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Improving Well-Being With Art

Art, in its various forms, offers a profound means of expression and emotional processing, beneficial for mental health. Engaging in artistic activities like painting, drawing, sculpture, and digital arts can significantly reduce stress, enhance mood, and even improve cognitive function. It also finds support in spiritual texts like the Bible,...

Neurotheology: Spiritual Neuroscience

Neurotheology is a scientific field of study where researchers observe how our brain works when we are feeling spiritual, or when we believe in something bigger than ourselves. They examine how these beliefs show up in and affect our brains.  Neurotheology is sometimes called "spiritual neuroscience." It's all about understanding...

Equanimity: A Key to Mental Fitness

Equanimity is a term that might not come up in everyday conversation, but its significance, especially in the context of mental health and fitness, cannot be overstated. At its core, equanimity refers to a state of psychological stability. And this is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain,...

Cultivating Purpose Through Peace

We all have many purposes in life, but how do we know what our true calling is? The answer may lie in the notion of peace. Peace is a profound sense of tranquility and calmness, a feeling that things are right in your world. When you're deciding what to focus...

Improve Well-Being with Creativity

Creativity, a simple practice proven to reduce stress and anxiety while promoting well-being, encompasses a broad range of activities. It's not the form of creativity that matters, but the expression of your uniqueness to the world. Dr. Wendy Suzuki, a neuroscience and psychology professor at New York University's Center for...