a wellbeing society

Landmark study finds causal link between nature walks and stress reduction

This report by Rich Haridy is published in New Atlas. It begins: “We all know a good, long walk in nature can be relaxing, but a landmark new study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development offers some…
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Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

This book comes from Antonio Damasio. The publishers say: “In the centuries since Descartes famously proclaimed, ‘I think, therefore I am,’ science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended until recently…
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Why women are being given boxing gloves and ballet shoes instead of antidepressants

Subtitled “With one in five people taking pills for their mental health, doctors are turning to alternative methods – with help from Sport England”, this report from Miranda has been published in the Daily Telegraph. It begins: “It’s long been known…
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Remembering a Quarter of a Million “Mental Patients” Murdered in the 1930s and 1940s

This article by Dr. John Read has been published in Psychology Today. It begins: “In 1941, the staff of the Hadamar  Psychiatric  Institution—psychiatrists, nurses and secretaries—attended a ceremony and were each given a bottle of beer. The occasion was the murder of…
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A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life

This book has be written by Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein. The publisher says: “A bold, provocative exploration of the tension between our evolutionary history and our modern woes – and what we can do about it We are living through…
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