Friday Five: Elevate Counseling Links

Friday Five: Mental Wellness

Here is what we’ve been reading this week in mental health!

​This week:   The health benefits of creativity and play, how to spot a psychopath, and in honor of my 16 year anniversary this week, 3 secrets for lasting love!

According to new research, being kinder to yourself  could make you healthier-not to mention enjoy life more fully. (The Washington Post)

Are you a “Highly Sensitive Person?” Should You Change?

Research shows that creativity has health benefits (even with limited talents). Here’s why. (Medical News Today) 

3 secrets for lasting love.  Enough said. (Psychology Today)

Here’s a 180 degree turn from the last article link! 1 in 100 people are psychopaths.  The good news: most are not murderers.  Here’s how to determine if there’s one in your life. (Psychology Today)

Remember those long summer days when you would go out and play for hours as a child?  The importance of play is well documented for kids.  And research is now exploring the benefits of play for adults as well. (The Washington Post)

Jamie Dana

Jamie Dana

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