How to Reframe Past Experiences
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How to Reframe Past Experiences

Many people find themselves thinking about past events. And when recollections bring them pain, it can be helpful to work through and reframe past experiences. After all, when past pain lives within a person, it can damage their self-esteem and impact their day-to-day life. Talking with a personal counselor can provide relief. Making changes to…

Mental Health and Religion
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Mental Health and Religion

It is common for individuals to explore the relationship between mental health and religion. Linked to our desire as human beings to understand our lives, religion and spirituality are a strong foundation for many. Spirituality can be an individual system of beliefs, while religion is often connected to a larger community, an organization. There can…

Social Distancing and Mental Health
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Social Distancing and Mental Health

If you have not been spending time with friends and family, you may be wondering about the relationship between social distancing and mental health. It is normal to feel frightened and anxious when there is a lack of control. The important thing is to connect with others in new ways and be aware of possible…

Have You Defined Your Values Lately?
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Have You Defined Your Values Lately?

When you define your values, it is easier to understand yourself, your unique talents, and how to prioritize your time. With focus, you can take steps to understand your values on your own. But, if you would like to talk over your experiences and learn about additional tools to improve your life, connect with a…

How Are Children Valued by Their Parents?
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How Are Children Valued by Their Parents?

Every family communicates values and belief systems, whether they are aware of it or not. For example, one family may say that they don’t use violence to solve problems. That’s a value statement. Or another family may not allowed anyone to wear shoes inside the house. Again, that’s another value. Do you believe that your…

How to Talk Through Relationship Problems
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How to Talk Through Relationship Problems

Healthy bonds rely on communication. If there is an issue, it can be helpful to talk through relationship problems. Discussion is key, but when individuals are upset, they may accuse and blame. Both parties need to be honest with each other and listen, truly listen, for the issue to be resolved. Communicating effectively doesn’t always…

Characteristics of Kinesthetic Personalities
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Characteristics of Kinesthetic Personalities

Individuals with kinesthetic personalities learn by doing, not by listening to lectures or reading text books. Because these individuals learn by participating, they need to be actively involved when learning new concepts. Sometimes, kinesthetic learners are diagnosed as having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). But the truth is kinesthetic intelligence is different. Less than 20 percent…

Are You Taking Advantage of Your Own Personal Power?
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Are You Taking Advantage of Your Own Personal Power?

Do you own your personal power? Take action to secure your dreams and goals. This can be a scary thing to do when it feels unfamiliar, but it can be beneficial to you. Some find it helpful to ask themselves, “Why am I fearful about taking action to get what you want?” Reach out to…

Do You Know Someone Who Always Needs to Get their Own Way?
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Do You Know Someone Who Always Needs to Get their Own Way?

Confidence is healthy. But confidence does not mean a person has all the answers, they are not always right. It is important to remember that self-confidence is about trusting in one’s abilities and judgment. It is not about comparing yourself to others. When an individual has healthy self-confidence, they will still be attuned to the…

What Are the Forces That Shape Your Character?
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What Are the Forces That Shape Your Character?

Your character is the sum of all your thoughts, capacities, desires, feelings, ideas, actions, and the people surrounding you throughout your lifetime. What Shapes an Individual’s Character? When discussing what shapes character, three pillars are often cited. 1. Environment and education. 2. Primitive instincts that you have inherited that might be holding you back in…