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Mental Health Benefits of a Home Renovation Project

Tackling a home renovation project is exciting. It can boost your motivation, inspire creativity, and help you turn your living space into something that better fits your personality.  There are also plenty of mental health benefits associated with home renovation projects. While they can be a lot of work, especially if you’re taking on a project yourself, discovering those benefits …

6 Tips To Stay Productive in the Workplace

Productivity is one of the most critical things in a workplace. When employees are productive, it enhances the quality of a company’s products and services and creates a well-oiled workflow, among other benefits. You can stay productive in your workplace by implementing the tips below, but first, let’s briefly cover the current state of workplace productivity. The State of Workplace …

How Businesses Can Be Allies to Their Employees

In the past few years, businesses have begun to understand the importance of proactively promoting the mental health of their employees. This is likely due to the pandemic, which forced mental health into the spotlight and revealed serious disparities between demographics.  But many well-meaning business leaders simply don’t know where to start. Becoming an ally to employees requires a holistic …

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7 Tell-Tale Signs You Should Hire a Life Coach

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut? If so, you might benefit from working with a life coach. Life coaches can help you to identify your goals and create a plan to achieve them. They can also provide support and accountability, helping you to stay on track. Not sure if working with a life coach is right for …

Here’s Why Our Brains Respond to Positive Reinforcement Over Punishment

What is the best way to change human behavior? Many people in western society believe it takes a firm hand. Programs like “tough love” became buzzwords in the latter half of the last century, and many people still cling to this method, especially given American society’s emphasis on personal responsibility. However, psychology and neuroscience take umbrage with this approach because …

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The difference between Aperger’s Syndrome and Social Anxiety Disorder

Asperger’s syndrome is part of the autism spectrum. While doctors no longer use the term “Asperger’s” and instead provide a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), some people still identify with this classification or its shortened version, “Aspie.” Social anxiety and being on the spectrum People with social anxiety fear being around other people because they worry about how others …

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Expert reveals how mind and brain training games can have significant health benefits

The benefits of keeping physically fit and healthy are a given when it comes to receiving advice on how to always stay on top of our physical performance. Still, experts have revealed that playing certain games and completing challenges that test our cognitive skills can stimulate our mental fitness, giving us ample ways of improving brain health.   Experts at SolitaireBliss have …

The Link Between Workplace Microaggressions and Poor Mental Health

Working in a positive environment is one of life’s greatest joys. Feeling supported by your peers and finding purpose in your work is sure to support your mental health and boost self-esteem.  However, for many BIPOC employees, the constant threat of microaggressions undermines their work-life and creates a sense of being “other.”  Despite the pervasiveness of microaggressions, few employers know …

Here’s How Stress Impacts Your Mental Health

Stress is common to every human. Starting from disciplining your child to managing finance, and maintaining challenging relationships with your loved ones, stress becomes inevitable. While a little bit of stress is absolutely fine but too much stress can lead to both physical and mental illness adversely. To prevent stress from affecting your body, you need to know the reasons …

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Are you too emotional or too rational?

Being too emotional or too rational isn’t the best state to communicate in. if you are too rational, you will struggle to read the underlying emotion in a situation. Emotions act as our inner guide – telling us when something is wrong. If you have grown up in an environment where emotions were hidden, chances are you will find it …