Category Archives: Emotions

Yoga may boost your brain power

Yogis may be enjoying a surprising benefit when they unroll their mats and strike a pose. A new study finds that just 20 minutes of hatha yoga stimulates brain function. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enlisted 30 … Continue reading

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Mood Disorders Across the Lifespan

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Meditation has Long-term Effects on the Brain

According to scientists from Harvard and Boston University, meditation produces enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain according to an article published in November of 2012 in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers trained people with one of … Continue reading

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Different Cultures Enhances Creativity

Creativity can be enhanced by experiencing cultures different from one’s own, according to a study in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (published by SAGE). Three studies looked at students who had lived abroad and those who hadn’t, testing them on … Continue reading

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Self-Affirmation Improves Problem-Solving

It’s no secret that stress increases your susceptibility to health problems, and it also impacts your ability to solve problems and be creative. But methods to prevent associated risks and effects have been less clear – until now. Published in … Continue reading

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Happiness

Finding happiness in the everyday and mundane is a challenge and really easy, at the same time. It has to do with how you see yourself and world around you. Below is a panel discussion by ‘experts’, which is funny … Continue reading

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Clients find healing, self-expression through restorative art program

Hung on the walls of the Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope, you can see — and even purchase — Jim Lucas’ saving grace. The formerly homeless Fort Collins man is a recovering addict who has been clean for … Continue reading

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