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

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…

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

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…

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Cyclothymia: the Symptoms, Causes and Diagnostic Criteria

Cyclothymia, also known as a cyclothymic disorder, is a mental disorder that involves periods of symptoms of depression and periods of symptoms of hypomania. These symptoms, however, are not sufficient to be a major depressive episode or a hypomanic episode. Symptoms must last for more than one or two years. The cause is unknown. Risk factors include a family history of bipolar disorder.…

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: a Powerful Mental Tool

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies. It was originally created to be a relapse-prevention treatment for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD). Focus on MDD and cognitive processes distinguish MBCT from other mindfulness-based therapies. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), for example, is a more…

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6 Powerful Hand Acupressure Points That Can Heal Ailments

The body is an incredible thing, one amazing feature is the built-in pain management system you have in yourself. Many ailments can be dealt with just through certain areas in the body we call acupressure points. Think of your body as a house. There is a full electrical system wired throughout it and there are various points around the body that are like…

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9 Early Signs of Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults

Mental illness presents many signs. For teens and adults, the signs of bipolar disorder can sometimes be hard to detect. I was 18 years old when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At that time, Before my diagnosis, I assumed my actions were just part of my characteristics. Those characteristics were probably the reason for many of the disastrous incidents from my earlier…

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What Is Eckhart Tolle’s Pain Body and How It Can Help You Heal

Eckhart Tolle’s pain body had been weighing him down for almost all thirty years of his life, until a night in 1977. For almost thirty years, ever since he could remember, he was burdened with this sinister, palpable baggage of negative energy. But on that night, when Eckhart Tolle's pain body had brought him to the brink of despair, he suddenly had an…

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Interior Design Tips and Ideas That Will Help You Cope with Depression

Implementing certain interior design tips can have a positive effect on your emotional state and even help you cope with depression. But before we list our feel-good interior design tips and ideas, let’s talk about depression. We thankfully live in an age where depression is being taken seriously as an illness. Gone are the days where the default answer was to, “Suck it…

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary and What Factors Contribute to It?

A drinking problem is one which people who crave alcohol wish they didn't have. Is alcoholism hereditary or is it caused by other factors? Alcohol consumption is dangerous when it becomes excessive. We explore whether alcoholism is hereditary and list the factors that contribute to excessive drinking. This article suggests a few ways to help your loved ones cope with alcoholism as well. What…

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11 Effects of Smoking Weed on Your Brain and Body Functions

Marijuana. The mention of this plant sparks a debate. Being clear about the effects of smoking weed is wise. We discuss the properties of marijuana, how people use it, and what it does to your body once you’ve consumed it. Properties of Cannabis People smoke weed, either recreationally or for medical purposes. It's a psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant. The primary psychoactive…

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