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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed

10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - The Mind Unleashed | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.. I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found


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This article is jam packed with great ways to increase happiness levels, contentment, and joy in our lives.... also debunks a few of the myths of what we think makes us happy. Worth the read.

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Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 10:08 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possession can bring happiness, yet it is short term. Here is an interesting article backed up by science. Note it includes exercise. A great way to cope is excercise and it releases endorphines.

Carma Lisa Arrendell's curator insight, January 25, 10:13 AM

I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

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I believe happiness is intrinsic. Material possessions can bring a bit of happiness, yet is fleeting. Note, exercise is included. It releases endrophins.

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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 1:51 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 8:15 AM

Work happy.  Happy work.

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ASIAN-AMERICAN SHAME: ENTANGLED CONFLICTS OF MULTI-CULTURAL STANDARDS

ASIAN-AMERICAN SHAME: ENTANGLED CONFLICTS OF MULTI-CULTURAL STANDARDS | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

How do you get past Shame? Brene Brown says the answer doesn’t lie in “fighting back,” shielding yourself, or “running away” from shame; she found that people who live “wholehearted” lives are able to be resilient towards shame – or bounce back from it after having experienced it.

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An authentic and vulnerable look at how Brene Brown's work on shame interacts with Asian American Culture. Really helpful blogpost. 

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Gratitude Can Shift Your Mood -- Permanently!

Gratitude Can Shift Your Mood -- Permanently! | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
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Wonderful insights into how an active gratitude practice can impact parenting and overall sense of well-being :)

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Benefits of Self-Compassion

Benefits of Self-Compassion | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Compassionate self-talk has been shown to calm the threat-detection system and allow us to be more understanding with others. Kristin Neff is an expert in self-compassion. Her research found that “...
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2 newly released videos sharing the beneficial components of self-compassion and how it is more motivating and healing than self-criticism.

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, November 7, 9:34 AM

2 newly released videos sharing the beneficial components of self-compassion and how it is more motivating and healing than self-criticism. 

Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, November 19, 9:19 PM

Great resources in self-compassion! 

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Happy Thanksgiving: Gratitude Builds Self-Control

Happy Thanksgiving: Gratitude Builds Self-Control | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

An active gratitude practice can help us stay focused and achieve our long-term hopes and dreams

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Thanksgiving is almost here. And while this may seem an odd time to begin working on self-control, an active gratitude practice can help us stay focused and achieve our long-term hopes and dreams.

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Scary Thoughts

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Our thinking actually has as much power to make us scared as a big spider.
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A little Halloween article about how our thoughts can be REALLY SCARY!

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5 Mindfulness Steps That Guarantee Increased Success And Vitality

5 Mindfulness Steps That Guarantee Increased Success And Vitality | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Mindlessness contributes to all types of suffering -- professional, personal, interpersonal, and societal. Learn 5 ways to increase your mindfulness and gain more success and vitality.
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Resiliency: Learning to Thrive

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Anyone can cultivate resilience. We can add habits to our life that allow us to function and even eventually thrive after storms and struggle come our way.

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We all face struggles sometimes. The good news is that our bodies are designed to meet the challenges. We can all add habits into our life that boost our ability to grow and even thrive after difficult times!

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The 5 Best Ways to Build Resiliency

The 5 Best Ways to Build Resiliency | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Why do some people bounce back from adversity and misfortune? Why do others fall apart?…
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Fantastic article on ways we can intentionally become more resilient and grow through struggles.

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3 Steps To Break The Cycle Of Shame

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Shame is such a powerful emotion that it can literally overcome us. For more than a decade, Dr. Brené Brown has been researching how shame and vulnerability impact our lives, and says thoughts of self-doubt and unworthiness -- or "gremlin thinking," as she calls it -- can prove dangerous.
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Excellent video with Brene Brown and Oprah about how to care for ourselves when we feel unworthy. Really hopeful stuff.

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How to make stress your friend

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Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
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This talk is so amazing. Learn how a new approach to stress in our lives can actually save our life and give us courage to meet life's challenges.

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9 Self-Care Essentials To Add To Your Life

9 Self-Care Essentials To Add To Your Life | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
There's been a long-held belief that people are worthy of respect when they put others before themselves. People have often evaluated their own worth (and the degree to which they deserve value in

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The Validation Project

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The Validation Project is an initiative to confirm people's thoughts of themselves and help the world make a difference as one
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Want to be a part of making the world a better place, and meet the challenges of bullying proactively? Check out this inspirational website!!!

