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Feeling Blue? Listen to This Type of Music

“Where words leave off, music begins.”― Heinrich Heine Beautiful but sad music can help improve mood when people are feeling blue, research finds. For the study 220 people recalled something depressing that had happened to them. They then recalled what type of music they had listened to afterwards. Choosing beautiful but sad music emerged as the only strategy that people thought had cheered them up. Dr. Annemieke van den Tol, the study’s first author, explained the results: ”We found in our research that…

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Do you know anti-depressant herbs?

Sayer Ji is an extraordinary individual who has spent the past decade distilling the data from hundreds of thousands of natural medicine studies into a roadmap for treating the major health challenges of our time. Sayer Ji, the founder of GreenMedInfo along with the respected naturopath, Pamela Duff investigated herbs that are vital to your survival as a species. Here are some from their list of herbs with anti-depressant properties: B-complex, especially B12 and B9 improve the effects of antidepressants…

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A powerful way to improve your relationship

Being responsive is the key to improving relationships, research finds. Responsiveness means more than just listening, it is being tuned in to your partner’s needs and feeling compassion. The most powerful way of being responsive is firstly, listening to and understanding what they are going through and secondly, responding with sympathy and compassion. Responsiveness creates a sense of validation and feeling cared for. Responsive partners make each other feel safe and stable. For the study, 91 couples discussed stressful aspects of their relationship and…

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Your agreement with reality

Your thoughts are the source of virtually everything in your life. Every relationship that you’re in is something that you carry around with you. If your relationship is lousy, it’s because you think of it that way. The person you’re in a relationship with isn’t with you in this moment, or when you’re at work, or when you’re in the bathroom, but your thoughts about that person are always with you. The only way you can experience another person is…

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