Friendships play a vital role in boosting our good health. As young children, the first relationships we start to navigate outside of our families are friendships, and friendships will be with us our entire lives in one way or another. Who we decide to spend our time with influences our personal, emotional, mental and spiritual development in significant ways.
The definition of ‘good health’ and how to acquire it has changed over time. From the medieval practice of religious prayer and sacrifices to ward off disease to up-to-the-minute brain scans to understand mental health and psychological conditions.
Over many centuries of progression and change, can history actually teach us anything about how to be healthy and happy today? Taking three periods of history, let’s see what the accepted ideas for feeling better were and how we can apply these in modern society.
When it comes to establishing good health, one of your best options is to improve your sleep.
There’s a key technique in the CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) treatment of social anxiety that, when practiced by anyone, can help people start to feel more content and optimistic. This technique is called attention training.