Todd Massey

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What Your Smartphone's Sleep Interference Could Mean For Mental Health

We need to reprioritize sleep.<p>Your smartphone habit may be doing more than harming your relationships -- it could be damaging your sleep and ultimately triggering depression and anxiety.<p>A growing body of research finds that smartphone users have sleep problems that interfere with their daily …

Sleep

New Compound Could Treat Depression in Less Than 24 Hours With Few Side Effects

<b>New approach could revolutionize treatment.</b><p>A new study by researchers at University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified promising compounds …

Neuroscience

A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind

<b>INFOGRAPHIC</b>: Mindfulness practices to take control of workplace problems. (Click to enlarge the image.)Julie Mosow’s <i>Harvard Business Review</i> article, …

Mindfulness

A Handful of This Everyday Food Improves Memory, Concentration And Processing Speed - PsyBlog

Just 13 grams of this regular food improves brain function across the ages.<p>Eating a handful of walnuts each day may help improve memory, …

Nutrition

Detox Your Mind in 5-Minutes: The Power of Quantum Cleansing

We've all heard about the power of meditation. It's been shown to ease depression, improve mental functioning, and reduce stress and anxiety. It also …

Mindfulness

Radically Accept What Is Instead of Labeling it "Good" or "Bad"

<b>“The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.” ~Tara Brach</b><p>I was in the heart of my Ph.D. program when I received the diagnoses: …

Mental Health

18 Ways To Strengthen Your Intuition

We live in a fear-based culture that obsesses with trying to control life. We're terrified of uncertainty, so we're constantly anticipating …

Mindfulness

How to meditate for beginners - a free interactive series - week 1: Mindfulness of breathing

<b>Want to know how to meditate even if you’re a beginner? Calmista blogger Charlotte Watts’ new audio series How to Meditate – exclusive to Healthista</b> …

Meditation

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything

Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009<p>Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a …

16 Unbelievably Easy Ways to Enliven Every Day

You can bring order to your life instantly! We've got brilliantly simple ways to spruce up everything from your closet to your mood.<p>Walk It Off

Closets

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

Take a Walk in Nature to Ease Brain Fatigue

It’s not the first study to suggest the brain thrives in leafy, green places. But it’s the first to attach electrodes to heads of participants in …

The Brain

8 Things That Happened After I Meditated For 100 Days

I am not a yogi, a life coach, or a yoga teacher. In fact, I am probably the furthest thing from what you would call a yogi. Like many, I struggled …

Meditation

Befriending Uncertainty

As a meditation and mindfulness teacher (and forever student), I am thrilled when I see new articles, books, and stories from people experiencing the many benefits of meditation. There is no question that it will invite more joy, peace, happiness and compassion into our lives.<p>However, I'm realizing …

10 Morning Habits of Well-Balanced People

Mornings are hard for everyone. Whatever to-do lists we finished yesterday are instantly forgotten, and new ones begin to pile up -- <i>fast</i>.<p>To help you win your mornings and start your day off right, we’ve partnered with belVita to bring you the best early-day habits of well-balanced people.<p><b>They Have</b> …

Decluttering Our Inner and Outer Spaces

I’ve mentioned before that self-care can sometimes be surprising. That is, sometimes, self-care isn’t blissful or relaxing in the moment. Sometimes, …

Sasquatch Confession: I Was Zapped By Bigfoot

Some people report sudden physical symptoms of illness when in close proximity to a bigfoot. The bigfoot community refer to this as "zapping". In …

What To Do When Your Phone Is Stolen

How to Prepare an Excel Spreadsheet for Data Visualizations and Visual Analysis

Turn Spreadsheets Into Data Visualizations. Try Silk.<p>This is the second in our series of guides to data visualizations (The first was “How to Pick …

15 F*cking Brilliant Hiking Hacks You Need To Try ASAP

Upgrade your outdoors skills.

Camping

A psychologist reveals the best ways to maximize your sleep — and the No. 1 mistake everyone makes

Everyone wants to get better sleep. But sleep trouble is incredibly common.<p>And feeling tired the next day isn't the half of it. By not getting enough sleep you're reducing your IQ.<p>Via Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School:<p>And losing "beauty sleep" really …

The best exercise you can do

I’d done so much that, ironically enough, it was rather exhausting. The searching. The quest to find the perfect way to unwind. The obsession with …

Quantum Physics Explains Coincidences?

When surprising coincidences occur, it seems we are connected to the world around us in a mysterious way. For example, you are thinking about a song …

Quantum Mechanics

Has CBT Had Its Day as a Treatment for Depression?

With more people than ever turning to antidepressants, is the death knell ringing for the treatment?<p>If you've ever been to your GP with depression, chances are you're aware of, or have been offered, CBT. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to give it its full name, looks at the links between thoughts, …

How to Take Effective Notes

I used to be a prolific note-taker. I would carry a notebook with me everywhere, and record anything I thought was interesting or important. In the …

Productivity

7 Dharma Tools for Depression: How the Buddha Helped Me Get Out of my Pajamas & Back Into Life.

When I started meditating, I didn’t have expectations that it would do anything for my depression.<p>I thought depression was treated by therapy and …

Meditation

How To Be A Cat (23 pics)

If you've been considering a career change, now's a great time to consider becoming a cat. That's because Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar, the creative …