Mental Health & Wellbeing

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Tips on how to maintain a balance of the mind, body and spirit to feel healthy and happy.

Going Outdoors Has These Remarkable Mental Health Benefits – Infographic

By | 2017-10-22T21:31:25+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know that going outdoors and spending just 15 minutes in the sun every day can have incredible benefits on a person’s mood and mental health? Those of us seeking to improve our mental wellbeing know the importance of exercise in that process. Less well known are the benefits of going outdoors and spending time outside in the sun. In this article, we will explore some of the ways that spending as little as 15 minutes outside every day can help to improve your

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How to Recognize a Narcissistic Friend in Your Life

By | 2017-10-18T20:17:39+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Social life|Tags: , , , , , , |

You’ve heard of narcissistic intimate relationships that cause all sorts of trouble, but what about that narcissistic friend? There are numerous articles which talk about narcissistic intimate relationships – you can use the signs to discover if your husband or wife is actually a toxic person. But many people never even think about close friends as being narcissistic. A narcissistic friend can also make your life less than savory, in fact, they can make things worse instead of better when you confide in them. Are

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What Is an ESA Dog and What You Should Know Before Getting One

By | 2017-10-17T22:08:44+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Animals, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

What is an ESA dog? Emotional support animals (ESA) are fast gaining popularity among people who are suffering mental or emotional problems. They provide the comfort, companionship, and affection needed when trying to cope with the symptoms or effects of an emotional or mental disability. If you’re considering getting an ESA dog, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Here’s what you should know before bringing an ESA dog home. Are You Ready for a New Pet? When considering the options of

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How to Deal With Toxic People in a Mentally Strong Way

By | 2017-10-13T19:46:57+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

You can cry or you can get angry, but none of these will work. There are better ways of learning how to deal with toxic people, trust me. This is how I learned to deal with toxic people. I'm ashamed to admit that it took decades of my life to learn how to deal with toxic people in a healthy manner. My first reaction was to examine, and then ultimately, blame myself for what my partner, the narcissist, was doing. This toxic person in my

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7 Signs You Are Going through Quarter Life Crisis (and How to Deal with It)

By | 2017-10-09T21:24:17+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Everyone has gone through a quarter life crisis at some point in their life. This period usually kicks in between 20 and 30 years of age, marking the final step towards becoming an adult. This can be a terrifying period for many young people who don’t have a clue about what to do with themselves. Suddenly, homework help becomes the least of their worries, and there are several signs that a quarter life crisis has begun. 1. Frustration Being frustrated is nothing out of the

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7 Ways Authentic Happiness Differs from the Fake Version

By | 2017-10-08T21:00:58+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social life|Tags: , , |

Authentic happiness doesn’t depend on what you do or your friends. Quite the contrary, real happiness is something much more than that. Life can be confusing, especially during those years when you're fighting and trying to gain your footing in the world. Self-love is also fleeting and authentic happiness seems like an emotion that just comes and goes. Unfortunately, during so many of these years of our lives, we really have no idea what true happiness is. True happiness has nothing to do with what

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Why You Are Not Reaching Your True Potential and What to Do about It

By | 2017-10-05T20:11:47+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

What does it mean for someone to reach their true potential? We talk about someone doing this, or failing to do this, all the time, but what do we actually mean by it? When it comes right down to the language, nobody seems to know what we actually mean – and we cannot articulate what we mean either. When people talk about somebody reaching their true potential, it often seems to be in an academic context, as if we mean that everybody has the capacity

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How to Deal with Passive Aggressive People with These Science-Backed Strategies

By | 2017-09-21T21:51:36+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

It’s not always easy understanding how to deal with passive aggressive people. They love to make you feel as though you are going crazy. The truth about how to deal with passive aggressive people lies within our ability to stay sane. So basically, they do have the power to drive us crazy, if we let them. Considering I lived for decades with a narcissist, I am pretty familiar with this behavior, and I must admit, it damaged my mental health. Some of you, however, might

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