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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.

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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, 2014 6:15 PM

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

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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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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, 4:40 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, 9:49 AM

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, 11:01 AM

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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The 6 Blessings Of Mental Illness

The 6 Blessings Of Mental Illness | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Within the mental health community, we too have discovered that our storms have silver linings. Our "weaknesses," like battlefields, create in us the realization that we can more than survive mental illness....

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The 100 Best Jobs | Best Jobs | US News Careers

The 100 Best Jobs | Best Jobs | US News Careers | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
U.S. News's job rankings for this year's best occupations overall, based on their hiring prospects, unemployment rates, salaries, and job satisfaction. The top jobs include software developer, computer systems analyst and dentist.
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Not sure what to do when you grow up... or maybe your current job just doesn't feel like a good fit... here are a great list of the 100 best jobs according to U.S. News.

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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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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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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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INFOGRAPHIC: Why Friends Are Key to Our Happiness, According to Science

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Friends Are Key to Our Happiness, According to Science | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Less stress? A longer life? Friends don't just make life more fun—they have a real, measurable impact on our well-being.

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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, January 24, 10:28 AM

Regular contact with 10 or more friends significantly increases happiness and lengthens life.

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Self-Control: Compassion Works |

Self-Control: Compassion Works | | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
It can be daunting to keep up with new goals. How can we build staying power? One way is to develop our capacity for self-control.
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It can be daunting to keep up with new goals. How can we build staying power? One way is to develop our capacity for self-control.

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Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
It has to do with how people respond to their partners' "bids."
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Characteristics that create atmosphere for lasting relationships. Great article

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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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