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Monthly Archives: September, 2013

10 Mindfulness Techniques You Can Start Using Today

Most of us spend a lot of time feeling pain, guilt or regret about our past and anxiety about our future. We can get so wrapped up in this past and future thinking that we don’t even enjoy the present moment we are living in. Mindfulness is a form of self-awareness that helps brings us back …

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Sensitive People: Absorbing Other People Emotions

I’m highly sensitive to other people emotions and energy. I have been for probably all of my life, but it is something I have just become aware of in the past few years. I can be having a good day, feeling happy and all it can take is an interaction without someone close to me, to bring …

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The Face of Mental Illness

I love working in a psychiatric hospital because it’s rarely boring. The type of people who come through the door are everyday people, no different from you or me, it’s just that what they are dealing with at the time is more than they or most likely any of us can handle. I remember when I …

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Treatment Of The Mentally Ill In A War Torn Country

The other day I was reading a very interesting article about how mentally ill people are treated in Somalia where they have one of the highest numbers of mentally ill people in the world. Somalia is a country that’s been plagued by war, famine and disease for decades. As a result, at least 1 out …

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