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Embracing Change and Impermanence

Embracing Change and Impermanence

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” ~Karen Kaiser Clark Life can be a persistent teacher. When we fail to learn life’s lessons the first time around, life has a way of repeating them to foster understanding. Over the last few years, my life was shaken up by dramatic circumstances. I resisted the impermanence of these events in my life and struggled with embracing change. When I resisted the lessons that change brought, a roller coaster of changes continued…

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The Practice of Letting Go

The Practice of Letting Go

There are a number of times when our mind clings to something tightly, and it is rarely helpful: I am right, the other person is wrong That person is living their life in the wrong way, they should change My preference is the best way, others are wrong This is the thing I want, I don’t want anything else I really don’t like that, it sucks I should have that person in my life, loving me I shouldn’t be alone,…

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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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8 Small Changes for a Slimmer You in 2018

8 Small Changes for a Slimmer You in 2018

It’s that time of year again. People are rushing to buy gym memberships and cleaning out kitchen cabinets, swearing that this year will be the year they follow through on their resolution to lose weight. But reaching that goal doesn’t require a complete lifestyle overhaul. Small steps can make a big difference in your body and health. Here are eight ways to get started: Break it down. No matter how much you have to lose, changing your lifestyle to lose…

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The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits. Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They save time and energy . . . except when they involve grabbing a candy bar from the vending machine every afternoon at 3 p.m. In cases like…

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10 Ways to Become More Resilient

10 Ways to Become More Resilient

10 Ways to Become More Resilient Build Your Resilience and Coping Skills With These Tips Resilience can often mean the difference between handling pressure and losing your cool. Resilient people tend to maintain a more positive outlook and cope with stress more effectively. Research has shown that while some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviors can also be learned. The following are just a few of the techniques you should focus on in order to foster your…

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How to Change Your Life at Any Age

How to Change Your Life at Any Age

At some point during your adult life, it’s normal to find yourself feeling like you’re in a bit of a rut. Big changes may need to happen at any age — whether you’re dealing with a quarterlife crisis, a midlife crisis or even a big adjustment to retired life. Life is a journey that’s constantly flowing, regardless of the number of candles that will be on your next birthday cake. For you to stay in the same place forever would…

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How to Change Your Life at Any Age

How to Change Your Life at Any Age

How to Change Your Life at Any Age At some point during your adult life, it’s normal to find yourself feeling like you’re in a bit of a rut. Big changes may need to happen at any age — whether you’re dealing with a quarterlife crisis, a midlife crisis or even a big adjustment to retired life. Life is a journey that’s constantly flowing, regardless of the number of candles that will be on your next birthday cake. For you…

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Can We Ever Really Change Who We Are?

Can We Ever Really Change Who We Are?

As a psychiatrist and novelist concerned with people’s inner conflicts, I’m often asked whether people can truly change. The answer is: yes, and no. Most mental health professionals agree that our deeply embedded traits and tendencies are ingrained by the time we’re adolescents. Yes, there can be some minor modifications after that, but our basic way of interacting with others is pretty much set by the time we’re 17 or 18. We interact with others in a fairly inflexible and…

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