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Am I Having a Midlife Crisis?

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When the words “midlife crisis” are mentioned, we almost always immediately think about a man in his mid to late 50’s driving around in a cherry red sports car and breaking apart his marriage. This image is not only outdated, but it’s also detrimental. This commonly held assumption about a midlife crisis does a grave disservice to the people going …

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How Talking About Your Problems Relieves Stress

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When was the last time you said out loud, “I need help”? It can be tough opening up. Most of us were taught that to express emotions is a sign of weakness. But, it’s so important to share your experiences with others as a healthy way to overcome challenges and hardships. If you are reading this and going through symptoms …

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50 Coping Skills to Help You Manage Stress

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Most of us are incredibly familiar with the experience of stress. In the past year alone, approximately three-quarters of adults in the US have experienced both the psychological and physical symptoms of stress. We are most often stressed out about work, finances, relationships, and the general political climate. These days, it’s almost impossible to escape the shadow stress casts over …

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Platonic Friendship: The Benefits of Having Friends Without Benefits

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Is it ever possible to have healthy platonic friendships, without feelings or sexual attractions getting in the way? In the iconic scene from the 1989 film, When Harry Met Sally, Billy Cristol’s character Harry, tells Sally (Meg Ryan), ‘…men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.” Of course, Harry was describing a heterosexual …

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Take the 7-Day Self-Compassion Challenge & Feel Better About Life

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“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others If you have no compassion for yourself, then you are not able of developing compassion for others.” Dalai Lama It’s easy to talk about compassion, but it’s often difficult to put that compassion into practice. How can you build a compassionate life in …