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The Real Reason You’re Always Checking Your Phone

The Real Reason You’re Always Checking Your Phone

Have you ever noticed that no one looks up while crossing the street anymore? Most people are too busy responding to text messages or scrolling through social media to pay attention to their surroundings. Truth be told, I’m guilty of this myself. But nevertheless, it defies all logic. Why do ...

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How Volunteering Can Help Your Mental & Physical Health

7 Ways to Stop Time

Many recent studies that have been done on volunteer work show how it’s connected to better health. Physical effects on the body, such as lowered blood pressure can be measured and impacted through helping others. Though some of us are introverts, humans need social connection in order to survive and ...

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Out of Our Heads and into Our Lives

Out of Our Heads and into Our Lives

You know those thoughts that run in continuous loops through your head? The ones where you’re replaying something that’s happened or imagining something that might? You know, the ones you’re having all the time? Well, guess what? Contrary to what most of us believe, those thoughts are not the same ...

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What So Many of Us Get Wrong About Assertiveness

What So Many of Us Get Wrong About Assertiveness

Most of us are familiar with the term “assertive.” We have a general idea of what being assertive means. But that doesn’t mean we fully understand it. And, in our society, many myths still abound, which adds another layer of confusion. Which is a problem, because these misconceptions can lead ...

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How to Be Mindful (Even if You’re Anxious or Impatient)

How to Be Mindful (Even if You’re Anxious or Impatient)

The world really wants us to count our blessings. News articles and blog posts tout the many benefits of gratitude, from improved health to better sleep and happier moods. Entrepreneurs and business behemoths like Oprah Winfrey swear by gratitude journals as a solution to stress and the secret to their success. But practicing gratitude ...

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You’re Smarter Than Your Anxiety and You Can Take Back Your Life

You’re Smarter Than Your Anxiety and You Can Take Back Your Life

Take back control. Anxiety…we all feel it. Anxiety symptoms vary from general distress to sweating palms to nausea-inducing stomach cramps. For some. it’s an uncommon visitor, a fleeting shadow beneath the door. For others, it’s the friend you let crash on your couch one night, who now refuses to leave. ...

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Seeing Through the Cloud of High-Functioning Anxiety

7 Ways to Stop Time

Between good mental health and a diagnosable mental health disorder, there is a vast no-man’s land of different mental states. The nature of life means that we will inevitably experience dizzying happiness, desperate sadness and everything in between, including a certain amount of fear, worry and anxiety. In fact, it ...

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Lower Stress Through Meditation Focused on Acceptance

Lower Stress Through Meditation Focused on Acceptance

Finances, family, work, and especially, rush hour traffic. These all contribute to a US population that is constantly on edge and stressed by the 24-hour cycle of life. And this is without discussing politics. American adults experience stress in many ways and combat it through a variety of methods — ...

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