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Increased Alcohol Use in US
Increased Alcohol Use in the US
August 14, 2017

A detailed and impressive study finds dramatically increased alcohol use disorders in the US in the past decade. Between 2001-2002 and…

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Yoga Practice Five Reasons
5 Reasons to Start a Yoga Practice – Gina
August 7, 2017

Yoga can be an incredible tool in well-being and recovery, why not check out the five reasons to start a yoga…

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Exercise Solutions
Exercise Solutions to Roadblocks
June 20, 2017

I was inspired to write this post on exercise solutions by a wonderful article in BP Hope that not only talks…

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Exercise for Health
April 21, 2017

Exercise is essential to healthy life. It offers multiple rewards. It improves mood, lowers blood pressure, and improves blood cholesterol levels….

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Happy Acts by Gina
March 4, 2017

The Happy Acts Challenge Did you know that giving can activate the reward centers of the brain? We think regularly about…

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4 Ways You Can Help a Loved One Cope with Addiction and Mental Illness
October 31, 2016

Mental illness and addiction co-occur more than some people may think. People with a mental illness are more likely to abuse…

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Exercise Dose – Update
May 4, 2016

A couple of months ago a writer who we have collaborated with in this blog (Eric) wrote an article summarizing some…

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Intermittent Fasting and Brain Health
March 14, 2016

Conventional wisdom, especially in the realm of diet and health, often turns out not to be right. Conventional wisdom (as it…

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TV Watching Leads to Impaired Cognition
March 11, 2016

How can we build up foundational, long-lasting healthy habits while young? We know it’s important—a perennial question, if not one we…

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Aerobic Exercise Stimulates Neuron Growth
February 19, 2016

Moderate aerobic exercise appears to be the best form of exercise to stimulate neuron growth. One of the great challenges facing…

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Psychiatric Disorders Are A World Public Health Problem
January 13, 2016

How can we start to better intervene with individuals facing psychiatric disorders in an effort to improve global health? Visibility is…

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Awe Reduces Inflammation
December 6, 2015

What if you knew that the experience of awe could measurably improve your health, would you approach the world differently today?…

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Poor Health Predicts Bipolar Outcomes
November 21, 2015

John has not been doing well. He used to be optimistic about all challenges and, although he had ups and downs,…

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Sense of Purpose and Health
June 21, 2015

Might your sense of purpose and motivation in life decrease your visits to the hospital? – a blog post by Eric…

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Mediterranean Diet is Anti Aging
February 24, 2015

The Mediterranean Diet appears to have an anti aging effect in a just published study. The study, in the December 2014…

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Sleeping at the Right Time
October 23, 2014

Sleeping can become a major preoccupation at times of stress, or when one is depressed, or when the seasons change, as…

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Lithium Health Benefits – Link to GPS
September 17, 2014

Several members of this forum sent me an e-mail with a link to an article that appeared in the New York…

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Fatigue and Depression or Bipolar
August 25, 2014

Fatigue is a common symptom in people with recurrent depression or bipolar. And in fact a common symptom in the general…

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Foundations of Wellbeing
August 23, 2014

Rick Hanson’s Foundations of Wellbeing online seminar is going to help many people enjoy better, richer, happier lives. As regular readers…

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Self-Esteem: A Key Aspect of Mental Health
July 20, 2014

Much has been written about the topic of “self-esteem.” Sometimes the idea almost seems like one of those “buzz” words that…

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