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Strategies for Better Heart-Brain Communication

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Your heart has a mind of its own… Kinda. While it may sound cliche to “follow your heart,” there may be truth in the phrase. It turns out, according to recent research, that there is ongoing communication between the heart and brain that has a heavy influence on how we think and feel. The Heart-Brain…

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The Psychology Behind Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Theory and Happiness

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There are many ways to describe the trance-like focus an athlete or an artist goes into during competition: fierce focus, in the zone, locked in, obsessed, complete immersion. This highly focused mental state is what Hungarian-American psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls “flow.” Thanks to his research and studies, we better understand what being in the zone…

Toxic Positivity: The Dark Side of “Good Vibes Only”

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The 21st century has seen the rise of social media and a shift in the way people view positivity. Positivity, like many other things, has become a commodity. A quick google search reveals ten positive Instagram blogs you can follow, which claim to boost your positivity. But how beneficial is this flood of positive content…

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How to Ground Someone Having a Panic Attack

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According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, about 3% of American adults struggle with a panic disorder each year. Women are also twice as likely to develop a panic disorder than men. Is someone in your life struggling with a panic disorder and panic attacks? This guide will help you learn how to…

The Good News About People Who Are Divorced

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Roughly 40 percent of first marriages end in divorce in the US. Despite the very high possibility that a marriage won’t last, there’s still a strong stigma attached to being a divorcee. If you feel there are signs that you’ve outgrown your partner, you should be aware of them. Moreover, you should be aware of…

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Why Spending Time Alone Is Good For Your Mental Health

Did you know that spending time alone can help you improve your quality of life? Alone time is something that people either enjoy or fear. Unfortunately, many people struggle with being alone because they’re unsure of what to do. While being alone can seem daunting, alone time benefits people in many ways if they know…

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