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Relaxation: Passing Time in the Lazy River

Ever been in a lazy river before (like the one pictured below)? It’s a popular water ride found at amusement parks and resorts where you sit in a water tube and let the slow and gentle current drift you along. Usually they go around in a circle, so you can basically sit there for an […]

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An Extreme Fear of Disapproval

Some people have an extreme fear of disapproval from others. This can often be driven by our evolutionary history (in the past, we depended on social approval from members of our tribe in order to survive), as well as social conditioning at a young age (from our parents and schools). One of the best methods […]

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The Most Common Causes of Anxiety

In this article I identify 3 of the most common forms of anxiety (including social anxiety, performance anxiety, and choice anxiety), as well as 5 of the most common causes of anxiety (including genes, health, psychology, history, and environment). Anxiety disorders affect between 13-18% of the general population, but the truth is we all experience […]

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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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Healthy Self-Esteem: An Alternative to Self-Pity vs. Narcissism

There is no doubt in my mind that many men and women live their lives with very low self-esteem. They think that they are inadequate in achieving their own dreams, goals, and values; thus, they find themselves in a constant state of self-pity, disappointment, or even self-hate. The problem with this view is that it […]

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