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Mask-shaming Doesn’t Work. Here’s What Does.

You’ve seen the viral videos, people capturing moments where they confronted maskless shoppers in the store or at an event. Or, more often, there was no confrontation or direct contact at all. Instead, there was a snarky comment on social media, or a phot ...

How to Leave a Toxic Relationship

Not every bad relationship is a toxic one.  Sometimes a relationship just changes.  You stop enjoying each other's company.  She doesn't give you that same rush every time, or he just seems disinterested when you're talking. Or perhaps there is a si ...

Help Yourself and Your Kids Through a Break-Up

Your life shattered and the impossible happened. You and your forever partner are no longer together. The marriage is over, the long-term relationship is a memory. And the world now feels unstable under your feet. You start to doubt yourself, and your ...

Break-ups hurt even the most disciplined individuals.

Recovery after Breaking Up From a Long Relationship

The unthinkable happened. You and your reliable partner - you thought - have separated. The marriage, or the long-term relationship, is over. Gone are your visions of a happy future together. In fact, you feel at times as if your entire future is compl ...

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How do I pick the right affirmations for me?

Over the past three weeks we have looked at what affirmations are, how and why they work, and what they can’t do.  We have explored the power they have to help people overcome mental obstacles that prevent them from freely living their lives. Hopefu ...

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What Affirmations Can’t Do

Affirmations are statements that people make to themselves that help them handle common obstacles and prepare for events and actions that might otherwise paralyze them with fear, or set them up for failure. In a previous article about affirmations, we ...

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Do Affirmations Work?

Last week we checked in with a woman named Sara. When she was a child, she had learned from her parents that she was “exceedingly shy.” This harmful script prevented her from completing a lot of normal daily functions. In particular, an obvious struggle s ...

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What are Affirmations?

“They are going to love this proposal!” “I will call the company and confidently demand that they refund my money or replace my product.” “I look good today, there’s no stopping me!” These are examples of affirmations. Affirmations are positive statem ...