Science-Backed Benefits of Photography for Your Mental Health

The ever-handy smartphone has allowed almost anyone to be a photographer. This device has allowed us to capture memorable aspects of our lives and see the world in ways we never thought of before. While some people believe that taking photos doesn’t help us to understand the world, science has proven that the benefits of photography are many. So, why should we put…

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21 Morning Affirmations for Success, Positivity & Motivation

What you do first thing in the morning will have the greatest impact on the success of your day, and morning affirmations are one of the greatest things you can do for yourself. We often use the expression "getting up on the wrong side of the bed". This simply means you are starting the day off in a bad mood. The problem is…

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Mind-Body Connection & 4 Mental Disorders That Demonstrate It

Fortunately, gone are the days when the mind-body connection was considered some sort of spiritual mumbo-jumbo. More and more people, including scientists and health professionals, are starting to recognize the powerful effects of this connection on our wellbeing. There are countless peer-reviewed studies that demonstrate these effects in various ways, but today we will focus on mental disorders. You may be surprised to…

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5 Positive Thoughts for the Day That Will Fill You with Energy and Gratitude

I won’t pretend to be the most positive person, because I’m not. What I can do, however, is share a few positive thoughts for the day that will your heart with light. I think the hardest thing to do in life is to remain positive. I know it’s a struggle for me at times. Just when we think life has become a brighter…

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10 Essential Social Skills and How to Master Them

Social skills play a significant role in our everyday living. Without these skills, we would be incapable of accomplishing any task. They say that no man is an island, at some point, we’ll have to interact with other people. Social skills help us comfortably make interactions. Research done in recent years has shown that a relationship exists between learning and emotional intelligence. Our…

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Positive Attitude Quotes to Start Your Day with

You know how it feels to get up on the wrong side of the bed. It's important to start the day with the right attitude, and positive quotes can help you with this. You are what you think; your attitude sets the course for your day. There are a million ways you can cultivate a healthy one. Positive quotes put you in the…

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How and Why to Use Positive Reinforcement with Your Children

You often hear the term positive reinforcement when talking about dog training, but this simple method is surprisingly effective with children. Positive reinforcement is the method whereby we ignore bad behavior and praise good behavior. Children can learn all kinds of life lessons through positive reinforcement including social skills and good manners. It can also be beneficial in education. Positive reinforcement makes children…

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Feel Like Not Being Good Enough? Here Is What You Need to Remember

Do you feel like you are not good enough? We all have good days and we all have bad days. When we're up, we never feel like it's going to end and when we're down, it feels like we're never going to recover. Although it can sometimes feel hard to believe, even when you feel the lowest of the low and when you…

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

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…

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How to Increase Your Serotonin Levels Naturally to Stop Feeling Sad, Depressed and Bad-Tempered

It is possible to increase your serotonin levels naturally – here is how! Serotonin is an important brain chemical that helps to improve mood and stops feelings of depression and anxiety. That's why when we have low serotonin levels, our emotional state may suffer. This is a molecule of willpower and its deficiency can lead to the inability to create and take actions…

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