It's National Self-Care Awareness Month

It's National Self-Care Awareness Month

Advice about self-care is ubiquitous in our “Being-Busy-Is-the-Way-to-Be-Important” world.

Most articles about self-care go something like this:

Set aside time for yourself on your calendar. Get up half an hour earlier to meditate. Get a massage. Take a bath after work with candles and soft music. Hmm.

I have a different idea.

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Dating When You Live With Your Parents

Dating When You Live With Your Parents

Trying to have a normal dating life when you live at home with your parents can be frustrating and complicated. Read on for ways to communicate with your parents and manage the awkwardness so that you can have the social life you want and deserve to have as the adult you now are.

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Do Dating Apps Make It Harder To Find "The One"?

Do Dating Apps Make It Harder To Find "The One"?

Everyone I know hates the dating apps. All the scrolling is exhausting and depressing, and the number of hotter, smarter, richer, more interesting people out there seems demoralizing. Here are some suggestions to make the whole process more rewarding.

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5 Ways to Beat Loneliness

5 Ways to Beat Loneliness

You can be lonely even when you are surrounded by people; in fact, sometimes that can feel the most lonely of all!

There’s a lot going on in Los Angeles, but people are much more isolated than it appears. Here are some suggestions for ways to meet people in the big city.

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Why Do We Keep Having the Same Bad Relationship with Different People?

Why Do We Keep Having the Same Bad Relationship with Different People?

If you just broke up, it might take a month or so before you’ve stopped stalking them on Insta, and watching all your favorite sad movies on Netflix. Once you come back up for air, then you are probably ready to re-evaluate your relationship, so that you don’t make the same mistakes all over again. Here’s how to do it right the next time!

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What Would You Do If You Knew You Would Not Fail?

What Would You Do If You Knew You Would Not Fail?

We are told to reach for the stars because, well, that’s the only way to get there.

Fair enough. But reaching for the stars can be overwhelming. There is a reason why only 8% of us stick to our New Year’s Resolutions all year. We are afraid we won’t succeed. Or we slip up and figure our chance is over—after all, it’s called “Whole 30”, not “Whole 13 + Whole 6 + Whole 11”.

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5 Easy Hacks to Spend Less Time on Social Media

5 Easy Hacks to Spend Less Time on Social Media

Chances are that social media plays a significant role in your life. You can learn to manage your social media time so that it serves you in ways that enhance your life and moves you toward your personal goals. Nevertheless, your primary instincts will often thwart you in this effort. It is important to be mindful about your time on social media, and to use the many hacks and tools available to overcome your basic FOMO. You can limit the time you waste on social media and spend your valuable minutes in ways that reflect your own personal values.

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How To Apologize - Part One

How To Apologize - Part One

 After attending a lecture by one of my favorite psychologists, Harriet Lerner, I decided that I’d better buy the book and learn some more about how to get people to apologize to me… um, cough, I mean how to give a good apology.

Here are some of the gems from Dr. Harriet Lerner’s book, Why Won’t You Aplogize?:

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5 Surprising Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Sleep

5 Surprising Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Sleep

We Google “How to sleep in hot weather?”. We try fans, cold washcloths, soothing music, meditation. There are many suggestions on the internet about how to fall asleep more easily, but what are the things we are doing that are actually making it harder to get a good night’s sleep?

Read on to learn 5 things you might be doing that make it even harder to get that restful sleep you need:

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10 Lessons From the Happiest People In the World

10 Lessons From the Happiest People In the World

Last month’s release of The Blue Zones of Happiness, by Dan Buettner, and this month’s cover article in National Geographic, “These Are The World’s Happiest Places”, by the same author, have sparked an international conversation about the effect of location on happiness.

Could moving somewhere else be enough to make me happy?

Is the secret to happiness actually location, location, location?

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How To Get Off Of The Hamster Wheel

How To Get Off Of The Hamster Wheel

Have you been bemoaning the fact that you have so many things to do that you don’t want to do, but have to do? Do you also have a lot of fun things that you want to do, but believe you don’t have time for? Are you having trouble figuring out the disconnect? Do you feel like the proverbial hamster on the exercise wheel?

The trick is not to get off of the wheel, but to make running on the wheel something you love to do!

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Adulting 101– 4 Life Hacks For Your Soul

Adulting 101– 4 Life Hacks For Your Soul

If you are 20- or 30- something, you might be feeling lousy about where you are in life right now. Nobody told you how hard these years were going to be, and you think you must be doing something wrong. Being 20- or 30- something has always kind of sucked, so don’t pay too much attention to the old-timers who are telling you “these are the best years of your life”. That’s just wrong.

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Understanding Millennials Part 2– What Are The Differences Between Older and Younger Millennials, and Who Are The Xennials?

Understanding Millennials Part 2– What Are The Differences Between Older and Younger Millennials, and Who Are The Xennials?

Millennials are getting a lot of bad press lately. They’ve been labeled The Narcissistic Generation. Generation Me. The Snowflakes.

Everyone seems to have an opinion about Millennials, and the older they are, the less they can distinguish among Gen X, Older Millennials, younger Millennials, and the youngest generation, iGen, or Generation Z. And who are these "Xennials"?

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5 Reasons Why Your Millennial Children are Struggling with Adulthood– Understanding Millennials Part 1

5 Reasons Why Your Millennial Children are Struggling with Adulthood– Understanding Millennials Part 1

Millennials are shaping our culture today. They have outpaced the Baby Boomers in population, and as their buying power continues to grow, they will increasingly become the driving force behind technology and marketing... If you are a Baby Boomer, you need to understand what is going on with these young people. What are the unique challenges they face, and how are they affecting our culture? If you are a parent of a Millennial, you need to know the reasons why their young adulthood is so different from the way yours was.

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