Every day, we share a handful of insightful links on our Facebook page centered around the topics of behavioral & mental health, happiness, relationships, substance abuse, St. Johns County community resources and more.
Here’s a summary of all of the links and resources we shared over the past week.
- Just How Much Power Does the Mind Have to Heal the Body? – A new book explores scientists’ attempts to harness the placebo effect.
- During Brain Awareness Week and beyond, collaboration is key – Every March, we celebrate Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. This year, I am especially excited as support for efforts to better understand the brain seems to be gaining tremendous momentum.
- When I Stopped Trying to Be Something My Brain Wasn’t Wired to Be – Labels are words we use to describe ourselves, a thing or someone else. Some people think labels put you in a box and limit what you believe you can do.
- How False Memory Changes What Happened Yesterday – It’s such a terrifying but beautiful notion that every day you wake up with a slightly different personal past.
- How to sleep better – There are four main factors that affect the quality of your sleep.
- I Tried to Teach Myself to Eat Vegetables Like a Grown-Up – I know spinach is good for me. Every day, millions of people happily scarf sad desk salads made of the stuff. And yet if you ask me to eat it — or any raw vegetable, or fruit in any form — I feel as if I might as well eat the nearest houseplant.
- Why I Learned Transcendental Meditation Three Years Ago And Why I Still Practice It – On April 30, 2011, I learned the method of Transcendental Meditation. Since then I have experienced the most productive and present three years of my life, which includes moving to New York City and turning an idea I had into a successful tech startup.
- How Our Intolerant Society Contributes to LGBT Mental Disorders – Study after study shows LGBT Americans suffer from mental health disorders at rates far exceeding heterosexual people.