Mental health and psychology are essential in life extension and leading a healthy and happy life.
Walks in the Park
With the constant temptations of technology, the Internet, endless entertainment options, and other distractions, it is all too easy nowadays to get caught up in work, school, and other commitments without ever taking time for yourself. It’s been scientifically and medically proven that your body and your mind need some time away from your daily stressors. It doesn’t have to be a long amount of time for solitude away from your home, or your workplace but just enough minutes or hours where you can re-charge your energy and re-capture your focus. When it comes to seeking out solitude and alone time, our options these days are becoming increasingly limited.
Mental and Social Woes of Suspicion
Welcome back! Good to see ya, nice to meet’cha, let’s dive right in! Today’s topic is solely focused on suspicion and how it can affect your social life and mental processes. Of course, it’s only reasonable that I explain how this topic popped into my head.
World Autism Day Sees Widespread Recognition
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex developmental disorder that "affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. More than 3.5 million Americans currently live with ASD, and 1 in 68 children are born with a variation of it, so it’s likely you know, whether or not you’re aware of it, someone on the autism spectrum."
Honor the Warriors on World Bipolar Day
March 30 is the day upon which those individuals who cope with bouts of extreme depression and mania on a regular basis fight to raise awareness about their condition. On World Bipolar Day, the International Bipolar Foundation hopes that people are learning more about the disorder and how it affects those living with it as well as that individual's family and friends.
The Healing Power of Forgiveness
Readers of this book about health and wellness might find it a bit odd to see the topic of forgiveness discussed as a health issue. Yet, when you consider that forgiveness is associated with many health benefits, it makes a lot more sense. Forgiveness has been shown to reduce blood pressure, chronic pain, stress, anger, and depression. Forgiveness has also been shown to increase optimism, sense of wellbeing, hope, compassion, and self-confidence. If I were to offer you a prescription that could do all these beneficial things, you might be skeptical. You might think I was peddling some snake oil miracle cure or that any such drug was quite possibly illegal. But you do not need a prescription to achieve these health benefits. Forgiveness is available to you without a prescription and at no cost. So, as a way to achieve better health, let’s examine this health-centric topic of forgiveness.
Selective Mutism or Shyness?
Selective mutism is a social anxiety disorder that causes a person normally capable of speech to be unable to speak in certain situations or around certain people. When it was first discovered in 1877, by German doctor, Kussmaul, it was called “Asphasia Voluntaria” and later in 1934 the name was changed to "elective mutism". In 1993, people thought the name gave the impression that people with the disorder were choosing not to speak so it was changed again in 1994 to selective mutism. Selective mutism affects mostly children but if not treated it can continue into adulthood. In most adults, it prevents them from leading normal social lives, getting jobs and makes doing everyday tasks such as grocery shopping difficult. Although it's unknown exactly how many people have it, the
How Parents Can Teach Happiness To Kids
When I learned about the "science of happiness" several years ago at an education conference, it changed my life as a teacher and a father. My understanding of both education and parenthood altered forever. I now feel that we should view childhood as the time when kids acquire and practice the habits that will carry them to happiness and success in school and life. Fortunately, the growing "science of happiness" gives us a road map to follow. Parents don't need to wait and hope that happiness will magically descend from the heavens. Rather, we can teach our kids how to make happiness a more likely outcome.
Meditation Tips to Ease Anxiety
Anxiety can sometimes seem like some grotesque, irresistible monster that demands of us our life, health, peace of mind, and time. Time most of all. It so often robs us of time and life. Time to breathe. Time to settle. Time to expand our wings and soar to the heavens.
Yoga Poses to Release Stress
If you’ve ever wanted to know the best yoga poses to release stress, then look no further. We’ve compiled this extensive guide for your convenience. With so many fads and products out on the market these days we understand how frustrating it can be to sieve through to get the information you want and the things best designed for your needs. With that said, let us be clear, if you need to expel stress from your life, clear your mind, cleanse your body and achieve your full potential… you’ve come to the right place. Our ultimate list of yoga poses to release stress is perfect for you.
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Health Hacks for a Healthier You
There are so many ways to improve our health that it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Exercise, diet, lifestyle, and emotional health are all important. Getting healthier in every way is a great goal, but changing your habits and your lifestyle is something that takes time, and something you need to do in stages to be sure you're successful. Luckily, there are many small habits and changes you can add to your day that can boost your health without overwhelming you. Use some of these health hacks for a healthier and happier you.
4 Common Sleep Problems That Cause Distress
Little is known about why sleep is essential for good health. It seems that the central nervous system needs a regular period of recuperation from stimulation. However, it is not known why about a third of every twenty-four hours are spent in this recovery phase.
On Breath, Gravity, and Support
How many times have I thought to myself, "Next time, I’ll be more conscious"? Well, another next time is here. This time, it’s my doggie, Amber-girl, my 42-pound gift of sweetness. She’s gonna leave me soon, and I cannot bear the thought.