What Happens When You Embrace Dark Emotions

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A psychologist explains how to face emotional challenges using mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion. When I was 15, my mother died in a car accident. Not knowing how to deal with …

Are You a Type D Personality?

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Type D personality traits can be harmful to your health and relationships Do you tend to feel gloomy, keep to yourself, hide your emotions from others and tend to see …

How Do We Know Who is Trustworthy?

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A new study suggests that trustworthy people have a surprising thing in common—their propensity for guilt. Throughout our daily lives, we are tasked with deciding in whom we should place …

The Power of Self-Compassion

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For the past decade or so I’ve been conducting research on self-compassion, and have found that people who are compassionate to themselves are much less likely to be depressed, anxious, …

Get Your Mind and Body Out of Crisis Mode

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Unchecked stress can wreak havoc on your well-being. These are the warning signs that you’re heading toward burnout plus six steps to manage your stress. Stress is everywhere. You wake …

Why Do Some People Resent “Do-Gooders”?

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Whether it’s reaching a professional milestone, attaining a health goal, or doing a good deed, accomplishments should be a source of pride. But sometimes the warm glow of our success …

Do You Have a True Self?

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Chances are you have lots of beliefs about yourself and other people. You use these beliefs to help predict why people do what they do. If someone yells at you, …

Surviving the Holiday Season After Loss

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As fall comes to an end, we are reminded of the season ahead. Assisting individuals and families facing anticipated or sudden loss; I caution self-care as we approach this holiday …

Who Are The Happiest Humans To Inhabit Earth?

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There’s an idea percolating up from the anthropology world that may make you rethink what makes you happy. The idea is not new. It surfaced in the popular consciousness back …