7 Signs of Emotional Wellness

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Originally published on Huffington Post Have you ever wondered what it really means to be emotionally healthy? Have you ever wondered how your psychological well-being compares to others around you? When I meet new people in social settings, the conversational question of, “What do you do for a living?” often leads people to ask me…

Why We Believe Worry Helps Us

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The link between worry and Generalized Anxiety Disorder is clear: excessive worry is one of the main features of GAD. But what about your beliefs about your worry? Can the way you feel about your worry affect your level of anxiety? A new research study shows that holding positive beliefs about your worry–believing it helps…

The Single Best Thing You Can Do for Your Relationship

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Article originally posted on Huffington Post on November 11, 2012   When we think of what we can do to nurture our relationship, we often think of tangibles. Buy her diamond earrings. Take her out to an elegant dinner. Surprise him by wearing sexy lingerie. Buy flowers and chocolate. Take a romantic trip together. While all…

How to Get Along with Your Teen: Talking, Rules, and Conflict

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  Talking with your teen about difficult topics can be stressful for both you and your adolescent. It may feel like you and your teen are on opposite sides of a spectrum. This article reviews a few key ideas to keep in mind when delving into those challenging discussions that inevitably arise during adolescence. Setting…

Are You A Perfectionist? Three Changes to Make Today

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As a perfectionist, you set standards for yourself that are far beyond reach or reason. You work endlessly to accomplish a goal and then measure your self-worth based on your level of success. You may see your perfectionism as a motivator that propels you to do your best. But it’s impossible to feel fulfilled when nothing…