Others treat us the way we invite them to treat us

Others treat us the way we invite them to treat us... --Barb H. Coping with stress is a lot more difficult than preventing it in the first place. If we think prevention, we can avoid a surprising number of stressful situations by thinking ahead and side-stepping. We don’t have to have lunch with difficult or …

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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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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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