

The word “genius” is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it’s often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius—and we should—but it’s about time we stopped …

Self-improvement

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

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 …

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

How I Stopped Chasing Happiness and Started Enjoying My Imperfect Life

<b>“I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich or famous. I just want to be happy.” ~Unknown</b><p>Have you ever set a goal and …

9 Things You Should Know About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

You’ve probably heard of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the evidence-based psychotherapy treatment method focused on changing negative thoughts …

Developing Extraordinary Resilience

We’re all beset with difficulties, obstacles, pain, tiredness, and a thousand other setbacks, small and large.<p>What determines whether we take these …

Self-improvement

5 Practical Things You Can Do To Deal With Your Anxiety

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Real Life<p>by Eve Simmons | 08 12 2015<p>Finding yourself in the middle of a big old panic? Here's a few ways to help you calm down.<p>If I had a …

Mindfulness

There Are 12 Types of Depression, and Here's What You Need to Know About Each One

This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like this, visit health.com.<p>Under the big tent of depression there are many shades of …

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?

Omega 3<p>Omega-3 fatty acids are essential minerals which reduce inflammation and are vital to brain functions such as mood and memory. Your body …

Wellness

Esther Nagle is teaching me to breathe by Skype. If you breathe properly, filling your lungs from the belly to the throat, it will improve everything: skin, sleep, digestion, even impending Christmas stress. First, you must concentrate. “It’s not meditation – that has a precise meaning. We call it …

Sitting

3 tips for creating a meditation space in your home that you will actually use

Similar to how cute activewear can inspire you to work out more, having an inviting meditation space can lead to more time spent meditating. Your …

Get Strong With This Intense Full-Body Yoga Routine

Yoga is wonderful for so many reasons. It's great for stretching, refocusing your mind, and unwinding after a long day. For some people, relaxing, …

The forgotten art of squatting is a revelation for bodies ruined by sitting

Sentences that start with the phrase “A guru once told me…” are, more often than not, eye-roll-inducing. But recently, while resting in <i>malasana</i>, or a deep squat, in an East London yoga class, I was struck by the second half of the instructor’s sentence: “A guru once told me that the problem with …

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Why It's Time to Replace "Letting Go" with "Letting Be"—& How to Start

2.1K<p>SHARES<p>When I was growing up, my father was not an easy person to be around. He was the guy who’d drive 100 miles per hour on Main Street, cutting …