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Why Coloring Can’t Calm You Down

The hottest trend in publishing is coloring books, with its promise of wellness, mindfulness, and everything healthy, up to and including, Nirvana for your soul. Indeed, earlier this year, five of Amazon’s top 15 best selling books were coloring books. Since 2013, when Johanna Basford released her “Secret Garden: An Inky …

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Why should you learn how to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) combines the two psychological approaches that dominated the 20th century. The first half of the century saw the prevalence of Behaviourism, an approach that explains human behaviour in terms of the influence of the environment on the individual. It proposes that all behaviour is learnt and depends on previous experience. …

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When fears become phobias

Most of us fear an object of a situation. For example, I fear tools such as drills and blenders because the noise they make reminds me of an accident I had a few years back with a food processor. It also scares me when large crowds gather for events such as …

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The many sides of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

How can you tell whether you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? The straight answer is that if your life is governed by obsessions and/or compulsions that are having a debilitating effect on your ability to function on a daily basis then you might have OCD. While the actual content of …

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Everything you need to know about Anxiety

While we are all familiar with the meaning of the word ‘anxiety’ and we are likely to have experienced a certain degree of anxiety at some point in our life, it’s important to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anxiety. Healthy anxiety is experienced before a meaningful event in life such as a job …

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Is anxiety always bad for you?

Feeling anxious before a challenging event such as a job interview, a presentation or an exam is very common and considered normal. However, anxiety is generally viewed as ‘bad’ and as an indicator that the person is not coping with the task at hand. This article aims to debunk this myth …

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Yoga Practice: Your Roadmap To Perfect Balance

Yoga is growing in popularity in the west as practitioners and yoga students are finding this age old practice does wonders for reducing stress and toning the body. You may greatly enjoy what author, Rajgopal has to share from the perspective of a native from India. History of Yoga Yoga, …

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Ayurveda Counsels Oiling Your Body

Body Oil in Small Glass Jar

Ayurveda encourages appropriate oiling of the body parts. This needs to be practiced on an everyday basis. The main reason behind this is that applying and massaging oil onto the body is believed to be a good manner of rendering nourishing and suppleness to both the muscles and the tissues …

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Detoxify the Ayurveda Way

Our body is the sum total of five elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth. At times, we need to be detoxified and thoroughly cleansed, owing to the demerits of modern diet and lifestyle implications. Detoxification is essentially a meticulous purification of the body that aids in releasing the accumulated …

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