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Textual Healing: Can You Message Your Way to Mental Health?

“Please ask our therapist a question now...” appears in a text box. I don’t know what to type. This day, like most days, I feel pretty neutral. But as soon as I start typing just a few sentences, I re…


How Your Diet May Be Shrinking Your Brain

You might want to rethink that next cola and hamburger as these foods may be shrinking your brain. New research in the online journal BMC Medicine found that the Standard American Diet (SAD) can cause…


3 Visual Experiences That Can Improve Your Health

Your eyes have more of an impact on your overall health than you might realize. And I'm not talking about getting your eyes checked by an optometrist regularly, using protective eyewear when you're ou…


5 Ways Yoga May Benefit Seniors

We’ve all heard that yoga is good for us. But while yoga magazines and videos are often filled with young people with perfect bodies, the gentle physical exercise has many advantages for those of us g…


5 Unexpected Ways the Fall Weather Benefits Your Health

In many people's minds, fall doesn't exactly strike them as being one of the "healthiest" seasons. Once the shorter days and cooler weather are in full swing, all those fun summer activities tend t…


Stop Trying to Escape Your Life

The other day my friend told me her family goes on “adventures” not “vacations.” “Vacations,” she said, “makes it sound like we are vacating our life.” The concept struck me powerfully. How often are…


Hiking Can Improve Your Health In More Ways Than One

Autumn, while signaling the end of long summer days and steamy summer nights, brings with it its own beauty and wonder. The changing colors of the leaves and crisp, cool smell of autumn are just two r…


Death to Multitasking

I love going to Mexico. For every task, there is a “guy” who does it. They do not have jack-of-all-trades handymen. If you are working on your house, you do not call one person, but have to contact a …


Mental Illness and Gun Violence: Stigmatizing People Isn’t the Answer

The other day I saw a picture of a billboard stating “Over 40M Americans suffer from mental illness. Some can access care... all can access guns.” My first thought was: Can we not? The message started…


Your Guide to A Stress-Free Back-to-School Season (Infographic)

With the days of summer dwindling at an alarming pace, it is important to soak up all the last minute relaxation you can get. Even if your children (or even you!) are back in school, that doesn't mean…


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