How to Replace Unwanted Habits and Start New Ones

So how do we bring about change? The science indicates that the only way to get rid of a habit is to replace it with something new. Each habit is responding to a need whether it's boredom, sadness, stress, or needing a break, so we have to offer ourselves a new habit that'll fill the need, in order for us to move away from the old habit.

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Why We Need to Be Real About How We Feel

The reality is life is incredibly challenging by its very nature. We have a myriad of experiences, and moods, and feelings, and emotions. So why do we often feel like we have to repress parts of us that make us fully human?

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Dealing With Negative Thoughts After Messing Up

I’ve noticed that worries and frustrations are more productive when I use the surge of excitation to consider what I can learn from the situation and after reflecting, put my energy into forgiving myself and engaging with matters existing in the present moment.

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3 Simple and Quick Exercises to Find More Calm Today

We may not feel like we have the time to sit down for a 20 minute meditation session, but the following simple and quick mindfulness exercises can help us de-clutter our mind and find some calm during our day.

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What My Kids Taught Me: Lessons I Learned As a Teacher

The fear of being considered boring or uninteresting can have a huge effect on how we connect with those around us. At a party, we want to be liked, we want to be accepted, and we think the only way that will happen is if we have something important, intelligent or witty to say.

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10 Ways to Defuse Negative Thoughts

There are many wonderful things about life, but it's also painful and difficult by its very nature. Through hundreds of millions of years of evolution, our ancestors developed survival strategies, which have been effective at keeping us alive and leading us to pass on our genes, but also cause us to feel nervous, hassled, driven, sad or inadequate under certain circumstances. 

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