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Everything? Sucks Right Now!

My friend, Steven, was trying to sleep the other night. In his head, he kept hearing the words: Everything sucks right now!

A list of things scrolled through his mind:

• The world is a mess!
• Natural disasters everywhere.
• We're on the brink of nuclear war.
• My teenagers have attitudes.
• Is my business slowing down?
Everything sucks!

After a few minutes of self-torture, he realized he could ask himself an NLP meta-model question.
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Octacosanol – Has Stress-Related Insomnia Met its Match?

Stress can make it difficult to sleep. This isn't news. The rise of octacosanol, another dietary supplement with research behind it, is no surprise, either.

The rise of octacosanol, another dietary supplement with research behind it, is no surprise, either.

If you suffer from stress-related insomnia, octacosanol could be a reason to hope for relief. The mental and physical anguish insomnia causes are enough to motivate anyone. Buying an inexpensive supplement is worth a...
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How to Forgive Yourself by Realizing Something New

You may be wondering how to forgive yourself for something - or many things.

If you don't know how to forgive yourself - if you can't let go and move on - you may be focusing on the wrong part of self-forgiveness.

So many of us say: I can't forgive myself. I'm not able to let go. I can't do it. Show me how to forgive myself because I'm stuck. I totally lack self-forgiveness!

You're focused on not...
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Angry? It Might Be Abilify

This is a guest post by William Jiang, MLS

Note: This is an opinion-based post. All views expressed are the personal perspective of the author. No medical advice should be implied.

Abilify. It is the single best-selling drug of all time. From April 2013, through March 2014, sales of Abilify (official name, aripiprazole) totaled $6,885,243,368.

That is, Abilify made almost 7 billion in one year.

At the...
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Feeling Lousy? Try Something a Little Different

Ever try singing when you're feeling bad?

Many of us understand how powerful music can be on our moods, and know the capacity of the ‘right’ song to carry us into different emotional states.

A recent article on The Mighty even reveals 30 songs that their members found helpful for anxiety and depression

Maybe you’re also the type who loves to belt one out in the shower or car, or perhaps you just quietly hum...
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This is What Happened During My Free Psychoanalysis Consult

September 4, 2017

I haven’t even begun psychoanalysis and it’s already driving me nuts.

I'm exaggerating a little, but at the end of the free Skype consult, I was angry. What does negotiating a fee have to do with my mother?

Yes, it went there.

My first official psychoanalysis session begins in a few days. I still don't know the fee, but we've got a range to consider. The psychoanalyst is mulling it over too, as he's...
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You’ll Be Shocked at How Therapeutic Journaling Can Heal You

This is a guest post from therapeutic journaling expert and author, Mari L. McCarthy.

Did you know that handwriting therapeutically in a journal can boost your immune system and slash the number of visits you make to the doctors?

Yes, therapeutic journaling - also known as expressive writing, can improve the symptoms of chronic illness, reduce your chances of catching a common cold, and even reduce drug costs.

But what is the evidence for therapeutic...
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Should the Life Coaching Industry Be Regulated?

Yeah, I’ve heard horror stories about life coaches, too.

Undertrained, even naïve practitioners take on clients who may be suffering, sometimes from a clinical disorder, then…disaster.

Some life coaching clients just waste their money on incompetent coaches. Others are more tragically misled.

What can we do about the life coaches who probably shouldn’t be giving advice to their dogs?

The government can step in with regulations. States can require licensing, instituting education and testing requirements, ethical guidelines...
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Offended? How to Rise Above It

When we feel annoyed or resentful over another person’s words or actions, there’s a very good reason we call it taking offense: implicit in this phrase is the choice to take it or leave it.

We know we should take the higher road, but how do we rise above someone else’s rude words, or lack of consideration?

It is an art, according to author Shemsi Prinzivalli, but one that can be learned with a few simple reminders:
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The Loneliness Epidemic and Longevity

Most of us know by now that eating well, getting regular exercise, and minimizing bad habits like smoking and drinking can all contribute to longer, healthier lives. But there’s an emerging lifestyle factor, one that you likely haven’t considered, that may actually be harder on your health:


Over 100 studies have found that being lonely and socially isolated is linked to a full 26% increase in risk of death, making the resulting danger to...
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