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Personal GrowthShow all in this category

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Gratitude
Put simply, gratitude is the emotion of thankfulness we feel whenever something beneficial happens. Commonly, people express their gratitude to one another as a courtesy for everyday in...

56 Members

Acceptance
Derived from the same root in Latin as 'acquiescence', acceptance is a related word which means being able to handle reality. Sometimes, it may be that you are faced with some personal ...

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Letting go
Letting go of something is a metaphorical term that means releasing it from your mental state rather than your physical grasp. To many psychologists, letting go of something means gener...

Social Connections Show all in this category

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Deep Listening
Deep listening is a practice that is used for anything from spiritual growth to building better communication pathways within a business or other organisation. Essentially, it is about ...

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Altruism
The term was first brought into usage by Auguste Comte, the nineteenth-century French philosopher. When he used it, he really wanted a word that meant the opposite of egoism, the self-c...

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Compassion
Often regarded as something that is related to empathy, compassion is the feeling that comes when you notice someone or something, that is suffering. You may not be able to put yourself...

Mental Health and PsychologyShow all in this category

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Meditation
Meditation refers to a variety of mental exercises which have their origin in ancient times and became increasingly popular in the western world over the last decades. While meditating,...

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Depression
Most of us feel sad or under the weather from time to time, but depression is much more than that. If you're persistently down for weeks or months on end, it could be that you're clinic...

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Mindfulness
In short, mindfulness is the ability to pay proper attention to the here and now. Psychologists usually describe it as living in the present moment, with less emotional energy being exp...

Inspiration and SpiritualityShow all in this category

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Positive News
When you hear some positive news or other, it can certainly lighten your mood. If a friend were to say to you that they had just been promoted or that they had been successful in some o...

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Enlightenment
For some Western philosophers, notably Kant, enlightenment is a greater understanding of humanity derived from observations rather than superstitions. The Age of Enlightenment is often ...

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Spirituality
In the past, any definition of spirituality would have been very tightly correlated with certain religious beliefs that focus on the godliness or spirit within people. In other words, s...

Science and TechnologyShow all in this category

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Neuroscience
More often than not, neuroscience is used as an umbrella term that covers various branches of biology, including physiology, anatomy and cytology. Other aspects of it include molecular ...

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Biotechnology
Although humankind has been using techniques that may be described as biotechnological for centuries, the term itself only came into common usage in the early part of the twentieth cent...

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Astronomy
Astronomy is a scientific pursuit that is focussed on the skies above our heads. All aspects of the heavens fall under the scope of astronomy, from star gazing to the study of meteors a...

Greater GoodShow all in this category

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Happiness
Happiness is one of those traits which is described as both a mental and emotional state. For example, you can mentally be happy at an event or for someone else while your overarching m...

55 Members

Freedom
Freedom is an elusive concept because it means different things to different people. The fact that it can be interpreted differently is, ironically, down to the freedom we have over our...

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Human Rights
At their simplest, human rights are a number of social norms that are in place to protect individuals from one another and larger organisations, such as big businesses or the state. The...

Love and IntimacyShow all in this category

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LGBTQ
In short, LGBTQ is an umbrella term for various groups of people based on their sexual orientation and gender identities – among other things. LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, t...

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Marriage
Marriage, also known as wedlock or matrimony, is the state between people, which means that they will be partners. In a legal sense, it places both rights and obligations on the people ...

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Five Love Languages
First published in 1992, The Five Love Languages is a book that is entirely focussed on the most intimate relationships held between adults. It looks at five different paths whereby lov...

Health, Body, MedicineShow all in this category

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Herbalism
Also known as herbal medicine, herbalism is the term that covers the use of plants as medical treatments. This means that traditional medicine – which has been practised all over the wo...

14 Members

TCM Tradidtional Chinese Medicine
Based on over 3,500 years of accumulated knowledge and skills, traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM as it is often called, is an alternative health system that is used widely all over A...

12 Members

Allergies
When the body comes into contact with something that it sees as a threat, the immune system will be deployed in order to destroy it. This is perfectly natural and is the way that humans...

TeacherShow all in this category

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Maya Angelou
Born in 1928, Maya Angelou was a prolific writer but also a singer, a stage performer, an academic and a civil rights activist. Her writing is often pigeon-holed as autobiographical fic...

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Alan Watts
Born in January 1915, Alan Watts was a philosopher and writer who had a significant impact on the West's view of Eastern spirituality and philosophical thinking in the mid-twentieth cen...

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Brené Brown
Brene Brown is a research professor who works at the University of Houston in Texas. She has published several well-received books on subjects like vulnerability, courage, feminism and ...

Family and KidsShow all in this category

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Early Childhood Education
Also known as nursery education, early childhood education is the process of teaching younger children, usually through play and exploration, that prepares them for more formal school e...

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Adoption
Put simply; adoption occurs when an adult takes over the responsibility for raising a child until they become an adult even though they are not the biological parent. Of course, some pe...

6 Members

Puberty
Puberty is the term that covers a wide range of changes that occur in mammals as they transition from childhood to adulthood. In people, puberty typically starts in girls when they reac...

FoodShow all in this category

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Veganism
Unlike vegetarianism, veganism means abstaining from eating any products which have been derived from animals. This means that vegans don't merely avoid meat and fish, as vegetarians do...

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Organic Food
Organic food is any food product that is produced within the standards of organic farming regulations. The codes that relate to organically produced food vary in different parts of the ...

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Vegetarianism
In essence, vegetarianism is a lifestyle choice which means consuming a diet which does not include red meat, seafood and other forms of flesh. It does not mean eating only vegetables b...

Art, Culture, LeisureShow all in this category

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Film
Since moving pictures were first put together from a series of still photographs to settle a bet – whether a horse raised all its hooves off the ground, or not, when running – people ha...

64 Members

Music
There are various definitions of music. Eastern and Western musical traditions are very different from one another, and it is hard to define a genre like jazz with the same meaning as, ...

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Literature
Any body of text is really a form of literature. If you collected all your old shopping lists, then you could consider this to be literary to some, small extent, for instance. More comm...
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