Nikki Hegenbarth

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50 ways to instantly feel better when you're stuck in a bummer mood

It’s OK to feel bummed out sometimes. Like when you’re feeling homesick and miss your mom and your dad. Or when traffic is just the worst and it …

The Other: Myself: Love Yourself and Watch

<i>We begin with one of the most profound sutras of Gautama the Buddha:</i><br>Love yourself and watch — today, tomorrow, always.<p><i>“Love Yourself”</i>...<p>Love is the …

Spirituality

7 Of My Favorite Books On Body Image

Ever since I started writing Weightless, I’ve learned so much about building a positive body image, ditching dieting, genuinely accepting myself and …

10-Minute Guided Meditation for Mindful Eating

18<p>SHARES<p>For years the popular conversation about diet and weight loss has focused on what we eat and how much we eat, but it turns out the way we eat …

Five TED Talks for Low Self-Esteem

This post isn't about literature, but it is about words. Powerful ones. A lot of people come to my blog via my TED talks for anxiety post, and I hope …

How to Know What You Really Want

What do you think your life would be like if you only chased after what you really, truly wanted?<p>Instead of what you <i>think</i> you should want? Let’s …

A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Development

I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m kind of a nerd for personal development, but I realized the other day that I’ve really never taken the time to …

Psychological Harms of Bible-Believing Christianity

<i>“I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work</i> …

Faith

Twelve Things You Need to Know to Free Yourself From Anxiety

Anxiety is among the worst of feelings; some consider it the worst. If you suffer from anxiety, try these twelve interventions. Use them to feel …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cocaine

Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …

Associated Press News

Drug companies, government team up in hunt for cures

Ten companies that usually spend billions of dollars chasing the same disease goals are going to team up with each other, disease advocacy groups and government scientists to tackle some major diseases: Alzheimer’s, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.<p>They’ll try to bypass the “valley of …

Immune System

Obamacare Enrollment Target Drops to 6 Million

About 6 mil­lion people will prob­ably en­roll in private in­sur­ance cov­er­age through Obama­care this year, the Con­gres­sion­al Budget Of­fice …

Health Care

'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)

Think you're special and unique?<p>So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle.<p>The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who look alarmingly similar, according to Rex USA.<p>"I was inspired by 2 things," Brunelle told Rex …

How to Move On After Every Failure

<i>Va corriendo el agua porque el agua es libre como decir no</i><p><b>Nina Montes</b><p><i>You can be unique just by being who you are</i><p>In life, there will be times when dreams get shattered. When that one thing you blindly believed was going to work out doesn't. Most of us have been there, in a place outside our comfort …

How to Overcome Social Comparison

"Comparison is the thief of joy," said Buddha.<p>So why do we constantly compare ourselves to others? There is some comfort in being surrounded by people like us -- same city, similar interests, even matching income levels. Then someone "does better" -- lands a killer job, takes that dream trip to …

Inner Balance

When we think about life balance, we most often think right away of activities, people, places, and time. We ignore what's most important of all. We start asking questions like: Are we spending too much time at work and not at home, or too much time with others and not enough alone? How's the …

Is Your Life Plagued by Loneliness? Tips to Overcome It

© elavuk81 - Fotolia.com<p>All too often in my psychotherapy practice, I have heard gut-wrenching stories of profound and deep loneliness. My personal and professional experiences with loneliness have moved me to better understand and treat this multi-dimensional problem.<p>Simply defined, loneliness is …

5 Reasons Why Receiving Is Harder Than Giving

<i>This slightly revised post originally appeared on PsychCentral.com</i><p>Many of us grew up believing that it's more noble to give than to receive. This edict safeguards us from becoming self-centered monsters -- scanning our environment to see what we can extract to fill ourselves. Recognizing others' …

Bringing the ADHD Debate Into Sharper Focus: Part 1

<i>This is the first blog in this series. To read the second installment, go to "Bringing the ADHD Debate into Sharper Focus, Part 2 -- A Matter of Public Health."</i><p>There is a critically important conversation <b>missing</b> from the Op-Ed pages of our leading news institutions -- the <b>proper diagnosis and</b> …

The Good And The Bad News For The Future Of America's Jobs

Perhaps the only good news in today's job report is that it is now in the past, because absent from some inexplicably respected so-called pundits doing the most idiotic thing imaginable, and saying to just ignore this report, there was <i>absolutely nothing good</i> one could say about the lowest monthly …

Happy New Year! I Bought You Some Therapy

Every year, tons of phone calls pour in to my St. Louis counseling practice inquiring about referring some family member or loved one. You know -- wayward children, beloved siblings, aging parents, etc. Many times, the callers are so concerned they're considering paying for therapy themselves.<p>Of …

Caffeine May Enhance Memory

Caffeine doesn't just give you energy -- a new study suggests that it could help you remember things better, too.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience shows that people who were unaccustomed to consuming caffeine, but took 200 milligrams of caffeine in the form of a pill (about as …

Transform Bad Eating Habits and Body Image for Good

One of my favorite things about blogging on The Huffington Post is asking people in the know what they know about changing bad eating habits and body image for good. These last few years, I made it my special mission to ask everyone from Victoria's Secret models and Hollywood celebrities to …

14 Common Dreams and Symbols and Why They're Important

<i>By DreamsCloud</i><p>For 90 minutes to two hours or more each night, every single person on Earth dreams. Sometimes, the dreams are straightforward in their meaning to the dreamer: a long-lost friend reappears, a tropical beach beckons or the lottery jackpot is within reach.<p>But dreams don't always tell a …

All or Nothing

Though I have probably discussed this topic in a previous blog, the message is worth many repetitions, mostly because the concept is so contrary to popular belief/experience that acceptance may be difficult. For most, survival is a daunting lifelong struggle. As some wag said:<p>"Life is a bitch, and …