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8 Joyful Discoveries on the Importance of Sadness

8 Joyful Discoveries on the Importance of Sadness

After receiving different responses from my previous post, I decided to deviate and focus specifically on one aspect we already forgot: the importance of sadness. Sadness and depression are two different things, according to search results. They tell us that sadness points to a specific object, while depression strikes anywhere. A month ago, I watched Disney’s 2015 movie, Inside Out, for the first time. I really appreciated the film from start to finish, and it has become my new favorite….

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Mental Health Awareness: Laughters of Grief

Mental Health Awareness: Laughters of Grief

In line with the Mental Health Awareness month, I want to share another poem I wrote eight years ago (January 31, 2010) entitled Laughters of Grief. A light of sunshine in my heart Was given by the one I love Suddenly the storm clouds took part And rain came from above. The empty soil was filled With water ‘til it drowned My laughter as I grieved It is as is I frowned. But what life could bring As a prowler,…

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3 Ways to Hurt Others Using Social Media

3 Ways to Hurt Others Using Social Media

Recently, I started being resentful towards using social media. Even if I do my best to set boundaries and tell myself to be rational, I just can’t disregard my emotions. Going through a series of deep heart-wrenching reflections, I finally realized the reason for my resentment: I have a deep feeling of hurt after using social media. This could be new to you or actually very common already, but here are three ways we tend to hurt others (and get…

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Order vs. clutter, or can it be both?

Order vs. clutter, or can it be both?

Situation: Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over? Studies and Experiments According to the study conducted by psychological scientist Kathleen Vohs and her fellow researchers of University of Minnesota in Psychological Science (2013), a journal of the Association for the Psychological Science,  there are benefits working both with a clean and messy environment. In their experiment, they had participants placed in an orderly setting and…

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