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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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Self-Acceptance

Although it is important to learn loving self-care practices and to incorporate those practices into as much of waking life as possible, it would not be effective to bypass full acceptance of your bodily experiences of unpleasant thoughts and feelings. Recognition and acceptance of troublesome...
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Are You Sure Losing Weight is The Answer?

Sometimes we hyper-focus on losing weight, because we yearn to feel lighter. Because right now we feel so heavy. Which we assume is because of the number on the scale. In our society, we always assume that the culprit is the number on the scale. We always assume that our weight is the issue, the end-all, be-all issue (and, of course, it's all our fault).

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Freeing Yourself In Forgiveness

"Every road has some trouble in it- that's life." FeatherLeaf

The topic for today is forgiveness and how by forgiving others you could improve your mental health.

What Forgiveness Isn't



Forgiveness isn't minimizing or dismissing the wrong done to you.
Forgiveness isn't justifying the wrong done to you.
Forgiveness isn't surrender.
Above all forgiveness isn't weakness.

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The Food-Mood Connection

Since the 1820s, we have been told that we are what we eat (Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, 1826, in Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante). And many people joke to not disturb them until they've had their morning cup or two of coffee, but much...
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Coping Strategies

Case Review – The Things That Change You :-)

Just a couple of reasons why therapy helps! Martin - was a grown man with dyslexia.  He was not dumb.  But his wife thought he was.  We worked together for seven years through his entire never-ending divorce to the graduation of his first child, and he finally came to accept himself for who he was: a big marshmallow.  Sadly I came to learn he was killed in a motorcycle crash several years ago.  I could never talk...
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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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Coping Strategies

Spooked Out Parents – 3 Tips to Lighten Up

With today's festive all-hallows-eve celebrations, parents of teens need to lighten up.

Scary?

Of course teens will get themselves into trouble tonight. They have to. They are actually given permission to dress up and test the boundaries on this night.  In order to learn how to control themselves, they test the waters.  The teen brain doesn't know the difference until it knows.

You just have to be clear that,

Goofing around is innocent, while bullying is...
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The Brain in the Tongue


Neuroscientist Leslie Vosshall  gives a talk during the "The Sensory Logic of the Gastronomic Brain" symposium at the Basque Culinary Centre, about the connections between the brain, the tongue, and scent.

From molecules to a perception of scent and taste,...
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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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Nell’s Journey Into Darkness and Return

  I first started seeing Nell because her Father, with whom she lived, said she was involved in self-harming and he knew nothing about it. Like most parents, Nell's father thought she was trying to kill herself, a terrifying thought since his own uncle had done that at the age of 40. Fortunately Nell's cutting was more of the emotional pain release variety, also quite serious nonetheless. Many therapists put self harm in the category...
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