Narcissist or Sociopath?

What are the differences between the narcissist and the sociopath? There appears to be an increasing awareness lately regarding narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder, with self-help groups and websites popping up everywhere with such titles as ‘how to survive narcissistic abuse’ or similar.  Indeed, narcissism appears to be quite [Read More…]

Perception of Control Helps Women Recover from Trauma, Study Finds

By Amy Taylor on March 04, 2015

New research suggests women who believe they have control over life circumstances and have strong social support experience better psychological recovery after an assault. The new study involved 159 women who had been exposed to at least one assault-related, potentially traumatic event. Among the subjects, 30 per cent developed major depressive disorde [Read More…]

7 Bedtime Behaviours that Can Change Your Life

By Lisa Franchi on March 04, 2015

Sleep problems are more common today than it was hundreds of years ago. And the reasons are obvious – poor diet, stress, too much viewing time, and busy lifestyle. Many people care less about getting enough sleep because they are clueless about its importance in their life. But until we change our attitude about sleep, as well as the habits that preven [Read More…]

No Rx Needed: Scientifically Proven Natural Reliefs for Anxiety

By Rebecca Lewis on March 04, 2015

You just got rejected by the nth company you applied for. It’s been three months since you got laid off and the bills just keep on piling up. All these are often the cause of arguments between you and your spouse. The kids won’t go near you because they are afraid you might scold them. You spend the evening watching TV whilst drinking beer. But y [Read More…]

Is Your Child Depressed?

By Amy Taylor on March 03, 2015

A lot of times, we think of depression as something only the adults can experience. But no. Depression can affect children too, especially in their teenage years. And no matter how we care for our children, we can’t just completely protect them against mental health problems, such as depression. Whilst the symptoms of depression are sometimes obvious, [Read More…]

Want to Slash Your Risk of Heart Disease? Go Nuts! According to Research

By Sharon Moore on March 03, 2015

If you’re looking for a simpler way of lowering your risk of heart disease, consider going nuts. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the Shanghai Cancer Institute found that intake of peanuts was associated with fewer deaths, especially from heart disease. "Nuts are rich in nutrients, such as unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, phenoli [Read More…]

7 Super Foods that Super Boost Your Mood

By Rebecca Lewis on March 03, 2015

Whilst a scoop or two of ice cream, a big slice of cake, or a packet of your favourite chocolate cookies seem like a great snacking idea in times of stress, sugary foods that contain fewer nutrients can cause a spike in your blood sugar levels that negatively affect both your mood and energy levels. So if you are looking for something delicious, filling and [Read More…]

Busting the Myth: New Study Finds Smokers More Prone to Anxiety, Depression

By Rebecca Lewis on March 02, 2015

It is a long-held belief that smoking can calm you down. That is why many people turn to cigarettes to keep their stress levels at bay. But according to a new study, smokers have 70 per cent greater risk for anxiety and depression than do non-smokers and ex-smokers. Researchers say temporary relief from anxiety that smokers experience is only a brief releas [Read More…]

Aromatherapy: The Healing Benefits of Natural Scents

By Sharon Moore on March 02, 2015

It can really be surprising and fascinating to know how the power of scent can have therapeutic benefits. But that’s what aromatherapy has proven over and over again. Whilst the use of aromatherapy has become very popular in recent years, it is actually a part of a tradition that began thousands of years ago. Aromatherapy is essentially the use of plan [Read More…]

Reasons to ‘Unfriend’ Anxiety as Early as Today

By Lisa Franchi on March 02, 2015

We all get anxious from time to time. Anxiety is a natural emotion – a natural survival mechanism that keeps us guarded from perceived threats. It acts like a signal that tells whether to stop, flee or fight. Back in the days, prior the civilisation, anxiety is a solicitous friend that keeps us alive. But not in the modern times. Today, we are not fac [Read More…]

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