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.

How to Improve Your Home and Well-being with Himalayan Salt Lamps

With the changing of seasons, come increased allergies, colds, the flu virus, and the dreaded “winter blues.” You may do your part to prevent these conditions with proper handwashing, diet, rest, and exercise for example, but there happens to be another relaxing and fun way to increase your well-being and prevent illness, Himalayan salt lamps. Himalayan salt lamps are a great addition to…

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Study: Marijuana Helps Smokers Cope with Negative Emotions

When it comes to marijuana, there are many different patterns of use. For those who smoke on a regular basis, there may be surprising reasons for this frequency. In fact, the reason may just be that marijuana smokers encounter less negative feelings when partaking of this herb. The reason for the reduction in negative feelings is the chemical THC. This chemical actually increases the…

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The Mind-Body Connection and the Feldenkrais Method: How Exercise Can Improve Your Wellbeing

We've all been there at some point or another; one day we try to get up from the bed and its system shutdown. A neck strain, or a back pain, or a nerve tugging in all the wrong places, or stiffness in the joints and muscles can start one day and go on forever, bringing down your mood and general health. Not to…

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5 Amazing Health Benefits of Meditation, According to Scientific Studies

It is a wide-known fact that meditation is a powerful tool against stress, fatigue and anxiety, but did you know that it has some amazing health benefits? However, numerous scientific studies have shown that mindfulness meditation not only makes you relaxed and helps you unleash your inner potential but also significantly benefits your health and affect your body on a physical and even…

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Lessons from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT has long been a favorite of psychologists and therapists worldwide. If you went to see your family doctor because of problems with stress or anxiety it is highly likely that they would recommend a program of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Despite this, some of the simple techniques from CBT that you can make use of for yourself are not…

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Can Pets Really Enhance Mental Health and Wellbeing?

 It’s thought that about 450 million people worldwide have a mental health problem and, closer to home, one in four British adults will experience some sort of mental disorder each year – with depression and anxiety the most widespread. Along with more traditional treatments such as talking therapies and medication, Caroline Griffith, animal well-being expert and Communications Manager at natural and raw pet food manufacturer Natures…

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How to use Mindfulness Meditation to get a Better Night’s Sleep

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation has been increasingly adopted by the western world as evidence of its benefit has spread. As well as hundreds of years of endorsement by the Buddhist monks who utilize mindfulness meditation on a daily basis, western medicine has conducted empirical research into mindfulness meditation that shows how it can be beneficial for us all on a practical…

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Is Pain Real or Is It All In Your Head? Neuroscience Explains

“Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air. We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.” ~C. Joybell Do you remember growing up,…

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5 Meaningful Methods of Meditation You Should Practice Daily

There’s a myriad of methods for meditation. Some are easy and some are difficult. All require daily practice to perfect. Here are five of the most popular methods of meditation and what they each bring to the Meditation Table. Here’s why You Should Mix them for Maximum Mindfulness. MINDFULNESS, OR SPIRITUAL METHOD: A most popular method comes from Buddhist meditation practice of Vipassana.…

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Art as a Therapy for your Mind and Soul

“The task of therapy is not to eliminate suffering but to give a voice to it, to find a form in which it can be expressed. Expression is itself transformation; this is the message that art brings. The therapist then would be an artist of the soul, working with sufferers to enable them to find the proper container for their pain, the form…

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