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The Demons Within

Stories and Experiences of Heavy Metal and Mental Health shared by a Mental Health Advocate

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Adulting With Joyce Pring

Adulting is the ability to understand what is important for your wellbeing in the long run and prioritizing them. Here’s the How-To’s of your 20’s, by a 20-something, traversing through life expectantly, and with gusto!

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Benefits of Online Group Therapy

Online group therapy involves joining a session led by a qualified therapist through video chat, this allows for multiple people to join, either together or in their separate homes.

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I Believe in the ACFB Fund! Do you?

When no more options are available, that’s where the ACFB Fund plans to kick in. After answering a few basic questions and providing evidence of need, applicants are granted funding based on availability and need.

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Healthy, Affordable & Unique Chicken Curry Dishes

If you are someone who enjoys a spicy curry for dinner, you might especially love a chicken curry. The blend of the soft white meat with the rich spices and texture of a curry sauce can be quite intoxicating.

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How to Find a Therapist in New Zealand

Trying to find a therapist in New Zealand can often be a difficult task. Navigating the process can seem like a daunting, endless stream of waitlists and disappointment. Knowing where to look can make all the difference between finding a therapist or not.

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Safety Measures to Take to Protect Your Home

As Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs pyramid shows us, safety and security are some of our most fundamental needs. Taking safety measures to look after yourself and your home should be top priority.

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Humor in Psychology

Humor just feels good; it distracts us from our problems and promotes a lighter perspective. For this reason, many famous quotes have been penned about the benefits of humor, such as: The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. – Mark Twain

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What are Intrusive Thoughts?

You might be just going about your day when—suddenly—your mind throws a crazy image or a bizarre thought at you, and you’re left scratching your head about what just happened.

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Ways to be Mindful Outside of Meditation

If you are looking for ways to improve mindfulness without meditation, here are some ways to consider. There are many ways to be mindful other than meditation: so, what works best when you allow it?

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Building a Good Sleep Routine

A good sleep routine consists of having a structured, consistent routine before bedtime. This will lead to a more restful night’s sleep.

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Random Acts of Kindness You Can Spread

The world that we live in can feel both incredibly kind and incredibly cruel depending on where you look. As someone who has been lucky enough to experience immense kindness and vicious cruelty, I have been on both sides of this fence.

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Taking a Wellness Inventory

Periodically, it is a good idea to take a personal inventory on how your wellness journey is going.

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Affordable, Healthy and Unique Chicken Dishes

If you are someone who enjoys a spicy curry for dinner, you might especially love a chicken curry. The blend of the soft white meat with the rich spices and texture of a curry sauce can be quite intoxicating. However, if you are someone who tends to prefer a bit of home-cooking, you might wish to know how to make a chicken curry without the guilt trip or the sore stomach the next day!

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Ways You Can Naturally Reduce Depression Symptoms

In this article we are going to discuss ways you can naturally reduce depression symptoms. But before we begin I want to start with a bit of a warning:

If you have had recent thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please do not try to do this alone.

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Benefits of Adventure-based Therapy

As a parent or someone who works with children, it can be increasingly hard to find something motivating. From late childhood into early teenage years, it is easy for a child to become apathetic and easily annoyed by events they would otherwise have been excited by. If you find yourself in that position, you are not alone.

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The Most Overlooked Resources You Have in Life

What are some of the most overlooked resources in your life? Achievements can be measured by many different standards. In life, and in your career, there are always set metrics for demonstrating success. How do you measure success for yourself?

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Loving Kindness Meditation and Mental Health

In my professional career, I often hear from clients that they don’t do anything for self-care. Mindfulness and meditation are not on their radar. This article will highlight the importance of meditation.

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Perfect Affordable Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

When you are in the process of trying to still enjoy tasty snacks without your budget being increased, it can be surprisingly tough. If you are in the position where you are trying to find ways of eating healthy whilst still enjoying fresh tastes, I recommend you try out some banana oat muffins.

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Ways to Feel Better on a Bad Day

Life comes at us in various ways, but most of the time we can often break it down to a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ day. Like you, I’ve had my fair share of both kinds of day over the years – I’ve endured horrific days and enjoyed amazing days.

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Happiness Habits: Getting the Most out of Life

Life is, for most of us, about finding happiness and contentment. Yet it’s not an absolute construct. Most of the time, we assume someone who is awash with cash and social opportunity to be the happiest.