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Your Heart-Healthy Tip For the Holidays

Your Heart-Healthy Tip For the Holidays | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Studies show that practicing forgiveness improves how we feel. This holiday season, read up on how to take steps towards forgiveness, and receive peace for yourself!
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Practicing forgiveness improves how we feel. You can take steps towards forgiveness, and receive peace for yourself!

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Three Steps to a Low-Stress, High-Joy Holiday Season

Three Steps to a Low-Stress, High-Joy Holiday Season | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
This morning on the way to school, the kids turned on the radio hoping to hear Christmas carols on the station known for holiday music. It's the holidays! t
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Excellent article about how to create the most happiness this season in the midst of the hustle and bustle.

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Fuller Life by the Numbers

Fuller Life by the Numbers | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
So much of life is about numbers. A "fuller life" isn't usually measured with numbers, but with love, relationships and moments. One dream of Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute is to deepen relationships and strengthen individuals, but we also track our numbers.
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Our dream became a reality when Fuller Life opened its doors in March of 2012. Now 2 years and 7 months later we are thrilled to have finally received 501c3 Status as a non-profit organization from the IRS. Here are the rest of our numbers….

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Benefits of Self-Compassion

Benefits of Self-Compassion | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Compassionate self-talk has been shown to calm the threat-detection system and allow us to be more understanding with others. Kristin Neff is an expert in self-compassion. Her research found that “...
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2 newly released videos sharing the beneficial components of self-compassion and how it is more motivating and healing than self-criticism. 

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2 newly released videos sharing the beneficial components of self-compassion and how it is more motivating and healing than self-criticism.

Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, November 19, 9:19 PM

Great resources in self-compassion! 

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Happiness Tip: Find Something to Love About the Moment You Are In Right Now

Happiness Tip: Find Something to Love About the Moment You Are In Right Now | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
When I drop my kids off at school in the morning, I ask them one question: “What are you going to do today?” They always answer, usually without rolling
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Finding something to love in each moment... in any situation is the path toward more joy and contentment in life.

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Person and Machine: A Guide to a More Balanced Life

Person and Machine: A Guide to a More Balanced Life | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
It is essential to change our relationship with social media because it is here to stay. Can respond in a way that puts us back in the driver’s seat?
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It is essential to change our relationship with social media because it is here to stay. Can respond to our technologies in a way that puts us back in the driver’s seat, so that our health and wellness are no longer at the mercy of our machines?

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Feel Overwhelmed? Take a Breath

Feel Overwhelmed? Take a Breath | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
This little practice cultivates a compassionte stance toward oneself and calms negative thinking before it starts.
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Making Friends as an Adult

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How to get past the awkwardness of reaching out to new people.
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As we get older, it can be a little more challenging to create friendships, but it is worth the effort. Friends are good for your health!

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hopemonger.com

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Great resource that gives insights in how to create more hope in every day life!

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Infographic: How to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness

Infographic: How to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Here are 11 scientifically-proven ways to reduce your stress levels instantly.

Via Dr. Amy Fuller
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Great ideas on feeling happier and less stressed in daily life. 

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, April 22, 6:15 PM

Fun illustrations about how we manage stress and how it manages us.

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Article - Minimum Self-Care Requirements

Article - Minimum Self-Care Requirements | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
In-depth author profiles, excerpts from new books & audios of 200+ bestselling authors in personal growth, spirituality, and self-help. +1-800-972-6657
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A beautiful little article on knowing the very basic minimum that we need in our life to feel like a human being. This is a journey in "knowing thyself."

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Brené Brown Course Sign Up - @OWNTV

Brené Brown Course Sign Up - @OWNTV | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

This eCourse is a continuation of the first part of The Gifts of Imperfection class that will explore the next 5 guideposts from Brené's bestselling book. Thousands of people participated in the first part of the class with incredible energy and depth. Part 1 registration is now closed. If you have not taken Part 1 of the course, we will guide you through the foundational elements leading up to the beginning of class.

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Perfectionville: Population Zero |

Perfectionville: Population Zero | | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

Perfectionism gives the illusion that we are better off with it. Learn how perfectionism detracts from healthy self-image, relationships and enjoying life!

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When we can embrace our imperfections, we are becoming more authentic versions of ourselves – and becoming perfectly us.versions of ourselves.

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