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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 …

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 …

good and bad

The good and the bad

There’s good and bad to everything. When you feel stuck in a crisis, it’s important to remember this. One of the best ways to deal with a difficult time is to use psychological flexibility. When you are able to view a situation from mutliple angles, you can choose the viewpoint/stance that makes you the least anxious. To every bad situation …

Weak and Strong: Are you weak? Are you strong?

  Weak and Strong Are you weak or are you strong? Weak and strong seem to be complete opposites. When you ask yourself this question, do you tend to hope that you are strong rather than weak? Did you automatically lean towards wanting to be strong rather than weak? The idea of being strong tends to conjure up positive images …