7 reasons why it’s a good idea to express yourself (don’t bottle things up!)

Expressing feelings, especially what some people deem to be ‘negative emotions’ i.e. crying, is not always seen as  socially acceptable In the west.  Many are reluctant to express themselves, as they are afraid their peers may judge them or not understand.  It’s common for many to choose to keep their emotions to themselves or to ‘bottle things up’ so they “appear” strong in...
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10 warning signs of stress burnout and 10 proven ways to get your life back together

A prolonged period of extreme stress can have severe detrimental effects on your health. Whilst stress can appear as a positive: driving you to achieve more, making you feel more alert and improving your memory, a scientific study by Dr Sharon Toker et al of Tel Aviv University suggests that stress burnout can be a greater heart attack risk than smoking! Here are 10 warning signs to help you...
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5 Benefits of feeling fearful! (Yes, fear can be beneficial!)

Fear is a strong natural emotion. It is a useful emotion for warning us against danger. The feeling of fearfulness as a result of real danger can prompt us to take action: to “fight or flight” Feeling fearful is useful in a number of ways 1.)  Feeling fearful can generate our natural fight or flight physiological reaction which can potentially save our and other peoples’ lives. EG: when...
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6 great benefits of feeling anger

Like all the other emotions anger is an emotion that most of us have experienced in our life. (Some people repress their anger and aren’t in touch with it). Feelings of anger are different for different people. Often anger is where we have been left reeling with pulsating heat in our body, our heart beats faster, blood rises quickly, and fight or flight physiological reaction kicks in....
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9 Real Benefits of feeling Sad

  As humans we experience a wide range of feelings: some we class as positive, and some we class as negative; such as the feeling of sadness. The truth is there are no negative feelings: only some are more difficult and sadness for many falls into that category. So why do we feel sad? Sadness is associated with a wide range of other experiences, such as; loss and helplessness. Feeling sad is...
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5 Ways to be Less Needy

Whilst everyone has needs, neediness is a put off. No matter how good of a friend you are, or how well you know someone, if you appear needy, people can usually tell. But there is a silver lining. There always is – and you will find it in a big fluffy cloud in the shape of Independence.   Here are 5 ways to become more independent and less needy:    Create a life for you. If...
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