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Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

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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The Us vs. Them Mentality: How Group Thinking Can Irrationally Divide Us

The human mind has a tendency to categorize people into social groups. And often these social groups can create an “Us vs. Them” mentality toward people who may be different than us in some way, whether it’s race, gender, age, nationality, culture, religion, or socioeconomic status. In the early 1970s, British social psychologist Henri Tajfel […]

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Letting Go of Lost Loved Ones

Death is a part of life. We don’t always like to admit it, but it’s true. The people in our lives probably aren’t always going to be there forever, so the question is, “How will you handle the death of someone when it happens?” I believe that death doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative […]

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Draw Happiness From as Many Different Sources as Possible

We’re not completely independent beings. While we strive to cultivate as much internal happiness as possible, the truth is we still depend on external things for some level of comfort, pleasure, and life satisfaction. These external things can be our relationships, our work, our hobbies, or personal interests such as books, movies, or music. The […]

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The Power of “Yet” and How Self-Talk Affects Our Limitations

One of the very first mind-blowing things I learned in psychology was just how important the way we talk to ourselves is. Every day we have voices running through our heads, deciding what we should believe and how we should act. These thoughts help guide us at work, at home, at school, or wherever. Self-talk […]

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