Browsed by
Tag: mindfulness

Breathe and Focus: How Practicing Mindfulness Improves Mental Health as We Age

Breathe and Focus: How Practicing Mindfulness Improves Mental Health as We Age

As we age, it’s natural to worry about possible declines in our mental and brain health. Many older adults are concerned about things like memory loss and poorer attention, forgetting names, and taking longer to learn new things. As a result, as we get older we may feel more distress, sadness, and/ or anxiety that can decrease our quality of life. However, we can do something to address these concerns. The answer is mindfulness. Research shows that it can improve…

Read More Read More

Stress Reduction is More Important Than Eating Well

Stress Reduction is More Important Than Eating Well

Your stress is doing more harm than your diet is doing good. A recent study published in Nature makes the claim that stress can actually override healthy food choices. Yes, that means the chronic stress in your lifestyle has the potential to be far more damaging than that (large) piece of cake you had this weekend. In the published study, 58 women were given a survey to determine their recent stress levels. Then, on separate days, they were given either…

Read More Read More

How to Argue the Right Way

How to Argue the Right Way

Everyone knows just how taxing a fight with a loved one can be on us emotionally. But new science is showing just how bad arguing is for our physical health. A 20-year study from the University of California, Berkeley, has started to pinpoint some of the negative long-term health effects of arguing. Researchers found that while “outbursts of anger predict cardiovascular problems… shutting down emotionally or ‘stonewalling’ during conflict raises the risk of musculoskeletal ailments such as a bad back…

Read More Read More

Cultivating the Happiness Habit

Cultivating the Happiness Habit

New research increasingly shows a link between positive emotions and good physical health. It may be a case of chicken and egg—people who are happier tend to cultivate healthier habits and those who practice healthy habits report greater happiness—but health and happiness are clearly connected. There are also simple practices that will boost both your happiness and your health. How Happiness Affects Health The role of negative emotions on health has long been studied, with clear evidence that serious, sustained…

Read More Read More

5 Great Ways To Experience More Joy and Feel Happy About Life

5 Great Ways To Experience More Joy and Feel Happy About Life

I think the majority of us in this world want to be happy, whether we know it or not. With all that life brings us, however, it can be easier said than done at times, and we can forget how to just be simply happy. They say the goal behind every goal is happiness, and I would tend to agree with that. When we choose to be happy, our life just flows, and that happiness can have a positive effect…

Read More Read More

Emotional Intelligence Isn’t A Philosophy, It’s A Fundamental Part Of Survival

Emotional Intelligence Isn’t A Philosophy, It’s A Fundamental Part Of Survival

BY MAZWI TYSON ZONDI In a world that encourages shallowness and consumerism (which aren’t as far apart as one might think) we need to be able to develop emotional intelligence. We need to realize that it is just as important as mental (and other forms) of intelligence, if not more so. People have all these misconceptions about emotional intelligence: they believe that it is dismissing every negative emotion and choosing only to feel positive- whereas doing this is near impossible…

Read More Read More

Three Powerful Mindfulness Tips That Can Change Your Life

Three Powerful Mindfulness Tips That Can Change Your Life

JANUARY 22, 2016 BY HAMISHLOUX Be the master of every moment You are the master of your mind and only you can decide what you’re feeling. Don’t let other people put you down with their words and actions. You have the decision to give in to their misery or to remain unaffected and pleasant. Think of them as giving you a present; inside of it is a little misery. Your mind has a choice to accept it or not. Without…

Read More Read More

8 Ways to Stop Over-Thinking and Find Peace in the Present Moment

8 Ways to Stop Over-Thinking and Find Peace in the Present Moment

We all do our best to stay positive, but occasionally we can slip into negative thinking patterns that can wreak havoc on our lives. We might worry about our past mistakes or current stresses, and how these could lead to negative outcomes in the future. We might obsess about or over-analyze regular experiences and interactions, reading into them things that aren’t actually there. We might find that as soon as one bad thing happens, we associate it with all the…

Read More Read More

15 Things To Start A Better Life With

15 Things To Start A Better Life With

October 30, 2015     Jana Rooheart It is obvious that to change your life, you need to do something. However, many people simply don’t know where to start. Here are 15 tips on how to change your life bit by bit and to start enjoying and appreciating what you have.  Start spending time with the right people Right people are those whose company you enjoy. These people appreciate you and support you when you want to change your life for…

Read More Read More

Depression: 14 Important Insights

Depression: 14 Important Insights

Posted by Hey Sigmund Depression: 14 Important Facts You Might Not Know Chances are that in your lifetime you will be one of two people – depressed, or close to someone who is. For this reason, understanding depression is fast becoming a life skill. Here are 14 important insights. Certain personalities are more prone to depression. Depression can happen to anybody, but those with depression are more likely to be introverted, creative or perfectionistic. Personality doesn’t cause depression but it…

Read More Read More

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!