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.

How to Practice Forest Bathing to Clear Your Mind and Heal Your Body

By |2018-12-14T19:57:39+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |

Forest bathing, also known as Shinrinyoku in Japanese – Shinrin stands for the forest, yoku for bath – is the activity of walking mindfully through a specific type of natural environment, usually a forest. In the Japanese tradition, enjoying calming activities like forest bathing regularly is something usual, even necessary. How Forest Bathing Affects Your Health Forest bathing is known to bring numerous health benefits, such as reduced blood pressure, an increase in energy levels, and an elevated attention span. One specific study at Chiba

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4 Ways Unconditional Parenting Differs from a Conditional One (and How to Practice It)

By |2018-11-27T21:02:18+00:00November 27th, 2018|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

Think you’re parenting the right way. Well, there are two types of parenting styles: Conditional and Unconditional parenting. Raising children can be difficult, to say the least. However, there are so many lessons we learn while doing so. As parents, we want the best for our children, but we also want to train them to be a production and loving addition to the adult population. So, there are two types of parenting techniques: conditional or unconditional parenting. So, what’s the difference? There are stark differences

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6 Subtle Ways an Unhappy Marriage Affects You and Your Children

By |2018-11-21T20:07:50+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

A happy marriage can improve life. On the other hand, an unhappy marriage can leave scars on both you and your children. Again, I can speak first hand on what it’s like to be in an unhappy marriage. I was in an unhappy marriage for 20 years. This means that all three of my children witnessed the good and the bad included in that union. Psychology says that the first 7 years of a child’s life is the most impressionable. So, with that information, can

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Driving Phobia: Why It Affects Some People and How to Cope with it

By |2018-11-17T21:00:59+00:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

You are a competent driver, but occasionally cramp up behind the wheel. What you may have is driving phobia. Don't feel embarrassed if you have a driving phobia because it affects more people than you may think. Life Advancer explains what it is, why some people have it, and how to cope with it. What is Driving Phobia? As its name implies, driving phobia refers to a fear of driving, which can range from mild to severe. Some people fear driving only in specific situations,

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Why Healthy Boundaries in Relationships Are Important and How to Set Them

By |2018-11-13T20:26:29+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Personal Growth, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Boundaries in relationships are key for success, but setting them can be difficult. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when a relationship starts. When someone captivates us, we tend to spend as much time as we can with him or her. As the relationship grows, we want to show them different parts of our lives and introduce them to friends and family. This can blur the lines between our lives and theirs, leading us to feel overwhelmed and slightly suffocated. Why are boundaries in relationships so

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How to Reply to a Compliment When You Are an Introvert Who Hates Praise

By |2018-11-10T20:35:17+00:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Career, Life Hacks, Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement, Social life|Tags: , , , , , |

When praise makes you cringe, it can be really hard to know how to reply to a compliment without coming across as awkward or rude. Knowing how to reply to a compliment properly is a great tool in your personal and professional life. Proper receipt of compliments shows that you know you are good at your job without seeming over-confident. The trick is to receive a compliment graciously without seeming uncomfortable or overconfident, but this isn’t always easy… especially for introverts. What’s the deal with

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Anxiety and Relationships: 5 Ways People with Anxiety Love Differently

By |2018-11-07T20:05:50+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

The truth about anxiety and relationships is a hard truth. Those who suffer from anxiety love in different ways than others. I wish to speak to you from a place of personal knowledge. I have anxiety, and for me, anxiety and relationships represent one of the most difficult combinations in life. To be honest, I find it easier to navigate complicated city streets. In order to understand anxiety and relationships, unfortunately, you have to endure from one side or the other. Either you have anxiety

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How to Get Over Depression After a Breakup and Move on with Your Life

By |2018-11-01T20:33:16+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

Depression after a breakup is common. When you’ve become accustomed to being in a relationship, change can be almost unbearable. I think depression after a breakup is one of the deepest and darkest forms emotions. There’s hurt, insecurities, confusion and a lingering sense of hope that the relationship can be rekindled. Most often than not, there is no going back, and depression after a breakup becomes something that eventually strengthens you. Getting through this troubling time Getting over a breakup is never easy. In fact, some say

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