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Learning to have fun

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By Mira Khatib   Close your eyes for a second or two and answer these two questions: 1. Do I really know how to have fun and enjoy the little things in life? 2. When was the last time I laughed hysterically and enjoyed the company of my loved one? If you answered the first question with “No, sometimes, not …

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Back To School: Tips For A Stress-Free Transition

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By Dr Samra Tahir – Clinical Psychologist at the American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology   As the summer comes to an end, it’s time to prepare your child to head back to school. During this transition, it’s not uncommon for some students to experience mixed emotions about jumping back into the school-day routine and leaving behind the fun, stress-free days of summer. …

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Back to school health tips

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  Pencils are sharpened, name tags are fixed, pages are pristine white and clean – it’s that time of year again where children go back to school or have already gone back to school after a long summer break. Parents rack their brains to organize car pool schedules and a child’s allergy list for the school nurse. It’s a particularly …

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The Power of Self Talk

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By Coach Yasmine Farouk   When a message, positive or negative, is thought over and over, it forms a groove in the brain. The more often it occurs, the deeper the groove becomes. As a negative thought becomes replaced with a corrective, positive thought, the groove begins to shrink, and the positive thought creates a new groove. Therefore if your self esteem …

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Silence is Learning

By Coach Yasmine Farouk When study mice were exposed to two hours of silence per day, the animals actually grew new cells in the brain area connected to memory, emotion and learning. Meaning silence generates new cells unlike noise which raises stress levels and has negative effect on ones heart. Practicing minutes of silence daily can actually improve your memory, …

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Levels of Success

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By Coach Yasmine Farouk   Success is a term that has been addressed in books and seminars. Success is best looked at in terms of levels, the higher you dig the happier and more content you become. Level 1: Material Success (Good job, secure life, stable marital relationship) Level 2: Personal Success (Self discovery, identify passion and talents, doing that …

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