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How Your Brain Reacts to Mistakes Depends on Your Mindset

One of the most powerful shifts in your mindset is thinking of mistakes as learning opportunities. Recently a study published in Psychological Science tried to investigate how this attitude affects our brains. Researchers first hooked up participants to an EEG in order to record electrical activity in the brain. They then had participants perform a […]

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10 Commonsense Tips for Increased Self-Esteem

I happen to think that healthy self-esteem is one of the most important attributes of a happy and productive person. My reasoning is simple: those who don’t believe in themselves automatically inhibit their potential by not thinking they are capable or deserving of achieving their values and goals in life. But those who do believe […]

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Social Anxiety and the Amygdala

A lot of our social anxiety is affected by an area in the brain called the amygdala. Research shows that the amygdala plays a big role in our emotional reactivity, especially our “fight-or-flight” response when the brain senses danger. Studies have found that an overactive amygdala often correlates with higher social anxiety and social phobia. […]

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4 Ways to Reframe “Approach Anxiety” When Meeting New People

It’s perfectly natural and normal for many people to feel anxiety when first meeting someone new – whether it’s a guy or girl at a bar, a new boss or coworker, a new friend of a friend, or even just a stranger in public. This kind of social anxiety is often known as approach anxiety. […]

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Cancel Your RSVP to the Pity Party

Sometimes having a pity party is a lot easier than accepting responsibility and trying to make a conscious change in our lives. While I like to give ourselves permission to feel negative every now and then, a pity party is when we become addicted to these toxic emotions, and this can greatly inhibit our self-esteem […]

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