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Entries tagged with “Mental Health”

“IBS Is Real, Not Just in My Head!”

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.

10 Ways Pets Improve Mental Health

In their emotionally connected presence, pets can be a powerful ally for optimal mental health.

4 Daily Practices to Increase Your Mental Health

Give yourself the time you need to succeed.

5 Free Apps for Creating Healthier Habits

Turn your smartphone into a tiny health coach with these apps for better nutrition, mindfulness, and gratitude.

5 Things the Irritating Peloton Ad May Have Gotten Right

Could the Peloton bike ad be sort of okay when viewed through a different lens?

6 Ways Nature Can Help You Now

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.

7 Lies Your Eating Disorder Is Telling You

Eating disorders almost never stop talking to us, whispering in our ear. Here are the lies they tell us.

A Chocolate a Day Keeps Cognitive Decline Away

Consuming cocoa flavanols daily was shown to increase attention, verbal fluency, working memory tasks, and cognitive processing.

A Survivor Creates a Cancer Support Center

Diagnosed with breast cancer, Susan Kapadia needed more support than her family—or her small community—could provide.

All the Feels: How Feeling Your Feelings Can Teach You to Heal

“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.”

An Interview with Andrea Petersen

S&H caught up with journalist Andrea Petersen, author of On Edge: A Journey through Anxiety

Book Review: Capture

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…

Book Review: In Search of Wisdom

A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most

Book Review: The More of Less

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 …

Book Reviews: Upside

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…

Brain Health: 4 Stories on How to Nourish and Exercise the Brain

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.

Breathing for Mental Clarity

A guided meditation to sharpen the mind.

Bursting The Bipolar Bubble

A look at bipolar statistics reveals that this mental illness affects approximately 5.7 million adults.

Catching Up With Macy Gray

Macy Gray talks with S&H about creating real change with her mental health initiative.

Cinematherapy: These Flicks Can Heal You

The Cinematherapy book series co-author shares picks for flicks and TV series to uplift you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coping with Burnout? Maybe Your Brain Is on Fire

Rewire your brain to see these afflictions as opportunities for embarking on a new path

Create a Safe Place for All Your Emotıons

An Interview with Josh Korda

Deep Ties to the Earth: How One Northern Cree Tribe Finds Peace of Mind

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.

Dementia as My Teacher

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…

Does Jerky Make You Manic?

There’s a strange link between meat and your mind.

Doug Berger: Tokyo Psychiatrist on Soothing Anxiety

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Fight Depression With Fish

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…

Film Review: Nise: The Heart of Madness

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 …

Focusing on What Matters, Moment by Moment

“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.”

Growing the Mind to Heal the Brain

A Buddhist perspective provides a powerful, reliable roadmap for addiction recovery.

Heal Your Relationship with Your Body

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 …

Healing the Whole Person

By integrating the use of intuition into traditional medicine, Dr. Judith Orloff hopes to transform the field of psychiatry.

How Letting Go of Expectations Enables You to Live Better

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.

How to Listen to Your Emotions

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…

How To Slow Parkinson’s Disease

New research suggests simple exercise may provide hope for the one million people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

How to Support a Loved One Struggling with Mental Illness

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.

Is Shame Keeping Your Partner From Healing?

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.”

Leave Anxiety on the Plate

Uma Naidoo, author of This Is Your Brain on Food, explores how the foods we eat may be driving up our anxiety.

Left-Handed Mental-Health Treatment

When being a southpaw matters, medically.

Letting Go of "Letting Go"

The art of moving into the peaceful state of Letgo

Losing the “God Talk” in Grief Groups

“To say you need the afterlife to have meaning is the bleakest form of insanity.”

Lovingly Managing Weight Fluctuations

Writer Julie Peters talks about a past eating disorder, how she overcomes feelings of food obsession, and how she frees herself from internal oppression.

Mental Health and the Black Lives Matter Movement

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.

On the Passing of Michael Stone and Mental Health in the Yoga Community

Yoga, self-care, and alternative forms of medicine cannot always fix everything.

Pet Dogs Lessen Risk of Schizophrenia

Early exposure to dogs is linked to a decreased risk in schizophrenia.

Podcast: Sue Stuart-Smith on the Well-Gardened Mind

Cultivating a literal garden is a way to also cultivate a thriving mind, says this prominent psychiatrist and psychotherapist.

Sahar Paz: Find Your Voice

“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.…

Shedding Light on Mental Illness in the Church

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…

Sheldon Resnick on Improving Brain Function through Cardio

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Spouses Struggling with Lack of Spiritual Connection

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.

The Opportunity of Depression

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…

Transcending Depression Without a Script

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…

Two Steps to Battle Depression

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…

We All Suffer From H.E.L.P. (Human Existential Looping Problem), but There’s Help!

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?”

Why Do Schizophrenics Hallucinate?

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.

Why We’re So Emotional When We’re Tired

A new study has identified exactly why we get so emotional when we have been burning the candle at both ends.

Yoga for Releasing Anger

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…

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