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Science Shows How A Trip To The Beach Actually Changes Your Brain

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. by Rebecca Jane Stokes Get there, ASAP. The ocean. A lake. A babbling creek.  Each body of water conjures a feeling inside of us even as we read the words.  You don't have to be an outdoor girl to acknowledge that spending t... Read More

50 Brilliant Techniques That’ll Calm Stressed Kids Down IMMEDIATELY

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. Sometimes deep breathing isn’t the solution. When your child is in need of tension relief, parents can help by trying one of these techniques to calm them down: 1. Try an inversion.  For centuries, Yogis have understood the c... Read More

Taking THIS While Pregnant Increases Autism Risk By 87%, Says Study

By YourTango

Take note. For a long time, the anti-vaccination movement claimed that vaccines increased the chances of autism in children. Though those claims have been disputed by multiple scientific journals and studies, there's a new and scarily true threat that links antidepressants to autism. A st... Read More

The Cure for Mom Brain?

By Rachael Herrscher

Brain Fog. Also commonly called "Momnesia", walking into a room and forgetting why you went there, or just plain feeling like your brain doesn't work anymore. General forgetfulness. Mommy Brain. It's real. But we've found a solution. There are lots of things you can do to help: Get more s... Read More

When I Realized Mental Illness Is My Illness

By Erica Fehrman

I was in my 20's before I realized something was wrong. It was probably a long time coming, but the night that I first contemplated how similar the skin of a tomato was to my own arm, and how easy it would be to move the kitchen knife from the cutting board to my skin, allowing an escape like the to... Read More

2011 Health: Muscles, Colors, John & Roller Skates

By Erica Fehrman

Somewhere in the last 4 years, I seem to have lost the title of "Runner."  This is sort of odd, since I spent most of my life living with that as my most physical identity.  At some point, I replaced running with, variously, strength training, prenatal yoga, vinyasa flow yoga and nothing. My hu... Read More

10 Stress Busters

By Therese Borchard

Stress is like dark chocolate. A little of it won't kill you. In fact, small blocks here and there can be good for you, or at least give you a reason to get of bed in the morning. But chronic and severe stress can damage your body and mind, blocking the fluid communication to and from most organs--e... Read More

9 Ways Humor Heals

By Therese Borchard

Of all my tools to combat depression and negativity, humor is by far the most fun. And just like mastering the craft of writing, I'm finding that the longer I practice laughing at life--and especially it's frustrations--the better I become at it, and the more situations and conversations and complic... Read More

3 Steps to Move Past Your Hang Ups

By Therese Borchard

I used to be afraid to write. Because I knew I would write badly. I couldn't commit my words to the page because I was sure I would use the wrong ones not to mention incorrect grammar and punctuation. I forgot about how much progress I've made in this area until a friend dropped by the othe... Read More

5 Ways to Manage Autumn Anxiety

By Therese Borchard

Even as I love the autumn season, it is full of anxiety for me. I start to mourn the ending of summer when I hear the cicadas grow louder the last two weeks of August and when I feel the crispness in the air at that time, which brings less sunlight and longer nights. Then the back-to-school craze... Read More