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The Healing Power of Gratitude

healing power of gratitude

“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert There is perhaps no better tool to live in the present and find ...

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What is Body Image?

body image

“Body image.” These are two words that have recently become commonplace in the media, whether they are used positively…or negatively. When you put the words together, what do they really mean? Do they conjure feelings of security, love, and value, ...

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Why We Won’t Let Ourselves Be Happy

why we won't let ourselves be happy

When it comes to our own happiness, many of us are familiar with the pattern of taking two steps forward, one step back. For example, if we want to lose weight, we may find that after having some success, which ...

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Be Happy Now!

be happy now

3 Tips to be Happy with What You’ve Got Does this sound familiar? I’ll be happy when: I lose 10 pounds; get a promotion; find my dream partner. You’re not alone. It’s called conditional happiness. The problem with conditional happiness ...

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Stop Hating Yourself Once and For All

stop hating yourself

Recently, we’ve called attention to the question of whether narcissism is an epidemic in our nation. Yet, I would argue that it is narcissism’s evil step-sister that is causing the most trouble in people’s lives. Self-hatred is something we may not ...

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on lasting self-change


Dr. John Norcross talks about external support being an integral part of lasting self-change     JN:      It seems like most of us can get through change for a couple weeks, even in the most negative, invalidating environments.  But over ...

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How Negative Thoughts Are Ruining Your Life

negative thoughts ruining life

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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