Category Archives: Mind and Emotion

Mindfulness – The Zen of Dogs

blog 14-foto-1One of the many psychological benefits of living with a dog is the opportunity Fido provides to be more mindful – that is to deliberately focus all your attention on the present moment. Mindfulness has created a huge hype over the past decade because of science-backed data showing how this Buddhist practice reduces stress and enhances health, almost from the very first minute of practice. Continue reading

Having trouble sleeping?

IMG_1074Scientists recently found that more people are sleeping less than 6 hours per night, and sleep problems visit 75% of us every week. A few nights of insomnia are generally nothing to worry about. The bigger concern is chronic sleep loss, which contributes to weight gain, high blood pressure, and a decrease in the immune system’s power.

One major reason for the sleepless nights might be your smartphone or tablet. Actually, the problem is more likely about your obsession with them than the devices themselves. Continue reading