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Pay Attention to Family Patterns and Know When to Change Them

Our family and close relatives are often times one of the strongest factors in shaping who we are and what we become later in life. You can’t fully understand yourself if you haven’t first looked at the patterns that run through your family. This is true for both genes and environment, both of which interact […]

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5 Reasons to be Less Materialistic

Many of us grow up with a desire to one day be rich and wealthy. We imagine our future lives filled with big houses, nice cars, TVs, and a slew of other luxuries we wish to one day surround ourselves with. Where does this materialistic attitude come from? It has to do a lot with […]

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Give Yourself Time to Digest Big Life Events

Our lives are always changing in both small and large ways. Sometimes these changes can be very sudden and abrupt. They hit us hard and unexpectedly, and we’re forced to take a step back and reevaluate just what has happened. These big life events can seem dramatic and hard-to-swallow at first, which is why it’s […]

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Too Much Awareness Can Be a Bad Thing

Every now and then it’s good to step back and reflect on ourselves and the state of our lives, but too much awareness can be a bad thing too. Our minds are exposed to massive amounts of information in any single day – and our conscious minds aren’t designed to handle all that information at […]

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5 Mental Health Boosters to Combat Winter Sadness

Winter sadness (or “seasonal affective disorder”) is a very common psychological phenomenon where people feel more depressed and unmotivated during winter months of the year. In fact, one recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that mental health searches on Google tend to increase during winter months and decrease during summer […]

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