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Tips for Teens: Managing Test Anxiety

Anxiety before taking a test is normal and can help increase your motivation to study. Test anxiety, however, is different because you may experience excessive worry, self-doubt, or physical symptoms such as nausea or fatigue. These feelings can come either when thinking about taking the test or immediately prior to testing. Managing test anxiety is […]

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7 Steps to Successfully Start a New Habit

One of the most effective ways to introduce positive change into our lives is by starting new habits. Habits shape our daily routines and mindset and contribute significantly to the trajectory of our self-care, careers, relationships, and else. However, habit formation can be challenging and can feel overwhelming. You may not know where to start. […]

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Navigating Adulthood: A Guide to Managing Your Sensory Needs

Sensory needs aren’t exclusive to children. Adults, too, have unique sensory requirements that significantly impact their overall well-being. Just as we mature physically and emotionally, our sensory experiences evolve. For some adults, sensory sensitivities can be a challenge to navigate in daily life. Whether you’ve recently recognized these needs or you’ve been managing them for […]

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Harmony of Emotions: Music’s Influence on Emotion Regulation

Music has a profound impact on human emotions and can play a significant role in emotion regulation. Emotion regulation refers to the ability to manage and modulate one’s emotional responses to different situations and stimuli. Music can influence emotion regulation in several ways. How Our Listening Choices Affect Us: Music for Mood Elevation We can […]

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How to Work Through a Friendship Breakup

Friendship is a beautiful and essential part of life that provides companionship, support, and shared experiences. However, just like romantic relationships, friendships can sometimes come to an end. A friendship breakup can be as painful as a romantic one. It’s a common life experience that can be challenging to navigate. Here are some tips on […]

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5 Ways to Identify Work Burnout

Work-related stress is a prevalent issue, with a 2021 study revealing that 79% of people have experienced it at some point. This stress can manifest as work burnout, a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that leaves individuals feeling unaccomplished and disconnected from their personal identity. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of work burnout is crucial for addressing the issue before it affects our work, home life, and personal relationships.

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Tips for Parents: Helping Teens with Going Back to School Anxiety

It is that time of year again where summer is drawing to a close, and the number of days until school begins gets smaller and smaller. As summer comes to a close, the anxiety of heading back to school can increase. If you notice that your teen has begun to feel anxious about going back […]

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Creating Change by Taking Risks and Ending Self-Sabotage

I have been drawn to the poem “Autobiography In Five Chapters” by Portia Nelson for the past twenty years. I have shared it with many people over the years, and they have usually appreciated the example and image it provides them in understanding the dynamics of implementing change. Autobiography In Five Chapters OneI walk down the […]