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Your Happiness Quota

Nowadays it would seem that pursuing happiness has become more of a challenge, somewhat of a chore one would say, because in all honesty reaching a state of happiness can be hard work. Many of us go through a number of struggles in our everyday life that make it difficult to feel happy the majority of the time. Show More Summary

Seriously, Unfollow #Fitspiration On Social Media

Image by jasonahowie, Flickr By UCLA Undergraduate Danielle de Bruin If you're like most college students, you're on social media whenever you have a few moments of free time. Whether you're in line at Starbucks or waiting for classShow More Summary

Coffee and Cancer?

You might have been surprised by the news coming out last week, announcing that the World Health Organization (WHO) found that coffee isn't carcinogenic after all. If I were in the coffee business I'd want this news item to get as little...Show More Summary

Don't Drink Milk? Here Are Some Great Alternatives

From an early age, we are taught to drink our milk, and it gets ingrained in our minds. We never stop to wonder why, we just know that it is expected of us. If you think about it, it seems pretty odd to drink the milk of another species. Show More Summary

The Scary Reason You Can't Accept A Compliment

Maybe you saw the viral photos of her fellow teens bursting into unexpected smiles, covering their faces in embarrassment, or struggling to manage the joy and disbelief of her kindness. Last year, photographer and teen-cum-sociologyShow More Summary

Breaking Down In Order To Grow

I'm currently listening to the audio book version of "Finding Your Own North Star" by Martha Beck. It's awesome, especially if you are feeling like something in your life needs to change or shift. I am in one of those stages right now,...Show More Summary

Getting Mental Health Care Shouldn't Be This Difficult

As the parents of an adult son who has struggled mightily with severe depression and addiction issues since he was a teenager, my wife and I have been through more health care and insurance ordeals in the last ten years than we can count. Show More Summary

Connecting Holistically Hip City Living To The Earth

I'm a New Yorker, attempting to be a holistically hip girl while living in a very un-holistic world! So what exactly is the definition of holistically hip? It's being confident enough within yourself to be and do the things you love, that benefit you mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Show More Summary

The Perils Of Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy was once the exception in psychiatry, now it seems to have become the rule. Patients frequently are taking 3,4, even 5 psych meds at one time. And often it's primary care doctors, not psychiatrists, who are doing the prescribing...Show More Summary

Why Would You Ignore Your Doctor's Orders?

Just recently I listened to someone asking her friend about why she was not following the advice given to her by her doctor while they were talking about some issue of treatment and it actually started me to thinking about those who do this. Show More Summary

How To Communicate Through The Stages Of Alzheimer's

Imagine your spouse, best friend or relative is diagnosed with dementia. This is someone who is close to you and with whom you've shared many memories. It can be jarring. I've seen and heard people talk about how they then avoid spending time with their loved one because they aren't sure what to say or how to react. Show More Summary

Trauma, Food Addiction, and "Painful" Pounds

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition For years I've listened to women and men recount an agonizing spectrum of verbal, emotional, and physical abuse and trauma that occurred during their childhood, often continuing through adolescence. Show More Summary

The Connection Between Gut Health And Sexual Arousal

Photographer: Craig White I think it's safe to say that we can all get a sense of what Hippocrates meant when he stated that "All disease begins in the gut." At some point in time we have all felt the disease of indigestion, gas, bloating, acid reflux, constipation, or diarrhea, whether mild or intense. Show More Summary

An Open Letter to My Former Psychiatrist: On Being Right

Dear Dr. Right, You were right. Ten years ago this August, I left your office with my husband, round belly bulging with my nearly full-term first child, cursing your name. It was our first appointment together and you basically told me I was going to fail. Show More Summary

The Good and Bad That Comes With Losing 10 Pounds After Giving Up Sugar for 6 Weeks

Photo by Alex Weiner Do you ever feel like your brain is so cloudy and you can't stop blanking out in the middle of class? It's possible that this is happening because you are ODing on sugar. Americans are consuming at least 19.5 teaspoons of sugar daily. Show More Summary

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Instead...Show More Summary

Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet? The Practice: Relax, you've arrived. Why? We spend so much of our time trying to get somewhere. Part of this comes from our biological nature. To survive, animals -- including us -- have to be goal-directed, leaning...Show More Summary

Quiet Please...: Filmmaker Jeffrey Scott Gould's New Misophonia Documentary Is Plenty To Chew On

Jeffrey Scott Gould was only 7 years old when he discovered one of his first sound triggers. He was taking a test and the kid sitting behind him kept sniffling. Simple sniffles could keep Jeff from learning. Since that time additional unbearable triggering sounds have been added to the list. Show More Summary

Breathe (You Have To!)

How many times has someone asked you to take a breath? To count to ten? To just "chill out" and breathe? It may feel condescending to be reminded to do one of the most simple human acts, but it's important. Yes, breathing keeps us alive. Show More Summary

Working 24/7 Is Sapping Our Souls

There is a very frustrating and disturbing trend going on right now in our country and it has been going on a for a while. Most people say that their boss expects them to be available 24 hours a day seven days a week. I'm often on client conference calls, and we hear strange background noises. Show More Summary

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