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Belief Effects

Thoughts affect biology, and this is well established in the fields of medicine and psychology. This phenomenon is called a belief effect. As examples, look at both the placebo and nocebo effects, which I've highlighted on this platform before. In a nutshell, a placebo is when a patient expects a...

The Big Picture in Life

We are inundated with numerous stressors in our adult lives - jobs stress, financial stress, relationship stress - the list goes on and on. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s not going away, and it doesn't seem to be getting better. Stress, fear and anxiety are...

The Quickest Way to Feel Better

When you are down in the dumps, how do you make yourself feel better? I mean quickly and naturally, without any chemical intervention (not that pharmaceuticals are bad). There are 2 ingredients, so to speak, to feeling better almost instantly. One has to do with the body, and the other...

The Key to Improving Mental Health

The key to lasting improvement in mental health and well-being, based upon scientific research and personal experience, is all about improving our brain. Specifically, the logical portion, the part responsible for planning and action, self-control, and decision making. And that is the prefrontal cortex. It's all about using greater logic...

Resilience

In her outstanding book “Good Anxiety", Dr. Wendy Suzuki talks extensively about resilience. She describes its importance for well-being, it’s relationship to stress, and how to build more of it. Resilience is essentially one’s ability to bounce back from hardship, from stress or trauma. It’s like the yin to stress...