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    10 Things We Know About the Science of Meditation
    There's still much we don't understand about mindfulness and meditation. Here's a run-down of 10 things we do know about meditation.

    Meditation

    Mindfulness

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    How to Meditate with Anxiety
    The present moment isn't always a place of rest. Meditation can put us in touch with our stress and anxiety, and that's why it can be so helpful. Explore how mindfulness and meditation can help soften feelings of anxiousness, reduce stress, and calm a panic attack in our new mindful guide to meditation for anxiety.

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    Stress

    Anxiety

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    The Benefits of Being a Patient Person
    Religions and philosophers have long praised the virtue of patience; now researchers are starting to do so as well. Recent studies have found that, sure enough, good things really do come to those who wait. Some of these science-backed benefits are detailed below, along with three ways to cultivate more patience in your life.

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    Self-control

    Gratitude

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    Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember “RAIN”
    To help people address feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, I often introduce mindfulness and compassion through a meditation I call the RAIN of Self-Compassion.

    Meditation

    Mindfulness

    Self-compassion

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    Beginner’s Body Scan Meditation
    By practicing the body scan, I am learning to stay softly present to the United Colors of Stress as it tries to hole up in my body. More and more, I can notice what I feel without having to hold on to it. I can let it go and return to the present moment over and over.

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    Stress

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    Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention
    There’s no shortage of mindfulness and meditation apps these days, promising to help you combat anxiety, sleep better, hone your focus, and more. In fact, the Wall Street Journal reports that more than 2,000 new meditation apps launched between 2015 and 2018. We scoured the app stores to find the most valuable and easy-to-use mindfulness apps that are available for free. Two on this list are completely free, while the rest include a free version with the option to upgrade to premium content and features

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    Meditation

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    Mindfulness: How to Do It
    Mindfulness: How to Do It

    Mindfulness

    Daily_Life

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    Getting Started with Mindfulness
    Mindfulness is available to us in every moment, whether through meditations and body scans, or mindful moment practices like taking time to pause and breathe when the phone rings instead of rushing to answer it.

    Mindfulness

    Meditation

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    How to Meditate
    When we meditate, we inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives: We lower our stress levels, we get to know our pain, we connect better, we improve our focus, and we're kinder to ourselves. Let us walk you through the basics in our new mindful guide on how to meditate.

    Meditation

    Mindfullness

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    What do we get wrong about the Golden Rule?
    "Most people grew up with the old adage: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Best known as the “golden rule”, it simply means you should treat others as you’d like to be treated. After talking with experts, I realized that I may be applying the golden rule too stringently and that it can help to be flexible and learn where exceptions might work better."

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    How shallow breathing affects your whole body
    When we breathe in a shallow way, the body remains in a cyclical state of stress—our stress causing shallow breathing and our shallow breathing causing stress. This sets off the sympathetic nervous system, the branch of the autonomic nervous system that primes us for activity and response.

    Stress

    Brain

    Breathing

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    How to find a therapist when you don’t know where to start
    Finding the right care for your needs can feel a little like looking for love on Tinder—it’s tedious, awkward, and can be a bit of a wild ride. Luckily, getting started doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Here are some helpful insights to consider before you dive into your search.

    Mental

    Therapist

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    Resources for Aphasia and Depression
    How to seek and receive help when it is hard to communicate

    Aphasia

    Depression

    Communication

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    Mental Health Resources When You Can’t Afford a Therapist
    We’ve rounded up 80 of the very best affordable (or free) mental health resources

    Therapy

    Counseling

    Psychologist

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    Mood and Sleep: How Sleep Affects Mental Health
    Getting enough sleep is vital for health and wellbeing

    Mood

    Health

    Cognition

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    Living Well With a Disability
    Adjusting to life with a disability is never easy, but there are ways to help yourself cope with limitations, overcome challenges, and build a rewarding life.

    Disability

    Coping

    Adjustment

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    10 Minute Mindfulness Meditation
    A YouTube resource for guided meditation to help you stay grounded in the present

    Meditation

    Mindfulness

    Mood

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    Pet Therapy and Depression
    Could your best weapon against depression be four-legged and furry? Find out what research is saying about the role of companion animals in depression treatment.

