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Positive Self-Talk: 7 Things Mentally Healthy People Tell Themselves

Positive Self-Talk: 7 Things Mentally Healthy People Tell Themselves

The messages we give to ourselves every day have enormous power. Anything that is repeated and repeated and repeated can become “truth” — even when it isn’t. Any coach will tell you that practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect but it certainly does make permanent. Repeating negative messages can wear down our sense of self as surely as a constant stream of water will wear down even the hardest stone. Repeating positive messages, on the other hand, is more like creating…

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Emotional Resilience: 9 Ways to Be Resilient in Tough Times

Emotional Resilience: 9 Ways to Be Resilient in Tough Times

How to become more emotionally resilient in the face of uncertainty. When uncertainty rocks our world, making us wonder which path to take, what decision to make, or whether to respond at all, it can be crippling for some of us if we have not developed emotional resilience. Not sure if you struggle with resilience? Take this well-being survey. If you do struggle with resilience, how do you move through the challenge? How do you respond effectively to the situation?…

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Forget New Year’s Health Goals, Try ‘Monday Resolutions’ Instead

Forget New Year’s Health Goals, Try ‘Monday Resolutions’ Instead

With the end of the year approaching, it’s not uncommon to start thinking about health goals for the new year, like losing weight, eating healthier, exercising and quitting smoking. But though we may have good intentions, choosing January 1 to make promises to get on a healthier track year-round doesn’t always work. In fact, according to a 2017 Marist poll, about a third of people who make a New Year’s resolution fail to stick with it. This doesn’t mean we…

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Give Yourself More Credit for Doing These Things

Give Yourself More Credit for Doing These Things

Let’s do a roll call: who here has been giving themselves a hard time lately? If this is you, it’s time to cut yourself some slack! You may not realize it, but there are countless things you accomplish every day that are absolutely praiseworthy. No, really! If we don’t give ourselves credit for the small stuff, how can we feel comfortable patting on ourselves when we accomplish something massive? The next time you start doubting yourself and your capabilities, reflect…

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Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

The noun resilience stems from the Latin resiliens “to rebound, recoil.” As a character trait, resilience is a person’s mental ability to recover quickly from misfortune, illness or depression. For most, life eventually throws us a major curve ball. Like millions, I have had my share of adversity. Growing up in Bangladesh, I have seen war, famine, and inhumane poverty. As an entrepreneur, technologist, and author, I have faced many professional and personal failures and rejections. I had to learn…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

  People are more likely to cry at night  because the lack of sleep makes emotions hard to control.   An Oxford University study has found that for every person you fall in love with and accommodate into your life  you lose two close friends.   A pizza delivery is more likely to arrive to your home  sooner than an ambulance in a case of an emergency.   Eating celery is technically exercise. When you eat celery,  you burn more…

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This One Shift Will Change The Way You See Yourself (& Others!)

This One Shift Will Change The Way You See Yourself (& Others!)

The Challenge: We often assume our abilities and behaviors cannot (or are too hard to) be changed. The Science: You are, indeed, capable of change! It’s all about the way we look at it! The Solution: Cultivating a growth mindset can create positive change and new opportunities in your life! We are often taught from a young age and through a variety of influences that ability is fixed. Either we’re smart or we’re not.  We’re athletic or we’re not. We’re…

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The Domino Effect: How to Create a Chain Reaction of Good Habits

The Domino Effect: How to Create a Chain Reaction of Good Habits

Human behaviors are often tied to one another. For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by the house. At some point, she decided to give it another try and managed to make her bed four days in a row—a seemingly trivial…

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12 Toxic Behaviors that Push People Away From You

12 Toxic Behaviors that Push People Away From You

Your behavior is a little thing that makes a big difference. Let’s be honest – we’ve all acted in toxic, damaging ways at one time or another.  None of us are immune to occasional toxic mood swings, but many people are more evolved, balanced and aware, and such occurrences happen only rarely in their lives. Whether your toxic behavior is a common occurrence, or just a once in a blue moon phenomena, it’s critical for your long-term happiness and success…

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Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess By Amy Norton    HealthDay Reporter   WebMD News from HealthDay TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Although people complain when their schedule gets too busy, new research suggests that being overbooked might actually be good for the brain. The study of older adults found that those with packed schedules tended to do better on tests of memory, information processing and reasoning. Researchers said the findings don’t prove that…

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