Updated October 20, 2020
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What is Gaslighting? – Reading Time: 7 mins 47 secs
Gaslighting has been a popular term used in mainstream media but is still widely unknown. Gaslighting is a form of manipulation where the victim feels like they are going crazy or they imagine things. Link.
24 Ways to Manage Stress – Reading Time: 7 mins 37 secs
Stress can get to us and eventually lead to chronic stress that can cause serious health problems and even disease. There are 24 ways listed in order to handle stress in very positive ways. Link.
28 Ways to Reduce Anxiety Attacks – Reading Time: 10 mins 24 secs
Anxiety is one of the not so silent killers which can disrupt our lives in a scary way. Here are some great things to do in order to help fight your daily anxiety. Link.
Can Laughing Make You Live Longer? – Reading Time: 7 mins 39 secs
Laughing can sometimes be the best medicine but can it help us live longer? The article talks about comedians how their longevity, could this because of their lightness of life or just good genes? Link.
Why Is Grief So Hard? – Reading Time: 9 mins 23 secs
Grief is very hard to explain to someone who just lost a person in their life or have had a major life change. Here are some healthy ways to experience relief from grieving. Link.
How Do I Stop Being Lazy? – Reading Time: 7 mins 59 secs
Laziness can turn into anxiety and depression if not dealt with in a healthy way. Here are 18 ways to stop being lazy, or at least try and help if you are not lazy enough to read the article! Link.
How Do I Create Good Personal Habits? – Reading Time: 8 mins 57 secs
Habits are something we all have whether we like it or not. Creating good habits can be difficult, this will help you form new good habits and suggest some for you. Link.
What Are Good Examples of Body Language? – Reading Time: 7 mins 30 secs
Body language is important to know in every situation. Reading peoples body language and projecting good body language yourself can be key to being successful in whatever task you are trying to accomplish. Link.
Why is Self-Knowledge Important? – Reading Time: 7 mins 23 secs
Becoming more self-aware is a trending topic in modern psychology. Self-knowledge is the key to growth in human development, in this article we explain how to know yourself better. Link.
How Do Celebrity Suicides Impact Regular People? – Reading Time: 1 min 29 secs
Celebrity suicides can have a great effect on the general population. After the recent celebrity suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, we look at the impact it has on the regular non-celebrity person. Link.
Is Caffeine Making Me Have Anxiety? – Reading Time: 1 min 40 secs
Caffeine makes an impact on our anxiety and stress hormones. Some people are more sensitive to others on their caffeine intake, we ask the question of how much caffeine we actually need in a day. Link.
Why Does Hot Weather Give Me Anxiety? – Reading Time: 1 min 22 secs
Summer, winter, or changing seasons, in general, can affect our moods. The seasonal affective disorder has an impact on many people no matter if the seasons change into a dark or light season. Link.
Why Are More People Seeking Silence? – Reading Time: 1 min 22 secs
Trending now is getting rid of distractions and seeking more silence. Silence in life brings more time for self-reflection and the ability for our brains to grow and recover. Link.
How Does Exercise Benefit My Mental Health? – Reading Time: 1 min 47 secs
Exercise is the best medicine, no it really is. Exploring the health benefits of even doing 5 mins of exercise a day can help you get relief from anxiety and depression. Link.
Is Anxiety That Common? – Reading Time: 4 mins
Anxiety disorder affects over 40 million Americans each year. But is it one of the most common disorders? Experts are saying yes, and you are not alone. Link.
The term gaslighting has been around since the movie Gaslight in 1944. In the movie, the husband is an extreme manipulator. His wife is innocent and doesn’t realize that she is being gaslighted. Gaslighting is an extreme form of manipulation where the victim can have a false sense of reality. In this article, you learn all you ever wanted to know about this term that is on the rise.
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Managing stress can be hard in our busy society. Our busy lives don’t let us have time for self-care so we never have downtime or times to relieve our stress. If we continue to neglect our needs when it comes to stress and anxiety it can be bad for our health. Having stress can have an effect on our stress hormones making us apt to get sick or even get cancer. Serious diseases come from periods of time where stress is not taken care of.
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Anxiety is one of the most searched psychology terms on Google. It has been more popular in the last 5 years. Could this be the cause of many distractions with music, technology, cell phones? How do we reduce our anxiety in a world so loud? The new trend too is that more people are seeking silence and making private retreats without any technology. Key factors in getting relief with anxiety can be our external environment but also the things we eat or drink. Caffeine is a great example if we reduced our caffeine intake we would significantly reduce our anxiety.
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We all have heard that laughter is the best medicine, and it can be true. Laughter can bring many benefits to us physically as well as emotionally. Psychology studies have shown that a short amount of laughter can release feel-good chemicals in our brain and give us a better outlook on life. There is a wide range of comedians who live well past their 80s, so is it true that laughing can make you live longer?
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Grief is hard to overcome and can last for a long time. Some grieve for years and others their whole lives. Grief has a lot of factors that come into play, especially when it comes to losing someone we love. We have spent many years of our lives building a bond with another person and to have them taken away from us can be extremely hard. Grief comes in many stages and only when we can start to accept the new reality without that person in our lives to we start to heal. No matter if grieve the loss of a loved one we will always miss them at different moments of our life.
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Laziness is something that plagues us all. Chronic laziness can be because of a lack of motivation or guilt. Motivation has to come from inside ourselves, but what motivates us. Laziness is a compounding feeling where guilt can just lead to more guilt. The definition of laziness is the quality of being unwilling to work or use energy; idleness. It can be fun to sometimes have a day like Bruno Mars describes in the Lazy Song but we can’t let our laziness become a habit.
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Habits are something we all have whether good or bad. But how can we turn the bad habits into good ones fast? For some people, it may take longer to change a habit such as smoking. Other people can quit a habit cold-turkey. Basic human life is filled with habits we may have newly formed or have had since we were little kids. We need to understand that when people say ‘habit’ it is not always a bad thing. We can learn new habits that benefit our lives and help us succeed in accomplishing our goals. There is a great power in habits that can be harnessed if we just tap into it.
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Body language is a form of language that is non-verbal used to communicate information. If you are talking to someone too long they may give off body language signals that they are getting bored with you, they might actually cross their arms. When someone is tired the most common form of body language is yawning. If someone is excited about something they will be full of energy and jumpy. Understanding other peoples body language is important to know social cues in a work or school environment. If you are doing all the talking in a conversation you can easily pick up on that signal from another person. You are giving off tons of different types of body language that you may not be aware of. The best thing to do is ask a friend what kind of body language signals you use in certain situations.
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Self-knowledge is the key to human growth. I am not talking about getting taller, I am talking about becoming a more well-rounded individual. When you know yourself you tend to be less and less insecure. If you know yourself, your habits, your likes, and dislikes, then you are very secure in your way of thinking. Having self-knowledge also gives you a sense of awareness of those around you, and tapping into other peoples likes and dislikes. Having this knowledge will always be beneficial for you mature growth as a person.