Browsing Category Well-Being

12 Self-Love Affirmations for a Happier Life

Self-love affirmations fuel wellbeing and equip you to deal with the challenges of relationships. It furnishes you with self-respect and the ability to make sure your needs are met. Without it, your happiness is at the mercy of the way people treat you rather than in your hands and you won’t appreciate your value.

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5 Ways to Stay Positive in a Negative World

There is a lot of negativity in the world today, challenging our ability and will of staying positive. From political disagreements that are tearing families apart to the existential risks of climate change and runaway technology, the negative influences are everywhere you turn.

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Living with Intention

I came across a little gem of a book a few years ago – Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, and for me it truly felt life-changing.

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Self-Soothing in a Time of Crisis

COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s really scary, right? And there is a good reason that the whole world is hunkering down. This type of solidarity in hopes of “flattening the curve” and alleviating some of the burden on the healthcare system and providers serving on the front lines is inspiring, to say the least.

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The Fast Track To A Life Well Lived Is Feeling Grateful

For the Ancient Greeks, virtue wasn’t a goal in and of itself, but rather a route to a life well lived. By being honest and generous, embodying diligence and fortitude, showing restraint and kindness, a person would flourish – coming to live a life filled with meaning and finding an enduring, as opposed to ephemeral, happiness.

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Work-Life Balance & Wellness

We hear it all the time…from our friends, family, the media, and even at work! Life is about balance and specifically work-life balance. But do you ever feel as though you are eternally chasing this lofty state of nirvana?

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Happiness doesn’t follow success

Work hard, become successful, then you’ll be happy. At least, that’s what many of us were taught by our parents, teachers and peers. The idea that we must pursue success in order to experience happiness is enshrined in the United States’ most treasured institutions (the Declaration of Independence), beliefs (the American dream), and stories (Rocky and Cinderella).

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How To Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.

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Is Our Smartphone Making Us Less Smart?

It took me a while to realise that I didn’t really need my mobile which  I was carrying with me all the time as if it was an extension of me. So it’s been about five years now that I haven’t had a mobile phone and there has not been once that I wished I owned one.

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Positive Affirmations Versus Neutral Affirmations

Self-help often encourages people to improve their lives by making statements like, “I have all the money I need,” or, “I have unlimited energy to take on all challenges.” But despite endless internet lists of positive affirmations, if you don’t already have a positive mindset, positive affirmations may actually hurt your self-esteem.

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What Do Dreams About Sex Mean?

For many adults, sex forms part of a healthy, balanced life. Not only is courtship part of a relationship, but it can also spend considerable time in the mind as well. While most people will dream about sex from time to time, if you are experiencing some recurring dreams, it may be a sign of some underlying issue.

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Dr. G’s Tips For How To Sleep Better

It’s not uncommon to experience some type of sleep disturbance following a traumatic experience, during a life crisis, or with chronic anxiety or mood symptoms. But sleep is all about habits, and now may be a good time to take a closer look at your own routines and rituals surrounding sleep.

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Overcoming Fear

Humans are hard-wired for fear. There is a very complex relay system in the brain involving several small structures and each plays a role in our response to danger. Fight, Flight, Freeze. The problem is that we also respond to situations or “things” that are not necessarily dangerous, and sometimes the line between real danger and perceived danger becomes blurred.

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