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The Hard Data on Self-Love and Why It Leads to Success

Whether we’re high power execs or stay-at-home moms, self-criticism is a tendency that many people have. In fact we often think of self-criticism as key to self-improvement. We ...
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An Alternate Way for Veterans to Overcome Trauma

“I am not a victim” said a young Marine in our study. Recently returned from Afghanistan, he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. A man or woman with the courage to go ...
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The Science of Compassion

Decades of clinical research has focused and shed light on the psychology of human suffering. That suffering, as unpleasant as it is, often also has a bright side to which ...
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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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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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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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From Warrior Pros to Warrior Pose

Once thought of as a new age phenomenon in popular US culture, yoga and meditation are rapidly finding their way into the conservative arena of the military:
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