Gut and Mind Connection

Our bodies are made up of a complex web of interconnected, interdependent systems. And until recently, this was thought to be a top-down system. That is, the brain sends its signals and the rest of the body follows. But recent research shows that this isn’t really the...

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About Depression

More than just a temporary feeling of sadness or moodiness, the causes of depression can vary greatly. Depression can come without warning or any notable life event. For others, it could be triggered by trauma. And while some could be genetically predisposed to this...

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Inability to Fall and Stay Asleep

10 common mistakes in fighting 'coronasomnia' -- the inability to fall and stay asleep By Sandee LaMotte Updated 3:00 AM ET, Sun March 14, 2021 Create new calming habits – Good sleep hygiene, say the experts, also looks at your basic lifestyle habits. So, for example,...

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Reduce Anxiety Using ‘54321’

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment. But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the potential to pull our brains free from the anxiety by grounding us in the present. The “5-4-3-2-1” tool is a simple yet...

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A Suicide during the Pandemic

“Covid’s not just killing people by the disease. It’s killing people by depression and suicide,” Dylan Buckner’s father said, adding that no one should feel ashamed if they need help. Dylan Buckner, 18, died by suicide in January. It is unclear whether the pandemic...

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Look for the Good

A few years ago I left the gym after a morning workout and my car would not start.  I was in a hurry and I had lots of work to do at the office.  Yet, all I could do at that moment was to walk to work.  It was about a mile and it was the fastest way to get to work at...

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