Wednesday, September 23, 2015

7 foods to boost your mental health

I am sure you know that eating healthy food is good for your mental health as well as your physical health.

Eating healthy food can help you improve your heart and reduce the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and cancers, but it can also boost your cognitive functions and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders.

Here are seven foods that can help you boost your mental health.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

10 things people with dyslexia wish you knew

What do Albert Einstein, John Lennon, Walt Disney and Thomas Edison all have in common? The answer is dyslexia

According to Reading Horizons, dyslexia (dys’ = poor or inadequate + ‘lexis’ = words or language) is one of the most common learning disability. 

10-15 % of the population is affected by this disability

It includes difficulty in the use and processing of linguistic and symbolic codes, alphabetic letters representing speech sounds or numeric representing numbers or quantities.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

12 things you should remember about extroverts.

Are you an introvert (read my post about extroverts: here) or extrovert person?

Maybe you are an extroverted person and you will find these points apply to you or maybe you are an introverted person and you have difficulties understanding your partner, friend or some family member who is an extrovert.

Please try to remember these 12 things about the extrovert people you love. They will help you understand them better and love them more.

1. They feel energized and inspired by people – If you give them a choice between spending time alone and spending time with other people, they probably will choose to spend time with a group.

2. Extroverts also need to spend some time alone - Yes, they recharge their batteries by being around other people, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need some alone time too. Let them be alone if they need to be.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What hurts VS what helps - talking to someone with mental health disorder

Words can inspire and words can destroy. That's why you need to choose them really well.
It's really important to educate yourself about what things to say or not say when you are talking to someone with mental health disorder.
Here are 10 things you shouldn't or should say to someone struggling with a mental health disorder:
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

2 simple techniques to control your negative thinking

     Imagine you spend your whole day with your partner doing activities you both love. You laugh, talk and have a great conversation, really good quality time - you feel truly happy and blessed.

After a wonderful dinner, you stand up feeling relaxed and ready to go home. 
Your partner looks at you and start to speak spontaneously about some bad decisions that your parents made and how they don’t know to spend their own money properly. You’re instantly annoyed. 

On the way to home you debate about this and many other things. In that moment you start to feel so exhausted and drained. You feel your partner has been rude and disrespectful.

Monday, August 10, 2015

10 inspiring quotes about healthy and strong relationship

I hope that these 10 quotes will give you motivation and strength to keep your relationship strong, healthy and everlasting. Enjoy!

1. Love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other.

2.Never make the one you love feel alone.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

8 really interesting psychology Twitter accounts to follow

   We all know that Twitter is one of the most popular social media services in the world. 

There you can read, tweet, retweet many interesting things on different topics. Do you want to use this media to learn something more about psychology or just to read some interesting and popular psychologist posts? Start to follow these psychology-related twitter accounts that anybody interested in psychology should be following. I follow them all. :)

1. Dr. Susan K. Whitbourne: Psychology professor, UMass

She is an accomplished author and blogger for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. Whitbourne is an active Twitter user and linking machine. You will rarely catch Whitbourne tweeting less than twice per day and she is usually linking out to studies or articles on a wide-range of psychology.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Inspirational story: Girl with multiple sclerosis becomes running star.

Kayla Montgomery is one of the top young distance runners in the U.S. She has been battling with multiple sclerosis (MS) since high school and it doesn't make racing easy at all.
The multiple sclerosis (MS) affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of symptoms including problems with muscle movement, balance and vision. Each nerve fiber in the brain and spinal cord is surrounded by a layer of protein called myelin, which protects the nerve and helps electrical signals from the brain travel to the rest of the body. In MS, the myelin becomes damaged. 

MS is a disease in which disrupted nerve signals in her body cause her to experience complete numbness in her legs when she runs. Only when she stops to rest and her body temperature returns to normal do her MS symptoms subside. So, every time this brave and persistent girl crosses the finish line after running a race, she endures several minutes of extreme distress as she struggles to regain feeling in both her legs.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Top 7 mental health applications for your smartphone!

      Thanks to the modern technology, we have many different and helpful applications for our smart phones that we can use every single day. I want to share with you 7 of the most popular free mental health apps. I hope that they will be useful for your personal mental health mobile toolkit.

1. Mindshift (Android and iPhone- is designed for teenagers and young adults who want help with feelings of anxiety. The language and interface is simple, it provides some useful information about what anxiety is and helpful strategies to try and tackle it. There is also a nice quick tips section for use in panicky situations. And it's useful for adults too.

2. My Mood Tracker (iPhone) - Keeping track of how we feel helps us notice that sad moods do indeed pass, and can also potentially helps us link our mood to things we do, places we go and people we talk to. My Mood Tracker can collect additional information on sleep patterns, exercise and a whole caboodle of other things. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What is Tourette syndrome?

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder, which most often begins between the ages of 2 and 21, and lasts throughout life. Between 0.4% and 3.8% of children ages 5 to 18 may have Tourette's. Extreme Tourette's in adulthood is a rarity. TS is NOT degenerative and doesn't have an affect on the intelligence. The people with TS can expect to live a normal life span.


- rapid, repetitive and involuntary muscle movements and vocalization called “tics” ;
- behavioral difficulties.

According to Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia  tics are experienced as a build up of tension, are irresistible and eventually must be performed. Typically tics increase as a result of tension or stress and decrease with relaxation or concentration on an absorbing task. TS symptoms have long been misconstrued as a sign of behavioral abnormality or “nervous habits”, which they are not.