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How Negative Thoughts Are Ruining Your Life

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Last year, a study of more than 30,000 people revealed that harping on negative life events (particularly through rumination and self-blame) can be the prime predictor of some of today’s most common mental health problems. Results from the eye-opening U.K. study, the ...

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4 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself

4 ways to stop self-sabotaging

Last month, a video of Jim Carrey giving an inspiring commencement address went viral, gaining more than 7 million views on YouTube. The comedian poignantly captured what holds most of us back from achieving our goals, stating: You can spend your whole ...

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How to Make Your Life More Meaningful

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When author Bronnie Ware published The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, the inspiring book based on her years as a nurse, the world had quite a reaction. So many of us who get caught up in the go-go-go of daily ...

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The Benefits of Generosity

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The Dalai Lama famously said, “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” The same is certainly true for generosity! Generosity — the quality of being kind and understanding, the willingness ...

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Is There a Cure for Narcissism?

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Are today’s youth really a more narcissistic generation? It’s a question parents, educators, researchers and media seem to be strongly affirming. And let’s face it, the barrage of status updates and “selfie” streams probably aren’t helping.  Recent studies have shown that students today ...

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The Importance of Self-Worth

Self-Worth

The dictionary defines self-worth as “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.” However, there are many ways for a person to value themselves and assess their worth as a human being, and some of these are ...

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The Value of Depression

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There is a problem with the conventional wisdom about mental illness. The conventional wisdom is that mental illnesses are caused by chemical imbalances, genetic dynamics and brain abnormalities. That belief encourages people to ignore the meaning of the symptoms and ...

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