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Nourishing Your Inner Life As An Introvert or Highly Sensitive Person

If you're an introvert, you get your energy from within and thrive with lower levels of stimulation. If you're a highly sensitive person, you get overwhelmed by bustling environments---from big crowds to bright lights. You're not only sensitive to your surroundings, but you're also sensitive to the moods of others. You might startle easily and feel deeply moved by music or the arts. You have a rich and complex inner life.*

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How to Cultivate a Peaceful Relationship with Food: Q&A with Haley Goodrich

Many of us don't have a peaceful relationship with food. In fact, it's downright adversarial. We see food as an enemy, as the enemy: We see it as the very obstacle that stands in our way of losing weight. Maybe we get angry with ourselves because we've "failed" oh-so many diets. Oh-so many. We feel disappointed with ourselves. Maybe we even feel ashamed. We wish we could see food as fuel and nothing more. Because...
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Using What-Ifs to Support Ourselves

We tend to create all sorts of what-ifs when we're anxious, stressed and overwhelmed. We spin terrible, horrible stories about how certain situations will turn out. What if I fail? What if I disappoint everyone? What if I freeze during the presentation? What if she dumps me? What if they laugh at me and think I'm an idiot? What if I get fired? What if I get rejected? What if he abandons me?...
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The Biggest and Most Damaging Myths About Self-Care: Q&A with Lexi Koch


Today, self-care has become a buzzword, which is good, because it means it's being talked about more and more. Which also means that many myths have evolved alongside it---myths about what self-care means and what it looks like. And when we internalize these myths as truths, we let them dictate our lives, our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. We may create certain rules for ourselves based on these myths. We may run around...
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