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Hemp Oil: An ‘Essential’ Remedy for Depression

Pharmaceuticals are often the first line of defense against depression, yet they don’t work for everyone, or may have side effects that are worse than the initial problem.

Some of us must turn to natural sources and make the best of what nature can provide. Fortunately, there is a lot we can do for depression, especially when you realize how much your brain needs essential fatty acids.

An up and comer in natural mental...
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Three Tips for People Who Grew Up with Non-Supportive Parents

Some parents really are loving, supportive, communicative and wise.

Other parents lack basic communication skills and honestly don't care about their children. Many parents fall somewhere in between.

Still, other parents are supportive and loving as long as their children go along with their agenda.

This can work as long as the kids are interested in becoming what their parents want them to be. Otherwise, it's hardly fair.

If you land into adulthood with a feeling that...
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Unexpected Way to Handle Unfortunate Circumstances Gracefully

Regular exercise has an endless list of health benefits, but did you know that there are mental benefits to working out?

There are many people who exercise as a way to deal with the stresses of life, and feel that their time at the gym is a time spent reflecting on life and that it helps them “sort things out” in their minds.

But many of us don’t realize that there are lasting mental benefits...
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Homework Detrimental to Elementary Age Children?

Guest Post by Courtney Blair

As a child, the memories that I carry about doing homework are not particularly pleasant. I don’t remember being excited about it, on the contrary I really disliked it.

My younger brother, at the young age of six, used to immediately throw his homework in the trash when he’d get home from school to avoid doing it altogether.

So as you can imagine, we were not exactly cooperative...
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Meditation – A Cure for Loneliness?

Ask anyone who has been meditating for more than a year and they will likely tell you that this was one of the best decisions that they have made in their lives.

But before would-be meditators get hooked on the wonderful benefits of practice, there are a sea of objections, hesitations, and queries that may keep them from finding that wonderful calm.

One of the obstacles may be that meditation seems like such a lonely...
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How Anxiety Causes You To See the World Differently

It is common to believe that different thoughts and emotional states will affect the way you experience the world. Researchers have discovered that this is the case with anxiety.

Individuals who suffer from anxiety see the world differently and this may have some bearing on the degree to which they are susceptible to suffer from anxiety in the first place.

One study's main discovery has been that those who suffer from anxiety find...
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Two Activities, When Combined, Reduce Depression by 40 Percent

In our market economy, it seems like every solution worth a grain of salt must fetch a price. But, as it turns out, that need not be the case when it comes to depression.

Research published in Translational Psychiatry has shown that combining meditation with aerobic exercise can reduce depression by up to 40 percent.

The specific finding of the study was that employing both aerobic exercise and meditation twice weekly over the...
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How to Recognize your True Self

You probably already believe it's wise to 'just be yourself', but how do you know when you are?

It's not like your brain has a true/false sensor that beeps when you're being untrue, right?

And in one sense, there's no possible way for you to not be yourself. You're just you; the good, bad, and the phony. And so it is with me.

Still, we should all learn to recognize that special space inside...
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When You Lack Motivation, Remember This!

There are different kinds of motivation, but one particular type of motivation keeps working for you when all others fail - even when you're discouraged.

I was reminded of this recently when reading Jen Gresham’s post, 7 Unexpected Reasons You’re Not Living Up To Your Potential. The kind of motivation I’m referring to is known as intrinsic motivation. If you don’t know what it is, you’ve got to learn.

If you already know what...
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