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Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

Self-Care: What is It? How Do We Do It?

If you take a look at the self-help or psychology section at your local bookstore (or on Amazon), you will find a lot of books on self-care. As psychologists, we talk a lot about self-care with our clients and students. But what is self-care? And more importantly, how...
5 Steps to Better Sleep

5 Steps to Better Sleep

The other night, I was struggling to fall asleep. I don’t know about you, but I get really frustrated when I can’t fall asleep. I know I’m tired, and I know I need my sleep. But for some reason, I’m tossing and turning in bed, restless. I look at the alarm clock and...
6 Questions to Help You Eat Mindfully

6 Questions to Help You Eat Mindfully

Making balanced and healthy eating choices is difficult. Take a look at our society today. According to the Center for Disease Control, about 69% of the population is overweight. Also, many individuals struggle with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and...
Humility, Growth, and Physical Health

Humility, Growth, and Physical Health

This post is Part 7 in a 12-part blog series on humility and growth. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) In the next few posts, I will explore how the model of humility and growth can be applied in a few key areas of life. In this first post, I will...
How to Find Success: Take the Penny Test

How to Find Success: Take the Penny Test

What would you do if I offered you one of the following two options? Take 3 million dollars right now. Take 1 penny on December 1, and double that amount every day for the month of December. If you’re like most people, you probably did a little bit of math in your...
The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The ABC’s of Dealing with Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a stressful time. Traveling, family, spending lots of money… It’s no wonder many of us have mixed feelings around the holidays. We’re looking forward to the celebrations, but we know our stress levels are going to spike. Dealing with Holiday Stress...
How To Be Less Anxious-Part 3: 5 Tips

How To Be Less Anxious-Part 3: 5 Tips

This post is Part 3 in a 3-part blog series on how to be less anxious. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Anxiety is About Fear  In the first two posts, I talked about two big ideas when thinking about anxiety. First, anxiety is about fear. Our...
How to Forgive: Ask the Experts

How to Forgive: Ask the Experts

One thing I struggle with is how to forgive the people in my life who hurt me. I try to remember that we all make mistakes, but when someone I love does something that hurts me, I have trouble forgiving that person. I replay what happened in my mind, and I feel sad...
Look Underneath Your Coping Strategy

Look Underneath Your Coping Strategy

We each have different strategies for coping with stress. Some strategies are more helpful, and other strategies are less helpful. What kinds of things do you do in order to cope? Maybe you turn to exercise, or talking a problem over with a friend. Perhaps you cope by...
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