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Mindfulness

Brené Brown’s 3-Step Approach to Transcending Failure and ‘Rising Strong’

“We’ve all fallen. And we have the skinned knees and bruised hearts to prove it. But scars are easier to talk about than they are to show – and rarely do we see wounds that are in the process of healing.” – Brené Brown

Throughout our lives, we’ve all experienced failure, disappointment and heartbreak. But when you listen to most people tell a story about overcoming adversity do you notice how they go straight from the...


General

4 Surprising Health Benefits of Gratitude

In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to take this opportunity to talk about gratitude. With countless podcasts, books, and Ted talks on the subject, it’s no secret that practicing gratitude is important. But how many of us actually do it?
While it may seem easy for Oprah and Tony Robbins, being grateful isn’t always easy for the rest of us.
As you grow up, you learn that life can go from 100 to...


General

The Psychology Behind Why We Love Scary Movies

I never have to think twice when someone asks me what my favorite holiday is. Candy galore, carved pumpkins, haunted houses, crazy costumes, and best of all, scary movie marathons.

What’s not to love about Halloween?

It’s the one time of the year I get to indulge in my horror film obsession, which began when I was a little girl secretly watching Are You Afraid of the Dark? after school while my mom thought I was watching...


General

Living with a Gifted Spouse? Here’s How to Handle It

After your first date, you were hooked. Captivated by his cute and quirky brilliance, you completely lost track of time and spent hours talking. You never met anyone like him before - the way he saw the world was so different and interesting. Let’s face it: Intelligence is sexy, and you were immediately drawn to him.

Fast forward several years and the two of you are married with children. You’re starting to understand what people mean...


Mindfulness

More Than Just a Dream: The Science Behind Nightmares

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to share a dream with someone or jump into someone else’s dream? I think about this when I’m lying awake at night wondering if I’m the only crazy person who has dreams that play out like a Nightmare on Elm Street movie. I’d love the option to hop into a Pride and Prejudice-type dream, wearing one of those elegant dresses and dancing with an awkwardly handsome...


Friendships

The Truth About Friendships in Your 20s

Now that I’m officially in my late 20s, I’m feeling older and wiser – well, at least wise enough to write this article. Over the years, I’ve experienced many different types of friendships and relationships and through it all, the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that change is inevitable.

The best part about getting older is that you stop caring what other people think. You're becoming more confident and sure of yourself, and less concerned with...


Communication Skills

The Surprising Secret to Acing a Job Interview

There are countless articles on preparing for a job interview with advice that has basically become common knowledge—research the company, dress appropriately, be punctual and so on. However, many people leave out one vital point. What they forget to mention is the importance of asking the right questions. Many candidates assume that if they’ve successfully answered the interviewer’s questions, then they have aced the interview.

However, this is not always the case. In the wise words...