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Staying Mentally Fit

Posted on February 23, 2018 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (1)

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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/promoting-hope-preventing-suicide/201802/coping-in-challenging-times

 

Staying Mentally Fit

Changing how you think about depression—it’s not just about the medicine.

Posted Feb 20, 2018

“When I was depressed I couldn’t moti...

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Choose Meaning and Live Better

Posted on February 13, 2018 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-the-name-love/201802/choose-meaning-and-live-better

Choose Meaning and Live Better

When should we tune out (and into) our biases?

Posted Feb 13, 2018

We have a bad habit of focusing on people’s superficial, negative qualities. Happiness and fulfillment can b...

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Why Does Compassion Feel So Good? Here Are Five Reasons

Posted on February 7, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1)

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Why Does Compassion Feel So Good? Here Are Five Reasons

The best news: We can improve our capacity for compassion.

Posted Feb 01, 2018

At the lowest points in our lives, the presence ...

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How Universal Is Body Language?

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (1)

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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201704/how-universal-is-body-language?collection=1110727

How Universal Is Body Language?

New research suggests emotional body language may transcend culture

Posted Apr 12, 2017

For all the importance we place on words, whether spoken or writt...

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Show Your Mind Who's Boss

Posted on January 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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Show Your Mind Who's Boss

Three healthier ways to deal with negative, destructive thoughts.

Posted Jan 06, 2018

Minds can be frustrating. Sometimes we have distracting or destructive thoughts when we’d like nothing mor...

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High-Conflict People for the Holidays?

Posted on December 28, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/5-types-people-who-can-ruin-your-life/201712/high-conflict-people-the-holidays

High-Conflict People for the Holidays?

Here are four tips for managing them.

Posted Dec 19, 2017

Watch out! Uncle Joe’s coming to the holiday dinner. Oh, no! Sister-in-law Mary is...

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Life Doesn't Just Happen to Us

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

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https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-meaningful-life/201712/life-doesnt-just-happen-us

Life Doesn't Just Happen to Us

You can change without growing, but you can’t grow without changing.

Posted Dec 18, 2017

The ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, who was a contemporary of Confucius, L...

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The 5 Defense Mechanisms That Can Sabotage Your Relationship

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (2)

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The 5 Defense Mechanisms That Can Sabotage Your Relationship

Defense mechanisms might contribute to the undoing of your closest relationship.

Pos...

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Train the Mind and Grow Happier

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (1)

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Train the Mind and Grow Happier

How good are you at preventing negative thoughts from taking hold of you?

Posted Nov 04, 2017

Having retired, my favourite uncle certainly didn’t expe...

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The Difference Between Alone and Lonely ??? And Why It Matters

Posted on October 22, 2017 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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https://blogs.psychcentral.com/childhood-neglect/2017/10/the-difference-between-alone-and-lonely-and-why-it-matters/

The Difference Between Alone and Lonely – And Why It Matters By Jonice Webb PhD

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It was Thanksgiving, twenty-some years ago, and I was in gradu...

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