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Thoughts on Happiness

More on Neurotransmitters The feeling of happiness is a chemical reaction in the brain.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (chemicals that pass along signals from one neuron to the next) that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres. Serotonin is also a neurotransmitter and is a vital chemical in how different parts of the brain communicate with each other. It …

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What is your Mental Health Score?

Mental health is health. The state of your mental health can enhance or inhibit everyday functioning, relationships, fulfilment and satisfaction in life.   Mental Health Score is a free, accessible and research backed screening to help you measure, track and improve your mental health. The screening and resources are designed to support you with proactive and preventative mental health. The …

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Why Balance Is Key to Maintaining Your Mental Health

When you think of the need to achieve balance in your life, the first thing that comes to mind is probably work/life balance. And while that is certainly important in today’s “always on” society, if you’re looking to optimize your mental health, you need to think beyond simply establishing appropriate boundaries to protect your off-duty time.    Having true balance in your …

There’s good and bad to everything

The corona virus pandemic has caused a lot of chaos, anxiety and fear. Uncertainty is something most of us don’t enjoy and feeling threatened is a scary place to be. The corona virus epidemic has left a lot of people feeling helpless and as if they have lost control of their freedom. I am not minimising the awful impact that …

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How to make your life more balanced

Everyone wants to make their life more balanced so we have shared some tips and solutions on “How to make your life more balanced”. A well-balanced life is fundamental for personal peace of mind, viability, and living well. Regardless of whether we have to work, go to class or retire, we all have duties and chores to attend to. There’s …

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Why We Can’t Talk About Mental Health Without Talking About Physical Health

There has been a lot of talk about mental health in the past few years. It’s becoming a growing problem in today’s society. A lot of younger women suffer from mental health issues and solutions are far and few in-between. Medication is often unreliable in the long run and people are looking for different types of treatment. New research shows …

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Clever ways to protect your mental health

There are clever ways to protect your mental health when you know how. I think about ways to protect my mental health every day. I do it professionally and personally and these strategies have absolutely worked for me over the years. Don’t believe everything you think Thoughts aren’t facts. They are based on our personal experiences and no one experiences …

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Stop feeling guilty

It gets drummed into us from a young age to work hard. We are given messages that if you don’t work hard you will be a failure, not a success. These ‘black and white’messages have created generations who have forgotten how to have fun and be in the moment. Instead of really enjoying people around us, the meal we are …

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Remember these 28 important life concepts

Live in the moment – the power is now. Anticipation is always worse than the actual event. Thinking makes it so. What we fear rarely comes true or is as bad as we anticipated. Learn to be less fearful and do things anyway. Avoidance creates more fear, No reality testing occurs and the fear remains unchallenged, Approach life rather than …