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People-Pleasing: What It Is and How to Navigate It

Posted Posted in Latest News, Relationships

What Is People-Pleasing Behavior? People-pleasing is very common. This usually means putting another person’s needs before your own and frequently results in doing things that make you uncomfortable or unhappy to make someone else happy or comfortable instead. A common example of people-pleasing behavior is saying “yes” to others without consideration of your own time […]

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Stop Saying “Sorry” So Much

Posted Posted in Coping, Resiliency

The other day, someone bumped me with their cart on the way by, while I was quietly searching for a nice soup for lunch. And I turned around and said, “Oh, sorry!” A friend was talking to me about the loss of her pet, and when her tears came (which, of course they would) she […]

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Your Phone Doesn’t Love You Back: Healthier and More Mindful Relationships with Technology

Posted Posted in Electronics, Friendships, Relationships

I love the internet. I have a serious Buzzfeed problem (I’m Mollie, and I’ve taken a quiz about which Disney princess I would be based on my preference for snack foods). I cruise Twitter, I scroll the news, and I get sucked into my screens just like everybody else. But it isn’t… great. I don’t […]

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How to Help Your Loved One Cope with Trauma

Posted Posted in Latest News, Relationships, Trauma

Traumatic events and experiences can elicit a wide range of reactions.  In order to help your loved one cope with trauma, it helps to know some of the symptoms that people experience.  Here are a few: Crying, panicking, or intense fearfulness when reminded of the trauma Withdrawal or pulling away from others Having difficulty sleeping, […]

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Social Rejection: What to Do When Someone Does Not Like You

Posted Posted in Latest News, Relationships, Self-care

It can be hard when you find out that someone does not like you.  These situations are very common and happen to all people.  Learning how to cope with social rejection is a big step towards a more meaningful life. When I was 10-years-old, I remember being the one girl in my class not invited […]

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Burnout Can Be Real and Requires Care

Posted Posted in Coping, Medical, Self-care, Sleep

Burnout is a common experience, particularly among high-achieving people.  It can occur in tweens, teens, and adults.  Often, burnout can occur as a result of employment roles, but also other care-giving roles, such as those of parents and helpers. What is burnout? Burnout is defined as a state of chronic, enduring stress.  It is characterized […]

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Distressed by Distraction

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Distraction sneaks up on us. For example, Nina sits down to the computer. She has just a few things to get done, and she’s got maybe half an hour before she’ll have to get up, get dinner going, and get that load of laundry in the wash. As she starts to get working, she suddenly […]

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Disagreements Within Challenging Relationships

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One of the more popular topics on this blog is dealing with disagreements Disagreements are challenging for everyone.  On this blog, we’ve written about how to recognize difficult people, as well as some tips for dealing with them. Some other great questions that have been asked about challenging relationships are: “What do you do when […]

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