I’m Not Having Kids Because Of My Mental Health

  PHOTOGRAPHED BY EYLUL ASLAN. by CRISTIANA BEDEI Rachel Rowan Olive is 26 years old and would like to have children one day, but she’s worried her mental health won’t make that possible. “If I knew I would have access to timely support for as long as I needed it, I wouldn’t think twice about conceiving once I met the right person to start a family with. But in the age of austerity, I can’t really see that happening,” she says. The London-based illustrator has received several mental health diagnoses over the years, and is currently under the care of … Continue reading I’m Not Having Kids Because Of My Mental Health

LEARN ABOUT YOUR MIND – SELF-HYPNOSIS 101

by Phillip J. Watt, Contributor Waking Times I just want to speak to you right now. How’s your mind going? Forget your outside world for a moment, and think about how you feel inside. You taking care of yourself? You organizing your mind wisely? Those questions are introspective, which is a process we should commonly do for ourselves. Like. Every. Day. Because when we undertake introspection – which can result with many epic and more mundane rebirths – we’re attempting to create more order out of the chaos, regardless if that order sometimes results as chaos in disguise. In other words, we’re … Continue reading LEARN ABOUT YOUR MIND – SELF-HYPNOSIS 101

Our Brains Could Actually Have Bacteria Living Inside, New Evidence Suggests

Bacteria in a slice of brain tissue, to the left of a blood vessel (Roberts et al) by PETER DOCKRILL The microbes that inhabit the human gut are thought to be responsible for many things, affecting our health, our genes, and even our emotions. Scientists are continually making new discoveries about the scale and influence of the human microbiome, but the latest evidence is particularly startling: this thriving bacterial kingdom might not be alone, but could be linked to a separate “human brain microbiome” that resides in your head. The findings, which are only preliminary at this stage, were recently presented at a poster session at the Neuroscience … Continue reading Our Brains Could Actually Have Bacteria Living Inside, New Evidence Suggests