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Ten Tips to Work Smarter, Not Harder

  Courtesy of benholfield It’s great to be busy and feel like you’re accomplishing things. You can have energy when you’re busy, but when you fill your life with too many responsibilities, you're more likely to feel overwhelmed, burnt out, and with too few energy reserves. Sometimes, you like to keep busy as a way [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Struggling To Say ‘No’ To Others

Courtesy of julsatmidnight You’re swinging your arms,  hear the screams of your two-year-old daughter, smell the burning sauce on the stove, and put your friend on hold on the phone for the third time. You turn off the stove, reach out to your daughter and keep her busy with a crayon and paper. You then [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Assertiveness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Pursuit & Joy of Happiness

  Courtesy of amit317 What exactly is Happiness? Martin Seligman defined Happiness as being divided into three ways: a/ A positive emotion and satisfaction (the pleasant life); b/ Engagement (the engaged life); c/ Meaning (the meaningful life). Recent research by Martin Seligman and others (2005) found that the happiest people were those who applied all [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Values

  Courtesy of Doug.Mall What are VALUES? Quoting Russ Harris (ACT Made Simple, 2009), he said that: 'Values are statements about what we want to be doing with our life: about what we want to stand for, and how we want to behave on an ongoing basis. They are leading principles that can guide us [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preventing Mental Illness

Courtesy of United Nations Photo This article discusses the prevention of mental health, the factors that increase the likelihood of developing mental illness, and posttraumatic stress disorder in particular. Maintaining positive psychological well-being includes preventing unneeded stress. Stress can cause severe mental health conditions. For instance, if you feel down because you recently separated from [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Preventing Mental Illness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spiritual Health

Courtesy of Yaksheeta Sri Spiritual well-being encompasses a belief in something greater than yourself. It is distinct from the body - an ethereal part of us, also known as the soul. Spiritual well-being embodies who you are and who you're meant to be. By living with purpose and meaning, you can live a full, rich, [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Spirituality, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ten Tips To Following Your Dreams

Courtesy of phantomswife A huge problem nowadays is that we let our FEARS stop us from achieving our DREAMS. We like to play it safe and stay in our comfort zone. I know that I like to stay in my comfort zone, but that doesn’t mean I need to stay there. Your world is smaller [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Dreams, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Managing Change Of Routine

  Courtesy of Martyn Starkey I recently had shoulder surgery, and this has impacted my ability to work on my writing. I have had to reduce my workload at home and am still in recovery mode. It's been quite frustrating not to have the full capacity to cook, clean, or work on my love of [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Reduce Health Risks with Brain Exercises

Courtesy of shadowbilgisayer Would you like to delay health risks with age? How - you ask? By improving your memory and stimulating the brain, that's how. I know that personally, I feel my memory declining with age. I'd love to have strategies to improve my memory and use the brain to its optimal level. I never [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Brain stimulation/memory, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Fiction Reading Boosts The Mind

  Courtesy of Danielle Pigeon - the tea conjurer I love curling up with a good book, particularly on a dark and wet day when I'm rugged up under a warm blanket. Not only am I enjoying the reading, but I'm also boosting my 'mind-reading' abilities or theory of mind, according to research reported in [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments