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Spring Clean

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Sam Henson | June 22 2016 | | Tags: , , , ,

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris   There is a reason why “Spring Cleaning” has been a habit around for centuries. Whether it’s your desk in work or your entire house, it helps us clear out and prepare both our […]

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Connection

“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt […]

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Good Mood Food

It is commonly accepted that our diet has an effect on our physical health. Media and social media are constantly bombarding us with the latest diets we need to try in order to get our bodies in the ‘perfect’ shape. Less talked about, however, is the effect our diet has on our mental health. While […]

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In Praise of Fractions

We all have areas of our lives we would like to see change. For example we may wish to feel more confident, to worry less, or to cope with pressure in ways which are better for us in the long run. Because we are troubled by something not being as we would like, we tend […]

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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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