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Mindfulness and Anxiety

Mindfulness and Anxiety

Mindfulness practice, at its core, is the opposite of an anxious mind. What Is Mindfulness? “There have been many tragedies in my life, but most of them have not happened.” —Mark Twain Anxiety lives in fears of the future that haven’t happened yet. How often does what you worry about actually happen? Take a second to reflect on the last spiral of worry that took over you. While bad things do happen, the odds are that it was much worse…

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Conquering Emotional Blind Spots Is Challenging, But Worth It

Conquering Emotional Blind Spots Is Challenging, But Worth It

Knowing you have them is the first step. I’ve signed up to get emotionally attacked by my phone every day. Along with hundreds of thousands of people, I get a daily notification from the astrology app Co-Star. It sends an A.I.-generated nugget of wisdom based on what my horoscope and the message is usually ruthless. “Who do you trust with your most intense feelings?” Co-Star asked me recently. The question stunned me so much that I had to sit down…

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Positive People: The 3 Emotionally Intelligent Behaviors They Practice Daily

Positive People: The 3 Emotionally Intelligent Behaviors They Practice Daily

Engage negativity with the weapons of positivity. There is simply no magic pill when it comes to becoming a more positive person. Everything behind what they do can be boiled down to one word: mindset. To become more positive, especially in negative work environments that strip you of your joy and dignity, you have to engage the negative forces that surround you with three weapons of positivity. 1. Develop your self-awareness. Self-awareness is a weapon used to protect you from…

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How to Stop Projecting

How to Stop Projecting

These tips can help you stop projecting your less-flattering traits onto other people. Expert Source: Psychotherapist and clinical psychologist Joseph Burgo, PhD, author of Why Do I Do That? Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives. Cranky existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once wrote, “Hell is other people,” and we’ve all felt this way from time to time. Especially when the snide comments of a coworker, a friend’s constant complaining, or our sister’s endless bossiness annoy us…

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Here’s Exactly How to Tap into Your Intuition for a Happier, Healthier Life

Here’s Exactly How to Tap into Your Intuition for a Happier, Healthier Life

How many times have you said to yourself, “I had a bad feeling about this. I just wish I had listened to my gut!” You don’t have to be a psychic to tune in to your inner voice, and it can help you make better decisions in every area of your life. Are intuition and instinct the same thing? “People who think intuition comes from the unconscious may be confusing it with instinct,” says Seana Moran, EdD, a developmental psychologist…

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Emotional Intelligence Isn’t A Philosophy, It’s A Fundamental Part Of Survival

Emotional Intelligence Isn’t A Philosophy, It’s A Fundamental Part Of Survival

BY MAZWI TYSON ZONDI In a world that encourages shallowness and consumerism (which aren’t as far apart as one might think) we need to be able to develop emotional intelligence. We need to realize that it is just as important as mental (and other forms) of intelligence, if not more so. People have all these misconceptions about emotional intelligence: they believe that it is dismissing every negative emotion and choosing only to feel positive- whereas doing this is near impossible…

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