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5 Ways to Measure the Fitness of Your Exercise Mindset

Because exercise does a body good, except when it doesn't.

The No-Vacation Nation

How Going on Holiday May Just Save Our Minds and Our Economy.

The X Factor: Genetics and Female Mental Health

A single X chromosome gene explains a lot about women’s risk of mental illness.

How Light Harms Your Sleep

Chronic exposure to artificial light can be dangerous to your health.

Recent Posts on Health

Dr. Google

By Guest Blogger on July 01, 2015 in The Guest Room
A college student gripped by debilitating panic attacks realized that the social stigma of mental illness on campus is so pervasive that many would rather suffer in solitude rather than risk ostracism. He found information—and support—online.

5 Ways to Measure the Fitness of Your Exercise Mindset

Moderate exercise is associated with benefits on mood, anxiety, cognition, and sleep. But how much exercise is too much exercise? Here are 5 ways to evaluate your exercise pattern and mindset to ensure that you are working towards true physical and psychological health.

The No-Vacation Nation

By Shimi Kang M.D. on July 01, 2015 in The Dolphin Way
Who killed summer vacation? That’s the million dollar question - literally. We’ve all seen it. Most of us have even been this person at one point or another: You know, the one who sits poolside at a resort glued to their smartphone or laptop, and whose entire holiday itinerary revolves around whether or not WiFi will be readily available.

Mindfulness and the Average Smartphone

Technology can provide organization, efficiency, and entertainment, but it can also distract, disorganize, and disorient. In spite of how it often feels, technology at its best aims to make life simpler. Instead of promoting distraction, it can help develop clarity and awareness in our lives. So here are some ways to cultivate mindfulness through technology.

Self/Other-Help

As we are developing the irrelationship theory, model, and recovery process, we see it as our most primary of tasks to be inclusive of the experience of our readers, clients and colleagues. We are committed to building this model in a way that is in synch with our recover model: in a collaborative reciprocity with those for whom these ideas are resonating.

How to Be Mindful in the Real World

So when it comes to improving your wellbeing, is there a contemplative practice for your brain that would actually be worth starting?

Are You Having a Relationship with an Adult Coloring Book?

As of this writing, five of the top 30 titles on Amazon’s best-seller list are adult coloring books. With over 2000 titles out there and rising, the phenomenon of adult coloring-within-the-lines just seems to have no end in sight. Just why have adult coloring books become such a phenomenon?

The X Factor: Genetics and Female Mental Health

XIST, the gene that controls X chromosome gene expression, is up regulated in psychosis, just as the imprinted brain theory predicts.

How Light Harms Your Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on June 30, 2015 in Sleep Newzzz
Light exposure alters the ebb and flow in the body of the “sleep” hormone melatonin, which occurs in circadian rhythm.

Postpartum Depression: Whose Problem Is It?

When a medical condition intersects with several areas of specialization, the focus becomes diluted, thereby making it impossible for it to be given full attention from any one of the multidisciplinary areas of study or practice.

Treatment in the Balance

The Resilience Regiment speaks with Ronald D. Sager, M.D., of Balance Treatment Center

4 Things You Should Never Do During an Argument

By Amie M. Gordon PhD on June 30, 2015 in Between You and Me
The last time you got into a fight, how did you act? Did you criticize or roll your eyes as you sat in stony silence? Did you get defensive? Or maybe you were able to joke around and lighten the mood. Although everyone fights, people differ in how they deal with conflict. And it turns out that how we deal with conflict says a lot about the future of our relationships.

Eating for Optimal Mental Health

In order to improve overall wellness, a whole body approach should be considered. Here we explore the role that nutrition plays in the pursuit of wellness.

Humanism: To Think Is to Act

Humanism: Moving towards pre-frontal cortex functioning and moving away from reptilian brain functioning

The Power of Integrative Medicine When All Else Fails

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on June 30, 2015 in Feeling It
A new generation of patients and doctors is changing the face of American medicine. It's about more than curing disease now—it's health for the whole person.

3 Reasons to Seek Awe (and Ways to Spur the Feeling)

Whether it comes from looking up at the night sky or wrapping your mind around quantum theory, awe has the power to change your life—and maybe make the world a better place.

Finding Your Power Through Writing

The practice of writing, journaling in particular, can be a powerful tool to help you understand your passions and life purpose. Writing is a way to tap into your subconscious mind and learn about your true self. The transcendent feelings that comes in knowing this can be awe-inspiring and life-changing. The article also includes journaling prompts.

Digging Deeper Into Recovery

The Resilience Regiment speaks with Kevin Granich at Morningside Recovery.

Revolutionary: the Pressure-Less Diet

If you feel like you are burdened daily, have trouble sleeping, and going nowhere fast, it's time to start the pressure-less diet.

When The Apple Falls Close to the Tree

In many cases, children with clinically significant psychiatric symptoms have a parent or other family member(s) with the same, often undiagnosed, issues.

Regional Differences in Personality: Surprising Findings

Individual personality traits and the geographic region where one lives are correlated with important social outcomes. Research has found that personality traits are also geographically clustered in ways correlated with these same outcomes. Some of the results are surprising as the individual level and societal level correlates of personality can differ strikingly.

A Little Good News for a Change

Many studies have shown that couples who enjoy long-term, fulfilling relationships, also tend to experience enhanced self-esteem, clarity of life purpose, a tendency to view things optimistically, and generally, better health.

Groupies, Deviants, Devils and Flourishing

Should we blame wild music, or outlandish art, or the over-the-edge theater for adolescent deviance, or can it be helpful?

Should You Be Eating High Fat Before a Endurance Events?

This is you, on high fat, trying to run the NYC marathon....Very far behind.

Managing ADHD During the Summer

ADHD is a neurological disorder that causes difficulties in many aspects of children’s lives. Often when school is out during the summer, many parents consider taking their child off medications. Here are some tips to help decrease behavior problems.

Saving Sleep Medicine

Sleep is critical to life, and sleep medicine important to health.

Physically Active Children Grow Up to Be Healthier Adults

Why are children who exercise regularly more likely to remain healthy and fit into adulthood?

Child Abuse Prepares for a Lifetime of Mental Health Issues

Children who are abused, physically, emotionally, sexually or neglected, have different adult brains than their counterparts who were not abused.

How Much Exercise Reduces Your Risk of Premature Death?

Exercise is an important part of addiction recovery, because it sets individuals up for healthy lifestyles. Exercise releases important chemicals in our brains that help us to feel better about ourselves.

If You've Been Down, Up Your Health Game to Avoid Stroke

By Temma Ehrenfeld on June 26, 2015 in Open Gently
After a depression, you're still at risk for stroke. The best solution is to exercise.