Scared of Change? (My Eye-Opening Experience At Work)

You can be scared of change and still adapt to the always-changing world. How? You have to remember a few very important things that will give you a leg up on the change process.

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3 Anxiety Demons You Might Recognize

There are three main types of anxiety demons. Most people can recognize one or two--but maybe not all three. But it's important to take the time to see if any of these are negatively affecting your life.

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The Intention Habit (The Answer to "I Don't Know What I Want")

By not stopping to think about what I actually wanted, literally anything could happen--and I wouldn't be able to tell if it was good or bad. If this sounds like you, you need to build a habit of intention. Here's how.

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Feeling Shame and (Actually) Talking About It

There's a feeling that no one talks about. And not talking about it only makes the feeling grow. It's shame. Fortunately, I stumbled on a 3-step formula that helped me move past my shame.

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Struggling to Put Yourself First (Secure Your Self Worth)

If there's one thing I notice about kind people, it's this. They struggle to put themselves first If you struggle with this, there's something important you need to know.

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Living With Personality Disorders - The Greatest Stigma

I asked a question on Twitter yesterday. I asked: "What is a mental illness that you feel gets little to no attention?" While there were a variety of responses, one topic grabbed people's attention as being particularly elusive.

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How to Put Yourself First

Do you struggle with saying "no?" Do you struggle with putting yourself first? Then, you need to read this. And fast.

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Life Spiraling Out of Control? (Use This 5-Minute Technique)

It's a simple technique, and all it requires is 5 minutes, a blank sheet of paper (printer paper is perfect), and a pen! Use this to get your life back in control, fast.

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What Happens When You Improve Your Mental Health

The reason you improve yourself is not what you think–it’s not about you. Because that’s what you see on the surface. Deep down, there is something else going on, something that will really surprise you.

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Will 2021 Be Better For You? (Follow These Steps to Find Out)

In order for something to be better, there needs to be a comparison. There needs to be a point of reference. And if we use 2020 as our point of reference, we're going to end up with a skewed perspective.

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How Email Will Transform Mental Health in 2021

Email seems like it would be a strange medium to discuss mental health issues. But, the more I think about it, the less strange it seems. Because email has some benefits that other platforms, such as social media, do not have.

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Holiday Wisdom...From Social Media? (2020 Holidays on Facebook)

I learned 4 huge lessons from Facebook during the 2020 holiday season. At first, it made me really sad. But now I'm glad I learned these important lessons.

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A Mental Health Vaccine - Would You Take It?

Would you take a mental health vaccine? With an international pandemic still raging, vaccines have been in the news a lot lately. But what about mental health? What would a mental health vaccine look like?

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Holiday Mental Health Guide (Updated for 2021)

Holidays are terrible for mental health. They really are. There's so much pressure. So I came up with three principles that have served me well. Learn them. Use them to your advantage.

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Learning to Accept Awful Reality (My Story of Accepting What Is)

I've struggled with my mental health for most of my life. Over time, I realized that an inability to face reality was only making my anxiety and OCD worse. This is how I learned to finally accept reality.

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Unrealistic Expectations From Others [Easy 4-Step Guide]

Unrealistic expectations are the worst. I really struggled with them for a long time. That is, until I realized I could use a 4-step process to deal with the expectations people placed on me.

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My Top 5 Mental Health Lessons For 2021

Here are my top mental health lessons for 2021. As a mental health advocate who thinks and writes constantly about mental health, 2020 crushed me just like everyone else. Here's what I learned.

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Stressed Out? Tasks Mindset vs Schedule Mindset

If you're feeling stressed out, there's something you should know. I realized I was using the wrong mindset to get work done. Once I realized this, my life got so much easier--and less stressful.

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Why Dark Thoughts Seem So Bad (But Aren't)

If you're like most people, dark thoughts is not a topic you want to discuss--or even consider. But I want you to suspend your judgment for a few minutes. Dark thoughts may not be as bad as you think.

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The 1 Thing You Need for Constructive Criticism

If you're like me, you probably learned to hate constructive criticism. But that's because the criticism was missing one crucial element. Learn about what that element is--and how you can apply it.

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How to Share Uncomfortable Feelings in 6 Steps

If you've ever tried to share uncomfortable feelings, you know how hard it can be. But it doesn't need to be that way. Follow this simple 6-step process, and you'll be an expert!

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Why Creativity Improves Mental Health (And How Anyone Can Be Creative)

Whether you consider yourself creative or not, creativity can enhance your mental health. You can easily learn how to apply your innate creative ability to improve your life.

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Stressed About Money? (5 Anxiety-Reducing Questions That Will Change Your Thinking)

Are you stressed about money? Has money anxiety overtaken your life? It happens more than we like to admit. But we need to talk about it. These 5 questions will help you open up about your money stress.

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The Darker Side of Thanksgiving

You know, Thanksgiving isn’t always the best day for everyone. For me, 11 years ago, it was one of the worst days of my life. Let's consider some eye-opening Thanksgiving perspectives.

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Holiday Stress (9 Sanity-Saving Strategies That Work)

Let's be real. The holidays can be awful for your mental health. There is SO much pressure, which can lead to SO much stress. But what if you had strategies that actually worked? That's what I want to talk with you about now.

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Get a Different Perspective - How to Change Yours in 15 Minutes

When life is going wrong, it means something important. It means you need to develop a different perspective. If you had the right perspective now, you wouldn't be struggling. It's OK. I'm here to walk you through it.

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The 2 Key Components of a Meaningful Life

To be mentally healthy, there are a lot of components to get right. One of these components is finding meaning. And meaning? It can also be broken down into components. It's time to learn what they are.

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A Quick, 3-Part Strategy to Stop Saying "I Can't Do Anything Right"

Can't do anything right? It can be an awful feeling. But you're not alone. There's an approach that has worked for me that can work for you too. But you have to understand the strategy and try it out. Start today.

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Chest Pain and Anxiety (My ER Story)

Having intense chest pain is one of the scariest feelings I know. This is my story about chest pain that turned out to be anxiety. It's incredibly common, and that's why I wrote this.

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"My Life Is Over" - 3 Big Reasons It's Not

So, you feel your life is over. I've been there. It's an awful feeling. But it's also a feeling that lies to you. If you're feeling this way now, then you must read through these three reasons why your life is not over.

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"I Don't Care About Anything" - Anhedonia is the Answer

There is one word that describes the feeling of not caring about anything. It's "anhedonia." Even if you haven't heard of it, you can learn about it fast--AND get a plan to help you start caring again.

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News Anxiety- Saving Yourself From Exhaustion

The way the media operates is a major trigger for anxiety. News anxiety, media anxiety--whatever you want to call it is--are real afflictions. And I came to a realization lately that can help you avoid this kind of anxiety.

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Can't Stop Thinking About the Future? (What to Do Now)

If you can't stop thinking about the future, there are some things you should know. It's possible to escape the "future trap," but it takes some work on your end. This will help you focus on the right work.

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How to Know If You Apologize Too Much

Apologizing seems like the nice thing to do. And it is nice...to a certain extent. But apologizing too much can be a serious problem. It can have big-time effects on your mental health. Here's what to know about it.

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How to Overcome Fear of the Future

You can feel anxious about something you did. You can feel anxious about something happening right now. And you can feel anxious about something that hasn't even happened yet. Here's how to overcome that anxiety and fear.

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