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Are You in a Fun Famine?

Do you feel like every waking moment is packed with something productive and useful? When was the last time you did something solely because it made you smile? Have you played any games lately---like board games or tag? Spontaneously started a dance party or tea party with your family? Does it feel like you're always working or thinking about work or reading some article that tells you how to work better or smarter? Does it feel...
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The Power of Health at Every Size: Q&A with Therapist Kirsten Belzer

I'm not exaggerating when I say that the Health at Every Size movement changed my life. Essentially, it gave me permission to practice compassionate self-care without waiting until I lost weight and finally, supposedly deserved it. It gave me permission to focus away from weight (and other arbitrary numbers) and to truly focus on my well-being, to focus on the joy of movement and the pleasure and flexibility of eating. Because our health and...
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How Therapy Can Help You Cultivate Self-Acceptance


Today is National Psychotherapy Day, a day that aims to demystify therapy and celebrate it. I interviewed one of its founders, psychologist Ryan Howes, about how therapy can help us cultivate self-acceptance.
"Self-acceptance is setting aside what we’re not, or what we 'should' be, and accepting who we are, right now," according to Pasadena psychologist Ryan Howes, Self-acceptance is not a destination we reach and simply stay. Rather, it's a "a moment-by-moment phenomenon,"...
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When Self-Doubt Strikes


Coach and counselor Stephanie Kang's clients experience self-doubt in all sorts of ways. For instance, they're hesitant to speak up and feel like their work isn't good enough. They shoot down their own ideas, dismissing them as unrealistic or something they're not capable of executing anyway. They procrastinate on projects, because they're convinced they'll fail anyway. They have a hard time making decisions. They don't trust themselves to make a good choice.

Sound familiar?

Maybe...
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