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5 Ways to Deal with Stressful Situations, According to Science

By | 2017-09-05T00:16:40+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

None of us really know how we’re going to react to unusually stressful situations. If there’s a death in the family or within a close friendship group, grief tends to surface in the most unexpected ways. Even people who think of themselves as well balanced or able to deal with stressful situations well, find themselves baffled by their own behaviour. So, what are the best ways of dealing with the day-to-day when life throws you a terrible card? 1. Don’t Bottle it Up: A lot

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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|Categories: Self-Improvement, Social life|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. Indeed, silence is a medium of communication over here. What has practicing mindfulness got to

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10 Zen Habits That Will Change Your Life

By | 2017-04-14T19:58:20+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Life Hacks, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you are like many people, you'll think that life is more complicated than it is. By doing so, you line your way with unnecessary obstacles and pitfalls. Consequently, you impose stress on yourself. You'll need to simplify your life with beneficial Zen habits. What is Zen, and why should you turn to it? Which are the key zen habits that will change your life? What is Zen? Zen is a school if Mahayana Buddhism that became popular during the Tang dynasty. Though it has

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How to Get Happy with These 5 Science-Backed Rituals

By | 2017-03-23T02:14:40+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Want to get happy? Check out these tips backed by scientific studies. What’s the point of work, family, exercise, reading, watching movies, and waking up in the morning? What’s the point of living, anyway? We may be aspiring for career success, family values, or personal growth. The point is always the same: being happy. We all know the basic rules of being happy: don’t worry, manage stress, figure what you want and work for it. However, the journey towards happiness is never as simple as

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The Effects of Stress on Your Health and Well-Being: What You Need to Know

By | 2017-02-27T00:41:04+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

Research institutions from around the world have been making progress in understanding the effects of stress on the human body and their link with a variety of health problems. Stress has been linked to increased rates of heart disease, digestive issues, asthma, and various types of addiction. It is important to recognize the signs that you are being negatively affected by stress and learn which techniques will best help you pivot away from negative soothing behaviors in favor of those that will improve your overall

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How to Improve Your Relationship Using Mindfulness

By | 2017-09-08T21:50:20+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

Are you looking for ways to improve your relationship? Mindfulness is the key to improving many areas of your life, including relationships! If it would have been a few months ago I wouldn’t have noticed how her shoulders or her gaze dropped as she mentioned her cat. Instead, I would have been waiting for it to be my turn and started in on a topic close to my heart – like sports or travel. The night would have ended like so many others, with me

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Study Reveals Dish Washing Boosts Your Inspiration, Reduces Nervousness and Prevents Depression

By | 2017-02-26T12:58:07+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Categories: Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |

There are a number of things you can do to calm you down. Dish washing, is one of them according to science. Some of the things you could do include but are not limited to taking a tasty meal, taking a nap, going out for a drink, working out among others. Of course, this depends on your preferences. However, there is one more thing which you seem to be out of the picture, dish washing. Well, it sounds weird but did you that by simply cleaning dirty

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How Your Lifestyle Affects Your DNA & How to Create a Healthy Legacy with Nature

By | 2017-11-18T13:17:46+00:00 June 20th, 2015|Categories: Environment & Planet, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

“Place your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to feel your own immense power.” - Victoria Erickson Did you know that your lifestyle affects your DNA? In fact, your DNA is being altered all the time by the environment, lifestyle and traumatic events, and your choices will have an impact on future generations. The

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