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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Maya had just accepted a job. It wasn’t in the field that really interested her, but it was a good position with many positive features. Her new supervisor was flexible and had kindly pushed back

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A Better Way to Make Hard Choices

Making a difficult decision can be overwhelming and paralyzing for some people. Decisions are difficult because we want a certain outcome but don’t know which choice will deliver it. And so we fret, ruminate, think

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An Ode to Feeling Uncomfortable

It seems that we’re no longer willing or able to tolerate feeling uncomfortable. And furthermore, we’ve come to believe we shouldn’t have to tolerate any kind of emotional discomfort. Any situation that could possibly trigger

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give a Long-Term Partner

When we think of virtues, we usually think of the classics: wisdom, compassion, humility, patience, fortitude, courage, kindness, gratitude, and the like. But there are a number of underrated, less-discussed virtues that are vitally important in creating

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You Have Permission to Like Yourself

Is there someone in your life who frequently critiques you and often points out what you’re doing or have done wrong…how you should improve? Is there someone close to you who gives you the feeling

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When Jealousy Is More Than Just Jealousy

Assigning meaning to your partner’s behavior can get you into trouble.   Ann was sobbing because her husband had “proven” that he considered her less important than other people; he valued and trusted others over

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