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Weekend Wrap-Up

Here’s what happened in my life over the past week: This has been a particularly slow thinking week. In particular, I’ve noticed that responding to comments is slower than usual in my head. Thank goodness for emojis! There’s something in my world that I wish I had a why for. I’ll never get that why, …

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Exploring the Wheel of Wellness

I first learned about the wheel of wellness recently from Laura at Keeping It Creative. It’s a concept that the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed based on the work of Margaret Swarbrick. So let’s have a look! Dimensions of wellness The wheel of wellness includes eight dimensions: Emotional: includes …

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Wrapup: laptop and wrapping paper

Weekend Wrap-Up

Here’s what happened in my life over the past week: I continue to have a hole in my bathroom ceiling while waiting for my upstairs neighbour’s leaky shower to be fixed. Not sure what’s taking them so long. My boy guinea pigs are lovely, but they are a little on the stinky side to have …

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What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)

What Is… the Psychology Behind Selfies

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week, we’re going to look at the psychology behind selfies. Smartphones and social media have given rise to the age of the selfie, which was the 2013 Oxford Languages Word of the Year. Back in the not-so-distant day, selfies just …

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MH@H book review: What Happened to Make You Anxious?

Book Review: What Happened to Make You Anxious?

What Happened to Make You Anxious? by Jaime Castillo aims to help readers uncover and process the unresolved past little-t traumas that are fuelling their anxiety. It incorporates concepts from several therapeutic approaches, including internal family systems therapy (IFS) and the adaptive information processing model, which is the theoretical basis for eye movement desensitization and …

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