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Mastering Assertiveness

How To Communicate Assertively BY NATALIE KATALINIC Assertiveness is often misrepresented and misunderstood in popular media. Take movies for example – characters who are demanding and headstrong are often presented as assertive people, but this isn’t what assertiveness is. Assertive people are polite but firm. They make requests, but they don’t demand. So while passive […]

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Why Self-Compasion Isn’t New Aged Hippie Nonsense

Self-Compassion: What’s The Big Deal? BY ANDREAS COMNINOS If your mind jumps to “compassion is for ‘sissies’!” or “self-compassion sounds like a bunch of new aged hippie nonsense!” then this article may well be the most important thing you read today. What is Compassion? Firstly, Compassion is not empathy (understanding another’s feelings) and it’s not […]

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How to Support Your Anxious Child

Is Your Child Anxious? Here’s What You Can Do To Help … BY JULIET REINER Anxiety can be a hard emotion for adults to manage, so when kids feel anxious, they often don’t know what to do. Regardless of your own experiences with anxiety, it can be hard to know how best to support your […]

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Tips To Break Away From Emotional Eating

How To Stop Emotional Eating BY KIM WOODWARD Do you reach for the cookies, chocolate, or potato chips when you’re feeling stressed and emotional? Lots of people eat for comfort and it’s no wonder given the feelings of pleasure and joy food can bring. Eating can be a powerful self-soothing strategy, but if it’s used […]

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Tips For Adjusting To Motherhood

The First Few Weeks of Motherhood BY BRITTANY MCGILL For any woman, whether it is your first, second… or fifth (!) baby, the first weeks after your baby is born can be an intense emotional experience and a time of adjustment for the whole family. Although every mother and every baby is different, the following […]

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