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Motivational

Sunday Sayings – Worry

For every behaviour, there is a pay-off. We rarely think and act without foundation or reason. How does worry serve or support you?

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Ways to Reduce Stress

"Meditation has been used in clinical settings as a method of stress and pain reduction. Meditation has also been studied specifically for its effects on stress." With a simple string of beads, you can employ this technique as a quick pick me up through the day, allowing you to reduce stress in the most beneficial way possible.

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Hidden Lives and Human Resilience

Tragedies do not discriminate between classes and yet some sectors of society have lower rates of suicide than others. And it is not the ones you would expect. Could this information be useful in prevention?

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Words of Wisdom

Wise words are more frequently the product of many years of experience and handed down orally from generation to generation. I welcome discussion of these words to extract their many layers of hidden meanings

Mental Health, Motivational

Survivors – FMFW Day 18 – Worth and Day 22 – Value

How Three Survivors of Suicide Spent Their Last Days On Earth - http://wp.me/p6xgta-oS Incredibly powerful stories, revealing in the way the writers take the reader into their heads and reveal their thinking. As a young person, I worked as a Nurse and never understood my patients as much as I did after reading this post.… Continue reading Survivors – FMFW Day 18 – Worth and Day 22 – Value

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Five Minutes of Summer – October Online Blogging Challenge

Five Minutes of Summer – New Online Blogging Challenge

The 31 Days Free Writing Challenge, an online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), and now hosted by Crystal Stine, and Kate Motaung where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October.

Mental Health, Motivational

Left to Pick Up the Pieces

There can only be one thing more nightmarish than hell itself, and that is to lose a child to suicide. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that a young life is lost. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that the person has felt such emptiness and despair. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that someone could feel so lacking in hope, consumed with mental pain and anguish that this was even considered an option. And yet for their own family, who are left somehow to pick up the pieces, the consequences of this act can be so viscerally devastating, it is akin to a nightmare without end. Is it a selfish act? An aberrant impulse? A distorted or dysfunctional thought?

Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Is Life too Stressful? A Different Take on Handling Stress

There's a lot of people in this world who are 'stressed.' PicsArt camera app

There's a lot of people in this world who feel 'stressed.' PicsArt camera app

Many of us have attended workshops titled 'what is stress?', 'How to handle stress' etc. They offer basic practical tips, but do they really address the underlying behaviours we exhibit, or why we might react in this way? With a little research, I was able to find a different ways of looking at and handling stress.

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Why Do Some Kids Throw / Chew Toys or Over – Eat?

Early development and exploration is all about putting items into the mouth in order to explore the world. Some kids will want to eat everything in sight, despite being well fed with nutritionally sound meals. Why is this? Having something in our mouth is a very primitive, calming tool. In utero, babies often suck their… Continue reading Why Do Some Kids Throw / Chew Toys or Over – Eat?

Mental Health

Do You Fit In? Anxiety, Emotions and Friends

Do you sometimes feel misunderstood, or like you just don't fit in? Is socializing painful or something you avoid? Is mixing at a party or large group a torturous experience? If so, you could be suffering from social anxiety? People suffering with this are often introverted by nature and feel that they are constantly being… Continue reading Do You Fit In? Anxiety, Emotions and Friends