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A moment that changed me: when the doctor told me I was psychotic Anonymous After my diagnosis, I faced the stigma of a condition wrongly associated with serial killers and film villains. But understanding psychosis helped me manage it

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The 7 Drivers of Old Habits of Thinking - When it comes to negative experiences, we have habitual ways of responding to what triggers us. But we can learn to step out of and stay out of negative thought cycles: By Zindel Segal

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Amy Green: A video game to cope with grief

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Easter Eggs and Cosmic or World Eggs: As Easter approaches we are once again surrounded by the egg symbol and told that it represents the resurrection or new life of Jesus Christ. But did you know that the egg is a mythological motif found in the creation myths of many cultures and civilisations.

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Music Video Animation - Glass Animals - ZABA (Audiovisual Album) Mesmerising

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The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness. As men grow older, they tend to let their friendships lapse. But there’s still time to do something about it : By Billy Baker

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The Importance of Sadness Sadness isn't necessarily something to be avoided. In fact, Susan Piver says despair can be the consequence of fighting it. Compassion is what happens when you don’t. By Susan Piver

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You've Heard of OCD, But Do You Really Understand It? :: Big Thinkers on Mental Health

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Let's Talk About Male Depression - BBC The Social : Identical twin brothers Finlay and Alasdair were inseparable growing up but drifted apart as adults, both suffering from depression. Finlay fell into a toxic pattern, self harming and starving himself and one night received a call telling him Alasdair had tried to take his own life. He was completely blindsided by the news, admitting that he had made an attempt on his life a few years before.

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Massage - From the exotic and strange to the more commonly known practices: What are they and how do they work? Mairead Ashcroft 5/4/17

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There are many different types of massage and energy healing techniques that are available under the banner of holistic health. I am no expert on massage and am not educated in the large variety of services provided to offer care for specific needs. But I do know that what ever practice you choose, it is important that you only work with a qualified practitioner. You should be warned that just because something is labeled holistic or natural does not guarantee it's suitability to an individual persons needs. Holistic practice means looking at the whole of the person: health and well being of mind, body, spirit, values, economic and intellectual capabilities, environment, support network, needs, wants, dreams, goals, suffering, trauma and much much more. Working in a holistic way means much more than lighting a candle and saying Nameste as you greet some one while wearing harem pants. Any practitioner should take their healing gift very seriously. Training to master the craft, wha…

Music - "Misa Andina" - Altiplano de Chile

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Can Teaching Kids Mindfulness Replace Discipline? By Sandi Schwartz

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Thinking Away Unwanted Thoughts - A simple technique to take back control of a runaway brain : By Tim David

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3 Heartbreaking Causes of Drug Abuse (and How to Finally Heal it) : by Mateo Sol

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The Health Benefits of Art: By Chamberlain Smith

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Mental Meteorology: How Noticing Your Thoughts Leads to Healthier Habits of Mind Our mental habits can be both useful and far from useful—to start sorting out the difference we first have to notice them. By Mark Bertin

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DADIRRI (Official Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann Video)

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There are many foreign emotion words with no English equivalent. Learning to identify and cultivate these experiences could give you a richer and more successful life: By David Robson

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Meditation: Letting Thought Clouds Come and Go (22:38 min) : By Tara Brach

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Here's Your Brain on Trauma An inside look at the traumatized brain, and how you can start to heal. By Jennifer Sweeton

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