Mind & Spirit

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Your preference for either pet may reveal your personality traits and which side you fall on on the IQ scale.

What does it really mean to live your life's purpose? Amy Taylor-Kabbaz speaks with Ben Harvey about his own path from abuse to purpose.

Life coach Noni Boon shows you how to find strength and power in your inner self and to discover that you were created with a spirit as your force field.

If cold weather gets you glum, you could have winter depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Counsellor Nichola Marsonet has the five-step solution.

What foods make us happy? Rachel Kelly, who has had a history of depression, shares her personal experience of harnessing the power of food to stay calm and well.

New studies show convincing evidence of a link, because constipation often develops long before neurological symptoms appear.

Peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people.

Low concentration of fish oil in the blood contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to researchers.

Many adults who screen positive for depression don't receive any treatment for the condition at all, says a recent study.

Chalk one up for nature over nurture: recent research shows that maths skills (or lack of them) are directly passed on from parent to child.

Evidence is mounting that our thoughts, emotions and beliefs can heal and avert disease - so make sure that you choose yours wisely.

Poetry as an expressive art form allows us to heal by opening our voice to articulate our deepest and most intricate truths.

We learn from the rawness of our desires, fears and hatred - but to learn what emotions can teach us, we have to know how to listen.

Time to crack open Anna Karenina - recent research suggests that reading or watching it encourages empathy and imagination, and improves mental health.

Have you ever felt the presence of angels around you? Angelic guidance can and does come in the form of channelled messages, dream, and directly receiving insight.