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Recognizing Emotions​

Recognizing Emotions​ Emotions are signals from your mind and body that something important is happening. Some emotions signal that something good is happening while others signal that something bad is happening. For example, experiencing joy tells our mind to continue doing something. And fear might lead us to avoid something later in life.  On paper, emotions can be pretty straightforward. …

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Emotional Validation

Emotional Validation What Is Emotional Validation?​ The process of validation involves learning and understanding another person’s emotions. The aim of validation is not to alter people’s emotions but to accept them as they are. It helps diffuse conflict and increases effective communication. Validation is not the same thing as an affirmation. Validation does not imply agreement. It’s not about who …

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A Few Causes of Low Self-Esteem & How to Improve

The origin of many human behaviors can be batted around in the nature/nurture debate. But when it comes to self-esteem, we know with absolute certainty there are always external causes of it. No child is born with low self-esteem; rather self-critical thought patterns develop over time as a result of external stimuli and input from others. Below are some causes …

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How to Prevent Burnout

Not many people get through life without experiencing burnout at some point. Whether it’s from working more than one job, taking care of a sick loved one, or juggling family life while going back to school, burnout is real, and it negatively impacts your life and health. Common Signs of Burnout If you think you may be experiencing burnout but …

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Anxiety, Depression, & Isolation

As social creatures, we thrive when we feel connected to our community. So, it may not surprise you that conditions like anxiety and depression can intensify with increased social isolation. Alternatively, loneliness can cause us to feel anxious and depressed.

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