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Social Anxiety Disorder

  The most common type of anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia affects millions of people across the globe. Under-recognized and under-treated, social phobia and its related conditions are the cause of much suffering. Virtually everyone knows what it is like to feel worried or lacking in social confidence, oftentimes to […]

Natural Medicine For Healthy Toddlers

Kids often have colds. Children from ages one to three will experience anywhere from six to nine minor illnesses every year. These figures increase to four to six times a year for those between four and six years old. A survey by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) reveals that close to […]

Improving Your Mental Health with Natural Supplements

This study estimates that in 792 million in 2017 lived with a mental health disorder. This is slightly more than one in ten people globally (10.7%), according to research. Although countless medications are available, some have severe side effects while others don’t work for some patients.  Many people appreciate supplements with regards to the physical boost […]

Holiday Cheer or Holiday Fear?

Social Anxiety Disorder: What is it? What are the symptoms and causes?

The holidays bring the opportunity to join with friends, family, and co-workers to celebrate. However, for individuals with social anxiety, this can be accompanied by a sense of dread as they receive invitations for company parties, family engagements, and neighborhood parties. This leads to the dilemma about whether to skip these engagements and feel lonely […]

Visualization techniques to calm your anxious mind

Visualization techniques to calm your anxious mind - My Happy

Anxiety comes in many different forms. It can arrive without notice and overcome you in a crippling way, or it can sneak into the background of your mind and nervous system, slyly impeding on your focus and mindset. It’s important to have some go-to relaxation strategies – like visualization techniques – for managing anxiety when […]

How your childhood affects your self-care?

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It is always interesting to explore the theme of childhood and how it affects one’s self-care practices. Different cultures, different countries, and different practices. How many times have we heard, I got this habit from my father, or my mother taught me to do this or I always saw my parents do this? Not necessarily […]

Declutter Your Life and Mind: Benefits of Decluttering

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How to declutter your life? Anything that doesn’t make you happy or isn’t absolutely necessary should be thanked and sent on its way, says bestselling Japanese author Marie Kondo. Kondo’s process, called the “KonMari Method,” has six rules of tidying and decluttering your life: Commit yourself to tidying up. Know that it will take time and […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of recurrent major depressive disorder in which episodes of depression occur during the same season each year. This condition is sometimes called the “winter blues.” What is Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD) is a form of depression in which people experience depressive episodes during […]

Bikram Yoga: Why Bikram Is So Good For Your Body and Soul?

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What is Bikram Yoga? Bikram yoga is a form of yoga popularized by Bikram Choudhury in the 1970s in California. The patented practice involves repeating the same 26 poses in set cycles over a 90-minute class. The poses were chosen by Choudhury from classic hatha poses and are designed to “systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood […]

Mental Illnesses in Children and Youth: Diagnosis and treatment

Mental illnesses in Children: Diagnosis and treatment - My Happy

Mental illnesses in children and young people Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not […]

Signs and symptoms of anxiety in children

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Childhood is full of new experiences that can sometimes feel scary to young ones and as a part of growing up, child anxiety is normal to a point and all kids experience it at some time or another. Do you think your preschooler or grade-schooler may be struggling with anxiety? Here are some anxiety in children symptoms checklist, according […]

Physical Connection or Instant Gratification

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We almost all need both physical connection AND on occasion instant gratification, but in MY mind the two are so far apart in how we respond to the results, in OUR minds. Of course, in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Sex falls into the Physiological banding. However, I believe it also strongly appears in Love/Belonging, Esteem […]

Signs of Depression: Symptoms and Treatments

Signs of Depression: Overview, Symptoms and Treatments

What Is Depression?  Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistently low mood and a feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is a persistent problem, not a passing one, lasting on average 6 to 8 months. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the most common illness worldwide and the leading cause […]

Holding onto stress could affect health

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If you’re able to quickly shrug off stressful events that may be good for your health. A study found that people who held on to stress those who reported still having negative feelings about a stressful event the day after it happened, had more chronic health problems a decade later. Researchers analyzed data from a […]

