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World Mental Health Day 2017

Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace… Recent research found that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion in lost productivity each year. Perhaps that’s why the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017 is “mental health in the workplace.” After all, we spend a lot of our time at work, and realizing […]

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Brain and Mental Health Benefits of Dreaming

I’ve always been fascinated by dreaming and the science of dreams. My dreams are so vivid and realistic it really feels like I enter another world when I sleep. The other night I had a dream that I was sitting on a boat in the middle of a lake, watching the sunrise. In that moment, […]

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Brain Imaging Study Shows Yoga May Protect Against Cognitive Decline

A new imaging study has found that elderly female yoga practitioners have greater cortical thickness in the left prefrontal cortex, in areas associated with cognitive functions like attention and memory. The results suggest that yoga could be a way to protect against cognitive decline in old age.

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Traumatic Childhood Tied to More Health Care Services as Adult

A new study has found that people who suffered multiple types of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) — such as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, or other stresses, such as living in a household with domestic violence or with adult substance abuse or mental illness — are more than twice as likely to use hospital emergency […]

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When to be Assertive, When to Hold Your Tongue

It’s important to be authentic, but in our relationships, we need to also be smart. We need to be strategic. Expressing every thought and feeling we have doesn’t serve us, or our connections with others.

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