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How to Take a Virtual Vacation

Between fielding conference calls and tearing through quarantine snacks like we’re running some kind of pandemic stress-marathon, many of us could use a break. That’s not exactly the easiest thing to find when you’re stuck at home—especially if you love to travel. If your preferred form of self-care is venturing to…Read more...
Tags: Mental Health, Virtual Reality, Lifehacks

Headspace appoints former Intuit exec CeCe Morken as president and COO

As it looks to continue along its path of developing clinically validated digital therapeutics for consumer and clinical mental health and wellness, has bulked up its executive team with the addition of longtime Intuit executive, CeCe Morken. Morken will become the company’s first president and chief operating officer, joining the Los Angeles based, billion-dollar-valued, mental wellness after spending thirteen years at Intuit . She previously served as Executive Vice President and General M...
Tags: Health, Wellness, TC, Technology, Articles, Los Angeles, Tech, Mental Health, Starbucks, Gamification, General Electric, Intuit, Executive, Hyatt, Headspace, Pierson

How intermittent fasting changes your brain

Rats that fasted for 16 hours a day showed the greatest increase in hippocampal neurogenesis.If true in humans, intermittent fasting could be a method for fighting off dementia as you age. Intermittent fasting has previously been shown to have positive effects on your liver, immune system, heart, and brain, as well as your body's ability to fight cancer. Intermittent fasting (IF) is not new. Many religious traditions, including Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and Orthodox Christianity have practiced...
Tags: Facebook, Diet, Singapore, Memory, Mental Health, Brain, Innovation, Disease, Alzheimer's, Derek, Intermittent Fasting, Hinduism Islam Buddhism, Prophylactic IF

Sanity, stability and stress-relief: why our beloved pets have never been more important

They are time-keepers, normality-bringers and playthings. Here’s the science behind how cats and dogs help support our mental healthLet’s start with some live updates from pets across the country. As I write this, I’m informed that Oscar the dog is delighting in hoovering up the extra scraps from under the kitchen table after the kids have eaten their home-school snacks and lunches. Morph, another dog in a different house, has become a regular pillow for a one-year-old. Yet another dog, Angus, i...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Family, Cats, Dogs, Molly, Animals, Pets, Life and style, UK News, Mental Health, Netflix, Britain, Health & wellbeing, Claude, Casio

How to tailor various 'anxiety-reducing' techniques to better suit your own needs

Mindfulness is typically described as the ability to become more aware of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being at the present moment, without any negative perceptions.In a 2019 UK-based study, participants who tailored various self-help practices to fit their individual circumstances and anxieties found them much more beneficial after as little as 5 minutes per day. Different mindfulness techniques fit well together – here, we take a look at how to tailor various combinations to suit ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Motivation, UK, Happiness, Research, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Innovation, Consciousness, Emotions, Senses, MBI, HPA, Cognitive Science

Hims launches group therapy services as first foray into broader mental health initiative

Hims, the startup consumer health brand providing out-of-pocket physician services online, has launched group therapy services through its Hims and Hers brands as part of an initial push into mental health services. The company first began exploring opportunities to expand into the mental health category around eight months ago, and accelerated its pace to respond to increased consumer demand cery aused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health and wellness has become a huge business opportunit...
Tags: Health, TC, Articles, Tech, Meditation, Mental Health, Acne, Depression, Diabetes, Disability, Healthcare, Telemedicine, Erectile Dysfunction, Forerunner Ventures, University Of Southern California, Carroll

4 mood-boosting activities to keep your mind happy during COVID-19 lockdown

Expressing your artistic self has profound positive impacts on your mental health and wellbeing during times of stress."Knitting and other forms of textile crafting such as sewing, weaving or crocheting have quite a lot in common with mindfulness and meditation," according to neuroscientist Dr. Sarah McKay.Spending quality time with your pets can also have beneficial impacts, including lowered cortisol levels and a boosted immune system. Arts and crafts Arts and crafts time with your kids (or d...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Happiness, Neuroscience, Virus, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Depression, Creativity, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Personal Growth, Northwestern University, University of Missouri Columbia, Tom Shakespeare

COVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of clinical depression

Isolation, social distancing and extreme changes in daily life are hard now, but the United States also needs to be prepared for what may be an epidemic of clinical depression because of COVID-19.We are clinical psychological scientists at the University of Washington's Center for the Science of Social Connection. We study human relationships, how to improve them, and how to help people with clinical depression, emphasizing evidence-based approaches for those who lack resources. We do not wish ...
Tags: Health, China, US, Mental Health, Depression, United States, Innovation, Disease, Emotions, Minority, University of Washington, Pandemic, University of WashingtonThis, Jonathan Kanter Director of the Center, Katherine Manbeck

As demand for mental health services soars, SonderMind raises $27 million to expand its services

“Our real focus is on democratizing mental healthcare,” says SonderMind co-founder chief executive, Mark Frank. His company, founded back in 2017, is having a moment. With the restrictions and economic stresses caused by the government’s efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in the US, demand for mental health services is soaring. And it’s compounding what was already a mental health crisis in the US.  A 2019 article from Bloomberg Businessweek laid out the scope of the pro...
Tags: Health, TC, Texas, Colorado, US, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Mental Health, United States, Healthcare, Arizona, Oscar, Healthcare Industry, Bloomberg Businessweek, Health Care

