Kids Learning Mindfulness

Kids Learning Mindfulness

According to the Wall Street Journal, a growing number of schools are teaching mindfulness to students. One program lasting 12 weeks was linked to a variety of benefits for children including improvements in: ability to pay attention control their emotions reduce stress lessen depression symptoms, and decrease aggression However, enticing young ones to practice and […]

How To Combat Secondhand Stress

How To Combat Secondhand Stress

Stress is contagious and while you are more likely to be affected by someone who is close to you, it can easily spread from strangers or media such as negative news on the TV. According to Heidi Hanna, Ph.D., a fellow at the American Institute of Stress and author of “Stressaholic” via Greatist: “Seeing someone […]

Centenarians Share Their Secrets On Longevity

Centenarians Share Their Secrets On Longevity

Centenarians now represent the fastest growing segment of the American population, and 25% of children born today are expected to live beyond 100. While there is no definitive scientific explanation for longevity, the same themes keep recurring in responses from centenarians in interviews. Here are the secrets they have shared on why they think they’ve […]

5 Things Psychologists Wish Their Patients Would Do For Their Well-Being

5 Things Psychologists Wish Their Patients Would Do For Their Well-Being

Everyday Health asked five psychologists to provide a list of things they would like to see their patients do. They were quite consistent in their replies and suggested these 5 things: 1. Practice mindfulness Mindfulness is about being present in the moment without judgment. In addition, Dr. Greenberg, psychologist and author of upcoming book “The […]

You Only Need 15 Minutes for Mindfulness

You Only Need 15 Minutes for Mindfulness

According to Dr. Stahl who practices internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 10-15 minutes is all you need for mindfulness. Here are four ways in which you can practice mindfulness – each of them takes only 15 minutes! 1. Relax at the end of the day with a 15-minute guided meditation You can make use of […]

Be Your Authentic Self To Prevent Negative Health Effects Of Loneliness

Be Your Authentic Self To Prevent Negative Health Effects Of Loneliness

New research published in the Journal of Health Psychology suggests that by being your authentic self, you can prevent the negative health effects of loneliness, which include depression, obesity, and even premature death. Loneliness can also worsen stress symptoms which can severely impact your physical health. In the study, the participants who scored higher on […]

Spending Time In Nature For Better Self-Control

Spending Time In Nature For Better Self-Control

New research suggests that spending time in nature may lead to less impulsive actions and increased self-control. Impulsivity is highly associated with over-eating, over-drinking and and even excessive gambling. Carolyn Gregoire from Huffington Post notes: It’s likely that the calmness and tranquility of natural landscapes reduces stress levels and promotes relaxation, which results in a […]

Study Says Maybe You Should Quit Facebook To Be Happy

Study Says Maybe You Should Quit Facebook To Be Happy

According to a study conducted by the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark, a greater number of people that quit using Facebook reported feeling happy compared to those that continued using it. Other positive side-effects reported by those who stopped using Facebook were: Feeling more enthusiastic Feeling less lonely Being less worried Being more decisive Being […]

You Need Pain For Happiness

You Need Pain For Happiness

According to Amy Morin, the author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” you cannot have happiness without pain. That’s right! Amy states: The biggest misconception about happiness is that the path to happiness involves avoiding pain. But pain is actually a necessary part of happiness. According to research, here are 5 ways pain […]

10 Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness

10 Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness

The concept of mindfulness has recently become popular in the Western world, but in fact it is quite ancient. Buddhism included mindfulness as one of its central ideas over 2,500 years ago. Mindfulness means remembering to have a caring and discerning moment-to-moment awareness of what is happening in one’s immediate reality. Psychology Today defines mindfulness […]

8 Productivity Tips To Live By

8 Productivity Tips To Live By

We all occasionally slip into the habit of doing without thinking and end up being unproductive and frustrated. Therefore, it’s always helpful to remind ourselves of ways to stay productive, so we can not only get more done, but leave some room and time for relaxation and rejuvenation. Here are 8 productivity tips to live […]

9 Tricks On How To Get Organized

9 Tricks On How To Get Organized

Learning how to get organized is something that everybody can benefit from. There are many areas in our life, whether be at home or at work that could do with some organization. Getting organized in your life and at work will help you feel less overwhelmed and often has the effect of clearing your mind. […]

10 Reasons To Smile More Often

10 Reasons To Smile More Often

Smiling may seem to be of no value, but believe it or not, small bouts of smiling can even have the same effect as a facelift. Health professionals as well as psychologists have also encouraged smiling for years as a recipe of good health. They all concur that smiling does more to the body than […]

How to Wake Up Happy

How to Wake Up Happy

The mood you wake up in usually sets the tone for your whole day, and it can be quite hard to turn things around when you wake up with a gloomy, pessimistic outlook on life. It is thus important to try and start your day in as happy a mood as possible. If you struggle […]

7 Tips on How to Find Peace of Mind

7 Tips on How to Find Peace of Mind

Life has its challenges, and everyone faces challenges in life. These challenges of life can be stressful, and finding peace of mind can be difficult. Below are 7 tips on how to find peace of mind when you are faced with life’s challenges, as well as in your everyday life. 1. Accept things the way […]