Attributes of Happy People

5 Attributes Happy People Have In Common

Happy People Have These Attributes in Common If you’re looking to join the few happy people that exist in the world, it’s important to do your research. You may notice that pretty much all happy people have a few traits in common, and you may wonder how you can replicate these attributes in yourself. Unfortunately,…
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Minimalism

Living a Minimalist Lifestyle

Jettisoning Your Stuff for a Happier and Healthier Life The term ‘minimalism’ immediately conjures of images of a furniture-free home with clean white interiors. But minimalism isn’t about throwing away your worldly possessions and depriving yourself, rather it is about decluttering your life from scratch, and changing your mindset so you can begin to finally…
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Grief Timeline

The Grief Timeline is one of the Activities for Awareness.  It allows clients to begin their examination of what has shaped and honed their lives.  Often this intervention is too difficult to do alone because it touches deep within us—places where we would rather not think about or revisit.  Let those fears, concerns or attitudes…
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micro resolutions

Enjoy a More Productive New Year with Micro Resolutions

New Year with Micro Resolutions Everyone has a New Year’s resolutions and unfortunately most of them aren’t completed. Some want to lose weight, go to the gym more often, exercise more or stop smoking. It’s not that you don’t have what it takes to complete something, far from it. Sometimes it is just easier and…
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mindfulness

Attain Inner Peace and Change The World

Ways to Practice Mindfulness in Everyday Settings The world is ever-changing and each day, we–as the human race–face problems collectively and as individuals. As each day passes, it would appear that humans on this planet are becoming more and more divided.  This division has incited violence and has led many of us feeling stressed out,…
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Sugar and Depression

Sugar Season

Sugar Season When the temperature drops and fall wind gusts spin piles of dropped leaves in circles, you know the start of the sugar season is here. It begins with the arrival of Halloween candy on reception desks, at bank teller windows and in your home. You may smile as you grab your first bite,…
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Nonverbal Communications Importance

The Importance of Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal Communication Importance Nonverbal communication refers to all the other ways, other than words, which are used in communicating. More specifically, it encompasses the symbolic messages, which are expressed through variation in intonation, vocally produced noises, body posture, gestures and facial expressions. Anytime an individual speaks, he is not confined to the mere emission of…
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Communications

Communications – Huh?

What does it mean to communicate, converse, dialogue and discuss? What is the Purpose of Communication? At it’s simplest form communication is the passing of information from one person to another. This passage of information is an exchange of ideas, facts, emotions, or opinions that allow us to connect and share ourselves with others. It…
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Grief in the workplace

Grief in the Workplace. Really, it affects there too.

        Whether we like it or not:  Grief is REAL When something that you love and cherish has been taken from you, it will cause pain, deep emotional suffering, that we call grief. Frequently we think of grief as only something that we go through when someone close to us has died,…
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Being an informed customer in the mental health arena

What is a diagnosis?  Don’t we all have them? It is important to be as thoroughly informed about your mental health, and the mental health of your family members as you can be. This will help you to make the decisions you and your family need in order to become emotionally and mentally thriving. When…
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