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Brene Brown Vulnerability Definition and Quotes

Brene Brown Vulnerability Definition and Quotes 0

Brené Brown is a world-famous social work research professor who has spent decades studying and teaching about courage, vulnerability, and shame. Her TED talk, Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views

Click through for Brené Brown's definition of vulnerability and 10 of her quotes about the subject.

Therapeutic Photography

Therapeutic Photography 0

Taking pics, processing them, and posting them on social media might be more therapeutic than you realize. 

I recently discovered the concept of Therapeutic Photography: the use of photography by an individual or group to improve mental health. I think that you don't have to necessarily set out to use photography as therapy to have the therapeutic benefits, but becoming more aware of how it can help your mind and mood might boost the benefits.

Therapeutic Benefits of Photography

There is a long list of potential mental health gains from taking pics, processing them, and discussing them.

Therapeutic photography can provide opportunities to:

How to Forgive Yourself Quotes and Tips

How to Forgive Yourself Quotes and Tips 2

Healthy forgiveness involves accessing mistakes and releasing resentment for those mistakes. It’s not only important to be able to forgive other people. It’s also important to be able to forgive yourself too. 

Shame, guilt, and regret are emotions that are meant to make us notice when something we did hurt our self or others. Once you’ve paid attention to that message and made adjustments accordingly, it does not serve you or anyone else for you to wallow in the shame, guilt or regret.

Read more to learn 3 Steps for Self Forgiveness. 

How to Relieve Anxiety and Stress with a Nature Pill

How to Relieve Anxiety and Stress with a Nature Pill 0

How about taking a Nature Pill to relieve your stress? A new study shows that 20 to 30 minutes of being in nature (even just sitting in a nature setting in the middle of a city) reduces stress and anxiety.

Click the pic to learn:

  • what a nature pill is
  • what the study showed
  • how you can use a Nature Pill to de-stress

Why Feeling a Wide Range of Positive Emotions is Good For Your Health

Why Feeling a Wide Range of Positive Emotions is Good For Your Health 0

Feeling a wide range of positive emotions may be more important to your health and well-being than the amount of feel-good you have in your life. People with a wide range of positive emotions had less inflammation in a study performed by US universities (including Cornell) and the German Institute for Economic Research.

Less inflammation is a very good thing! Inflammation has been implicated in many physical illnesses and in anxiety and depression.

Click to learn more about the study and how you can expand your positive emotion word vocabulary. 

4 Step Thought Blocking or Thought Stopping Technique

4 Step Thought Blocking or Thought Stopping Technique 0

Do you ruminate about awful scenarios? or fixate on angry or anxious negative thoughts?

Fixating on negative thoughts or dwelling on awful scenarios can capitalize on your brainpower, ramp up your anxiety, drain your energy, and distort how you see yourself and the world and people around you. 

Learning the technique of Thought Blocking (AKA Thought Stopping) can help you stop negative, awfulizing, catastrophizing thoughts.