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Fifteen Reasons People Deny Themselves Happiness

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How to break yourself out of the mindset of chronically being, "Almost there."

I’ve been on a Brene Brown kick recently, and I’m not fighting it.  While reading Dr. Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection some time ago, I was struck by her, “Worthiness Prerequisite List.” The worthiness list is basically a list of stuff in your head that you think needs to happen before you can be

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Being Happier in Everyday Life

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The frustration of not being able to access everyday happiness is natural and understandable.  You work hard to build a life that reflects your values and goals.  You do your best to be positive and you’re not necessarily encumbered by classic misfortune (which is gasoline on the fire of your constant ‘screen-saver’ guilt). Still, you’re

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How To Say How You Really Feel

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Communication beyond "Ugh"

“I just feel so, blah.” “I’m really good.” “Ugh.” “It’s just whatever.” There’s a surprising amount of utility is in words like, ugh, blah, and whatever.  Because they’re amorphous and vague, we liberally cast them out into our conversations as an all encompassing net which catches a multitude of emotions. Still, we get so used to speaking ‘text speak’ that we often

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4 Stages of a Quarter Life Crisis

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If 40 is the new 30, does that make 30 the new 40?

Financial solvency, relationship drama, career fulfillment, the perfect work/life balance, air-brushed beauty standards, the pressure to partner up and have kids… Ugh X 20. Millennial women have more opportunities than any generation of women before them, and the pressure is ON to construct a life that proves it. Please don’t get me wrong. I don’t even

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What To Do If You’re Stuck In a Rut

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Guest Post by Steve Johnson

Many people with depression become overwhelmed with the hopeless feelings and fatigue their condition causes. It can leave some feeling as though they’re stuck in a rut, unable to get past the symptoms of the disorder. It can feel a lot like you’re not able to live your own life. If depression has you feeling

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The One Thing No One Ever Says About Grieving

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How to begin to grieve

Another way to say that you are grieving is that a part of you is stuck in a moment in time.  Sometimes the cause of the stuckness isn’t the grief itself, but the fact that you don’t even recognize that you’ve lost something and that you need to grieve. Grief is a word that is

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Millennial Women + Depression

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Why It's So Pervasive

Exploring the emotional grit woven through the lives of today’s twenty-something women is more than just a money tree for the lovely Lena Dunham, it’s an invaluable way for millennial women to stay healthy. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, women in their twenties are twice as likely to be clinically depressed than

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Postpartum Depression

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What to do

A friend of mine sent a big email out right after she had a baby, which included all of the warm, sweet, infinity-love kind of stuff that you say in an email you send right after you have a baby. Also in the email? The best description I’ve ever heard of what it’s like to

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HOTLINE BLING

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Get support when you need to talk

I know what you’re thinking, and the answer is no.  But I’ll get to that in a second, first I want to tell you a little story. Once upon a time in a far away land called the early 90’s, there was no internet and no Netflix, and when people felt like expletive they actually

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4 Mantras to Deal with Awkward & Stressful Holiday Moments

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Do you ever just wish you could be in one of those Cameron Diaz-esque holiday movies, where things are “really bad” (even though they’re by all accounts amazing) so you get into empowered mode, go on some grand adventure house-swap thing, fall in love, and by then end you magically connect meaningfully with everyone who’s

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