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Can’t Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind – Maanvi Singh

If you've ever played Tetris whether it was at an old-school Gameboy, or just on your iPhone then you know: It's 8-bit enchantment. "Years of my life were lost disappearing into a game of Tetris on my Nintendo system," says Kate Sweeny, a psychologist at the University of California, Riverside. But maybe the hours she … Continue reading Can’t Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind – Maanvi Singh

We Need to Talk More About Mental Health at Work – Morra Aarons-Mele

Alyssa Mastromonaco is no stranger to tough conversations: she served as White House deputy chief of staff for operations under President Obama, was an executive at Vice and A&E, and is Senior Advisor and spokesperson at NARAL Pro-Choice America. So when Mastromonaco switched to a new antidepressant, she decided to tell her boss. “I told … Continue reading We Need to Talk More About Mental Health at Work – Morra Aarons-Mele

Stress Hormone” Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability – Karen Weintraub

The stresses of everyday life may start taking a toll on the brain in relatively early middle age, new research shows. The study of more than 2,000 people, most of them in their 40s, found those with the highest levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol performed worse on tests of memory, organization, visual perception and … Continue reading Stress Hormone” Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability – Karen Weintraub

What Stress, Change, And Isolation Do To Your Brain – Christine Comaford

Change happens. Adversity happens. Conflict happens. Then your brain and body tries to cope with it. Your brain releases stress hormones, like cortisol, which then fire up excessive cell-signaling cytokines which alter your physiology. Suddenly your ability to regulate your behavior and emotions is compromised. Your ability to pay attention is compromised, your memory, learning, peace, happiness are all compromised. Why? Because all that change has caused your system to be overloaded with stress....... Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinecomaford/2018/10/20/what-stress-change-and-isolation-do-to-your-brain/#2f51c4481940     Your kindly Donations would be … Continue reading What Stress, Change, And Isolation Do To Your Brain – Christine Comaford

YouTube Stars Are Being Accused of Profiting Off Fans’ Depression – Taylor Lorenz

Some of YouTube’s biggest stars have found themselves embroiled in controversy over videos that critics say allow them to profit off fans struggling with depression. Over the past year, mental health and burnout have become big topics in the YouTube community. Stars like Philip DeFranco and Shane Dawson have posted heartfelt videos about their struggles … Continue reading YouTube Stars Are Being Accused of Profiting Off Fans’ Depression – Taylor Lorenz

Inherited Trauma Shapes Your Health – Olga Khazan

Often when I complain to my therapist about how stressed out I am by a problem I’m having, she says a variation on the same thing: “Well, like all Ashkenazi, you have a lot of inter generational trauma. You know, because of everything that’s ... happened.”The effects on longevity showed up for the sons of … Continue reading Inherited Trauma Shapes Your Health – Olga Khazan

5 Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Work Situations – Jennifer Smith

Reacting emotionally to work stress almost always leads to regret — and can even sabotage professional advancement. And while it can be challenging, learning how to remain calm under stress is a workplace skill that will serve you well throughout your career. Here are five strategies to help you keep your cool at work. A … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Work Situations – Jennifer Smith

Seven Ways to Overcome Loneliness – Emily Reynolds

According to the Campaign to End Loneliness, a commission originally set up by MP Jo Cox in 2016, loneliness can be as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It is also associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke and blood pressure, as well as dementia – one study cited by the campaign found … Continue reading Seven Ways to Overcome Loneliness – Emily Reynolds

The Surprising Link Between Language and Depression – Emily Petsko

Skim through the poems of Sylvia Plath, the lyrics of Kurt Cobain, or posts on an internet forum dedicated to depression, and you'll probably start to see some commonalities. That's because there's a particular way that people with clinical depression communicate, whether they're speaking or writing, and psychologists believe they now understand the link between … Continue reading The Surprising Link Between Language and Depression – Emily Petsko

Why You Should Be Using Worry Time To Help Tackle Anxiety – Me Against Myself

During my recent studies and research on anxiety I came across the notion of ‘Worry Time’. To begin with, this baffled me. Why would I put aside time to worry each day? Surely this seems counter-productive when you suffer with anxiety? Surely you don’t want to be having extra time to worry when you already … Continue reading Why You Should Be Using Worry Time To Help Tackle Anxiety – Me Against Myself

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