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Inner Peace - Free Self-Help Software for Inner Peace Health Check: five supplements that may help with depression Over two-thirds of Australians are thought to use complementary medicines ranging from vitamin and mineral supplements to herbal to aromatherapy and homeopathic products. Mental health concerns are one of the reasons why people use supplements, but are they really useful? While there’s evidence for the efficacy of some supplements as potential treatments for depression, there’s none for others, and some have been found to be ineffective. But effectiveness is not the only concern – the quality and cost of unregulated products can also be problematic. And then there’s the issue of discerning between bone fide evidence from double-blind randomised controlled trials and slick company marketing campaigns. Of the supplements that have been studied for improving general mood or treating clinical depression, omega-3 fatty acids, St John’s wort, S-adenosyl-methionine (SAMe), N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) and zinc are the most researched and commonly used. Omega-3 fatty acids SAMe St John’s wort Zinc

Psuedo-Tomatis Healing Sounds Listen to the Psuedo-Tomatis Healing Sounds for at least ten minutes prior to a mentally challenging task and you’ll see, hear, and feel a difference. More importantly, it creates a clear-headed, sparkling aural buzz. How It Works Warning: The below is painfully long and will only be of interest to the most intellectual (i.e. boring) of you wonderful readers. If we cannot hear a certain frequency in our ears, we will not be able to vocalize that frequency in our throats. Tomatis’ next goal was to improve the learning abilities of those with autism and pervasive development disorder (PDD). Consider the sounds “b” and “p,” two letters we can only distinguish through their higher harmonics. To retrain left ear dominant people to hear with an “ideal listening curve,” Tomatis developed gated and filtered audio tracks, a sound therapy of high frequencies that stimulates the brain. Even people without learning disorders can benefit from Tomatis sound therapy.

Quantified Self Guide John Amschler Hi I'm a Wireless Technology Designer who likes to make great technology useful for everyone! I track Sleep, Activity, Weight, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate Variability, Location, Computer time and other data using Zeo, BodyMedia Fit, Digifit, Withings, Pol Tags: fitness, food, lifelogging, lifestyle, mood, money, sleep, location, health, iPhone, energy, relationships, productivity, gadget San Diego, California, United States 25 Habits Of People Who Are Happy, Healthy & Successful Who among us doesn't want to be a happy, healthy and successful human being? Still, it can be easy to lose your way, which is why I've compiled a list of habits you can use to help reach your goals. So what is it about happy people that makes them the way they are? Below are just some of the ways they separate themselves from the rest of the crowd. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

How CBT can help Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - how it can help Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that looks at How you think about yourself, the world and other people How what you do affects your feelings and thoughts By making links between what we do, think and feel, CBT can help us make changes in the way we think ("Cognitive") and the way we act ("Behaviour)". Making changes in what we think will affect what you do and feel, and changing what we do, affects the way we think and feel. Making these changes then can help us feel better. Whilst it is is helpful to discuss the past and understand how our pasts have influenced our lives and how problems have arisen, CBT mostly focuses on looking for ways to improve your mental wellbeing now. CBT says that it's not the event which causes our emotions, but how we interpret that event - what we think or what meaning we give that event or situation. Different emotions are often associated with particular types of thoughts: About CBT

6 Tips To Get Motivated When You're Feeling Depressed A common response to identifying lifestyle changes that might make a depressed person feel better is, “Easier said than done.” Someone coping with depression may get what she's supposed to do, but the question is how? After all, depression kills motivation, energy, interest, and focus. Once you give the engine a jump, it often becomes easier, but until then, how do you connect the jumper cables you need to make a spark? 1. When you’re depressed, you’re not functioning at your usual 70-90%. Set SMALL AND SPECIFIC GOALS. 2. Self-criticism is depression’s BFF. 3. Some of us have trouble holding ourselves accountable at the best of times. 4. Getting in the shower, going for a walk, preparing a meal, or hanging out with a friend seems like a very ominous task if you focus on the effort involved. 5. When you’re feeling depressed, it’s natural to lose interest in things that used to make you happy. 6. As painful as it is, depression can be come comfortable in a “devil you know” kind of way.

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and more. At the same time, similar to the topic of sleep, I found myself having very little specific and scientific knowledge about what exercise really does to our bodies and our brains. “Yes, yes, I know all about it, that’s the thing with the endorphins, that makes you feel good and why we should exercise and stuff, right?” is what I can hear myself say to someone bringing this up. Inspired by a recent post from Joel on what makes us happy I’ve set out to uncover the connection between our feeling of happiness and exercising regularly. What triggers happiness in our brain when we exercise? Most of us are aware of what happens to the body when we exercise. The line around our “endorphins are released” is more something I throw around to sound smart, without really knowing what it means. Now here is where it all gets interesting.

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The Most Dangerous Word in the World If I were to put you into an fMRI scanner—a huge donut-shaped magnet that can take a video of the neural changes happening in your brain—and flash the word “NO” for less than one second, you’d see a sudden release of dozens of stress-producing hormones and neurotransmitters. These chemicals immediately interrupt the normal functioning of your brain, impairing logic, reason, language processing, and communication. In fact, just seeing a list of negative words for a few seconds will make a highly anxious or depressed person feel worse, and the more you ruminate on them, the more you can actually damage key structures that regulate your memory , feelings, and emotions.[1] You’ll disrupt your sleep , your appetite , and your ability to experience long-term happiness and satisfaction. Any form of negative rumination—for example, worrying about your financial future or health—will stimulate the release of destructive neurochemicals. The Power of Yes [3] Duhachek A, Zhang S, Krishnan S.

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