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Thoughts Are Not Facts

According to the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach, at some time or other, we all make the following errors of thinking: All or Nothing Thinking: looking at things/situations in black and white (e.g., thinking you can’t trust anybody ever if one person betrayed your trust). Overgeneralization: one thing goes badly and you think that everything […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

  Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month. Each year, millions of Americans experience the reality of coping with mental health difficulties. This month is dedicated to spreading awareness of different mental health issues and fighting stigma related to mental health and illness. Why is it important to […]

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10 Ways to Improve Communication

Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—yet one we don’t usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to have better conversations in your social life or get your ideas across better at work, here are some essential tips for learning to communicate more effectively.   Watch […]

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Does Money Make you Meaner?

While we as human beings strive to get along and live in peace amongst one another, the reality shows otherwise. We live in an era of increasing economic inequality. The top 20 percent of people in the United States in the world hold almost 90 percent of the country’s wealth. What does all this money […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month? Since 2004, the prevalence of Autism has nearly doubled. Today, Autism affects on average 1 in every 68 births within the United States. More specifically, 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls. Although there is no current single known cause of Autism, there are […]

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The Power of Self-Compassion

Many individuals avoid engaging self-compassion because of the fear of being “too easy” on oneself or giving oneself an excuse to continue engaging in destructive behavior. Unfortunately, this often leads to constant self-criticism and negativity, which creates a faux sense of productivity and does not motivate one to action. The truth is that self-criticism does […]

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