Category: Wellness

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Post Traumatic Stress vs. Growth Mindset

I’ve heard it said that there are 2 types of people: those who experience post traumatic stress and those who post traumatic growth.  I’m working on being the latter. When scientists develop an experiment, they see failure as just another datapoint. They expect hypotheses to fail…that’s what makes it an experiment. We often think, this thing happened to me and so now this is WHO I AM.  But it is not a reflection of our self-worth and it is not who we are as … Read More Post Traumatic Stress vs. Growth Mindset

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5 quick tips to reduce anxiety

People tell me I smile a lot…which is funny because on the inside I often feel like a bomb has gone off and i can barely keep up with my anxious brain. I guess i smile because it’s easier to show that emotion than to express what’s really going on.  But sometimes smiling actually gets me through the anxiety because i remember not to … Read More 5 quick tips to reduce anxiety

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The Top 6 Health & Wellness Podcasts you must start listening to RIGHT NOW

Anyone who knows me knows that I am OBSESSED with podcasts.  I bring them up in conversation, I consistently make friends with strangers over a mutual love of Ira Glass, and I always have my headphones in when I walk anywhere.  (Disclaimer:  I’ve almost been run over a few times and I am not condoning this behavior). I tried really hard for this post … Read More The Top 6 Health & Wellness Podcasts you must start listening to RIGHT NOW

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5 Steps you can take TODAY to end your perfectionism (#4 is stupid easy)

1. Quit all or nothing thinking & add the word “yet” to the end of your black and white statements This has probably been the biggest change that I have made in recent years.  All or nothing thinking (or black and white thinking) is the act of using exaggerative terms to describe occurrences, including negative self talk.  For example, “I am always awkward and … Read More 5 Steps you can take TODAY to end your perfectionism (#4 is stupid easy)