8 Ways to Recover From Post Childhood Adversity Syndrome

Recognizing that childhood emotional stress can play a role in adult illness and relationship challenges can be enormously freeing. The sudden "aha" as to why you've been struggling a little too hard for a little too long with your emotional and physical well-being can open up new possibilities toward growth. Here are 8 science-based steps you can take toward healing now.

7 Ways Childhood Adversity Changes Your Brain

If you’ve ever wondered why you’ve been struggling a little too hard for a little too long with chronic emotional and physical health conditions that just won’t abate, feeling as if you’ve been swimming against some invisible current that never ceases, a new field of scientific research may offer you hope, answers, and healing insights.

Is it True That we Have to Do Everything Twice Today?

My mom, 82, recently said something that stuck with me. "It used to be that we did everything once, and now we have to do everything twice. Nothing gets done right the first time." Call the cable man back. Track a lost package. Call the Rx in again. Is it true, do we have to do many things twice today? And if so, is it an invitation for frustration -- or mindful awareness?

15 Ways to Get Someone out of Your Head

We work hard to remove whatever is toxic from our lives. We buy organic foods, we remove chemicals from our home. We eat green, we clean green. We buy organic cosmetics. But we put very little concerted effort into trying to go green in our minds. When our thoughts are relentless and pervasive, how do we green the mind? Where is the green solution for toxic thinking?

The American Stress-Illness Crisis

Multiple studies tell us that rates of both stress and chronic illness are climbing, for both adults and young people. We're facing an American Stress-Illness Crisis. Why? Stress, it turns out, is as damaging to the immune system as are environmental hits and viruses. The good news: we can change our mind-state, and change our well-being and health.

Distressing Thoughts and Stressing our Cells

How do our thoughts affect our cells? Scientists are beginning to unlock the answers, in ways that promise to help us take life-changing steps to improve our health. When Western medicine has done what it can, your brain may be your last best cure.

How Are You Handling the Wear and Tear of Today's Stress?

How we handle the wear and tear of simple day-to-day stressors predicts whether we'll suffer from depression and anxiety 10 years from today. Our long-term emotional health has less to do with what happens to us than with how we react to what happens to us. Learn to manage your reactive, ruminating thoughts to protect your mental health and well-being long into the future.

Say Good-Bye to Regret

When we agonize and ruminate over past decisions that didn't turn out the way we wish they had we harm ourselves and our health. We get caught on The Pain Channel. And that's no way to live. Especially as we age, we do better to let go of those "what if?" tapes. Are you ready to let go?

Play Back Your Best Memories

Researchers say that when we recall our most vivid, positive memories and associate those memories with physical objects or locations that surround us, it makes it easier for us to not only recall those uplifting, positive memories, but "to elevate our mood in the long-term."