Turns out that how you think about your stressors has a great impact on your mental and physical health. This short video offers some tips on how to keep yourself healthy.
(Check out some of Dr.Evans’ other videos…one of my favorites is: 23 and 1/2 hours…it seems that 1/2 an hour of exercise, every day goes a long way to cure what ails you.)
The health benefits of art…:)
My recent travels into researching therapies to help a friend recover from a stroke have yielded some interesting results. Art appreciation was recommended by research conducted at the University Tor Vergata School of Nursing in Rome. Compared were stroke survivors who enjoyed art and their quality of life after a stroke and those who did not. The numbers from the 192 study participants were a fairly equal split. Art in this study was described as music, painting, theatre. Recovery outcome for art lovers was described as:
“…of positive physical and mental health benefits. They had more energy, better general health and improved mobility. They were also happier, less anxious or depressed and had better memory and communication skills”.
If this does not sound positive enough, lead author Dr. Ercole Vellone, assistant professor in nursing science at the University Tor Vergata, said:
“The results underscore the value of lifelong exposure to…
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Getting rid of fear….
A great blog featuring the whispers of Fear…
You have to make people have a positive opinion about you.
It is very important, because than you will be more successful in buisness, you will have a better sex life and all in all, you will just be a queen/king.
So, how should you act in order to make them love you?
(A clue: just don’t be yourself)
meditation as treatment for addiction, anxiety…
Physicians Explain How Stress, 12-Step Programs Change the Brain
When Bill W. and Dr. Bob created Alcoholics Anonymous 77 years ago, they borrowed principles learned from a Christian fellowship called the Oxford Group to create their 12-step recovery program.
“They knew that their spiritual program was effective where other ‘cures’ had failed, and over the years, there have been many theories as to why,” says Dr. Harry Haroutunian, physician director of the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, and collaborator with Dr. Louis Teresi on the book, Hijacking the Brain: How Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hijacks our Brains – The Science Behind Twelve-Step Recovery (www.HijackingTheBrain.com).
“Now we know that stress is the fuel that feeds addiction, and that stress and drug and alcohol use cause neurological and physiological changes,” Haroutunian says. “The changes are primarily in the deep brain reward centers, the limbic brain, responsible for decisions, memory…
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