how to make the baggage of your past easier to carry

how to make the baggage of your past easier to carry

Rewriting the stories you tell about yourself can make for a better future. When people consider making big changes in life—moving cities, changing careers, leaving relationships, quitting jobs...

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why the secrets you keep are hurting you

why the secrets you keep are hurting you

It hurts to keep secrets. Secrecy is associated with lower well-being, worse health, and less satisfying relationships. Research has linked secrecy to increased anxiety, depression, symptoms of...

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how to tell if you’re a people pleaser

how to tell if you’re a people pleaser

How to tell if you’re a people pleaser: The 8 signs you’re too nice and why it’s impacting your wellbeing. Yes, there is such a thing as being “too nice”, according to a psychologist. When it...

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the truth about social media and anxiety

the truth about social media and anxiety

‘Phones are like a scab we know we shouldn’t pick’: the truth about social media and anxiety. Although connecting with friends online has positive benefits for mental health, overdoing screen time...

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how to use food to help your mood

how to use food to help your mood

Depression and low mood are not separate from the rest of your bodily health: the right diet can help reduce your risk. A lovely cup of tea. Anyone who grew up watching British television in the...

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wondering if you have ADHD because of TikTok?

wondering if you have ADHD because of TikTok?

The hashtag #adhd has more than 11 billion views on TikTok. Kind of a big deal. This social-media embrace of ADHD has upsides. One of them: It’s destigmatized a condition that’s long been...

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how to be healthy in a dopamine-seeking culture

how to be healthy in a dopamine-seeking culture

Our basic biology can steer us toward bad habits and compulsive behavior. Overcoming these pitfalls requires effort and discipline. Let’s start with a simple question: If you are hungry...

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emotional intelligence: how to respond, not react.

emotional intelligence: how to respond, not react.

Ever find yourself just snapping? You say something you almost immediately regret. Tears seem to pop up for no reason. You’re in a total panic and don’t know why. This is an emotional reaction.

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a sleep hack to help you drift off in minutes

a sleep hack to help you drift off in minutes

This easy ear massage is the latest sleep hack helping people drift off in minutes. Whether you are feeling particularly stressed or suffer with insomnia, struggling to fall asleep can really...

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therapist-approved tips to tackle nighttime anxiety

therapist-approved tips to tackle nighttime anxiety

From ‘polyvagal’ exercises to tricking your brain into tiredness – try these practical tips. Tossing and turning in bed, anxious thoughts fill your mind: you think about all the things you haven’t...

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trans people’s mental health is at crisis point in UK

trans people’s mental health is at crisis point in UK

Trans people’s mental health is at crisis point in UK, warns experts. Helplines report rising demand, as conversion practices decision follows years of ‘negativity from government, media and...

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six core personality traits of highly sensitive people

six core personality traits of highly sensitive people

These are the six core personality traits that highly sensitive people possess, says study. Highly sensitive people can get a lot of stick – often labelled as ‘too emotional’ or someone who...

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