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At-home self-care offers free, easy stress-relief options – Daily Illini

At-home self-care offers free, easy stress-relief options – Daily Illini

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College students don’t need to worry about spending money to reduce stress during finals season thanks to free online meditation apps, simple breathing exercises and at-home workouts.Without worrying about financial pressures when looking for mental health resources, students can focus on staying healthy and studying for finals. To remain healthy, the average person is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day, according to the Mayo Clinic. Exercise can reduce anxiety, as studies have shown a single session of exercise can elevate your mood and reduce stress levels immediately, said Neha P. Gothe, assistant professor in AHS. From a neurochemical standpoint, exercise reduces the levels of stress hormones in the human body such as adrenaline and cortisol. Exercise...
Self-help group loses case in battle over 30 acre land – The Standard

Self-help group loses case in battle over 30 acre land – The Standard

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A self-help group has lost a bid to stop Sauti Sacco Society Limited from occupying a property in a 30 acre plot worth over Sh1 billion in Donholm. Environment and Land Court Judge Antonina Kossy Bor dismissed a suit filed by Alfajiri self-help saying the self-help group failed to prove their case. The self-help group through their officials had sued Sauti Sacco Society Limited in 2008 seeking orders compelling them to vacate the said land and remove structures erected on it According to the self-help group which provides care for people who are affected or infected with HIV Aids the said property was awarded to them by Nairobi City Council. SEE ALSO :NLC hearing told of land grabbingThey accused the said sacco of illegally trespassing the suit property and demolishing its perimete...
11 Therapy Podcasts That Offer Professional-Level Self-Care From The Comfort Of Your Own Home – Bustle

11 Therapy Podcasts That Offer Professional-Level Self-Care From The Comfort Of Your Own Home – Bustle

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Sometimes you could use the guidance of someone with an actual background in mental health, but you don't really need to get your booty in a therapist's chair. Luckily there are plenty of mental health professionals who have taken their expertise public by offering self-care tools through therapy podcasts. You can get professional-level tips on how to live a more balanced life from actual psychologists and licensed counselors. To get you started on your self-care podcasting journey, these are 11 therapy podcasts you'll want to check out, including the various ways you can tune in to them.And there's so much to choose from in this lineup. These mental health experts come from a variety of backgrounds, like marriage counselors, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychotherap...
The economic impact of India's self-help group movement – Penn: Office of University Communications

The economic impact of India's self-help group movement – Penn: Office of University Communications

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Last January, Allison Russell, a Ph.D. candidate in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice spent 20 days in southwestern India traveling throughout the state of Karnataka and visiting Bangalore, Mangalore, and many small towns and villages in between.  The trip was part of a research project examining the level of job creation resulting from the self-help group movement in India. Russell’s role as a research assistant was to interview representatives of micro-finance institutions, banks, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) about their work with self-help groups (SHGs).  “Self-help groups,” says Russell, “are small membership groups, usually comprised of 10 to 15 individuals, who come together to enable micro-lending in historic...
Journaling Tips for a Better Self-Care Routine in 2019 – STYLECASTER

Journaling Tips for a Better Self-Care Routine in 2019 – STYLECASTER

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Teetering the line between taking a nice, long bath and getting my thoughts down on paper is the best way to describe how I approach self-care. My beauty stash includes a pile of half-used face masks under my sink and lipsticks I try on for fun, but ultimately let collect dust atop my dresser. But I see all of that as an opportunity to check out if only for a few minutes and pretend I don’t have work to do, calls to make and difficulties to face. On the other hand, through weekly therapy sessions that are sometimes just 45 minutes of me complaining, crying or some combination of the two, I’m come to love the art of writing things down. On some days, it’s a simple, “I feel good today” and other days, it might be an entire dissertation about how an encounter ...
Follow these 5 self-care tips this finals week – The Post

Follow these 5 self-care tips this finals week – The Post

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Exams are in full swing for students, which means caffeine consumption, sleep deprivation and anxiety is up. Finals and the holiday season can be stressful for many, so self-care is crucial to combat the blues. Here are five tips to help push through the pain: Mind your mental health According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health’s annual report, anxiety and depression are the primary reasons students seek counseling.  Counseling and Psychological Services is available to students all year, but especially during finals. Anyone can stop in on the third floor of Hudson Health Center for drop-in hours from 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. At drop-ins, students can se...
This Instagram artist's mock self-help books are honestly too relatable – Mashable

This Instagram artist's mock self-help books are honestly too relatable – Mashable

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Image: courtesy of JOhan deckmannBy Laura Byager2018-12-10 09:42:45 UTC How to make dysfunctional love last forever is a self-help book I'd personally be very, very interested to read.  Unfortunately, it's not a real self-help book, and it can't help solve that problem. That's because it's really a work of book cover art by Instagram artist @JohanDeckmann, who's page is dedicated to taking the most relatable thoughts and ideas and printing them into fake book covers, which he shares with his nearly 85,000 followers. His mock self-help titles are so relatable, it's actually a crying shame they're not real books (though they are printed on old books from antique stores). Johan Deckmann, a Copenhagen-based artist, psychotherapist, and author, came up with the book-cover art format...
Opinion | Self-care obscures altruism during finals week – University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News

Opinion | Self-care obscures altruism during finals week – University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News

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By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist December 9, 2018Before you stress cry into your bread bowl at Panera then promptly throw on a face mask in the name of self-care, remember there are other ways to cope during finals season.One way to cope is through community care. Community care means students — after getting themselves to a place of relative sanity mentally — can look beyond themselves to help support their community of peers in any way that they can. Self-care is not self-indulgent when it is done to promote mental health. However, the recent wave of self-care promotion has seemingly erased the idea of supporting one another.Self-care is a new trend that has erupted over the past few years. For some, self-care means buying junk food or cozying up and watching TV shows...
Self-Help Books are Great but What To Do When the Going Gets Tough? – BBN Times

Self-Help Books are Great but What To Do When the Going Gets Tough? – BBN Times

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So, when the going does get tough, author G. Brian Benson suggests practicing some of these habits: Laugh, Go for a Walk, Clear Out and Clean Up, Be of Service. Be Kind, Be Vulnerable, Happily Expect the Unexpected, Attitude of Gratitude, and, Hang in There! Bensonis an Award-Winning and #1 best-selling author, coach, inspirational TEDx speaker, radio personality, filmmaker, 4x ironman triathlete, and also a neighborhood friend of mine. His most recent book, Habits for Success - Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar. Now, you may be thinking, as I often do, that for all their good intentions, self-help books are often written in a sort of vacuum. Eastern gurus espouse their meditative nuggets while “sitting on a corn flake.” Name speak...