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What is good mental health?

Much of the conversation about mental health focuses on mental illness. But there’s more to mental wellbeing than simply being without mental illness. Think of mental health and a list of mental illness often springs to mind – there’s depression and anxiety, eating disorders and addictions, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to name just a few….

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Build Your Stress Fitness

You can’t avoid stress, but there is much you can do to help build resilience to the toxic pressures of everyday life. Your heart races, your muscles get tense and it’s hard to think straight. If you’re someone who gets stressed often, it’s tempting to think you’re just a born “stress head” and there’s nothing…

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Why is happiness so hard? 10 reasons, 10 solutions

Most of us don’t understand happiness. In fact, we go about it in reverse. Most of us get happy all wrong. This is because we were raised to think that life is supposed to make us feel good. We were taught to avoid pain like the plague, because negative events cause negative emotions, and negative…

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How To Feel Safe When Bad Things Happen

Four ways to find security and comfort in the face of terrible tragedy. After devastating national or international tragedies, we all find ourselves living in a world that is materially the same but psychologically altered. There are still the same necessary routines: making breakfast, getting kids to school, riding the train to work, and taking care of household…

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Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.

COLLEGE students tell me they know how to look someone in the eye and type on their phones at the same time, their split attention undetected. They say it’s a skill they mastered in middle school when they wanted to text in class without getting caught. Now they use it when they want to be…

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