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Here’s Why Meditation Is So Amazing For Your Mental Health

There’s no denying that meditation has officially gone mainstream. Gone are the days where people turned their noses up and wrote it off as a …

6 Ways Meditation Increases Your Intelligence & Raises Your IQ

Meditation increases intelligence in many ways: From making both brain hemispheres work together, to boosting memory, to increasing brain size, to …

Meditate in the a.m.? Here’s why you should do it in a group

The pros of a daily morning meditation are vast (hello serious focus and productivity, goodbye stress). But getting into a Zen place when your warm …

Zen

Smoking Health Effects: Major Heart Attack Risk Eight Times Higher In Young Adult Smokers

Young adults who smoke are eight times as likely to suffer a major heart attack compared to peers who don’t smoke or gave it up, researchers in the …

Longevity

Why Our Brains Get Turned On By Compassion

The more we do something, the better we get at it. Our brains don't really know the difference between playing more guitar and getting to be a better …

Support When Your Child Is Struggling With Anxiety, Depression or Trauma

Parents will do just about anything when their child is in serious need. With dramatic increases in the diagnosis of adolescent anxiety and …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn’t good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

The Brain

The Science Of Gratitude

It seems simplistic, but remembering to say "thank you" can turn your day, your month, or even your year around. It's true (science says so). There's …

Science

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

Breathing-based yoga may help treat major depression

Antidepressant medication is considered a primary treatment for major depression, but the drugs fail to fully work for more than half of Americans …

Why Practicing Gratitude Matters, Even When Everything Is Awful

It may give you the strength to face what's bothering you later.<p>For many, it will be a challenging Thanksgiving.<p>Political realities and an environment of hatred and animosity can make a holiday that’s organized around a sense of happiness and gratitude feel obsolete or even inappropriate. …

12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health! – YOGA GURU

When I am feeling down and weary, and I can barely lift myself off the couch, my dog comes to my rescue. She cuddles with me, then motivates me to …

More Evidence That E-Cigarettes Might Be Harmful to Teens

E-cigarettes—which contain nicotine in a liquid form and are “vaped,” not smoked—have been marketed as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. …

Teens

Mindfulness Exercises To Help You Sleep – Mindfulness Exercise [Self Help Blog]

Are you one of the millions of people who find that thinking or worrying about work, life or family keeps you awake at night?<p>Maybe you’ve even found …

The ABC’s of An Effective Treatment Program

Effective Adolescent Residential Treatment Can Treat Anxiety, Depression and Trauma AND Support and Prepare Family Systems For A Successful …

40 Mindfulness Quotes To Keep You Present In The Moment – Mindfulness Exercise [Self Help Blog]

Appreciating the beauty of each moment is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.<p>Mindfulness is be fully present for all the feelings and …

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

Illustrations by Joel Benjamin<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, holy, or "pure" than other people. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live …

Meditation

10 Tips For Parenting Adolescents

Recent research has demonstrated that taking time for ourselves can increase our effectiveness as parents. Often, when our kids are struggling or …

Using Athletics To Promote and Support Mental and Emotional Health

If you were old enough to watch television in 1995, you may remember Nike’s commercial “If you let me play sports…”. The groundbreaking advertisement …

Six Easy Things You Can Do Today That Instantly Made Parents Happier And More Effective

<b>Lose the judgments</b>. We live in an incredibly judgmental society. Tabloids, politics, water cooler talk….it is all wrought with judgment and it is …

Helping Parents Establish and Maintain Contingencies: An Effective Model for Contingency Management

One of the most challenging aspects of being a parent is figuring out how to set and enforce effective rules. This is a challenging task because …

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness Every Day – MINDFULNESS NEWS & TIPS

Living mindfully is one of the very best ways that you can transform your life. When people think about meditation they think about sitting in lotus …

Frequent vaping by teens linked to heavy smoking later

Adolescents with a regular vaping habit aren't just more likely to take up smoking; they also have higher odds of developing a heavy cigarette habit, a U.S. study suggests.<p>The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, calls into question whether e-cigarettes can be an …

Health

Meditation: A Winning Hack for Entrepreneurs

<i>By Karan Chaudhry</i><p>When you hear the names Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Marc Benioff, Ray Dalio or Arianna Huffington, the words that may come to your mind are "successful," "visionary," "genius," "rich," "powerful," etc. But what if you were to add one more to the list: meditator? In …

5 reasons schools should measure chronic absence

<i>A new report from the Hamiton Project at the Bookings Institution suggests that the best choice states could make, if they really want to make a</i> …

Education

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

Adolescence is an exciting time as teenagers become increasingly independent, begin to look forward to their lives beyond high school, and undergo …

The Brain

Eight Ways to Help Teens Get More Sleep

By Christine Carter<p>Sleep is, arguably, the golden ticket to happiness. Our silver bullet to success. A straight shot to both physical and mental health.<p>I am writing this from the front lines: My 16-year-old stepdaughter's messy bed. It's a little after 9 o'clock. Macie is at her desk doing …

Parenting

PTSD can persist for years in kids, but parents may not see it

(Reuters Health) - After a car crash, children can experience post-traumatic stress disorder for months or years afterward although parents may have trouble recognizing it, according to a new U.K. study.<p>“What these results stress I think is that we need to take the reactions of young children to …

How to Choose a Type of Mindfulness Meditation

By Kira M. Newman<p>Many beginner meditators, myself included, start out with a mindful breathing meditation: one breath in, one breath out, the mind wanders, you bring it back.<p>Armed with an app guiding me through this meditation, I practiced dutifully for several months--but eventually I fell off the …