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Monday, November 20, 2017

5 Ways To Curb Social Media During The Holidays

The holidays are fast upon us and, in the blink of an eye, Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve will have already come and gone. Along with the holiday season comes much time spent with family from near and far, attending parties, preparing elaborate holiday dinners, and buying expensive gifts to show loved ones how much we care about them.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Improve your relationships by stopping mind reading and projection

“I’m not a mind reader!”
“She can’t read my mind…how does she know?”
“He’s projecting his feelings on me!”

You’ve likely heard, or maybe said, phrases like these before. In a disagreement with loved ones or co-workers, it’s easy to feel frustrated that another party hasn’t adequately anticipated our needs (mind reading) or to wrongly assume that you understand what another person thinks, feels or expects (projection.)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Finding Hope: How to Turn Disappointments into Strengths

Disappointments can be deeply painful, crush our self-esteem, and shake our world.

Disappointment is defined as “the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the unfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations.” So, naturally, disappointments leave us feeling sad, regretful, dismayed and sorrowful. And given the current news today, from the numerous worldwide natural disasters to the country’s political instability, many people are experiencing an array of emotions associated with disappointment.