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November 29, 2023

Newsletter: December 2023

Despite everything 2023 tried to throw at you, YOU survived.It was easy to feel overwhelmed or disheartened, but in Sir Elton John's words, I’m Still Standing.

Despite everything 2023 tried to throw at you, YOU SURVIVED!

It was easy to feel overwhelmed or disheartened, but in Sir Elton John's words, I’m Still Standing.

Still Striving and moving forward despite the odds!

This isn't just survival; it's a testament to your incredible strength and capacity to overcome adversity.

However, it's also a time to recognize the incredible resilience each one of you have shown. 

It’s December, and NOBODY asked if you were READY!

So, let’s get yourself ready to embrace its happiness & positivity and reflect on your last year.

And since it's December,

This is your perfect moment to transform or revamp your journey.

It's a time when a simple wish can unfold into spectacular moments…

Do you feel the winter magic in the air?

The clarity, the simplicity, and the silence you need for the best fresh start of your life.

So, let’s discuss how you can

😊 Bask in happiness…?

🌈 Find the silver lining…?

🙏🏽& Cherish the little joys…?

But before that 👇


STOP trying to be someone you’re not!

Cos, everyone else is already taken…

You have to find out who you are.


What is one thing my true self really wants to do today?

The answer might surprise you…

But it's always exactly what you need.

While these small actions may seem insignificant, they add up over time.

As you ask and act, you're becoming more of yourself…

Shedding the false notion that you need to be anyone else…

Let's wrap ourselves in the warmth of joy and positivity.

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Check out our 3 quick-read stories! They're short, sweet, and packed with life-changing lessons.

Believe in Self

Sarah suffered a horrible accident. Lost the ability to walk and talk. 

Her work requires her to dance and sing as a theatrical actress. 

Despite the bad news from doctors, she kept her faith and optimism. 

Sarah returned to work the following year and received a standing ovation. 

Lesson # 1

Your inner strength is unstoppable!

Winter Wonderland Walks

A group of friends started early morning winter walks.

Braving the cold, they found serenity and beauty in nature’s calm.

They shared laughter, stories, and the warmth of friendship.

Lesson # 2

Find joy in nature’s simplicity!

The Art of Positivity

In a bustling city, a street artist paints murals of hope and happiness.

Each stroke is a reminder to stay positive, even in tough times.

The vibrant colors bring smiles to passersby, igniting a sense of community.

Lesson # 3

Positivity is a powerful art form!

So, here you go – tales to spark joy in your heart.

Share them and spread positivity.

Remember, happiness is a journey, not a destination.

And the journey starts with YOU.

There will be ups and downs along the way. But by following our tips, you can increase your chances of experiencing more happiness in your life.


🧐 Feeling Down This Winter?

As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop!

Many people experience a dip in mood, energy levels, and motivation.

These are winter blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and is a type of depression. It affects people during the winter months. Its symptoms include:

  • Feeling sad or depressed
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed

But you don’t need to worry…

It happens to the best of us.

Let's turn that around!

First, let’s acknowledge it's OKAY to feel a bit LOW this season.

We're not robots programmed to be constantly upbeat, right?

But here’s the good part - we can conquer seasonal sadness with the simple steps below.

Navigating SAD with Positivity

# 1 Brighten Up

SAD is linked to a lack of sunlight.

So, invest in a light therapy box…

Or make it a habit to soak up some natural sunlight daily.

# 2 Do Not Feel Lonely

Cold Outside?

Connect with friends or join a support group.

Sometimes, just talking about how you feel can make a big difference.

And true friends are just a call away!

# 3 Connect with Nature

Nature has a calming effect!

Regular walks in the park or time spent outdoors can greatly improve your mental state.

# 4 Eat Mood-Boosting Foods

Nutrition matters!

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish.

B vitamins are found in whole grains.

Both can help you fight depression.

# 5 Stick to a Routine

Consistency is more important than perfection.

