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Mental health doesn't need to be a scary topic. It doesn't deserve the reputation it gets.

Online, in medical settings, in workplaces and in family rooms, mental health has been discussed and battered about like it's an evil curse.

Here's the thing.

Every person has mental health. It's an inseparable part of who we are.

When we treat people with mental health issues like they are broken, that's when stigma appears.

But mental health issues can be good or bad, beneficial or damaging. It's all about the approach.

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How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything

The biggest actions aren't big because of their dominance and brute force. They're big because they're back by thousands of tiny actions.


Why Controlling Others Doesn't Work (Analyzing Control and Being Controlled)

Control is elusive--we can't ever have it. But we can have something else. There's another, more effective way to approach all kinds of relationships.


This One Trauma Mindset Shift Will Drastically Improve You

What if today you decided that you were just going to treat pain as pain? What if right now you decided, once and for all, that anything can be traumatic? What would that mean for you?


Don't Ignore These Common Relationship Problems

So what should you do when a relationship goes sour? What's the opposite of ignoring? It seems obvious, right? The opposite of ignoring would be confronting those who have harmed you, wouldn't it? Not exactly.


Feeling Unappreciated By Others? How to Feel Appreciated With One Mindset Change

Not feeling appreciated. What can you do about this troublesome feeling? There's a step you can take, but it's not easy. Fortunately, if you follow it, you'll save yourself a lot of heartache and mental strife in the long run.