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Photos du journal - Positive Families. Depression Isn't Contagious, But a Healthy Mood Is. “As everyone knows, depressed people are some of the most boring people in the world,” Mindy Kaling writes in her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Depression Isn't Contagious, But a Healthy Mood Is

“I know this because when I was depressed, people fled. Except my best friends.” In a section titled “Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities,” she vows, “If you’re depressed, I will be there for you … I will be there for you during your horrible break-up, or getting fired from your job, or if you’re just having a bad couple of months or year. I will hate it and find you really tedious, but I promise I won’t abandon you.” Having a relationship with someone who’s depressed can be difficult. Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being? - Beautiful Minds - Scientific American Blog Network. In 2004, Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman came out with Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification.

Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being? - Beautiful Minds - Scientific American Blog Network

This volume was a significant contribution to psychology, a sort of antidote to the DSM's focus on mental illness, and an important reminder to psychologists that humans aren't only full of illness. Humans also have a lot of character. The book laid out the following 24 character strengths: In his book Flourish, Martin Seligman, the founder of the field of positive psychology (and my boss), argued that the five fundamental elements of well-being are: The main tenet of the field of positive psychology is that the path to well-being lies in nurturing your highest strengths. As it so happens, in a fun collaboration with Spencer Greenberg, Susan Cain and the Quiet Revolution, we collected such data on 517 people ranging from 18-71 years of age (average age = 36) as part of a larger project to create a new scale of introversion. So I did the analysis.

Beyondblue sur Twitter : "More than a quarter of men believe seeking help for anxiety and depression is a sign of ‘weakness’ #mantherapy. How To Break Up With Anxiety ... For Good - mindbodygreen.com. From my teens through early 20s, I suffered from anxiety, and felt isolated by it.

How To Break Up With Anxiety ... For Good - mindbodygreen.com

What I didn't know then is that 18% of adults (almost one in five) suffers from anxiety. We just don’t talk about it. The fact that I didn’t feel like I could talk about it also meant I didn’t understand what caused it, or how to fix it. These Illustrations Perfectly Sum Up What It's Like To Have Anxiety. Let's just put this out there: Anxiety is the worst.

These Illustrations Perfectly Sum Up What It's Like To Have Anxiety

Just ask the 40 million American men and women who experience the disorder in a given year. It's debilitating, both physically and mentally. 5 Key Takeaways about Student Wellbeing. A couple of weeks ago the Centre for Education Statistics & Evaluation released their literature review into Student Wellbeing.

5 Key Takeaways about Student Wellbeing

You can access the entire document here. It clearly and concisely lays out all the considerations important for addressing student wellbeing in your school. It also offers dozens of research papers to explore by way of referencing. Having said that, if you’re pushed for time, I’ve distilled the essence of it here.

[Anything in italics denotes it has been taken verbatim from the report] The Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR) defines wellbeing as: A sustainable state of positive mood and attitude, resilience and satisfaction with self, relationships and experiences at school. The Way You Talk to Yourself Matters–Tips for Kids and Adults Alike. I’m such an idiot!

The Way You Talk to Yourself Matters–Tips for Kids and Adults Alike

I can’t believe I locked the keys in the car. What am I going to do now? How am I going to get home? I can’t even call my husband because my phone’s in the car and my purse!! I’m totally stuck. Photos du journal - Positive Families. Positive Families sur Twitter : "Talk to yourself the way you would talk to someone you love! #selfcare #wellbeing #happiness... Positive Families sur Twitter : "The surefire way to get perspective back... #wellbeing #wisdom #quotes @DrWayneWDyer... Positive Families sur Twitter : "If you stop doing this, your mental health will improve! #mentalhealth #wellbeing #depression @meadowsrecovery. The key to our happiness is connection, not competition. There are two different sides to human nature.

The key to our happiness is connection, not competition

Both are important, but the balance between them has huge implications for our wellbeing, culture and future. One side of our nature is self-interested. This is our in-built instinct to do whatever we can to survive and thrive, often at the expense of others. The other side is co-operative and leads us to help others even when there is no direct benefit for ourselves. Although Charles Darwin is normally associated with the “survival of the fittest” theory, he also believed that our natural instinct was to care for others. But we have such a strong cultural narrative about the selfish side of humanity that we adopt systems and behaviours that undermine our natural co-operative tendencies. It’s found at the heart of our workplaces, where employees compete with each other for performance-related rewards. This “get ahead or lose out” ethos not only fails to promote the better side of our nature, it’s also deeply flawed.

