What NOT to Do When Caregiving

I recently met a night owl named Marie, who works full-time and has two young children aged three and five. She has been a night owl since her teens and she told me that she would, given half a chance, stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning and …

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Sweat-producing exercise

If you are sensitive to caffeine, you will still be feeling the effects of an afternoon cup of coffee in the middle of the night, lying awake and wondering why you can't sleep. But quoting average figures is misleading because some people break down caffeine much faster than others. The …

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Framework before Work

This may seem an easy task, but once you begin practicing mindfulness, you will become aware of how frequently we judge ourselves and our thoughts. Here are some examples of sentences used in the judgment of ourselves and others: I'm not good at this task. We buy them or we …

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Time on the Ground

What Mindfulness Truly Means Mindfulness means being aware of the things happening right this very moment in both our immediate surroundings and in ourselves -- our thoughts, our emotions, our physical sensations, and our behaviors. The purpose of this awareness is to prevent us from being controlled by these events. Or …

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Time for Gratitude

That's where DBT differs. DBT Promotes Acceptance-Based Behaviors Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a form of CBT, but what makes it more successful and unique is its emphasis on dialectical thinking and mindfulness. Instead of treating the symptoms as problems to be solved, this therapy puts equal focus on the acceptance …

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Self-management and Relationship Management

If you feel better, you can go for more the following week. If you feel worse, you might want to wait some extra time before you try it again. When it comes to exercising, the most important thing you can do to minimize stress is to ensure that your body …

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How to Practice Empathy

So, in this method he is able to identify the different emotional triggers he includes in his daily routine and is able to find a way to deal with those triggers. Behavioral activation is a useful and often used tool in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because it deals with both the …

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Managing Your Negative Emotions

You don't have to sit there every day and write a Dear Diary entry. Sometimes, you just have to track your moods and keep things in order like you would if you were balancing a checkarticle. Instead of trying to be creative or expressive, you might just want to take …

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Using A Positive Style of Communication

Some treatments require a lot more intensive procedures than others. Let's look at Exposure and Response Therapy, for example. This type of therapy can be applicable for people who have OCD about physical things like about getting germs from touching a doorknob. The simple ERT procedure would be to let …

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Defining Empathy

It's almost like an addiction, and in short order, we have a list of reasons to be afraid that's increasingly more removed from where we started. To get on with living we need to take a step back and put them in a proper perspective. Generally, you can do this …

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The Difference between Empathy and Sympathy

An example of such avoidance is a person that gets into a car accident. Each time the person drove after that they were afraid of having an accident, which caused them to have anxiety. Due to anxiety, even small experiences while driving cause panic attacks. The person avoids driving altogether …

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The Beginnings of Emotional Intelligence

There have been numerous cases in which people in relationships with BPD sufferers have seemingly willed themselves into illness, and eventually, death, in order to leave the relationship. But it is important to remember that this is your life. If you are anxious and unhappy in the relationship more than …

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Death or divorce?

That's okay. The goal here is simply to help them to understand how these situations make you feel and react. As you know, the challenges of BPD mean you are easily drawn into arguments, conflict and dramas. Ensure your partner understands the way your anger can creep up on you …

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Commerce without morality

Writing is one of the most effective, and affordable, methods of mental and emotional self-care. The simple act of placing your thoughts on the article helps immensely with processing challenging emotions, working out complex problems, sparking creativity, and bringing ideas to life. You can call it journaling, free writing, or …

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Knowledge without character

Remember, indigenous cultures have 20,000- 30,000 strains of gut bacteria, whereas in the west the figure is closer to 5,000-10,000. This loss of diversity also means a major loss of immunity, since 70% of the immune system is comes from the gut and microbiome. The loss …

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Religion without sacrifice

And most of us have experienced a night or two of poor sleep after a long flight across several time zones. However, our bodies are designed to adapt only occasionally, not constantly. Sleep specialists have found that most patients suffering from sleep disorders have negative belief systems about sleep, and …

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The Laziest Programmer

As for how much nature is necessary to reap the most benefits, Finnish researchers developing antidotes to depression prescribe several short immersions per week, with a forty-minute walk showing significant benefits to state of mind. Meanwhile, trained forest therapy guides in the U. But rejuvenation can also be as simple …

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Don't Live With Regrets

It can also be taken as a supplement, and Alpha-GPC is a recommended form, 300 mg, 1-2 times daily. Immediate relief from anxiety Anxiety feels really, really terrible. When feeling strong or overwhelming anxiety, you want relief--as soon as possible. With intense anxiety, long-term solutions go out the window. Stopping …

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Saying No!

If you have reached your limits and need a break, short-term or long-term, in your relationship, we encourage you to focus on your own self-care and problem solving and to build a better life for yourself even if you decide that your life cannot include your loved one. If you've …

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Take Time To Reflect

The downside to Pluto in Capricorn is that it gives you a world-weariness that you haven't really earned. You may feel like you've seen it all, but you haven't. You're still a kid playing at being a grown-up. Making that adjustment--putting aside the child's idea of an adult to make …

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Can you see that picture now?

Not just the goal you are pursuing and what you achieve, but when you use what you have and achieved to bring joy to others as well. What do you have? I hope that you have learned some important truths and those have enriched your life in some way or …

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Relaxation Exercise

At some point you'll meet the person who can stand shoulder to shoulder with you, and when you do--that's the one. Libra Venus/Virgo Sun: You attract sophisticated types. They're sharp dressers and penetrating thinkers. But what looks good on paper doesn't always translate to the bedroom. There can be …

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