When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help | Tiny Buddha

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with …

Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful | Medium

Here’s how to pull yourself out of despair and live your life. It was the end of the world as we knew it, and I felt fine. That’s almost exactly what I told my psychiatrist at my March 16 appointment.

Why It’s Sensible to be Silly | Elle Hunt | The Guardian

By the fifth week of lockdown, I had mastered the art of silliness. My flatmates and I had drawn smiley faces on fruit, stuck googly eyes on vegetables and dressed up as our favourite pop stars.

If they Hurt You Send them Metta. | Elephant Journal

Metta bhavana means “compassionate love” or “loving-kindness.” It’s a meditation practice that consists of wishing others and ourselves happiness and well-being.

A Message Of Hope From David Hockney For Lockdown 2: ‘Remember, They Can’t Cancel The Autumn Either’

Last March, as the coronavirus surged and we entered our first complete lockdown, David Hockney sent us all a joyous picture of spring, together with a message of hope that had worldwide resonance. He sent these from lockdown in Normandy, where he is still living and working intensively.

How Being Still In Nature Can Remind Us Of What It Means To Be Human

Our Elders, L’nu Elders and cultural leaders, have been encouraging us to slow down. Right now, we’re going through a period of uncertainty and change. We asked a few East Coast creators to reflect on their own transformations, in the past or present.

How Sleep Can Improve Your Immunity by Matt Walker

One of the best things that you can do to boost your immune system is head to bed, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. It can even make your flu shot more effective!

How My Morning Walk Became a Radical Act of Self-Care

I had no idea the impact a simple, gentle walk would have on my life. The impact comes not only from the actual physical walking but also from the discipline, the practice, the commitment.

A New Start After 60: ‘I Handed In My Notice – And Opened My Dream Bookshop’

She always loved reading. So at 65, when Carole-Ann Warburton finally opened her own shop, she had 8,000 books ready to fill it.

One Way To Calm An Anxious Mind: Notice When You’re Doing OK

To keep our ancestors alive, our brains evolved an ongoing internal trickle of unease. It’s the little whisper of worry that keeps you scanning your inner and outer worlds for signs of trouble.

How to Make Smudge Sticks: and a List of Plants Commonly Used in Smudge Sticks

According to countless ancient ways of knowing, all plants possess a sacred spirit…a spirit that goes well beyond, and vibrates deeper, than its physical constituents.

How Time in the Woods Helped Me Reset My Life

In 2016, I was living in Denver, Colorado and had just heard word that my first novel would be published. I’d been developing a career in technical writing for the last eight years, and the stress was ruining my ability to write creatively.

Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Affect Heart Health, but Why?

Current research is taking these studies down to a cellular level, however, examining the movements of different blood components associated with the immune system both during induced acute stress and in the recovery following.

Artificial Pancreas Trialled for Outpatients with Type 2 Diabetes for First Time

An artificial pancreas could soon help those people living with type 2 diabetes who also require kidney dialysis. Tests led by the University of Cambridge and Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland, show that the device can help patients safely and effectively manage their blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of low blood sugar levels.

Whether it’s a trip to the lake or a session of hydrotherapy, water has the power to heal physically and mentally

Water makes up a majority of our planet’s surface, and it also makes up most of our bodies. We’ve long been told we need to consume more of it for our own health. And every time summer rolls around, the first thing many of us do is head out to a river or lake.

Finally, a Shot to Prevent Lyme Disease Could Be on Its Way

Lyme-carrying ticks are a bigger threat than ever. A promising new antibody treatment looks to stop infection—even after a tick bite.

People not getting enough exercise from long walks | report | Guardian

Strengthening and balance activities are vital for future wellbeing. Walking is just not enough, according to a new review of the evidence from Public Health England, which reveals a major disconnect between the exercise people need and what they actually do. “I do an hour and a quarter of tai chi every week.

The Best Thing to Do for Your Fitness Is Nothing at All | Outside Magazine

I’ve never been good at resting—I’ve climbed almost every day for the past 16 years. A recent injury, however, forced me to begrudgingly acknowledge that sometimes the best thing you can do for your training is stop it altogether.”

