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Depression: A Psychiatrist’s Recommendations for Self-care

As a psychiatrist, I have treated many people who have depression. The primary tools I've used are medication and psychotherapy.<p>In addition to these, …

The Books, Podcasts and TED Talks You Need to Stay Committed to Your Goals

If you're feeling discouraged, these resources will help keep you going.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s 2017 and you’re probably staring a list of hefty resolutions. Good job. You’ve got some goals set up that you want to achieve. But here comes the hard part: …

Depression Steals Your Soul and Then It Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off friends who are persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

Standing up straight could help symptoms of depression - study

People with depression could see their condition improve if they adopt an upright posture.<p>That was the conclusion of a study by researchers at the University of Auckland, due for publication in the March issue of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.<p>While previous studies …

The Brain

Lao-Tzu’s 10 Ways to Find Happiness And Peace of Mind

Lao-Tzu also known as Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher, and the author of the book Tao Te Ching, which is the base of the religion Taoism. …

Spirituality

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

The Domino Effect: How To Create A Chain Reaction Of Good Habits

Human behaviors are often tied to one another.<p>For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by …

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most importantly, what makes them so successful and productive.<p><i>"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private</i> …

3 Difficult Habits That Get Easier the More You Practice Them

You know you should really do these things.<p>How many "positive habits" articles do you need to read before you start taking action?<p>Here's the thing about forming positive habits: It is difficult. The things we know we should do, we don't--and the reason we don't is because they are challenging. They …

Simple ways to improve your mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Rumination: A Problem in Anxiety and Depression

Rumination is one of the similarities between anxiety and depression. Ruminating is simply repetitively going over a thought or a problem without …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

5 Tips to Break the Grip of Procrastination

<b>Procrastination, prevarication, inertia</b> - all names for the same activity, or rather lack of it.<p>We all blame our circumstances, our surroundings or other external influences for not getting on with the "job" - whatever that may be. Finding the next distraction to avoid doing the task at hand is an …

28 Ways We Sabotage Our Happiness (And How to Stop)

<b>“The simplest things in life are the most extraordinary.” ~Paul Coelho</b><p>Life can be frustrating. Things don’t always go according to plan.<p>People let …

Happiness

5 Secrets for Daily Joy, Backed by Research

We all wanna be happier, right?<p>Thing is, depression is at epic levels. More people are unhappy and they’re getting miserable at an even younger …

25 Motivational Quotes To Fill Your Day With Happiness

Achieving the state of happiness is not always easy. There are days when everything seems to be going in the wrong direction and no matter how hard …

8 Ways to Create the Discipline Habit

Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Discipline is the greatest obstacle in preventing most people from achieving the levels of success they desire. Take a moment to process that if you had the discipline to do everything you knew you should do, …

Feeling Stuck in Life? 10 Powerful Ways to Free Yourself

Are you feeling stuck in life? Many people do. Sometimes it feels as if we simply cannot move on with our life. As if there was something that kept …

Motivation

A Stanford psychologist says these 6 things are the keys to happiness and success

But that notion is completely wrong, according to psychologist Emma Seppala, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.<p>As Seppala explains in her new book "The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

Happiness

31 Things That Will Happen When You Finally Decide To Live Your Dreams

Commit to living intentionally.<p>506<p>SHARES<p>You’ve been thinking about this for a long time, haven’t you?<p>You’ve reveled in shallow friendships, numbed …

Self-improvement

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People | Inc.com

We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with an instinct, or else they study what works best and …

Self-improvement

One who understands this, understands life.

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

7 Ways to Unlock Your Greatness

We are all born with an equal potential for greatness. There are no exceptions, yet most realize far below their potential. It is the small handful who rise to extraordinary heights and become legends in their own rights. To rank amongst the elite you must consciously change your habits. Greatness …

Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

Ensure a Sickness-Free Year With These 6 Habits

Credit<p>One of the greatest blessings anyone can have is living a healthy life. But the abundance of sicknesses and diseases in the world today makes it almost a difficult task.<p>The outbreak of both curable and incurable diseases which are all expensive to deal with is a real problem. But just like …

Duchess of Cambridge raises mental health issues in Huffpost

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge is trying to shatter the stigma attached to mental health issues as she guest edits an edition of the …

Mental Health

26 Feelings You Should Experience At Some Point In Your Life

Embrace ALL the emotions.<p>With a birthday coming up, I've been thinking about feelings. I have a lot of them.<p>If there's anything I've learned in my short time on this earth, it's the importance of being in touch with yourself on an emotional level. Each interaction and experience you have sparks a …

Happiness

50 Motivational Quotes To Empower Your Life

I know, it's tough! To stay motivated, to keep going towards our goals. Sometimes, we don't feel like doing it anymore.Do you know why all this …

Motivation