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When the Holidays Are Upsetting

The holidays are a beautiful, joyous time---but not for everyone. For many people the holidays spotlight what's missing in their lives. A person. A good job. Enough money. Close relationships. Love. For many people there are wounds, fresh ones or recently scarred, but wounds nonetheless.

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ThoughtBuster: Lean Into Your Negative Thoughts

This week's ThoughtBuster--a short illustrated exercise used to kick a negative thought to the curb--is inspired by the work of Brené Brown.

Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, has spent her career studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. In her eye-opening TED Talk, The...
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Negative Thoughts? Throw Them Out (Literally) + 4 Other Ideas

It's easy to be negative.


The human mind is wired to detect and dwell on negative events and circumstances. Think about cavemen who went out hunting and gathering food for their families. Those who survived did so because they were sharply attuned to possible attacks from saber-toothed tigers lurking in the bush.
In modern times, we don't need to run from predators, yet we're left with an evolutionary imprint called the negativity...
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