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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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Metaphors We Live By: How Metaphors Frame Our Experiences in Different Ways

Metaphors are a way to explain one experience in terms of another experience. For example, think of the metaphor “The movie was a roller-coaster.” In this metaphor, we are comparing the experience of watching a movie to the experience of a roller-coaster, even though objectively the experiences are very different. A metaphor works by highlighting […]

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3 Sources of Happiness That Aren’t Tied to People or Stuff

It’s incredibly important to find sources of happiness in your life that aren’t tied to people or stuff. Because you can’t always depend on “people” or “stuff” to be there for you all of the time. So if your happiness is only tied to them, it’s going to be much easier to lose that happiness […]

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The Power of Leisure: How to Wisely Spend Your Free Time

How we spend our leisure and free time can have a big impact on our lives, though we often overlook just how important these things are. Leisure is best defined as, “any time not occupied by paid or unpaid work, including personal chores and obligations.” They are usually “preferred activities pursued during free time for […]

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When Too Much Empathy Blinds Us

Empathy is our ability to think and feel what another person is thinking and feeling. It’s an incredibly important psychological trait that we’ve evolved to experience to help facilitate social interaction, cooperation with one another, solving social conflicts, and creating overall social harmony. According to psychologists there are 3 different types of empathy: cognitive empathy […]

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