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The Value Of Listening To ALL Of Your Emotions

Why It’s Worth Making Time To Understand Your Emotions BY NATALIE KATALINIC Emotions and our emotional experiences can sometimes carry an unfortunate stigma. In Western society, there’s an unwritten expectation that we shouldn’t feel so-called ‘negative’ emotions (e.g., anger, sadness): we should focus on being happy instead. It’s a hard expectation to live up to. […]

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How Mindfulness Can Help You … At The Dentist

Hate The Dentist? Mindfulness Can Help BY LY HART-SMITH Mindfulness refers to paying attention to the present moment in a non-judgmental way. It can be practiced in lots of different ways, but formal mindfulness practice is about bringing awareness to the here and now by repeatedly directing our attention to an aspect of our present […]

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5 Tips To Help You Keep Your Relationship With Social Media Healthy

Social Media: Friend or Foe? BY BRITTANY MCGILL There’s no question that new developments in technology over the last 5-10 years have revolutionised the way we socialise and connect with others and the world around us. Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat … the list goes on, and it’s growing year by year. Added to that, […]

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Mastering Assertiveness

How To Communicate Assertively BY NATALIE KATALINIC Assertiveness is often misrepresented and misunderstood in popular media. Take movies for example – characters who are demanding and headstrong are often presented as assertive people, but this isn’t what assertiveness is. Assertive people are polite but firm. They make requests, but they don’t demand. So while passive […]

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Why Self-Compasion Isn’t New Aged Hippie Nonsense

Self-Compassion: What’s The Big Deal? BY ANDREAS COMNINOS If your mind jumps to “compassion is for ‘sissies’!” or “self-compassion sounds like a bunch of new aged hippie nonsense!” then this article may well be the most important thing you read today. What is Compassion? Firstly, Compassion is not empathy (understanding another’s feelings) and it’s not […]

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