Entries tagged with “Mental Health”
Exploring how an irritable mind affects an irritable bowel does not imply IBS symptoms are not real. It means that in IBS, and many other conditions, the mind-body connection can create real symptoms—and can be used to bring real healing.
In their emotionally connected presence, pets can be a powerful ally for optimal mental health.
Give yourself the time you need to succeed.
Turn your smartphone into a tiny health coach with these apps for better nutrition, mindfulness, and gratitude.
Could the Peloton bike ad be sort of okay when viewed through a different lens?
Nature provides a welcome respite from the chaos of the modern world. Seeking out the solace found in the natural world can offer a path out of feeling hopeless.
Eating disorders almost never stop talking to us, whispering in our ear. Here are the lies they tell us.
Consuming cocoa flavanols daily was shown to increase attention, verbal fluency, working memory tasks, and cognitive processing.
Diagnosed with breast cancer, Susan Kapadia needed more support than her family—or her small community—could provide.
“We do not get to choose what feelings arise or how intensely we feel them. Our only choice is in how we relate to them.”
S&H caught up with journalist Andrea Petersen, author of On Edge: A Journey through Anxiety
Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental SufferingBy David A. Kessler, MDHarperWaveWho hasn’t wished they could control the anger, grief, and anxiety that lead to actions tha…
A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most
The More of LessFinding the Life You Want Under Everything You OwnBy Joshua BeckerWaterBrook PressUnder that heap of mail there’s a kitchen counter. Buried behind the shovels …
UpsideThe New Science of Post-Traumatic GrowthBy Jim RendonTOUCHSTONEIf you’re feeling sorry for yourself about something minor—let’s say you’re in the second week of a wicked cold…
Take a look at these 4 stories for optimal brain health and how to provide nourishment, stimulation and exercise to keep your brain healthy and strong.
A guided meditation to sharpen the mind.
A look at bipolar statistics reveals that this mental illness affects approximately 5.7 million adults.
Macy Gray talks with S&H about creating real change with her mental health initiative.
The Cinematherapy book series co-author shares picks for flicks and TV series to uplift you during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rewire your brain to see these afflictions as opportunities for embarking on a new path
An Interview with Josh Korda
A new study reveals that the community’s strength and resilience are tied to the people’s spiritual openness, community engagement, and connection to the land.
I am a huge advocate of self-observation and monitoring of one’s own behavior. I aim to constantly practice noticing how I am personally behaving. I aim to maintain awareness and c…
There’s a strange link between meat and your mind.
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Depression is a leading cause of poor health, affecting an estimated 350 million people worldwide. In the U.S., nearly 7 percent of the population has had at least one major depres…
Nise da Silveira was a Brazilian psychiatrist who revolutionized the way mental patients were treated in the 1940s and ’50s. This elegantly made biopic shows her struggles against …
“Many of the world's contemplative traditions teach that the normal mind is afflicted in various ways; that since it so readily brings us suffering and anxiety, it can't be deemed healthy.”
A Buddhist perspective provides a powerful, reliable roadmap for addiction recovery.
If you’ve ever looked in the mirror at your body with disgust, or punished yourself for eating one too many cookies by spending hours on the treadmill, then you may recognize that …
By integrating the use of intuition into traditional medicine, Dr. Judith Orloff hopes to transform the field of psychiatry.
Expectations can lead you astray, and hanging on to them can lead to disappointment and angst. The author learned three lessons from her peach trees about unmet expectations—and how letting go of expected outcomes can lead to a better life.
We all have bad days, where nothing we do seems to work out the way we planned. If these days are more common than not, you might feel like you are merely surviving your life. It i…
New research suggests simple exercise may provide hope for the one million people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease (PD).
Here are eight tips for sincerely supporting a loved one who is struggling with mental health, plus seven additional tips for supporting those with suicidal thoughts.
Shame can prevent us from seeking the help we truly need. “If you are partnered with someone who often feels the stinging effects of shame, you can do your best to offer compassion and acceptance.”
Uma Naidoo, author of This Is Your Brain on Food, explores how the foods we eat may be driving up our anxiety.
When being a southpaw matters, medically.
The art of moving into the peaceful state of Letgo
“To say you need the afterlife to have meaning is the bleakest form of insanity.”
Writer Julie Peters talks about a past eating disorder, how she overcomes feelings of food obsession, and how she frees herself from internal oppression.
Far too many in the Black community are suffering in silence. Mental health, particularly stopping suicides, must be part of the BLM conversation. Here are three barriers to care we must overcome and four ways to make lasting change.
Yoga, self-care, and alternative forms of medicine cannot always fix everything.
Early exposure to dogs is linked to a decreased risk in schizophrenia.
Cultivating a literal garden is a way to also cultivate a thriving mind, says this prominent psychiatrist and psychotherapist.
“Don’t let my shero cape become my veil,” was the mantra war survivor Sahar Paz repeated over and over again as she learned how to speak out in a world that asked her to be silent.…
The stigma of serious mental illness is reaching the end of a long tunnel, so to speak, and emerging into the light of open discussion. Just decades ago, the terms ‘bipolar disorde…
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We are delighted to introduce a new online column, The Soul of Therapy, by Kevin Anderson, Ph.D. Dr. Anderson will explore the intersection of the psychological and spiritual in the inevitable struggles that are part of being human.
When you think of depression, you most likely think of it as a disease of the brain, a neurochemical imbalance. Research, however, does not support this idea.Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD a…
We dig in with author Sue Stuart-Smith.
Antidepressants leveled out the highs and lows. So I found ways to supercharge them—to fully experience the agony and the ecstasy. And that feels better…
One of the marks of depression is rumination, or constantly going over the bad things that have happened in your life, with an obsessive belief that all is lost, and that it’s prob…
Stuck in a rut—or a loop? “Thoughts we’ve had thousands of times are easier to have again than new, creative thoughts. ... So what are we to do about our loops getting stronger with every repetition?”
The possible link between a shorter PCS and losing touch with reality may provide a new playing field for predicting and diagnosing a potentially serious brain aberration.
A new study has identified exactly why we get so emotional when we have been burning the candle at both ends.
Anger: we all know it, many of us well. But at a yoga party, it would be gauche to bring up the raging intensity sitting in your gut. We’re all focusing on the positive here, right…