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Boost Happiness and Well-Being with Daily Routines

By Chris Shea | May 21, 2024

Happiness is not universal; it varies from person to person. Our unique life experiences, values, and other factors shape our definitions of happiness. A variety of factors influences our individual definitions of happiness, including our personal life experiences, values, and other unique aspects of our lives. These factors play a significant role in shaping our…

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Your Inner Peace Path: Essential Practices for a Calmer Mind

By Chris Shea | May 7, 2024

Inner peace, a state of serenity and calm, can be achieved through practices such as mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness meditation, which focus the mind on the present and foster feelings of love and kindness towards oneself and others. Regular physical activity, including yoga or tai chi, not only enhances mood but also contributes significantly to…

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How To Create A News Consumption Strategy For Mental Peace (version 2)

By Chris Shea | March 27, 2024

The Francis Scott Key Bridge Tragedy Tragedies are an unfortunate part of human life. They have happened since humankind can remember. The difference today versus years ago is the proliferation of global data and awareness of every event everywhere in the world. Are our emotions even capable of coping with the volume of tragedies happening…

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Why Are We Lying to Therapist: Understanding the Dynamics

By Chris Shea | February 27, 2024

Click here to have the article read to you Did you know that a study found over 90% of therapy clients are lying to therapist at least once? We often craft narratives that stray from the truth, masking our insecurities, or diminishing our struggles. Such dishonesty might seem benign, yet it hampers the very core…

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Optimism: Develop Your Positive Outlook to Achieve Your Goals

By Chris Shea | November 16, 2023

As an optimist, I’ve always believed in the power of positive thinking. It’s not just about seeing the glass as half full, but about embracing an optimistic language that can truly transform your attitude and outlook on life. In this article, we’ll delve into the understanding of optimism and its impact, the benefits of being…

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new years resolution: you’re doing them all wrong and here’s why

By Chris Shea | January 11, 2023

As the new year began, many of us made resolutions for ourselves with healthy living intentions. We resolved to make our life better, to be healthier, to be successful, and overall to be different from who we’ve been. But now, as the year progresses, we lament that many resolutions are less accomplished than we hoped.…

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Dealing With Holiday Blues How To Help My Friend Cope While I’m Happy

By Chris Shea | December 10, 2022

“If one were to devise an experimental set of circumstances which would test the integrity of an individual’s mood control, one would invent the year-end holiday season.” Jonathan Himmelhoch (Psychiatrist, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic) If you or someone you know are feeling down during the holiday season, there’s no need to worry. There are…

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How To Effectively Accomplish Change During Autumn And Absolutely Reduce Stress

By Chris Shea | November 10, 2022

Trying to accomplish change and reduce stress seems impossible. Change itself brings on stress, so how can change minimize stress? I thought that, too, until I started practicing mindfulness in the Autumn of 2012. Let me explain. Let’s go back to the 1980s when I snapped this picture while living in an unassuming community in…

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How To Understand Addiction And Find Inner Peace

By Chris Shea | May 6, 2022

To understand addiction is a complex condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Many of us struggle with addiction at some point in our lives. Understanding addiction as a disease that is treatable gives us a sense of inner peace, even if we don’t fully understand why it happens. This article explores the disease concept…

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Being Hopeful For Mental Peace: Is it possible in Times of Crisis?

By Chris Shea | March 19, 2022

How to CARE and COPE at the same time? Mental peace is something that everyone wants. Unfortunately, it seems that we don’t always get it. In times of crisis, we tend to become anxious or depressed. What can we do to achieve mental peace? Optimism is what I strive for in life. However, I think…

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