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About living with (or recovering from) Mental Disorders and Co-Dependency
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What’s better: Self-esteem or self-compassion?

What’s better: Self-esteem or self-compassion? | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Self-esteem has long been touted as a key ingredient for success. But psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson says on her The Science of Success blog that recent research suggests high self-esteem does not predict better performance or greater success, even if people with high self esteem may believe they’re more successful. But research also suggest a substitute that may be the key to unlocking your potential for greatness: self-compassion.

 

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Early relationships, not brainpower, key to adult happiness

Early relationships, not brainpower, key to adult happiness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

32-Year Longitudinal Study finds: Social connection is a more important route to adult well-being than academic ability.

 

Social connectedness in childhood is defined by the parent and teacher ratings of the child being liked, not being alone, and the child's level of confidence. Social connectedness in adolescence is demonstrated by social attachments (parents, peers, school, confidant) and participation in youth groups and sporting clubs.

 

The researchers found, on the one hand, a strong pathway from child and adolescent social connectedness to adult well-being. This illustrates the enduring significance of positive social relationships over the lifespan to adulthood. On the other hand, the pathway from early language development, through adolescent academic achievement, to adult well-being was weak, which is in line with existing research showing a lack of association between socioeconomic prosperity and happiness.


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Lessons For Living | Psychology Today

Lessons For Living | Psychology Today | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Five surprising principles for living, loving, and playing well with others.
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The importance of friendship for mental health - by Linda Cann Pearson - Helium

The importance of friendship for good mental health is enormous. Friendships form the basis of a successful and happy life.
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