The Surprising Health Benefits of Singing: How Belting Out Your Favorite Tunes Can Improve Your Physical and Emotional Well-being

Music has long been known to soothe the soul, but did you know that singing can also have a positive impact on your physical and emotional well-being? Studies have shown that singing can increase the level of happiness hormones, reduce stress, and regulate emotions.

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Playing Board and Card Games Can Improve Cognitive Function in Older Adults: Study

A recent study published in the “Journals of Gerontology: Series B” has found that older adults who play board and card games have better cognitive function, even if they start playing later in life. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland have shown that analog games, such as board games, card games, chess, or bingo, can help maintain cognitive abilities after the age of 70.

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The Surprising Mental Health Benefits of Growing Up Among Trees

Recent studies have shown that being surrounded by trees can have a positive impact on our mental health and cognitive abilities. A long-term study conducted by scientists in London observed 3,500 children between the ages of 9 and 15 and found that those who grew up in environments with more greenery, specifically trees, had better cognitive and memory skills, as well as better emotional well-being during puberty.

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Breaking Free from the Rearview Mirror Syndrome: How to Overcome Negative Thoughts and Regrets

It is common for people to feel stuck in their lives, constantly haunted by thoughts that they wish they could shake off. But have you ever considered that you may be suffering from a phenomenon known as the “rearview mirror syndrome”? This syndrome, also known as “hindsight bias,” refers to the tendency for people to constantly reflect on the past and focus on what they could have done differently, rather than moving forward and making positive changes in the present.

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Vitamin B6: A Potential Solution for Anxiety and Depression

A recent study conducted by British scientists has revealed the potential role of vitamin B6 in the treatment of anxiety and depression. The study included nearly 480 participants who reported suffering from anxiety or depressive disorders. The participants were divided into three groups: one group received vitamin B6, another group received vitamin B12, and the third group received a placebo. After a month of supplementation, the group that received vitamin B6 reported a significant decrease in their anxiety levels, as confirmed by the SCARED and MFQ tests.

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Exploring the Melancholic Temperament: From Ancient Theory to Modern Understanding

Melancholic, or “black bile” in Greek, is one of the temperaments recognized in the theory of humorism. This theory, which dates back to ancient times, posits that a person’s physical and mental state is determined by the balance of four bodily fluids, or “humors”: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm. According to this theory, a person with a predominance of black bile was considered a melancholic.

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Reading Books: A Proven Way to Boost Memory in Older Adults

Reading books can be a great way to maintain cognitive function in older adults, and recent research has shown that it may be even more effective than other activities like crossword puzzles. A study published in the journal “Frontiers in Psychology” found that regular reading for pleasure can lead to better memory in older age. The study’s authors, from the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, argue that reading develops cognitive abilities and positively affects both episodic and working memory, which tend to decline with age.

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The Magic of Self-Soothing: A Toolbox for Managing Stress and Emotions

Self-soothing, is a powerful tool for managing strong emotions and anxiety. According to psychotherapist and author Janice Webb, developing effective self-soothing techniques can help us cope with stress and improve our relationships.

In her book “Filling the Void: Overcoming the Effects of Emotional Neglect in Childhood,” Webb writes that many of us did not receive the optimal emotional care and support during childhood, leaving us ill-equipped to handle stress and relationships as adults. However, she argues that it is never too late to develop new tools for self-care and emotional regulation.

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The Power of Walking Meditation: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life

Walking meditation, also known as Mindfulness, is a technique that can change your life. Studies have shown that people who practice this method have better well-being and feel healthier. The book “Mindfulness. Training of attention” by M. Williams and D. Penman states, “In each of us there are sources of peace and satisfaction – regardless of how trapped and shaken we feel internally.” The key is to find and release these sources from the cage that our chaotic way of life has put them in, not allowing even a moment of respite.

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Regaining Self-Belief: How to Overcome Self-Doubt and Build Confidence

Believing in oneself and one’s abilities is key to achieving goals and fulfilling dreams. Self-belief propels us forward and supports self-development. Unfortunately, many of us struggle with a lack of self-confidence and belief in our abilities. This lack not only holds us back, but can also lead to feelings of frustration, self-blame, sadness, and even depression. So, how can we regain our belief in ourselves? And how can a psychologist help?

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