Social Anxiety and the Amygdala Hijack

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A lot of our social anxiety is caused by an area in the brain called the amygdala. In many ways, the amygdala can be considered the “home of anxiety.” Neuroscience research shows that the amygdala plays a big role in … Continue reading

The Good Thing About Being A Sensitive Person

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Being a sensitive person isn’t always a bad thing, it often means you are very attuned to your environment and the people around you. Ever since I was a kid, I always considered myself a very sensitive person and it … Continue reading

Cancel Your RSVP to the Pity Party

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Having a “pity party” is always easier than accepting responsibility and trying to make a conscious change in our lives. While I like to give ourselves permission to feel negative every now and then, a pity party is when we … Continue reading

This Small Change in Your Words Can Affect Your Mental State

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We all have “positive” and “negative” traits about ourselves – things we like about ourselves vs. things we don’t really like. Accepting both sides is important for being honest with ourselves. It’s important to be aware of both your strengths … Continue reading

Healthy Self-Esteem: An Alternative to Self-Pity vs. Narcissism

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Many people live their lives with very low self-esteem. They think that they are inadequate in achieving their own dreams, goals, and values; thus, they find themselves in a constant state of self-pity, disappointment, or even self-hate. The problem with … Continue reading