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Posts tagged “Mental health

The mid-week moan, again

In the park

It would seem that Britain is more divided than ever today. It will be interesting to see whose side everyone is really on when it comes to the crunch. The elitists are having a funeral for their heroine. She saved Britain; gave us Google, Iphones, Windows 7, Tesco value beef-burgers and Wonga.

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Mid-week moan | Times are a changing

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Do you remember hand carts? People used to sell flowers from hand carts years ago. They often grew the flowers in their gardens and they made a living out of selling them. (more…)


Psychology | Depression

Depression isn’t just unhappiness, it’s much more than that, it’s a feeling of hopelessness. So why do we feel that our situation or our life is hopeless? Researchers are trying to find out how our brains work, mainly using scanners. They now know that our moods and memories are controlled by brain chemistry. This link between mood and memory might help us beat depression.

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People don’t really appreciate things unless they pay for them.

Money - Seeing the future

I have a hospital appointment in 2 weeks. I’ll have to pay £1 for every 30 minutes to park my car. Before the charges were introduced, I couldn’t get a parking space, people parked and went to lunch.  I can park now and so the parking charge is a good thing. Right?

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Psychology | Striking a balance

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Do you think too much?

Do you ever leave the house and then wonder if you’ve turned everything off and locked the doors? I know that I automatically turn things off and I lock the door, but occasionally get distracted. Did I forget to lock the door, because my neighbour called to me?

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How to better yourself

Wednesbury

People often want to ‘better’ themselves. This can mean moving up a social class, getting a better job or just being able to look in the mirror in the morning and finding that they like the person looking back. Sometimes being ‘better’ is being more confident, better educated or having more money. We all strive to improve life, but we have to consider what is a fundamental improvement, like being better educated and what is just superficial and just makes us look good.

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Psychology | Moods

A Sunny Day

I took this picture on a sunny day and the weather does affect our moods. A walk on a sunny day can lift our moods. Moods can last for hours, days or weeks and can be positive or negative; good moods or bad moods. I was in quite a good mood over the weekend and so did some comedy blogs on this site. If you missed those you might like to check them out; it could lift your mood to have a giggle. We are dependant on other people for our moods, a bad day with our co-workers and we can be in a bad mood until something positive happens. (more…)


Psychology | Emotions

Moorcroft Wood - The Sanna

People around the world look at my photographs and their emotional response is very similar. Different people like different photographs, they often associate a picture with somewhere they know well, for example. Emotional responses also bring about a  physical response. If we get nervous we make more stomach acid and we produce hormones that are related to each emotion. (more…)


Psychology | NPD

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Miserable Monday

Lots of people refer to Monday as miserable because they have no choice but to go to work. They feel they have to work to live, but are unhappy in their work. The cause can be NPD; Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  They don’t suffer from it; their boss does! Narcissistic Personality disorder is named after Narcissus who looked into a pool of water, saw his own reflection and fell in love with himself.  We all know people with this personality disorder and unfortunately because they attract attention to themselves they often end up as the boss! (more…)