What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius once wrote: Begin each day by telling yourself: Today I shall be meeting with interference, ingratitude, insolence, disloyalty, ill-will, and selfishness... Why on earth would you want to start the day with that thought in your head? Because Marcus didn't want to be surprised. He wanted to be prepared. Yes, we all know people …

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If You’re Good At Dealing With The Negative You Have More Time For The Positive

Grit... Resilience... Mental toughness... We hear a lot about them these days. But maybe we shouldn't. Why not? Because there have been good solutions to the underlying problem for about, oh, around 2,000 years? The ancient Stoic philosophers really knew what they were doing when it came to building mental toughness. In fact... What's the most effective …

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A Surprising (And Often Overlooked) Cause of Depression

That happy meal might not only be promising more than it can deliver — it might actually be making you feel worse... According to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. In 2014, around 15.7 million adults age 18 or older in the U.S. …

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Healthy and Unhealthy Emotions: Anger vs. Annoyance

In the first of this series we're going to take a look at healthy and unhealthy emotions, starting with anger vs. annoyance. I can already hear you asking what the difference between a healthy and unhealthy emotion is. Well, bear with me and by the end of this series of articles I hope you'll begin to have a better idea... …

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