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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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An Extreme Fear of Disapproval

Some people have an extreme fear of disapproval from others. This can often be driven by our evolutionary history (in the past, we depended on social approval from members of our tribe in order to survive), as well as social conditioning at a young age (from our parents and schools). One of the best methods […]

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The Most Common Causes of Anxiety

In this article I identify 3 of the most common forms of anxiety (including social anxiety, performance anxiety, and choice anxiety), as well as 5 of the most common causes of anxiety (including genes, health, psychology, history, and environment). Anxiety disorders affect between 13-18% of the general population, but the truth is we all experience […]

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