Heather Harper

An avid coffee drinker, and lover of all things artistic, Heather migrated to the Midwest in 2010. Her favorite topics include mindfulness practices, psychology, and art history.

Black Sheep and Bad Emotions: Why Both Are Necessary for A Life Well Lived

Black Sheep and Bad Emotions: Why Both Are Necessary for A Life Well Lived

Feeling down? You may not realize it, but that sensation can be helpful if you choose to make the best of it. Yet this is something none of us have ever been taught. Our so-called ‘bad emotions’, particularly for those of us from Western culture, are instead ‘pretended away’, stuffed down, stifled or ignored — …

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Where Attention Goes, Energy Flows: What Are You Allowing to Make You Miserable?

Where Attention Goes, Energy Flows: What Are You Allowing to Make You Miserable?

Human beings are unique entities on this planet. We are easily distracted by outside influences other creatures are not aware of. Many of these influences are created as a means of distraction from real problems in the world, but they are also a product of capitalism. Just look at Facebook. There was a time when …

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The Different Brainwaves of Consciousness: Gateways to Higher States of Being?

Brainwaves affect the level of being we experience. Depending on how fast they are moving, we may be at full consciousness or in a dream-like state. But what are brainwaves, exactly? Brainwaves can be defined as the rhythmic motions of electricity in the brain which work together to create a flow of energy. They are …

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Mental illness has become extremely prevalent in Western culture. Here are the most commons signs and symptoms to look out for.

Someone You Know May Be Suffering from a Serious Condition. Here Are the Most Common Signs to Look Out for.

Now, more than ever, mental illness is prevalent but continues to remain a taboo topic. The stigma behind mental illness has been so intense that most are too uncomfortable to even mention it. Regardless of the fear, the problems still remain. The following are the most common spectrums of mental illness, the symptoms, and the most …

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6 Ways The Modern World Manufactures Depression & Anxiety

“Consciousness has plagued us and we cannot shake it; though we think we’re in control… questions that besiege us in life are testament of our helplessness.” ~ Bad Religion, No Control   When you think about your grandparents and their ancestors, your memories may not reflect the hardships they endured; hardships that people today are …

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