To better explore religion’s role in mental health and overall well-being, Missouri State University has created a new interdisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate in Mental Health and Spirituality. This 15-hour program began this fall. It will help students to gain an awareness of the effects of spiritual reflection and practices on mental health and self-understanding. Dr. … [Read more...] about How do religion and beliefs affect mental health?
Answering 10 questions to determine which woodland creature you most identify with can be fun. But how accurate are what we consider to be more in-depth personality tests? Some of the most popular ones are the Myers-Briggs test, the 5 Love Languages quiz and the Enneagram test. “I’m all for people taking assessments, but they must know what the assessment is primarily used for, … [Read more...] about Should I base my personality off a Buzzfeed quiz?
In a world with instant access to an infinite amount of information, do you have common sense? Do you: Eat fruits and vegetables? Exercise? Engage in habits that are good for you? If you answered yes to these questions, you have common sense, according to Drs. Norman Shealy and Amber Abernathy. Conscientiousness equals common sense Abernathy, the Mary-Charlotte … [Read more...] about Common sense: Are you born with it?
Stress is natural and unavoidable. It is your reaction that you can control. One method of coping with stress is through meditation – and it is easier to introduce into your routine than you may assume. Dr. Amber Abernathy, assistant professor in Missouri State University’s psychology department and the Mary-Charlotte Bayles Shealy Chair in Conscientious … [Read more...] about How to decrease the effects of stress on your health
How to find your peace in the hustle and bustle. … [Read more...] about Coping with holiday stress through meditation