A Lazy Person’s Guide to Happiness

This article was originally published here on October 23, 2017 Happiness is an active process, not something you get by sitting back and waiting. It’s something to be grabbed by the horns or more vulnerable areas and then conquered. At least, this is the gis...

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How Distorted Thinking Increases Stress and Anxiety

How Distorted Thinking Increases Stress and Anxiety

This article was originally published here on September 29, 2014. I learned about cognitive distortions in the 1990s from a book by David Burns called Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. I’d just moved from the faculty wing at U.C. Davis’ law school to ser...

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How Regret Can Help You Find Your Ideal Self.

How Regret Can Help You Find Your Ideal Self.

This article was originally published here July 27, 2019. How often have you wished you could give your younger self some advice? According to a researcher at Clemson University, many people have this desire several times a week. For many, this is anything but...

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Don’t Let “Mom Guilt” Make You a Worse Parent

Don’t Let “Mom Guilt” Make You a Worse Parent

Ten Things to Remember when Coping with the contradictory reality of mom guilt. This article originally appeared here on February 22, 2019. A unifying theme of motherhood is guilt. We all feel it, react to it, and sometimes perpetuate it. No matter what choice...

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15 Ways to Feel Good

15 Ways to Feel Good

This article can be found here. With some simple strategies, you can hardwire more happiness, love and wisdom into your brain, and thus your life, according to psychologist, speaker and New York Times bestselling author Dr Rick Hanson 1 Know That You can Chang...

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7 Tips for Anyone Who Gets Depressed in the Summer

7 Tips for Anyone Who Gets Depressed in the Summer

This article was originally published here Every year, despite knowing better, I’m surprised that my depression doesn’t magically disappear in the summer. In the winter, sure, of course I’m depressed! It’s cold and dark and all too easy to ro...

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9 Ways You Can Improve your Mental Health Today

9 Ways You Can Improve your Mental Health Today

This article originally appeared here on October 27, 2015. Mental health is much more than a diagnosis. It’s your overall psychological well-being—the way you feel about yourself and others as well as your ability to manage your feelings and deal with ...

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The Overlooked But Powerful Depression Treatment

The Overlooked But Powerful Depression Treatment

This article originally appeared here on October 15, 2015. Did you know the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association recommend exercise to treat depression? The American Psychological Association website reveals: “...

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Self-Care is Important: Why Is It so Hard to Practice?

Self-Care is Important: Why Is It so Hard to Practice?

This article originally appeared here on May 13, 2019. Letitia* has two young children, a spouse, and a full-time job. A friend told her she needed to find a way to take some time for herself. “I laughed,” Letitia said. “I barely have time to go to the b...

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13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do

This article originally appeared here on February 11, 2019. Cultural pressures, societal expectations and the subtle differences in the ways girls are raised are just a few of the factors that encourage women to engage in unhealthy habits that rob them of ment...

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