Category Archives: Happiness

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.

Mapping happiness

Gallup surveyed Americans about their well-being across various factors. National Geographic gets into some of the geographic breakdowns.
While Gallup’s survey doesn’t attempt to explain why individuals feel the way they do, it does expose some commonalities among the lives of Americans. Respondents from the lowest ranked states were more likely to report worse physical and financial health: They were more likely to smoke, be obese, and have little interest in life. They also reported not having enough money to buy food or healthcare.

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Low Self-Esteem Is Like Driving Through Life With Your Hand-Break On – Maxwell Maltz

From time to time in our lives, we may feel bad about ourselves for some reason or another. Maybe things aren’t going the way we hoped, and it brings us down. However, we should not make a pattern of harboring bad feelings toward ourselves, as it will affect us immensely in the long run. Personally, it was a while before I realized the importance of practicing regular self-care and positivity. But these practices affect our self-esteem. If we don’t focus on them, it will only get harder and harder to try to feel good about ourselves. If we don’t take care of ourselves and feel good, it can stop us from going out and exploring the world. Maybe we won’t fight for a promotion, or go on a first date, or take part in an adventure that gets us out of our comfort zone. This is why we should focus on having healthy self-esteem – the rest of our lives depend on it. This post first appeared on The Seeds 4 Life written by April Stearns

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.

Staying on the trail

I really enjoy hiking. Its an outlet for me. The picture above is of a deer 🦌 I stumbled upon during my hike. He was actually the 2nd deer that crossed my path. The 1st was much larger. I had absolutely no interest in getting a picture of that one. See, I was moseying along… The post Staying on the trail appeared first on BayArt.

Beauty, Everlasting.

This post was inspired by a friend of mine. She recently wrote an entry about detoxing, a proper healthy way, after getting a hangover with a few pictures of herself detoxing at the end. In one of the pictures she’s relaxing in a sauna. The way the picture was taken, her demeanor everything about it immediately… The post Beauty, Everlasting. appeared first on BayArt.

Depression – soon you might be an old friend.

Originally posted on HonestK Guess who’s back, back again, Kirsty’s back, tell a friend. This is quite a bizarre feeling, I didn’t even realise it until a few weeks ago, but I feel ‘fine’. Not sure if ‘fine’ cuts it, I feel ‘great’ – Tony the tiger great. For someone diagnosed with depression, who monitored… The post Depression – soon you might be an old friend. 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.

How to measure your worth 

 If I use the magazines that line the checkout area of any grocery store for my philosophies, I would come to the conclusion that in order to be of any worth I must be young, thin, beautiful, healthy, rich and popular. Each one of these qualities that an individual lacks makes him or her less worthwhile.… The post How to measure your worth  appeared first on BayArt.