New research says singing daily reduces stress, clears sinuses, and helps you live longer

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Music makes everything better! It can relieve pain, reduces stress, makes you work harder, and helps you relax. Music is one of life’s most beautiful gifts. To quote Jimi Hendrix: Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. One of the best ways…

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You Can Get PTSD By Staying in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

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Recognizing the signs When thinking about abuse, physical abuse may come to mind first. But abuse can come in many forms. Emotional abuse is just as serious as physical abuse and often precedes it. Sometimes they happen together. If you’re wondering whether it’s happening to you, here are some of the signs: yelling name-calling spewing insults or…

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The Benefits of CBD for People with Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders

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If you are someone who struggles with sleep, has struggle with sleep, and continues to struggle with sleep… nothing – I repeat, nothing – fills you with envy more than listening to someone talk about the unbelievably soothing slumber they had the night before. The reason sleep loss is about so much more than bags…

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New Study Links Cured Meats to Insomnia, Mental Disorders

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Currently, the paleo diet is a very popular diet trend. I’ve noticed more bone broths, collagens and a wide range of jerky-type snacks at numerous grocers. For many, grabbing a jerky stick is a quick nutritious protein-dense snack, and the varieties available have come a long way since the original Slim Jim brand I remember…

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Mushrooms For Depression: FDA Approves Psilocybin for Clinical Trials

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Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in fungi. Most of us associate “Magic mushrooms” with hippie culture. But did you know that ancient rock drawings may indicate that “shrooms” were used as far back as 9000 BC?[1] Magic mushrooms are illegal and categorized as a controlled substance in the United States, however, the FDA has recently…

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13 Signs Of Gaslighting In Your Relationship, Beware!

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Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that’s seen in abusive relationships. It’s the act of manipulating a person by forcing them to question their thoughts, memories, and the events occurring around them. A victim of gaslighting can be pushed so far that they question their own sanity. The term “gaslightingâ€� comes from a play…

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10 Signs You Grew Up Chronically Lonely

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It’s pretty common to feel isolated in adulthood- long-distance friendships are basically the norm and everyone’s so busy, it’s hard to connect. But children can be lonely too, even if they’re not actually alone. Here are the some of the subtle signs of a lonely kid: Signs of a Lonely Kid 1. Incessant Talking Kids…

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How to Use Japanese Shiatsu Massage on Your Hands to Beat Stress

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According to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of American adults regularly experience stress-induced physical symptoms, with another 73%  experiencing psychological symptoms. The big 2 causes are money and work, with 3 out of every 4 Americans experiencing stress citing one of these as their #1 gripe. For many, feeling anxious occurs with alarming regularity…

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Subtle Signs That Your Partner Is Emotionally Abusing You

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Anytime we embark on a new relationship, we are essentially taking a gamble. After all, we don’t really know someone until we get comfortable with them, or vice-versa… (and even then, do we still know?) No person knowingly enters into a traumatic relationship. Obviously, there are the noticeable signs when someone rubs us the wrong…

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Why People With Mental Illnesses Always Feel So Tired

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Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. is living with some form of mental illness. For these people, just getting out of bed can be the hardest thing to do. Then comes the basic tasks like brushing your teeth and changing your clothes to look presentable to the outside world…all the while, you are…

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How Drawing Helps 19-Year-Old Artist, Kate Fenner, Cope with Schizophrenia

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Every now and then, we like shining the spotlight on the incredibly talented artists we come across like this painter-goldsmith duo who turns your kids’ drawings into unforgettable pieces of jewelry or Al Margen, whose drawings highlight the deepest and darkest aspects of society. Today, we’re turning that spotlight towards Californian Kate Fenner or, on…

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One Early Sign of Alzheimer’s That May Show Up Before Others (Not Memory Loss)

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When it comes to Alzheimer’s, most people probably assume that one of the first symptoms of this brain disease is memory loss. Although Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are typically characterized by a gradual (and sometimes rapid) decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills, researchers from Washing University in St. Louis may have found…

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Intrusive Thoughts: The Debilitating Anxiety Symptom No One Ever Talks About

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Over the last few years, anxiety disorders have risen to the top of America’s most common mental illness. Every single year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), they affect 40,000,000 people aged 18 and older. [1] That’s almost 1 in every 5 people! The silver lining in all of this is…

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Studies: Common Prescription Drugs Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

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We wish it wasn’t the case but, unfortunately, memory loss is a hot topic. People have countless questions about brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. What really causes it? Will there ever be a cure? Are there any natural preventatives? How do my other medications that I’m taking affect my risk of such problems?…

