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Perspective

How to Make Your Holidays Not Suck

It’s that time of year again.

The Holidays.

For many people, the end of the year festivities are a time of joy and warmth, a time for nostalgia, and a time to celebrate with the loved ones in our lives.

But what time is it for others?

Those troubled by ugly memories of holidays past rather than ones filled with light and love.

Those who with the dreaded family get-togethers that you really can’t get out of...
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Acceptance

Depressed? Try This One Simple Tip

Depression is insidious.

You feel sad, you lose your concentration, nothing is interesting to you anymore, and – to top it all off – your thoughts become stuck in an endless loop of self-criticism.

There are many ways to address depression. Researchers interested in decreasing depression and increasing resilience have found that using a number of intentional activities creates positive emotions and helps...
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General

2 Keys to Free Yourself from the Paralysis of Analysis

You're trapped.

You're stuck inside your head with the same thoughts going around and around and around:

"Why do I feel this way?"

"There must be something really wrong with me."

"I don't have the energy to deal with things which means I won't be able to work which means I won't be able to support me or my family."

"This is awful."

"What am I doing or thinking that is making me feel this way?...
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Perspective

4 Ways to Shrink the Power of Negative Emotions

“I get up to that start line and my heart is pounding so hard I think I’m going to have a heart attack,” Andrea tells me. “I can barely remember the course or what I’m supposed to do out there.”

Andrea, my partner, loves to do agility sports with her dog, Georgia. But she experiences competition anxiety like many people do. It tends to interfere with her ability to run the...
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