Positive Families sur Twitter : "Keep dreaming, hoping and planning! #vision #persistence #wellbeing... Positive Families sur Twitter : "Uncertainty...its your chance to grow! #happiness #wellbeing #growth... Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid. A Social Enterprise dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People and their Community.

Generation Next Blog ← First National Report Released on Gender Identity and The Mental Health of Young People • The risk of dementia doubles every five years after the age of 65 in Australia.

A Social Enterprise dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People and their Community

And whereas before little was known about this debilitating disease, we now have “some good ideas as to what may be the contributing mechanisms”, says Professor Perminder Sachdev, co-director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW. While there’s no cure, there are preventive measures everyone can take right now, from this day onward, to help delay the onset of brain disease.

In fact, rather than being purely genetic, Alzheimer’s may be equally induced by environmental factors – things we actually have the power to change. 1. We all know we should exercise, but probably thought it was mostly for the physical aspects. “Exercise has many benefits for the body, including the heart, muscles, bones, and immune system,” Sachdev says, “and its effect on the brain is an important one. 2. 3. 4.

Positive Families sur Twitter : "The secret to #Happiness :) #wellbeing #health #purpose... Photos du journal - Positive Families. Positive Families sur Twitter : "Learning to accept the moment for what it is.. is tough sometimes but worth it! #mindfulness #wellbeing. This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day. You might think the perfect workday includes a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your evil boss getting fired.

This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day

Sadly, such monumental events don't happen very often. The good news is that there are plenty of little things you can do to improve both your productivity and your happiness if you feel stuck at your desk all day. One simple trick is to structure your time better -- which includes taking more breaks. In fact, the highest performers work for 52 minutes consecutively before taking a 17-minute break, according to a recent experiment conducted by the productivity app DeskTime. Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success. Personal connections are the currency of the working world.

Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success

Like or not, who we know, who we owe, and who owes us determines our future as much as talent. When it comes to when and how we help others, most of us fit into one of three categories: Givers, who help others unconditionally, demanding nothing in return.Matchers, who usually only help those who have helped them.Takers, those who demand help but never offer. Penn professor Adam Grant is a Giver. He’s also the youngest tenured professor at Wharton and is the author of the best-selling Give and Take. After publicly proclaiming to the world that he answers any and all favor requests in the New York Times, Grant is the best test case for his own theory.

In the book, you write that Givers are either at the very top of their field or at the bottom. Positive Families sur Twitter : "You can only #change yourself! #happiness #wellbeing... Positive Families sur Twitter : "The secret to feeling happier no matter what your mood is.... via @Mindful_Living #wellbeing #happiness #mindfulness. Get more out of the holidays using positive psychology.

Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D., Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:30 AM. Photo by positivefamilies. Positive Families sur Twitter : "Sometimes feeling happy takes a little effort #happiness #wellbeing... 5 Things Your Depressed Friend Would Like to Tell You But Can't. 5 Things Your Depressed Friend Would Tell You if She Could 0 5 Lev Dolgachov/PhotoSpin Mental illness has physical repercussions, not unlike other ailments.

When a friend suffers from a mental illness, reach out the same way you would if she had the flu, a critical diagnosis or a surgery. Here are some suggestions of ways you can accompany a friend on the journey. 1) If you think mental illness is a matter of weak will or a defect of character, inform yourself. Writer William Styron’s memoir of mental illness, is especially interesting. Styron did not experience depression until late in life, so he is able to reflect on his lack of compassion prior to his own diagnosis. “Depression is a disorder of mood, so mysteriously painful and elusive in the way it becomes known to the self -- to the mediating intellect-- as to verge close to being beyond description. A little reading goes a long way in creating empathy and understanding.