A regular schedule normalizes your body's rhythms, helping to stabilize mood swings.

Daily exercise boosts endorphins, your body's natural happy chemicals. 

A brisk walk or a quick home workout can also lift your mood significantly.

# 6 Professional Help

If symptoms persist, consider consulting a therapist. 

Sometimes, professional guidance is key to overcoming SAD.

Remember, you're not alone in this. 

Stay positive, stay proactive.

Together, let's make this winter a time of joy and positivity.

🎁 Free Resource: Daily Uplift for Easing the Winter Gloom

Take a notebook, write notes for each point and begin your journey towards a more positive mindset.

While breaking the cycle of loneliness and depression may be challenging, it is undoubtedly possible.

Interested in more easy-to-do tips and suggestions to beat SAD this season?


Read our latest blog: Expert Suggestions for Overcoming Depression, Loneliness, and Seasonal Sadness


Self-Reflection: What Made You Smile This Year? 😊

As the year winds down, let's take a quick moment to reflect. Think about it:

What brightened your days this year?

Maybe it was a new friend, a book, or even a quiet moment alone.

What are you truly grateful for?

It could be your health, family, or even small daily comforts.

Share your positive moments and gratitude with us.

Let's celebrate the good together!


🚫 Don't just live day to day and call it LIFE!

Make the most of every moment, especially during this special time of year.

Let's make it a month to remember! ✨


How to Set Positivity in 2024: Start Practicing TODAY

Our experts emphasize the importance of cultivating a positive mindset.

It's about finding joy in the ordinary and seeing the glass half full.

So, HOW can you do this…

✅ Practice Gratitude

Take time each day to reflect on what you’re thankful for.

Even the smallest things matter.

Write down 3 things you're grateful for every day.

This simple practice can shift your perspective to a more positive one.

✅ Seek Joy in the Little Things

Find happiness in daily activities.

Like a hot cup of coffee or a pleasant walk.

Celebrate small victories and successes.

It’s the little things that add up to a joyful life.

✅ Spread Kindness

Perform random acts of kindness.

Kindness is like snow—it beautifies everything it covers.

A smile, a kind word, or helping someone can make a big difference.

Share your positive experiences with others.

Your joy can be contagious!

For more support with your 2024 goals check out free well-being resources curated by our Therapist, Dr. Pritika Gonsalves. So, get ready to dive into your self-care today.


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Upcoming Group Sessions (Virtual)

Join our upcoming virtual community meetings!

Here, we discuss various aspects of happiness, positivity and well-being.

It's a great opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and gain valuable insights.

Next Group Sessions: 

  • December 8th 2023
  • December 16th 2023


  • Week 1: The Science of Happiness
  • Week 2: Overcoming Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Week 3: Practical Ways to Practice Mindfulness 
  • Week 4: Optimism and Resilience

To join and check the schedule of exact times for section login or download MentalHappy app or, click the button below to join the community.




🫶🏾 Warm Wishes from Us to You

On behalf of everyone at MentalHappy, thank you for being part of this movement towards well-being we started seven years ago. It has been an honor to encourage you during your most transformative moments. Thank you for reading our newsletter and being a vital part of our community. Next year is lucky year number eight! We hope it’s your most fortunate year yet. See you in 2024. 

Stay healthy and be strong.

How To Use This Newsletter

Step 1. Spread the Joy

Send a DM/text to your friend or colleague and say, "Dec joy."  Then send this link. It's a small way to brighten someone's day!

Step 2. Grow and Reflect

Think about how these stories relate to your life. Can you find lessons to help you grow? Use these stories as guides to a happier you.

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Post these feel-good stories on your social media accounts with this link. Spread messages of kindness and togetherness. Don't forget to tag us and use #MentalHappy.

Thank you for being a part of our MentalHappy Community.

Together, we can make each DAY a little BRIGHTER.

Stay positive, stay inspired, and have a fantastic YEAR ahead!

See you in 2024!

With gratitude,

MentalHappy Team

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