All of our emotions – even the seemingly negative ones – have a point of “optimum health” that make them useful for a well-balanced, fulfilling life. Stress, for instance, can motivate us to complete a task. In fact, some people say they do their best work when under the threat of a strict deadline. However, […]
Getting hurt by others is a part of living and loving. Nobody is perfect, and at one point or another, somebody else’s imperfection is going to swing in your direction. Interpersonal pain has the potential to be the most excruciating type of pain out there, and it’s easy to dwell on the wrongs others have committed against […]
Self-care is the act of caring for oneself, especially when life is particularly stressful or tiring. Often, we think of self-care as something that could take an entire evening (and it can), but self-care can be done anywhere and for any length of time. Below are some ideas to get you started. Pick, choose, and […]
Rio de Janeiro and the 31st Olympiad have been occupying snippets of my free time lately. My favorite games? Since the 1996 Dream Team (and the first Olympics I can remember watching), Women’s Gymnastics. What athletes! While the uneven bars or floor exercise are my usual go-tos; this year, the balance beam has me especially captivated. With […]
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