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How to address and overcome feelings of resentment

What impact can resentment have on your emotional wellbeing? Resentment can evolve over time, and then there’s the possibility that it will grow, as Louise Goddard-Crawley, a London-based chartered psychologist, explains: ‘It can accumulate because of repeated negative experiences, ongoing conflict or unresolved grievances. It may start with a minor frustration or disappointment that gradually …

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Why cultivating a sense of belonging is good for your mental wellbeing

How can we define true belonging? Rather than just being about social networks, true belonging is a prevailing sense of connectedness. It’s a belief in being part of something meaningful and trusting that you’re right where you’re meant to be. And, ultimately, it begins with yourself, because belonging, as social researcher and author Brené Brown …

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Why are typewriters still so popular?

When was the typewriter first invented? Typing instruments go as far back as the 16th century, but it’s widely regarded that the first typewriters were invented in the early 19th century. Initially developed as a device for those with impaired vision and hearing, some early incarnations were far from the models that were to become …

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How to deal constructively with triangulation in your friendship or family circle

What are the signs of good communication in a relationship? In general, it’s when interactions, whether on a one-to-one basis or within a group, are direct and allow space for each person to communicate openly. It’s also characterised by tolerance, honesty, empathy and the ability to listen to and respect others’ views and thoughts, while …

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