Nature Benefits Our Health

Nature Benefits Our Health

Humans’ alienation from nature can lead to “diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses” The evidence shows we can boost our health and well-being by taking time to revel in nature, and there is even research showing just how much time one should spend in nature to reap […]

Living Near the Ocean has Real Health Benefits

Living Near the Ocean has Real Health Benefits

Many people dream of living near the ocean, there is a reason why, as coastal living may be good for mental health, according to a study by researchers from the University of Exeter, England.  The research builds on prior studies linking natural environments to mental health and well-being, and suggests that you may be able […]

Some Secrets of ‘Very Happy’ People

Some Secrets of ‘Very Happy’ People

We all agree that being happy is a desirable goal, but its not always simple to achieve. “The emotion we call happiness is more of a bottom-up or inside-out experience than Top-down or Outside-in,” Heidi Hanna, PhD., executive director of the American Institute of Stress. “We need to connect with the basic things that really […]

Stress, Anxiety and the Human Brain

Stress, Anxiety and the Human Brain

Stress, Anxiety and the Human Brain Because stress and anxiety can take so many forms and have so many triggers, brain reactions to it vary a lot. Fortunately, neuroscientists have made tremendous progress in the last few decades toward revealing the underlying neural circuitry of these problems. When stress and anxiety escalates to a level […]