4 Surprising Advantages of Being Depressed. Why being depressed can sometimes be necessary, even beneficial. Depression can be an adaptive way of dealing with certain problems in life, such as relationship breakdown and illness, say the authors of a new study. While clinical depression is a serious mental health issue, the researchers argue that by examining how depression might have originally arisen, we can better understand how to treat it. Photos du journal - Positive Families. Positive Families sur Twitter : "Happy Monday everyone..it's the perfect week to stretch out of your comfort zone! #growth #wellbeing #Happiness. Positive Families sur Twitter : "Don't allow yourself to be plagued by regrets... #choices #happiness #wellbeing...

Positive Families sur Twitter : "From age 8 to 80, expert reveals the price we pay for not #sleeping #wellbeing. From age 8 to 80, expert reveals the price we pay for not sleeping. Most Americans who spend part of the year on daylight saving time look forward to the extra hour of sleep when it's time to "fall back" to standard time. We are a nation of sleep-deprived people, and experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say all ages suffer in various, unhealthy ways. "For children, sleep deprivation can lead to behavior problems, trouble focusing and learning in school and it can affect their immune systems," said Dr.

Aneesa Das, a sleep medicine specialist at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. "Chronic tiredness makes it harder to cope and process what's going on around you. " When children enter the teen years, sleep becomes a bigger issue. "Sleep is time the body uses to restore itself. For adults, sleep loss is even more serious. "Adult sleep gets more fragmented, or interrupted during the night," Das said.

Here are the recommended hours of sleep we should get throughout our lifetime, according to the National Sleep Foundation: Photos du journal - Positive Families. Positive Families sur Twitter : "Happy Sunday everyone. It's the perfect day to do one of these 5 happiness boosters! #wellbeing #health. Smiling Mind on Channel 9 News - Mindfulness Meditation in Education. Photos du journal - Positive Families. New app helps teens calm anxiety. Five amazing things your brain does while you sleep. Are you getting enough shut-eye? Alan Kohler on Australia's housing "bubble". Coming down to the wire, Tim ditches his favourite Ali. Courtesy: The Bachelor, Network Ten A Syrian woman has used a hidden camera to record what life is really like in the ISIS-held city of Raqqa.

Courtesy France 2 The FBI is searching for the hacker who shared explicit images of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Upton on image-sharing website 4Chan. At the New York Auto Show, WSJ's Lee Hawkins talks with Scott Keogh, President of Audi America about the A3 e-tron hybrid and the 2014 R8. Australian officials are trying to confirm reports a dual citizen has been tortured and killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. The key to being a ‘people magnet’: How to attract friends and keep them for life. Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton know how to keep their friends close. Nature vs nurture: Can we control our ageing brains? - ABC Active Memory: Brain Training Blog. One of the biggest risk factors for developing dementia is getting older.

Photos du journal - Positive Families. Photos du journal - Positive Families. Positive Families on Twitter: You are Valuable... only You have to realise it first before anyone else can! #happiness #growth #wellbeing. PositivFamilies : Every day is a new day to try ... PositivFamilies : Live fully and true to ... Photos du journal - Positive Families. PositivFamilies : What story are you telling ... Photos du journal - Positive Families. Do you listen to your mates? RUOKDay... - Positive Families. PositivFamilies : Not sure what to do this weekend? ... Photos du journal - Positive Families. PositivFamilies : Don't let the world change ... Lift your mood one nudge at a time.

Photos du journal - Positive Families. PositivFamilies : The art of forgiveness!! ... Recommended mental health websites. These will help with: Recognition of signs and symptoms Improving attitudes to self-help and help-seeking Feeling less alone Our recommendations Butterfly Foundation Online, email and phone support for Australians living with eating disorders and their family and friends. Photos du journal - Positive Families. The Simple Thing That Makes the Happiest People in the World So Happy. Before you make your goals for 2014 watch this. PositivFamilies : Happiness is a choice we can... 11 ways to become a better man, according to Adam Goodes.

Adam Gilchrist and AFL footballer Adam Goodes watch the tennis. Photos du journal - Positive Families. No Cookies. What is Positive Psychology? 7 Strategies for Building Your Family's Resilience. Even mild stress can make it difficult to contr... Spiritual Quotations: Worry, Mind, Fear, Creativity, Wisdom, Courage, Emotions, Peace by Lewis Richmond.

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