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Handling Conflict Part 2

Handling Conflict Part 2

Picking up where we left off in Handling Conflict Part 1, here are more conflict styles and how they can be used. Agreement vs. Coercion Someone who uses an agreement style (functional) realizes that power plays are not the way to resolve the conflict. Someone who uses coercion (dysfunctional) is manipulative and attempts to gain […]

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Handling Conflict Part 1

Handling Conflict Part 1

It is inevitable that you will experience conflict in every interpersonal relationship you have. Many people think of conflict as a negative thing, when in reality it’s not. In fact, conflict isn’t good or bad. Conflict is an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources, and interference from […]

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How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy

Everyone longs for happiness, and we would do anything to be happier, but we tell ourselves it’s not that easy. However, what if it really were that easy to be happy? The truth is, happiness is more attainable than we think. Contrary to popular belief, happiness is a choice. However, this may be wrongly interpreted. […]

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Back to School Anxiety

Back to School Anxiety

Summer is coming to an end, which means kids will be starting another school year. Adjusting from a summer to school schedule can be stressful to both parents and children. However, there are ways to make sure your child’s transition back to school runs as smoothly as possible. Acknowledge your child’s anxiety Going back to […]

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The Five Love Languages

The Five Love Languages

If you are feeling emotionally disconnected to your partner, Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the book The Five Love Languages, may be able to help you. In his book, Chapman explains that there are five ways through which people feel love: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. If […]

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Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise and Mental Health

We all know that exercising is great for your physical health, but it’s also vital for your mental health. When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain that reduce stress, improve the ability to sleep, improve your mood, and more. Of course exercise does not “cure” mental illness such as […]

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Common Fallacies Part 2

Common Fallacies Part 2

We’ve talked about the fallacy of perfection, approval, and should, and how they are damaging to our self-esteem and relationships. Here are four more fallacies that you should avoid: The Fallacy of Over-Generalization Exaggerating or making an unjustified claim can take a toll on yourself and others. Let’s say you fail a test, and you […]

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Common Fallacies Part 1

Common Fallacies Part 1

A fallacy is a mistaken belief, based on an invalid argument. We are all guilty of having these false beliefs, but they can really damage our self-esteem and relationships with others. Here are some fallacies that you should avoid. The Fallacy of Perfection We as people think we need to be perfect. We need to […]

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