How To Deal With Anger And Not Burst Into Tears


I was thinking of the word anger and what it really means. Like, what does it mean to really be angry? A common definition relays the feeling to annoyance and displeasure. That seems right, I do feel both of those things while 'angry' but why do we feel that way towards others or situations, why do we care? I did a little follow up and when we express/feel anger we are using the limbic system in the brain and not the cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex is the thinking part of our brain while the limbic system is basically our emotional center.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Inspire, Heart, Overcoming Depression

20 Affirmations For Serenity Now


The use of daily affirmations is a super cool way to draw serenity and peace into your life immediately. Affirmations serve to help you instantly shift your focus back to the present moment and release any worries or fears that may be impairing the natural flow of your day.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming depression, Inspire

Are You A 'But' Person


How many ‘buts’ are there in your life? ‘But this, but that’. I’d love to apply for that job, but I just don’t think I’d get it. Yes, that guy seems great, perfect actually, but there’s no way he’d go out with me. Are you letting your ‘buts’ get in the way of putting yourself out there, going for those opportunities and ultimately living the life you always dreamed of?

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity, Overcoming Depression

How To Live Well: My Interview With Petra Nemcova


I was instantly in awe, and yet completely comfortable while sitting down alongside Petra Nemcova. After she kissed me on my cheek three times (I was ready for the first two; I am French I know how this goes, but the third was a complete surprise!) I laughed and we introduced ourselves. I guess I should have picked up on that foreshadowing right there, being an English major and prior AP English teacher. I guess I should have known that Petra and I were going to get along like we had known each other for years. But like that third kiss hello, I was completely surprised! My interview quickly became real girl talk and I loved every second of it! Read on to see how women should celebrate themselves everyday!

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Philosophy, Psychology, Inspire, Positivity

Congratulations, You’re Doing It Right!


There’s a common misconception that in life, if things don’t come easy, then it wasn’t meant to be. Maybe you’re feeling discouraged, that your life is a mess and you couldn’t be further from living your dreams. Some people might even be telling you to consider a backup plan or to be more practical. But I say keep going and…congratulations, you’re doing it right.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

Do You Know The Difference Between Feelings And Emotions?


Often people put feelings and emotions in the same basket. Now while they are certainly similar, there are some distinguishing differences you really should know if you’re serious about living a happy life full of positive relationships. Put simply:Feelings are how you feel in the moment. Emotions are past unresolved feelings.

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Philosophy, Psychology, Overcoming Depression

How To Be Successful…When Starting Over. (A Coffee Date & A Clean Slate)


Sometimes we need a redo, a fresh start, a clean slate, and other times we are forced to start new. Whether we choose to begin again, or other factors play a part in the change, it is important to acknowledge the fact that change is the only constant in our lives. Some people deal with change better than others. Whether it's transferring to a new place, starting a new job, or embarking on a weight loss journey we are in charge of how we approach change. As someone who was afraid of change, I have learned ways to not only deal, but also thrive in the face of the unfamiliar. So here are my tips and tricks to embrace change.

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Overcoming depression, Weight-loss, Philosophy, Psychology, Positivity

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