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Best Lesson to Live by: Surround Yourself with Positive People

Best Lesson to Live by: Surround Yourself with Positive People
If there’s one piece of life advice you should always live by, it’s to surround yourself with positive people. Here’s why it’ll make your life better. You can’t deny that keeping positive people around makes you more positive. It’s like their happy mindset is contagious in the best way possible. The more you’re around them, the more you start emulating their characteristics. This is usually a subconscious thing but you’ll be able to tell by the way your life improves. You’ll notice subtle changes that can only trace back to the people you surround yourself with. And there are many reasons you’...
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Friday Flashback: Being True to Yourself is Good for Her

Friday Flashback: Being True to Yourself is Good for Her
While this study was done on college age dating couples, some of the findings are certainly relevant to a wider group – including married folks of all ages.  For example: “Overall, the study found that both men and women who reported being more true to themselves also behaved in more intimate and less destructive ways with their partner, and that led to them feeling their relationship was more positive. In addition, they also reported greater personal well-being.” and “Men who were more true to themselves had partners who showed more healthy relationship behaviors.  How...
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Do You Underestimate Yourself?

Conventional thinking would have us believe that the problem suggested by the title does not exist. If anything, there seems to be a superabundance of people overestimating themselves. From Trump on down, we live in an age that encourages and rewards boastful, arrogant, shamelessly self-promoting louts who believe they can do any job or take on any task without the slightest bit of preparation, study, or experience. Trump of course is an extreme case; but you have no doubt encountered the kind of person I’m talking about in your everyday life...
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15 Signs of a Verbally Abusive Relationship: Set Yourself Free

15 Signs of a Verbally Abusive Relationship: Set Yourself Free
There are far too many people who end up in a verbally abusive relationship and don’t even know it. Here are all the signs and how you can get away. Nobody deserves to be in a verbally abusive relationship. Not only do they take a toll on you mentally, but they put you in a dangerous mindset that can derail other things in your life. The worst part about these types of relationships is that most people have no idea they’re in them. I know you may be thinking that you’d probably know if you were being verbally abused, but sometimes the manipulation is so strong that you just don’t see it. The a...
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How to Build a Healthy Relationship with Yourself Every Day

How to Build a Healthy Relationship with Yourself Every Day
A healthy relationship with ourselves is multi-layered. It’s complicated. It consists of many, many parts—just like any relationship with anyone. And just like any relationship, there are important ingredients to cultivating a loving, compassionate partnership. A healthy relationship with ourselves includes having a connected relationship with our bodies, according to Karin Lawson, Psy.D, a psychologist in private practice in Miami, Fla., who works with adults using a mind-body approach. What does this look like? We tune into our body’s cues and respond to them. For instance, we might notice t...
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