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Just How Much Power Does the Mind Have to Heal the Body?

<i>(Photo: Chris Parsons/Getty Images)</i><p><i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>The idea that the mind can exert healing powers over the body is one that is most often associated …

Placebos

Are We More Than Just The Physical Body?

Posted at 12:51h in General Health by Mike Dhaliwal 0 Comments<p>Are We More Than Just The Physical Body?<br>The science of Yoga and Ayurveda are not …

Spirituality

Study: Eating Chocolate Keeps Your Mind Sharp

A number of recommendations exist for people who want to keep their mind healthy and alert in old age, and now you can add eating chocolate to that …

Holistic Medicine

BBC's 'In the Mind': Half-term report

The BBC’s ‘In the Mind’ series has completed its first week of programmes and it seems appropriate to write a half-term report on the success, or …

Mental Health

The Myth of the Unconscious Mind - Review la-articles

<b>The Myth of the Unconscious Mind</b> <i><br>by David McDonagh</i><p><i>Therapy Breakthrough: Why some psychotherapies work better than others.</i> Michael R. Edelstein, …

Molly Crockett: Morals, Media & The Mind - 52 Insights

Imagine a drug that could potentially refine our moral code or our perhaps enhance our decision making process. Molly Crockett is an award winning …

What Happens When You Look at Someone?

<b>What happens when you look at someone?</b><p><i>The Practice:</i><p><b>See beings, not bodies.</b><p><i>Why?</i><p>When we encounter someone, usually the mind automatically slots the person into a category: man, woman, your friend Tom, the kid next door, etc. Watch this happen in your own mind as you meet or talk with a co-worker, …

Mindfulness

Mind Energy

Human beings are first and foremost energy beings. Everyone has an energy counterpart which both occupies the body and extends beyond it as the aura: …

Do I Like You? Subconscious Evaluation of Social Groups Occurs in Milliseconds

<b>Freiburg scientist has decoded brain processes associated with the subconscious evaluation of social groups.</b><p>Humans assess each other within …

10 'Bad' Habits That Can Sometimes Be Good for You

All of us have bad habits. Occasionally, we feel guilty about them. But some bad habits—at least when carried out in moderation—might actually …

Psychology

The Mind Is Full Of Tricks

As long as we cling to the idea that this is “my mind,my own,personal mind,” we will have a strong tendency to look as good as possible. However, if …

Daydreaming Actually Does This to Your Creativity

We’ve tried nearly <i>all</i> of the productivity hacks and productivity apps out there, but still find ourselves whiling away precious time staring out into space, daydreaming or mindlessly doodling. We should feel guilty taking a mental break instead of concentrating on completing an important task, …

Creativity

Is Social Media Killing Your Creativity? 3 Ways to Get It Back

Okay, let me just be clear: I do not believe that any of us can "run out" of or "kill" our creativity. There's no way to "use it all up," or "clean out the well." That's simply not possible, because creativity is so innate and built in to human beings.<p>However... there are ways to expand that …

Creativity

The Storm of Creativity: Meditating, Not (Necessarily) Producing

[<i>This is a guest post by Janine Utell, who is a Professor of English at Widener University in Pennsylvania. She teaches composition and 19th and 20th</i> …

Creativity

Valentine Day art fosters creativity between communties and culture

A special Valentine's Day workshop was held in Bathurst Saturday to foster creativity, and celebrate love between two communities.<p>About two dozen …

Creativity

How To Kill Creativity (And How To Rebuild It)

Many of our organisations , without realising it , act as inhibitors of innovation.<p>Rules and protocols are put in place — often for very good …

4 Personality Types Getting in the Way of Your Next Big Idea | Inc.com

Getting together with a group to generate ideas fails as often as it succeeds. Part of the problem is that as soon as anyone speaks, they contaminate the memories of everyone else in the room. That is why it is so important to get people to work alone to generate ideas before the group comes …

Psychology

6 Must-Read Tips to Push Your Creativity to the Next Level

So you’re a natural-born maker. Maybe you’ve got a creative side hustle you’ve been thinking of taking to the next level. Maybe you’ve got an idea for an app no one’s thought of yet. Whatever direction your creativity takes you, Adam Grant wants to help you reach the end goal. His book, <i>Originals:</i> …

Creativity

Code and Creativity Go Hand In Hand

Technology has changed our lives for the better. More people than ever seem to believe in the potential of code. How can we fit creativity and …

Creativity

How to Boost Your Creativity

<i>By John Swartzberg, M.D.</i><p>Do you sometimes feel like you're surrounded by creative people--musicians, writers, artists, builders, inventors--but have no muse of your own? Maybe you've said to yourself, "I'm not creative. It's a personality thing and I'm just one of those logical left-brained …

Creativity

Creative Play: The Real Work of Childhood

Ever notice how kids often have more fun playing with an empty box than with what was inside of it? That’s their imagination at work, and as parents, …

Creativity

The 10 Ways You're Wrong About Creativity Could Destroy You

Let go of your misconceptions, or your creativity will never breathe.<p>When someone identifies themselves as creative, or tells you that their biggest strength is their creativity, you instantly feel a certain level of respect for them.<p>They're creative! They take the world and everything in it and …

Creativity
Creativity

Does mental illness enhance creativity?

It’s widely held that it does – but what does the evidence say?<p>Everyone can cite famous people from Vincent Van Gogh and Virginia Woolf to Tony Hancock and Robin Williams, who were exceptionally creative and experienced mental health problems. There are so many examples that it seems obvious that …

Mental Health

Minimalist Lake Jasper home has multi-use bleachers instead of typical furniture

Canadian architects Architecturama have designed a breathtaking and surprisingly quirky white cedar-clad home on Canada's tranquil Lake Jasper. The …

A Totally Honest Retelling of What Happened in Twilight

The Twilight Saga is back in the pop culture spotlight with both its 10-year anniversary of the first book's publication — and the new, gender-swapping version. In case you've forgotten, Twilight was all the rage in the late 2000s. It hasn't been so long since the franchise wrapped up, but we're …

Lucid dreams are key to understanding consciousness

Flickr Creative Commons/Moyan Brenn<p>We spend around six years of our lives dreaming – that’s 2,190 days or 52,560 hours. Although we can be aware of the perceptions and emotions we experience in our dreams, we are not conscious in the same way as when we’re awake. This explains why we can’t …

Consciousness