The Power of Positive Beliefs

Power of Positive Beliefs - Personal Experience & Effect on children

The Power that Beliefs As I begin to understand the effect beliefs have on me, I get motivated to change the beliefs that bring me pain. Beliefs, in fact, become a part of my subconscious mind. My every thought word and action gets triggered by my beliefs. My Experience I’ve been an English teacher at […]

Mindfulness and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Mindfulness - My Happy

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) As readers of these blogs will be aware of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), was developed by psychologist Albert Ellis during the 1950s. Ellis believed that it is how we interpret events that lead to psychological disturbance. The goal is to help people become aware of their thoughts and change […]

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities

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What Are Learning Disabilities? Learning disabilities aren’t contagious, but they can be genetic. That means they can be passed down in families through the genes, like many other traits we get from our parents and grandparents. Someone with a learning difficulty probably has other family members who have had some learning troubles, too. Children with […]

Challenges faced by Millennials

Advances in technology mean today’s teens are facing issues that no previous generation has ever seen. While some issues are not exactly new, electronic media has changed or amplified some of the struggles young people face. In fact, the average teen spends over nine hours each day using their electronic devices. Their social media habits and media consumption […]

Personality Transformation: “Witness state”

What is the difference between Happiness and Joy? Simply speaking happiness is a momentary state of feeling good that comes generally from some material gain or experience. This is normally short-lived. You would like to experience this again, and then again. It is insatiable. Conversely, Joy is the experience that comes from within, has nothing […]

Personality Transformation: “Joy of being”

Why do we feel stressed? How to relieve and reduce stress? - My Happy

Stress is the new common denominator across the living world today. We live in an age where living means meeting the daily deadlines and short term goals rather than sustaining a life of substance. Life which is a blessing has become a burden for many, whether you are a professional, a business person, a homemaker […]

10 Positive Healing Affirmations That Actually Work

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How easy it is to say these words but we don’t realise that saying simple positive affirmations, daily, affects our lives in the most amazing ways. Affirmations or positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes. […]

Get started on creating a mentally and emotionally healthy life

Emotional health: Why do you need to invest your emotional health?

  Mental and emotional health is an important, essential part of our overall health and wellbeing. Most of us take part in some activities that help us stay physically fit. Similarly, we could all do with including some activities that can also keep us mentally and emotionally healthy. Why invest in our emotional health? Managing emotions […]

5 Surprising Tricks That Will Enhance Your Concentration

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1. Doodle For most people, this is a tiny bad habit and a waste of time. But research shows that it’s actually a thinking tool, a powerful exercise that can be beneficial to our ability to focus. What’s more, it helps you be more mindful, productive and creative. So, being a doodler may be one […]

5 Creative Writing Tips for a Happier You

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Try these 5 writing exercises to prime yourself for action, empathy and optimism. Research shows the simple technique of “expressive writing” can make you happier, healthier and more resilient. But that’s not the only way to create a more joyful life story. Here are five writing assignments to try when you want to spark your […]

4 Steps to Declutter your Mind for Happiness

Luckily, more and more people are decluttering their lives, getting more organised, and understanding that we need less of the material things in order to have more freedom. One aspect often gets forgotten, though, and that’s our spiritual well-being. It’s as important as physical health, but we seem to skip that part when changing ourselves and […]

7 Techniques to Cope with Stress at Work

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In this day and age, almost everybody experience some stress at work. In fact, unhealthy working is the main reason for stress these days. If you feel like work stress is getting the best of you, here are some great TIPS, to help you deal with the pressure! 1. Take Breaks Most workplaces allow their workers regular […]

10 Good reasons to spend some time alone

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1. You’ll get to recharge Often times when we’re surrounded by other people, we’re expending a lot of energy. Trying to keep others happy, make them laugh, soothe their egos, read their emotions, and all of the other rigors that come along with regular interaction. It can be mentally draining if you’re constantly connected to other […]

7 Keys to a Happy Relationship

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Happiness within a relationship is hard to define. Not only is each relationship different, but within each relationship, each person defines happiness in an individual way. Some people view happiness as a peaceful conflict-free life. For some, happiness involves a tremendous amount of fun, great intimacy or lots of laughter. Whatever your definition, it directly […]