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Our goal is create a resource to help enrich all of our lives.

Here you can find articles on Mindfulness, relationships, IFT, parenting, counselling, stress-management, life-coaching and personal development and more. If there is something that you want to read more about, please let us know. We welcome you to take a look (and read) around.

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So Lonely I Could Die: Social Isolation Greater Public Health Threat Than Obesity
Training the brain to reverse the ‘downward spiral into depression’.

Dr Korb presents his studies in his book ‘The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time’.

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So Lonely I Could Die: Social Isolation Greater Public Health Threat Than Obesity
According to the research, being lonely and social isolation can decrease life expectancy, potentially even more than obesity does.

We all know that being connected to others is a fundamental human need. However this research shows the importance to life quality and longevity may be more far reaching than we previously realised – and the statistics on people who are suffering chronic loneliness is staggering.

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By Melanie Curtain 

 Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent 
Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system Read more…

By Melanie Curtain 

Mindfulness

 

A Basic Meditation to Tame Your Inner Critic – an in-the-moment exercise for confronting the nagging voice in your head.

By Mark Bertin |  May 9, 2016

 

Mindfulness Quiz – How mindful are you? – Do you savor life or let everyday stresses control you?

 

Three Minute Mindfulness Meditation – Develop your skills in stress reduction

By Dr. Susan O’Grady | Apr 8, 2012

 

Jon Kabat-Zin on the Science of Identity – video

By Jon Kabat-Zin | Jan 10 2016

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness (video)

By Philippe Goldin  | Feb 28 2008

 

Neuroscience of mindfulness and anxiety

By Matthew Williams  | Jun 21 2104

Three Benefits of Mindfulness at work 

By Jeremy Adam Smith   | October 26, 2015

 

Mindfulness and running as a treatment for depression

By Mindful.org  | Mar 22 2016

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

By Mark Williams (video) | Dec 21, 2011

 

Mindfulness Meditation and the Brain
By Shauna Shapiro | Jun 20 2014

Executive function and mindfulness

By Jeffrey Schwartz | Jun 11 2014

 

What is Mindfulness? (Video) 
By Jon Kabat-Zin  | January 11, 2016

 

What is the brain’s default mode network?

By Matthew Williams  | Jul 8 2014

The healing power of mindfulness J Kabit-Zinn (video)
By Jon Kabat-Zin | Apr 11 2013

 

The physiology of slow deep breathing

By Matthew Williams  | Jun 27 2015

Scientists are trying to solve the mystery of Awe. Why is awe so good for us?

By Jordan Rosenfeld  | May 26 2016

 

The benefits of ‘(a side-topic of mindfulness)
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2015/april-15/all-about-awe

By Anna Mikulak |

 

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

By Lesley Alderman | November 09 2016

Stress-Management

 

How Stress Affects the Brain (Animation)

By Madhumita Murgia | November 09, 2015

 

What does work-life balance mean in the age of the Internet

By Katie Hayden | January 06, 2016

 

Battling the physical symptoms of stress

By Parneet Parl    | June 23, 2016

Neuroscience

 

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

By Melanie Curtain    | October 26, 2016

 

Memory-reconsolidation – how to permanently erase a negative construct

By Bruce Ecker    | May 07, 2016

 

How playing an instrument benefits your brain – animation

By Anita Collins    | December 22, 2014

Parenting

 

Parenting – What your teen is really saying when they are angry

By Mitch Abblett   | October 23, 2015

 

Parenting – life stages

By Jill Suttie | August 17, 2015

Happiness

 

8 Things Happy People Do

By Think Positive Power  | June 14, 2016

 

Scientists Are Trying to Solve the Mystery of Awe

By Jordan Rosenfeld  | May 26, 2016

 

Can people change? Altruism, the power of compassion to change yourself and the world

By Matthieu Ricard | August 25, 2015

 

Can kindness define who you are?
By Nathan Collins | August 24, 2015

How nature makes you kinder and happier

By Jill Suttie | March 2, 2016

 

Happiness – 4 brain systems and the skills that make it happen (video)
By Richard Davidson | Jan 28 2016

Don’t Fall into the Self-Esteem Trap: Try a Little Self-Kindness

Striving for self-esteem is about trying hard to feel special, above average. It’s absurd. We don’t need to feel extra-special or over the top. We need to touch who we really are in any given moment.

By Kristin Neff   | February 17, 2016

 

How Science Reveals That “Well-Being” Is a Skill – World-renowned neuroscientist Richie Davidson on the scientific factors that shape well-being.

By Stephany Tlalka                          

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