Mind-Body Healing

Mind-Body Healing

This Time-Tested Technique Can Help You Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep?

Our stress levels and the quality of our sleep are deeply, intimately linked. Without adequate sleep, our mental and emotional wellbeing becomes compromised and...

Five Ways Companion Animals Boost Your Health

Many of us have personal anecdotes about how our pets improved—or even saved—our lives. Numerous studies offer quantitative evidence of the health benefits of...
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This  Simple Trick Rewires Your Brain for Happiness

Psychologists often used imagery techniques to help patients, especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), overcome negative emotions. According to a recent study, we...
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This is Your Brain on Fear … and What to Do About It

Fear and anxiety are ancient and useful emotions. These deeply-encoded feelings help keep us safe—for instance, when our “fight-or-flight” response shapes how we respond...
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Laughter Can Help to Prevent and Even Treat Heart Disease?

Philosopher Bertrand Russell once described laughter as “the most inexpensive and most effective wonder drug.” He may not have meant this literally, but recent...

Rewire Your Brain for Happiness With Two Proven Techniques

Being depressed can feel like being stuck in a bleak, hopeless loop. No matter what you try, you can’t convince your brain to reengage...
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Social Isolation May Be the Most Serious Public Health Hazard of the 21st Century?

We now have the ability to connect almost immediately to anyone, anywhere, anytime, but the number of people who feel socially isolated is rising....

How Reading Boosts Brain Power and Protects Brain Health

The more you use your brain, the more your thinking capacity expands. This is one of those deceptively simple facts. On the surface, it...
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This Breathing Technique Helps Alleviate Depression in Just One Session

A growing body of evidence shows that a breathing-based meditation practice called Sudarshan Kriya can help to lift depression and release negative emotions. Sundarshan Kriya...