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    Happiness, Self-Improvement

    How not to waste your life

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    There is a myriad of ways that learning to think in a more positive manner can help you start living in the “now”. The very nature of positive thinking lends itself to not waiting for the future or living in the past, but taking advantage of the day you have… today. Read more

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    Happiness, Self-Improvement

    Where to find peace of mind

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    Fear is something we use to protect ourselves. When we enter into an unknown area, our sense of fear increases. We want to survive to live another day. In this way, fear can help us determine whether we should move forward or go somewhere else.
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    Happiness, Motivation

    5 paths to inner peace

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    Inner peace, just the sound of those two words suggests the possibility of greater happiness and contentment. Despite the distractions around us, peace of mind is attainable, and with it a state of psychological and spiritual calm. Read more

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    Happiness, Health

    An Easy Way to Lift Depression

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    Is Mindfulness a Bad Idea?

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    I was involved in one of those coffee shop moments when you can’t help but eavesdrop into a nearby conversation. It began as a general moan about the state of a particular school, until up popped the observation that mindfulness was now being taught. Read more

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    Foods That Boost Our Moods

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    What’s the first thing you reach for when you’re feeling a bit low? Lots of people reach for a bag of crisps, or maybe some deep fried chicken, or ice cream. If it cheers us up, what’s wrong with that? Read more

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    Happiness, Self-Confidence

    Taking Down Walls

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    Doesn’t it seem sometimes that the only way to survive the life’s pain is to barricade our hearts from all of it? I have created all sorts of walls around my own emotional life in order to protect myself from heartache, but I realized that I actually just created my own prison. Read more

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    Happiness, Health

    Am I Depressed? Test Yourself

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    Depression Self Test

    Low moods block positivity. It’s quite normal to feel down from time to time, but symptoms of depression are best dealt with quickly before they escalate. This simple 9-question screening, may help to indicate the extent (if any) of your depression, and that professional help could be useful to put your smile back.

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    How Gratification Blocks Contentment

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    To some extent or another we are all drawn towards pleasure and self-gratification. Whether it’s the next party, the next item of clothing, the next drink, meal or must-have gadget, we love the stuff that makes us feel good.
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    Quiz: Have You Got a Playful Mindset?

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    Have you got a playful mindset? Just how silly and playful can you be? Are you open to opportunities for fun or do you find other things keep getting in the way of a good time? Well, here’s your chance to find out. Take our interactive Playful Mindset quiz and see how you stack up. Read more

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    The Happiness Quiz

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    Are you sabotaging your own happiness? One way to find out is to take our happiness quiz. Do you ever feel like you’ve been brought up to be a people a people pleaser? Read more

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    Feeling Down? Here’s 50 Ways to Stay Positive

    50 ways to stay positive

    Feeling down is pretty commonplace, but there are plenty of things in our own gift we can use to turn things around. Because we’re all different some of the things on my list will appeal to some but not to others, even so, I defy you not to find a good few ideas that won’t work to your advantage. Read more

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    My Man Cave


    Man caves are special. I’m writing this from my man cave. To the outsider it probably looks like a study as it contains my pc, a printer and books. But there’s also a decanter, an old Imperial typewriter on the floor, some pewter, a model car (the sporty one I’ll never afford) and various other bits that say ‘this space is mine.’
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