Shy Verses Introvert

The terms introvert and extrovert are commonly used and its safe to say that most people know what they mean. There are never ending discussions about which is better and the pros and cons of both. Unfortunately, there are also many arguments because they just don’t understand each other. One common misconception is that shy…

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Stopping the “What Ifs?”

Everyone has moments where they worry about the what ifs. They are actually a necessary part of life and assist in the decision making process or motivating us to make better choices; however, sometimes they become overwhelming and can be indicative of a larger problem. They are a common symptoms of chronic worrying or anxiety.…

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Coping With the Loss of a Loved One

Grief comes in many forms. Each person copes with the loss of a loved one in a different way. The one constant is that it is never easy. You will experiences all kinds of emotions and at times it might feel like it will never get better. Then just when you think it is starting…

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The Benefits of Journaling

Journaling is the act of putting your thoughts into writing, usually in a specific place or notebook. This can be by pen and paper or electronically and privately or publicly. Most people don’t realize how powerful journaling can be. It can serve as a tool to keep you accountable, as an emotional support, as a…

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What to Say and Not Say to an Anxious Child

Children with anxiety love there parents just the same as other children. They look up to them, they listen to them, and they want to be able to trust what they tell them. Unfortunately, that anxiety makes it incredibly difficult to trust anyone other than the anxiety. Anxiety causes children to be on high alert…

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Supporting Someone with a Mental Illness

Having a loved one with a mental illness can be challenging and often confusing. Many times we don’t know where to start in helping them, or even how to know how to help them. Being diagnosed with a mental illness is a learning process in itself and it is no different for those supporting and…

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Why You Should Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

As much as we all try to deny it, comparing ourselves to others is part of our daily life. Whether its comparing how we look, where we work, how much money we have, or even how we run our family, its a major component of our thinking process, either conscious or subconscious. Unfortunately, it’s also…

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Building Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is the term used to describe a person’s overall self-worth, self-image, personal value, or view of their self. It is not a simple concept and involves a variety of factors and beliefs about yourself. It can be from internal to external traits, including appearance, emotions, talents, beliefs, or actions. Self-esteem is not only determined…

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The Importance of Forgiveness

What is forgiveness? Forgiveness is the cognitive decision to let go of resentment and release any thought of revenge. It does not mean that we forget the act that must be forgiven. That may not ever happen and is not required to forgive. The hurt may always be part of your life, but it does…

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How To Create Motivation

Finding motivation is probably one of the most difficult things to do once it is lost. Generally a loss of motivation is a symptom of a more systemic problem either internally or within an environment and therefore is not a singular problem to address. Also, compounding the problem is that without motivation, addressing a problem…

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