Why Meticulously Made Decisions Motivate Us to Persist

Decision effort signals worth, raises confidence, increases chances of success.

Jul 25

Categories: Self-Esteem

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Attachment Plays a Role in the Development of Eating Disorders

Insecure attachment has been found to be a major factor of eating disorder development.

Jul 24

Categories: Attachment Issues, Eating Disorders

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3 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Daily

Mindfulness is a good method of self-care. It helps us be in tune with ourselves, and guides us to listen, pay attention and honour the experiences we go through each day. Here are three ways we can practice meditation when we are out and about ...

Jul 24

Categories: Mindfulness, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Supporting a Partner with Depression While Taking Care of Your Mental ...

When you care deeply for someone with depression, your biggest wish is for them to be well. Hence, it is easy to forget to care for yourself, as your needs and wants are replaced by theirs. Depression is complicated and can be hard for someone to ...

Jul 24

Categories: Depression, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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5 Ways to Prioritise Your Mental Health

Life is filled with the unexpected and we need to find ways to cope with uncertainty and challenges. As such, mental health should be a priority in your life. Here are five ways you can do so.

Jul 22

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

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Players of Violent Video Games Do Not Have Emotionally Blunted Brains

There is much debate on the topic of whether violent video games cause aggressiveness in players. While one study alone will not settle this debate, the results of a new paper published in Brain Imaging and Behaviour provides support against the ...

Jul 19

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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The Simplest Way to Help Someone in Pain

You may have encountered instances where you are with someone experiencing physical pain, but feeling at a loss of how to help reduce their agony. A new research has shown that simply holding their hand is enough to reduce the pain they are ...

Jul 19

Categories: Empathy

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Start Living Life Without Your Inner Demons

We all have different experiences in life - some are good, and some are bad. We understandably want to forget hurtful events. However, negative emotions will be carried around with you until it is properly dealt with. Ignoring painful memories only ...

Jul 17

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Six Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Good self-esteem helps us tide through challenges in life, and allows us to enjoy life on good days. If you are feeling less confident than usual, here are a few ways to boost your self-esteem.

Jul 17

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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Generosity Makes You Happier

Research has found links between acts of selflessness and happiness. The act of giving was found to activate a part of the brain associated with contentment and reward.

Jul 17

Categories: Positive Psychology

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Early Life Stress Reduces These Two Emotional Skills

Stress experienced by a person in early life decreases their ability to feel enthusiasm and experience pleasure when they are adults. Hence, early life stress is a major factor for depression. Neglected or abused children have almost twice the ...

Jul 15

Categories: Child Development, Depression

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The Psychology of Addiction

People who are not addicted to illicit substances may wonder how people get addicted, and why they would put themselves in a position that compromises many aspects of their life. Truth is, addicts often have little control over the psychological ...

Jul 15

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Alcohol May Calm Your Nerves for a Speech – But Harm Your ...

Having an alcoholic drink before giving a speech is tempting. The alcohol seems to calm your nerves, making you feel more relaxed. However, a new study has found that while alcohol has a calming effect, it actually impairs performance.

Jul 15

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Are You Using These Negative Ways to Measure Your Self-worth?

Many people measure their self-worth using unreliable measures. We may not even consciously realise the measures we use. When we feel like we are reaching our goal, our self-esteem increases, and vice versa. While we may be aware of these changes in ...

Jul 12

Categories: Self-Criticism, Self-Love

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A Face Fit for the Job

Whether be it a law firm or mafia mob, every organisation has a boss. The boss is usually a person who started from the bottom and worked their way to the top. But do some leaders rise more easily than others because of their facial appearance?

Jul 12

Categories: Other, Workplace Issues

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