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Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Here's an Easy Way to Help Your Low Back Pain

Researchers say that self-administered acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can help improve lower back pain and reduce the brutal pain that comes with it.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Here's a Chart Explaining Anxiety and Solutions

275 million people worldwide have experienced an anxiety disorder, and millions of others experience anxiety from time to time. Here's how to cope.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Here are some concrete methods to help you achieve your goals

Commitment devices are powerful tools. They can help people quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, and save money. Here are a few examples of ways to use them to your advantage.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Great Affirmations that Will Shift Your Attitude

These mantras and phrases will promote positive and help relieve stress and anxiety

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Understanding Different Types of Anxiety Can Help You Diffuse it

In small doses, anxiety is a vital emotion. Without it, we could be killed crossing the street and would find ourselves ill-prepared for many of the important tasks of life.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Behaving Compassionately helps us both Externally and Internally

What does it feel like to engage in compassionate actions? Learn about the feeling of compassion, how it affects us internally, and the impact of external reactions.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Be More Productive At Work If You Get 7-8 Hours Of Sleep Every Night

Getting less sleep on a regular basis doesn’t necessarily mean you'll get more done with all that extra time on your hands. A recent study reveals that people who battle sleeping problems may actually be less productive on the job. 

Psychology | Personality

Are You Suffering From “Not Good Enough Syndrome”? - Thrive Global

Here’s how to shift your mindset, so you can feel full and abundant in who you are.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Key To Happiness? Just Smile, Study Suggests

If you're having a rough day, one way to help turn that frown upside down may be as simple as doing just that. A new study reveals that smiling actually makes people feel happier.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain – Research Digest

A systematic review suggests 8 weeks of mindfulness training leads to brain changes similar to those seen in experienced meditators.

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

Are My Allergies All in My Head? - The New York Times

Allergies exist. But emotional factors can make them better or worse.

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

How to Make Warts Disappear by Buying Them

Even though warts are caused by a virus, they are susceptible to suggestion. Some people make warts disappear by buying them.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism

The ancient Eastern religion is helping Westerners with very modern mental-health problems.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Study: High-Energy Breakfast Less TV Time = Healthier Heart, Arteries - Study Finds

A two-part study gives strong evidence that spending more time eating high-energy breakfasts plus less time watching TV equals less plaque and stiffness of arteries. This means a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

11 Ways to Prioritize Alone Time Every Day

Pockets of solitude are essential to your sanity and even your success. But building in solo time can be easier said than done.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

9 Ways To Not Be So Stressed & Overwhelmed - mindbodygreen

Dr. Samantha Brody, licensed naturopathic physician and author of upcoming book, Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantling Stress From the Inside Out, shares nine ways we can combat stress and the secret behind why what we're programmed to do isn't working.

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For these people with depression, all treatment approaches had failed, but then they adopted a pet … – Research Dige

By Christian Jarrett. The companionship and responsibilities involved in looking after a pet may help combat depression.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

When Should I Meditate and When Should I Relax - Mindful

Meditation isn’t a vacation from everyday life—it can be an intensive course in exploring your inner landscape. If you need rest, Editor-in-Chief Barry Boyce says meditation may not be the best way to manage your mind.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

Why Relationships Are the Key to Longevity - Mindful

Fostering and maintaining close friendships can help keep your brain healthier as you age.

Psychology | Personality

How to Stop Taking Everything Personally | Psychology Today

When you engage in this type of thinking, you see yourself as the cause of things you're not responsible for. For this reason, personalization is also a major source of self-blame.

Health & Fitness | Health

CDC: Cancers Linked To Obesity Account For 40 Percent Of All US Cancer Cases

New research points to the cancer risks associated with weight: researchers discovered that of all the cancers diagnosed in the U.S. in 2014, 40 percent were related to overweight and obesity.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Harvard Study: Adopting These 5 Healthy Habits Can Add Decade To Your Life - Study Finds

Want to live into your nineties or beyond? Researchers at Harvard identified in a recent study the five most important healthy habits that can increase life expectancy for Americans by a decade or more.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

Rewiring Your Avoidant, Anxious, or Fearful Attachment Style

Sometimes it's less about figuring things out and more about practicing behaviors that will help rewire your emotional system and give you the freedom to change.

Psychology | Personality

6 New Things Researchers Learned About Single People in 2017

The studies say it’s a pretty great time to be flying solo – more people than ever are living alone, opting not to marry, and leading fulfilling single lives (with lots of sex).

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

What Science Really Says About Negative Emotions

Pretending unwelcome feelings don't exist isn't helping. Here's what to do instead.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

Learn to Say No by Using 'Don’t' Instead of 'Can’t'

Whatever the temptation is, saying "I don't" can empower you to stay true to your goals.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Self-Care Is Not Selfish, It Is Essential

Self-Care Isn’t selfish. Easy to say, but actually one of the hardest things to live. We’ve been told over and over again, had it drilled into us that...

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Anxiety Survival Tips I Learned From My Cat

Sometimes my cat can be a little selfish. She knows that all I want to do is hold her like a little fur baby and pet her when she’s trying to sleep, and I

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Dealing with Depression: 14 NEW Insights That Will Change the Way You Think About It - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Depression has a vast reach, and chances are that at some point we will find ourselves dealing with depression in some way. Here are 14 important insights.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Keep Things Simple For A Healthy, Long Life

Most of prevention is fairly straightforward and, unfortunately, there are no shortcuts. But then again, the most important steps you can take to safeguard your health are well within your reach.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

How Probiotics May Ward Off Depression And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has pr

News | Interesting Links

The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People

Want to develop a better work routine? Discover how some of the world’s greatest minds organized their days.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Mellow Pastimes Can Be Good For Your Health, Too : Shots - Health News : NPR

You don't have to be out running marathons to get health benefits from leisure activities. Engaging pastimes like reading, sewing or listening to music improved health markers, a study finds.

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A Little Boy’s Burn Miracle

 My grandson MT had grabbed a hot cup of tea and poured it all over his face and shoulders.  He was hospitalized at the ICU of Loyola Hospital. I grabbed a glass bottle, filled with about 2 of water, dropped in Lavender, Helichrysum, Roman Chamo