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New Proof on Anti-Aging Techniques from Stanford University Study

October 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

According to new research by Stanford University, stressed girls will age more quickly. Girls who are at risk of depression have higher stress rates and shorter telomeres—a marker for aging – than their low-risk peers. This proves what has long been suspected. But what is new is that we now know that stress caused changes in the body, rather than the other way around. Of course, this also means that stress prevention is key to slowing the aging rate, which was suspected before but not proven until now. Stanford university psychologists studied girls at risk of developing depression and found that these girls had higher stress rates and higher levels of the hormone cortisol, which increases the aging rate. The girls also had telomeres that were shorter by the equivalent of six years in adults. Telomeres are caps on the ends of chromosomes. Every time a cell divides the telomeres [...]

How To Avoid Depression After Weight Loss

October 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s the absolute last thing you expect to happen. You work hard trying to lose weight. You lose 100lbs. You should be happy, right? Then why are so many women experiencing depression after weight loss? The problem is that all the time we are losing weight we are telling ourselves I’m going to be beautiful. You tell yourself you’ll look like those women on TV and in magazines. You sweat your butt off (literally) until you’re the perfect weight. And then you look in the mirror. You just don’t look like you thought you would. You were supposed to be beautiful. When you got down to the right weight, you were supposed to have perfect skin, amazing hair, a killer body… but somehow, you’re not satisfied. It doesn’t matter what other people tell you. They can tell you you look beautiful all day, but some part of you won’t listen. [...]

Overcoming the death of a parent with Art Therapy

October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Inspiring quote about overcoming the death of a parent     It’s been a few months since my father passed away. Anyone who has experienced the death of a parent knows full well how harrowing it is. It feels as though your spirit has been severed in two. When my father died, at first I didn’t believe it. His death was an accident and a shock. I denied it. It took time to accept the truth. Then came a period of grieving. The pain slowly—too slowly—dies down. Today, the wound is still open and at times I will weep. What I really need, for myself and for my family, is to be able to truly let go of those emotions. I need to allow my father to be in heaven. Grieving is not easy. As a meditation teacher, I’ve had many people say to me “Well, surely you know [...]

Pessimism, Optimism, And Realism: Which Is Best?

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.” – James Branch Cabell People have long argued over pessimism. They ask “Is pessimism good  / bad/ or is it just realism?” It’s long been believed that happiness and optimism are related, and for obvious reason. If we’re thinking happy thoughts surely we will feel happy. Many people subscribe to this belief, thinking that the happier they make themselves think the happier they’ll feel. And then on the other side of the coin you get the “realists” who generally poo-hoo the positivity movement. The realists don’t assume the best. They believe that being entirely realistic is what matters. They want to be aware of the potential pitfalls in everything, and will actively go about finding the negative side of thinks. They force pessimism on themselves. Research conducted by Julie Norem, [...]

The Shocking Facts About Online Harrassment

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Recent research conducted by Pew Research has revealed shocking new facts about online harassment. According to the research 73% of adult internet users have experienced harassment online at some point in their life, with 40% being the actual victim of it. Research identified six different types of online harassment:- 60% of internet users have been called offensive names 53% have seen others intentionally embarrass people 25% had witness a sustained period of harassment 19%said they witnessed sexual harassment 18% said they had seen someone be stalked   Those people who said that they had personally experience (been the victim of) online harassment revealed that:- 27% of internet users have been called offensive names 22% have had someone try to purposefully embarrass them 8% have been physically threatened 8% have been stalked 7% have been harassed for a sustained period 6% have been sexually harassed   Online harassment can be split [...]

You’re Stronger Than You Think–How To Be Self Empowered

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

When American industrialist Henry For said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right” he really did hit the nail on the head. As his inspiring quote implies, the best way how to be self empowered is to believe in yourself. But it’s not that easy for many people. Some psychologists believe that there are only two perspectives that people have on life. One perspective has the individual as the victim, the other as an owner. Victims are far more commonplace. These individuals believe that they are at the mercy of external factors. Perhaps they believe, for instance, that their career is at the mercy of their boss. This belief is highly demotivational. They don’t believe they’re in control of their own worlds so why even bother trying? The victim is the opposite of personal empowerment. If you want to become self empowered, then you nee to [...]

The Health Benefits of Cherries

July 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cherries

The health benefits of cherries are often overlooked. But whether you’re trying to find a cure for insomnia or trying to lose weight, cherries can help you out. Here’s a look at the most valuable health benefits of cherries.

Amazing Health Benefits of Baking Soda

July 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Believe it or not, there are many proven health benefits of baking soda, making this very common household item a valuable health commodity. Not only does baking soda help you to clean up your dishes, it also helps you to clean up your health. Here’s a look at the most important health benefits of baking soda. Health Benefits of Baking Soda 1: Cancer Scientific research has revealed that raising the amount of bicarbonate in your diet will increase the pH of acidic tumours without affecting other healthy tissues. This has yet to be proven in clinical trials, but studies on animal models have revealed that bicarbonate increases the alkalinity of tumours  and prevent metastasis. Some doctors are now including bicarbonate as a measure against cancer.   Health Benefits of Baking Soda 2: Indigestion and Heartburn: The antacids that you buy over the counter contain bicarbonate. But if you don’t fancy [...]

Top 10 Residential Treatment Centers for Depression

July 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Residential Treatment Centers for Depression most often include holistic therapy that will include a variety of sessions, involving exercise, weight loss programs, counselling with a therapist, recommended depression meditations, motivation sessions and much much more. Choosing the right residential treatment centers for depression is often an individual matter that involves financial considerations, geographic considerations and more.  Different residential treatment centers for depression will offer different plans. Some residential treatment centers for depression are private, some are run by charities and other still are run by universities and Christian missionaries. In this list we give the top ten depression treatment centers which are run by private organisations.  Top Residential Treatment Centers for Depression 1. Sierra Tucson 2. Washington Center for Counselling and Health Resources 3.  Walden in Massachusetts 4. Florida—Hollywood Pavilion 5. Ontario—Baybridge Anxiety / Depression Treatment Center 5. Connecticut – Anxiety / Depression Center 6. Utah—Youthcare 7. California – Anxiety [...]

Amazing Health Benefits of Black Tea

July 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Tea

The negative health effects of drinking too much tea are well known. What’s less well known is that there are plenty of health benefits of black tea when you drink the right amount (a few cups a day maximum).

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