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What’s In A Name? Understanding Your Identity

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” – Ralph Ellison. Invisible Man Identity is a tricky thing. Some people spend their whole lives looking for it. Others seek out every opportunity to avoid it, not wanting to be locked into a particular set of standards or rules. Regardless, the search to understand your[…]

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You’ve Been Meditating Wrong

What do you think of when you think of meditation? Images likely come to mind of Yoga poses or sitting with your legs crossed listening to the sound of running water. Whatever your motivation traditional and stereotypical forms of meditation are perfectly fine. There is nothing wrong with them. That being said, if your goal[…]

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Manage Your Emotions, Change Your Life

When you think of people who need to learn how to better control their emotions, some stereotypes may come to mind. Flashes quickly pass of people who have a drug addiction, are suicidal, or need anger management. It may be easier to see how people who go from 0 to 100% at the smallest provocation[…]

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Be Kind To Yourself

“God I’m such an idiot”, you think to yourself as you get an email back from your boss pointing out the things missing from your weekly report. “Of course I can’t find my way there! I’m so stupid”, you worry as you finish giving directions to a friend.   Do these thoughts sound familiar to[…]

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Using Radical Acceptance to Manage Emotions

Feeling stuck in negativity or like you can’t break free from being frustrated about something? Sometimes we have to accept the reality of a situation before we can be empowered to change it. This is called radical acceptance. Learn more about this amazing therapeutic coping skill in the guest blog post I wrote for one[…]