6 Ways Quitting Smoking Is Good for Your Heart

From: Everyday Health By: Sara Altshul One of the most important things you can do to keep your heart healthy — and to keep it beating for as long as possible — is to avoid or quit smoking. If you’re a smoker, kicking the habit can heal the damage nicotine inflicts on your heart and on your … [Read more...]

4 Mistakes We All Make When Trying to Cheer Someone Up

From: Trove By: Katherine Schreiber We’ve all been there: A friend seeks us out to open up about an issue in their life that’s causing them distress. Maybe we think what they’re going through is trivial, so we spout off a quick reply in attempt to reassure them it's nothing. Or maybe we … [Read more...]

7 Surefire Signs You’re Following Your Heart

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From: Mind Body Green By: Light Watkins Why do we often second-guess the messages and directives from our heart? Isn’t the heart supposed to be looking out for our best interests — a sort of internal GPS for our personal growth and evolution? Maybe it’s because unlike the clear directions … [Read more...]

What’s Zapping Your Energy?

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From: Web MD By: Carol Sorgen   Sure, we all get draggy from time to time. A sleepless night here and there, a stressful day at the office, or one too many Krispy Kremes can take their toll. But when you're constantly feeling drained, it might be time to look at what's bringing you down. Check … [Read more...]

Why Some People Doubt Everything

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  From: Psych Central By: Christine Hammond Do you have a client who doubts nearly everything they did? The issue could be resolved yet they still question past decisions or actions. Their doubtfulness even extends into future choices parellizing them long before an act is required. How can … [Read more...]

What Are Your Addiction Triggers?

From: Substance For You Addiction can be mean!  Addiction can be angry!  Addiction can be all things but fake. You can’t set addiction down and expect to go back to being just like ‘you’ from the very beginning.  Like, before it all happened?  That doesn’t just ‘happen.’  You are … [Read more...]

How to Be Mentally Strong

From: Positively Positive By: James Altucher When I was a kid I used to skip school, hide behind my house until my parents left, and then go off to play chess with John Nash. Not THE John Nash, the Nobel Prize winner who also had schizophrenia. But his son, who was a very strong … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men

From: Web MD By: Kathleen Doheny Men who have the sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea appear to have a higher risk of depression, new research suggests. Men with undiagnosed, severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had more than double the risk of depression compared to those without … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Deal with Critical, Judgmental People

From: Tiny Buddha By: Neha Mandhani “I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.” ~Unknown We all have people in our lives who unintentionally hurt us. Their words may sound harsh. We may feel judged. And they may question … [Read more...]

What Are The Long-Term Effects of Heroin Use?

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  From: National Institute on Drug Abuse Repeated heroin use changes the physical structure and physiology of the brain, creating long-term imbalances in neuronal and hormonal systems that are not easily reversed. Studies have shown some deterioration of the brain’s white matter due to … [Read more...]

6 Practices To Balance Your Emotions

From: Mind Body Green By: Jennie Lee Up and down ... up and down. Isn’t this how we feel most of the time? We fluctuate between feeling good and bad, happy and sad. We like this and dislike that. We try to attract joy and we attempt to avoid suffering. We act and react, over and over again … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Taking a Work-Life Sabbatical

From: Positively Positive By: Bethany Butzer, Ph.D. At the end of May I’m leaving my job at Harvard Medical School to spend two months in a cabin in the woods. As I’ve been announcing this decision to friends and family, our conversations inevitably circle around the question of … [Read more...]

Three Things that Help Children Succeed

From: Psych Central By: Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D. A child today spends more than six hours a day in front of an electronic screen — an average of nearly 45 hours a week. To put this in perspective, your child may be spending more time in front of screens than they would at a full-time job. In … [Read more...]