Does a Clean House = Clear Mind?

The trend of spring cleaning and decluttering is hotter than ever thanks to the Kon Mari Method and a renewed cultural interest in minimalism. While regular decluttering can be perfectly healthy, an obsession with shedding possessions can quickly spiral out of control. How can you tell if your spring cleaning routine (or lifestyle) is taking a toll on your mental health? The Benefits of Removing...

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How Will Technology Impact the Future of Interpersonal Relationships?

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, LinkedIn and texting are all powerful tools for building new relationships and strengthening the ones that you already have. With many more technological advances on the horizon, interpersonal relationships are sure to keep changing with the times. More Connection Than Ever Before There are so many ways to stay connected thanks to technology, from emailing...

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Are You An Introvert or Socially Anxious?

Extroverts are gregarious, out-going people who are the life of the party, life of the cubicle and life of the coffee shop. It’s easy for introverts to feel like the red-headed stepchildren of their exciting extrovert counterparts, but introverts have unique strengths that make them special. However, many times “introvert” is used to describe someone who is actually coping with social...

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Who Am I?

Identity is a broad term that encompasses everything about you. Do you value money or getting the latest Tesla before anyone else? Do you value time spent with family or time spent in the classroom? While our backgrounds can inform our identities to a certain extent, there are a number of other intersecting experiences and influences that come together to make us who we are. Self-Identity...

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Find Your IRL Happily Ever After

Love is everywhere on the silver screen this time of year, and plenty of teens and adults swoon when taking in the seemingly-perfect relationships of Hollywood. However, authentic relationship-building is often anything but glamorous. “This Isn’t Anything Like the Movies!” After the honeymoon period of any new friendship or relationship is over, it’s easy to wonder where the magic went....

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Vacation from Vacation

Countless Americans work from “vacation to vacation,” and return to work only to start another countdown until they can leave again. While vacations have been shown to temporarily relieve employee burnout, long vacations aren’t all that they’re cracked up to be. The Positive Impacts of Traditional Vacations In a study at Tel Aviv University, researchers surveyed accountants about their...

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Fan or Fanatic?

Football playoffs are here, which means that countless fans are spending their Sundays glued to the television, perched on the edge of their couch cushion and resting their emotional well-being on their team. Sound like an exaggeration? Millions of people every year put their faith in sports teams, with varying degrees of fanaticism. Their love of sports can have real mental health...

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Banish New Year’s Resolutions!

As the New Year approaches, many adults will enter the resolution cycle in a quest to improve themselves. However, 32% of people who make resolutions fail within the first two weeks, with 80% failing after three months. Instead of being hard on yourself for not succeeding at your resolutions, focus on how change really happens. Why Do New Year’s Resolutions Fail? Before you can determine how...

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When the Holidays aren’t so Happy

For many adults and children, the holidays are anything but merry and bright. Whether they resurface past trauma or leave you panicking on the drive over to your mother-in-law’s home, the holidays can wreak havoc on mental health. Bringing Up Past Trauma The holiday season can be filled with triggers of past trauma, from the sound of traditional Christmas carols to the smell of turkey cooking...

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Keep Your Kids off the Naughty List this Holiday Season

Holiday shopping is one of the most stressful parts of the season, and it’s even more stressful when you have to bring children along. To help your children stay on the nice list and steer clear of coal in their stocking, managing your child’s behavior and routine is essential. Stick to a Routine Whenever Possible During the holiday season and winter break, it’s easy to throw routines by...

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