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    Martial arts

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    mar.tial / arts n.noun Martial arts are defined as ‘A codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.’ Martial arts is a self-defense system designed train individual’s in their abilities to protect themselves…

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    Maturity

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    Ma.tur.it.y n.noun In psychology, maturity is the ability to respond to the environment in an appropriate manner. This response is generally learned rather than instinctive. Maturity also encompasses being aware of the correct time and place to behave and knowing when to act, according to the circumstances and the culture of the society one lives…

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    Meditation

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    / med·i·ta·tion / ‘medə’tāSH(ə)n Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. It is the means for fathoming all the levels of ourselves and finally experiencing the center of consciousness within. Meditation is not a part of any religion;…

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    Mental health

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    Men.tal / health n.noun Mayo Clinic defines mental health as, “a person’s condition concerning their psychological and emotional well-being.” An individual’s mental health may be damaged or even failing, but this does not mean that their mental state is permanently damaged. With proper mental health counseling, a psychologically ailing individual can restore their mental health,…

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    Mindfulness

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    / mind·ful·ness / ‘mīn(d)f(ə)lnəs Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment.

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    Motivation

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    Mo.ti.va.tion n.noun Motivation is defined as, ‘the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors.’ Motivation is an inborn characteristic that allows humans to do things necessary for living. Motivation is what allows us to do things like, drink water and eat food when we are hungry and thirsty, bathe ourselves when we are dirty,…

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