Category Archives: Mental Health

On becoming resilient

On becoming resilient in the workplace You probably heard many times recently a lot about being resilient, becoming resilient, embracing resilience in the workplace, at home. But what does really mean to be resilient? When I looked at the definition of resilience, I found this:  “Psychological resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress […]
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Habits of a good mental health 

Life is full of ups and downs. Even though we try to stay positive and happy, sometimes we just can’t help but feel a little down. Things don’t always go as planned. Disappointments, rejections, hurt, worries, illnesses, jealousy, annoyance — all of these things can occur to make us feel very uncomfortable in our own […]
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The effects of music on our wellbeing

Have you ever heard a song on the radio that was upbeat and melodic and perhaps took you back to a happy time in your life, maybe childhood? If so, then you have probably experienced the almost instant boost music can give our mood and outlook. On the other hand, if you’ve ever sat through […]
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The attitude of gratitude

An understanding of happiness and wellbeing In his book “Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being“, Seligman (the father of positive psychology), offers a simple practice that promises to enhance your wellbeing that I found very interesting— the “Gratitude Visit”. Though to the cynical eye the exercise might appear both old-fashioned and overly self-helpy, […]
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Joyful attempts to find out what makes you happy

What is happiness? Going back in time, to the Declaration of Independence, we find out that this one refers to inalienable rights, among which are “life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness”. Various philosophers have considered happiness to be one of the highest aims of living and a way of assessing the quality of human action. […]
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Why is FANTASY important in entrepreneurship

Why is FANTASY important in entrepreneurship? What if we live in a world where everybody can sprinkle magic liquids on the ground, where the start-ups can bear success whenever we want, where all types of instruments against the pain of failure would be sold at a bargain price? What if we all live in a […]
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OPTIMISM -the magic asset

Optimism – the magic asset Did you watch the movie “Pay it Forward”? I always found that movie inspiring. It shows that hope can change the world we live in, it shows that friendships, love and other good values, really count in this life and that we are all equipped with all we need to […]
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Sleep deprivation and procrastination

    People suffering from sleep deprivation are more likely to become preys of impulses Scientists have discovered that the part of the brain that rules self-control is affected by a lack of sleep The pre-frontal cortex region of the brain affects self-control, and is powered by glucose A lack of shut-eye exhausts glucose in […]
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Easy tips to stay mentally healthy – “Mens sana in corpore sano”

“Mens sana in corpore sano” (Latin quotation) , derived from the aphorism, the saying of the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Thales revealed us from ancient times how important is to take care of our general mental health. Nowadays, when most of the stressors are psychological, it is weird how the majority of people are aware of the importance […]
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Losing my mind – healthy exercise?

All my life I’ve been impressed by the mind and owed by its power. But the more I knew about the mind, how the brain works, the more I realized how much I’m influenced by other minds around me. Just a system, in a systemic world of minds.  My mind is contaminated. Yeah, the mind is […]
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