Nutrition & Holistic Health

The day I returned from inpatient therapy, my Lab-Chow mix cuddled up to me on the bed as I cried. She looked into my defeated gaze and licked my tears. I was astounded that this creature was capable of the empathy that I so craved in my closest friends and relatives. It was like she...
Practicing yoga relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to a flurry of studies on the topic. Yoga research suggests that the practice improves mood, decreases anxiety, and regulates sleep much like common types of antidepressants and psychotherapy. As yoga has become more and more popular around the world, different kinds of practices have developed,...
I’ve always known that I climb out of any pool a lot happier than when I dove in. Yes, I know any kind of aerobic exercise relieves depression. For starters, it stimulates brain chemicals that foster the growth of nerve cells; exercise also affects neurotransmitters such as serotonin that influence mood and produces ANP, a...
New York Times reporter Benedict Carey referred to tears in a recent piece as “emotional perspiration.” Given that I sweat a lot and hate deodorant, I suppose it makes sense that I weep often. But I’m not going to apologize for that, because after a good cry, I always feel cleansed, like my heart and...
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Therese Borchard
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