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Held Back By Your Past? How to Let Go of Regrets

Regrets are never fun. Some irritate and prick us with hard lessons from the past. But we learn to live through and around them. Other regrets, though, keep coming to mind in waves of overwhelm and anxiety that can reach toxic levels in our minds and bodies.   If we aren’t careful, the latter type of

Grief: How to Respect & Assert Yourself Through the Pain

Often, grief comes calling during our toughest transitions and most tragic circumstances. It forces us to face our losses. Amid pain and upset, a chapter closes in our lives. Whether we endure the loss of a loved one, career, lifestyle, or relationship, our hopes for a specific kind of future are dashed.  And whether we

Clutter Craze: Why “Tidying Up” Might Be Making Matters Worse

Tidying up has never been more popular than it is today. This is thanks, in no small part, to the Marie Kondo craze. Her books have been spreading the joy of decluttering for several years now. However, her KonMari method has really taken off thanks to the new Netflix series called "Tidying Up with Marie

From Romance to Roommate? Relationship Red Flags & What to Do About Them

When you look over at the person that you are living with, do you see a partner or roommate? If the two of you are in a romantic relationship, then hopefully you see a partner. However, it is unfortunately common for couples to transition into roommate mode. In other words, over time, you might notice

7 Reasons Why Meditation Might Not Be Right for You

There are plenty of reasons why meditation is recommended to everyone. It has a number of health benefits. For example, it reduces stress. Therefore, it reduces symptoms of a wide-range of stress-induced health ailments from depression to headaches. However, meditation is not the only way to reduce stress. Furthermore, even though everyone around you seems

Text Arguments are Dangerous! Why It’s Best to Use Fighting Words Face to Face

  Text arguments are ubiquitous.  We live in a society where smartphones seem to be involved in everything we do. If you’re guilty of having lengthy conversations via text, you’re not alone. But, one thing you should never do is engage in text arguments. You can easily hide behind the screen of your phone when

Desperately Indecisive? Why Making Decisions is So Hard

Making decisions is challenging. You would think that it would be easy. After all, we have to make dozens, if not hundreds, of decisions each and every day. Therefore, if the amount of practice were any indication of our ability to perfect our decision-making skills, it should be a simple process. Nevertheless, most of us face

Suffering in Shyness? Signs, Social Impact, and Costs of Being Shy (& How to Conquer Them)

People who have never suffered from shyness might not realize the costs. A shy person might look fine on the outside.  Sometimes, shy people may even appear aloof or seem unfriendly.  But on the inside, there’s a good chance they are dealing with very frustrating emotions. Oftentimes, being shy is a response to generalized fear and

7 Clear Clues You’re Ignoring Red Flags In A Potential Partner

Are you ignoring red flags in your relationship? Unfortunately, this isn’t uncommon. When we fall in love with someone, we get excited about the future. We don’t want to think that it might not work out. The wish that this person is the one takes often takes precedence over our gut instincts that scream otherwise.