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Beautifully articulate. Truly love they phrase 'whole-being' health. Love they practice / way of life of it too.

3 Overlooked Ways to Boost Mental Health

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 “Mental” Health is Better Understood as “Whole-Being” Health

  1. You’re a bio-psycho-social-spiritual entity, within your societal and cultural matrix. Every one of those facets of your being impacts every other.
  2. A simple example: We know that the microbiomes in your gut directly influence your mi...

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1. Seek New and Diverse Experiences

  • A study published in Psychological Review found that an important but overlooked dimension of well-being is seeking out new life experiences, especially ones that may emerge unexpectedly - those marked b...

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That Feeling, "This Is Why Life Is Worth Living"

Overall, the new experiences contribute to the feeling, “This is why life is worth living."

  • These findings highlight a link with feeling grateful for just being alive.

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Whole-Being Health

Embracing new experiences and gratitude for your existence, at this moment, lifts you from conflicts or disappointments you might be experiencing. That expanded perspective is part of whole-being health.

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2. Embrace the Anxiety of Uncertainty…and Life’s Impermanence

Research highlights turning fearinto positive energy for growth.

  • A study published in the journal

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3. Talking and Listening to Others

Another overlooked way to grow the “health” part of mental health sounds simple, but research finds it has particular benefit for your essential cognitive and mental capacities as you age: engaging in small talk with people, and listening to them in return.

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Engaging With People Is A Buffer To Aging

Similarly, an NYU study published in JAMA Network Open found that engaging with people on whom you can count to simply listen to you when you need to talk and connect with others is associated with greater cognitive resilience as you age; it’s a buffer t...

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Ability To Focus And Orient Yourself Improve With Age

New findings from Georgetown University reveal that age does not automatically lead to declining mental abilities.

  • Contrary to prevailing thinking, this large-scale research found that those capacities—especia...

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Summary - All The Above Lead To Life Appreciation & Mindfulness

All of these findings underscore the overall mental health implications of engaging fully with life - appreciating it within this brief moment of time we occupy—and staying

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