Mental Health

Malaysians are More Stressed than the Global Average. What About You?

Living in today’s society, you are bound to encounter things that will be stress-inducing either on a daily basis or occasionally. In a recent report by Regus, researchers found that Malaysians have a higher stress level at 63%. This is 10% higher than the global average stress level of 53%. That’s pretty high and most of the stress comes …

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Kickstart Your Work Year: 18 Ways To Be Positive At Work

Hello. Welcome to your first Monday of 2015. You’ve probably been dreading this since Christmas, but here it is, so you might as well embrace it with open arms. Those of us who have an office job are used to Monday blues, and experience them so badly that sometimes even our Sundays are only partially enjoyed, thanks …

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How Health Psychology Can Help You Get Fit & Healthy

Have you ever wondered why people continue to smoke even though the risks for smoking are known by all? Why some of us insist that they’re fat or unattractive when it’s clear they are otherwise? What about how stress contributes to poor appetite or chronic back pain? These are some of the questions that drive …

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Emotional Freedom Technique: Can Tapping on Your Face Relieve Stress?

Could tapping on various points in your body pave your way to better health? That’s what Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioners believe in. According to them, there are blockages in our meridian systems leading to a disruption in our energy fields. That’s the reason we suffer from negative effects to our physical and mental health. In …

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How to Be Happy: 8 Science-Backed Ways to Find Happiness

Are you happy? Many people struggle to answer that question. Everyone’s ultimate goal is to be happy, and they usually search for that elusive happiness in their own way. Some dig around for gold, believing that riches will plant a permanent smile on their faces. Others collect friendships, relishing in the constant activity of a …

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What a Visit to the Psychologist Looks Like: It’s Not That Scary

I’ve been asked many times what it’s like seeing a psychologist. More often than not, I get wild fantastical ideas of what happens in the therapy room. I think we can thank those wonderful shows that we saw on TV and movies for this one, from the age old traditional client-lying-on-the-couch routine, to images of …

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