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the unheed rise of stress and depression
Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It is the fear of failure, but no urge to be productive. It is wanting friends, but hate socializing. It is need to be solitary, but not wanting to be lonely. It is feeling everything at once...
How to Distinguish Anxiety from Depression
The differentiation between anxiety and depression seems nonexistent or incomprehensible to majority of population but they are indeed very different. While experts have created specific diagnoses for various kinds of disorders, the fact remains that many disorders have a great deal of overlap, which can make it rather tricky to...
If you have been following a lot of news these day it should not surprise you that managing stress at work has taken the corporate world by storm, and for a good reason too. The corporate world has woken up to a simple fact: Productivity, Employee Engagement and Retention all...
How to Create a True Sense of Happiness (2)
What is true happiness? This is a simple  question which philosophers like Socrates, Buddha, Krishna and many others have tried to answer. According to Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin journal, Science has been probing the concept of happiness. As much as we would love to have a theoretical definition of...
Diet and Depression
Diet and emotional well-being Diet is such an important component of mental health that it has inspired an entire field of medicine called nutritional psychiatry. Mind-body medicine specialist Eva Selhub, MD has written a superb summary of what nutritional psychiatry is and what it means for you right here on...
7 Ways to Reduce Stress and Keep Blood Pressure Down
When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these seven ways to reduce stress. Get enough sleep. Inadequate or poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your mood, mental alertness, energy level, and physical health....
Here’s how to start taking steps to change now if you’re dealing with a toxic workplace: Assess the Potential for Change I’m a big believer in being proactive about asking for what you want before jumping ship, whether it be a promotion or better work-life boundaries. You owe it to...
A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part...
There is a reason people often get inspired to start spring cleaning this time of year. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), spring is the quintessential time of creating, cleansing, activity and movement, growth, and renewal. In Traditional Chinese 5-Element Theory (the basis of TCM assessment which encompasses wood, water,...
Mastering_Intuitive_Thinking_-_How_We_Make_Up_Our_Minds
The human brain is wired for laziness. Your brain is constantly running a cost-benefit analysis. Like any other well-evolved organism, we use mental shortcuts, which are more efficient to save energy. As described by Daniel Kahneman in his book Thinking Fast and Slow, we use two primary modes of thinking...

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