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New Research Says Anxiety Disorders And Depression Are Linked To Narcissistic Abuse

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Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders, but it wasn’t always a “disorder.” In fact, anxiety is an evolutionary response encoded in you that helps you detect and deal with threats. For early man, living out in the wild, anxiety kept humanity on its toes and alert to predators. In modern society, though, anxiety isn’t…

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New Research Says Magic Mushrooms Actually Turn Off Part Of The Brain That Causes Depression

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For thousands of years, humans have consumed psilocybin mushrooms for their psychoactive “tripping” effects. Seen primarily as a recreational drug, most people eat them for the euphoria and the visuals. But science is revealing that the humble mushroom is actually useful for more than a good time. Controlled studies have revealed that magic mushrooms can…

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8 Signs You May Be Depressed and Why

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Everyone goes through highs and lows at various times in life. There are often bumps in the road along the way which throw us off and cause emotional upset. How do we know if we are experiencing temporary sadness, or if it’s a deeper issue like depression? What is Depression? Depression is a widespread, but…

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New Research Says Cannabis is Extremely Effective Against Depression and PTSD

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Marijuana and the United States government have had a rocky relationship for the last 70 or so years, but now, it’s becoming clear that cannabis can actually help the very people the government has damaged through endless warfare. As many as 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans return home with Post-traumatic stress disorder, a…

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Chronically Ill Man Releases Audio of Hospital Staff Offering Assisted Death

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Can you imagine having an incurable brain disorder that has left you bed-ridden, unable to feed yourself or speak properly, and limited your ability to move your arms and legs? How about being in that circumstance and only being given two options: (1) pay $1,800 a day to keep your hospital bed or (2) medically…

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4 Bedtime Drinks to Improve Sleep and Aid Weight Loss (Recipes)

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Do you ever have those days where you leave home only to be hit by a reality you haven’t noticed in a while? Everyone’s walking around with raccoon eyes and blank stares on their faces, looking unkempt and sluggish, seeming like they’ve kind of given up… It’s not just you who has been noticing. Just…

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Do You Have ‘Memory Thief Syndrome’? The Link Between Dementia and Hearing Loss

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What is Dementia? The World Health Organizing defines dementia as “a syndrome—usually of a chronic or progressive nature—in which there is a deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability toprocess thought) beyond what might be expected of normal aging. It affects memory, thinking,orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgment.â€� (1) It isn’t strange that…

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Top 6 CBD Oil Uses Every Woman Over 39 Needs to Know

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Did you notice it? The very day you blew out more than 39 candles on your birthday cake, things started to take a subtle shift. You used to be able to sleep through the night, and now you’re suddenly dealing with insomnia. You thought painful periods were a thing of the past? “Think again,” says your…

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Hands Down the Best Natural Way to Beat Stress & Anxiety

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Jump Straight To… Does Sex Relieve Stress? 4 Science-Based Reasons We Say Yes Thanks… But There’s Still a HUGE Problem This Trick is Helping Women Break the Stress-Sex Cycle Sometimes words like ‘tired,’ ‘stressed out,’ and ‘busy’ just don’t cut it. At this point, most adults have a lifestyle of chronic stress. So much so that…

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New Research Says Worry and Anxiety Are Linked to High IQ

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If you’re like me, you think a little too much. Your thoughts and ideas swirl around so much in your mind that it can be hard to get much done, and it results in anxiety. Relax. According to a new study, excessive worry isn’t exactly a bad thing. In some cases, it could mean you have…

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Reiki 101: Benefits and How to Practice at Home

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It is estimated that in 2018 alone there will be over 1.7 million new cases of people being diagnosed with cancer. With this and other health complications like anxiety, diabetes and arthritis on the rise people are searching for alternative ways of relieving their symptoms. For many, the solution is to turn to medication, but…

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How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety in 10-Minutes or Less

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For those of us with hectic lives, peace and serenity are illusive states. We scroll through our newsfeed and are constantly bombarded with people in a relaxed state, with not a care in the world. In reality, though, we all experience stress and anxiety, and for most of us it’s a daily occurrence. It’s not…

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8 Phrases Toxic People Use to Reduce Your Self-Esteem

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A toxic person is someone who damages your self-worth. They are selfish, manipulative and don’t take responsibility for their actions. Using subtle words and phrases they will do their best to hurt your self-esteem in order to bring you down. Here are 8 phrases to look out for to help you identify if there is…

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EFT Tapping For Stress & Anxiety (Detailed Exercise Guide)

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When you start to feel depressed or suffer from other emotional and internal issues, what are some of the things you do to cheer yourself up? Meditate, binge watch your favorite television show, or talk to your family and friends. If you do, then consider adding EFT as another alternative solution to tackling your internal issues. What…

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7 Most Common Signs of a Brain Tumor

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Brain tumors are the 22nd most common type of cancer worldwide but rank number 12 in terms of mortality (1). That’s why it’s so important to recognize the symptoms of a brain tumor early on. May is brain tumor awareness month, and the most common signs of a brain tumor are things you should be…

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A Bad Boss Can Make Their Employees Sick!

