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10 Toxic Habits That You Should Get Rid Of Immediately

This is How You Love a Girl Who Doesn’t Know How to Be Loved.

<b>Whether we know it or not, we’ve all met some form of the typical “Miss Independent.”</b><p>Some of us know her better than others; some of us claim that …

Relationships

With a Narcissist you are NEVER and individual with any needs of your own – it was a role you were emotionally manipulated and conned in and out of – and you were only dehumanized, subjugated and objectified by a personality disordered person each and every time they needed you as supply.

From my Book – From Charm to Harm and Everything else in Between with a Narcissist! @http://www.amazon.com What does a Narcissist do when we demand …

Narcissism

When Was The Last Time You Did Absolutely Nothing?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Slowing Down<p><b>About Andy Puddicombe's TED Talk</b><p>Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe says one path to happiness is ten minutes, each day, to stop and enjoy the sensation of doing nothing.<p><b>About Andy Puddicombe</b><p>Andy Puddicombe is a meditation and mindfulness expert. In …

Meditation

Freud's Perspective on Women

Sigmund Freud’s views on women stirred controversy during his own lifetime and continue to evoke considerable debate today. "Women oppose change, …

SFU biologist Bernard Crespi to receive prize for novel theory on mental illness

Competition between the parents’ genes could explain why a child may later on suffer from either autism or schizophrenia.<p>In broad strokes, this was …

Understanding INFJ Darkness: Getting to Know the INFJs Shadow Functions

“Knowing your darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.” <b><br>– Carl Jung, INFJ</b><p>INFJs are very complex, insightful …

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What Is High Functioning Anxiety?

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it's evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with …

Self-help

10 Things To Do For Your Mental Health

Mental Health is what we all strive for on a daily and long term basis. But what can we do to get there? Here are some tips.<p><b>Ten Things to Do for Your Mental Health</b><p>1. <b>Get Enough Sleep</b><p>Sufficient sleep energizes your brain cells, keeps up your motivation for daily life activities, and gives you a more …

Scientists Just Developed a Safer Alternative to Morphine Without The Dangerous Side Effects

This could be what ends the painkiller epidemic.<p>An international team of scientists has developed a new opioid drug candidate that appears to block …

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What Fear Does to Your Brain - And How to Stop It

From our televisions to our political conversations, we are inundated with messages of fear. We feel more afraid of the world and our own neighbors …

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

Medical Research

Healthy Relationships Require Healthy Boundaries

We need boundaries to experience healthy loving relationships. Yet so many of us did not grow up in families that exhibited healthy boundaries. In fact, we may have experienced quite the opposite and not even understand what a boundary is. If your relationship is facing crisis, while the …

3 Tricks to Transform Stress Into Productivity

The perfect dose of stress can boost performance. Here's how to get it.<p>Stress is bad, right?<p>Actually, no. Despite all the dire warnings you've heard, not all stress is bad for your health or your productivity. In fact, a little stress can boost performance. And science shows that how you think …

Meditation Makes Us More Aware Of Our Unconscious, Study Suggests

There’s just so much we aren’t aware of.<p>Imagine being in a dark room holding a flashlight. You can only see where you're pointing the light, and only what the light reaches. This room is your mind, and what the flashlight reveals is your limited awareness of it.<p>But a new study suggests that people …

Consciousness

Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.

IT was going to be the biggest presentation of my life — my first appearance on the TED Conference main stage — and I had already thrown out seven drafts. Searching for a new direction, I asked colleagues and friends for suggestions. “The most important thing,” the first one said, “is to be …

Leadership

Here's How To Find A Therapist In The UK

Everything you need to know.<p>I have written a book about anxiety, investigating why so many people across the world live with disorders that, although often invisible to others, mean living with all kinds of distressing thought patterns, behaviours, and physical symptoms.<p>Anxiety disorders are …

Mental Health

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

Eckhart Tolle's 15 Mindfulness Ways To Find Peace and Happiness

Eckhart Tolle born on 16th February 1948 is a German-born resident of Canadian writer. He is popularly known for his book <b>“The power of now.”</b> …

Mindfulness

How Self-Employment Can Impact Your Mental Health

Being a freelancer requires an amount of togetherness. Drop beneath a certain threshold and it all starts falling apart.<p>The highs and lows of your mental health may not define you, but they can certainly shape your life. Work, in particular, insistent and inflexible, is deeply bound up with how …

Mental Health

David Bowie’s 40 greatest songs – as decided by NME and friends

71 years ago today (January 8) the great David Bowie was born. Sadly he’s not here to celebrate with the rest of us, but his incredible body of work …

David Bowie

The 'Hidden Truth' Mental Health Professionals Don't Always Prepare You For

There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this:<p>Recovery hurts. It is not all <i>Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay.</i> My, Oh my, What a Wonderful Day!<p>Nope.<p>Whether we're recovering from drugs, alcohol, overworking, gambling, perfectionism or codependency (which is the …

7 psychological reasons solitude can make you more successful

We live in a world of constant contact — a place that's losing sight of the importance of being alone.<p>Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of shared desks and wide-open common spaces, and rather than sitting at their desks working independently, school children are placed in groups.<p>It seems …

Emotional Intelligence

Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Make People Happy

<i>Neil deGrasse Tyson had the following to say about how neuroscience works:</i><p>“Everything we do, every thought we’ve ever had, is produced by the human …

Positive Thinking

15 Things Therapists Actually Want You To Know

Don't worry, they won't Google you or say hi to you at the bar.<p><i>Therapy can be mysterious and intimidating, especially if you don't know what to expect. So BuzzFeed Health spoke with three psychologists who all have extensive experience with psychotherapy: Stephanie Smith, Ph.D., clinical</i> …

Mental Health

35 Reasons People Take Medication For Their Mental Health

Mostly? Because it makes them feel better.<p>(Always consult with your doctor about your personal health and wellness. BuzzFeed posts are for informational purposes only and are no substitute for medical diagnosis, treatment, or professional medical advice.)<p>I've battled generalized anxiety disorder …

Mental Health