Jessica Elliott

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A Buddhist monk explains mindfulness for times of conflict

“Compassion is not sitting in your room; it’s actually very active and engaging,” a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh says.<p>Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist leaders, second only to the Dalai Lama in fame and influence.<p>With his 100+ books, he’s been an advocate for …

21 anti-ageing skincare tips

How Family Violence Changes the Way Children's Brains Function

In the same way that combat affects a soldier, violence causes a kid’s natural alarm and response system to become too sensitive.<p>Family violence …

Resistance to antidepressants linked to metabolism

Often, clinical depression has company; it shows up in the brain alongside metabolic abnormalities, such as elevated blood sugar, in the body. While …

What to Do When Your Partner Threatens Self-Harm During a Breakup

How to keep yourself — and your partner — safe.<p>When she was 19, Jazz*, now 21, spent about six months struggling to break up with her boyfriend. The first time she tried, he threatened to kill himself if she really left him. He'd say things like, "I can't live without you," or, "I'll die without …

‘Healthy narcissism,’ a relapse plan and other ways to keep lost weight off

Q: I’ve recently lost weight and kept it off for a while. Now a few of those pounds have crept back on. What are the best ways to keep lost pounds off?<p>A: If you are disheartened by the recent headlines about the weight regained by a handful of “Biggest Loser” participants due to metabolic slowdown, …

Fitness

4 things that happen to your brain and body when you exercise

We all know it's important to exercise.<p>The CDC recommends adults get two and a half hours of moderately intense activity — like briskly walking or …

Exercise

We saw magic mushrooms lift long-term depression. It’s time for a change of perception

Those of us who have never felt depression will certainly know people who have, and will have shared with them that impatient hope that with time, exercise, a new season, a new prescription, a new counsellor, the cloud might lift. Thankfully it usually does; it can never feel soon enough.<p>Magic …

Magic Mushrooms

Seven psychological facts about depression

Below are seven facts about depression from researchers studying psychology and neuroscience.<p>1.) Some forms of “positive thinking” have been linked …

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 …

These are the foods you should eat to calm your anxiety

Turns out avocados are more than just a mushy toast-topper and Instagram trend. They have serious mental health benefits – along with pickles, …

Mental Health

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

10 Foods to Add to Your Diet to Fight Stress and Anxiety

In stressful situations, it’s easy to turn toward food to deal with emotions. Unfortunately, the foods we’re drawn to when we’re stressed are usually …

The Surprising Foods That Alleviate Anxiety

If I told you that bacteria could alleviate your anxiety you’d probably think I was joking or uninformed. But, if you suffer from anxiety, …

How to calm and reshape an anxious mind

Medical matters: Dr Harry Barry’s book contains much to put our busy brains to rest<p>Mon, Apr 18, 2016, 19:00<p><i>“Between stimulus and response there is a</i> …

Thought Leadership

The ‘drugs v talking’ debate doesn’t help us understand mental health

Mental health is in the headlines again. In recent weeks, we have had the independent commission report on psychiatric care in England, which concluded that patients should not be treated miles away from their families; the Mental Health Taskforce report, which highlighted a rise in suicides; and …

Mental Health

Meditation and Running: a Treatment for Depression

While previous studies have found that aerobic exercise and meditation can impact mental health, a study published last month in <i>Translational</i> …

so distorted and thin

I have a really great life. I don’t struggle to pay my bills, I get to do what I love for my job, I have an amazing wife who is my best friend and my …

The 5 Major Mind Traps that Hinder Happiness

These voices keep us stuck in the depression loop. One of the keys to cultivating an antidepressant brain is realizing you are not these thoughts or …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Are You Disorganized? Research Says That’s a Good Thing

In Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, Steven Johnson posits that “<i>the more disorganized your brain is, the smarter you …

14 people share the things that helped them deal with depression

Depression isn’t something that can be instantly cured. There’s no one magic pill that will resolve things forever. One therapy session won’t …

Mental Health

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

5 Simple Ways To Boost Your Mental Health This Year

It's a new year so that means it's time to set some resolutions. But instead of focusing on getting that new gym membership or learning a new trade, …

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

Meet your new resolution.<p>New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

​Extremely Conscious and Incredibly Scared of It

Sometimes I wonder if my conditions, which fluctuate on a continuum from the height of terror to a vague sense of unease, could instead be called seeing too much, feeling too much, or thinking too much.<p>According to the DSM-V, my official diagnosis is panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, …

Blood inflammation link with depression could lead to new treatments

The biological and psychological causes of depression are an enduring medical mystery, but a new study claims that inflammation of the blood could be …