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4 Methods Proven To Relieve Depressive Symptoms Quickly

The latest research is suggesting that we look at depression in a radically different way. Study after study is concluding that the condition is not as simple as a chemical imbalance in the brain. New information points to depression being an “epigenetic syndrome,” which means that rather than being at the mercy of your DNA, your[...]

6 Common Substances That Could Be Contributing To Your Depression

Plenty of studies have determined that your diet directly affects mental health, depression and anxiety specifically, by impacting the bacteria in your gut and how they contribute to inflammation in your body. Gut bacteria are gatekeepers which sound the alarm by sending inflammatory messages to your body and brain. What goes into your body has everything[...]

How To Get A Depression Resistant Brain

Depression has become a global epidemic, and the outlook for the future only gets worse. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, depression will be the second-leading killer only surpassed by heart disease. Some people still question whether depression is “real.” It’s real. It kills. It almost killed me. What Depression Looks Like In Your[...]

The Benefits Of Self-Compassion And How To Get More

Not to be confused with self-pity, complacency or arrogance, self-compassion involves acknowledging your own suffering, faults, and mistakes and responding with kindness, caring, and understanding, without any judgment or evaluation. It’s talking to and treating yourself as you would a friend. It’s seeing your troubles and screw-ups as part of being human. To practice self-compassion[...]

Neuroplasticity: Your Life Shapes Your Brain

Neuroscience has confirmed that your brain changes throughout your life, a concept known as neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is an umbrella term for a sequence of processes taking place in your brain over time in response to incoming stimuli. Your experiences, behaviors, thoughts, and emotions physically change the form and function of your brain. In other words,[...]

How To Heal The Brain After Trauma

Trauma is all too common these days, unfortunately. Child abuse. Rape. Combat. Violence. Car accidents. Life. Traumatic events can actually alter the structure and function of people’s brains resulting in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). When remembering the trauma, often in vivid flashbacks, or reacting to everyday stressors in life, the brain of a person[...]

Four Steps To Take Control Of Your Mind And Change Your Brain

Because of neuroplasticity, the scientifically proven ability of your experiences, behaviors, and thoughts to alter your brain, you are sculpting the physical form and function your brain every day with your life. Most of the time, neuroplastic change happens unconsciously as a result of thought patterns and habitual behaviors we have as we go through[...]

How To Turn Down Your Brain’s Fear Alarm

Fear can be a predominant motivating factor behind much of our lives. Instead of having a clear idea of what we want and making decisions that move us in that direction, which will most likely involve some risk and discomfort, all too often we make fear-based decisions that limit us and our happiness. While these[...]

Five Ways To Grow New Brain Cells

It used to be believed that you were born with all the neurons you were going to have.  It wasn’t until the late 1960s that the birth of new brain cells, called neurogenesis, was observed in the hippocampus in the rat brain. Even then, scientists were skeptical that neurogenesis happened in humans. It wasn’t until the[...]