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Research Links Heavy Facebook And Social Media Usage To Depression

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently conducted a study about the effects of social media habits on the moods of users. The research determined that the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed. The findings from this study …

Social Media

10 Things You Need To Know About Depression (Part I)

According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in 2014, an estimated 15.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. This number represented 6.7% of all U.S. adults. Research also indicates that those in certain …

Russell Simmons' "The Happy Vegan," Plus Yoga and Meditation Tips

For someone like me who is into meditation and yoga and who is now slowly transitioning into the vegan lifestyle I found Russell Simmons' new book "The Happy Vegan: A Guide to Living a Long, Healthy, and Successful Life" to be an incredible guide into veganism. If you are considering changing your …

The 10 ultimate cities in the world for vegans

1. Taipei, Taiwan<p>Taiwan has a majority-Buddhist population, so cruelty-free dining is commonplace, and Taipei is particularly has a wide verity of …

Café

18 Vegan Snack Recipes to Satisfy Every Craving

It's easy enough to find vegan snacks; after all, things like store-bought hummus, fruit, and some crackers come that way naturally. But when a real craving hits, we tend to want something packed with tons of flavor—like a sweet-and-sour eggplant caponata for dipping, a batch of hearty homemade …

They’ll Never Know This Lemon Cupcake Recipe Is Vegan

A couple of years before I went vegan, I was in a coffee shop with a friend, and I spotted a countertop offering of vegan oatmeal raisin cookies. …

Dessert

A New York Restaurateur Goes Vegan: Can He Turn A Profit And Satisfy His Conscience?

Until a few months ago, customers at Mother of Pearl, a Polynesian-style cocktail lounge in Manhattan, could nibble on pork belly, hanger steak and soy garlic chicken wings while sipping their exotic fruity cocktails.<p>But on Feb. 14, owner Ravi DeRossi ditched his old food menu and replaced it with …

New Crop – the vegan venture fund fighting for animal rights

A collective of animal welfare activists are gaining ground with an investment fund that supports businesses developing alternatives to meat, cheese and other animal products<p>Most investment funds are, first and foremost, about making money. Not New Crop Capital, a venture capital fund started by …

Deliciously Ella's 6-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

<i>Ella Woodward is the woman behind the popular blog and best-selling cookbook</i> Deliciously Ella<i>. When Ella was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune</i> …

10 Signs It's More Than Just Stress

How to tell if your issues are deeper than everyday angst.<p>Nobody's perfect. And the stressors we all face on a regular basis can bring out the worst in pretty much everyone. But some people's emotional turmoil runs a bit deeper than your average, everyday angst.<p>The National Alliance on Mental …

Escaping the Matrix of Depression – The Truth About Depression Shall Set You Free

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World<p>If life is meant to be joyful, why are we faced with a global pandemic of depression?<p>The combination of seven …

I may never get off depression medication, but that's OK

I was in college when I got my first prescription for antidepressants. It was my first time living away from home, my then boyfriend (now husband) …

Esther Cepeda: The #OscarSoWhite campaign forgets U.S.-born Hispanics

The #OscarsSoWhite quasi-campaign to shame the Academy Awards for the lack of diversity in its top nominations has issues.<p>It, effectively, disses 62 …

Our Master Vega Chef Chantal Denis took her can of black beans and created a weeknight friendly main: Southwest Black Bean Casserole. Whipping it up tonight? Tag your photo with #VegaMysteryBox - Happy cooking! [Recipe link in bio]

The science of treating depression during pregnancy

When I was pregnant with twins more than five years ago, I began compiling a list of my worst fears. The list included 19 items, from pesticides to roaches to blood clots to a parasitic infection that terrified me so much that I referred to it as “the disease whose name I refuse to say.” Then there …

Pregnancy

The real reasons we are silent about depression

Speaking openly about mental health can seem like a minefield of clichés. Those suffering do so “in silence”, which they “break” when they describe what is happening to them. If they speak about it calmly, in a composed way, we’re more likely to applaud them as “brave.” But if their distress is …

