The Problem With Being “Too Nice”

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According to recent research in psychology, being too nice can sometimes backfire on us. People who compulsively say “yes” to everyone’s wants and needs often experience greater levels of stress and emotional burnout; they spend all their energy trying to … 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

Your Mind Is a Movie Theater – What’s Playing Tonight?

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Your mind is a lot like a movie theater. We have the incredible ability as humans to time travel in our heads and re-live moments from our past or imagine moments in our future. Often we do this constantly throughout … Continue reading

Why a Pet Can Be a Great Temporary Solution For Social Anxiety

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Too anxious to make new friends? Think people are too much to handle? Maybe a nice loyal pet is exactly what you’re looking for. While I certainly don’t think a pet can replace human relationships, they can be a very … 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