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The Specific Forgiveness ‘Ability’ that Protects from Depression

The true test of a person’s character, in my opinion, is their ability to forgive others when they make mistakes. Being someone who has made many mistakes in my day, I am faced with some who have forgiven me, and some who to this day have not. Not being forgiven can be painful, and it has helped me to empathize with others when they happen to mess up, and genuinely feel bad about...
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21 Characteristics of Smart, Anxious Misfits

Are you a smart, anxious misfit?

If these words describe you, then compare the qualities listed below to your life. If the majority of them are true for you, then you very well might be a super smart, somewhat anxious social misfit. This can be a good thing!

Disclaimer: This article is NOT diagnostic in nature. 'Smart, anxious misfit' is not a clinical term. It’s a term I made up, pulled out of thin air.

Why? Because I can:)...
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Long-Term Damage of Controlling Parents? Research Tracks Children from their Birth in 1946

What are controlling parents like?

They do not allow their children to make age-appropriate decisions for themselves.

They do not tolerate their children holding different opinions.

They invade their children’s personal space, not allowing for privacy.

In general, controlling parents require their children to be dependent on a variety of levels.
What are the long-term effects of this kind of tight-fisted parenting?
According to researchers, the effects are similar in scope to the death of a loved one. In other words,...
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The Alchemist Approach to Social Anxiety – Free Mini Course

Do you suffer through life with social anxiety?

If so, I’m interested in teaching you - at no charge - a new protocol I am developing called The Alchemist Approach to Social Anxiety.

I suffer, too - and always have. It’s the one issue that, in spite of all my training and years of personal work, has remained a constant in my life.

And I am so grateful that it has. I no longer wish to...
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The Lifestyle that Correlates with Higher Anxiety

While you might be working or relaxing after a long day of sitting, this increase in the sedentary lifestyle is starting to cause quite the uproar among mental health researchers.

As humans, it’s our natural drive to want to move all the time, if only because our ancestors were always on the go. Access to chairs, beds and sofas is an opportunity to give in to sheer laziness more often...
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A Balanced Diet Means a Balanced Mind

Recently, the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research completed a study on the research, importance and future of nutritional psychiatry.

Their conclusion was, understandably, entirely positive, citing research that has provided evidence that a good diet leads to a healthy mind. In fact, nutrition is quickly becoming an accepted way doctors are dealing with issues like depression.

To those that eat healthy, this really comes as no surprise.

After all, the body requires vitamins and minerals...
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Negative Future Perception and the Vicious Cycle of Depression

Though the future is impossible to predict, it is easy to imagine.

This is the heart of depression in a theory devised by Ann Marie Roepke and Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania.

After an extended review of literature on prospection (your mental perspective of the future), and depression, they found that the perception of negative futures can trigger depression.

Negative beliefs, poor evaluations of the future, as well as limited thinking about the future all contribute...
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Roseroot Herb May Stave Off Depression

As more and natural herbs are evaluated for depression treatment, one has recently shown extraordinary promise.

In a recent study performed by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a total of 57 adults that exhibited signs of depression were brought together.

After being split into three groups, they received medicine for 12 weeks. One received a placebo, one Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) and the final got sertraline. On roseroot, the adults had times...
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US Nationwide Survey Reveals Widespread Use of Mind and Body Practices

Released in February, the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health along with the NIH found that Americans are still resorting to mind and body techniques to aid in well-being and better health. Most notably is the increase in yoga since 2002.

Every half decade, the National Health Interview Survey is doled out to tens of thousands of Americans to learn more about their healthiness and sickness over the course of the year. By comparing...
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A Grateful Heart is a Healthy Heart

It turns out that emotions play an important role in health, according to a study released early April by the American Psychological Association.

According to their findings, both recognizing and giving thanks for every positive moment and aspect of your life improves the body both mentally and physically as shown by patients with asymptomatic heart failure.

Typically attributed to those with higher levels of spirituality, gratitude can be attributed to any number...
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