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The hidden health effects of sexual harassment

Victims of sexual harassment often experience emotional and physical symptoms for years to come. Sexual harassment in the workplace is nothing new, but the issue is seeing a wave of recognition and attention as celebrities and former employees step up to accuse Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Now is as good a time as… The post The hidden health effects of sexual harassment appeared first on BayArt.

How Harvey Weinstein reports could be triggering for survivors of sexual assault

The sexual assault claims made about Harvey Weinstein have shocked the world, with more than 30 women coming forward, including many A-listers. The revelations are distressing enough for most readers, but particularly survivors of rape, sexual assault and abuse for whom the reports may be triggering. Meena Kumari, National Lead for Domestic Violence and Abuse at independent… The post How Harvey Weinstein reports could be triggering for survivors of sexual assault appeared first on BayArt.

Gun violence survivor talks about PTSD after Las Vegas shooting

On the heels of the Las Vegas tragedy it’s hard to forget all the other victims from mass shootings across the nation.  Pam Simon, a victim from the January 8th shooting in Tucson opens up about how images from mass shootings can retraumatize victims and bring up unwanted feelings and flashbacks years after their incident.… The post Gun violence survivor talks about PTSD after Las Vegas shooting appeared first on BayArt.

Depression reduced by social belonging, feelings of inclusion

Social identity and a sense of belonging, including inclusion within neighborhood, city, and online communities, demonstrated the ability to reduce the incidence of paranoia and depression, according to research published in the Schizophrenia Bulletin. Researchers from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, conducted 2 separate studies to assess… The post Depression reduced by social belonging, feelings of inclusion appeared first on BayArt.

Women fearful of violent partners will be able to check their criminal history under new trial

WOMEN afraid of controlling or violent partners will be able to ask authorities about their criminal history through a new scheme to be trialled in SA that advocates say will save lives. Based on a British model, the disclosure scheme is a key plank of a State Government blueprint to eradicate domestic violence. The blueprint… The post Women fearful of violent partners will be able to check their criminal history under new trial appeared first on BayArt.

Happiness is something we do, not get

Self-help books, websites, blogs and a variety of social media are published for the purpose of telling us how to be happy. Lose weight, have a makeover, tone your abs, take Viagra and have more sex, nip and tuck, join a dating site, find the right partner, or buy the latest self-help book and happiness… The post Happiness is something we do, not get appeared first on BayArt.

A mental self-care plan for Autumn

The changing of the seasons is a great opportunity to begin practicing mindfulness, or paying attention on purpose. The busy-ness of life can overwhelm us physically and emotionally, so it is important to create a plan to take care of yourself. My own self-care plan is based on finding small moments in the day to… The post A mental self-care plan for Autumn appeared first on BayArt.

Checklist: 7 steps to happiness

Can you remember the last time you were truly happy? We’re not talking about a relaxing Thursday night or a time you did well at work; but a point in your life where you felt truly content with yourself. It is hard not to fall into the traps of negativity and the routine life throws… The post Checklist: 7 steps to happiness appeared first on BayArt.

These 8 ways will help you discover greater happiness in your life

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi Behavioural psychologists often deliberate on ways to create a happy society. Personal development articles and books offer the secrets to happiness and I am no exception. Some people conclude that money plays a role in the… The post These 8 ways will help you discover greater happiness in your life appeared first on BayArt.

Minimalism 101: Habit-building strategies to minimize desire and consumption

Many people who call themselves minimalists begin their journey into owning less (and consuming less!) through a massive decluttering purge or a drastic lifestyle change such as moving into a tiny home. But for me, purging my closet every couple years and keeping the house organized was never the issue. My parents were neat freaks… The post Minimalism 101: Habit-building strategies to minimize desire and consumption appeared first on BayArt.