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How to Be a Nicer Person: 50 Ways to be Kind When You’re Not

ChatOwl Wellness

Reading Time: 12 minutes In today’s world, it’s hard to know how to be nice. The online landscape is rife with trolls and negative comment sections. The offline world is a rat race to fighting to get to the top. It’s easy to fall into the trap of negativity and judgment when it’s all around us.  A quick scenario to strike home the importance …

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Change Your Mind: A Guide to Challenging Negative Thinking

ChatOwl Mental Health, Wellness

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”  ― Roy T. Bennett We all have that inner voice that tells us both who we are and what we are capable of. And unfortunately, for some of us, that inner voice tends to be highly critical and sometimes very pessimistic. It is …

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This Valentine’s Day – Love Yourself!

ChatOwl Mental Health, Wellness

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – L. Hay With Valentine’s Day almost here, love in the air. And some people are concerned about spending it home alone, without anyone to love. But the actual worry that should reside in your heart is not how much someone else loves you, instead of how much you love yourself. It feels …

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Ancient Wisdom to Improve Mental Health

ChatOwl Mental Health, Wellness

Reading Time: 5 minutes Do you ever wonder whether the modern world really holds all the answers? Despite having more wealth, comfort, and security than every other society that has ever existed, those of us living in the Western world today also seem to have more stress, anxiety, and worse mental health than ever before. It’s no wonder, then, that we turn to other …

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Three Power Mindfulness Exercises for Relaxation and Anxiety Relief

ChatOwl Anxiety, Wellness

Reading Time: 6 minutes “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” -Buddha Anxiety is the body’s way of saying that it is experiencing more stress than it can handle. But when that feeling of anxiousness becomes chronic, it is time to gain control over it before it controls you.  Mindfulness exercises are …

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How Happy Are You?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes You can’t “find” happiness, but you can incorporate intentional activities into your life to maximize your happy experiences… Have you ever had that thought inside of your head amid a situation thinking to yourself, “it doesn’t get any better than this”? And then the next minute it all falls apart? Happiness is something that can be found in the small …

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New Year’s Resolutions are bad for Your Mental Health: Why You Shouldn’t Beat Yourself up About This Year

ChatOwl Mental Health, Wellness

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” – Morihei Ueshiba New Year’s is a time to start over. Like a clean slate, once the ball drops at midnight, we would all like to be magically transformed into a better version of ourselves. The problem with New Year’s Resolutions is that they aren’t only not helpful to …

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5 Ways to Take the Stress Out of the Holidays

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Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…and for most people, that means they’re starting to feel stressed. In fact, a Healthline survey in 2015 found that 62% of people find the holidays “somewhat or very stressful.” The holidays should be a time for celebrating, relaxing, and making memories with the people we love. But underneath all the festive fun, …

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Not so Merry? Make the Season Brighter with these Holiday Self-care Tips

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Reading Time: 7 minutes As Christmas songs play in the background, and your family gathers around the fire, you are internally stressing about the money you’ve spent on presents and the roast in the oven? Why are the holidays so challenging for mental health?  In your view, everything was supposed to be perfect this year, but you feel overwhelmed and totally stressed out. Perfection …

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3 Ways Resilience Training Enhances Your Quality of Life

ChatOwl Wellness

Reading Time: 6 minutes In 2002, the Journal of Gerontological Social Work published an astonishing account of resilience among survivors of the Holocaust. During 13 interviews with survivors, the author, Roberta R. Greene from Indiana University, documented what character traits allowed the interviewees to not only survive but thrive during a period of post-war adaptation. What secrets of resiliency did this study uncover from …