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Tips for Increasing Your Emotional Awareness

Emotions are a powerful thing. Whether the emotion is happiness or sadness, it has a drastic impact on one’s day. When struggling with mental health, it is very easy for emotions to control one’s thoughts or confuse one’s feelings. Imagine going to an airport, about ready to go on a dream vacation. Suddenly, there’s this…

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What Singing Has to Do with Happiness

You may look for ways to brighten your outlook on life in different things like working out, writing, even reading up on how to be happier in books and articles online. However, exercising your vocal cords may be one of the best ways to use your vocal cords and stretch your thoughts around how to…

Achieving Happiness in Recovery

When you’re high on substances, it is easy to believe that the feeling of euphoria you are experiencing is the best it will get for you. The brain is stimulated to a point of near primal pleasure, and the body convinces you that what you are feeling is the best thing ever. However, this could…

Shifting Your Perspective of Happiness

Happiness is difficult to define, but researchers have pinpointed two different types of happiness: eudaimonic happiness and hedonic happiness. Most happiness comes from striking a balance between the two forms, but, in individuals suffering from addiction, happiness is almost completely dependent upon hedonic forms of happiness. Hedonic happiness relies, in part, on external stimulation and…