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In Stress and Coping

Stop Angry Rants in One Minute

“How you treat people is their karma; how you react is yours.”  – Dr. Wayne Dyer The internet might be just as good at promoting negative moods and ranting. The most recent research shows that ranting may make you feel better in a short run. Some research participants have reported feeling more relaxed immediately after writing a rant. However, it might make these people feel worse in the long run, experiencing more anger than most and express their anger in maladaptive…

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How Can You Increase Your Resilience?

How do we perceive stress in our lives: as major setbacks or moments of growth? Perception plays a major role in resilience. When something challenging happens, how well do you recover? Resilience is the ability to get back up after adversity. Due to the unpredictability of life, there will always be joys and sorrows. Resilient people are able to greet change and difficulty as an opportunity for self-reflection, learning, and growing. Well-being and resilience are skills one can learn and…

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Three tips for listening to anger

Have you ever wondered why you get angry? According to psychologist Daniel Goleman, … emotions are, in essence, impulses to act, the instant plans for handling life that evolution has instilled in us. Goleman argues that anger causes blood to flow to your hands, making it easier for you to strike an enemy or hold a weapon. Your heart rate speeds up and a rush of hormones, including adrenaline, to create a surge of energy strong enough to take “vigorous action.”…

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How to deal with depression after divorce?

Divorce is a common stressor linked to an increased risk for poor long-term physical and mental health, and yet few studies have evaluated interventions that could lessen these negative health effects. In my stress management workshops, I very often work with people that are experiencing situational depression all the time. The biggest difference between situational depression and clinical depression is that situational depression is caused by a loss like death or divorce. Most people going through divorce experience some degree of…

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