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Articles about mental health conditions and how to achieve psychological wellbeing. Tips on how to cope with mental disorders and maintain a balance of the mind, body and spirit to feel healthy and happy.

Study: Watching Cute Cats and Dogs Is Good for Your Brain

By |2020-05-15T20:54:55+03:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

Kawaii. The Japanese say the word 'cute' often, and enjoy doing it. They also watch a plethora of heartwarming anime movies and series, with charming characters that trigger unstoppable giggles. What do the two have in common? You'd notice that the Japanese are among the longest-living in the world. And recent research may explain why their love of watching cute, animated characters contributes to their well-being. Why Does Watching Cute Things Make a Positive Impact on You? Nitto et al. performed inspiring research in 2012

10 Signs of Mom Burnout and How to Cope with It in Quarantine

By |2020-05-12T20:35:28+03:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

With COVID-19 leading to prolonged school closure in many countries, many hassled moms are wondering how to keep their little ones occupied. The stress is heavy; mom burnout happens even when everyone's hale and hearty. So, how is an overwrought mom, flooded by the responsibilities of caregiving, supposed to cope?  The situation's worse if you've received a Stay At Home order. We have some ideas that may help. What Is Mom Burnout? Burnout, according to experts like Mary C Kimmel, M.D., co-director of the Perinatal

How to Boost Your Endorphins’ Function to Beat Anxiety and Pain

By |2020-05-08T21:24:44+03:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

The best way to beat anxiety is to boost your endorphins, and this is old news. What people struggle with is finding the best ways to enhance their endorphins' function. Life Advancer shares with you the effect of endorphins, and how to use these brilliant chemicals to relieve your anxiety. For those who haven't heard the word "endorphins," before, we tell you what these are, and how they work. What Are Endorphins? These are chemicals that the body releases to relieve stress and pain. Endorphins

Science-Backed Negative Effects of Technology on Mental Health

By |2020-05-01T12:52:14+03:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , |

The relationships between technology use and mental health have been a topic of many studies in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and medical science — especially since the mid-1990s, after the growth of the World Wide Web. Research into the negative effects of technology on mental health has explored "overuse" phenomena, commonly known as "digital addictions", or "digital dependencies". These phenomena manifest differently in many societies and cultures. Some experts have investigated the benefits of moderate digital media use in various domains, including in mental health, and the treatment of

Nature-Deficit Disorder Is a Real Thing: How to Get Your Kids to Spend More Time Outdoors

By |2020-02-19T18:25:43+03:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

Are your children not getting as much sun as they should? They may have a case of nature-deficit disorder. This condition is little considered and as a result, often left untreated. This article may be the first time you’ve read about it, so allow us to explain what it is and what you can do to prevent your kids from developing it. What Is Nature-Deficit Disorder? Nature-Deficit disorder refers to the idea that people, particularly children, are spending less time outdoors, resulting in a host

How to Deal with Post-Holiday Blues After the Festive Season

By |2020-02-22T16:57:12+03:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Don't enter the new year experiencing the post-holiday blues. The lights and trees may be gone, but the joy could still be there. January, after all, is the first month of the year, and a chance for a clean slate, an opportunity to embrace change--mentally and physically. Embrace this possibility and make 2020 the beginning of a better you. One new step at a time Yes, you could “fake it till you make it”, but don't rely on automatically waking up with a chipper demeanor.

What Is Dopamine Fasting, Who Needs It and Does It Work?

By |2020-02-22T00:13:30+03:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Fasting has become very popular, but it's not just nutrition fasting that can improve your health: Dopamine fasting can too. Things like intermittent fasting have become very popular in the last few years. This is a time-restricted form of eating that can have some tremendous health benefits including weight loss, better hormonal profiles, better insulin sensitivity, along with improved cognitive function. When it comes to your mental health and overall well-being, the same fasting approach might work well but done with dopamine. This article will

5 Benefits of Sleeping in a Cold Room for Your Mind and Body

By |2020-02-02T23:40:20+03:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |

Have you noticed the temperature of your room at night? You may be negatively impacting your sleep by having it at the wrong temperature. A warm room may feel cozy, but the benefits of sleeping in a cold environment vastly outweigh it. Keeping your room on the cooler side is something you will want to consider, as it will have a tremendous impact on the quality of your sleep. As tempting as it is to keep things warm, this may do you no favors. This