Unintentional Prejudice? Understanding (and Changing) Implicit Bias
November 3, 2016
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Think by Yudis AsnarPhoto Credit: Yudis Asnar
On the HBO show Insecure, the main character, Issa, is the only black employee at her workplace, a nonprofit organization that supports at-risk youth. When her coworkers want to know what a new slang... Read More...
Feeling Stressed? Awe Might Be What You Need
Awe, Photo titled 'Seashell' by Moyan BrennPhoto Credit: Moyan Breen
I still remember feeling awestruck when I saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time as a child. I remember how incredible it felt looking at the waves and realizing that they stretched so much farther... Read More...
Fear of Fear
Courage and Fear of FearPhoto Credit: quinn.anya
Fear of fear is the most destructive force within us and around us. It is understandable to not want to be afraid. It is uncomfortable at the least and terrifying at its worst. And yet, we human... Read More...
Entering the Liminal Space: An Interview with Expressive Arts Therapist Dr. Lisa Herman
Desert Curves by Shira Bezalel at Flickr, Interview with Lisa Herman, Expressive Arts TherapistPhoto Credit: Shira Bezalel
Expressive arts therapy (EXA) is a form of therapy incorporating multiple arts modalities, such as poetry, movement, painting, music, and storytelling. Process is valued on par with product, and... Read More...
Why Are Politics So Polarized? And, How Can We Be More Open-Minded?
Partisan Politics - Republican Elephant and Democratic Donkey CartoonPhoto Credit: DonkeyHotey
After the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, many Americans were surprised to learn that Scalia was a close friend of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Despite the fact that the two had... Read More...
Can Writing Make You Healthier and Happier? 3 Easy Writing Activities To Try
April 19, 2016
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Diary Writing - Can Writing Make You Happier and Healthier?Photo Credit: Fredrik Rubensson
You’ve probably heard that keeping a journal is good for your mental health, but did you know that writing can benefit your physical health as well? In fact, psychologists studying the effects of... Read More...
Soft Belly Mindfulness Practice: 30 Seconds to Greater Ease
April 4, 2016
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There are many wonderful mindfulness practices that can help us cultivate greater ease in our day-to-day lives. One that I’ve been tapping into lately is something I stumbled upon, called... Read More...
Navigating the Dark Night of the Soul
February 26, 2016
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Navigating Dark Night of the SoulPhoto Credit: Jason Devaun
When someone is going through a particularly difficult time, we may say that he or she is having a “dark night of the soul.” During such a period, someone may be plunged into an emotional realm... Read More...
How Do You Feel About Yourself? Tips For Raising Self-Esteem
January 25, 2016
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How do you feel about yourself? Tips for Raising Self Esteem, picture titled Observer by Hernan Pinera at FlicrkPhoto Credit Hernan Pinera
You’ve probably heard that self-esteem is important, but you may not know exactly what to do if you’re not feeling so great about yourself. In today’s post, I’ll review what self-esteem is,... Read More...
The Value of Trying
January 8, 2016
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. Quote from Mark Twain.Photo Credit: Moyan Brenn
This post explores the benefits of trying things – whether it’s starting a new project, taking that final step to finish one, or just learning how to relate differently to your present... Read More...

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