Is Your Child Depressed? How to Look for Signs of Depression in Children

Many assume that children are unable to suffer from depression. They view children as too young and innocent to undergo a complex emotion such as depression. They look at the responsibility-free life of kids and cannot believe that they would be encumbered by mental illness.

The tragic truth is that children, starting from as young as 3, can and do suffer from depression. Read more

How to Get Healthy In 12 Simple Ways

Health is not valued till sickness comes in.” — Thomas Fuller

Health is an important part of life that many of us take for granted. When we’re healthy, we don’t pay attention to how we feel. Only when we fall ill do we usually think about making healthy choices.

But to enjoy good health overall, we need to develop healthy habits that will help put us on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Read more

What Do When You Can’t Sleep: The Perfect Bedtime Routine

You’ve been up for hours counting sheep yet you can’t seem to fall asleep. The night slowly slips by until you are forced to awaken in the morning, exhausted and frustrated. If you’re here now, you’ve decided that enough is enough. Read more

The Simplest Guide on How to Be Healthy

Happiness, health, and wealth are the three great pursuits of the modern person. And while being happy or wealthy won’t necessarily make you healthy, good health certainly contributes to your overall well-being. For someone looking to optimize his or her life, health is a great place to start.

But how to start? Read more

The Hidden Power of Negative Thinking

Life coaches, happiness gurus, and therapists of all stripes say the same thing: feeling happy starts with happy thoughts. They say: think positive! Banish negative thoughts from your mind, and fill it with images of achievements and that sports car you’ve always wanted. While positive thinking certainly has an important role to play in success, it turns out that negative thoughts may play an important role in enabling you to create the life you want. Read more

The Four Sleep Stages: What They Are, Why They Matter, and How to Improve Them

In general, we tend to think of sleep as a binary: you’re either asleep or you’re awake. Yet the reality is far more complex and fascinating. Sleep consists of four distinct phases, all of which are essential to short-term energy and long-term health.

In this post, we’ll take a look at each of the stages, examine how they affect your health and explore ways that you can optimize each stage of sleep in order to improve your overall health and well-being.

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Can’t Focus at Work? Try These 6 Tips

Let’s admit it, while we all put in a hard day’s work it can be difficult to stay focused throughout the day. There are social media networks to check. There are TV shows to watch. Why work when you could be instant messaging your best friend? Internet access means distractions are easily accessible. When you can’t focus at work, the end result is that your mind wanders away and your to-do list gets even longer. Read more

What Is Oxidative Stress? How to Identify and Overcome It

Antioxidants. Inflammation. Metabolism. Free radicals.

If you’re interested in health, these terms have at least entered your periphery. They are hard to avoid: During the last few decades, these terms have gained a lot of steam. They are popping up in every conceivable space in the health world — from listicles to food labels to instructions coming from your dietitian’s mouth.

So how do they all relate and how can you process all of this information to make good decisions about your health? Read more

9 Ways to Think Calm and Happy Thoughts

Many, if not all of us, are on a journey to find happiness. But happiness isn’t an end destination — it’s an ongoing practice, much like patience or mindfulness. More often than not, we can choose to be happy. We can train our brain to be positive. We can let happy thoughts flow in and out of us. A happy life is within reach; we just have to make sure we’re equipped with the right tools to reach for it. Read more

6-Step Morning Routine for Less Stress and More Productivity

A good morning routine can completely overhaul your life. But waking up is hard, and you don’t want to do something complicated. Very few people have the time or energy early in the morning for a hour-long workout and reading book chapters, as some recommend.

Instead, consider this easy, effective morning routine. Read more