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Mood Enhancement & Feeling Better

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12 Ways to Practice Mindfulness

Most people perform their daily tasks in a robotic state, doing what they need to do without giving it much thought. Memories of the past and worries about the future take up much of their time, with little attention paid to what they're doing in the moment. When you don't live fully in the present, you miss out on opportunities and possibl

The Health Benefits of Kindness

People seem to be getting ruder everywhere you go these days, from the supermarket and health club to the doctor's office. Tempers can flare even more online, as anyone who has frequented Facebook over the last few years can attest. Is there any cure for this rash of anger and self-absorption? And how can you handle rude people without imitatin

What’s the Difference Between Depression and the Blues?

According to the National Institute of Health, 6.7 per cent of American adults, or 16 million people in the U.S., suffer from major depression. Major, or clinical depression, is treated with counseling, lifestyle changes, and/or antidepressant drugs. Sadness and clinical depression are different. We all get the blues from time to time. If you'r

Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthier than Eating Meat?

We're lead to believe that eating meat is bad for you, and being a vegetarian or vegan provides innumerable health benefits and helps you live longer. But how true are all the articles about the virtues of a meat-free diet? The History of Vegetarianism Vegetarianism began in ancient India and ancient Greece. (The Greek mathematician Pythagoras

Foods and Herbs to Improve the Female Libido

In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration approved Addyi , a prescription pill for improving female libido. Sales for the drug have been poor, and the side effects; low blood pressure, fainting, interaction with alcohol, and dizziness make it risky for many patients.

Get in Shape Faster with Interval Training

Interval training, or high-intensity interval training (HIIT) may be the solution if you don’t have the time or patience for long workouts at the gym. An abbreviated version of your usual workout, it involves a few minutes of high-intensity exercise followed by a few minutes of low-intensity exercise or rest.    

How to Overcome Loneliness during the Holidays -- or Anytime

If Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of year, how come so many holiday songs are about loneliness? “Blue Christmas”, “Lonely This Christmas”, “Please Come Home for Christmas” and “If We Make It Through December” are just a few examples of popular songs about

Can Diet Reduce Stress? What You Should Know

Anxiety disorders affect 18% of the U.S. population, and only one-third receive formal treatment. These numbers don’t account for the everyday stress we all experience at work, school, while driving or taking care of family matters. The world is getting more stressful every day, but there are ways to deal with it without running away.

9 Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

All B-complex vitamins protect against cognitive decline, low energy and premature aging, but Vitamin B12 offers the most potent health properties. Essential for DNA metabolism, Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is water-soluble and can’t be stored in the body. You get it from the foods you eat, including red meat, eggs, cheese and yogurt.

12 Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Shortly after World War II, Ancel Keys, a researcher from the Mayo Foundation, studied the health and nutrition habits of 13,000 middle-aged men from the US, Japan, the Mediterranean region (including Greece and Crete), Yugoslavia, Finland and the Netherlands. The results showed the men from Crete had the best heart health.

14 Caffeine and Coffee Alternatives: Healthy Substitutes for Your Morning Java

If too much coffee gives you the jitters, or if you’re looking for a healthier way to perk up, try these caffeine and coffee alternatives. Some have a kinder, gentler version of caffeine, while others are caffeine-free.

What is Holistic Happiness?

Holistic happiness is a natural, long-lasting sense of joy or contentment. It's not something that many people experience for long periods of time. Our fast-paced, competitive world leaves many people stressed-out and in fear – fear of losing out on the next big thing, of not having enough money or material goods, and other superficia

Who Needs New Year’s Resolutions? Daily Resolutions are Better

About 45% of Americans usually make New Year's resolutions, but only 46% of them keep their resolutions six months or longer. That may be due to the pressure of committing to sweeping life changes without a manageable, daily plan. According to this WebMD article, you must give the rational part of you brain a workout to follow through on any go

How to Beat Holiday Depression

It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but many people spend December trying to beat holiday depression instead. Recognize the symptoms of the holiday blues. If you feel anxious, depressed and irritable, or suffer from headaches and upset stomach from November through New Year's, you might have holiday depression. Many fac

How to Heal Yourself with Chakra Balancing

Chakra balancing opens up blocked energy centers in the human body. This process releases tension and allows our bodies to function as an integrated whole, letting our physical, spiritual and emotional function at a high capacity. Chakra Balancing, Energy and Emotions In Sanskrit medicine, chakras are the energy centers in the human body. They regu

Probiotics for Depression

Many scientific studies have cited the importance of probiotics for depression. Probiotics, live microorganisms that benefit their host when dispensed in a proper amount, balance mood and reduce anxiety. These beneficial bacteria are located in the digestive system and are necessary to protect us from disease. Along with an adequate amount of vitam

8 Probiotic Foods to Reduce Depression

Eating probiotic foods to reduce depression can be as effective as antidepressants for some people – without the expense and side effects. Over the past few years, many news organizations and universities have featured research on gut bacteria and how it affects depression. Researchers at Ireland's University College Cork and McMaster

The Link between Gut Bacteria and Depression

The link between gut bacteria and depression is becoming more evident. New studies and articles in medical journals underscore the importance of maintaining healthy bacteria in the stomach to reduce the chance of clinical depression. Bad bacteria in one part of the body can affect the rest of our body in negative, and sometime dangerous, ways. Poor

Reduce Depression with Exercise

When you're depressed or anxious, you feel too drained to exercise or even move around. Recent research shows that you can reduce depression with exercise while improving diabetes, obesity and other health problems. Exercise releases endorphins, "nature's antidepressant", leaving people happier and calmer. Physical activ

