Life With Cat as Cure for Loneliness and Depression

Are there any benefits of owning a cat?

Having companionship whether it be human or animal can help cure loneliness and depression.

Many studies have shown that by having a pet, you can lower stress, anxiety, and become happier. Although, when you think of companionship, your general instinct might be to think of man's best friend - a dog.

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Health Benefits of Cycling

Why do you cycle?

Ask cyclists this question and you will get all kinds of answers. Many will say they cycle because it is fun and keeps them healthy—just like any other simple physical exercise. What you may not know is that there is something special about cycling. This activity that you take lightly can literally change your life, present and future, in amazing ways.

Here are the findings of numerous scientific studies.

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Creating A New Pattern: How Sewing Can Help Kids To Flourish

A recent report has found that nearly 1 in 7 American children has a mental health condition, and 50% are going untreated. 

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Jennifer Madsen is an experienced freelance writer with a background in health and wellness. When not working she loves to travel and especially enjoys lakeside and seaside locations.

 

Paying Attention to What You Are Interested in Having Happen

During the mid-1990s while I was practicing teaching the Inward Outlook in my coaching private practice as well as in my professional life as a public speaker, trainer, and consultant, I was also interning as a psychology doctoral candidate. In the clinic where I worked, my colleagues and I partnered in pairs, co-leading fifteen schizophrenic patients five hours each day, three to five days a week.

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Dr. Laura Basha is an organizational psychologist, writer, and artist. 

She is the Founder and Creator of WhiteBird Rising, a resource and guide for the transformational lifestyle. For over 35 years she worked with thousands of international clientele, using a principle-based paradigm of well-being, catalyzing an awakening in people to their authentic self-expression, creativity, and power. Her latest book, All Is Chosen, a beautiful handmade art piece, is a compilation of her life’s work, and can be viewed along with her other writings, videos, and artwork, at www.whitebirdrising.com

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Our news feed has been occupied by COVID-19 for the last four months. Honestly, I feel like the amount of negativity and stress this year has already been more than all those years combined before... read more
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Are there any benefits of owning a cat? Having companionship whether it be human or animal can help cure loneliness and depression. Many studies have shown that by having a pet, you can lower... read more
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Why do you cycle? Ask cyclists this question and you will get all kinds of answers. Many will say they cycle because it is fun and keeps them healthy—just like any other simple physical... read more
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A recent report has found that nearly 1 in 7 American children has a mental health condition, and 50% are going untreated.  As the current system tries to meet the demands placed... read more
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During the mid-1990s while I was practicing teaching the Inward Outlook in my coaching private practice as well as in my professional life as a public speaker, trainer, and consultant, I... read more

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