The Benefits of Investing in Self-Expression

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Why Expressing Yourself Matters Recent research is finding a clear connection between self-expression and strong mental health. A poll conducted in June 2023 by the American Psychiatric Association found that 7 in 10 individuals engaging in creative activities such as crafting, writing, and walking in nature reported very good or excellent mental health. A 2016 […]

How to Advocate for Yourself Professionally

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Mindful Advocacy: How Personal Growth Boosts Confidence for Professional Success Whether well-established in your profession or starting anew, learning how to advocate for yourself is an invaluable tool in bringing you closer to your career goals. Career advocacy takes many forms, such as seeking growth opportunities, asking for a raise, requesting additional resources, and adjusting […]

A Guide to Goal-Setting

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Personalized Progress Resolutions are pesky things – we struggle to keep them, but we aren’t ready to quit them. Here, we chat with Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers, founder of Essence of Health Wellness Clinic, for some insight and tips about setting goals that stick. SMART Goals S Specific M Measurable A Achievable R Realistic T Timely […]

Stomping Out Negative Self Talk

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Coaching Your Inner Voice Our inner voices follow us everywhere we go. The one voice we are guaranteed to hear our whole lives is our own, so the way we talk to ourselves matters. When that voice starts to feel more foe than friend, it can be distressing and difficult to escape. Studies report that […]

Diffusing Workplace Drama

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Handling Disagreements the Healthy Way Disagreements in our lives are inevitable, but they can be especially uncomfortable at work. It’s crucial to resolve an issue with a coworker or a difficult situation with a supervisor quickly before it can cause more problems. We asked Jan Goldsmith, co-founder and CEO of The Knowledge Firm, a conflict […]

Out of Office

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Setting Yourself Up to Enjoy Time Off From battling burnout to making memories with loved ones, taking time off is an important part of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. In fact, studies show that vacations can reduce anxiety and depression, improve physical health, and even boost productivity on the job. But when stress from the […]

How to Rebound From Rejection

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Rejection is a scary thing for many people. Whether you apply for a job, attend a new social event, or try to connect with another person on a romantic level, putting yourself out there means facing the possibility that you will be rejected. In order to learn more about how to cope with rejection in […]

Learning the Ropes: Women Share Career Advice

Locals Offer Words of Wisdom With every step you take in life, there’s no shortage of advice coming your way. Friends, family, colleagues, and mentors are generally quick to offer up words of wisdom, but how do you separate the useful tips from the ones that don’t serve you? Here, three local ladies have weeded […]

How to Start Eating Mindfully

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Mind Your Meal When was the last time you ate a meal without scrolling through your phone or answering a work email? It happens to the best of us – we lead busy lives, and unfortunately, mealtime often becomes a rushed, mindless affair. Even more unfortunately, this mindless eating could be having a negative impact […]

How to Stop Working So Much

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All Work & No Play Americans are working more hours than ever. In fact, studies have shown that the United States is the most overworked developed nation in the world. Putting in over-time has become the rule rather than the exception, and now, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have found themselves […]

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