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Egocentrism: Is it Just for Teens?

Egocentrism is defined as the inability to differentiate ones self from others or to see a situation from another’s point of view.

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The Stages of Change and Wellness

The Stages of Change is a psychological concept explaining the process people go through in order to make a meaningful change in their lives that are applicable to wellness in a variety of ways.

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Is there a connection between nature and wellbeing?

Recently studies have shown that spending time outside in natural environments can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health and feelings of wellbeing. From walks in the country away from the urban hussle of modern day life, to getting green fingered and spending time planting and growing your own plants or veg it appears mother nature actually does have a part to play in our overall wellness.

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How to Start a Journal: Helpful Tips

In life, one of the most effective tools I have found for self-progression stems from starting a journal. I’ve recently spoke about how a journal can bring you happiness, but I also want to show you how to start one.

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Imaginary Audience: An In Depth Look

As you’ll remember from my previous article defining egocentrism, the imaginary audience is a term used to describe human fascination in what others think of them.

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Simple ideas for looking after your mental health, with tips you can put into practice immediately. Each week, writer/host Jeremy Godwin looks at one aspect of mental wellbeing and provides straightforward, practical advice based on quality research and his own experience of learning how to live with anxiety and depression — so you can get tips that actually work from someone who understands what it’s like to go through mental health challenges. Let’s Talk About Mental Health… because the more we talk about it, the easier it gets.

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Mentally Healthy Leaders

In this podcast series, I’ll be chatting to senior executives, special forces soldiers, entrepreneurs, world record holders, and other inspirational leaders. Many of which have experienced their own struggle with mental health issues.

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Routines and Habits: What You Need to Know

The difference being that when an action or task becomes a habit, it is done with no conscious thought. The building of routines and habits can be positive or negative depending on what you are committing to memory.

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100 Ways to Practice Self-Care

These are suggestions for ways to practice self-care, however, you may find that some of these do not help you. Don’t give up!

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How Journaling Can Make You Happier

In life, one of the most common issues that we can face stems from an inability to know what tomorrow hold. For me, and likely for you, that uncertainty can be quite off-putting and unsettling.

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An Entrepreneur’s Book List

Getting a good education does not require you necessarily to go back to school but to use the resources already out there. That is why we have compiled our list of must-reads for entrepreneurs.

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Creating a Wellness Routine

Making changes in our wellness routine can have long lasting positive impacts on our health and sense of self. Before we can make a change to our wellness routine, it’s important first to go over the basics.

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Compassion Fatigue

As America continues to undergo one of the largest civil rights movements in our history, more and more people are uniting behind this cause for the first time. While new faces and bodies can bring renewed passion and energy to a movement, anyone who has been an ally or advocate for some time is familiar with the dreaded compassion fatigue.

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The Science of Happiness Podcast

Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning psychologist Dacher Keltner.

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The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast

A weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

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Role Model Podcast

This podcast brings you insights, lessons and tips from high-achievers, athletes, and coaches!

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MannMukti: Mental Health Podcast

MannMukti mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care.

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Need a Simple and Affordable Chicken Recipe?

If you want to find a chicken recipe that can feed multiple people and is sure to give them a nice nutritional kick, try out my Broccoli and Parmesan Chicken Soup. This is a favourite in my household. I

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What is Self-Compassion?

You’ve probably heard about the importance of loving yourself, forgiving yourself, and treating yourself with compassion. But is it really that vital?

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How to Measure Motivation

This article introduces vital findings in motivational science, including its neurological underpinnings, and lists various assessment tools used to measure its many facets.

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Budgeting Tips from Dave Ramsey

Money makes the world go around and without spending it wisely, we are often limited in what we can do and achieve. However, as discussed before, it’s so easy to overspend on frivolous expenses and life pursuits. In a bid to help you manage money better, here is a collection of budgeting tips from money mastermind Dave Ramsey.

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Your Ultimate Life Coaching Tools Library

In this post, we’ll outline some key psychological theories on which the practice of life coaching is based, recommend ten exercises and assessment tools for your practice, and give you tips for finding a suitable life coaching accreditation course.

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A Healthy Version of Brownies: Zucchini Brownies

If you are someone who is trying to cut down on their intake of sugary treats, it can be tough to keep up consistency. Don’t fret, I have a simple and effective plan in mind for you. Have you ever thought about making a healthy version of brownies? Zucchini Brownies, to be exact.

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