A Yogi Kitchen

By Melissa Mitchell | Mindful Food, Delicious Yoga

8 things people have said that actually helped my depression

opinion<p>Writer and mother, passionately outspoken about living with mental illness.<p><b>If you suffer from depression, you’ll know how frustrating people’s</b> …

7 Tips for Reducing Anxiety, Rumination and Avoidance

Researchers have identified "intolerance of uncertainty" as an important cause of anxiety and anxiety disorders.<p>If you want to reduce rumination, …

Self-help

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, physical …

Here's Everything I Learned From Doing Morning Pages Every Day

Yes, you really do have to write them *by hand*. No, they aren't just for writers or even for Creative People. Yes, they are pretty great.

Productivity

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Podcasting

The Overlooked Yoga Poses That 4 Experts Swear By

Odds are you’ve seen some crazy, gravity-defying yoga moves on Instagram. These days arm balances, backbends, and inversions tend to steal the social …

Free emails to help you manage anxiety and depression. Six days to change the way you think about your mental health. Yoga poses, breath work, dialectical behavior therapy skills, nutrition and self-care. I'm a yoga therapist and a mom who isn't perfect, but can show what I've done to put together more good days than bad. Joined me! Mel@ayogikitchen.com.

Could Gut Health Affect Anxiety?

While the link between gut health and mental health has already been established, a new study sheds light on why exactly digestive health could be …

Neuroscience

My Office Today

Waiting on the Upper West Side<p>This was my office today.<p>It wasn’t supposed to be. It was supposed to be a very different day.<p>First, I was supposed to …

Manhattan

The 5 Biggest Problems Control Freaks Create for Themselves

Trying to control everything will backfire.<p>As a psychotherapist, I'd estimate about 25 percent of people who enter my office aren't actually looking to change themselves. Instead, they're seeking support in their efforts to fix someone else.<p>One woman came into my office asking, "How do I get my …

How Jessamyn Stanley fights being 'deeply afraid of' her body

<b>(CNN) —</b> At first glance, Jessamyn Stanley's Instagram account is irreverent, at a minimum. She's a self-proclaimed "large-bodied" and "queer" woman doing difficult yoga poses in her skivvies. And at a glance, her new book, "Every Body Yoga," may look like a how-to guide for people to start …

Yoga

This Simple Hack May Help With Anxiety

Trying this ASAP.<p>Looking for a way to help manage anxiety? Grab a pen.<p>Logging your stressors in a journal might help mitigate those emotions, according to new research presented at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s 2017 conference.<p>Researchers found that those who wrote down each …

Anxiety

This yoga sequence will help you find self-compassion and kindness

If you’ve been practicing the primary ashtanga yoga series for a while now, you know that it’s taxing to say the least. Some part of your body always …

5 easy yoga poses that can seriously relieve anxiety

According to the The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) about 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety. It’s the leading mental …

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself

If you're feeling stressed, there are healthy ways to deal with your feelings.<p>If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

Be The Skillful One In Your Family

<i>I originally wrote this at the end of 2016. It’s appropriate again. BreatheOnline starts again November 12th. If you’re wondering whether it’s a good</i> …

Living Rooms

10 Things to Know About Chakras - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

by Morag,<i><br>Guest writer, In5D.com</i><p>Chakra maintenance is a large part of the awakening process, of toning down the control our ego has over our thoughts, …

Here's How Yoga Can Drastically Improve Your Gut Health

I can still remember the first time I was dragged to a yoga class by my friend Lana.<p>Lana had a rough couple of years packed with extreme stress that …

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5 Common Food Myths This Registered Dietitian Wants You To Forget Right Now

Oh, food myths, how you make my job as a registered dietitian both endlessly entertaining and utterly frustrating. I’m not sure where these culinary …

Nutrition

My Office Today

Here’s my office today. It’s not that exciting or even glamorous, but I keep telling you, that my traveling, teaching and cooking looks a lot more …

They Work Like Magic: Top Daily Rituals To Get What You Want And Elevate Your Spirit

As a teacher of personal growth, I am often asked about my favorite daily practices to stay on track towards my intentions and in alignment with the person I want to be in the world. I love this question because the fact of the matter is that manifesting your desires and living each day with an …

Meditation

21 Wise Dalai Lama Quotes to Enrich Your Life

The name Dalai Lama means Ocean of Wisdom.<p>Dalai Lama quotes are just a proоf of his wisdom, and are spread throughout the world by those who want to …

Happiness