A famous quote by the poet Henry David Thoreau is "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation". While this can be understood simply by looking around at the poverty, strife and internal struggles of people, what isn't so clear is the reason it is happening. Why do the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation?
Living in a rental property can be frustrating, especially when your landlord has strict rules that limit your ability to customize the property. However, you don't need to settle. With these five decorating ideas, you can make your rental feel more like home without upsetting your landlord.
Stress is usually thought of as a human condition resulting from the pressures of modern life. However, there's absolutely no reason why your cat can't feel stress as well if something in her environment upsets her. If your feline friend has been behaving strangely lately, it could be a sign that something is wrong emotionally--here are seven signs of stress to be aware of.
There has been much media hype over the past decade about mindfulness. The practice of being present "in the moment" is associated with all kinds of positive benefits, including getting in touch with your spiritual side.
Many people are dissuaded from mindfulness because of words like "spiritual." If you are one of these people, you'll probably want to know how mindfulness can impact your day-to-day life. Here are four ways that engaging in mindfulness could help you live a better, more fulfilling life.
Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health. Its exact, detailed function is unknown, but it's thought that a period of unconsciousness allows the brain to carry out some essential tidying up, processing short term memories into long term storage, and generally performing what computer experts would call a 'warm reboot'. Indeed, recent research at the University of Freiburg, Germany, suggests that without this nightly reset the brain's neurons become muddled and unresponsive, less able to store new memories and process sensory information correctly.