August 26th, 2014

5 Incorrect Assumptions You Make When You’re Angry

I don’t know if you’re aware of it, but anger is a serious issue in our society today. Teens and adults alike suffer from anger management problems. Back in 2012 alone, a study found that 6 million teens in the US were affected with intermittent explosive disorder. Imagine if those teens didn’t get help! How would their lives be as adults?

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The average person gets angry from time to time. That’s normal. It’s the frequency, the nature of the reaction, and how the person thinks when angry that makes the difference between “normal” anger and anger problems. Read the rest of this article →

August 20th, 2014

3 Simple Things to Do When Your World Spirals Out of Control

Given the choice, we probably would want to be in control of everything that happens in our lives. That’s why we make plans. From short-term to medium-term to long-term plans, we have ideas of what we want to happen, where we want to be, and what we want to be doing at certain points in our lives.

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Unfortunately, that’s not how it goes.

When things go wrong in my life, I always think of a funny (yet not-so-positive) line: “When I make plans, the Universe starts laughing.”

When your world spirals out of control, you have two choices:

  1. Allow yourself to get caught in the whirlpool of panic and/or depression.
  2. Take a deep breath and do these three simple things that will help you regain a semblance of control, and get through the bad situation – maybe not totally unscathed, but definitely better.

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August 19th, 2014

What to Remember about “Yoga”

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You probably know very few people who haven’t at least tried yoga, but its travel to America is actually pretty recent. Even 50 years ago, it was considered a very new concept for Americans, and (like many things) we were quick to Westernize it. That’s not necessarily a bad (or good) thing, but it is worth noting and taking a close look at those roots. There are plenty of benefits to today’s American version of yoga, but something has been lost in the translation.

Whether you’re a veteran yogi or have never taken a class, remember the original foundation of yoga the next time you practice. You can apply these to every practice, pick and choose which work for you, or simply check them off your list as nice to know, but not relevant right now. Yoga can be a part of your holistic health,  but not if you just stick with the bootcamp style versions. Read the rest of this article →

August 13th, 2014

Ethical Dilemma: If Your Neighbor Has Domestic Violence Problems, Would You Report It?

Domestic violence is a serious problem all over the world, and even progressive countries like the United States have its own share of domestic violence problems.

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August 12th, 2014

On Humblebragging: How to Spot It and How to Stop Yourself From Doing It

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What is humblebragging?

“I’m so busy at work that I’ve only had 4 hours of sleep in the past 3 days.”

“Don’t you hate it when you can’t find enough lightning cables to charge your iOS devices?”

“When I bought this 75-inch TV and sound setup, I certainly didn’t want my neighbors complaining about the noise.”

Do those sound familiar? While you may not have heard the exact same statements, you might recognize the tone and perceived intent behind them. We see them on Facebook and other social media platforms all the time. We hear our colleagues and friends say similar things. Read the rest of this article →