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Posts Tagged ‘self-confidence’

Are You Ready to Release Your Addiction to Approval?

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How do you know if you are struggling with approval-seeking behavior? If you feel stuck in your personal and/or professional life, it may partially be due to approval-seeking behavior or an “addiction to approval.” Are you reliable? Flexible? What about caring, confident, and assertive? Do you play well with others? Whether the approval of others…

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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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Why thinking you’re ugly is bad for you

Why is “who I am” so often based on “how I look”? The media is flooded with messages of what constitutes ideal beauty. We just have to turn on the television, open a fashion or beauty magazine, log into Facebook, and we see multiple images of women and men who are supposed to represent some…

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Where does mental strength come from?

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Dear Reader, Here are three questions for you to ponder: What exactly is mental strength? Where does it come from? And, if you want more of it, how can you get it? According to Amy Morin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Writer at LifeHack, there are 13 things mentally tough people don’t do. She clearly struck a…

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