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Plan Before Bed for Better Sleep

Lying in bed, overthinking and over-planning rarely accomplishes anything but making you over-tired the next day.  It may be better to get those thoughts...

Nature Selfies Put You in Perspective

Have you ever wondered what a selfie can tell you about your mental health?  Taking selfies in nature can reveal a lot about your...

Random Words of Kindness

We could all use a little more kindness in our days (especially these days).  If you’re familiar with the concept of random acts of...

How Smartphones Created a New Anxiety Disorder

Do you remember the days before cell phones?  Not just the days before the internet was at the tip of our finger, anywhere, anytime;...

How to Lift Your Mood in Seconds

When you’re having a bad day and feeling sad, making this one easy move can turn it all around.  It’s the last thing you...

Be Real to Be Happy

They say, “hope for the best but prepare for the worst.”  Whether you’re a glass-is-half-full or half-empty personality, people of both opinions have experienced...

That Lonely Feeling & Your Brain

If loneliness is just a feeling produced by being physically distant from other human beings, why isn’t it cured by just being around other...

Outgoing or shy? It's Meat vs. Plants

We know there are introverts and extroverts, but could it be that what you eat influences these personality traits?  Scientists believe they have uncovered...

Beat Matching with Drums (Heartbeats, that is)

Music brings people together, but it’s on a whole other level than we were previously aware.  When drummers synchronize keeping on beats with other...

Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of Us: Compassion Fatigue Reduction Strategies

Watching the suffering or pain of our fellow humans is distressing, but at the root of the distress is an important word:  stress.  Stress...

What Makes Us Instantly Happy?

We are human-beings but so often become human-doings in our modern lifestyle.  Without a doubt, sometimes we also become human-buyings and succumb to desires...

Online Therapy for Depression Works

What’s the best next step after you’ve received counseling for symptoms of depression?  New research finds that an at-home, distance-based computer program aimed at...

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