Archives for Symptoms


Your Favorite Fear: A Novel Approach to Healing Anxiety

What is a favorite fear?

It’s your most familiar and most automatic fear reaction. A favorite fear is your mind and body’s pre-programmed response to specific situations.

Favorite fears are learned early on in life when you had no conscious choice. Therefore, they can feel like they are part of your makeup as a person. This also makes favorite fears seem impossible to let go.

Favorite fears are part of what I call psychological attachments. Even...
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Three Inner Conflicts that Can Halt your Progress in Life

Nothing puts the brakes on in life like inner conflict.

If  you've got it going on, you'll sit on the fence - unhappily and forever.

There are many expressions that refer to inner conflict:

• Sitting on the fence
• Being of two minds
• Having one foot in each camp
• A house divided
• On the and hand, this. On the other hand, that.
• Having mixed feelings

Bottom line: If you're in conflict, you are stuck. It's almost as...
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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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7 Things Emotionally Healthy People Do

If what you're doing isn't working, look to others for a better example.

How happy are you with your emotional health? If you could stand to function better emotionally, look to what emotionally healthy people tend to do. Use this list as a resource to highlight areas to focus on in your own life.

According to experts around the web, emotionally health people tend to do the following:
1. They are capable of understanding and expressing their...
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How Mindfulness Helps Control Cravings

Research has reveled that by learning to appreciate the joys of everyday life, prescription addicts can ease their cravings.

This discovery was made by the associate professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work, Eric L. Garland, in a study published in The Journal of Behavioral Medicine. There, he studied how Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) affected patients who were addicted to prescription drugs.

By receiving guidance in strengthening positive emotions through implementing mindfulness-oriented techniques,...
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Three Simple Steps to Melt your Worries

It's easy to dismiss a worrier. Oh, stop worrying so much. Nothing bad is happening.

What we miss when we give this banal advice is this: Worrying is extremely uncomfortable. To the one with the worries, stopping would be a welcome relief! Besides, most of the time a worrier already knows, logically, that there is often nothing to worry about.

To stop irrational worry, it might be helpful to redirect your attention in the following way.
Get grounded...
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6 Effects of Long-Term Stress on Your Body

Everyone experiences stress at various points in life. In fact, having some stress is healthy for both your body and mind.

However, prolonged stress can be harmful to both your mental and physical health.

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, stress can be both external (caused by pain, exposure to heat or cold, or the psychological environment) or internal (caused by illness, injury, or internal psychological factors).
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How To Handle Two Kinds of Failure

I used to see failure as "me."

If something went wrong, I was the point of failure. Failure was internal, an inevitable part of who I was. I did not know I was seeing myself as failure. If I had known, I might have been able to question what I was doing.

At any rate, this unconscious view was draining. Life was a burden and I was the donkey.

Now, I see failure in one of two ways:
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20 Mental Health Symptoms of Food-Borne Metal Toxicity

We typically think that our food supply has to be safe for human consumption, right?

Although this is an assumption that makes us feel better, it is one that could be dangerous. There are, in fact, quite a few toxic metals that are common in our food, air, water and other consumer goods. Known as “heavy metals,” these substances could be affecting your mental health.

Metals are naturally occurring in the earth, and flow through the food chain, ultimately finding their way to your dinner plate - and even into your glass of wine, according to WebMD.

Here, we will tell you about three of these metals.
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3 Sure Signs of Inner Conflict


Is it inner conflict that holds you back?

Inner conflict can stop you in your tracks and keep you preoccupied with all the wrong things. Rather than produce real, rewarding results in the world, inner conflict would have you spin out on your inner dynamics.

One of the keys to overcoming inner conflict and it's frustrating symptoms is to identify it. You cannot resolve inner conflict intentionally until you know how it operates in your psyche.

Toward that...
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