Walking: The Mental Health and Physical Benefits

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best solutions. After a stressful day at work, or if you’re in the middle of trying to solve a problem, or if you want to jump start your creativity, walking – apparently – helps. Walking lowers your blood pressure, improves memory, and strengths your immune system. According to author […]

Addicted to Love? What Real-Life Sex Addiction Is.

Singer Robert Palmer’s 1986 megahit “Addicted to Love” – along with its memorable music video – has become a cultural stable in the United States since its release. Few people may not know, however, that being addicted to love, or, more accurately, being addicted to sex, is a real problem that remains problematic for some […]

October is National ADHD Awareness Month: Why It Matters

Those who suffer from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may find it hard to sit still, concentrate, or follow through on finishing a task. In the 1980s and 1990s, researchers and clinicians were just beginning to understand the disorder, and, since then, there has been a flood of new information about ADHD, and now it remains […]

Why Meditation Matters

Asking “Why Meditation Matters?” is a deceptively simple question. Upon closer inspection, however, an individual may learn that meditation – though not intended to be cumbersome or difficult – actually takes some practice to master. Meditation comes in many forms: walking meditation, breathing meditation, sitting meditation, standing meditation . . . but most types of […]

Solitude: When It’s OK to be Alone

At most times and in most places – at least in Western Cultures – there appears to be a stigma toward those who choose to be alone. Not just romantically but also generally. Who would rather stay home on a Saturday night, when all of your friends are going to a party? Who would opt […]

Recurrences of Depressive Episodes

Those who suffer from depressive episodes may understand how debilitating it can be. According to the authors of a recent study, about half of the people who suffer from a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) for the first time will also experience reoccurrences. This means that the likelihood of experiencing more than one MDE is about […]