how feelings help you think

how feelings help you think

The surprising science of how feelings help you think. A new book explains how our emotions—not just our rational thoughts—are often running the show upstairs. Leonard Mlodinow has made a career...

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small talk can save lives

small talk can save lives

A stranger’s small talk saved my life, it could help others feeling hopeless. When I was 19 years old, I was struggling to cope. My experience of university wasn’t what I thought it’d be.

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stop overthinking everything

stop overthinking everything

Mental tricks to stop overthinking everything: stop worrying and start growing. Being a leader requires confidence, decisiveness, and quick thinking--none of which are served by overthinking every...

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magic mushrooms safe to treat mental health

magic mushrooms safe to treat mental health

Magic mushrooms safe to use for treating mental health conditions, study finds. A trip to the doctor for a dose of magic mushrooms could help treat mental health conditions like PTSD, according to...

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how to control your negative inner voice

how to control your negative inner voice

There’s no escape from the voice in our head, whether it’s memorising information or creating cataclysmic scenarios, and it impacts everything we do. It’s why Ethan Kross, a psychology professor...

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Are New Year's resolutions powerful or pointless?

Are New Year's resolutions powerful or pointless?

1st January may seem like an arbitrary date to start self-improvement, but there are good psychological reasons for doing so. Almost every year of my adult life, I’ve started the New Year with a...

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what is gaslighting?

what is gaslighting?

What is gaslighting? The meaning and origin of the term explained. There are plenty of buzzwords in the dating and relationship worlds which are silly and of little consequence long-term...

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what is habit stacking and does it work?

what is habit stacking and does it work?

Building better habits isn’t easy. We say we’ll start meditating every day, juicing, hitting the gym a certain number of times a week, stop negative self-talk… and somehow the days roll on just as...

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the best houseplants to relieve stress and anxiety

the best houseplants to relieve stress and anxiety

A bit of greenery in your home goes a long way. Houseplants make any space look more stylish and homely, and they make you look like you definitely have your life together. But, aside from making...

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success bombing: the issue no one talks about

success bombing: the issue no one talks about

Psychology: ‘success bombing’ is the awkward friendship issue that no one talks about. Success bombing is a symptom of our increasingly narcissistic culture, and it’s having a negative impact on...

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talk with andy - edition 4

talk with andy - edition 4

As the resident therapist at the online LGBTQymru magazine I'll be answering your questions on mental health and life. Here's my column from the fourth edition. You'll also find links to read the...

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how books can impact your mental health

how books can impact your mental health

We’ve long known that we can find comfort, solace and help in the pages of a book, and now research has confirmed that reading can be good for our mental health. It’s that moment when you sink...

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