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Are You a People Pleaser?

People ask me all the time what the secret to happiness is: <i>“If you had to pick just one thing, what would be the most important thing for leading a</i> …

The Surprising Health Benefits of Spirituality

While fewer Americans believe in God and millennials are the least religious generation in the last few decades, nine out of ten Americans have …

The Logic Underlying Trump's Outrageous Comments

At a campaign stop yesterday, Donald Trump once again unleashed incendiary rhetoric. Speaking on the issue of the Second Amendment and potential …

How to Raise Your Kids With High—and Healthy—Self-Esteem

My last post was on what you, as an adult, can do to optimize your self-esteem. This complementary post is about what you, as a parent, can do to …

Help Yourself: Tony Robbins’ Four Tips for Mental Fitness

There's no shortage of self-proclaimed experts claiming to possess all the tools for leading us to a happier and more successful existence. It's a …

Is it Possible to Improve Depression Without Therapy?

<b>Can self-help strategies assist individuals with depression, or is therapy needed?</b><p>WHAT IS DEPRESSION?<p>Although it is considered normal to experience …

Infographic: The Optimal Length for Every Social Media Update and More

How long should my tweet be? Or my blogpost? Or my headline?<p>I ask this question a lot. It seems that others do, too. Our first take on coming up with …

Listening to shame

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, …

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How Does Parents' Technology Use Affect Children?

“When my mom and dad are on their phones they act like I don’t exist. It makes me sad. I call and call their names and sometimes they don’t even look …