Random Acts of Kindness Day: Make Kindness a Habit - handprints with hearts in the centre

It’s Random Acts of Kindness Day

I discovered this morning from LittleTinkablee's blog that today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. According to the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, these are some of the benefits of kindness: releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin, which also lowers blood pressureboosts energystimulates the brain's reward centreproduces endorphins, which decrease paindecreases levels to the stress hormone… Continue reading It’s Random Acts of Kindness Day

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International Day of Happiness

I've seen a few people mention online that it's the International Day of Happiness.  I was a bit skeptical, so I took a look at the website, https://www.dayofhappiness.net.  This year's theme is "Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us."  They have a Ten Keys to Happier Living guidebook,… Continue reading International Day of Happiness

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Wellness, What is... psychology series

What Is… Compassion

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is compassion. I was inspired to write about compassion because recently one of my managers expressed her view that "too much compassion is paternalistic".  I already have no respect for her or her opinions, but I thought I'd… Continue reading What Is… Compassion

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Book reviews, Wellness

Book review: Mindfulness For Bipolar Disorder

Mindfulness for Bipolar Disorder: How Mindfulness and Neuroscience Can Help You Manage Your Bipolar Symptoms by Dr. William R. Marchand lays out specific areas for mindfulness practices that be useful in managing bipolar disorder symptoms. Much of the book would also be applicable to other mood disorders.  I believe mindfulness can be a really helpful thing… Continue reading Book review: Mindfulness For Bipolar Disorder