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Becoming comfortable with emotions and thoughts

Last week, we talked about vulnerability and how to experience true happiness and joy, we must also experience pain and suffering. We must be willing to become vulnerable. Sometimes, however, disturbing thoughts or feelings may come into our minds. There is an unlimited range of what these feelings or thoughts may say. They may say,…
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Controlling Your Emotions Instead of Letting Them Control You

Have you ever noticed that during an intense argument you can’t seem to think of anything to say, but 20 minutes later you come up with the world’s greatest comebacks? Have you ever thought of why this is? Is it just because you’ve had more time to think about a good response? Or the fact…
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The Vicious Cycle of Anxiety

I know it has been awhile since our last blog. I apologize, we are planning to have a new post every week from now on. It is estimated that around 40 million adults in the United States alone suffer from anxiety disorders. If you are one of these 40 million, you understand how debilitating and…
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The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy

We have all heard the or used the terms “empathy”and “sympathy” interchangeably. However, empathy and sympathy are quite different. The definition for sympathy is: “harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another”. Whereas the definition for sympathy is: “the psychological identification with or…
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Getting Out of Your Mind

Have you ever said or heard someone say, “I just can’t get out of my head”? Everyone has had a least one day where they have spent the day living in their mind instead of their body. This may have been caused by grief over a loss of a loved one, a betrayal of a…
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How Do You Define Yourself?

“Be careful what you say about yourself because your mind can hear you.” -Crystal Heer How we label and define ourselves is very important. We tend to act a certain way based on these labels and definitions. For example, if you define yourself as an addict, anxious, or lazy you will act accordingly. A better…
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Drawing Your Future

“We’re visual animals, we have to see our goals to have the dopamine system work. This is why you have to write down your goals; we’re no good with the abstract” -Simon Sinek This blog is based on the Ted Talk, Draw Your Future. This video, which you can and should watch by clicking on the link,…
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How to Change Yourself and Reach Goals

Did you know that one-third of Americans feel dissatisfied with life? If you are one of the many people who fall into this category, you may wonder how you can begin to feel satisfied with your life. The Ted Talk, How to stop screwing yourself over by Mel Robbins talks about how you can start enjoying life…
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Taking Care of Yourself First

“Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent. We cannot nurture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first, then we can give from our surplus, our abundance.”- Jennifer Louden “Physicians promise us that if we do not take time to be well, we most assuredly will take time later…
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Why Relapsing Isn’t Always Bad

“Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Mistakes are valuable experiences and great teachers.” -unknown Making a change in your life is difficult, even a positive change. Whether it’s exercising daily, cutting out sugar, going to bed early, or recovering from addiction, we’ve all been there. Changing a habit that we’ve held on to months or…
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