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An initial research study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrates that Sudarshan Kriya Yoga, a method of controlled breathing, relieves the distressing hyper-arousal of the autonomic...
Oct 2, 2014
Beyond the amazing fitness benefits of yoga practice, are yoga’s contribution to human balance, healing, and integration. Yoga, at its root, is not for perfecting our form or realizing fitness id...
Sep 23, 2014
September is Classical Music Month. Although operas, lieder, and symphonies are not everyone’s listening preference, the composers and performers have uttered some wise words that anyone might be...
Sep 19, 2014
Many effective symptom management methods for anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues are from Eastern traditions. One of these is mantra meditation. Although it gets less press than...
Sep 13, 2014
Between sadness and the symptoms of clinical depression, there is a state of being that Shelley Carson, Ph.D., and Jefferson Prince, M.D. call “almost depression.” It is estimated that up to 12 m...
Sep 2, 2014
Anyone who suffers from a low mood or high irritability may want to avoid consuming the artificial sweetener aspartame. Scientific studies and consumer complaints each indicate an association bet...
Aug 28, 2014
A place of employment should ideally provide workers with a sense of purpose, achievement, connectedness, role identity, and structure. This kind of job environment creates a protection against t...
Aug 23, 2014
When you need to calm your nerves do you go for a walk, put on some music, enjoy a cup of tea, or cocoa? Those are all helpful ways to de-stress, but researchers have discovered something better:...
Aug 15, 2014
If you are depressed, and vigorous exercise seems beyond your available supply of energy and motivation, consider practicing the slow, gentle movements of Tai chi. The measured and deliberate mo...
Aug 9, 2014
Mood and feelings are greatly influenced by self-talk, or the things we tell ourselves about ourselves. Self-talk can occur so fast and automatically we might not realize when doing it yet, our b...
Jul 31, 2014
Miguel Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements is usually categorized as spiritual reading, but it is a superb psychology book as well. Those who practice and make a habit of the Four Agreements increase...
Jul 24, 2014
Most people experience temporary feelings of depersonalization and derealization at various times in their life. These feelings are not a problem unless they persist and negatively affect a perso...
Jul 19, 2014
One of the toughest symptoms of severe depression is the absence of motivation to do nearly anything. Yet, there are activities depressed individuals participate in because the mental distraction...
Jul 11, 2014
When psychology professionals talk of self improvement, they usually mean learning or improving thought, behavior, and communication skills to increase mental and emotional well-being. In practic...
Jul 4, 2014
One of the most treasured and beneficial of human relationships is that of good friends. When one individual in a friendship has depression or other mental health diagnosis, the relationship can...
Jun 28, 2014
The herb giloya comes from a climbing shrub that grows in deciduous and dry forests of India. Giloya is called heartleaf moonseed in English speaking countries, because of its heart-shaped leaves...
Jun 20, 2014
A simple change in our daily routine can sometimes have an uplifting effect. If you are feeling depressed, these changes need to be small since motivation and energy are likely low. One small and...
Jun 14, 2014
Taking a walk in any environment is good for our mind-body health, but ambling through a natural setting—garden, tree-lined street, woods, park—is even more relaxing and health enhancing. “When w...
Jun 5, 2014
A tough decision some women must make is whether to continue with their antidepressant during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Discontinuing the antidepressant assures that the mother’s breast milk w...
Jun 1, 2014
Most of us, at one time or another, admit, “I’m bored.” We might be engaged in a dull activity or cannot find anything of interest to occupy us. It could be we feel uncertain, withdrawn, relaxed,...
May 22, 2014

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