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7 Ways to Connect More With Your Emotional Self

For many of us, it can be hard to properly express our emotions. We tend to either keep our emotions bottled up and not show them to anyone, or they overflow and spill out in unhealthy and unexpected ways. In our society, emotions are often seen as a sign of weakness. They are viewed as […]

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When Rationalization Gets in the Way of Happiness

Can thinking too much about your choices get in the way of happiness? A new study published in Personality and Social Psychology shows when this may be the case. Psychologists gave subjects two posters to choose from. In one group, they let individuals choose their favorite poster based on gut instinct, while the other group […]

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Healthy Escapism: The Emotional Intelligence Behind Fantasy and Distraction

One important aspect of emotional intelligence is knowing when to engage with an emotion vs. when to disengage from an emotion. By changing how we respond to our feelings, we can exercise more effective self-regulation and emotional management. While often it is healthy to accept your emotions, reflect on them, and release them, sometimes it’s […]

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Creativity and Happiness

For those who have been following this blog for a long time, you know that I usually like to take a very comprehensive and thorough approach to happiness and mental health. And one big part of that puzzle, to me, is creativity. Often times, creativity can provide us with many benefits. It helps keep our […]

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Permission To Be Negative

Positive-thinking isn’t for everyone. For me, it often feels like a chore. I feel as though I need to constantly monitor every thought that goes through my head, then ask myself, “Is this positive? Am I sending out ‘good vibes’?” It takes up a lot of unnecessary energy to always be positive – and I’m […]

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