Aging Beautifully: How To Stay Looking Young For Longer

Combatting the aging process is no small feat. You want to stay looking young, but you aren’t sure how. Sure, we can do things to stay healthy, like run, go to the gym, and eat a well-balanced diet. These things will keep your body feeling good and your mind in tip-top shape, but looking young is another battle entirely. The external aspect of aging is one that often can’t be stopped. But, we’re going to help you try. Today, we’re going to give you some tips on how to stay looking young for...
Tags: Fashion, Aging, Mental Health, Beauty, Skin Care, Anti-aging, Don, Anti-aging Skincare, Aging / Wrinkles, Aging Skin, Aging skin care

5 effortless, science-backed changes to your isolation workspace that will improve productivity and mental health

Maintaining a proper morning routine (which involves getting dressed in work clothes) and structuring your work-from-home day as you would any other in-office workday can help boost productivity. Organizing your work station (the height of your desk, the use of a proper chair, the cleanliness of your work area) can also impact your mood and productivity levels. Adding a sense of joy and fun to your in-home work environment helps improve your mental state and work ethic, according to designer Ing...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Work, Learning, Environment, Happiness, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Creativity, Work-life balance, Innovation, Ikea, Consciousness, Mind, Goal-setting, Exeter University

What to Do About Your Stress Eating

My family and I have been in quarantine for approximately 14 days and already we have begun to run out of our cache of emergency junk food supplies. Already, two half-gallons of death by chocolate ice cream have been devoured, and as of 2pm today, our Pop-Tart reserves have diminished to a single lowly strawberry one…Read more...
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Mental Health, Lifehacks

New study cautions marijuana beginners to 26 adverse reactions

A team of researchers identified a total of 26 possible adverse reactions to cannabis use.Coughing fits, anxiety, and paranoia are among the top three most common adverse reactions to smoking weed.It was the people who smoke on a less frequent basis who were more likely to have had the bad experiences. "She's fine! She'll be okay." I remember calling down to a concerned pedestrian strolling past my apartment early one evening back in college as my friend gasped and vomited on our porch, brought...
Tags: Psychology, Washington, Mental Health, Brain, Anxiety, Innovation, Washington State University, Cuttler, Carrie Cuttler, Journal of Cannabis Research Now, WSU News With

Why everyone is watching livestreams of normal life amid social distancing

Live webcam views of normal cities and zoo animals are helping many with their cabin fever and anxiety levels.
Tags: Internet, Trends, Mental Health, Emerging Tech, Coronavirus

Nostalgia triggers a reward pathway in our brains, according to science

Nostalgia is defined as a sentimentality for the past and can be unique to each person.Studies have shown that nostalgia can be used to combat loneliness and improve resilience. It can also be used to boost creativity. There is a kind of cooperative activity between memory and reward systems in your brain that plays a very specific role in how we experience nostalgia. Nostalgia is a sentimentality for the past that is unique to each person, as it can be for a specific period in your life that y...
Tags: Psychology, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Creativity, Innovation, Consciousness, Emotions, Self, Personal Growth, University Of Southampton, Sun Yat sen University, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Cognitive Science

Leading VCs discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the world of digital health

In December 2019, Extra Crunch spoke to a group of investors leading the charge in health tech to discuss where they saw the most opportunity in the space leading into 2020. At the time, respondents highlighted startups in digital therapeutics, telehealth and mental health that were improving medical practitioner efficiency or streamlining the distribution of care, amongst a variety of other digital health markets that were garnering the most attention. Where top VCs are investing in digital h...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Science, Funding, Medical, Tech, Policy, Mental Health, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Biotech, Telemedicine, Diagnosis, Kleiner Perkins

Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar Reflects on the Past, Present, and Future of Her Sublime Journey

Steven Universe Future’s final episodes brought Steven and the Crystal Gems’ story to an epic close. They also reinforced one of the most important concepts that shaped Rebecca Sugar’s approach to creating the show ever since she first had the idea for the series. Steven Universe and Future were both sublime in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Parents, Interview, Love, Mental Health, Therapy, Trauma, Animation, Cartoon Network, Uzo Aduba, Steven Universe, Steven, Estelle, Lisa Hannigan, Shelby Rabara, Christine Ebersole

is my body keeping score? personal insights (plus brain dump) after reading the book by bessel van der kolk

When I wrote my beyond-rave review of The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, I purposely omitted some personal reaction and connections I had to the book. Here they are.Moving forward with my own healingOn the list of physical issues that can result from trauma, fibromyalgia is one of the most common -- along with depression, anxiety, stomach issues, and chronic fatigue. I've long ignored the connection between my past experiences and fi...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Sexual Assault, France, Oregon, Iraq, Personal, Mental Health, Ptsd, Afghanistan, Middle East, Emdr, Ontario, McFarlane, Department of Defence, CBT

