Category Archives: Mental Health

Leer ficción mejora la conectividad y actividad cerebral

Escrito por Christopher Bergland Neurólogos han descubierto que la lectura de novelas puede incrementar la actividad cerebral en una variedad de formas. Este estudio fue hecho en la universidad de Emory. El estudio, llamado “Los efectos de corto y largo … Continue reading

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Awakening to dying and loss

Today we lost Lina. She was a great friend, a loyal companion, and a very grounded presence in our home. She was Ashara’s (our five year-old daughter and resident sage) pet, a witty and steady potato bug. As small and insignificant as … Continue reading

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It’s not just in your head

When you imagine yourself, do you see your mind and your body as separate parts of yourself? If so, your body may not agree with you. The belief that our mind lives in a secluded area of our body has … Continue reading

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How to help a friend in need

When we begin to notice that one of our loved ones is suffering depression, we usually have a feeling of helplessness. We hope that there’s something we could say to make all their pain go away. Although our intentions have … Continue reading

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New Year’s Blues: What is depression?

Depression is a psychological condition in which we lose appetite for life. Symptoms can be lack of self care, unchanging and prolonged low moods, loss of appetite, insomnia, etc. Depression can be understood in two non exclusive fundamental ways. The … Continue reading

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Depression: 52 pick me ups

Taking medication as a way to deal with depression is not for everyone. The good news is that it’s far from being the only path towards emotional well-being. Our colleague, Nicole McCance, has compiled 52 tips on how to breakthrough … Continue reading

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Aromatherapy and the 5 Stages of Grief

Grief is a wise, mysterious and frightening healer. It has an elemental role in emotion and relationship, but it will not be controlled or befriended. Grief’s nature is watery. Powerful, slippery and unpredictable, it seems to fill every space. One … Continue reading

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