Known formally as psycho-neuro-endocrinology, the mind and the body are seamlessly connected in health and illness. Stress can play a major role in causing the sick state and recognizing it can break the viscous cycle.

How to Deal with Depression


The telephone rang at the office one morning, while I was busy sorting out my paperwork. “It’s Munir, calling from Boston ”he said, clearly distraught .His voice was cracking and a quiet sobbing could be heard in the background. “What’s up,?’ I asked, playing innocent, “You were doing so well last time I saw you [...]

How to Deal with Depression2012-08-02T03:18:06+02:00

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise


In the name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise (1) One intends drawing nearer to Allah through His remembrance, then sits back as one does in the Testification of Faith of the prayer, facing the qibla, keeping one's eyes as still as possible or even closed, breathing through the nose. If one [...]

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise2012-07-29T00:36:41+02:00

Emotional Wellness


 The World Health Organization defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This comprehensive definition is consistent with the Old English meaning of wholeness. Traditional medical systems, such as Indian Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Islamic medicine have always recognized the importance of [...]

Emotional Wellness2012-07-15T05:56:28+02:00

10 Ways to Deal with Stress


Stress may actually be the single most destructive factor in people's lives today. Unfortunately, people sometimes neglect the warning signs of stress, not realizing what a major role it plays.  In fact, a very large part of their suffering may be a direct result of stress alone. The reason stress is brushed off so easily [...]

10 Ways to Deal with Stress2012-07-15T06:02:14+02:00

Couple Relationships


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Couple Relationships2012-07-15T05:51:10+02:00

Hurt by others: How to heal


by Yasmin Mogahed Source: When I was growing up, the world was a perfect place. The only problem was, that it wasn’t. I used to believe that everything could always be ‘fair’. To me that meant no one should ever be wronged, and if they were, justice must be served. I fought hard for [...]

Hurt by others: How to heal2014-08-02T13:31:51+02:00

How Does Stress Affect Health


How does stress affect health? Stress can affect a person's physical, emotional and mental health adversely in many ways. It is estimated that 90% of diseases are caused by stress. If we can get a handle on the stress that affects our lives, we might be able to live longer, healthier, happier lives. Merriam-Webster defines [...]

How Does Stress Affect Health2014-08-02T13:40:10+02:00

Faced with Distraction, We Need Willpower


by John Coleman Mustering willpower is a struggle for almost everyone — and it's getting harder. We, as individuals and as a society, lack self-control at precisely the time we need it most. Willpower is about more than resisting our bad habits. It's the mental discipline that allows us to cultivate good habits, make better [...]

Faced with Distraction, We Need Willpower2014-08-02T13:47:21+02:00
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