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Never give from the depths of your well, but from your overflow.” – Rumi

By Mike Samar, LMSW, ACSW, BCD

The biggest struggle in life we all face is to love and accept ourselves. We are too busy caring for and loving others that we don’t even put ourselves in the priority list. Lack of self-love means we discredit ourselves for the things we don’t have, haven’t achieved, our flaws, and weaknesses. We are more prone to believe the negative things that people say about us and thus, start the journey of seeking validations from others. This attitude is even more dangerous for our mental health and wellness when we are down in the dumps.

All those negative emotions keep rushing back when you are depressed, sad, or anxious. Isn’t it about time you broke this cycle? Practicing self-love can help you to break free from self-doubt, self-hatred, and, most importantly, tear down the walls that you have built against self-love. It will encourage you to be more empathic and caring towards yourself.

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When we talk about health, the first thought that comes to the mind is getting a fitter body. People will tell you to hit the gym, start running, eat clean, or take up any sport to get healthy. Few will talk about mental health, though. Imagine treating a broken arm like we often treat mental health issues. It would be impossible for you to continue performing daily tasks with the unbearable pain in your arm.

Of course, you would want to seek medical help to get your arm treated. Isn’t it about time you also started treating your mental health problems the same way you would your physical health issues?

The Stigma around Mental Health and the Importance of Awareness

Even though much has been done for mental health awareness in the past few decades, there is still a stigma associated with it. According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the majority of individuals still associate mental illness with unpredictable and dangerous behaviors....

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Mindfulness is a way of living in the present moment, accepting it without any judgment. It is an attitude that allows you to be more self-aware, compassionate, and open. Being mindful means deliberately redirecting your attention and thoughts away from judgmental thoughts to positive ones and focusing on the present.

This practice doesn’t just focus on your personal wellness but allows you to strengthen your relationships as well. Research has found a strong link between higher levels of mindfulness and satisfying relationships.

Here are five mindfulness tips that can help improve your relationships:

⦁ Mindful Breathing

Deep breathing is one of the most effective ways to lower stress and calms your head. It is normal for couples to have disagreements, arguments and conflicts. But, these fights can result in hostility and resentment over time.

Practicing mindful breathing can help you to let go of resentment and clear your...

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The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Isn’t it ironic how technology has made it extremely easy for us to stay connected through instant messaging, video calling, and social media, but it has left many of us lonelier than ever before? Even with a high number of friends and followers on different social platforms, you may not know who to talk to when you are down and depressed.

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According to Mental Health America, an estimated 6 million men suffer from depression. Though this figure may already seem huge to you, it is just the tip of the iceberg.

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