Emotional-Mental-Health

Emotional & Mental Health

Learn the everyday things you can do to improve your overall mental health and mindset. Here you will find helpful tips about stress management, new daily routines, changing your diet or even adjusting your sleep schedule. We strive to educate and provide helpful tips derived from clinical studies and scientific research to give you the tools you need to perform at your very best.

Serotonin- What It Is And Why Your Body Needs It

7 Natural Ways To Increase Your Body’s Serotonin

    Article At-A-Glance: Serotonin is a powerful neurotransmitter that is involved with a host of processes within the body. Serotonin is one of your ‘happy chemicals,’ and helps regulate your mood. Some research indicates that serotonin levels may impact bone mineral density. Serotonin is a precursor to the sleep hormone melatonin. Signs of a…

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How to Find the Best Morning Routine for You

  Article At-A-Glance: One of the most common things successful people share is a good morning routine. Not only does it help increase productivity; it has benefits for both the mind and body. Many high-performers include some form of meditation or prayer in their morning ritual. Finding some kind of positive reading or listening material…

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What Exactly Is Cognitive Function? Plus 5 Ways To Improve Yours!

  At some point you’ve likely heard the term ‘cognitive function,’ but you might have wondered, ‘what does it really mean?’ A good starting point is understanding the word cognition. Cognition comes from the Latin word cognoscere, which means ‘to get to know.’ Cognition refers to your ability to perceive, react, make decisions, and respond…

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Your Smartphone Could Be Negatively Impacting Your Brain…

  Article At-A-Glance: Although practically indispensable in today’s society, smartphones may be negatively impacting our brains. Constant ringing, texts, and alerts can create a state of ongoing stress in our brains. Some research concludes that excessive screen time may be linked to lesser cognitive development in young children. Over-reliance on cell phones may affect memory…

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How Gratitude Can Help You Sleep Better

  Article At-A-Glance: Not only is gratitude correlated to happiness; it also may promote deeper and more refreshing sleep. Gratitude has a demonstrated effect on the body, activating the brain’s sleep center and boosting the neurotransmitter serotonin. Gratitude rituals before bed may impact sleep quality, and quiet the mind. To reap the benefits of gratitude…

Finding ‘The Flow’ May Unlock Your Brain's Potential

Finding ‘The Flow’ May Unlock Your Brain’s Potential

Article At-A-Glance: A “Flow State” is a psychological term for when you are lost in the moment and performing at a high level. Although Flow Psychology is a new field, researchers find that flow states can boost creativity, productivity and mood. Scientists have discovered ways to intentionally ‘hack’ into your flow state. These are called…

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The Effects of Love on the Brain

Article At-A-Glance: Love is talked about constantly in culture, but few realize the powerful effects of love on the brain. Love activates hormones that drive us into a state of euphoria and in some cases reduced functionality. Research shows that the impact of love on the brain can be addictive. Love can activate brain regions…

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9 Ways Your Child Might Be Saying, “I’m Anxious”

Article-At-A-Glance: Unlike with adults, stress in children can sometimes be hard to recognize. This is partly because children cannot fully verbalize complex emotions. Although children cannot fully express their feelings, there are tell-tale signs when they are anxious. There are numerous ways to address emotional stress in children. These could include play therapy, peaceful parenting…

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While You Sleep Your Brain Is Far From Dormant

Article At-A-Glance: Although your mind is unconscious, your body and brain remain busy during sleep. Sleep is broken down into 4 key phases, and each phase has a specific function. Stage 1 and 2 are phases of light sleep. During this time your body temperature drops, and you disengage from your surroundings. In Stage 3…

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Is Swimming The Best Exercise For Your Brain?

Article At-A-Glance: Although all exercises may offer some type of brain health benefit, swimming may increase brain power in unique ways. Swimming may boost blood flow to the brain in ways that other land-based exercises don’t. Swimming may have special mood-boosting properties. Swimming could help you find a good night’s rest. Unlike many other sports,…

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