Is Perfectionism Feeding Your Addiction to Approval?

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Striving to be perfect is a learned behavior based on an addiction to approval. Perfectionism is all about analyzing what you contribute or achieve and believing it isn’t good enough.  Perfectionism is a strategy to feed the addiction to approval. Why is that? Not because it really is not good enough, but because of your…

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9 Easy Ways Daily Journaling Improves Your Life

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It’s true: daily journaling can help you reconnect and restore your healthy sense of Self. Shouldn’t we all be looking for different ways to improve our mental health, preserve our life balance, and nurture our inner peace?   With all the uncertainty and isolation happening in the world, it’s super important that we take good care…

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What Is a Healthy Sense of Self?

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What is a healthy sense of self? Self-confidence, Self-love, Self-worth . . . you need all these to have a good life, right? But what if you no longer have any connection with your sense of SELF at all? What if you have no idea how your “Self” actually feels, who your Self actually is…

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Having a Real Conversation About Mental Health Awareness

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For Mental Health Awareness Month, we’ve been encouraging people to have a #RealConvo about mental health. To help make it easy, AFSP’s Vice President of Programs, Dr. Doreen Marshall, recorded a series of videos providing guidance on mental health awareness topics. Topics include: how to broach the subject and start a real conversation with someone,…

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