Licensed Acupuncturist, herbal medicine, judo, bjj, muay thai. Tertiary adjunct of unimatrix 01. Nutrition is delicious. I want to make your life better and more happy. Website jonahewell.com.

 

The Trick of Life - NYTimes.com

"I BEGAN to pray for the people who were passing by. I prayed for the nanny pushing a stroller. I prayed for the young woman jogging by in spandex. I prayed for the little boy pedaling his bicycle. I prayed that each of them got the same things that I wanted for myself: that they have good health, peace of mind, financial security. By focusing on others and their needs, my own problems seemed less unique and, somehow, less pressing."

10 Surprising Facts About Hallucinogens, Psychedelics and “Magic Mushrooms” | Promega Connections

"Individuals who have taken psilocybin report having renewed or stronger feelings of societal responsibility, empathy towards others and a fundamental understanding of the interconnection between all living things. The perceptual and cognitive changes incurred during the psilocybin encounter are partly to credit for these quantum behavioral changes."

Not a party drug!

Pranic Forum: Chinese herbs and depression

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Chinese Herbs

Knowledge about the usage of complementary therapies such as Chinese Herbal Medication is growing among people suffering from depression and other forms of mental disorder.

Alternative approaches and herbal mixtures are used widely in China. A recent review conducted by Lee Butler and…

Treatment for depression has to be multi-modal: Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be a great help. Exercise, nutrition, talk therapy, and building quality relationships with family and friends are all essential. 

Exercise is Good for Your Brain

Everybody knows exercise is good for you. Generally speaking, almost everyone could be doing more exercise and reap positive benefits. There is a tiny slice of people who are already exercising at a top level and might even be better off reducing their exercise load. There is a simple test to determine if you are one of these people. Look down: are you exercising right now? If not, you could probably do with a little more. 

In addition to the obvious physical benefits, exercise can reduce mental stress, increase your brain power, slow the effects of aging (what was I doing again? Oh right, writing a blog post), and is better for depression than medication.

If you need convincing, here are some articles you should read:

I am a big fan of doing exercise that is fun. If it’s not fun, your motivation for doing it will eventually run dry. A lot of people I talk to tell me they work out for their health or to maintain their appearance but hate going to the gym because it’s boring. Don’t do boring stuff! Most gyms have group exercise classes - yoga, aerobics, martial arts, pilates, etc. Give them a try. No gym? Join a basketball game at your local park. Basketball is excellent - it requires very little equipment and will have you running up and down the court, jumping, twisting and sweating. My personal favorite for fun exercise is capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines kicking and acrobatic moves with singing and dancing. How can you lose??

Human interaction is extremely important. Bring a friend to class with you or even better, make some friends in your class. You won’t necessarily become best buddies with your gym friends and go to their weddings, but they’ll come to expect seeing you in class, and that tiny bit of positive pressure can help bring you back on a regular schedule.