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Posts on other areas to live a meaningful life.

7 Ways to Beat Stress This Holiday Season

Have you noticed how many people love the holidays and simultaneously feel super stressed out? It’s a strange mix. We seem to love the season, but halfway through it, we’re overwhelmed and exhausted. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s totally possible to beat stress this holiday season, …

Scared About Making a Big Decision? Read This.

Making decisions is tough. We often feel overwhelmed, conflicted, and scared. Scared of making the wrong decision, scared it won’t work out, and scared we’ll regret our decision. We want to know that whatever decision we make is going to work out. However, I’m here to share one of most …

The Hilarious Quote That’s Saving My Sanity

I have a confession to make. I totally get caught up in other people’s stuff. It’s true. I worry about stuff that isn’t mine, and I stress about stuff I can’t control. I wish I could say this is an occupational hazard of being a psychologist, but let’s be honest. Anyone …

Stop Trying to Feel Better. Do This Instead.

Everyday I hear people talk about wanting to feel better. They want to feel happier, calmer, and more grateful. They want to feel connected, less stressed, and more productive. It seems like everyone wants to feel better. And I bet you can relate.   But what if I told you …

5 Things to Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball

A few weekends ago, I was enjoying a slow Saturday morning. I had just finished an early morning workout, with plans to sip coffee and make breakfast later. But life had other plans, throwing me a curveball. My Namaw was in the hospital, and with my mom out of the …

Stop Stress In It’s Tracks With This Simple Sentence

I have a confession to make. And it might surprise you. My brain loves obsessing about ridiculous stuff. My brain loves to worry, wander, and ruminate. It loves finding tiny, unimportant things to fixate on. It thinks stressing over small stuff is an Olympic sport. (And it’s coming for you, …

How to Rally When Plans Fall Apart

You’ve heard of Plan B, but what happens when plans fall apart so much that you feel like you’ve got to go onto Plan E? That’s the position I found myself in a few weekends ago, after a long planned fishing trip fell through just minutes before we were scheduled …

8 Podcasts for Your Mental and Emotional Health

I’m on a major podcast kick lately. In the past few months, I’ve gotten annoyed with myself for how often I start a sentence with, “I was listening to this podcast the other day…” Podcasts are such an easy way to learn and expand your horizons. Whether you’re in the …