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Can You Feel the Swing?

When jazz and swing music first hit the radio, people could tell it was different than other music genres.  It had a feel to...

Art is Good for Your Heart

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a painting or piece of artwork worth?   A recent study delved into that question...

What We Learn About Empathy through Brains

Empathy is a quality which allows a person to relate to and feel someone else's emotions as if they were their own.  It differs...

Make Time for Breakfast for Mental Health

There are many reasons breakfast is quotably the most important meal of the day, and you can add mental health to the top...

Spiritual Retreats Change Neurotransmitters

Is it possible to see what’s happening in the brains of people who are engaged in spiritual practices?  Would their brains give...

Music’s 13 Feelings

Is it possible to sum up all the feelings that music can evoke?  A study surveyed people in China and America to...

Loneliness and the Elderly

Recently, there has been a lot of publicity about a “loneliness” epidemic sweeping through the older generations.  While it serves a purpose to...

Why a Spiritual Journal is Important

We write down all of our appointments, our lists, even the food we’ve eaten--but when was the last time we stopped to write down...

Why you shouldn't trust free healers online

The internet can be a great resource for anyone looking for connections to people offering services to provide healing.  It can also be a...

Resveratrol May Help Depression and Anxiety

Resveratrol is best-known as a beneficial compound found in red wine, and this antioxidant has recently added another benefit to its list:  it may...

Your Brain Matter & Lack of Sleep

Have you ever wondered why some people can live on less sleep than others, and yet you or people you may know seem extremely...

Pre-surgical music reduces need for Pain-killers

The power of music has been reinforced with a recent meta-analysis study published last month. The team of physicians investigated if listening to music...

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High-fat Meals & Concentration

It may not just be a 3 p.m. slump if you find yourself foggy after lunch, particularly when you eat a take-out...

Why You Can't Hear While Asleep

Have you ever fallen asleep at a party? Or slept right through a noisy event? What are our brains doing to...

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: ...

Why You Need Vitamin D, Especially Now

Vitamin D:  it’s an essential part of a multi-vitamin or a supplement routine.  Now, more than ever, the role of Vitamin D...