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How Practicing Mindfulness Helps You Have Better Communication and a Deeper Connection with Others

By | 2017-04-27T23:33:42+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Practicing mindfulness has numerous health benefits. It turns out that it can also help us communicate better and form deeper connections with others. I have always found communication to be a perplexing beast. At first glance, it involves the exchange of information between individuals. However, especially in Ireland, where I live, the land of subtle hints and understated cues, what’s not said is at least as important as what is.

10 Things Only a Child of Overprotective Parents Will Understand

By | 2017-04-27T21:09:28+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Tags: , |

If you are the child of overprotective parents, you know that it can be really complicated to do things that your friends take for granted. You can’t just casually tell your parents what you’re going to do as you’re walking out the door! If these ten things sound familiar to you, you are undoubtedly the child of overprotective parents. 1. It’s just easier not to tell them you’re dating. Do

6 Reasons Your Grandparents Were Healthier and Happier Than You

By | 2017-04-26T20:31:51+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Today's society has progressed. You have the Internet and fast food. But your grandparents were probably healthier then than you are now. In all likelihood, they were also happier. So what are their golden keys to health and happiness? Here are ten of their best-kept secrets. How Did Your Grandparents Live? Of course, your grandparents lived in places that weren't so developed. They went without many things. They would have

8 Signs of Toxic Friends and How to Relate To Them

By | 2017-04-24T21:54:00+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

We meet people every day. Real friendships make your days brighter. However, some relationships can leave you feeling drained. Everyone thrives on healthy relationships. Consequently, it's important to know when you're in one that's not. So, how would you recognize toxic friends? More importantly, how would you relate to them? Types of Toxic Friends Ideally, everyone would accept everyone else. However, it's important to set up boundaries and steer clear

Psychology of Attraction: 8 Weird Reasons Why People Fall in Love with Each Other, Based on Studies

By | 2017-04-23T19:57:51+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

The mystery of the psychology of attraction is that we never know when and who we are going to end up falling in love with. We don’t know if we are lucky enough for it to happen more than once, or as some believe we only actually have one true love. The romantics among us believe that when we do meet that person, everything just fits into the right place.

5 Signs You Get Emotionally Attached To People Too Easily

By | 2017-04-22T16:17:16+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

It’s important to have people in your life whom you can count on, but it becomes unhealthy when you get too emotionally attached to them. These are five warning signs to look out for when deciphering whether you get emotionally attached to others too easily. 1. Constantly checking your phone for messages. One surefire sign that someone is on your mind, a little too much, is constantly checking your phone

4 Types of Bullies In Everyday Life And How To Deal With Them

By | 2017-04-21T20:11:29+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Do a person's words sound insulting? Someone probably intimidated you. You met one of the different types of bullies. You may not know that you're a target because not all forms of bullying are overt. So, how can you tell that you're subject to aggression? Who are the different types of bullies, and how do you fend them off? What is bullying? Bullying is aggression that typically happens in schools,

Saying Stay Positive. You Know, This Advice Doesn’t Always Work!

By | 2017-04-18T15:47:31+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Tags: , , |

When you tell me to stay positive, it doesn’t have the effect that you think it does. In fact, sometimes it doesn’t work at all. I’ve had a colorful life, filled with various opinions on subjects ranging from health to happiness. But what it all boils down to are two distinct viewpoints: negativity and positivity. While there were uncles who always saw the glass as half empty, there were plenty of

Getting Over A Breakup Comes In These 5 Stages

By | 2017-04-18T02:40:48+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

  In the words of prolific sixty's songwriter Neil Sedaka, breaking up is hard to do. Getting over a breakup can seem to take forever. You must have spent countless sleepless nights thinking about the moments you shared since you said goodbye. Forgiving each other for past misgivings is tough. When you see your ex's messages popping up all over your social media feeds, it gets harder. Letting go is

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