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What Do You Live For? A 5 Minute Exercise to Discover Your Most Important Values

We all have certain things that we value in life, whether they be our relationships, health, job, hobbies, material possessions, spirituality, or whatever. Our values play an important role in guiding our actions and choices. They are the things in life that we strive for on a daily basis and keep us going. They are […]

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A Realistic Approach to Positive Thinking

Do a quick Twitter search for “positive thinking” and you’ll find new tweets being shared every minute about people trying to stay more positive in their lives. It’s a buzzy catchphrase that a lot of people use very often, but without really answering the question, “What does it really mean?” Everyone has their own definition, […]

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The Power of Self-fulfilling Beliefs And How They Really Work

In psychology, there is a concept known as a self-fulfilling prophecy which describes how certain beliefs can influence our actions in a way that makes those beliefs actually come true. It’s an example of the positive feedback loop between beliefs → behaviors → outcomes. The basic idea is that our beliefs have a real effect […]

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Wisdom of Ignorance: Knowing What You Don’t Know

There’s an important kind of wisdom in knowing what you don’t know. Too often we fall into the delusion of thinking we know a lot more than we really do, commonly known as “illusory superiority.” This can often make us stubborn in our beliefs and unwilling to accept new information. Ultimately, it stagnates our growth. […]

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The Objective Therapist: How to Encourage Self-Analysis Through Conversation

When someone goes to see a therapist, what they are often looking for is someone who is an objective, outside listener who they can share all their thoughts and feelings with, without the fear of being judged. An objective therapist tries their best to deal with the facts or conditions that the patient is reporting, […]

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