10 Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

Demanding clients, tight deadlines and perfectionist bosses can turn a dream job into a nightmare. Projects that cause short-term job stress aren't a problem for most people, as the workplace returns to normal within a few days or weeks. Chronic stress on the job, such as never-ending workload, conflicting or unclear directions from super

Meditation for Anxiety

Meditation has grown from a counterculture phenomenon in the 1960s to a scientifically-studied alternative health aid in 2015. People in all walks of life practice meditation today to handle life's stresses better and prevent anxiety-driven diseases. Meditation for anxiety is one of the best ways to control your reaction to stress before it spi

Happiness Through Meditation

Many doctors are now prescribing meditation instead of antidepressants. Traditional medical practitioners have recommended meditation and other non-drug treatments for over six million Americans, according to a Harvard Medical School Report. Achieving happiness through meditation is a doable goal for everyone, whether you suffer from depression or

Summertime Blues: 10 Signs of Summer Depression

Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression triggered by the change of seasons. It usually manifests in most people in the winter, but reverse SAD, or summer-related depression, affects people differently. If you think you've got the summertime blues , here are ten signs of summer depression. 1. The Heat and Humidity Make You Feel Tired

What are the Benefits of B Complex Vitamins?

This in-depth article will give you an overview of all eight B-complex vitamins and the ways they contribute to mental and physical well-being.

How to Be Happy. 12 Surefire Steps to Kick the Blues and Learn How to Be Happy with Yourself

Consistent happiness must come from within. It may take practice to learn how to be happy with yourself, but once you are, you'll be more productive and attract more friends and luck into your life.

Here is Scientific Proof that Happiness is a Choice [Backed by Science]

Happiness isn't just for lucky people - happiness is a choice. And here's the science to back it up.

What are the Benefits of Antioxidants?

In this in-depth article you'll learn everything you need to know about the benefits of antioxidants and how they impact your health.

What You Need to Know about Vitamins for Stress and Anxiety

What You Should Know about Minerals and Vitamins for Stress Nutrition is one of the building blocks of good health, along with exercise, proper sleep and positive. Eating well is more important than ever when you’re feeling stressed. Ironically, when we’re stressed out we may turn to fast food, eat too much of the wrong things,

Take the Optimist’s Approach - Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Being on optimist improves physical as well as mental health and may even save your life!

8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood and Avoid Depression

Overcome mild to moderate depression with these natural methods and improve your overall health in the process!

Natural Remedies for Anxiety: What You Need to Know

If you've been feeling edgy or worried lately about some life event (or one that is yet to happen or may happen), you're not alone. In today's fast-paced, unsure world, feeling anxious once in a while is a given for most people. If that worry is sapping your strength or taking up time that could be spent on more productive activities,

Natural Mood Enhancement: All the Stats, Facts, and Data You'll Ever Need to Know

The media bombards consumers daily with information about nutritional supplements, including natural mood enhancing supplements. The experts seem to contradict one another, and it can all get confusing.

How to Explain Mood Enhancing Supplements to Your Mom

Your Mom knows all about vitamins and supplements for better health, but she probably doesn't that many of them can be used as natural mood enhancers. How to explain mood enhancing supplements to your Mom? Just show her the supplement facts on the bottle. She'll recognize the names, and may even use some of the herbs as home remedies.

An Introduction to Mood Enhancing Vitamins

We all know that vitamins are necessary for good physical health, but they contribute to mental and emotional health as well. Common vitamins like A, C, E and B-complex boost feelings of well-being.

11 Things About Natural Mood Enhancement Supplements You May Not Have Known

When you're feeling blue, using natural mood enhancement supplements can perk you. Here's 11 facts to improve your mood and feel better today.

Why are Mood Stablizers so Popular in Today's Culture?

Even though there are many natural mood stabilizing supplements, most people think of prescription drugs as the first choice for treating depression. Why?

7 Ways to Enhance Your Mood

You don't have to suffer in silence when you're feeling anxious or depressed. People who experience occasional mild to moderate depression or anxiety can benefit from a DIY, natural approach to feeling better. Here are 7 ways to enhance your mood that will also contribute to better physical health.

How to Reduce Stress, Improve Your Mood, and Better Your Health by Being Kind

You can't change the attitudes of others, but you can always change your own. Let's take a look at how you can reduce stress, improve your mood, and better your health by being mindful and kind to others around you.

Learn How to Enhance Your Mood and Laugh it Off with Humor and Health

We've always heard that laughter is the best medicine, and there's actually truth to the saying. Laughter has a direct impact on our health!

Want to Live Longer? Here's Why a Life of Gratitude is Beneficial for Your Physical and Mental Health

Over the centuries, many cultures have found gratitude is the key to longevity and good health. Learn more about how gratitude benefits you!

Here's Why Having Compassion is Great for Your Mood and Even Better for Your Health

Compassion makes us feel good and improves the lives of those around us, but did you know it's also good for your health?

What Does it Really Mean to Be Happy and How Can We Get There?

What is the secret of happiness? Here are five tips for living a life that will make you happy!

The Importance of Mental Exercise to Improve Mental Acuity and Memory Retention

Mental exercise is a great way to keep your mind sharp. It can also improve memory retention and stave off dementia and Alzeheimer's disease!

5 Natural Antidepressants that Will Improve Your Mood

There are a flood of depression-treating drugs on the market, but they often involve troublesome side effects. Here are a few natural antidepressants to balance your mood and help you feel amazing.

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