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What is High Functioning Anxiety and How to Deal with It

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Anxiety represents the body’s natural response to danger or stress, so everyone experiences it from time to time. However, feelings of apprehension, worry, and fear can be persistent or overwhelming for some people.  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting […]

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5 Top Time Thieves and How to Overcome Them

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Time thieves are activities that cut in your working day out of the blue. They disrupt your concentration and distract you from your priorities, taking half your day without you noticing. This may include things such as answering your phone while working on a presentation or report, inability to say ‘no,’ procrastination, or visitors that […]

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Six Ways to Shift Overthinking and Rumination

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Ruminations involve over-thinking or obsessing about our feelings, life events, negative experiences, situations, or people. Ruminating thoughts are intrusive and overwhelming and often linked to adverse mental health outcomes such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and so on.  What Causes Ruminating Thoughts? When you ruminate, you can’t stop thinking about a negative […]

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What Causes Anxiety Disorder & How Can We Improve It?

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Anxiety is usually described as a feeling of generalized discomfort and uneasiness. It occurs as our emotional, cognitive, and physical response to supposed threats that may or may not happen in real life.  It is normal to experience feelings of worry, fear, and apprehension now and then. In stressful situations, anxiety occurs as a natural […]

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Overcoming The Challenges of Bicultural Living

According to the American Psychological Association statistics, one in five people residing in the United States belongs either to the first or second generation of immigrants – the U.S. today has the greater number of immigrants in history.  Although life in a different culture can undeniably be an enriching experience, raising children in a bicultural […]

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How To Break The Cycle Of Perfectionism

Being self-disciplined and organized are qualities that can help you perform better at school and be more productive and successful at work. These traits allow others to see you as reliable, responsible, and capable.  Self-discipline, emotional and cognitive control, focus, planning, organization, and time management are essential aspects of executive function. We use executive function […]

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What Is Body Positivity? | 4 Ways to be More Positive

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Body positivity refers to a rejection of ideas that your appearance must fit a specific frame. It encourages positive body image, pointing out that all people deserve to appreciate their bodies regardless of physique most acceptable by society. For decades, we have been exposed to social pressures to look a certain way. We feel validated […]

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Are You Too Stressed? 7 Ways To Manage Stress

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It is hard to find a person who doesn’t feel stressed about something in their life. Some stress may be productive, as it motivates you to perform better and reach your goals. However, ongoing or excessive stress can impair your ability to perform day-to-day tasks and harm your health. Too much stress can lead to […]

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8 Signs Of A Toxic Relationship | How to Set Boundaries

toxic relationships couple fighting

Healthy, stable relationships have the power to bring lots of joy, improve your resilience, boost mood, and even extend life. Positive relationships help us feel safe, valued and accepted. Research shows that people with strong social bonds are more likely to live longer. On the other hand, toxic relationships can be a massive burden in […]

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How to Overcome Fear

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Since the beginning of civilization, people have been trying to find how to overcome fear. What exactly is fear and how can we control it instead of being controlled by it? Like any other primary emotion, fear serves a purpose, and as such, has two main functions: to adapt and to communicate. Fear provokes “the […]

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