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tag: Mental Wellness

Time for a Brain Detox

Everybody talks about a healthy, strong, toned body, but, what about our brains? Our bodies are the houses for our souls. Therefore, our body is, indeed, a sacred temple. For so long, I did not und…

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Give Your First Chakra a Tune-Up!

First... what's a chakra? Chakras are measurable patterns of electromagnetic activity and centers for the reception, assimilation and transmission of life energies. Each chakra is associated …

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The Science Behind Gift-Giving (Infographic)

If you've ever wondered why giving someone the perfect gift (or even receiving one) makes you feel good, the answer is the science behind it. Neurological research suggests the good feeling of giving …

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Declare Your Independence from 4 Destructive Life Patterns

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are the ideals that are celebrated each Independence Day. But even though Americans do enjoy a great deal of freedom in our everyday lives, we are still all …

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Is Stress a Contributing Factor to Alzheimer’s?

Although much remains to be learned about the causes of mental decline, it has been well documented recently that stress is an important contributing factor, including to the development of Alzheimer'…

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7 Things You Donít (But Should) Know About Geriatric Psychiatrists

The term 'geriatric psychiatrist' may not be as ubiquitous as a regular psychiatrist, but these specially-trained experts in elder mental health have a vital role to play in the coming decades, as Ame…

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How Probiotics Affect Mental Health

Before Thorazine was invented in 1950, mental illness was often treated surgically. In fact, in 1949 the inventor of the lobotomy was awarded the Nobel Prize. Before tens of thousands were lobotomized…

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Neuticles: Fake Testicles for Your Pet

Okay, this takes the cake for being weird, as well as a bizarre use of up to $800 ó testicular implants for animals that have been neutered. The price depends on whether you buy small, medium or large…

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Let Your Heart Talk to Your Brain

Did you know that the heart contains a brain in its own right? What do researchers mean when they talk about heart-brain interactions? Why is it important to you?Researchers at the Institute of …

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How Does Your Family Deal With Anger?

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~Buddha You donít need your family, Dr. Phil, or even an expensive …

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