Bouncing Back When Things Get Difficult: The Psychology of Resilience
October 9, 2018
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How much do you agree with the following statement? “Setbacks don’t discourage me. I don’t give up easily.” Psychologists who study resilience have found that some people are able to succeed... Read More...
4 Simple But Powerful Ways to Work with Fear
February 28, 2017
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4 Simple But Powerful Ways to Work with Fear. Image by Steve Corey, Flying High - Surfer on big wavePhoto Credit: Steve Corey
A short summary of spiritual teacher Michael Grady’s excellent talk entitled “Facing Fear with an Inquiring Mind.” The key point being that fear isn’t something to get rid of;... Read More...
Fear of Fear
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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...
Silencing Your Inner Critic
December 10, 2015
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Silencing your inner critic, photo: Hush by LaVladina at FlickrPhoto Credit: LaVladina
Your inner voice is comprised of the self-talk that you engage in on a daily basis. For many, this internal dialogue can be quite critical, contributing to negative emotional states and behavior,... Read More...
Finding the Right Balance: How to Regulate Emotions
December 1, 2015
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Emotion regulation is the process of changing the emotion we experience—whether we are trying to amp up the experiences of a positive emotion or lower the amount of a negative emotion. According to... Read More...
The New Comfort Foods: Healing Stress With Nutrition
August 12, 2015
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Stress is an inevitable part of being alive and may manifest as anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and emotional eating. While we live in a fast-paced, high-pressure world , we also have many... Read More...
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – “PLEASE Mastery” Technique for Emotion Regulation
July 17, 2015
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Bright and bursting flower, photo by Kendra LuckPhoto Credit: Kendra Luck
This article describes a practical psychology tool taught in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) known by the acronym “PLEASE”(Mastery). It’s designed to help with emotional... Read More...
Are You Overestimating How Much Things Affect You?
Nicole's many emotions, affective forecastingPhoto Credit: allyaubry
If you’re like many of us, you’d probably guess that major life events will have strong, relatively long-lasting effects on your emotions. But this is often not the case. Affective forecasting is... Read More...
Turn That Frown Upside Down: How Smiling Gets You Through Tough Times
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We’ve all heard that having a positive attitude can help us cope with stressful events, but can putting a smile on your face really change how you feel about a situation? Psychologists have found... Read More...
Getting to Know Your Emotions
One of the most useful skills we need in order to be in good relationship with others is the ability to identify our emotions or feelings. This article offers a jump-start to learn this skill. What... Read More...

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