Tag Archives: health

Good news – talking to yourself is not crazy

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Here’s good news for those who talk to themselves (like me).

Science says talking to yourself actually helps you psychologically

Starre Vartan, writing for MNN has the details at the link below.

“In fact, science has now shown that talking to yourself has a number of benefits. It can improve self-image and confidence levels. So as goofy as Stuart Smalley’s messages about being “good enough, and smart enough” were, science says that it’s beneficial to remind yourself of those things. Verbally. Out loud.” – Starre Vartan

Source: Why talking to yourself isn’t the least bit crazy | MNN – Mother Nature Network

What are medicinal mushrooms?

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Passing along an interesting article on a food you might not give much thought to – mushrooms.

The info comes to us from the folks at MNN. 

Angela Nelson has compiled a host of facts about mushrooms with amazing properties. (See link below.)

Let me know what you think 🙂

Over the last few years, we’ve had several “foods of the moment,” including turmeric, chia seeds and beets. But more recently, medicinal mushrooms seem to be the latest inductee to the list, thanks to their numerous science-based health benefits, from reducing inflammation to destroying cancer cells and boosting immune response.” – Angela Nelson

Source: Medicinal mushrooms are the new turmeric | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Life Tips: 28 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

“When the journey of self-betterment begins, we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves. It is a constant journey where we must be honest and open to change. Often we find improvement advice can be too metaphysical and theoretical. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve.” – Deniz Yalim

via 28 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself — BayArt

Wellness Tips: Mindful people do these 7 things differently

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Looking for bite-sized morsels of wisdom and spiritual inspiration?

The site hackspirit.org offers regular posts on topics ranging from meditation to healthy lifestyle advice, and everything in between.

Below is a nice little collection of mindfulness tips from the Hack Spirit team that I found helpful.

Check out the mindfulness tips and let me know what you think.

“I’m sure you’ve heard before: “Live in the moment and you’ll be happy.” But as true as this statement is, it’s not exactly easy. How are you meant to live in the moment when your mind won’t stop?” – Hack Spirit

Source: 7 Things Mindful People Do Differently – Hack Spirit

Here’s why silence is good for you

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Are you sick of noise?

Many people (including yours truly) are coming to the realization that silence is becoming increasingly harder to find.

If you thought your desire for quietude was somehow abnormal, think again.

New research offers evidence silence might have physiological benefits (besides simply feeling good), such as encouraging growth of new brain cells.

Starre Vartan (writing for Mother Nature Network) highlights the importance of silence in a new article (see link below).

Do you actively seek out a few minutes of silence every day?

“It’s gotten really loud out there — and constant noise is no longer confined to cityscapes.” – Starre Vartan

Source: Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can you find it? | MNN – Mother Nature Network