Stop drinking, keep reading, look after your hearing: a neurologist’s tips for fighting memory loss and Alzheimer’s

When does forgetfulness become something more serious? And how can we delay or even prevent that change? We talk to brain expert Richard Restak: Stop drinking, keep reading, look after your hearing: a neurologist’s tips for fighting memory loss and Alzheimer’s

The Most Important Skill Set in Mental Health

55,000 studies reveal three pillars of psychological flexibility. Source: The Most Important Skill Set in Mental Health

Think different

Bathe your mind in this thinking…

The Most Eye Opening 10 Minutes Of Your Life via @BreneBrown

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston. Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Braving the Wilderness.

How to Handle Rejection

Rejection: We all can feel it. Consider these sources and solutions: How to Handle Rejection

Why Second-Guessing Yourself Might Not Be All Bad

Second-guessing yourself can be painful. But with control, it can be helpful. Source: Why Second-Guessing Yourself Might Not Be All Bad

Why Is Every New TV Show About Scammers?

There’s a limit to how often we can question our faith in humanity, and the latest TV trend seems like it wants to push us beyond it. Source: Why Is Every New TV Show About Scammers?

btw, if you haven’t seen Netflix’s “Inventing Anna” (the subject of the featured image) , I highly recommended it. See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8740976/reference/

How One Fleeting Mindful Minute Completely Changed My Life via @TinyBuddha

At a time when life felt stressful and overwhelming, one fleeting mindful moment opened me up to peace like I never imagined possible. Source: How One Fleeting Mindful Minute Completely Changed My Life – Tiny Buddha

The Compliment I Most Want Said at My Funeral

To be the same person at home as you publicly portray to others is a consistency not everyone achieves. Source: The Compliment I Most Want Said at My Funeral

The Four Buddhist Mantras for Turning Fear into Love

“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer that person is your presence.” Read more here: The Four Buddhist Mantras for Turning Fear into Love

Mindfulness Is Key to Happiness In Modern Mental Health

When Western psychology meets Eastern philosophy: Mindfulness Is Key to Happiness In Modern Mental Health

Needless Angers: Can They Be Eliminated?

Anger poisons relationships, yet anger can easily become a too-frequent habit. Learn more here: Needless Angers: Can They Be Eliminated?

How to Be Resilient in an Overwhelming World 

“The key to cultivating internal calm amidst ever-present stress. Hacking our brain begins with a clear knowledge of the three executive systems that run our cognitive processing. We’ll refer to them as the first executive (amygdala, fear response), second executive (frontal-parietal lobe, logic, and problem-solving), and third executive (DMNempathy, and self-awareness). This control panel of sorts gives us a comprehensive view of the ways that our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings interact at any given moment.” Go to the source: How to Be Resilient in an Overwhelming World 

How Facing Fears Helps to Protect Your Mental Health

Learn difference-making tips to conquer your fears at home and work. Source: How Facing Fears Helps to Protect Your Mental Health

Let Go, Find Warmth: 11 Mindfulness Practices for the Winter Blues

These mindfulness resources can help us treat ourselves with compassion when we could use a bit more warmth and light. Source: Let Go, Find Warmth: 11 Mindfulness Practices for the Winter Blues

5 Ways to Manage Disappointment

Disappointment can lead to a downward spiral. Read this to ‘check yo’self before you wreck yo’self’! Go to the source: 5 Ways to Manage Disappointment

Here’s another post I did on the topic 10 years ago and there’s more reading here

How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours via @zenhabits

Leo Babauta writes ‘so many of us feel a scarcity of time: we feel rushed, like there’s not enough time to do everything, always behind, never feeling like we’re doing enough. This problem is called “time scarcity,” and it’s one of the most common stresses in our society. So how do we deal with this?’ Continue reading: How to Make the Most of Your 24 Hours – zen habits

5 Symptoms of Repressed Anger

What repressed anger looks like. Source: 5 Symptoms of Repressed Anger

Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen! via @abrianclark

My brother from a different mother down under Brian Clark shared this article with me to kick off the new year and I think it’s worthy of your attention as well: “social media and many other facets of modern life are destroying our ability to concentrate. We need to reclaim our minds while we still can”. Sounds like a worthy endeavor! Read the article here: Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen

If you really want to drill down on this issue, here’s a book from the author of the Guardian article that could help:

Resolutions for a Life Worth Living: Attainable Aspirations Inspired by Great Humans of the Past

Life-tested wisdom on how to live from James Baldwin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Leo Tolstoy, Seneca, Toni Morrison, Walt Whitman, Viktor Frankl, Rachel Carson, and Hannah Arendt. Source: Resolutions for a Life Worth Living: Attainable Aspirations Inspired by Great Humans of the Past

Committing to Joy via @TaraBrach

What makes joy rare? How do we awaken this beautiful capacity to embrace life? In this talk Tara explores the obstacles to joy and the attitude and practices that free us to “love what is.”

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