How Anxiety and Your Diet are Connected, According to Experts

How Anxiety and Your Diet are Connected, According to Experts

The baseline existential dread of the pandemic has made me more attuned than ever to my generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) symptoms. These days, I’m especially mindful about not only checking in with my therapist and refilling my medication on time, but also about my intake of caffeine, booze, and foods I have trouble digesting, all of which seem to worsen my anxiety. For the past several years, researchers have also been interested in the connection between what we eat and…

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11 Ways to Cultivate Resilience

11 Ways to Cultivate Resilience

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”  – Carl Jung Bouncing back is a concept well understood in the context of recovering from a sports injury. Following favorite players’ comeback stories fills fans with inspiration, encourages perseverance in pursuit of personal goals, and fosters a sense of self-confidence, like we can do it if they can. Cultivating resilience in the face of all life’s challenges is a proactive way of dealing with the…

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How To Overcome A Lack Of Sleep

How To Overcome A Lack Of Sleep

A lack of sleep leads to memory problems, inability to make plans, poor decision-making and a general brain fog. Just ten minutes of mindfulness helps the mind and body recover from sleep deprivation, new research finds. Failing to get 7-8 hours sleep per night is linked to memory problems, inability to make plans, poor decision-making and a general brain fog. But mindfulness has a remarkable restorative effect. Ten minutes of mindfulness during the day is enough to compensate for 44…

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The 4 Steps That Will Increase Happiness, According To A New Study

The 4 Steps That Will Increase Happiness, According To A New Study

Researchers believe these daily habits will train your brain to achieve better overall well-being. (Worth a try, right?) Researchers believe they’ve cracked the code when it comes to achieving overall emotional and mental wellness through four key pillars. This past year has been an excruciating one for millions of North Americans, and our collective well-being has taken a serious hit. A majority of adults in the United States say their mental health is worse now than it was pre-pandemic. Feelings…

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10 Exercises That Can Make You Mentally Stronger

10 Exercises That Can Make You Mentally Stronger

Building a little mental muscle could have a big impact on your life. If you want to lift heavier objects, you need more physical strength. Large biceps and a strong back will go a long way toward helping you do the heavy lifting. Well, the same can be said for your mental muscles. If you want to be able to tackle bigger challenges and overcome more obstacles, you need more mental strength. Like physical muscles, your mental muscles require a…

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Therapists Reveal 10 Things You Can Learn from Past Failures

Therapists Reveal 10 Things You Can Learn from Past Failures

Failure is not popular. It’s avoided at all costs and seen as the worse possible thing that could happen. But, believe it or not, failure does have some virtue. It’s a great teacher whose lessons can change lives. You may wonder how it’s possible to learn from what feels like defeat, but it’s possible. Check out these 10 things therapists say you can learn from your past mistakes. Maya Angelou, an accomplished and well-known poet, said this:  “You may encounter…

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8 Everyday Tools For Fighting Depression

8 Everyday Tools For Fighting Depression

Eight exercise for developing serenity and calm. Teaching people to focus on positive emotions helps them deal with stress, new research finds. People were taught classic positive psychology exercises such as keeping a gratitude journal, recognising positive events each day and doing small acts of kindness. Together, the training helped reduce people’s anxiety and depression over the six weeks of the study. The researchers focused on 170 caregivers for people with dementia. Half were put in a control group, while…

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This Simple Exercise Triples Weight Loss

This Simple Exercise Triples Weight Loss

Around one-third of people over 65 are overweight or obese. Bursts of short, high-intensity exercise can triple weight loss, research finds. Known as ‘interval training’, or HIIT, the exercise can burn off more calories in a shorter period of time. The exercises involved do not require any special equipment and can all be done at home in less than half an hour. They include things like ‘jumping jacks’, squats, step ups and push ups. Common types of interval training involve…

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These Vitamins Help Fight COVID-19

These Vitamins Help Fight COVID-19

These vitamins could reduce respiratory conditions and COVID-19 infections. Vitamin A, D, and E could help people ward off respiratory illnesses and viral infections like COVID-19. The effect of nutrition on improving the immune system due to the human body’s complexity is not wholly clear. However, we know for sure that some nutrients play a key part in the reduction of different infections and diseases. Past studies show that vitamin C is effective in treating or preventing pneumonia as well…

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Little Things Therapists Recommend Doing For Your Mental Health Every Day

Little Things Therapists Recommend Doing For Your Mental Health Every Day

As we move into the winter months, it’s important to be active in taking care of yourself. It’s paramount that we all tend to our mental health constantly, and that we do what we can to get ourselves — and each other — through this thing in one piece. We have now reached, if you can believe it, the eight month mark into the flailing mess of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is probably (read: certainly) far longer than any of…

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