    Pets

    Mood

    Recovery

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    The Mental Health Benefits of Art Therapy
    Get creative in your recovery

    Mood

    Hobbies

    IADLs

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    How Spirituality Impacts Stroke Recovery
    Spirituality has positive benefits for both stroke prevention and recovery

    Spirituality

    Mood

    Recovery

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    Staying Motivated After Stroke
    Whether one is contemplating or committed to a health decision, understanding the psychology behind motivation can help remove obstacles in the path towards change

    Motivation

    Goals

    Strategies

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    Setting Personal Goals After Stroke
    Don't know where to begin when setting personal goals? Use these strategies

    Goals

    Strategies

    Motivation

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    A Gym Workout for Your Brain: How Mindfulness Can Help Improve Mental Health
    Mindfulness training is just like taking your brain to the gym for a workout.

    Mindfulness

    Brain

    Mental

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    Might Lifestyle Choices Reduce the Risk of Depression?
    Lifestyle choices can promote brain health, lower the bad effects of stress, and reduce the risk of depression.

    Lifestyle

    Stress

    Depression

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    How Your Brain Responds to Stress
    What happens in their brain when we are stressed? How do humans adapt to stress?

    Brain

    Stress

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    Our Brain Enjoys Making Friends
    Socializing and making friends has a positive effect on health, learning, and life outlook

    Socialization

    Mood

    Learning

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    Emotional Issues After Stroke
    Survivors share their experience with mood and emotional changes following stroke

    Mood

    Survivor

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    After Stroke, Attitude Is Everything
    After Stroke, Attitude Is Everything

    Psychology

    Mood

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    Making Rehabilitation Decisions
    Choosing the next steps in your rehab wisely

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    rehab

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    When They Don't Know What They Don't Know: Understanding and managing the challenges of living with post-stroke anosognosia
    Understanding and managing the challenges of living with post-stroke anosognosia

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    emotion

    guardian

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    Something's Different: Personality Changes After Stroke
    Something's Different: Personality Changes After Stroke

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    emotion

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    Grieving the Old Self, Embracing the New
    Grieving the Old Self, Embracing the New

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    emotion

    stroke

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    What Happens Next? Making the Best Decisions at Discharge After Stroke
    Making the Best Decisions at Discharge After Stroke

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    emotion

    stroke

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    Post-Stroke Mood Disorders
    Although stroke effects are unpredictable, mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and pseudo-bulbar affect (PBA) are fairly common.

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    stroke

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    Social and Emotional Support: Keys to Recovery
    A stroke affects more than brain cells – it impacts every area of the survivor’s life, as well as the lives of the survivor’s loved ones.

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    emotion

    stroke

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    When You Can't "Just Do It"
    If you are one of those people who effortlessly and always does what’s good for you — eats right, sleeps enough, exercises 90 minutes a day, five days a week, manages stress, never gets upset — then don’t read any further.

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    stroke

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    Helping Others Understand: Post-Stroke Depression
    Depression is common after stroke, affecting an estimated one-third to two-thirds of all survivors.

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    Emotional and personality changes after stroke fact sheet
    Changes in your emotions and to your personality are common after stroke. It’s very normal to experience strong emotions after stroke, however these emotional reactions usually get better with time. Longer-term emotional and personality changes can be very challenging.

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    Learning About Emotional Changes After a Stroke
    After a stroke, many people feel different without knowing why. For example, some people find it hard to control their emotions. They may cry or laugh for no reason. Or they may feel down or even hopeless.

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    Depression, Anxiety, Other Emotions After a Stroke
    After a stroke, you’ll probably have some physical changes in how you move, speak, or see. But you may also feel changes in your emotions. Depression and anxiety are common, but so are anger, frustration, lack of motivation, or crying or laughing for the wrong reasons.

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    emotion

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    What is emotional lability?
    Emotional lability is a neurological condition that causes uncontrollable laughing or crying, often at inappropriate times. It tends to affect people with preexisting neurological conditions or injuries.

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    emotion

    stroke

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    Tough Emotions After Your Stroke: 5 Tips Watch for depression, behavior changes
    Tough Emotions After Your Stroke: 5 Tips Watch for depression, behavior changes

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