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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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Boundaries or Sacrifice? How to Embrace Both

“We have to have boundaries,” my husband said, exasperation tinging his voice. “I realize that,” I replied, trying to sound patient. “But being there for others means sometimes you have to let yourself be inconvenienced.” “We don’t even have time to get all our own stuff done,” he continued. “We need to focus on figuring …

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