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Pharrel Williams And The (Spiritual) Happy Phenomenon

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

To find joy is the hardest thing of all. It is harder than all other spiritual tasks…Put all your energy into being happy. — Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Happiness In Good Times…And Bad

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

We face adversity, pain, and heartbreak. We also experience triumph, love, and happiness. How can we cope with the ups and downs of life?

Why Aren’t Therapists Prescribing Exercise For Depression?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Studies show that physical activity can help with depression. Should therapists be encouraging their patients to exercise?

Let’s Copy The Brits And Have A “Dry” January

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Erratic, elevated blood sugar levels (especially diabetes) have been linked to signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders.

Bulk Up Your Brain: Lift Those Spiritual Weights

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The more important religion and spirituality is to a person, the thicker the cerebral cortex.

Are Smartphones Making Us Dumb, Doped, Depressed?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Like a gambler who responds to a jack-pot jingle, the cell phone user is behaviorally conditioned to respond to his various cell phone sounds.

9 Wise Beliefs About Our Souls and Bodies

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Note from the mystics: Women, and men too, are first and foremost souls, not bodies.

Why A New Study About Diet And Mental Health Is Important

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

A study of over 23,000 women and children showed that a healthy diet during pregnancy and in early childhood contributed to good mental health.

How To Get Totally Happy At The Cellular Level

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Some types of happiness may be harmful to your health! Find out what kind of happiness boosts your immune system.

British Mental Health Care And The NHS Reforms, Problems

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Are current NHS reforms actually stymieing better patient care?

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