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31 shadow work prompts for your psychological journey

Shadow work involves examining our personality flaws in an attempt to understand ourselves better. It's tough work but hugely beneficial.

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Four ways nature can protect your well-being during a pandemic

People who spent more time in nature these past two years have been happier and less stressed. By Jill Suttie on behalf of Greater Good Science

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7 ways to beat your 'I don't want to do anything' mood

If you constantly feel like you don't want to do anything, you could simply be demotivated. However, you could also (unknowingly) be in a deep

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31 shadow work prompts for your psychological journey

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Shadow work involves examining our personality flaws in an attempt to understand ourselves better. It's tough work but hugely beneficial. Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović shares 31 shadow work

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Four ways nature can protect your well-being during a pandemic

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People who spent more time in nature these past two years have been happier and less stressed. By Jill Suttie on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
Living through the COVID-19

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7 ways to beat your 'I don't want to do anything' mood

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If you constantly feel like you don't want to do anything, you could simply be demotivated. However, you could also (unknowingly) be in a deep depression. Dee Marques explains how you can distinguish

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The power of a hug: 7 reasons to embrace more

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The coronavirus pandemic has meant that embracing our friends and family has been limited. But the power of a hug should never been underestimated. Dee Marques shares seven science-backed reasons to

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How to let go of the past: 9 techniques to try

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Letting go of the past isn't easy – especially when we are hardwired to hold on to certainty – but doing so isn't helpful. Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović explores nine ways you can learn how

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How to stop overthinking: 9 steps to take

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While thinking about past actions can sometimes help you move forward in life, thinking too much can have the opposite effect and lead to depression and anxiety. Dee Marques shares nine steps to take

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Why you are not your thoughts

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We all spend too much time 'in our heads' now and again. But overthinking regularly can be detrimental to our mental health if those thoughts are negative, so it's important to remember you are not

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What is quiet borderline personality disorder?

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An often invisible illness, diagnosing quiet borderline personality disorder isn't easy. Luckily, the treatment for this condition can be, as psychologist Stanislava Puač

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How can intuitive thinking help us make better decisions?

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Is the intuitive thought process reliable, and can we quantify it? Sonia Vadlamani discusses forms of intuitive thinking and why implementing these can help us make better

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7 ways to tap into your intuition

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Can tapping into your intuition help you create the life you want? Sonia Vadlamani explains why it’s beneficial to hone our intuitive sense to make better decisions and lead a happier, meaningful

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Inner turmoil: understanding and resolving it

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When we are stuck making a decision, inner turmoil or conflict often arises, leading to both mental and physical health issues. Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović explains the reasons for inner

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What daydreaming does to your mind

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Science suggests that mind-wandering freely to more pleasant and playful thoughts may improve our mood and foster creativity. By Jill Suttie on behalf of Greater Good Science

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What is shadow work? Discover 5 ways to get started

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Purposefully examining our personalities for flaws and negative traits can be unsettling but the rewards are many. Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović explains what shadow work is, the benefits it

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Lack of empathy: the signs to look out for

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Being in any kind of relationship with someone lacking in empathy and compassion can be challenging. But as Dee Marques suggests, you don't have to put up with it. Discover the signs that show

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High functioning anxiety: stats, symptoms and coping

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Are you a perfectionist? Always seem to be busy? Do you find it hard to say ‘no’? Then you may be living with high functioning anxiety. Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović explains how the

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Money can’t buy happiness (except when you spend it like this)

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Do you believe the idea that money can’t buy happiness? Think again. Research suggests that cash can improve well-being to a certain level. But, as Dee Marques finds out, essentially, it’s how you

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Six ways to incorporate awe into your daily life

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A new book explains how feeling awestruck can make you happier, healthier and more connected. By TEJA PATTABHIRAMAN on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
What is awe? We have

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Self-validation: 5 ways to develop it

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Failure to self-validate can lead to problems such as impulsive behaviour and the inability to manage emotional responses. Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović explores why many of us fail at

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Abundance mindset: why it’s important and 8 ways to create it

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Can our mindset radically affect our choices and determine the course of our lives? Sonia Vadlamani explains the importance of a life of abundance and shares eight simple yet effective ways to

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Finding happiness: the 11 science-backed truths

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Most of us are trying to find greater happiness in our lives. Follow these 11 science-backed tips from Calvin Holbrook every day, and you could naturally boost your well-being. 
 
In

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What is happiness exactly, anyway?

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What is the definition of happiness? Does it involve fancy holidays, flash cars or lavish shopping trips? Well, only if you want a cheap thrill. As Calvin Holbrook discovers, the true meaning of

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Flow state and happiness: how to achieve it

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Ever had the feeling of complete focus and contentment on a work task or hobby? That's called 'flow', and when you find it, cherish it. Because, as Arlo Laibowitz explains, finding that elusive state

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Who is Jon Kabat-Zinn, the master of mindfulness?

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Who exactly is Jon Kabat-Zinn? Arlo Laibowitz tells us more about the father of mindfulness in the Western world and the creator of the hugely popular and beneficial MBSR course. Plus, read some of

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The healing power of pets: 6 key health benefits

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The companionship and mental health benefits pets bring is widely known, but did you know the healing power of pets extends to physical relief as well? Ed Gould discovers five key health benefits

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Does meditation really work? Here's what science says

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Still have your doubts that meditation really works? Then here's the scientific proof to suggest that it does. Sonia Vadlamani looks at some of the key meditation studies and discusses why

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