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Thriving on teamwork

When we perceive the world around us, certain objects appear to be more noticeable than others, depending on what we do. For example, when we view a forest-covered mountain from a distance, the forest looks like a large green carpet. But as we get closer, we start noticing the individual trees, and the forest fades…

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Thriving and Spirituality

The purpose of this study was to explore doctoral students’ perceptions of personal thriving and spirituality at a private Christian, liberal arts university in the southeastern United States.

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Ways to Motivate Yourself

We’re experts at setting goals. Today we’ll do 12 different things. And by the end of the month, we’ll nail all those, plus one million more. Sounds like a plan, right? Truth is, it’s much easier to set goals than to actually get ‘em done. It all comes down to motivation, and we’ll be honest:…

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How to Motivate Yourself

You make goals… but then you procrastinate. You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through. And this happens again and again and again. Seriously, what’s the problem?

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Learning to Be Nicer to Ourselves

Developing Self-Compassion & Learning to Be Nicer to Ourselves ByBobbi Emel “Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others.” ~Lama Yeshe Several months ago, I sat in a large workshop audience being led by Kristin Neff, a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. She directed us to divide up…

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Start Developing Self-Compassion

It has almost become a truism in our culture that we need to have high self-esteem in order to be happy and healthy. Psychologists have conducted thousands of studies touting the benefits of self-esteem. Teachers are encouraged to give all their students gold stars so that each one can feel proud and special. We are…

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Steps to Changing a Bad Habit

We all have them — bad habits that we wish we didn’t have but feel pessimistic about changing. Maybe you know you really have to spend less time on Facebook or playing online games. Or perhaps you’ve tried a dozen times to quit smoking. Or maybe even thinking about getting more exercise makes you feel…

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Changing Habits

Have you ever stopped to think about your habits or how they impact your daily life? Maybe. But chances are you probably have not. According to experts with Psychology Today, habits form when new behaviors become automatic and are enacted with minimum conscious awareness. That’s because “the behavioral patterns we repeat most often are literally…

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Blogging Survey

How to approach blogging - content, formatting, etc. Examples Posts with multimedia content Lynda

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