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Mental Wellbeing

Mental well-being is all about mind over the body. Although the touted psychic ability of telekinesis (mind over matter) has never been demonstrated, the physical health affects of healthy mind is beyond dispute. For one, the placebo affect is well documented, and shows that the body can react differently entirely based on one’s beliefs. Other studies have found that people with a positive outlook in life have lower blood pressure resulting longer lives and a third less cardiovascular health problems – amazing!

So what you can you do help yourself? Here’s a few things that have been found to increase lifespan and healthspan:

  • have a purpose in life
  • meditate
  • reduce your exposure to stressful situations
  • keep your brain active – this builds up a cognitive reserve in case you suffer from dementia later in life
  • build and maintain social relationships

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Learned Hopefulness


The Power of Positivity to Overcome Depression written by Dan Tomasulo

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Connect. Be active. Keep learning. Give to others. Be mindful

Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better


A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain written by Wendy Suzuki

The Buddha Pill


Psychologists reveal benefits and limitations of yoga and meditation for improving lives, written by Miguel Farias

Dan Tomasulo

Psychologist, Professor, Speaker, Author on Positive Psychology, Academic Director at Teachers College, Columbia University

Muse 2

Meditation device that provides real-time feedback on your brain activity.


Device that translates mental activity into the sounds of weather.

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Recent News

Seeing your friends and family often can help you live longer

New Scientist - 10-Nov-2023

People who never have visitors are at a 39% higher risk of dying


Headspace: your one-stop shop for lifelong mental health support

Business Wire - 31-Oct-2023

Refreshed brand offers end-to-end mental health support, from mindfulness to therapy and psychiatry


Hobbies are a powerful tool for boosting mental health in older adults

Forbes - 14-Sep-2023

A prescription for better mental health and well-being, regardless of country


Social involvement boosts successful aging

EurekAlert! - 07-Jun-2023

Older adults engaging in recreational activities and volunteer work more likely to maintain good health


Living with a partner could prevent type 2 diabetes, whether they stay happy or not

Independent - 07-Feb-2023

Relationships were inversely related to HbA1c levels regardless of spousal support or strain

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