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Why Embracing Hardship is the Secret to Well-Being

Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our lives. We take ...
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6 Tech Tips to Avoid the Facebook Funk

Does texting or using Facebook and Twitter to connect with others make you feel better or worse? It probably depends. Fortunately, scientists are diving into this question and ...
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The Importance of Increasing Investment In Mental Health

World Mental Health Day this year comes at a time when our mental health is being challenged due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These past several months have brought on new ...
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Thought Tamer: A Tool for Reframing Negative Thoughts Using CBT Techniques

Do you notice when you are falling into negative thought patterns? For most of us, it is difficult to spot cognitive distortions that drive negative thinking.
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How Feeling Down Can Make You Mentally Strong

To be alive is to feel. Travis, a veteran of the Iraq war and a participant in my study on yogic breathing for post-traumatic stress, shared with me at the beginning of the ...
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Change Your Mindset With Music

What type of music do you enjoy listening to when you are happy? Is there a go-to song that you listen to when you’re sad? We often gravitate toward certain types of music ...
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Introducing the Next Generation of Total Brain’s Self-Monitoring and Self-Care Platform

Total Brain first launched in 2000, driven to improve mental health and fitness through brain-based self-awareness and training. Today, we’re excited to begin the next chapter ...
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How to Say No Like a Boss: A Primer in Self-Compassion

We have all said yes when we knew better, and mostly the impact is as meaningless as eating an hors d’oeuvre just to be polite. But sometimes the impact is life-changing: ...
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