If you're expecting your first child, here's something else to expect: lots of advice. When you're pregnant or parenting a newborn, it can feel like you're being bombarded with information — from friends, family members, well-meaning strangers, and o...
The feel of your child's hand in yours, a back rub from your partner, a warm hug from an old friend — in whatever form, a welcome touch feels good. But why? What happens to your brain when someone touches you? What happens to your relationship with that person? And how can understanding the facts about touch make you happier and healthier?
If someone close to you has an unhealthy relationship with food, how can you tell if that person has an eating disorder? What's the best way to approach such a sensitive conversation, and when should you seek medical treatment to help someone with an eating disorder? It's a tricky line to walk, but important nonetheless.
Everyone feels anxious in new or stressful circumstances — first dates, job interviews, public speaking engagements — but situational anxiety fades quickly. If those feelings of fear, dread, or worry never go away, or if they worsen over time, you might be one of the 40 million American adults suffering from an anxiety disorder.
"What are you grateful for?" That's a question many Americans ask and answer at Thanksgiving. However, the power of gratitude is far too valuable to reserve for the holidays. Saying thanks is more than a polite way to acknowledge when others demonstrate kindness. Thinking about, and expressing, gratitude positively impacts your physical and mental health. In fact, your brain actively responds to gratitude.