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Michelle Roya Rad has an APA accredited doctorate degree in clinical psychology, a master degree in applied psychology, and a bachelor degree in biology with a minor in chemistry. In addition, she is an author, poet, teacher, researcher and an artist.

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7 Simple Techniques for Practicing Mindfulness

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 10:29 AM

Mindfulness is a mental state that we can achieve by focusing our awareness on what's occurring in the present. This can be done by learning how to, in a calm and collected way, acknowledge our feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. It can help us become more conscious of our mind,...

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7 Tips for a Happy Home

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 5:08 PM

Peace starts from home.

There are a few things you can do to improve the happiness level of your house. And while doing these keep in mind that just like you can affect your environment, your environment can affect you. Therefore, it is imperative to make your house feel like...

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6 Effective Tools for Making a Resolution

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 2:28 PM

Resolutions and achieving goals are a part of many people's lives and if you are one of them then you may find these tips beneficial:

1. Making moderately difficult goals.
Too much or too little arousal may effect performance and motivation negatively. A moderately difficult goal that is...

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5 Skills of Good Listeners

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 7:33 AM

Good listeners have more positive interactions and healthier relationships with others because their skills are a sign of respect and caring. Good listeners don't pretend that they understand a subject and ask for clarification through reflection until they comprehend the real message. This lessens misunderstanding that may be created through...

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10 Characteristics of Good Problem Solvers

(4) Comments | Posted November 24, 2013 | 10:27 AM

Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have less drama and problems to begin with and don't get overly emotional when faced with a problem. They usually see problems as challenges and life experiences and try to stand above them, objectively.

Good problem solvers use a combination of intuition and...

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Eating Your Way to a Calmer You

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 1:19 PM

To have a calmer mind, you have to have a calmer body with more equilibrium. The first step to doing that is talking to your medical doctor to check and see if you have any type of vitamin or mineral deficiencies and what you need to do to balance these...

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Do You Have an Unconditional Love?

(2) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 4:16 PM

Unconditional love is something that shows itself through joy. We can evolve in the process of unconditionally loving, and this is a course that is evolving in itself and revealing its nature more and more.

When you love unconditionally, you can see a situation beyond the tip of the...

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Skills of Good Parents

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2013 | 2:46 PM

Parenting is a demanding task and it takes an aware, determined and conscious parent to be a good one. The good news is many of us can be great parents.

There are two main dimensions of parenting: responsiveness and demanding. The first indicates how warm a parent is, while...

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What Turns Ordinary People Into Religious Extremists?

(34) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 4:53 PM

Goodness is more of a destination than a process and is not based on any specific belief. This is because anyone who has a large range of the human virtues (some scholars believe there are 24) like justice, truth, fairness and integrity and manifests these in his actions and thoughts...

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7 Practices of People Who Experience a Fulfilled Life

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 2:39 PM

A fulfilled life has a combination of meaning, love, security, productivity and happiness; it is not only a good life but a pleasant and a meaningful one. Based on my experience both as a psychology practitioner and a researcher, people who have their basic needs like food and shelter met...

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Comment devenir positif : Initiation à la pensée positive

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 11:19 AM

La pensée positive est une composante fondamentale du bonheur. Elle demande toutefois une bonne dose de régularité et de détermination. La première chose que l'on doit savoir à son sujet est qu'elle est accessible à tous. Avec quelques petites modifications cognitives et comportementales, chacun d'entre nous peut devenir un «...

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The Brain of a Spiteful Person

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 3:04 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

Rebecca Saxe's talk, "How To Read Each Other's Mind", made me think about discussing the subject of scanning the brain of a spiteful person. Let's say...

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How to Let Go of Anger and Do Deep Emotional Work

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 3:52 PM

To start this blog post, let's discuss what causes emotional pain. There are many reasons for having an emotional pain -- starting with childhood issues like neglect, abuse and abandonment or adulthood issues like relationship problems, loss of a loved one, being a crime victim, and other situations in which...

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How to Become a Positive Thinker

(39) Comments | Posted May 19, 2013 | 11:16 AM

Positive thinking is a significant element of happiness. In order to become a positive thinker, determination and consistency are important. The first thing to know about positive thinking is that everyone can do it. With certain cognitive and behavioral modifications, we can all become positive thinkers. Another important factor is...

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What Makes Some People 'Lucky'?

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 5:40 PM

Luck is not anything mysterious or magical, but with learning a set of skills and having an awareness of what makes "lucky" people lucky and the "unlucky" ones unlucky, we can all change our life to have a "luckier" one. To see what luck is, we need to know what...

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Specific Techniques to Boost Your Mood

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 6:31 PM

Happiness has been directly linked with having a secure job, being able to keep a job, productivity, more resiliency, and less burnout.

There are specific techniques one can implement to bring more happiness to his life and to modify his thinking to respond...

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The Positive Psychological Effects of Prayer

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 2:19 PM

Prayer is the practice of connecting to something deeper and more meaningful in life. It is rooted in a sense of spirituality. Prayer has two dimensions, one internal in the form of self-reflection and self-awareness, and the other external in a sense of connection with a depth, something bigger than...

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Evolution of Compassion

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 5:36 PM

Compassion like love has a spectrum and has a number of stages and levels. The general term learned in society about compassion is somehow different from a more expanded version of it. And also it differs from society to society and the modernity of it.

In general, compassion is...

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What About Love?

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 11:49 AM

What about love?

What is love?

Love is a state of connection and respect. Love has a spectrum -- the more pure one's heart and the more aware one's mind become, the more in love one can be with what resonates with him. Loving is a process and with...

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Key Ingredients to Making a Resolution

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 9:30 AM

Resolutions are a part of many people's life, and if you are one of them, then you may find these tips beneficial.

1. Take reasonable steps when making a resolution. The steps you take should match your specific personality, strengths, weaknesses, what you're capable of doing, what tools you have...

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