The vast majority of video games certainly encourage sedentary behavior, and a lot of them seem mind-numbing. However, what’s going on behind the scenes in your (or your child’s) brain when you’re playing games may be beneficial. Dr. Andrew Przybylski’s ...Read More »
Category Archives: Mental Health & Well Being
Is it Depression?
If you suspect your moods are caused by depression, here are 5 tips to help you. You’re sweating bullets. Your forehead is burning hot. Is it the flu, or the fact that you’ve been sunbathing for the better part of ...Read More »
7 Ways to Feel Better About Your Life and Your Self
When you’re down, chances are you’d like a pick-me-up. When you’re feeling good, chances are you could probably feel even better! With that in mind, here’s 7 less-common (or modified) ways to feel better about who you are and what ...Read More »
Why Sports Are Good for Teen (Mental) Health
Millions of children and teens enjoy participating in organized sports. In fact, the number might be considerably larger than you might suspect. A survey conducted by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) found that,in the year 2011 alone, 21.5 ...Read More »
Is Meditation the Key to a Happier Life?
Book Review:10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story Author: Dan Harris 237 pages, itbooks, $25.99 Without question, 10% Happier: How I Tamed ...Read More »
Why Your Weight Can Make Stress More Harmful
As countless people can attest, excessive stress can take quite a toll on the body. Some health-related consequences of a stress-filled life include headaches, chest pains and disrupted sleeping patterns. Those struggling with their weight, however, might be especially vulnerable ...Read More »
Managing Your Energy: The Key to Personal Growth?
Book Reivew: The Power of Full Engagement : Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal Authors: Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz 245 pages, Free Press, $15.99 Why is it that when we start ...Read More »
Releasing Your Inner Creativity
Book Review: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles Author: Steven Pressfield 165 pages, Black Irish Entertainment LLC, $12.95 Is fear holding you back from pursuing you dreams? In The War of Art: Break ...Read More »
The Four Agreements
Book Review: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) Author: don Miguel Ruiz 140, Amber-Allen Publishing, $12.95 Are you tired of second guessing your decisions, fearing other people’s judgment? It is not difficult to beat ...Read More »
Inspiring Change Through Yoga
Book Review:Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life Author: Brad Willis a.k.a. Bhava Ram 362, Benbella Books, $14.95 Brad Willis’s Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life is not your typical ‘how to’ book demonstrating yoga poses which are ...Read More »