Spirituality & Emotional Health

Learn to Recognize the 12 Signs of Depression

Did you know that depression is predicted to be the leading cause of disease burden by 2030? In fact, it’s already the leading cause in women worldwide. When including depressive-related deaths due to suicide and stroke, depression has the third highest global disease burden. (1) For people with depression, their negative thoughts overshadow all of their thoughts and actions. Some … Read More

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Get Your Life Back: 5 Natural Treatments for PTSD Symptoms

Sometimes trauma can haunt a person after experiencing one or more difficult and painful events, affecting their ability to live a normal, daily life. About 70 percent of adults in the U.S. will experience some type of traumatic event at some point in their lives, and among these people about 20 percent will go on to develop the condition called post … Read More


World Happiness Report: Where Does the U.S. Rank?

Can you measure happiness among a population? The World Happiness Report thinks so. The report, first published in 2012 by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranks 155 countries according to happiness and well-being levels. Each year, researchers release the report in conjunction with March 20, the International Day of Happiness. This year, the report focuses on the social foundations … Read More


How to Activate Your Brain’s Caring Center: Compassion

The quality of cultivating and expressing compassion is central to just about every religion on Earth, and also a major focus in the field of psychology. Concepts like “mindfulness” or “loving-kindness meditation” have been steadily growing in popularity for several decades, and today a large body of evidence supports the belief that compassion has benefits related to both mental and physical … Read More


Hygge: The Danish Trick for True Winter Happiness

Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. But why? Well, a concept called “hygge,” pronounced “HOO-gah,” is believed to be a big part of that. But what is it? Well, that’s a little harder to put into words. So I turned to Danish happiness expert Meik Wiking, the founder and chief executive of the Happiness Institute, … Read More

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How Yoga Changes Your Brain (It’s a Good Thing!)

Did you ever wonder how yoga changes your brain? As it turns out, that post-session happiness you feel isn’t just in your head. Using brain scans, scientists can now prove that yoga actually changes your brain chemistry. And that’s a good thing. Just like practicing tai chi moves, using yoga as a form of exercise and meditation can help naturally treat a … Read More

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What Is Reiki & Can It Really Help Cancer Patients?

Everyone is familiar with massage therapy and its healing abilities for both the body and the mind. However, most people probably don’t know that massage therapists use many Reiki techniques in their work. What is Reiki? I’m glad you asked. Reiki is thought to be a natural application of health in which massage practitioners place their hands lightly on or … Read More


The 5-Step Approach to Effective Guided Meditation

Meditation has been described as being like “exercise for your brain.” And while basic forms of meditation can be really simple — for example, focusing on the sensations of your breath for a period of time — meditating is not always easy to actually do. This is especially true for beginners, which is where guided meditation can come in handy. … Read More

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Is There Such a Thing as Healing Prayer?

If you’ve read many of the articles on this site, something you’re probably already aware of is that I believe in focusing on your spiritual health and the power of prayer. Have you ever heard someone say that “prayer can heal you”? You may think that this is just hype, exaggerated hope or a bit of a spiritual cliché — but … Read More

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Daniel Fast: Benefits, Food List and Breakthrough Secrets

The Daniel Fast I want to introduce you to a secret healing therapy that can take your spiritual, physical and emotional health to a whole new level…it’s called the Daniel Fast and it includes many Bible foods that support healing. Fasting is a natural discipline that can bring supernatural results. And, Fasting works when nothing else will. Moses, Elijah, Esther, … Read More