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Five Benefits of Being Assertive

Assertiveness is a neutral mindset and behavior. You indicate your rightsand/or someone else’s in words, body language, and pro-active behavior.Assertiveness is a calm, upbeat form of communication; simple statement without apologies or…

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Why is Integrity So Important?

When the author of two novels entitled “Legacy” and “Legacy 2006: Integrity” writes an article about why integrity is important, you’re in for some serious thought processes. We’ll start with this one:…

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10 Best Mindfulness Quotes

You know those times when your mind is racing or completely blank. You can’t think clearly and you want to be focused. Mindfulness quotes can help you to restore order to your…

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Foods for Better Brains and Hearts

In a December 19, 2018 feature story, Medical News Today cited the value of fish as one of the twelve best brain foods. Fish oil contains a nutrient called Omega-3. Medical evidence…

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Stoicism Quotes to Change Perspective

You’ve heard of stoicism but you’re not sure what it means. In brief, it was a 3rd-century Hellenist philosophy regarding ethics. The mindset was based on simple logic (not always the best…

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Let’s Give Each Other a Break!

You don’t need to read blogs online or obituaries to know that people tire of each other from time to time. Even besties and passionate lovers have that problem. The solution is…

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The Benefits of Smiling

As I’ve indicated in past articles on this page, smiling is good for physical and mental health. It causes a cascade of supportive chemicals to fill the human body. They include neurotransmitters,…

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The Need for Balance 

When Scientific American publishes an article entitled Are Intellectuals Suffering a Crisis of Meaning? you’re being alerted to a serious reality for all people, not just the super-smart population. Well-adjusted people, at…

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Three Can-Do Steps to Self-love

Mass media undermines everybody by portraying believable people having the times of their lives. Their problems are solved before the story ends, or you don’t care if they continue. Social media worsens…

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The Benefits of a Melancholic Temperament

“Melancholy can’t be disappointed and sometimes will be happily surprised.” Whoever said that knew a wonderful insight: Mindsets matter. Some people are addicted to melancholy aka negativity or depression. They seem to…

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Pessimism– How to work to change it

You probably know pessimistic people and you might even be one yourself. Let’s skip past the consequences of choosing a pessimistic attitude that you probably know all about: Attracting toxic friends and…

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20 Questions to Get to Know People

Small talk tends to bore people. It’s a series of superficial comments that tend to make participants lose interest in the conversation. When you’re ready to make an impact, skip the weather,…

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Why it’s Not Smart to Blog about Personal Issues

Blogging, what some people might call “blabbing” or “gossiping” about personal concerns online is a problematic issue from social and legal points of view. Online accessibility tempts far too many people to…

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How to Survive Holiday Season Stress-free

The Jewish Festival of Lights is over but some Americans are still wondering if you’re supposed to spell it Hanuka, Hanukah, Chanuka, Chanukah, or even if you need to spell it with…

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Stimulation to Ease Depression

Depression is everything that the word implies: a long-lasting sense of unhappiness and hopelessness. Descriptive terms for the problem include despair, despondency, and sadness. Anger and a sense of loss might be…

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Why Should You Resist Guilt Tripping?

There’s one simple answer to the question, “Why Should You Resist Guilt Tripping?” and it goes like this: “Because guilt-tripping is entrapment, a manipulative effort to control the guilt-tripped person.” Despite the…

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Don’t Give Up on Life, Get Help!

Life comes with an emotional bruising and many lessons that we only realize in retrospect. Sometimes you might feel like giving up on ever having a life that feels worth living. Welcome…

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Best Friendship Quotes

Feel yourself smile as you read the quotes below, culled from age-old troves of friendship quotation treasuries and last-minute memes. Some of these remarks will cheer you up. Others will make you…

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How NOT to Go Crazy at College

When you read headlines such as these, STUDY: 1 In 4 College Students Diagnosed with Mental Health Condition…  you might end up wondering “What do those mental health conditions include?” and “How can…

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Nutrition and Mental Health

It’s not likely that any of the estimated 17.6 million alcoholics in the USA know that alcohol is classified as a depressant, though they might be very aware of its classification as…