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Zoom Fatigue – how it affects your daily life and how to combat it

Combating Virtual/Zoom Fatigue Over the last two years, a lot of office work has been shifted online due to obvious reasons. This remote work was thought to be more accessible and fun at the start, but its side effects have impacted individuals across the globe. If you feel tired, anxious, and nervous recently, you may... Read more

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When is it an Eating Disorder and Not Disordered Eating?

By: Joann Hendelman, PhD, RN, FAED, CEDS-S We all have our idiosyncrasies around eating. So when do our behaviors around eating become a problem? When are our eating patterns considered disordered and when are they considered an eating disorder? What defines “normal” eating and is there even such a thing? Is the fact that I... Read more

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3 Ways to Break the Mental Illness Stigma

Happier Way Original - Too often, when something is not fully understood a stigma is attached to it. These stigmas, or “marks of shame or discredit,” according to Merriam-Webster, are frequently unwarranted and actually cause even greater harm to the issue at hand. The mental illness stigma has long been a problem in the United... Read more

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In a Lamentable Year, Finland Again is the Happiest Country in the World

World Happiness Report 2021 Looks at Relationship Between Well-Being and COVID-19 NEW YORK, March 19 -- The 2021 World Happiness Report marks a somber moment as COVID-19 continues to rage on a little more than a year since it was declared a pandemic by the WHO. More than two million people have died worldwide and the threat... Read more

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Life in Lockdown: An Extrovert’s Quest for Wellbeing

Another lockdown, another set of restrictions. It’s enough to make you start singing Shannon Noll’s ‘What About Me’ interspersed with ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen, with a good helping of ‘Just Keep Swimming,’ courtesy of Dory from Finding Nemo. As a resident Melburnian, these songs have all had their time in the spotlight of my mind. So,... Read more