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5 Important Things You Need To Know About Your Mental Health Today

Depression and anxiety are often thought of as diseases of the Western lifestyle. While more common in Western cultures, depression and anxiety are found in every society in the world and are serious global health issues. One study by the University of Queensland Australia involving 480,000 people in 91 countries in 2012 found that clinical[...]

5 Things Sure To Make You Smile Right Now

Some days, you might need a little nudge to help you smile or a nice thought to remind you to be grateful. I’ve heard this sentiment expressed over and over from The Best Brain Possible Facebook page friends. And to be honest, the encouraging, mindfulness reminders I post there help keep me pointed in the[...]

5 Things Sure To Make You Smile Right Now

Some days, you might need a little nudge to help you smile or a nice thought to remind you to be grateful. I’ve heard this sentiment expressed over and over from The Best Brain Possible Facebook page friends. And to be honest, the encouraging, mindfulness reminders I post there help keep me pointed in the[...]

10 Things You Need To Know About Suicide From A Survivor

I’ve attempted suicide three times. The first time I was a junior in high school. After a break up with my boyfriend, which was huge in my teenage world, I swallowed a bottle of aspirin, had my stomach pumped in the ER, and cheered at a football game later that night. Fast forward two decades.[...]

A Depressed Brain Lives In A Hostile World

Your brain has a natural negativity bias which means it constantly looks for and holds onto anything it considers a danger or loss much more than something pleasant or neutral. There’s a good reason for this. Your ancestors were much more likely to pass on their genes by remembering a deadly predator’s territory than a[...]

How To Easily Get A Better Brain Today

With over 28 million baby boomers projected to develop Alzheimer’s by 2050 and no cure in sight, prevention is the best bet to keep your brain healthy and functioning as long as you need it to. What you put in your mouth, how you handle pressure at work, what you do in you in your[...]

Skimping On Sleep Can Make You Sick, Fat, And Stupid

Every aspect of your life is affected by sleep – or lack of it, from looking and feeling your best to your having a healthy romatic relationship to meeting your goals at work. But in today’s fast paced, multi-media, mega-worry world, it’s hard to get enough shut-eye with all the to-dos on our lists everyday.[...]

8 Things Hitting Rock Bottom Taught Me

After taking care of my brother as he wasted away and died from AIDs, the end of my 18 year marriage to my high school sweetheart in an ugly parting that made Divorce Court look civil, and years of wrong turns, things not working out, and being flat-out disappointed with life, I tried to kill myself[...]

6 Depression Treatments You Might Not Know About

Depression looks different in every person with unique causes, symptoms, and manifestations in that person’s brain and life. (See: My Depression Is Not Your Depression) For some people, breaking a sweat, making dietary changes, practicing meditation regularly, or writing in a gratitude journal helps lift the dark cloud. For others, talking with a therapist or[...]