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Religion Mitigates Feelings of Depression

Religion Mitigates Feelings of Depression

It has often been said that surrendering to a higher power can bring happiness, and this is certainly a sentiment shared by many followers of faiths around the world.

A new study published in Trends in Psychology has provided empirical evidence for this claim by examining the relationship between religiosity and depression symptoms.

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Religiosity Linked To Positive Affect

Religiosity typically refers not only to a belief in a higher entity or something greater than oneself but also formal involvement in organized religious activities and specific, measurable acts such as prayer, meditation, service attendance, religious readings, and affiliation with a particular religion or place of worship.

For those who find meaning or purpose in life through religion, religiosity is associated higher levels of positive affects.

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This is a life-changing collection of philosophical and spiritual thoughts from the former Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. The work is grounded in Stoicism, a practical philosophy that encourages us to:

  • keep our mortality in mind at all times,
  • view things as they are,
  • reflect thoughtfully,
  • focus on what’s within our control, and
  • practice virtues like generosity, honesty, and self-control.

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The Importance of Motivational Quotes
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  • Urges You to Take Action
  • Creates Optimism
  • Gain Personal Insight & Knowledge
  • Offers Hope
  • Brings Light and Happiness
  • To Educate Us
  • A Mood Booster
  • Inspires Positive Thinking

Quotes are little snippets of wisdom. Situations or circumstances of those that came before us. Things they’ve obviously learned something from.

We can take the quotes that resonate with us, and use that knowledge to not just learn and grow from, but to thrive.

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Neuroscience and mindfulness

The term "mindfulness" is about focusing on the moment. It is about embracing every moment of the day.

While being in the moment can be transformative, scientists still don't fully understand what happens in the brain when we practice mindfulness. What is known is just the tip of the iceberg.

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