Mindbody Connection

Focus During Rush Hour in Amsterdam

Focus During Rush Hour in Amsterdam

Rush hour in the heart of Amsterdam is hectic. The narrow cobbled streets are flooded with locals riding their bikes. People on foot gently work past each other on the sidewalk, using caution not to step into the bike lane. Occasionally a bicycle bell rings to remind everyone of this.

How Genes Can Influence Our Mood

Susan had been prescribed an antidepressant, and it helped with her depression a little, but she was still constantly anxious and had difficulty concentrating. Everything seemed "life or death," her performance at work was declining, and she was afraid she would lose her job if things didn't change soon.

Is Positive Thinking Undermining Our Health?

When it comes to dealing with "our issues" (unpleasant emotions, events, or thoughts) many of us believe we should just sweep that under the rug and remain positive. "Keep calm and carry on," right? Unfortunately, this kind of attitude can have terrible consequences on our health.

Our Symptoms Are There to Teach Us

She noticed her pain would completely go away when she was working on changing the direction of her life, but if her boss asked her to take on more responsibility and she agreed, the pain would return.