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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Lithium Orotate Be Used for Everyday Mood Support?

By Henry Emmons, MD
Lithium carbonate is a popular medical treatment for bipolar disorder, but a milder, over-the-counter form of this mineral can be used as a mood stabilizer.
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Does Exercising Help With Anxiety?

By Craig Cox
Yes, according to a recent study — and the more intense the exercise, the more it may help.
Kristin Neff

Why Self-Compassion is a Learnable Skill — and One We ALL Need

With Kristin Neff, PhD
Season 5, Episode 14   July 26, 2022

Self-compassion is a powerful tool for improving our own well-being and our relationships — yet cultural blocks often dissuade us from practicing this skill. In this episode, Kristin Neff, PhD, shares what self-compassion is, the strong, positive ways it can affect us (and others), and how we can start cultivating more of it in our daily lives.

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5-Minute Meditation to Prepare for Sleep

By Life Time
Let go of the day and invite in relaxation with this guided meditation.
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How to Talk About Mental Health — and Ask for Help

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
The key? Understanding and overcoming the stigma surrounding mental health.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 4 Strategies to Filter Out Fear

By Henry Emmons, MD
Being afraid is natural — but here are some ways to keep fear from controlling you.
Henry Emmons

Struggling With Stress: Why It’s So Prevalent + What You Can Do

With Henry Emmons, MD
Season 5, Episode 8   June 7, 2022

More so than ever, rates of stress are high: Many of us are experiencing it at great intensities and for far too long. Henry Emmons, MD, talks about the impact of stress on the body, including how it influences our wired responses and how it can trigger mental-health issues like depression and anxiety — and shares tangible things we can do in the short- and long-term to support our bodies in and when recovering from times of stress.

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Dr. Mondo

An Honest Talk About Mental Health

With Dr. Mondo
Season 5, Episode 5   May 17, 2022

Anxiety, depression, limited self-beliefs, perpetual feeling states — we all experience mental-health struggles, and what we often don’t realize is the effect they can have on every area of our health and wellness. Dr. Mondo joins us for an honest talk about mental well-being, including the role trauma plays and the power that comes from healing.

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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Hops Help Ease Insomnia?

By Henry Emmons, MD
This plant can ease anxiety and insomnia — especially sleeplessness related to nervous tension.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Here's how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.
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Adolescents’ Most Common Mental-Health Issues

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
When is it depression, social anxiety, or substance abuse — and when is it normal "teen angst"?
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NATURAL MENAL HEALTH: How to Free Yourself From the Cycle of Rumination

By Henry Emmons, MD
These seven tips can help stop obsessive rumination and cool down your body and mind.
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Sharon Salzberg on Real Happiness

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The mindfulness pioneer on healing ourselves and the world.
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Piece by Piece

By Jamie Martin
Two years into the pandemic, Experience Life's editor in chief reflects on the importance of tending to one's mental health.
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From Status Quo to Flow: A 3-Minute Guided Visualization

By Barbara Powell, MA, NBC–HWC
Use this mental exercise to focus on areas of your life where you feel like you’re processing change or encountering challenge.
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How Trauma Affects Our Eating Habits

By Jessie Sholl
Trauma can play a significant role in our relationship with food — which is why some nutritionists and dietitians are practicing a more holistic approach.
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The Promise of Psychedelics in Mental-Health Care

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
Psychedelics such as psilocybin and MDMA have been used to treat everything from depression to PTSD to substance use.
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How Exercise Can Help Build Physical — and Mental — Resilience

By Andrew Heffernan
Learn how exercise can help build a body and mind that can roll with life’s punches — and come back stronger after stress.
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In Her Own Lane: Nicole Phelps

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Nicole Phelps has emerged as an influential mental-health advocate through lessons learned while supporting her husband, Olympian Michael Phelps, through troubled times.
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How Therapeutic Work — and Medication — Helped Gabrielle Bernstein Emerge from Trauma

By Gabrielle Bernstein
In her new book, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace, spiritual teacher Gabrielle Bernstein talks about how medication, when prescribed as part of a larger program of recovery and therapy, can help establish a safe baseline from which to do the deeper work.
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PUMPING IRONY: High Anxiety

By Craig Cox
Our toxic political climate is contributing to widespread mental-health issues, conditions seniors struggle to overcome because of Medicare’s limited coverage options.
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