Mental & Spiritual Health

Mental and spiritual health is just as important to overall health as diet and exercise

These articles from around the world are the latest in what is happening in the world of mental and spiritual health.

Stop "phubbing" up your relationship! What is phubbing? Partner Phone Snubbing

We've all been there: You're spending quality time with your partner, when they whip out their phone and completely block you out. While the action is small, it can be infuriating — and new research has discovered that it can cause everything from a decrease in your relationship satisfaction to feelings of depression.

Could your mood use a boost? Here are 12 no-cost ways to fight depression.

With the economy stuck in neutral, people have more reasons to be depressed—and less money to treat their depression—than in the past. But even if you are already taking antidepressants or seeing a therapist, there are many things you can do to help yourself feel better—and they don't cost a dime.

Clean your dishes by hand. It can give overwrought minds a therapeutic mental rinse

Washing the dishes may be a convenient detox for overwrought minds, a study in the journal Mindfulness suggests. The study found that washing dishes mindfully—focusing on the smell of the soap, and the shape and feel of the dishes, for example—significantly reduced nervousness and increased mental stimulation in dishwashers compared with a control group.

Your diet could be making you depressed. Which foods put you in a better mood?

The role of eating is so vast in the modern lifestyle that the decision of what to eat is more complex than simply satisfying hunger. Your food choices influence your risk of disease, weight management, and athletic performance, as well as significantly impact your mental health.


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