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5 Ways to Relieve Anxiety (When Meditation Fails)

Graphic illustration by Kristin Vogel

I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to go an entire day without worrying. Is that even possible?

As a naturally anxious person, I can’t even imagine feeling so carefree that nothing bothered me. And I’m a writer, a profession known for inviting judgment, so you can imagine how the wheels in my head are always spinning.

That being said, I’m grateful that my anxiety is manageable and doesn’t dramatically...
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Why Change Is Uncomfortable, But Necessary

In the span of three months I can’t believe how my life has done a complete 180 – new apartment, new job, new people - to go through so many changes in such a short time can be a lot to process. And while I know these changes are exciting and will be good for me in the long-term, it’s still overwhelming.

Sometimes change is thrust upon you, even if you aren’t ready for it. It’s...
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Communication Skills

The Olympian Mindset: 7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be Successful

Watching an athlete’s backstory is probably my favorite part of the Olympics. I got chills seeing Chloe Kim win the gold the other day - so inspiring what she's accomplished and what she's been through to get to this point.

Growing up, I was a competitive athlete so I know about intense training sessions, overcoming injuries, and pushing your body to the absolute limit. But in the end it’s all worth it when you reach your...
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Communication Skills

How To Boost Your Confidence: Stop Waiting, Start Doing

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted…Do it now.” –Paulo Coelho

When it comes to making decisions, do you tend to hesitate or take action? Do you find yourself second-guessing everything? If you live in analysis paralysis mode, you’re not alone.

I’m a Gemini - the sign of the twins and duality - so needless to say, indecisiveness comes with the territory. Imagine how much time...
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Conflict Resolution

Should There Be a #Me Too for Men?

Recent research goes counter to what most seem to believe about domestic abuse. The trend today—as exemplified by the “Me Too Movement—is to make domestic abuse a male thing. Research by Sandra Stith begs to disagree.

There seems to be a double standard when it comes to domestic abuse, Stith points out. When men and women get into violent arguments,...
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8 Ways to Lean into Negative Thoughts for Kids

"Don't worry, be happy."

"Big kids don't cry."

"Fake it until you make it."

From a young age, we are taught to deal with our negative thoughts and emotions by quashing them or transforming them into something more positive. Unfortunately, much of this effort results in the avoidance of difficult feelings. When we try to avoid a natural part of the human condition (, sadness, hurt, jealousy, anger etc.), it does not make these feelings go away. Instead, we miss the messages...
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