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The walking technique that reduces wtress

The most recent research found that adding a little mindfulness to a normal, regular walk helps to fight stress and anxiety. The respondents reported less stress when they are moving around and even less when they move around mindfully. Mindful walking means being present in the moment while walking and could involve: Being more aware of the surroundings — noticing and appreciating things. Allowing thoughts about the past and future to fly away. Concentrating on the breath going in and…

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In Personality/ Stress and Coping

THREE simplest signs of a cheating partner

Dr. Whisman’s team has found three signs that help you predict whether your partner is cheating on you. According to the findings, adultery is predicted by having a neurotic partner with low self-esteem and being suspicious that they are having an affair. Why is it so? Firstly, people who are neurotic (those who are scored high on Neuroticism in the Big Fives) tend to have less control over their impulses, so are more likely to act on an opportunity. Secondly,…

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Three tips for listening to anger

Have you ever wondered why you get angry? According to psychologist Daniel Goleman, … emotions are, in essence, impulses to act, the instant plans for handling life that evolution has instilled in us. Goleman argues that anger causes blood to flow to your hands, making it easier for you to strike an enemy or hold a weapon. Your heart rate speeds up and a rush of hormones, including adrenaline, to create a surge of energy strong enough to take “vigorous action.”…

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How to deal with depression after divorce?

Divorce is a common stressor linked to an increased risk for poor long-term physical and mental health, and yet few studies have evaluated interventions that could lessen these negative health effects. In my stress management workshops, I very often work with people that are experiencing situational depression all the time. The biggest difference between situational depression and clinical depression is that situational depression is caused by a loss like death or divorce. Most people going through divorce experience some degree of…

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