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.


Symptoms: 

- 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.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Young fashion designers raise the awareness of mental health.

t-shirt
" It's okey to not be okey. "
   Many people love to wear a t-shirts with quotes and sayings. They identify themselves with the messages that are written on their t-shirts.
I love graphic t-shirts too, especially those with inspirational and encouraging quotes

A few days ago I found a really interesting website for a clothing company. The name of that company is Wear Your Label. This company has an interesting goal and vision. They are creating a conversation about mental health through fashion.

The co-founders of this company are Kyle MacNevin (22) and Kayley Reed (21). The young designer lives with generalized anxiety disorder and ADHD, and his cofounder, Kayley Reed, is recovering from anorexia. They created this line of clothes as a way to give a platform to their own experiences with mental illness. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

6 simple things that you need to do if you want to live a better and healthy life.

Every day we have a chance to live a better life than before. If you want to improve your life, try to do these things every day and your life will be changed.

1. Go out. Enjoy the nature.


This is really important thing for you and your physical and mental health. Being in nature reduces stress, makes you more creative, improves your memory and many other things.



2. Try to find time to exercise every day.

You already know how important this is. We know many health benefits of this activity, but there are many mental benefits too. For example, researchers said that exercise makes you smarter, happier, improves sleep, increases libido and makes you feel better about your body.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

10 Inspirational life quotes for your 20s

I hope that these 10 inspirational quotes help you live your 20s happier and more motivated. Enjoy!

1. Open your mind. Look at things different.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What is chameleon effect?

    Have you ever heard about the psychological CHAMELEON effect? It’s a really interesting social psychological phenomenon for which many of us aren’t even aware.



    Have you ever noticed that sometimes you cross your legs when your friend with whom you are sitting crosses their legs? Or you have you ever noticed that you sometimes lean forward when someone you are talking with leans forward? According to Psychology Today, we mimic the people around us all the time without even realizing it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How to improve your communication with others?

    One of the most important thing for healthy and long-term relationships (read our post about healthy relationship) is the good communication. Having good communication is a result of active listening. If you are a bad listener you wouldn’t have a good communication with the people around you and your relationships with them will constantly struggle. So, here are 8 important things that good listeners do. If you want to improve your communication with others , start to practice them from today.
(If you missed our post on how to improve the communication inside your relationship, you can read it: here.)


1. They are active listeners.

- We already mentioned that good communication depends on active listening. The good listeners are active listeners. They don’t allow other things to take away their attention (for example: their mobile phone, TV, or other people) while they are talking with someone. They put everything down and focus on the person in front of them, so the other person knows that they have an interest in what they have to say.

- While someone else is talking, the good listeners don't interrupt, talking over them or finish their sentences for them.

- They wait and watch for nonverbal communication, like gestures, facial expressions and eye - movements. The good listeners don’t just listen with their ears, but also with their eyes. They watch and pick up the additional information being transmitted via non-verbal communication.

Monday, May 11, 2015

12 things you should remember about introverts.

   We all know someone who is an introvert. Or maybe you are an introvert person and sometimes others have difficulties to understand how you feel in some situations. Many people think that the introverts don’t enjoy having fun or being around other people, but that is not true. They just want to be around their closest friends or they just need time to be quite. 
    So, if you are an extrovert and you want to understand and love someone who is an introvert, please remember these important things about the introverts.


1. They enjoy spening some time alone - That gives them a chance to gather their thoughts and recharge their energy. 

2. They like other people - They aren’t necessarily anti-social. They just don’t get energized by people and sometimes they need a little extra time to get closer with someone. They want to get to know you better before they actually show that they enjoy your company.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

6 characteristic of a healthy romantic relationship.

    Every romantic relationship has several essential characteristics that make that relationship healthy and long - term. So here is my list of some of the important characteristics, which in my opinion describe any healthy romantic relationship.



1.Honest and open communication.

    In a healthy relationship, if one of the partners is bothered by something, they should openly talk with their partner about that, instead of holding it in.


2. Respect and patience.

    Mutual respect is essential for a healthy relationship. The partners should listen to one another. They should value each other’s opinions, wishes and feelings and listen to their partner patiently in a nonjudgmental manner. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

How to respond to the 5 love languages easy?

This is a short summary of the five love languages. Find out how to respond easy. 

#1 Love language - Words of affirmation:

· Actions: Spoken words, written cards and letters.

· Communication: Encouraging words, compliments, affirming spirit.

· Avoid:
Emotionally harsh words, undue criticism.



Saturday, May 2, 2015

What is Alice in Wonderland syndrome?

   Do you remember "Alice in wonderland" and that little sign that said "drink me" and when she did she shrank or grew gigantically tall? But what if that was not just a fairy tale? 


   Alice in Wonderland syndrome, named after the novel written by Lewis Carroll, also known as Todd's syndrome or Lilliputian hallucinations, is a disorienting neurological condition that affects human perception. It’s a syndrome of distorted space, time and body image.

   This syndrome is usually associated with visual hallucinations. Visual hallucinations cause a person to see things, which are not there in the real sense, or things, which are there but are seen incorrectly.