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Mindful Eating

Dieting Can Make You Fat For people who have tried every diet that’s grabbed national attention, lost a few pounds and often gained back a few extra, the perspective in the book Why Diets Make Us Fat could bring a sigh of relief. That easing of guilt about every bite could actually lead to long-term […]

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Mindful Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion Is Good for Mental Health Self-compassion simply means treating yourself with the same kindness and understanding you offer to a beloved family member, a friend or a colleague at work. Many people tend to be much harder on themselves than on others. Some people mistakenly equate self-compassion with self-pity or weakness. That’s a misconception. […]

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Increase Your Emotional Resilience

How to Be More Resilient Life is full of challenging and sometimes traumatic circumstances that arise whether you are young or old, rich or poor, urban or rural. The psychological strength that gives a person the ability to experience the death of a loved one, loss of a job, violence, serious illness, divorce or financial […]

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Accessing Childhood Memories to Renew Joy in Daily Life

Healing Power of Childhood Memories Children have an innocent and direct connection to the essential joy of life. Even when you see tired or irritable adults dragging through a grocery store, the children with them are usually smiling or interested in everything or just apparently happy with being in the moment. Adults who have lost […]

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How to Make Good Decisions

Making Decisions We make decisions all day long, every day of our lives, so many decisions that we’d never be able to count them. Will we skip breakfast because we’re in a hurry or have fresh strawberries and yogurt ready in a bowl in the refrigerator so we can get a healthy start? Do we […]

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Video Game Addiction Is A Mental Health Disorder According to WHO

Time Spent on Video Games is Concerning You may be worried that your son, daughter, husband, brother, coworker or friend may be spending too much time on video games. You’re not alone. The lines between fun, entertainment and video game addiction have become blurred to a troubling degree. The time spent on video games has […]

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Self-Compassion is More Valuable than Self-Confidence

New thinking on self-confidence turns the concept upside down. Of course, it’s important, even critical, for our physical and mental health that we believe in ourselves. And it is good to let others see our confidence in who we are and what we can do. As professional and popular wisdom goes, you have to love […]

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Depression: Personal Perspectives

I’m So Depressed Every now and then I hear say; “I’m so depressed”, or “I’ve really felt depressed lately, and just don’t know what to do.” I don’t think that person really knows what the words means. For people like me, who live with depression it feels as if someone is just saying the words. […]

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How to Keep Your Brain Young

Optimism for Aging: 94-year-old Scientist a Role Model for an Alert Mind If you don’t want to plan for being old, rickety, forgetful and sitting in your rocking chair as the sun sets on your life, look to robust elders like John Goodenough, a 94-year-old scientist at the University of Texas Austin. Goodenough co-invented the […]

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Deconstructing the Stigma of Mental Illness

Deconstructing Stigma Travelers passing through Boston’s Logan International Airport this winter may add a few items to their carry-on bags, thanks to a public awareness campaign entitled Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life. In addition to their clothes and toiletries, travelers could be tucking into their luggage a change in perspective, […]

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