A Fantastic Salad | Harry Salmenniemi | Asymptote

Incredible salad. Quite insanely good salad. Amazing salad. Quite a wonderful salad. This is really nice. So what’s in it? It’s rocket. I’ve seasoned it slightly. But just normal Italian rocket with a seasoning I made myself. Insanely good. Definitely the best salad I’ve eaten. Is this leaf lettuce?

David Attenborough Urges Public To Go Plant-based To Save Planet In new Film

Legendary natural historian and documentary maker Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to protect the future of the planet by ditching meats from our diets in his new documentary, A Life On Our Planet.His new documentary will explore the decline of the planet’s environment and biodiversity…

Meet Antivitamins. They May Replace Your Antibiotics Some Day | Big Think

German researchers have just solved the mystery of how these substances work. As pathogens’ resistance grows, scientists are searching for a class of drugs that could replace antibiotics. Antivitamins that switch off vitamins in bacteria are being investigated.

This Is What Happens To Your Body Over Months In Isolation | CNN Health

Since the pandemic officially began in March, we’ve been told staying home is the best way to avoid catching Covid-19. And it is. But life in confinement can cause physical ailments on its own.Being homebound for so long contorts the body, weakens the heart and lungs and even impairs brain function.

One Tasmanian’s 54-Year Obsession To Catalogue All Of The World’s Edible Plants

When agricultural scientist Bruce French was teaching agriculture in Papua New Guinea, his students had a strong message for him. They were sick of being taught about western plants and wanted to learn more about their native produce.

Sorry, But Bangers And Burgers Belong To Vegans And Vegetarians Too

The meat lobby may be powerful, but is it entitled to cultural ownership of the burger? The European parliament is to vote on whether to ban terms such as veggie burger and veggie sausage, as well as “cheese-like” and “yoghurt-style” for plant-based alternatives to dairy products…

Organic Meats Found to Have Approximately the Same Greenhouse Impact as Regular Meats

A trio of researchers from the Technical University of Munich, the University of Greifswald and the University of Augsburg have found that the meat production process for organic meats produces approximately the same amounts of greenhouse gases as does the conventional meat production process.

Mark Bittman’s Warning: The True Costs Of Our Cheap Food And the American Diet

The global, industrialized food system faces increasing scrutiny for its environmental impact, given its voracious appetite for land is linked to mass deforestation, water pollution and a sizable chunk of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

How walking Became a Radical Act of Defiance

In a society that advocates women be efficient and suspicious, aimlessly walking through the city has become a form of empowerment and resistance for writer Dawn Foster.

Baskin-Robbins Heir Won’t Eat Their Ice Cream Because Of Ingredients

“He groomed me to succeed him,” says John Robbins, heir to the throne of Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream. “I walked away from the company and his expectation for my life.”

Drinking Coffee Of Any Type Cuts Risk For Liver Problems, Study Says

Drinking up to three or four cups of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee a day reduces your risk of developing and dying from chronic liver diseases, a new study found.

Artificial Sweeteners Can Turn Healthy Gut Bacteria Into Pathogens

Artificial sweeteners can potentially turn healthy bacteria in the gut microbiome into harmful microbes and potentially cause serious health issues such as blood poisoning, scientists have said.

Is Sparkling Water Healthy?

When it comes to beverages, I try to stick with filtered water since it’s the best way to stay hydrated. But once in a while I crave something different. I have an arsenal of healthy beverages to choose from, including sparkling water. But not all sparkling water is healthy! Here’s what you need to know about this beverage.

Sound Research: Scientific Innovations Harness Noise and Acoustics for Healing

Today, the role of sound in science extends beyond the range of audible frequencies: Ultrasonic and other silent acoustic waves have made their way into researchers’ repertoire, helping them push the boundaries of conventional medicine and research.

Is Organic Food Really Better for the Environment?

While the organic versus conventional farming debate rages on, there is one clear way to lower the environmental impact of your food, and it won’t hurt your wallet: reducing the amount of meat in your diet.