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Mental Health Tag

How could this be? We’ve all been faced with two reports of celebrity suicide in the last week. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, both beloved for their creativity and contribution to the world, are now gone. Snuffed from existence by their own hands. It’s inexplicable and horrifying....

Why integrity is the essence of everything successful. Of course, you know that integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. That's why the essence of everything successful is built on it. You can't build a strong foundation and structure on shifting...

Mindfulness is a buzzword right now. It calls up images of “seekers” sitting cross legged and touching their fingertips. But really, you can practice mindfulness anywhere, any time. Quite simply, mindfulness is intentionally focused attention. You can focus on your breath or your thoughts. You can focus...

Learn To Cool Your Jets Through Integration of Your Brain The best, and simplest way to achieve peace of mind or improve your relationships is to focus on integrating the different components of your brain and your personal connections. In your brain, you create links between...

To explain why therapy groups are good for your mental health, I first need to tell you some basic things about your evolutionary history, your brain, and your nervous system. As mammals, we're wired to live in social groups We evolved that way because we were a...

"The Paranoid Is Never Entirely Mistaken"                                                                                ...

Did anyone ever tell you that if  you didn't "get that look off your face" it would stick that way? Well, they weren't all wrong because unexpressed emotions can stress the muscles. When you force yourself to hold in a feeling by contracting your muscles, you...

Understanding the connection between physical ailments and emotional issues can be as simple as understanding that depression will lower your metabolism. A good way to alleviate the symptoms of depression is by breathing more, and more deeply. This will also increase your metabolism, as the extra...

It's not "mental health." It's uncontrolled anger. Since the general term “mental health” is being erroneously substituted in discussions lately for the specific problem of uncontrolled anger, I’ve decided to beat the drum of anger management. As I’ve said before, violence is not the result of “mental...

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