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HAPPINESS NEEDS WORKING AT RATHER THAN EXPECTING IT TO JUST COME TO YOU - THAT SELDOM COMES TO MOST, OR WISHING TO BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME, DOES IT? AND THAT'S WHY SO MANY PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED WITH IT OR DISDAINED. IF WE CAN REPLACE UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS WITH A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK ON HAPPINESS, A PRACTICAL ONE, THIS CAN WORK FOR MOST OF US.

Collect Happy Thoughts And Moments Instead Of Disappointments

HAPPINESS IS WITHIN OUR REACH WITH THE RIGHT EXPECTATIONS. TRY NOT TO OVERTHINK THINGS - Including Happiness - AND IT WILL BE YOURS MORE OFTEN.…

HOW DO I STOP THINKING OF THINGS OVER AND OVER - LIKE A GEAR STICK THAT REFUSES TO SHIFT? SEE IF THESE HELP YOU. MANY PEOPLE DO THIS - IT MAY HELP YOU TO KNOW THAT.

Tips to Help You Stop Ruminating

By Erica Cirino from Healthline.Com

What is rumination?

Has your head ever been filled with one single thought, or a string of thoughts, that just keep repeating… and repeating… and repeating themselves?

The process of continuously thinking about the same thoughts, which tend to be sad or dark, is called rumination.…

By Valencia Higuera – An Excellent Freelance Health Writer

PERSONALLY, THIS IS THE BEST ARTICLE I'VE READ ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - EASY TO GRASP.

Most people are familiar with general intelligence, which is an ability to learn, apply knowledge, and solve problems. But this isn’t the only type of intelligence. Some people also possess emotional intelligence.

For many, emotional intelligence is a new concept. Read on to learn more about this trait, including its definition and ways to achieve it.

What is emotional intelligence?

Emotional intelligence is a term or concept popularized by researchers in the 1990s.…

Sleep Appears To Help The Laying Down Of Memory Through New Brain Cell Connections

By Dr John Briffa MD – Integrated Medicine Advocate

A regular reader of this website (Chris) alerted me today to this BBC website report of a study which focused on the impact of sleep on memory. The study itself was conducted in mice [1]. The animals were taught a new skill (walking along a rotating rod). Then their brains were examined overnight. During sleep, cells in the cortex of the brain (the outermost layer of the brain which governs, among other things, movement) sprouted new connections.…

By Lindsay Lederman – Art Therapist MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS

An art therapist offers a guide to doodling, drawing, and scrapbooking your way to a better frame of mind.

You don't have to be a pro to reap the mental health benefits of making art. 

If you’re struggling with the complexity of the world right now (and who isn’t?) you might consider an unexpected, but easily accessible, form of therapy: art.

I'm an art therapist at The Art Therapy Project, a nonprofit mental health organization that provides free group art therapy to people of all ages affected by trauma.…

By Carolyn Leaf – Clinical Neuroscientist Author/Speaker

Have you ever read a section in a book, turned the page and, well, forgot what you just read? Or studied hard for an exam and struggled to recall what you spent so much time learning? Why do people struggle to remember things? Is there a way we can improve our ability to recall important information?  

When it comes to memory, there are actually a number of warning signs. If we learn to listen to our minds, we can actually use our ability to think in a healthy and productive way, in every area of our lives! …

By Dr Will Cole – Functional Medicine Expert/Tele-Consultant

When it comes to emotions, I’m a big advocate for feeling them fully and moving through them instead of avoiding them. I believe therapy is an invaluable tool for those struggling with mental illness as well as those who want extra support, expert guidance, or simply a safe space to express their emotions — both positive and negative!

Believe it or not, our ability to cope with our emotions plays a major role in not only our mental health, but also our physical health.…

By Gemma Curtis – Sleep Matters Club Journalist

Some people can’t sleep without reading, but for others, the bedtime story is left in their child years.

Reading before bed is an age-old tradition. Some people can’t sleep without reading, but for others, the bedtime story is left in their childhood. In recent times, reading interest has surged enormously. Whether it’s because people are running out of hobbies to try when they’re stuck at home or because they’re looking to expand their vocabulary is up for debate. Yet, the key question still remains: can the practice of reading before bedtime be beneficial?…

By Amy Morin – Clinical Psychologist & Author

Mental Strength Trainer And Host Of The Mentally Strong People Podcast

Whether you’re tempted to give in to that craving for a cupcake, or you’re about to give up on your goals, perseverance isn’t easy. But before you blame your lack of God-given willpower and before you make an excuse for your less than stellar performance, consider this; it only takes a few minutes a day to build the mental muscle you need to reach your greatest potential.

Building mental strength is similar to building physical strength.…

By Janet Vargas – Independent Natural Health Researcher

Here in this article, I would like to show you that Sugar is anything but Natural.

Some say "stay with sugar, you know what it is" and it's true that we need to keep away from the perils of Aspartame, Sucralose and other Synthetic Sweeteners that have bitter consequences to our health.

I intend to show you it is not good to keep ingesting Sugar because Sugar-Sweet can become Sour when it comes to our health. The Sugar Habit can be overpowering I know, as someone who got acutely anaemic at the age of 30 - never liked sugar much before and got addicted to Peppermint TicTacs, finding them refreshing I lost my appetite for food most of the time.