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8 Reasons We Should Wish Each Other Crappy Holidays

In the midst of a season advertised as joyful, a therapist knows the truth: suffering doesn’t go on hiatus for a season. In fact, it is often intensified by the season. But a therapist also knows: We…

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Don’t Diet: 7 Cleansing Tips for the New Year

January 1st is fast approaching, which means EXTREME DIET season. People across the country will endure juice fasts, wellness retreats, kale salads, and copious cups of detoxifying herbal teas for a f…

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15 Tips to Stop Procrastination in Its Tracks

We all put off things that we don't want to do, and I feel like procrastination spikes during the holidays when we're stressed about travel, gifts, cooking, and work. Here are 15 tips for how to stop …

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5 Healthy Drinks to Squash Holiday Stress

The holidays are the most stressful time of the year for many of us, but don’t let stress get you down! This should be a time for us to take a step back, inhale a deep lungful of oxygen, decompress, a…

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6 Reasons Saying Bye to Facebook Will Make You a Happier Person

People are incensed about Facebook's manipulation of emotional content. Psychologist that I am, I wasn't too upset about it. Since my dissertation involved deception, how hypocritical would that be? A…

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10 Tips to Avoid the Holiday Bulge

December has finally thrusted itself upon us. Prepare for a month of festivities, holiday lights, friends, mirth, and, let’s not forget, delicious foods. Enjoying holiday treats is a great thing -- go…

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Stop Stress, and Give from the Heart

Even with the best of intentions, at holiday time we can fall into a mechanical default mode of making our lists, decorating and baking as a chore, rushing around and shopping joylessly. When the expe…

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Handling the Holidays: Bringing a New Relationship Home

I was catching up with a dear friend last week, and she brought up a great (and timely) topic: bringing her new beau home for the holidays for the first time. As she discussed her excitement and conce…

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Distinguishing Mind from Heart

"People have, for centuries, talked about and told others to 'follow your heart.' That's because they instinctively know that their heart's intuition yields the highest outcome — often at the expense …

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The Breakfast Nutrient That Keeps You Alert & Calm

What do the following breakfast menus have in common? Coffee and doughnut. Pancakes with syrup. Milk with sweet cereal. Yes, they are quick to put together and taste good. But if you start fee…

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Sounds intuitively true from my personal experience

Great advice. I, however, now use a Sonicare.