Category Archives: Self-Improvement

Depression reduced by social belonging, feelings of inclusion

Social identity and a sense of belonging, including inclusion within neighborhood, city, and online communities, demonstrated the ability to reduce the incidence of paranoia and depression, according to research published in the Schizophrenia Bulletin. Researchers from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, conducted 2 separate studies to assess…

Beauty, Everlasting.

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This post was inspired by a friend of mine. She recently wrote an entry about detoxing, a proper healthy way, after getting a hangover with a few pictures of herself detoxing at the end. In one of the pictures she’s relaxing in a sauna. The way the picture was taken, her demeanor everything about it immediately…

Women fearful of violent partners will be able to check their criminal history under new trial

WOMEN afraid of controlling or violent partners will be able to ask authorities about their criminal history through a new scheme to be trialled in SA that advocates say will save lives. Based on a British model, the disclosure scheme is a key plank of a State Government blueprint to eradicate domestic violence. The blueprint…

Happiness is something we do, not get

Self-help books, websites, blogs and a variety of social media are published for the purpose of telling us how to be happy. Lose weight, have a makeover, tone your abs, take Viagra and have more sex, nip and tuck, join a dating site, find the right partner, or buy the latest self-help book and happiness…

Faith

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Faith is the power behind reality.   Whatever your faith is, it’s what’s driving you to take action and shape reality.   “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller Even atheist do have faith. They have faith in not having any faith with…

Expectations and then some…

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Just enjoyed re-reading “The Ugly Duckling” and accompanying commentary. It is remarkable to me how often so many will only be drawn to and acknowledge those of like kind. In all honesty, how many times do many of us run instinctively towards what is different from us? How many are more interested in staying with…