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Sometimes Mindlessness Is Better Than Mindfulness

Source: Scientific American

“Be present.” This is the mantra of mindfulness meditation and a supposed key to self-awareness and acceptance. One thing the mindfulness-based interventions had in common is that they all attempted to cultivate focus on the present moment via multiple sessions of meditation practice. Although mindfulness has its merits, psychological research has also revealed that in…

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A psychologist shares the 4 styles of parenting—and the type that researchers say is the most successful

Source: CNBC

Since children do not come with manuals, parents often struggle to determine how to raise mentally strong, well-rounded and successful kids. Some parents are strict, while others are lenient. Some are vigilant, while others are distant. If the question ″What type of parent do I want to be?” has ever crossed your mind, it helps to understand…

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How to stop overthinking

Persistent overthinking in the form of worry and rumination can result in a wide range of symptoms such as insomnia, trouble concentrating, and in some cases, this can lead to anxiety or depression. Overthinking starts with a ‘trigger thought’. It’s not the trigger thought in and of itself that causes unpleasant symptoms, It is the…

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How to Identify and Deal with Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that can cause you to doubt your memory, opinions, and even your sanity. It’s a tactic some people use to gain power and control over others. Romantic relationships aren’t the only situations where gaslighting can occur. It can also happen (in a parent-child relationship, in the workplace, political & authoritative…

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