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Body Ownership, Schizophrenia, and the Importance of Exercise

Summary Psychologists use a procedure called “The Rubber Hand Illusion” to challenge an individual’s sense of body ownership. A recently published study showed that schizophrenics – who already exhibit a weak sense of self – experienced the illusion to a greater degree than healthy controls. Other research suggests that focused physical exercise can help improve […]

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When Too Much Optimism Blinds Us

Optimists are said to be those who see the glass as half full, while pessimists see the glass as half empty. An optimist often tries to find the good in everything, and often this perspective can cause less stress, less anxiety, and a more empowering and motivating attitude. Positive psychologist Martin Seligman coined the term […]

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Creativity and Happiness

For those who have been following this blog for a long time, you know that I usually like to take a very comprehensive and thorough approach to happiness and mental health. And one big part of that puzzle, to me, is creativity. Often times, creativity can provide us with many benefits. It helps keep our […]

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10 Commonsense Tips for Increased Self-Esteem

I happen to think that healthy self-esteem is one of the most important attributes of a happy and productive person. My reasoning is simple: those who don’t believe in themselves automatically inhibit their potential by not thinking they are capable or deserving of achieving their values and goals in life. But those who do believe […]

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Relaxation: Passing Time in the Lazy River

Ever been in a lazy river before (like the one pictured below)? It’s a popular water ride found at amusement parks and resorts where you sit in a water tube and let the slow and gentle current drift you along. Usually they go around in a circle, so you can basically sit there for an […]

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