Helping kids understand frightening events

Stop, look, and listen.

May 25

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Post Traumatic ...

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Is happiness a choice?

Shawn Anchor and Michelle Gielan on choosing happiness.

May 25

Categories: Happiness

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Why do people lie?

While everybody lies, few are actually aware of why they do it and how destructive it can be. The answer to the question "Why do people lie?" essentially depends on the motivations of the liar.

May 24

Categories: Infidelity, Self-Esteem, Trust Issues

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How to be with sadness

Our friends, family members, and colleagues get sad from time to time. That is part of life. Here are some helpful guidelines for how to be there for someone in the midst of sadness or grief.

May 23

Categories: Bereavement, Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Introverts use more concrete language than extraverts

Do you know that the use of language can reveal information about your personality type?

May 23

Categories: Other

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To find the right person, BE the right person

It is difficult - if not impossible - to find true love and true friendship until we love ourselves and are a friend to ourselves first. Here are five ways to cultivate a relationship with yourself today.

May 22

Categories: Happiness, Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Love

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Four elements of Forgiveness

What does it take to forgive?

May 20

Categories: Forgiveness

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The 5 stages of grieving

The grieving process takes time.

May 20

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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6 Ways to Stay Grounded in Times of Overwhelm

Here are six strategies that can help you find moments of peace and centredness when you find yourself overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle that life may brings.

May 20

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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Keep Your Cool! How to Stop Meltdowns in Their Tracks

For some, a meltdown means bursting into tears. For others, it's an out-of-control expression of anger. For still others, it's being a sarcastic jerk. In any case, it's not pleasant to realise that you've just had an adult temper tantrum. So how do ...

May 19

Categories: Anger Management, Mindfulness

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Psychology explains the main reason rejection hurts so much

Whether it's being dumped by your significant other or getting turned down for a sought after job, we all know what it feels like to be rejected by someone or something. But why does rejection hurt so much?

May 18

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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People who have experienced more adversity show more compassion

The more adversity in life a person has experienced, the more compassion they tend to feel and show toward others.

May 17

Categories: Positive Psychology

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Helping other people with their problems helps you too

You can practise your own self-regulation by helping others.

May 17

Categories: Happiness, Self help groups, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Boredom proneness is largely about what you do

Findings have shown that boredom is largely attributed to the choices of activities that we engage in.

May 17

Categories: Emptiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self help groups

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3 Reasons Why "13 Reasons Why" Isn't Getting It Right

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" follows high-school student Hannah Baker, who commits suicide and leaves behind cassette tapes that explain 13 reasons she took her own life. The show has garnered mass attention amongst teens, but not necessarily ...

May 16

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression, Suicide ...

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