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Spring Light – The march Hare Is Not Really That Mad

Often individuals who present at our clinic during February state that the winter seems long, optimism is waning and they are frustrated with the futility of their jobs or relationships. Overall, there is a lack of optimism. When the clocks go back in October we know that the evenings will get shorter and the days […]

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Give Up The Resolutions

The end of December and the beginning of January is a time when we reflect on the previous year and look to the future for the New Year. We try to balance what we have accomplished with what we haven’t achieved and make plans accordingly. This can be about dreaming, making plans and set goals […]

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Sleep Tight

Sleeping woman by Aweisenfels

Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. Getting enough sleep is important not only because it makes us feel truly rested and ready to work, but also because it leads to a better overall mood, healthier skin, clearer vision, and better memory. Even though many of us know how essential is to […]

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Slow down, you move too fast

Pedestrians by Brian Merrill

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” Paul Simon and John Lennon knew what they were talking about, but it seems that the world today doesn’t take much heed of their words. Life today is fast, incredibly fast. Many of us lead busier lives than we would like – we get up […]

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Commit to be Fit

Runner in Chicago by Kyle Cassidy

You get home after a long day’s work, you’re tired, drained, and all you want to do is set up camp in front of the TV for the night (even the thought of having to make dinner is painful). Sound all too familiar? Indeed, exercise is probably the last thing on your mind after a […]

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Focusing on Mental Fitness

Running with seagulls by Ed Schipul

Changing the stigma related to mental health has been challenging in the past few decades and most experts would agree that using positive language can make a difference. Focusing on wellness and well-being goals and avoiding medical language is a good start. Physical fitness is a popular goal for people who want to get into […]

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Mindfulness meditation

Mindful Scenic Picture

Mindfulness is basically the act of being aware of your current experience, and encapsulates practices that promote our awareness of the moment. Its practice emanates from that of Buddhist monks who used such techniques. One can be mindful doing a multitude of activities, but common ways of cultivating the practice are through yoga and mindfulness […]

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Look out !

The Tionesta Scenic and Research Natural Areas by Nicholas A. Tonelli from Pennsylvania, USA

With the weather yet to catch on to the idea that Spring has officially started, you’d be forgiven if you’ve not been out for a walk for a while. But there are good reasons for forcing yourself out of the door whatever the weather, especially if you can get to a park, the beach, or […]

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The Value of Laughter

Everyday Psychology | Posted by barry | May 26 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Over the past number of weeks I have been reminded about the value of laughter – sharing a funny experience with someone, laughing at oneself or just having a private chuckle when reminiscing about a funny memory. Laughter has been shown to increase emotional arousal and secrete chemicals which give us pleasure. Others laughing is […]

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