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Do You Talk About Your Problems Too Much?

We all need to express our feelings every now and then. And it’s good to have people who will just listen and be supportive of us when we are feeling down and in the dirt. However, there’s a point where you can talk about your problems too much – and even become addicted to your […]

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Patience and the Healthy Expectation of Future Difficulties

Our patience is strongest when we have a healthy expectation of future difficulties and obstacles in our lives. Patience often comes with accepting that struggles and hardships are a part of life, and it thereby prepares us to face these struggles and hardships when they actually happen. I don’t believe we should anticipate that everything […]

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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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Giving Ourselves Permission to Feel Bad

When we feel really bad about something and we look toward others for social support, what are we really searching for? Do we want them to give us positive advice and make us feel better about our situation, or do we want them to just accept our feelings and let us know they are healthy […]

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Progressive Relaxation Exercise

“Progressive relaxation” is a popular exercise used by physical therapists to help release any extra stress, anxiety, and tension that is pent up in your body, muscles, and joints. In one recent study it was found that progressive relaxation can help reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue, as well as improve quality of life in individuals […]

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