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Rewriting the Story of Your Life: A Process of Self-Exploration Through Writing

When we look back on our lives, we often aren’t watching a perfect recording of what has happened to us. Instead, our brains are creating a story. Certain memories immediately stand out to us more than others, then our brains find meaning in those memories and transform them into a coherent narrative of events. Our […]

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Reconnecting With Your Body After Trauma

Our emotional experiences often have a physical component to them. When we’re nervous, we may feel a churning in our stomachs. When we’re disappointed, we may feel our hearts sink. And when we’re embarrassed, we may feel our faces flush. Our emotions don’t just exist in our minds, but also in our bodies. This is […]

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The “Everything Counts” Mindset to Exercise: How to Reframe Your Perspective on Health

For those of us who have never been very health-focused throughout our lives, it can be very difficult to build a new healthier lifestyle. We often see exercise as a “chore” that needs to be done. We try out new routines and diets because we think they are what we should do to “lose weight,” […]

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What Can Psychopaths Teach Us About Success?

When we think of “psychopaths” our minds usually jump to serial killers, terrorists, and pathological manipulators. However, according to The Wisdom of Psychopaths, this only describes a small part of the picture. Today, psychologists are beginning to see “psychopathy” as a spectrum that we all lie on to some degree. At extreme levels, psychopathy can […]

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Do We All Have Multiple Selves? How to Build a More Dynamic You

Our personality is often much more flexible than we think, especially depending on the circumstances. We often change our speech, body posture, facial expressions, and behaviors depending on the context of a situation and the people we are interacting with. In this way, one could say we put on different “selves” or “personas” depending on […]

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