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Mental Health

The Morning After

"There's got to be a morning after 
If we can hold on through the night 
We have a chance to find the sunshine 
Let's keep on looking for the light"  Maureen McGovern 

I remember my college days in the fraternity when I was a lost soul seeking the solace of alcohol every day of the week. I would spend the nights intoxicating my brain, self medicating myself struggling to endure through the intense pain of life. But thank...
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3 Tips to Stay Strong in Tough Times

From the Chrissy B. Show, three tips to stay strong in tough times such as facing loss.

Including an anecdote from her own family, Chrissy illustrates how there is hope and life changes, and talks about how to challenge negativity.

The Chrissy B. Show is a TV show about mental health and wellness from the...
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Four Practical Tips For Starting Trail Running

Like all forms of running, trail running is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise. But in addition, trail running provides certain other particular advantages, including the opportunity to explore nature, work different sets of muscles, and improve running technique.

More runners should give trail running a shot.

However, before a runner tries trail running, there are certain things they should know. Here are five practical tips for starting trail running.

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Creative Thinking

The Power of Nature—and 21 Prompts to Explore

Being in nature helps us feel refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired. Because focusing on the sky, the trees, the birds, the seasonal changes all around us sparks (and delights) our senses. It's like taking an extra long breath. It's like taking a gulp of water when you're thirsty. Being in nature gives us what we need. It soothes us. It grounds us. And it astounds us. It reminds us of the innate magic in...
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Body Image

The Pressure to Bounce Back

There's pressure to bounce back after you've had a baby. You're supposed to get back to your previous shape---to fit into your wedding dress, to fit into your old skinny jeans. You're supposed to be just as productive and energized as you were before. You're supposed to be in a similar place emotionally. You're supposed to be calm and content.

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Mental Health

The Reality Of Evil

"I'm the Devil and I'm here to do the Devil's business."  Tex Watson.

I am sure the recent mass murders in Sutherland Springs church has disturbed you to some extent. Personally I feel a great deal of sadness. The killer came with the intent of killing everybody in the building. Twenty six precious lives perished at the hands of one deranged and evil man, named Devin Patrick Kelley. None were spared his venom, not the young children...
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On Being Insane

"On Being Insane- In Search Of My Missing Pieces" is a book written by Elliot Gavin Keenan. It is published by Dreaming Big Publications. Dreaming Big has published two of my books with a third one coming. I felt obliged to say that because it is both relevant and necessary. I initially read the book and reviewed it back on August 4, 2017. So to make this interesting I am going to break this down into...
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Mental Health

Strategy Against Suicide

Suicide is best tomorrow, if you remember that tomorrow never comes. 

I am confident the every single person who suffers from clinical depression has given serious thought to committing suicide. In fact I am confident that almost every human being who has walked on the face of the Earth has thought about ending it all from time to time. You are not alone in the world, there are people who care about you...
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Forensic Mental Health Hope

A beautiful and moving video featuring the spoken word poem "Matt" performed by Andre Fenton, about a forensic mental health success story. Filmographer Steaphanie Young added great imagery as well.

The video was produced by Principal Investigator Dr Jamie Livingston...
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How to Play Therapeutic Jenga

You may have heard of the popular game “Jenga.” Jenga is the classic block-stacking game made by Hasbro, where each person in a group takes a turn removing a single block from a tower and then balancing it on top of the tower until...
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Welcome to Spirituality and Mental Health

Welcome to Spirituality and Mental Health! I, Monique Hassan, am the writer behind the veil and I happily welcome you. Sit back, relax and put your feet up. Let’s explore the intersection of Spirituality and Mental Health.

What is Spiritual Psychology

Essentially, spiritual psychology refers to...
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dual diagnosis

Addiction and Sexual Abuse

“We walked into that police station holding the jagged shards of our story, of our childhood, and said, LOOK. THIS HAPPENED. And Officer Paul Smith bore witness. He wrote it down.”

So writes childhood sexual abuse survivor, blogger, speaker, and advocate Laura Parrott Perry in...
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Mental Health

The Law Of The Lemons

The Law Of The Lemons

When life gives your lemons there’s one thing to do of course,

Pick them lemons up and chuck them back at the source!

Welcome everybody to my new blog!

Let’s face it in life success takes hard work and dedication. It doesn’t matter what profession or vocation one is in, you got to put the hours and hard work in to succeed. We only go through life once so we should make...
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