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Book Review: The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People #HSP #coping #empath #selfcare

    We live in a world with high levels of sensory input – loud movies, bright lights, crowds of people, the 24-hour news cycle, social media and technology that constantly interrupt and demand our attention. If you’re a highly sensitive or empathic person, this can be overwhelming and overstimulating, and leave you exhausted and …

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Staying Motivated When Change and Healing Are Hard

Whether you’re healing from a traumatic event, coping with another depressive episode, or trying to become a better parent, you know that progress rarely happens in a straight line. Intentional growth and healing are the results of hard work – often over an extended period of time. Positive changes don’t “just happen” and time alone …

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What are boundaries and why do I need them?

What are boundaries? Why do we need them? And how do we set them? Find out in this article. What are boundaries? A boundary is an imaginary line that separates me from you. It separates your physical space, your feelings, needs, and responsibilities from others. Your boundaries also tell other people how they can treat …

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9 Practical Ways to Love Yourself

Self-compassion is a powerful tool that can help you reduce negative self-talk and treat yourself with loving-kindness. Loving yourself may feel strange, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Often, getting started is the hardest part. So, in this post, you’ll learn nine practical ways to love yourself. Life can be hard. We all screw …

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Coping with Loneliness

Is loneliness becoming more pervasive? I’m not sure, but sometimes it seems that way. We’re all so busy that it can be hard to make time to socialize and prioritize face-to-face relationship building time. Many of us don’t have a sense of community or even know our neighbors the way our grandparents did. We’re doing our …

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inspiring Brene Brown Quotes

Enjoy some of the best Brene Brown quotes about shame, vulnerability, and self-acceptance. These inspiring quotes can help you gain insight, build self-esteem, and self-compassion. If you’re like me, you can’t get enough Brené Brown! I love her books, Ted Talks, and her videos on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday. And I especially love all of the inspiring …

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Resolutions for mental health

Your mental health matters. It matters a lot. Paying attention to your mental health and taking steps to stay emotionally healthy can have a big payoff. In this post, I’ll share some ways that you can safeguard your mental health. A new year means New Year’s Resolutions. The three most popular resolutions are to lose …

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Tips for Coping with the Holidays. 5 printable PDF tip sheets to help you conquer perfectionism, difficult family members, stress, overwhelm, and depression.

Introducing 5 New Holiday Tip Sheets from Psychotherapist and Codependency Expert Sharon Martin, LCSW Are you dreading the holidays because of difficult people in your life? Do you tend to get stressed, sad, or overwhelmed during December? Do you want to set a positive tone for the holiday season? Would it be helpful to keep …

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Power of Gratitude

In this article, we’ll explore different ways to practice gratitude, why it can be hard to feel grateful, and I’ll share 30 of my favorite gratitude journal prompts. Gratitude can have a positive impact on our physical and mental health, but like other healthy habits, even though we know it’s good for us, we often …

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