Happiness and The Human Mind

We all want to be happy.  Typically, we also want more happiness in our lives.  It is a worthwhile pursuit if we try to obtain happiness in skilful ways.  But what is happiness?  In the first blog in our series we discussed how having-it-all is no guarantee of happiness.  So

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Is there a relationship between ADHD and PTSD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are two distinct mental health conditions, but they can co-occur in some individuals. There is some evidence to suggest that there may be an association between them. Here’s an overview of  ADHD and PTSD. Common Symptoms:  One of the challenges in understanding

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Western and Eastern Views of Happiness

Western Ideas of Happiness In the West, happiness is often associated with conquest and acquisition.  At a more personal level, this tends to equate to materialism and striving for more. More money, greater beauty, more sex or more power. Yet, this striving has the potential to undo the very thing

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The Elusive Quest for Happiness:

The pursuit of happiness is so often an elusive endeavour. Of course, we all want to feel happy. But the reality is that happiness can be hard to find. And then when we do find happiness, we can’t hold onto it, we can’t make it last. This is the truth

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Sleep is Important for Your Mental Health

Nearly all psychological conditions can negatively impact your sleep in some way. Anxiety and Depression Can Disrupt Sleep For example, anxiety can make it hard to fall asleep at the start of the night or return to sleep if you wake during the night. A racing mind is not conducive

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This is part two of a blog series. You will find part one here. There is a huge amount of advice about strategies to improve sleep. Yet, how should you decide what to do to sleep better? Back in 2017, I tested out 25 different sleep strategies for two weeks

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Living with someone who has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Living with someone who has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be challenging, and it’s important to take care of your own well-being while providing support. Here are seven important reminders to help you live with someone with PTSD: Given that PTSD affects each person differently, the suggestions provided here may

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Trouble With Sleep? What Should You Do?

Which Sleep Strategies are Most Helpful for You? Seeing a Psychologist For Sleep Problems It can be a huge step going to see a psychologist for the first time. Often, people put off seeking help. It is not unusual to want help with an issue that you have had for

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Can I grieve for too long?

Grief is a universal emotional response to the death of a loved one or the loss of somethingmeaningful. The ways in which different cultures approach and express grief can be vastly different,from emphasis on emotional expression and sharing stories, to stoicism and restraint, to loudcelebration of the cycle of life.

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