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The benefits of humour and laughter

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | April 7 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
Laughter

Ever heard the old saying “laughter is the best medicine”? Have you ever stopped to think about just how true that really is? Over the years, research has shown the numerous benefits one can reap from simply laughing. Many of the health benefits of laughter may simply result from the social support that laughter ignites. […]

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Maintaining a Long-Term Relationship

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | November 25 2016 | | Tags: , , ,
Relationship

People often wonder, what is the secret to maintaining a long-term relationship? Most people want to settle down with the “right” person for the rest of their lives but, in reality, maintaining a long-term relationship takes a lot of work and compromise. So, what’s the guiding principle to maintaining a long-term healthy relationship? Have a […]

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Are you Ready for Sex?

Are You Ready to Have Sex?

It can be a daunting prospect on whether or not you are ready to take your relationship to the next level. It can seem as if everyone has an active and fruitful sex life. Whereas you might be a bit more hesitant. It is important to understand that this is completely normal! Deciding to take […]

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Building ‘Bouncebackability’ and Resilience

Resilience building Picture

We all respond to difficult situations and setbacks in unique ways. Some, more than others, seem to “bounce back” from these events quickly. Resilience is the process that allows a person to adapt well in the face of adversity or stress. Adapting well doesn’t mean that a person doesn’t experience the significant emotional responses that […]

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Count Your Blessings

Meaningful Life | Posted by Sam Henson | August 15 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Giving Gratitude and being grateful

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom” – Marcel Proust   Gratitude is defined as the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to you. The concept has received increased attention and research over the last number of years and has […]

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I Believe In a Thing Called Self Love

Self-compassion

If a friend is low in mood, or a family member berates themselves in front of you, what’s the first thing you do? We mainly seek to support and uplift those around us as part of an intrinsic understanding that every human has worth. This needs to be recognised and appreciated, even when someone cannot […]

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Exercise:It’s The Eye of the Tiger

Exercise: Eye of the Tiger

Sweat, heat, blisters, timers, weights, water queues – these are just a few of the issues people raise when considering the undertaking of any kind of exercise. However, there are far more benefits to regular exercise than one may realise; just 30 minutes of exercise can stimulate the brain to release “fun chemicals” such as […]

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Home Away from Home at Your Workspace

Clean Workspace

Home is where the heart is. For many people spending up to 80% of their week behind a workspace does not stir up thoughts of relaxation. With the added drive of needing to complete a job thoughts concerning the feng-shui (if you will) of your workspace rarely receives enough attention. Spring Clean! Consider the rationale behind a […]

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Letting Loose with Mindfulness Practice

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh   What were you thinking about as you took your shower today? Were you fully aware […]

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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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