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Unlocking Your Potential: Mental and Physical Exercise Essentials

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The economy is reopening. Workers are returning to the office after a year of remote working and furlough, reigniting our normal schedules and getting careers back on track. However, you may find it difficult to adjust from our lockdown routines and back to a world of work and socialising.   We all want to do well at work. Ensuring that …

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 heartbreak does to your brain?

Did you know that brains monitored during heartbreak show the same patterns as someone experiencing physical pain? The same part of the brain  processes rejection, emotional and physical pain. It’s common knowledge that ongoing stress and anxiety can affect you physically and this shows how intertwined our mental health is with our physical health. Going through a breakup can leave …

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The psychological benefits of swearing

Believe it or not, the psychological benefits of swearing are numerous. Because of the taboo surrounding swearing, you get the added bonus of feeling that you are a rebel who doesn’t care about what others think. It feels liberating to go against the grain of acceptability at times. The history of curse words and profanity was part of spoken words …

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Why Retail Therapy Works

Do you know that going shopping to make you feel better is actually a real thing? That’s why it’s called ‘retail therapy’; it is actually therapy and can make you feel better. There’s more to it than just treating yourself too as according to a study in the Journal of Psychology and Marketing, shopping can improve a sour mood and …

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The danger of shame

Shame is a very negative emotion. The danger of shame is that it can be such a severe emotion it can lead to mental illness, serious injury or even suicide in an attempt to escape it. External shame comes from the worry of what others may think of us.  To consider that we are seen as unworthy or defective in …

Depression, Anxiety, Happiness and Love

  Depression, Anxiety, Happiness and Love How hormones influence our emotions Mandy X