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Dimensions of wellness and ways to achieve the optimal for your health
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Charlotte Dawson death: BeyondBlue CEO hits out at social media

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“Mental health expert says online abuse can exacerbate mental health issues and calls on Twitter and Instagram to act (Charlotte Dawson death: BeyondBlue CEO hits out at social media stating it can exacerbate mental health issues”
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Talking Kids Out of Smoking

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“They say talk is cheap, but it apparently can also be very effective when you’re trying to keep a child from starting a bad habit. A new study from the U.S. (What's the main cause of preventable illness and death in the US?”
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Improving Emotional Health: Strategies and Tips for Good Mental Health

Improving Emotional Health: Strategies and Tips for Good Mental Health | Holistic Health and Wellness - Achieving your optimal | Scoop.it
Want to feel better? These self-help strategies and tips will help you boost your emotional health.
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Download some self control - New Zealand Herald

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New Zealand Herald Download some self control New Zealand Herald When author Zadie Smith thanked "Self Control" and "Freedom" in the acknowledgments to her latest book, NW, she was actually talking about computer applications that help remove...
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Remaining healthy must be an easy choice - Rappler

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Remaining healthy must be an easy choice Rappler These conditions are popularly known in literature as the “social determinants of health.” Fancy as this term may sound, it's actually pretty simple.
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what is mental health?

Mental health is about being able
to work and study to your full
potential, cope with day-to-day
life stresses, be involved in your
community, and live your life in a
free and satisfying way.
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Cultivating Self Sustainability

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By Angela Levesque “We cannot hope to create a sustainable culture with any but sustainable souls.” Derrick Jensen

Sustainability is a word often associated with economics and environmentalism.  But the concepts of sustainability should also be applied to our health.


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Ecostyleonline's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:41 PM

Sustainability starts with each individual core. Therefore, individual self-consciousness is the critical core for sustainability of EcoStyleOnline.com. 

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16 Things You Should Have Never Stopped Doing | Mark's Daily Apple

16 Things You Should Have Never Stopped Doing | Mark's Daily Apple | Holistic Health and Wellness - Achieving your optimal | Scoop.it
As children, we live closer to our instincts. Yes, there’s the humorous and rather unfortunate side to this - like the time you ate an entire bag of Twizzlers

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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com | Holistic Health and Wellness - Achieving your optimal | Scoop.it
How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care
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PR Newswire UK: Artists Draw The Line On Mental Health Stigma -- LONDON, February 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

LONDON, February 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --British artists have put paintbrush to paper to support England's biggest...
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Are social determinants of health moving into the mainstream?

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In a hard-hitting report, a panel of the US National Research Council and the Institutes of Medicine has addressed the question of why the United States, despite spending far more per person on health care than any other country in the world, is...
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Behaviour Change

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If dogs can be trained to drive cars, it also means human behaviour can be changed. #transportchoice (Behaviour Change: Dogs can be trained to drive cars. So can human behaviour can be changed.
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Feelings and Emotions and Creativity - Developing Multiple Talents

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“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a very bad mood for 40 years.” Ouiser Boudreaux (Shirley MacLaine), in Steel Magnolias (1989).

 

In his book The Art of Happiness, The Dalai Lama claims “Whether one believes in religion or not, the very purpose of our life, the very motion of our life is towards happiness.”

 

But many of us aren’t so sure about that notion.


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HR Magazine - Shedding light on mental health

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“Mental health has a profound effect on employees and companies. Why isn't more being done to monitor it? #HR http://t.co/6d1DKZeTtK”;
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Social media affecting teens' concepts of friendship, intimacy

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“Communications technology and increasing amounts of 'screen time' by teens is affecting they way they look at friendship and intimacy, according to researchers.”
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Expert Tips to Emotional Wellness and a Balanced Life.

Expert Tips to Emotional Wellness and a Balanced Life. | Holistic Health and Wellness - Achieving your optimal | Scoop.it
Find tips to help you improve your emotional and physical health--create a healthy balance in your life and relationships.
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Stop the rot! Why thousands of British children are having their teeth taken ... - The Independent

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The Independent Stop the rot! Why thousands of British children are having their teeth taken ...
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4 Reasons Adults Should Play Video Games

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"Playing video games is not just for fun, according to a number of studies of the impact of gaming on adults. In fact, pushing those buttons may be a pathway to physical and emotional health. Here’s what the research shows."
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What determines health? | Public Health

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RT @rwjf_vp: "What determines #health?" Understanding the Social Determinants of Health #SDOH http://t.co/EqX4yar8XS
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The Best Time To Relax (The Answer May Surprise You)

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If I were to ask, "When is the best time to relax?" you'd probably say, "When you're feeling stressed." True, that would be the best time to intervene with relaxation. But when is the best time to utilize relaxation in all its calming potency?

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5 mini mindfulness methods you can do anywhere | Well+Good NYC

5 mini mindfulness methods you can do anywhere | Well+Good NYC | Holistic Health and Wellness - Achieving your optimal | Scoop.it
No time for an hour of focused meditation? How about about one of these small stress-banishers from modern meditation guru, Charlie Knoles.

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Holly Hawkins's curator insight, February 15, 2013 3:39 PM

And...if you're new to Mindfulness here are 5 "mini" ways you can begin to learn this powerful meditation routine!

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Don't Aspire To Be A Swimsuit Model

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I’m grateful that I’ve reached a point in my life where the arrival of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue on newsstands doesn’t aggravate me.
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What we view through the media can impact on the way we view ourselves

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Why does being lonely make you ill?

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New research shows how being lonely increases the risk of becoming ill.
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Yoga for Mental Health Podcast -

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#Yoga for #MentalHealth Podcast, hear about the 2012 conference and research in the area of yoga and mental health http://t.co/xPvZUcprwZ
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