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Taking Control of Obsessive Worrying

Worry is the cognitive-thinking part of anxiety that causes people to ask questions of a “what if” nature. For example, your manager putting a meeting on your calendar might pique your curiosity, but when anxiety is driving our thoughts, can quickly turn into you imagining a multitude of stressful “what if” scenarios, and usually ends with “what if she fires …

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Living in a Social Media World

“Wait don’t eat yet, I need to take a picture for Instagram.” How many times have you or your friends uttered this phrase out loud? The impact of social media on shaping our thinking and behaviors can’t be discounted. As applications such as Instagram and Facebook provide individuals the ability to post or live stream about their day to day …

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It’s Never Too Late To Start a Brilliant Career

If you find yourself already established in your career but feel as if you would be better suited in a different profession, do not despair. Rich Karlgaard discusses how our talents, abilities, and interests continue to grow and develop as we mature. Karlgaard discusses how the pressure to achieve and decide one’s career trajectory at a very young age is …

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The Four Things Couples Should Avoid in a Fight

After years of research studying thousands of couples, Dr. John Gottman found a pattern in the way couples fight. Gottman discovered four behaviors that were the most destructive when couples were in conflict. In fact, Gottman found that the married couples who enacted these four particular behaviors were the most likely to become separated or divorced. As a result, Gottman …

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Tips on How to Create a Self-Care Routine

Self care. A popular phrase utilized to rationalize that trip to the nail salon or night out with friends to relax. An act done when one is feeling overwhelmed and stressed, and finally decides to indulge in that “me” time to release the tension. While these activities may assist to reinvigorate your mental and emotional health short term, a self …

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Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control)

Procrastination has gotten all of us in trouble at some point or another, right? We eventually complete the task and inevitably feel the shame of our procrastination. However, that shame might not be because of our perceived laziness…it’s likely due to something else. Charlotte Lieberman explains what is going on…here.

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Trouble Sleeping? Tips on How to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep

Sleep is often one of the most overlooked aspects of our lives. Sure, we all know that not getting enough of those precious Zzzz can make us grumpy but a lack of sleep can significantly affect us in more ways than we may realize. Studies show that a lack of sleep affects daily functioning, mood, physical health, concentration and memory, …

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Steel Your Mind: A Cognitive and Behavioral Guide to Healthier Thinking

While going through the hustle and bustle of daily routines we rarely stop and think about our thinking and about the impact that thoughts have on our feelings, emotions, and behaviors. Experts estimate that on average a person experiences roughly 2,500 to 3,300 thoughts per hour for a grand total of about 50,000 thoughts per day. That’s a whole lot …

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Mind Your Phone

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Our smartphones can often feel like an additional appendage. Have you found that when your phone is close to losing all its power, your body starts to react in a mild panic? According to reports, the average American adult over the age of 18 spends 2 hours and 51 minutes on their smartphone each day. That is about 1,032 hours …

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