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    9 Ways To Spread Kindness In This Digital Era

    At this day and age of COVID-19, spreading kindness, practicing altruism and living with compassion are as challenging as reaching for the moon. How do we achieve these despite the pandemic continuously building a significant amount of fear, worry and concern among individuals of different circumstances and conditions? Especially that quarantine made an impact on people’s usual activities, routines and livelihoods, we can certainly expect heightened levels of loneliness from isolation and other mental health issues. Despite these, kindness is still encouraged, altruism must still be fostered and compassion still needs to be reinforced.


    In a study cited in Mental Health UK (2020), kindness has positive benefits for our mental health and overall wellbeing. Being kind is linked to intensified feelings of happiness, wellbeing and life satisfaction. Doing good also makes us feel good and shows another side of us. This is the reason why oftentimes, people experience a sudden mood lift, called the helper’s high, after doing an act of kindness. In Baraz (2010), psychologists identified this is a typical state of euphoria by those engaged in charitable activities. It is based on the theory that giving actually produces endorphins in the brain hence the feeling of happiness

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    Journaling Tips for Adults with Learning Disabilities or Neurodivergent Traits

    Journaling can be a fascinating and enriching process. At its core it brings a sense of creativity into your day-to-day existence, empowering you to transform the basic elements of your life into...

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    Clean Up Your Home and Your Mood

    Thinking about cleaning our homes doesn’t necessarily drum up the happiest of emotions. For a lot of us, maintaining a clean home can actually be a large time commitment we just can’t afford. This...

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    Expressive Writing: A Powerful Way To Cope With Self-Isolation

    Separation from our friends, families, and world is something we’ve all had to come to terms with in recent times. As the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe, unprecedented scenes that were...

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    9 Outstanding Journaling Tips for Beginners

    If you’re reading this article, you're already seriously considering starting journaling. That’s a great start! But, there are probably certain doubts and fears crossing your mind. Maybe you’re...

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    10 Tips to Becoming the Best Version of Yourself

    Writing has taught me a lot about myself. As I’ve developed characters inside and out, I’ve unexpectedly spent time considering who I am, who I want to be, and what traits I need to develop to...

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    Journal keeping - Everyday steps to success

    Writing has plenty of benefits. And we aren’t surprised to learn that journaling does too! After all, we are long advocating for the pluses of writing and literature in general. As we completely...

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    Who am I?

    In answering the who, perhaps you’ll uncover the why

    “I’m Nobody! Who are you?

    Are you – Nobody – too?”

     

    It may not be what reclusive poet Emily Dickenson meant when she wrote those lines, but...

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    How to Practice Positive Self-Talk for Success

    Normally when we think of self-talk the word "crazy" also comes to mind. We imagine crazy people chattering away to themselves about nothing in particular.

    However talking to yourself, can...

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