(Marco Torres) Unlike with alcohol or nicotine, pharmacological options are not available to individuals addicted to cocaine. However, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham believe the tool to help individuals treat their addiction may very well exist in nature.
by Justin Deschamps, In the modern world, the scents we are exposed to have been carefully designed to hijack a deeply ingrained process for storing core memories, along with other vital functions. In the following Ted Talk, a perfumer named Holladay Saltz discusses just how important smell is in human life. The olfactory process—our sense […]
(Earl Garcia) Lack of sleep may do more than induce a “spaced out” feeling as recent research published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry found that sleep deprivation may lead to the persistence of repetitive negative thoughts. Researchers at the State University of New York at Binghamtonexplained that repetitive negative thinking occurs when a person focuses on distressing and unhelpful thoughts and stimuli, which in turn may result in a decreased quality of life and the onset of mental health problems associated with depression and anxiety.
(Jennifer Giustra-Kozek, LPC, NBCC) Every day in the headlines we hear about another school shooting or another teen suicide. What is going on? Why aren’t we getting to the bottom of this? What are we doing to help prevent the next tragedy? As I learn about another, I get more and more frustrated that nothing is changing.
(Justin Deschamps) Is the ego bad? Is it something we should be trying to get rid of? Before we answer those questions, perhaps we should be asking, what is the ego in the first place? The following article sheds some interesting insights into these questions as well as the practices that have been developed over the years on how to transcend the ego.
(Janine Acero) One of the most essential human experiences involves the desire for sexual activity. Libido, colloquially known as sex drive, pertains to a person’s sexual desires. Sex drive can be determined and influenced by the desire for pleasure, sexual identity, affection, intimacy, as well as socio-cultural, emotional, and cognitive factors. Studies have been conducted on the various factors that affect sex drive and sexual behavior, and one study, published in the journal Nutrire, particularly focused on the effects of herbal medicine on the libido.
(Zoey Sky) Do you hate being criticized, even if it’s for valid reasons? If you think it’s upsetting to receive criticism, you might have to learn how to stop being defensive.
(Hilde Larsen) One thing I learned the very hard way during my long and diligent path from chronic illness back to health, is that the body feels like crap when the adrenal glands are not happy and strong. To me, this is the missing link in any discussion about health. That we will detoxify and heal through eating clean and whole foods is obvious; that we might be hurting ourselves even more deeply by not addressing the stress factors in our lives… not so much.
(B.N. Frank) There are more reports coming out from a variety of sources that overusing technology can cause addiction and other mental health issues in kids and adults. This is not a new issue. The latest heartbreaking story involves a 9-year-old UK girl:
(Joe Jarvis) “Murphy also included the District of Columbia in his research, and found it had a psychopathy level far higher than any other state. But this finding is an outlier, as Murphy notes, as it’s an entirely urban area and cannot be fairly compared with larger, more geographically diverse, US states. That said, as Murphy notes, “The presence of psychopaths in District of Columbia is consistent with the conjecture found in Murphy (2016) that psychopaths are likely to be effective in the political sphere.””
(Zoey Sky) Do you remember any of your dreams when you wake up in the morning? Or do you feel frustrated when you can’t recall anything but incoherent fragments? Related MIT Student Builds Device to Harness the Creative Power of Dreams Source – Natural News by Zoey Sky, June 9th, 2018 According to a study, eating foods like bananas, […]
(Zoey Sky) If you suffer from stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), therapeutic rocking can help ease your symptoms.
(Carol Anderson) It’s said that being in rural areas has enormous benefits to our physical health. We’ve also been told that growing up in an environment where we’re exposed to animals and nature reduces the risk of developing asthma and some other diseases.
(Victoria Fann) According to the National Science Foundation, the average person thinks about twelve thousand thoughts per day, whereas the deeper thinker has fifty thousand thoughts daily. Our range is rather small. You might not notice this until you start to pay attention to these thoughts. Once you do, you’ll notice that a large percentage of those thoughts are not only repetitive, but they are also negative.
(Carol Anderson) It’s great that more people are becoming aware of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how it affects those who were diagnosed with it. Recently, an addition to the list of PTSD effects has been added by researchers – one that is a bit more alarming than the others.