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Social Wellness’s Decline in America + 6 Ways to Improve It

Loneliness and the Mental Health Crisis It’s no secret: the US and many other countries are facing mental health crises and a loneliness epidemic. It’s tempting to blame these crises on a solitary cause, or even just two or three, and people do: they blame smart phones, video games, social media, vaccines, processed food, social […]

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Gratitude: Why Bother? Your Mood – and Your Business – Will Thank You

I remember singing a hymn called “Count Your Blessings” in church as a kid. I always enjoyed singing it during the worship service, hearing the bass singers in the congregation boom out the repeat. I didn’t pay much attention to the words, though. But one day as a young adult, I was having a bad

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ADHD: What It Is, Five Ways It’s Frustrating AND Five Ways It Gives You Superpowers: Part IV

Once considered a childhood condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) has become a much more common diagnosis in adults. This is post FOUR of a series in which I cover misconceptions about ADHD, some of its challenges, plus advantages it gives those of us who have it.  I can still hear the laughter of my

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ADHD: What It Is, Five Ways It’s Frustrating AND Five Ways It Gives You Superpowers: Part III

ADHD has its challenges. The way it looks to people without differs greatly from how it feels for those who have it. There are anatomical and biological differences that cause these symptoms; it is not a behavioral choice. Despite its challenges, ADHD also bestows superpowers on those who have it.

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ADHD: What It Is, Five Ways It’s Frustrating AND Five Ways It Gives You Superpowers: Part I

Once considered a childhood condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) has become a much more common diagnosis in adults. In this series, I’ll cover misconceptions about ADHD as well as challenges and advantages it gives those of us who have it. “I’m so ADD,” says a coworker. I cringe. Really?!? I think. I want to

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Proven Relationship Skills – How to Hack the Currency of Home and Work Life

Part I: Listen and Develop Empathy The last few decades have seen a growing awareness in the business and academic worlds of the importance of EQ – emotional intelligence. People with high EQ tend to achieve success at school, in business, and in life. Why? Relationships matter in almost every part of human existence. What

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This AND That—Why Two Things Can Be True at the Same Time

Self-Compassion requires recognizing that either/or’s don’t always apply to feelings or experiences Is mental health important? Mental health, or mental well-being as I prefer to call it, has gotten a lot more attention in recent decades. Increasing understanding has shed light on how our mental wellness ties to every part of our lives—our job performance,

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How to Improve Mental Wellness? Five Lessons I’ve Learned . . .

Part 2 “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” goes the old maxim attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Do you think about that in the light of your mind or emotions? Our society recognizes the importance of preventive health for our bodies. Example: In my previous post in this series, I mentioned that

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