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Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work | Video on TED.com

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

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Jennifer Hoffmaster Christian's curator insight, July 9, 2013 6:51 PM

Insightful, funny video about the tools we can actively add to our lives to become happier, more connected, and increase mental wellness.

Pat Slade's curator insight, July 14, 2013 1:15 PM

Work happy.  Happy work.

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The Physiological Benefits of Hugging

The Physiological Benefits of Hugging | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

"Hugs make you feel good for a reason and it's not just the loving embrace that gives us that warm feeling in our hearts. It's much more."

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Take full advantage of the benefits of a hug. It's healthy!

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New Happiness Strategy

New Happiness Strategy | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating more happiness in life, experts usually tell us to add more things—get a dog, build a friendship, add a gratitude list, etc. But, what about taking things away? Subtraction. Could that actually make us happier?
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Great article on a appreciating the present and finding happiness in it! 

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When to Seek Therapy « Relationships

When to Seek Therapy « Relationships | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
We all must endure some stormy weather in our lives. So, how do you know when to get help in making it through these tempests?
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A great article to help you gauge when to seek therapeutic support. 

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Mental Health Hygiene Habits

Mental Health Hygiene Habits | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Parents, teachers, and doctors regularly encourage young people to establish good physical hygiene habits. Here are just a few: Bathe daily. Eat healthy meals. Most of us probably were not intentionally taught good mental health hygiene habits. These habits also bring consistency to our lives, promote wellness and resilience, and protect us from becoming overwhelmed by mental illness
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Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention - Mindful

Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention - Mindful | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Mindfulness apps are trending in a big way. Here are three we’re happy we downloaded.
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Wonderful apps for mindfully living a fuller life!

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Feel better about yourself: Understanding the power of self-compassion

Feel better about yourself: Understanding the power of self-compassion | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Researchers are discovering the importance of treating yourself with the same compassion you extend to other people.
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A self-compassionate attitude has tremendous power to help achieve goals, reduce stress, and promote mental, physical and emotional well-being.

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Great summary of the healing power of self-compassion scooped by Fuller Life Family Therapy

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How My Tribe Created My TEDx Talk | Jeff Christian | TEDxACU - YouTube

Jeff grew up with a string of different step-dads whose abuse left him with both physical and emotional scars. But, as he discusses in his talk, he believes ...
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Excellent TED talk about how an intentional practice of Gratitude and Resilience with the people we love can move us through pain toward healing.

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Self-Control: Why Willpower Doesn’t Work -

Self-Control: Why Willpower Doesn’t Work - | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

Could it actually be possible to build up our self-control “muscles?” More “staying power” could make a big difference in reaching our hopes and goals.

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Could it actually be possible to build up our self-control “muscles?” More “staying power” could make a big difference in reaching our hopes and goals.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Science-Backed Secrets of Greater Confidence

INFOGRAPHIC: The Science-Backed Secrets of Greater Confidence | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
What's the best way to get a quick boost of confidence, right when you need it most? And how can you keep it for the long run? Read on.
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Great exercises to build confidence and meet the challenges of life! 

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"Just Breathe" by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films) - YouTube

The inspiration for “Just Breathe” first came about a little over a year ago when I overheard my then 5-year-old son talking with his friend about how emotio...
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Beautiful short film about how to calm ourselves when our minds are racing and "just breathe"

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Medicating Women’s Feelings

Medicating Women’s Feelings | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Emotion should be seen as a sign of health, not disease.
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This is such a wonderful article about the importance of our emotions and the impact of overmedicating women in our culture... 

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34 Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

34 Ways To Feel Happier Right Now | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Many of us are guilty of thinking that joy is a journey. We'll achieve happiness, we tell ourselves, if we accomplish a goal five years from now. We'll be happy, we think, once we've made a big change that will eventually lead us to our ideal life. A...
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Great list of practical ways to increase happiness :)

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Why Self Care Is So Important

Why Self Care Is So Important | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
You’re overwhelmed at work. You have a ton of projects piling up at home, and your calendar is packed with overdue tasks. To make room for all of this stuff, you skip lunch, stop going to the gym, and forget about your social life entirely. When we’re stressed, self care is usually the first thing to go. And that only makes things worse.
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Self-care is an easily overlooked because of crazy schedules and to-do lists. However, it is a refreshingly necessary task. Do you plan for you? 

