The Most Beautiful Way To Stop A Bully I've Ever Seen
By turning hilarious and haunting, poet Shane Koyczan puts his finger on the pulse of what it’s like to be young and … different. “To This Day,” his spoken-word poem about bullying, captivated millions.
Here, he gives a glorious, live reprise with backstory.
A New Look at Resilience By Marcia Sirota MD
When you think about resilience, you probably think of the ability to bounce back when faced with difficult or painful situations. You think about being able to carry on when you’ve encountered stress or loss, disappointment, frustration or tragedy. And that’s all true.
Resilience, as most of us understand it, is the capacity to remain hopeful and optimistic, with an open heart and open mind, even after being hit with life’s most difficult challenges.
It’s also, in my mind, closely associated with an attitude of empowerment, in which we trust our own abilities to care for ourselves and to cope with adversity.
How to Cope With Sad Sundays By Natasha Burton
Set Your Week Right
It's no secret that Sunday night might be the saddest time of the week. Sure, we've tried to reclaim it (making it "Funday") but, more often than not, feelings of dread, anxiety, and loneliness creep up as Monday looms nearer.
But turning Sunday around is possible. Here's how to combat those end-of-weekend blues, no matter what type you experience.
How to Stop Being Indecisive By Natasha Burton
It’s Your Call
As I've gotten older, I've somehow become less capable of making a decision — or at least feeling confident while doing so. From pressing matters like a job offer to trivial choices (What should I have for dinner?), making a decision sometimes feels impossible.
Sound familiar? Here’s how to ease the decision-making process — and become more self-assured about every choice you make.
What Does Compassion Look Like? Written By Dr. Kelly McGonigal
Can you tell who is compassionate just by looking at them?
According to a new study, yes.
Imagine this: you walk into the laboratory, and are a shown a series of 20-second video clips. In each clip, a different person is listening to someone else speaking. You can’t hear what the speaker is saying; there is no sound to the clip. But you’re told that the speaker is talking about a time when he or she suffered.
The researchers ask you to rate how compassionate the listener is, just by what you can see: his or her body language and facial expressions.
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Frustration - anxiety - and disappointment can easily creep in and take over our positive outlook with the waiting of the fruition of this investment and especially if one is experiencing a financial crisis or an emotional trauma --
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