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Working full time can take a lot out of you. Whether it’s because you’re sitting down for most of the day, working crazy shifts, or just not getting enough sleep, it can take a toll on your body. A lot of people focus on how their jobs can negatively impact their physical health (so they…

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Israeli Research Links Acetaminophen During Pregnancy to Autism, ADHD

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Over the last few years, there has been a growing concern around acetaminophen. Some scientists are convinced that acetaminophen (which is the active ingredient in Tylenol) can dull the brain’s response to certain stimuli and even make you less empathetic towards people in pain. On top of all of this, an extensive study now suggests…

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How 82-Year-Old Sylvia Hatzer Reversed Dementia On A Mediterranean Diet

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It must have been heart-breaking for Mark Hatzer to realize his mother Sylvia, an 82-year-old dementia sufferer, could no longer recognize her own son. The last thing he wanted was to lose another parent but as her condition worsened, Sylvia was admitted to North Manchester General Hospital for her own safety. During her time there,…

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The Quality, Quantity, and Composition of Gut Bacteria May Have Enormous Influence On Your Brain

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr.Mercola. The quality, quantity, and composition of the bacteria in your gut have enormous influence on your brain. Dr. David Perlmutter explores this phenomenon in great detail in his new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-for Life. Dr…. View Article

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The Spiritual Consequences Of Alcohol Consumption

Pierre Van ZylBeverages, Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Life & Spirituality, Mental Health, Nerve, Other

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Alcohol is a large part of our society. We drink it when we go out to brunch, lunch, and dinner, when we have guests over, we go out for drinks to catch up with old friends or for a first date, and cheers each other enthusiastically to celebrate birthdays, weddings, graduations, and the like. Whether… View Article

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5 Easy Yoga Poses for Amazing Sleep (with Photos)

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at PaleoHacks. Are you getting your recommended seven to eight hours of sleep a night? If not, you might be one of the 30 percent of adults (1) suffering from symptoms of insomnia. These yoga for insomnia poses can help. Not getting enough sleep is now recognized… View Article

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18 Signs You Have ADHD And Do Not Know It (Even If You’re An Adult)

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at  Medical News Today. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that makes it difficult to pay attention, remain organized, and listen. Living with the condition can affect relationships, educational pursuits, and careers. ADHD is more common in childhood, but about 4 percent of American adults also… View Article

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Magnesium Deficiency May Be Causing Most Major Depression and Mental Health Problems Including IQ Loss

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All of us like to opt for a nutritious diet that supplies us with adequate levels of vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, with our busy lifestyle, sometimes this ideal cannot be met which can lead to the development of micronutrient deficiencies. Today, an estimated 80% of American adults are not reaching optimal daily levels of magnesium! Though… View Article

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59 Natural Remedies For 12 Common Ailments

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If you’ve ever had a nagging cold, relentless migraines, or acne that just won’t go away, chances are you’ve tried every drug, cream, and medicine on the market. Unfortunately, many of these drugs have both known and unknown side effects, such as a damaged stomach lining or making you drowsy, that effect our future health and… View Article

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Mom Survives Bitter Relationship, Loses 126 Pounds, and Takes Her Life Back

Pierre Van ZylBody, Family and Parenting, Fitness, Hearty Beauty, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Hearty Soul Activism, Life & Spirituality, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Relationships, Weight Loss

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We love it when we read a story about people who turn horrible situations into positive ones, change their lives, and inspire others around them to do the same. This is why we can’t help but share Lisseth Exposito’s incredible weight loss transformation which started- and ended- because of the severe verbal and emotional abuse… View Article

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10 Safer Deodorant Options That are Not Linked to Hormone Imbalances, Alzheimer’s or Cancer

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This guest post was written by Elisha of My Health Maven. She is deeply passionate about educating people and empowering them to lead healthier lives. We encourage you to check out her blog and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! We are all striving to live healthier lives. Eliminating toxins in your foods and… View Article

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