Self-Love Saved My Life

It was 2012 and my life had just completely shattered in front of my eyes. I had just ended a four-year relationship after finding out my partner had been cheating the entire time. I felt lost, betrayed, hurt, and on top of it all I was dealing with an 18-year battle with depression. During those …

Sweet Surrender: The Art of Going With the Flow

Two years ago I got an intuitive hit that I should write a book about awakening the goddess within. As I am a psychologist and body image expert, I ignored this little nudge from the universe. I mean who am I to write a book about working with your inner goddess (aka intuition)? I study body image …

Your Best Day Every Day: The Potential of Mindfulness

<b>Imagine waking up to the best day of your life -- every day. No exception. That's the promise of ‪‎mindfulness‬.</b><p>Don't believe me?<p>Did you know the Surgeon General of the United States meditates daily and considers mindfulness practice one of his four rules for health?<p>I'm focusing on my emotional and …

Don't Know What You Want? 10 Simple Steps for Creating a Personal Vision Retreat

Last month I told friends I was taking a few days off to go on a vision retreat, and I realized people had no clue what I was talking about.<p>"Is that a course you're taking?" someone asked. Good question.<p><b>Vision retreats are about charting our own course, for our life, our own way.</b><p>Most of us weren't …

The Truth About Expectations

Not meeting expectations, high expectations, low expectations or anything in between, expectations can trip us up.<p>We hold onto what we expect, even if it's not what we want because maybe going out on that limb of change is too scary. Staying the same feels safe. The unknown, not so much.<p>We tell …

6-Minute "Anywhere" Abs Routine on the blog today! Try this when you're traveling + need a burn on the go. Link in profile 👍

Stop Trying to Escape Your Life

The other day my friend told me her family goes on "adventures" not "vacations." "Vacations," she said, "makes it sound like we are vacating our life." The concept struck me powerfully. How often are we vacating our lives? How often do we want to escape, to get away from our every day? It is all …

Is Your Life Today Not How You Want It to Be? Read This Comeback Story

<b>(Photo used with permission by Shannon Marie Quirk)</b><p>This post is to hopefully inspire you to never give up on your dreams. I am a professional big wave surfer, a writer and a coach, focused on helping people live a life of Abundance in all levels.<p>A year ago I suffered an accident while surfing big …

3 Steps to Mindfully Shift Negative Thoughts and Feelings

The belief "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is false, at least as far as brain science is concerned. It has proven that the brain is far more malleable than we ever thought. We can develop new relationship, communication, and money-management skills at any age, especially with mindfulness …

7 Laws of Personal Power That Exponentially Elevate Quality of Life

It is a fundamental need to search for and express your personal freedom and power in life. It is through experiencing our unrestricted freedom that happiness comes. You are here to gain from struggle your higher standards for the living and loving you dream to experience. Empower yourself to stay …

How to Cultivate Happiness Even When It Is Hard

It is easy to choose happiness when we are sitting on the peaks of our lives. But what about when we are lost in the valleys? On those days when we find it hard to put one foot in front of the other, we are tested to go deep.<p>It is then that we realize that searching for happiness outside of …

Happiness

I Almost Stopped Believing

I have always thought of myself as being the eternal optimist. No matter what came my way, I was always able to remind myself that whatever happens, it is always for the best. I would see things that I perceived as negatives occurring around me only to realize later that they were necessary in …

Depression: My Journey Through the Fog

My perspective on life has almost always been "the glass is half full" -- even during difficult moments. Therefore, I never thought that depression would be something that might affect me. My limited understanding about depression was that someone felt bad or sad; however, I never really thought …

How to Really Let It Go

I spent my weekend cleaning out my apartment. I live in a small studio and when I moved to San Francisco from New York City, I got rid of piles of my belongings in my determination to live a simpler life. However, things seem to have a way of accumulating with the passage of time. Since I moved, I …