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Why Some People Never Suffer from Depression

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Have you ever wondered why some people never suffer from depression? Confronted with some of life’s upsetting experiences (i.e., marriage breakdown, unemployment, bereavement, failure of any kind) many people suffer from depression. But others don’t. Why is this? I’ve been studying myself and my thoughts for over 30 years – wanting to understand a debilitating…

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Is Your Stressful Vacation an Opportunity for Growth?

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What Happens to You During a Stressful Vacation? I recently traveled halfway across the country to visit extended family whom I hadn’t seen in years. I felt anxious at the prospect of getting reacquainted with several people at once. At the same time, I felt virtuous (look at me, making an effort!). But instead of…

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How to Learn and Embrace Your True Purpose

You’ll find your true purpose when you discover your true Self. Has anyone seen the new Wonder Woman movie yet? I loved it. It boasted a well-paced story, fun stunts, and a welcome multidimensional female lead. Reviewers have described the film as buoyant, inspiring, and empowering. But even though I enjoyed the movie, I didn’t…

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What Is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does It Matter?

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Have you heard of “emotional intelligence,” or EI for short? It’s a hot topic these days, and with good reason.  So, what exactly is emotional intelligence? It has a lot to do with self-awareness. For some people, self-awareness comes naturally, for others it may take some practice. Wherever you’re starting from, you can always improve…

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A generation gap, is it unavoidable?

Baby Boomers, Generation X, Y-ers, Millennials: these are names that denote a demographic of people who were born around a particular time, and who therefore come of age as a group as well. There are specific trends in every age group, and no matter the generation, children are expected to rebel against their parents. Because…

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Narcissistic Abuse, an antidote against it.

It’s not your fault!   If you are eager to step back into the groove of trying to make it work at all cost – Often at the cost of your Self! Trying to make your relationship work, your marriage, your job, your behavior, or that change in attitude… It is not your fault To…

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Your Self in Your Relationship

If you are not firmly bonded with your Self and something you can rely on you can bet that it will reflect in your relationship. Even during the excitement of the first date a bad relationship with your Self can spoil things. For example, have you ever noticed that you start to perspire when you…

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Holidays Are Supposed to Be Joyful Times, Right?

I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love the food, the music, the peacefulness of the picture-perfection in ads, movies, and images of the Season, the coziness, and safety of family coming together, like circling the wagons in the old days. Most of us are…

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