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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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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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When Should You Start Talking About Divorce?

When Should You Start Talking About Divorce? | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

Discover why divorce lawyer James Sexton urges  couples to start talking about divorce sooner rather than later.

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It's earlier than you'd think.

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This Harvard study reveals how you can be happier and more successful

This Harvard study reveals how you can be happier and more successful | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
A 79-year-long Harvard study that is still going on reveals the key to a life of happiness and success.
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After gaining tens of thousands of pages of research data, professor and researcher Robert Waldinger has clear evidence on what makes us happier and healthier.

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This Is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake

This Is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Did you use the right filter for that ‘gram of your impeccably prepared acai bowl?
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Self-care is easily confused with self-indulgence... learn the difference and give yourself what you really need. 

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What Quiet Time Can Do For Your Health, According To Science

What Quiet Time Can Do For Your Health, According To Science | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
A bit of silence can improve mood, memory and even help relieve pain.
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Sometimes the best thing you can do is absolutely nothing....and breathe

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5 Ways to Kick Bad Habits

5 Ways to Kick Bad Habits | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
How to finally get rid of those pesky old habits that no longer serve you. #habits #mindfulmagazinejune17
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Continue ringing in the New Year with staying power to kick bad habits! Expert behavioral researches and psychologists give practical tips to complete them (and any other goal) this year and the years to come.

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choicemaking in adult children with special needs

choicemaking in adult children with special needs | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Every parent wants to see their children living to their full potential. Encouraging appropriate choice-making helps your kids flourish as adults.
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Suffering from the post-eclipse blues? Psychology explains why you feel sad after a big event

Suffering from the post-eclipse blues? Psychology explains why you feel sad after a big event | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

The sun is back to shining in all its resplendent glory. The northern hemisphere has returned to its normal operating mode. Your Facebook feed has resumed its regular baby-photo programming. So why do you feel so...meh? After big, exciting life events, we can often fall into small pits of depression.

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For Families of Teens at Suicide Risk, ‘13 Reasons’ Raises Concerns

For Families of Teens at Suicide Risk, ‘13 Reasons’ Raises Concerns | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
A rising chorus of mental health experts contends that many of the show’s messages on suicide are inaccurate and potentially dangerous.
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How do we safely educate our adolescents about suicide risk?

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Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S.

Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S. | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Discrepancies in mental health knowledge, helping behaviors, and stigma show the importance of continuing to educate the public about mental health issues.
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Mental health education is an ongoing need for all populations.

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What is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me! - Special-ism

What is Self-Regulation? Self-Regulation and Me! - Special-ism | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
One young lady on the autism spectrum explains what dysregulation is like for her. She offers tips and tools to enhance self-regulation skills. Explore >>
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It is difficult for some of us to self regulate when our environment or inner self becomes overwhelmed  by stimulation.  We call this anxiety.  

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The Power of Meditation for Teen Mental Health | Newport Academy

The Power of Meditation for Teen Mental Health | Newport Academy | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Teen meditation practice is an incredibly powerful tool for healing. Ongoing research is validating the role it can play in mental health and recovery.
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Scientists have shown that teen meditation is just as effective as medication. One study found that meditation had the same impact on anxiety and depression as antidepressants did, without dangerous side effects.

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Collector, Minimalist or Hoarder: Whoever Dies With The Most Toys Wins

Collector, Minimalist or Hoarder: Whoever Dies With The Most Toys Wins | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

What’s your lifestyle? Have you arrived at this intentionally?  Are you content with your circumstances?  Do you allow others to enjoy their own way of life, although it may differ from yours?

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How the possessions in your life can tell you more about yourself.

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Keys to a Good Night's Sleep

Keys to a Good Night's Sleep | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

Sleep. We all know we need it, but it be one of the first things to go during busier or more stressful times. Times when we need a good night's rest all the more!

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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, April 13, 12:37 PM

Sleep. We all know we need it, but it be one of the first things to go during busier or more stressful times. Times when we need a good night's rest all the more! Here are some tips to prepare for bedtime.

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The 8 Worst Ways to Encourage Children

The 8 Worst Ways to Encourage Children | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Encouragement is important for children's self-esteem and teaching them about what their talents are, but there are mistakes many parents make in giving it.
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Today, Do That One Thing You’ve Been Putting Off - The New York Times

Today, Do That One Thing You’ve Been Putting Off - The New York Times | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
You’ve been avoiding it long enough.
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One way or another, you’re going to have to confront the thing you’re avoiding.

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The Art of Relaxation: 10 Highly Effective Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

The Art of Relaxation: 10 Highly Effective Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Discover 10 of the most powerful and effective, science-backed and time tested natural remedies for relieving stress and relaxing at the deepest levels.
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Relaxation doesn't come easy. Learn why it takes time to unwind and take a few tips and integrative healing practices from Dr.  Bonnie McLean's comprehensive article on how mind and emotions affect the body.

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Thoughts Are Not Facts

Thoughts Are Not Facts | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Next time your mind jumps to a conclusion that sends in you in a spiral toward depression or anxiety try this helpful practice from Elisha Goldstein.
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Four questions to put space between you and your thoughts. 

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Why Women Suffer Insomnia More Than Men – And What You Can Do About It

Why Women Suffer Insomnia More Than Men – And What You Can Do About It | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

Far more women than men suffer insomnia or chronic sleep trouble, and middle-aged women suffer most of all, according to an international study commissioned by Calm. Article explains reasons why and tips for combating chronic sleep trouble.

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Far more women than men suffer insomnia or chronic sleep trouble, and middle-aged women suffer most of all, according to an international study commissioned by Calm. Article explains reasons why and tips for combating chronic sleep trouble.

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How Personal Power Can Change Your Life - Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute

How Personal Power Can Change Your Life - Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Personal power is accessing and controlling our inner resources. Unless we feel personally powerful, we cannot truly be present with those around us.
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An article about how personal power affects us and our ability to be present. 

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NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Mental Health Starts with Listening

My dream is for people everywhere to become more aware of how sound, and especially music, can be a measurable, impactful tool for healthy living. 

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It turns out what you listen to all day can affect your wellness

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Can You Bounce Back From Life's Challenges?

Can You Bounce Back From Life's Challenges? | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
If you can recover from or cope with difficult events, then you are resilient. Read about how resilience can help you through rough times at Everyday Health.
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Seven ways to develop the resilience to get through life's challenges.

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The Mother's Day Experiment: Creating a New Mom Culture

The Mother's Day Experiment: Creating a New Culture

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The idea may sound overwhelming. Just ease into it. A great place to start is to bring your awareness back to you.

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One Mindful Technique Everyone Should Use To Decrease Anxiety (Hint: It's Not Meditation)

One Mindful Technique Everyone Should Use To Decrease Anxiety (Hint: It's Not Meditation) | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Sound bath practitioner Sara Auster explains how what we hear affects our overall well-being. Here's how you can use sound to give yourself a "sound bath," reducing stress and anxiety.
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Anxious? It may be what you're listening to.

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The Value of Your Values - Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute

The Value of Your Values - Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute | Healing Practices | Scoop.it
Unlike goals, values are not specific achievable activities. They are more like the concepts in life that we find to be important.
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Not living our values will cause disenchantment and a lack of fulfillment.  Clearly identifying our values helps us to purposely live them every day.

 

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The Secret Life of the Introvert

The Secret Life of the Introvert | Healing Practices | Scoop.it

If we take a closer look at the essence of an introvert, we might find some hidden introverts among the class of outgoing attention-getters.

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Are you really an introvert? According to Jonathan Cheek's research, you could be without knowing it.

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