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How Thinking Differently Can Lead You To Happiness


Posted on Jan 11, 2018

In 1997, the technology company Apple released a very successful ad campaign with the tagline: “Think Different”. It featured prominent figures who were known to be unconventional. However, as a result of being different from the rest, they are also celebrated because of the advancement they have made to their field or mankind. 

"Think Different"...

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Asking the right questions can transform your life.


Posted on Jan 05, 2018

We ask ourselves many questions each day. This is usually in response to something that is happening in our lives. When you are feeling hungry, it could be as simple as asking ourselves what is for lunch. While encountering a thought provoking moment, one might ponder on life's greater questions, like "What is the meaning of life?". We might dwell in these questions for varying amounts of time, but will usually...

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Managing depressed and anxious feelings the healthy way.


Posted on Oct 27, 2017

There are a variety of methods that has been shown to be effective in managing depression and anxiety. Among them, psychotherapy or counseling sessions has been shown to be particularly helpful in developing new skills in managing these emotions, and to work through personal issues that a person feels “stuck” with. There are also medications that can be helpful in alleviating these feelings, and can be...

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Dizziness , trembling, pounding heartbeat - What these body sensations are telling you.


Posted on Oct 21, 2017

Imagine walking up on stage to present to an audience of 1000 people. How does that make you feel? 

Does the sight of this make you nervous? (source)

For many, the thought of even performing public speaking can make them nervous and afraid. (Random fact: Public speaking is voted one of the worst fears to experience!). However, the feeling that these...

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2 Signals Of Depression That You Should Look Out For.


Posted on Oct 17, 2017

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 300 million people are suffering from depression worldwide1. This makes it the leading cause of disability on a global scale2. Although depression is proven to be such a common mental health issue to experience, it is still considered by many a taboo to be discussed in public. As such, many people are suffering in silence, and not many are aware on whether...

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My name is Alvin, and I am lonely.


Posted on Sep 12, 2017

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        I was driving back home at 3 in the morning, and I felt alone.

        It wasn’t the loneliest of nights that I have felt. But it felt lonely enough to have that bruised, sinking sensation in my chest. It’s the kind of loneliness where I feel...

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Introduction to stress (part 3): How can I manage stress?


Posted on Sep 12, 2017

        According to a 2015 survey on stress among Americans, almost one in three adults reported their physical and mental health being significantly affected by stress1. Indeed, prolonged exposure to stress has been shown to affect your physical health, and could potentially lead to long-term health risks.

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Introduction to stress (part 2): Health-related risks due to stress


Posted on Sep 12, 2017

Would stress affect your health? (image source)

 

        As discussed in this article, how you naturally respond to stressful situations is actually very useful for you. While you tend to return to your usual relaxed self once the stressful event...

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Introduction to stress (part 1): What is Stress?


Posted on Sep 12, 2017

What is stress? (image source)

 

         Have you been on the receiving end of your colleague’s rant about how stressed out he has been lately? Or maybe work has been piling up and you’ve been feeling more tired and...

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What to expect when seeing a therapist for the first time


Posted on Sep 11, 2017

Although therapy is helpful, many are not aware of what happens or what to expect for their first time in session! (image source)

        You are considering going to therapy for the first time. You have been stuck on a few issues in your life...

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Protecting your privacy and confidentiality in therapy


Posted on Sep 11, 2017

        Seeing a therapist has been shown to be very helpful for your mental health, especially when you are feeling stuck with some concerns in life. Despite this journey being beneficial, it is a process which will most likely require you to share information about yourself. In this article, we will be highlighting the...

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What are the differences between a counselor, psychiatrist, and clinical psychologist?


Posted on Sep 11, 2017

        You’ve been going through some challenges in life lately, and have decided on seeking help. As you begin to search on where to go on the Internet, it seems that there are different terms for different therapies, and it can all be so confusing. With this article, you’ll be clear on whom to go to, and begin your journey...

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