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This Is How Team Sports May Alter Your Brain For Better Mental Health

Kids who did this showed fewer depressive symptoms. …

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We Might Soon Be Able To Suppress Bad Memories Using Anesthetics

It might help people struggling with their mental health—but we should proceed with caution. …

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An Integrative Dermatologist Explains Why Your Skin & Mental Health Are So Connected

An integrative dermatologist explains the mind-skin connection and the world of psychodermatology. …

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Young People’s Mental Health Issues Skyrocketed Over The Last Decade—Here’s Why

Teens’ and young adults’ mental health has gotten progressively worse. …

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6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health

You’re reading 6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

When was the last time you were with family or friends and didn’t check your Facebook or Instagram feed? When you’re at a nice restaurant, do you pay more attention on clicking a picture of the food than eating it? When you upload photos, do you feel stressed if you don’t get a significant number of likes or comments?
Technology can be a great thing, but there is also a flip-side. The overuse of social media can have harmful consequences. Below are 6 ways in which social media can negatively impact your mental health.
1. Leads to Productivity Drain
While social media might help us connect more easily with others throughout the day, it can also distract our attention from the task at hand and get in…

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Feel A Depressive Episode Coming? Try This

It won’t heal your depression, but it can help soften a negative emotional reaction. …

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Why I took a break from Facebook?

You’re reading Why I took a break from Facebook?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Facebook, a social networking platform founded by Mark Zuckerberg has around 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018 (source Wikipedia). I joined Facebook in October 2007, and I was compulsively posting every minute detail of my life. From birthday wishes to photo albums with my friends and family.
I joined Facebook because you had to be on it or there was FOMO! Over the next few years, I was on Facebook for the sole reason that social media was now my bread and butter. I was a social media marketer, creating Facebook pages for clients and writing social media posts to grab the user’s attention.
I was addicted to it – followed thousands of brands, tried and tested every app and developed app ideas myself….

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Your Work Schedule Might Be Putting You At Risk For Depression

New research suggests you really need to protect your downtime. …

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Keeping Secrets Can Hurt Your Mental Health, But Here’s How To Stop It

Three ways to let go of shame. …

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Your Gut Has More Sway On Your Mental Health Than You Think, Study Says

Your gut may be making you depressed, study says. …

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Unthreading Anxiety

You’re reading Unthreading Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

I was born in the middle of a war zone. One of my earliest memories is of a bomb falling near our house on an otherwise quiet day. So wholly unexpected it freaked the hell out of me. And this is how my friendship with anxiety was born.
I went through life having a sensibly over-alert nervous system trying to keep me alive, even long after the war was over. In medical terms you might call this PTSD or generalized anxiety, I personally don’t identify with those concepts at all.
I don’t see my being or experience in the world as pathological or requiring medical intervention. This is true for me, but it may not be true for others. I’m not opposed to psychiatry or medical interventions. It has simply been…

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Here’s Why Deep Sleep Is More Important Than Hours Of Sleep

New Study Linking Deep Sleep to Alzheimer’s Proves Quality of Sleep is Greater Than Quantity …

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The Healing Power of Nature: How Walking in the Rain Saved My Life

“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” ~Nietzsche
A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences found that a ninety-minute walk in nature slows our worried, troublesome thoughts about ourselves and our lives. Even better, it reduces …
The post The Healing Power of Nature: How Walking in the Rain Saved My Life appeared first on Tiny Buddha. …

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A Wee Wiggle in my Journey to Family

You’re reading A Wee Wiggle in my Journey to Family, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Many of us have faced depression, struggled with low self-esteem, and other debilitating mental health challenges. My own journey with depression was a result of growing up with a rare blood disorder and being told I could never have children of my own. This completely changed my dreams of what family and life meant. Years later I suffered with a rare soft tissue sarcoma, yet, baffling the best of doctors, I survived. I’m a tough nut to crack!
My book, Falling into Faith, A Journey to Freedom, is a candid and honest account of my journey. I detail the struggles of living with constant pain and disease, and the power associated with learning to forgive and break free from the heavy chains that encumber and…

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The 11 Best Natural Treatments For Depression & Low Mood

The best supplements for depression, including CBD oil, ashwagandha, and St. John’s wort. …

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I’m A Wellness Blogger—And I’m On Medication For My Anxiety

And guess what? I’m OK with it. …

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Instead of Watching TV After Work, Do These 10 Fruitful Things

You’re reading Instead of Watching TV After Work, Do These 10 Fruitful Things, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

After dealing with hectic meetings, listening to irritating bosses and making your way through the long traffic, you just want to sit comfortably on your couch and switch on the TV. You either switch to your favorite TV show or keep browsing through the endless number of channels till you find something entertaining to watch, but do you think that this is the right way to use your precious time?
In this fast-paced life, finding time for yourself has now become quite difficult. Long working hours, traffic on every corner and having always a lot your plate has minimized the free time for everyone and therefore, instead of wasting this precious time in watching TV just for the purpose of entertainment, you…

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Combating Addiction With Hypnosis

You’re reading Combating Addiction With Hypnosis, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Hypnosis is more than what you have seen on television or part of a magic show. Despite the stigma, hypnotherapy has been used to treat insomnia, fear, anxiety and has been considered a breakthrough in addiction treatment.
Addiction has gotten a reputation as a disease that cannot be cured. It’s common knowledge that once an addict, always an addict. Even if an addict has been sober for years, there is a relatively strong chance they will relapse at some point.
We see evidence for this all the time. Those of us who have suffered from addiction, or are close to someone who has, know that rehabs are crowded with second, third, or fourth-timers.
If you don’t personally know someone who has struggled with addiction, you’ve at least seen high profile celebrities…

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Stressed? Anxious? Here’s How To Lower Cortisol Levels

Are your cortisol levels under control? …

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Have Anxiety? You Need To Do This One-Week Zero Caffeine Test

You might not even realize what role caffeine is playing in your symptoms. …

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How To Find A Mother Figure When Your Mom Has a Mental Illness

You’re reading How To Find A Mother Figure When Your Mom Has a Mental Illness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

My name is Ally Golden and I wrote my memoir, A Good Soldier, about my relationship with my mother, who suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. Because of her disease, my mother and I never had a normal relationship. The love she gave was never without strings attached. Her affections depended on the amount of attention I paid to her and her mood on the given day. Our relationship was not all bad, I know what characterizes a good mom from her good moments: comforting me through the injustices of middle school friendships and advocating on my behalf to choral instructors. However, the intermittent tastes of good parenting only left me wanting more. For most of my life, I have…

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The Connection Between Mental Health and Food

You’re reading The Connection Between Mental Health and Food, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

For people who struggle with mental illness, food can have all sorts of positive and negative meanings. Certain foods can help or hinder maintaining a healthy emotional state, others can trigger unhealthy spirals: They can contribute to specific mental health issues that can cause dramatic changes in eating habits — which can further exacerbate those psychological problems.
It’s important to mention that food alone doesn’t fix mental health issues, and anyone who tells you otherwise is probably trying to sell you something. However it’s an extremely important part of our daily lives that affects mood, energy, and gut chemistry, and it’s often involved with triggers or symptoms related to mental illness. So as a potent method of self-care, mental health maintenance, and healing over time, food…

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How To Have A Healthy Brain For Life — According To The Latest Science

Throw out the Sudoku and do this instead. …

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Carbs, Climate Change & Fasting: This Is The Future Of Brain Health

Are carbs good or bad for the brain? …

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Olivia Munn Opens Up About Struggling with Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

She wants to raise awareness for the mental illness. …

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