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NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | 5 New Years Resolutions That Will Benefit Your Mental Health

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | 5 New Years Resolutions That Will Benefit Your Mental Health | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Its about to be a new year, which means its time to start thinking about what your New Year's Resolutions will be.
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Need Creative Solutions? Try This Technique

Need Creative Solutions? Try This Technique | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
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Are you seeking solutions? If you need help problem solving a personal or professional challenge, take a an art break and turn those thoughts into pictures.

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Eight steps to achieving forgiveness

Eight steps to achieving forgiveness | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Holding a grudge can have serious implications on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, but there’s more to forgiveness than simply ‘letting it go’. Psychologist Robert Enright outlines eight steps to practising forgiveness in a meaningful way
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Four Ways to Build Trust with Your Partner - Jennifer Christian, M.A., LPC

Four Ways to Build Trust with Your Partner - Jennifer Christian, M.A., LPC | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Four powerful ways to build trust in your relationship. The great thing about relationships is there is always room to experiment and grow.
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Four ways we keep showing up for each other. As the years pass, moment-by-moment, trial and error, good times and bad, we build a relationship of trust.

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The Ten Keys to Happiness

The Ten Keys to Happiness | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
1. Listen to your body’s wisdom, which expresses itself through signals of comfort and discomfort. When choosing a certain behavior, ask your body, “How do you

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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, July 13, 2015 9:40 PM

Il mondo é uno specchio.... Siamo tutti specchi gli uni degli altri, se davvero vogliamo crescere in consapevolezza dobbiamo imparare ad osservarci attraverso ciò che di noi ci rimandano gli altri...

cosí facendo scopriamo chi siamo e di conseguenza pian piano sparisce il giudizio e torniamo ad essere liberi!

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Overcoming Loneliness & Shyness: Making Friends Even if You Feel Shy or Socially Awkward

Overcoming Loneliness & Shyness: Making Friends Even if You Feel Shy or Socially Awkward | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Feeling lonely? These social skills tips will help you overcome your insecurities and make friends even if you feel shy or socially awkward.
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Great tips for overcoming social anxiety. 

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How to Transform Stress into Courage and Connection

How to Transform Stress into Courage and Connection | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Stress doesn't always lead to fight-or-flight, says Kelly McGonigal. It can also activate brain systems that help us connect with other people.
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Make friends with your stress and access your courage!

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Alfred & Shadow - A short story about emotions (education psychology health animation) - YouTube

Alfred is in love. He is also angry, shameful, scared, sad and lonley. His good friend Joy supports him in his constant fight against Shadow. Join the fight!...
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Alfred is in love. He is also angry, shameful, scared, sad and lonley. His good friend Joy supports him in his constant fight against Shadow. Join the fight! And maybe you will discover something new about your own emotions along the way.

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The 4-7-8 Breath: Health Benefits & Demonstration

The 4-7-8 Breath: Health Benefits & Demonstration | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
This powerful yoga-style exercise is utterly simple, takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere.
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A simple and very effective exercise to calm the body and mind anywhere and anytime of day.

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Celebrate Your Efforts and Increase Self-Control |

Celebrate Your Efforts and Increase Self-Control | | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Wouldn’t it be great to build up our self-control “muscles?” What if we could bring happiness back to this side of the equation?
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Wouldn’t it be great to build up our self-control “muscles?” What if we could bring happiness back to this side of the equation? 

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What Are Your Values?: Deciding What's Most Important in Life

What Are Your Values?: Deciding What's Most Important in Life | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Understanding your personal values helps you live an authentic, happy life. Learn how to identify them, and use them in decision-making.
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Great exercise to help people narrow down their life priorities and navigate life decisions more clearly. 

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Nancy Schott-Mensh's curator insight, March 24, 2015 1:49 PM

Provides practical activities to help you stay on a life path that expresses your core values and beliefs!

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Self-Control: What do I do with Guilt? |

Self-Control: What do I do with Guilt? | | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

Wouldn’t it be great to build up our self-control “muscles?” Changing our relationship to guilt is a great place to start.

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Wouldn’t it be great to build up our self-control “muscles?” Changing our relationship to guilt is a great place to start.

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, February 26, 2015 4:01 PM

Wouldn’t it be great to build up our self-control “muscles?” Changing our relationship to guilt is a great place to start.