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National Kindness Day, Today

Over 250 communities nationwide, including Victoria BC, are celebrating today as Kindness Day. Folks are encouraged to act randomly kind, ie., buy someone a coffee, hold the door open for a colleague etc. Consider adding random acts of kindness more...
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Mindfulness CBT Tool-The 3 Good Things Practice

Life is busy, crazy-busy sometimes. Most folks can relate to getting caught up in the daily grind, and how things can go sideways and wrong for us. This may create a gloomy experience and outlook, overlooking and taking for...
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Surefire Ways to Counter Sadness and Depression

Everyone has their 'ups-and-downs', and for some folks down moods can be emotionally and physically exhausting, draining motivation, drive, interest and energy. Although sadness, depression can be tough, research has shown that there are some very effective strategies to...
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Six Happiness Habits to Cultivate

Cultivate happiness?  Kind of sounds like a farming, but happiness is something that can be amplified, so let's look at the handful of deliberate ideas that can increase your degree of happiness. Pay Attention The research coming out of the field...
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Happiness-The 40% Rule

Research shows that up to 40% of one's happiness is influenced by our habits, particularly our thought habits and patterns, in addition to our behavioural habits, such as level of activity, exercising, spending time with people. The breakdown Here's...
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Happiness–Disspelling the Misconceptions

A number of misconception persist about happiness. Below are some facts. Money CAN buy you happiness The primary misconception is that money and wealth will make everything better and easier. Have you heard yourself or someone else say, if I...
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Cultivating Happiness-How to Live in the Moment

Living in the moment improves our happiness, mood, reducing stress and anxiety. It is a fundamental part of the Happiness-Formula. But it's hard to live in the moment, especially when you are dwelling on past and/or negative things,...
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Cultivating Happiness-Relationships Matter

A key contributing factors to happiness is having active supportive relationships. Research shows happy people tend to have a broad base of supportive relationships, including family, friends, and social circles. Investing time, effort and energy into relationships is key to...
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Cultivate Happiness using CBT-The Attitude Adjustment

The last post gave a broad overview of the "Happiness-Formula", remarking on what science tells us are the most important aspects of our lives. This is good to know, because if you do something about these areas, you...
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Cultivating Happiness with CBT

Like many, if you've been sitting around waiting for happiness to happen or show up somehow, well you can stop waiting. It's not going to show up. The good news is that science and research tells us that happiness...
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