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Health at the table
Health at the table
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Christmas and New Year's Eve parties encourage some dietary excesses. Take Ana Jorge's advice and implement some measures to mitigate the negative effects of parties. Make the decision to put "health" on the table.

Self connection
Self connection
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What connection do you have with yourself? What is the extent of your self-knowledge? Challenge yourself to examine and discover yourself. The exercise proposed by clinical psychologist Carolina Trindade in this article was designed to help you.

Anxiety about returning to school. What to do?
Anxiety about returning to school. What to do?
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This year's schools are different. The uncertainty of the situation, the possibility of becoming ill, and changes in routines can cause stress and anxiety in many students and parents. This article discusses how you can help your children cope with anxiety during the back-to-school season.

Emotional hunger - what am I hungry for?
Emotional hunger - what am I hungry for?
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When we are emotionally hungry, we are not hungry for food, but for emotions, and while food can help relieve negative states, identifying the feelings that are causing this hunger is critical! In this article Ana Jorge, Nutri & Health Coach, proposes ways to deal with the feelings that are at the origin of emotional hunger.

The Fears
The Fears
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The first step in controlling a fear is knowing how to identify it. Perform this exercise suggested by psychologist Carolina Trindade to become more aware of your fears.

Breathe to relax and reduce anxiety
Breathe to relax and reduce anxiety
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Breathing is perhaps the most complete expression of our existence, and it is directly related to our behavioural, physiological, and emotional states. We recommend two breathing awareness exercises: abdominal breathing and meditation breathing.

The greatest risk of depression is not seeking help
The greatest risk of depression is not seeking help
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Depression, if left untreated, can become severe and disabling, even leading to suicide in the most extreme cases. According to the WHO, approximately 300 million people were diagnosed with depression in 2015. According to data from the 2019 National Health Survey, more than 700,000 people in Portugal experienced depressive symptoms in 2019, with approximately 170,000 having no one to turn to in the event of serious personal problems.

Motivation and goal-setting
Motivation and goal-setting
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Carl Jung stated that the human being requires thoughts and convictions that give meaning to life, and that if he is convinced of his meaning in life, he can overcome obstacles and endure the most incredible trials.

The world is all of us
The world is all of us
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We have entered a new phase of the pandemic - little by little, the return to life outside. As a result, the period of strict confinement that has brought so much to our lives appears to be coming to an end. Fear, anxiety, anguish, and confusion were all natural reactions to a truly concerning situation that called our entire way of life into question. It could also have brought to the surface what was deep within us that had been (dis)organized by the agitation of the days. A crisis is a situation that, without warning or permission, disrupts the psychic and social balance - hence the name. It is then critical to access both internal resources and external resources, such as emotional and social support, to which everyone has access. It necessitates adaptation, and just as we had to adjust to confinement, we now have to adjust to de-confinement.

Have you thanked today?
Have you thanked today?
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Gratitude is a way to not only free ourselves from an overly negative focus and become more aware of the good things that happen to us, but it also helps the brain raise dopamine levels, which brings us positive feelings, a good mood, and optimism.

Anxiety: An excess of future
Anxiety: An excess of future
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Anxiety is regarded as the century's scourge. She has already arrived while we are still on our way. It robs us of our peace without even giving us a chance to understand why. It is critical to understand how to identify anxiety symptoms and develop coping strategies, as anxiety has serious consequences for our bodies and our quality of life.

When you can't hug, get emotionally close
When you can't hug, get emotionally close
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The most certain thing is to follow the DGS guidelines, without contact with friends and family, isolated at home, attempting to mitigate the potential risk of COVID-19 contamination. Social isolation, sadness, anxiety, worry, and fear are all negative psychological effects of social distancing. It is critical that you find ways to alleviate these feelings.

Mindfulness and our potential for change
Mindfulness and our potential for change
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What are you thinking right now? How many issues and problems are competing for your attention right now? When do you usually spend the majority of your day? Is it in the past, the present, or the future? In answering these questions, you may realise the importance and necessity of Mindfulness practise in your life. Mindfulness encourages practitioners to concentrate on the present moment and enjoy the experience of life in every moment.

Signs It's Time to See a Psychologist
Signs It's Time to See a Psychologist
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We all go through periods of sadness, fatigue, and stress, and it's not always clear when we should seek the help of a psychologist. It is critical to understand your limits, and if something is interfering with your ability to perform daily tasks, it is time to schedule a session.

What exactly is coaching?
What exactly is coaching?
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Coaching is a co-creative process that aims to identify personal/professional goals and possible ways to achieve them by mobilising internal resources that each of us possesses but are not always manifested or even known.

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