Fear and anxiety are both responses to danger but differ in timing. Fear strikes when something is an imminent threat: a tiger jumps over a fence, lunging at you. Anxiety, on the other hand, occurs when you have a moment to consider a threat: you spot a tiger in the distance and have time to think about whether to run or hide.
Can meditation have a dark side? More than one quarter of people who meditate have had a bad experience during their practice.
Self-compassion is becoming an emerging focus for some of the nation’s biggest companies.
It’s not as soft and gentle as people think. Research found that many people spend a lot of time beating themselves up for mistakes, missteps and missed opportunities.
Singing, painting and playing music can help us cope with modern life, new research suggests.
So often, conversations regarding healthy eating go straight to health matters below the neck – things like weight management, heart health, managing cholesterol and diabetes. But some doctors believe that we should be focused on feeding what’s above the neck – our brains. Dr. Drew Ramsey calls himself a nutritional psychiatrist. He’s an avid researcher of the connection between food, brain function, and mental health at Columbia University – and, he’s a farmer. Contributor Shauna Sever spoke to Dr. Ramsey about his work and how we can work more brain-boosting foods into our diet. Ramsey also shared with us his recipes for Whole Roasted Chicken with Anchovies and Olives and Mussels Three Ways.
A recent study concludes that living alone is strongly linked to poorer mental health. According to the analysis, the main driver seems to be loneliness.
Researchers examined the links between mental health and living alone.
Some common mental disorders (CMDs) include mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use disorders.
According to some studies, almost one-third of people will experience a CMD in their lifetime.
Harry and Meghan carried out a cull of their exclusive following list, which previously included Kensington Royal — the account of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine Middleton — and Clarence House, that of Charles, Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall.