Posts tagged depression

Forest Bathing: The Ultimate All-Natural Therapy

The Japanese are suffering from a health crisis: High stress. With the third-highest suicide rate in the world, chronic stress has been ravaging the island nation for decades. In fact, Japan is so stressed, they even have a word, karōshi (過労死), which roughly translates to “death by overworking.” The stress crisis has led to a number of solutions in Japanese healthcare and culture. One in…

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Expressing Feelings: Why It’s Time to Embrace Your Emotions

Expressing feelings have gotten a bad rep. Social media prides us on relentless positivity, we’re encouraged to persevere through tough situations with an unwavering smile on our face and then we’re praised for being so strong. Many of us even feel ashamed when we feel a “bad” emotion like sadness or anger, and instead, we opt to keep those feelings to ourselves while we put…

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What is ASMR: ASMR Relaxation Techniques

Ever wonder what is ASMR? It stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is characterized by experiencing a tingling sensation on the skin. It’s most commonly triggered by audio and visual media. What is ASMR? If you’ve never heard the term ASMR, you’re likely in the majority. But don’t be surprised if you’ve ever experienced the sensation. People are beginning to discover what ASMR is,…

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Strategies to Preserve the Future of Happiness

The rise of technology in our everyday lives comes at a cost. Not only are we more connected than ever, we are also more depressed and dissatisfied with our lives than ever. Some people even go to the extreme of cutting technology from their lives entirely, believing they were happier without. In her book, The Future of Happiness Amy Blankson assures that we can learn…

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