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Most of us are our own worst critics, and use self-talk as our method of criticism. Even the most simple of thoughts, such as thinking “I’m such an idiot” when you forget your keys can be detrimental. Negative self-talk is…...

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In college, my roommate would live by the philosophy “When confronted with a decision, if you don’t know what to do, then it is best to do nothing.” At the time, I thought this was great advice, but as I…...

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Have you ever done something for someone without expecting anything in return? How did it feel? I bet it felt pretty good. Giving selflessly not only nurtures our hearts and souls, but it has a tremendous impact on all aspects…...

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Recently, a friend complained that she was “so depressed.” Obviously concerned for her mental wellbeing, I chatted with her about what she was going through, and luckily, in a short half hour, she was feeling better and back to her…...

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When our physical health suffers, we go to the doctor for a physical checkup. But what about our minds? When was the last time you got a checkup for your mental health? The World Health Organization defines mental health as…...

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Recently, I attended a benefit for Akshaya Patra (www.foodforeducation.com) at which Deepak Chopra was the keynote speaker.  As you might expect, Dr. Chopra’s discussion was thought provoking, at times humorous and most of all, enlightening.  His discussion revolved around multiple…...

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Have you ever come away from a conversation with a friend feeling down, empty or alone, in spite of being in a good mood at the beginning of the discussion? Do you find that you are more concerned with the…...

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Have you ever worked late, had a seemingly endless To Do List, and arrived home just in time for your next full time job (laundry, dishes, paying bills…)? If this scenario sounds the least bit familiar, take a moment to…...

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This morning, as I was walking to work, I heard a song with the lyrics ‘Are you living the life you imagined?’ in it.  I don’t even know what the song is called or who it is by, but it…...

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Not long ago, I wrote an entry on how powerful it is to smile.  Today, I’m going to discuss how important it is to allow yourself to not smile.  Smiling is great…I’m all for it.  It has a lot of great benefits…...

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