Get the sleep you deserve with this top-rated app's soothing melodies

Blue light negatively impacts the secretion of melatonin, making it harder for smartphone and computer users to sleep. Meditation has been shown to have a positive impact on sleep by increasing specific neurochemicals while decreasing stress. Relax Melodies can help you get the sleep you need, and it's on sale. The National Sleep Foundation says that 47 million Americans do not get enough restorative sleep, which is detrimental to good health. Poor work performance, increased likelihood ...
Tags: Health, Music, Technology, Sleep, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Innovation, Mind, Sound, National Sleep Foundation, Relax Melodies Meditation App, Google Play Business Insider

Lockdown living: how Europeans are avoiding going stir crazy

People across Europe are finding increasingly inventive ways to protect themselves against the psychological risks of isolationIn Italy they are singing and sharing recipes. In France, humour is saving the day. In Spain, communal staircases have become the new running tracks, and in Germany, ordinarily disorderly hackers are busy coding corona-busting apps.As hundreds of millions of Europeans languish in lockdown, people are finding increasingly inventive ways to keep themselves entertained – an...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Europe, France, Germany, Spain, Society, World news, Mental Health, Italy, Belgium, Coronavirus outbreak

what i'm reading: the body keeps the score by bessel van der kolk

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma is a famous among trauma survivors and the professionals who treat them. I can say without hyperbole or exaggeration that it's one of the most fascinating and meaningful books I've ever read.The Body Keeps the Score is divided into two parts.The first part of the book examines the brain's and body's physical response to trauma. There are essentially two kinds of trauma: the sustained, multiple traumas of childhood abuse an...
Tags: Travel, Boston, Iraq, Mental Health, Ptsd, Afghanistan, Health Care, Emdr, UCSF, Harvard Medical School, DSM, Van Der Kolk, What I'm Reading, Bessel van der Kolk, Alicia Lieberman, Laura K

10 things you did as a kid that you should start doing again

Growing up doesn't mean your life has to be all about work.Studies have shown that playing and being creative has numerous health benefits for adults of all ages.Simple exercises like drawing, finishing a puzzle, or taking breaks outdoors can have a positive impact on your life. Peter Pan had the right idea: growing up is overrated. As adults we often forget to stop and have fun in between paying bills and being productive members of society. We're often stressed about our lives and the world...
Tags: Art, Toys, Games, Nasa, Mental Health, Puzzles, Lego, New York Times, Moon, Innovation, Exercise, Peter Pan, Art Therapy, BPA, American Art Therapy Association, Jeannie Kenkare

4 relationship problems that can be linked back to early childhood

Fear of abandonment or other attachment issues can stem from childhood loss (the death of a parent) but can also stem from mistreatment or emotional neglect as a child. Longitudinal studies have proven that a child's inability to maintain healthy relationships may be significantly impaired by having an insecure attachment to a primary caregiver during their early development. While these are common relationship problems that may be rooted in childhood experiences, as adults, we can break the cyc...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Identity, Relationships, Neuroscience, Mental Health, Ptsd, Personality, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Self, Personal Growth, WINSTON, Bruce Perry

Climate Change's Hotter Days Will Take Toll on Mental Health

Title: Climate Change's Hotter Days Will Take Toll on Mental HealthCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/25/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM
Tags: Mental Health

How to reduce family stress at home

Times are tough , as we’re locked into our homes with family, navigating a reality that feels rather surreal. In addition to the anxiety each of us is feeling for the world at large — and many more for their livelihoods — some people are experiencing increased stress at home. We spoke with two experts on mental health, families, and relationships about how we can take care of our kids, our partners, and, importantly, ourselves. Modeling for our kids “The first thing to do as parents is to se...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Mental Health, Stress Reduction, All, San Francisco Bay Area, Wilkens, Donato, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Susan Wilkens, Kristen Donato, Donato Donato, Wilkens Donato

Coronavirus isolation fuels surge in mental health posts on Instagram

People are sharing their struggles amid the growing pandemic
Tags: News, Instagram, Entertainment, Trends, Social Media, Mental Health, Coronavirus

Hotter Days May Leave You More Stressed, Depressed

The world is warming. That’s no secret. Extreme heat isn’t only dangerous for our physical health, though. New research shows hotter days may hurt our mental health as well.Read more...
Tags: Science, Economics, Mental Health, Extreme Heat

Is It a Panic Attack, or COVID-19?

For the past several days, I’ve been experiencing periods of shortness of breath, fatigue and general soreness. On any normal occasion, I’d dismiss this as part of my generalized anxiety disorder. But now, in our current hellscape, where the symptoms of COVID-19—shortness of breath, in particular—have been drilled…Read more...
Tags: Mental Health, Anxiety, Lifehacks, Coronavirus

Is It a Panic Attack, or the Coronavirus?

For the past several days, I’ve been experiencing periods of shortness of breath, fatigue and general soreness. On any normal occasion, I’d dismiss this as part of my generalized anxiety disorder. But now, in our current hellscape, where the symptoms of COVID-19—shortness of breath, in particular—have been drilled…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Anxiety, Coronavirus