Most people are familiar with ear problems—from chronic ear infections and tinnitus to autoimmune inner ear disease and Meniere’s disease. Ear infections are incredibly common, especially among young children, with five out of six experiencing at least one by the time they are three years old. However, relatively few people have considered how hearing issues may affect the way we process information. Increased awareness and interest in the link between cognition and communication has led to the development of a new field of research called cognitive hearing science.
We know that athletes from the NBA go through many physical challenges, especially when they have a packed schedule of training and games. However, we often overlook the impact that life problems, isolation, high pressure games, and constant training may have on their mental health. Mental health is just as important as physical health in professional sports. Fortunately, the National Basketball Association has recognized this reality and has come forward to help NBA players to overcome their mental health issues. Continue reading
One of the leading contributors to poor mental health is financial trouble. In fact, a number of studies indicate that there is a major link between debt and anxiety. Although long-term treatment of chronic anxiety may require professional care, there are things people can do to reduce their anxiety about their finances. Keep on reading for a few helpful suggestions. Continue reading
Your brain is only capable of handling so many inputs and stressors throughout the day before you start to feel overwhelmed or unable to perform. This feeling is often referred to as burnout. If you want to avoid burnout, it is essential that you replenish your store of mental energy. Check below for 4 activities to help you do just that: Continue reading
Experiencing ups and downs in your relationship is natural. Your partner feeling insecure because you have been too busy at work or going berserk because you forgot to make it to a date on time are common problems that can be worked through. However, if you’re in an incompatible relationship, you’re looking at issues that are way bigger than those previously mentioned. In fact, incompatibility is in a completely different ballpark. Continue reading
Writing has several therapeutic benefits that many people are not aware of. For example, when you write you have the opportunity to unburden yourself, unblock your emotions, and get to know yourself better. Some people write to help disrupt negative thinking patterns. Writing can also help you to organize your thoughts, define objectives, and find solutions to problems you currently have. Continue reading