Michaella Lawson

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Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

It's tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, …

Mental Health

Why Are Dutch Kids So Much Happier Than American Kids?

On a list of happy children topped by the Netherlands, the U.S. came in 26th of 29 countries.<p>Children in the Netherlands are the happiest kids in the whole wide world, according to Unicef, whereas U.S. kids ranked at number 26 on a list of 29 countries, beating only Lithuanian, Latvian, and …

Kids

5 Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Heal Your Anxiety And Shift Your Mindset

Anxiety is one of the most debilitating and crippling emotions that any of us can experience, with our whole body and mind characterized by an inner …

Mindfulness

7 Phrases To Tell Yourself When Life Doesn't Go Your Way

Sometimes life doesn’t go our way, and we can feel frustrated, angry and upset. Everyone experiences this, and it is up to you to choose how you will …

Self-help

6 Things You Should Do When You're Mentally Drained (Instead Of Resting On The Couch)

At one point or another, we all burn out. It wouldn’t be wrong to think that plopping yourself down on the couch for a few days would leave you …

Self-help

How can I cope better with stress?

Some people can bounce back from life’s pressures, but others do not seem to have the capacity. Can anything help them to strengthen their emotional armour?<p>How do you feel when bad things happen? Do you bounce back from adversity or sob indefinitely? Emotional resilience, the ability that some …

5 tips for increasing your conversion rate

People want to pay for stuff quickly. Bouncing them off to a third-party site creates unnecessary friction and frustration.<p>Non-profit charity: water raises money to provide clean drinking water to people around the world.<p>After switching from a donation flow that required potential donors to log …

5 Reasons Why You Need to Take Advantage of Influencer Marketing

There is mounting evidence that done correctly, influencers can drive sales far more effectively than traditional advertising.<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290745Influencer marketing is one of the …

Marketing

4 Keys to Writing Content That Readers Will Love

Writing content that readers will love isn't only about what you write, but how you write it.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>If your content doesn’t provide readers with value, solve a problem, answer a question or entertain, then it doesn’t really serve a …

Writing

7 Relationship Mantras to Stop Small Misunderstandings from Turning into Big Mistakes

This past December a busy attorney named Valentina and her 10-year-old son, Marco, moved into their new home in New England. The winter season was …

Writing

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Reading itself has been proven to be good for your mental health, but it was only recently I realised that reading <i>about</i> improving your mental health …

Happiness

6 Questions Everyone Should Ask While Searching for a Therapist

Finding a new therapist can feel like going on a series of bad first dates, especially if the mental health care professionals you try out to start …