Browse Category: Mental Health and Stress
There’s an old saying in golf that applies to any of us: Don’t overthink your swing. The Kaizen method of continuous improvement calls for not overthinking your life. As a reward, you can be healthier after just a few days of “small thoughts.” Kaizen devotees know it as visualization or mind sculpture. You imagine yourself in a situation of wellness success—less junk-food eating, more exercise, sounder and longer sleep, increased time with loved ones. You put yourself in that scene by creating sensory experiences of what you might feel, taste, smell (breathe in that fresh air), see (a person you admire in the mirror) or hear (“you look great!”), and it works! Keep reading for more insights into this powerful Kaizen visualization practice. . .
Married people live longer than never married or divorce adults. That’s a fact from decades of health research. This finding has always been puzzling to those people among us who are steadfastly single—along with the happily divorced and unhappily married. The single life offers would-be health perks to all three demographic groups, such as doing what you want with your free time, deciding how clean (or not so clean) your home needs to be and a diminished amount of conflict in intimate relationships.
It might sound like a catch-phrase for an optimists club, but new science shows that happiness can be contagious. Harvard Medical School researchers recently reported that the more happy people you know, the greater the chance you will be happy yourself.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men—and half of men who die of a heart attack fail to show previous symptoms. Stress is a major risk factor, so reducing stress is a critical part of the preventive process. To help your loved ones reduce their stress and keep their hearts healthy, follow this advice.
The economy is no one’s favorite subject these days. But a new American Psychological Association survey shows that women might be even more inclined to avoid the subject. Eighty-four percent of the women in the survey acknowledged deep fears about the uncertain financial future, compared to 75 percent of men. The difference is statistically significant.
The LifeQuake Doctor, Dr. Toni Galardi, gives advice on transforming our personal lives and thoughts to be used as a catalyst for environmental consciousness
Doctor, Dr. Toni Galardi, offers advice on preparing for economic loss and steps for using this rough economic climate for positive change.
It's Thanksgiving and we all know that watching sports is the afternoon event of choice for many people. But did you know that this activity might actually be hazardous to your health? It's true! Before you root your favorite team onto vicotry, take a moment to learn about how being a sports fan can actually put your health at risk!
Are you thinking of popping the question to a special someone in the near future? Whether you’re on your first, second, or tenth marriage (it happens, people!), there are some things you should definitely know about your partner before tying the knot. Let’s take a look at the top 10 things you should ask before popping the question . . .
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Any type of regular massage therapy, along with other practices such as bright light therapy, and regular exercise, has been proven to decrease the symptoms of SAD.
If you’ve ever suffered from a mental health issue, or know someone who has, then you know it’s not an easy topic to talk about. Western culture has long stigmatized individuals seeking help for mental health issues, and there has been an especially strong stigma attached to military personnel seeking professional help. And while that may be improving, a new survey shows that not nearly enough progress has been made. Let’s take a closer look . . .
Wouldn’t it be a great if just the mere smell of coffee could benefit you and help you to “wake up”? It would certainly be a welcome option for those of us who love the smell of coffee, but cannot stand the taste! Well, a recent study was conducted to discover that very possibility. The study was done on lab rats and sought out the effects of simply smelling coffee, rather than drinking it. Let’s take a look at what they found out . . .
What stresses you out the most? Could it be getting stuck in traffic during your daily commute? How about managing a busy household and keeping track of everyone’s schedules? Maybe it’s the depressed economy, the job market, the war—any one of these things (or a combination of many) can certainly stress you out. While a lot of the stress that you experience on a regular basis is unavoidable, there are things you can do to feel better and manage it more effectively. Keep reading for some tips to relieve stress the “all-natural” way.
When I moved to Southern California I thought it would be bright and sunny every day, but instead I'm experiencing somthing called June gloom (it often starts in May and goes through July). Who knew it'd get grey and cloudy at the onset of summer! Do you repeatedly find yourself down in the dumps on cloudy or rainy days? Do you dread the winter months? If this sounds familiar - I know how you feel. Like me, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Keep reading for more information on this increasingly common disorder.
According to a recent CBS News article a small study was conducted where schizophrenia symptoms were reduced when the patients took Panax ginseng compared to those patients who took a placebo. Could this be a new treatment option for schizophrenia sufferers? Let’s take a look at the results of this recent medical study.
Are you a die-hard sports fan? If you spend hours watching sporting events on television, spend hundreds of dollars investing in season tickets, or have no problem missing your 10-year wedding anniversary date due to a tournament game, then I think you might just be. But for you extremely avid sports enthusiasts, there might actually be a health risk in rooting your favorite team on to victory – including heart attack! Keep reading to learn more about this unbelievable phenomenon.
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by the stress in your life that you wanted to just throw your arms up in the air and give up? With the pace of life today you can certainly feel the weight of the world bearing down on you on a daily basis. So what can you do to reduce the stress in your life, and get a healthier heart in the process? One way is meditation. Now before you write off meditation as an option, take a look at these simple techniques. You may just surprise yourself!
Have you noticed that you’re less interested in your favorite activities lately? Do you feel sad a lot of the time, and don’t know exactly why? Is it getting harder for you to concentrate – even on the simplest of things? If any of this sounds familiar, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, you may be suffering from clinical depression. Let’s take a closer look at this illness that affects almost two million Americans.
Have you ever been so overwhelmed by the things going on in your life that you felt almost helpless? Perhaps you have a project at work that’s facing a deadline, or you just can’t seem to get the cleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping done AND pick up the kids by 4:00. Even the little things like preparing for a vacation can cause feelings of anxiety.