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you?” What was interesting is that 56% of the respondents equated
happiness with contentment.
How to Prevent Anxiety Avalanches
Joyce Marter, LCPC sees “anxiety avalanches” all the time in her
practice. People have a negative thought and then start packing on other
related worries and fears. Soon, that negative thought gains size and
momentum, like an enormous snowball growing rapidly as it rolls down a
Mom's Depression Tied to Childhood Obesity
low-income urban families, a mother’s depression is linked to childhood
obesity and disengaged parenting. The new study has implications for
moms at risk for depression.
Dealing With Mental Health Stigma, Prejudice
Bugged by prejudice? Don’t take it personally. If someone says something
stupid, the worst thing you can do is react defensively. A defensive
response empowers the other person’s words. It presumes you are
threatened by the response, which suggests there is some truth in it.
And the more defensive you get, the more confident (and stupid) the
other person becomes.
Dealing With Critical or Negative People
Critical people can be particularly hard to deal with. They have the
ability to change the moods of others in an instant, finding one problem
or issue after another. If we know this is an individual’s personality,
we try to avoid them, but this isn’t always possible.
What to Do With Worry Thoughts
The more we try to squelch a thought, the bigger and bothersome it
becomes. So how can you deal with these kinds of intrusive, troublesome
Nice Guys Finish Last: An Excuse Without Meaning Nice guys finish last. That’s one of the expressions you hear
that’s typically unleashed when a guy feels some kind of rejection from a
girl. He’s quite baffled since he is “nice” and all. Or is he?
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