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Do You Feel Worse After You’ve Been Super Productive? Here’s Why

By Kayla Matthews   /     Apr 29, 2016  /     Health Inspiration  /     0 Comment

The pressure of a big deadline doesn’t stress you out. Packing for a cross-country move doesn’t phase you. Yet, when all is said and done, you feel sick to your stomach. This cycle is referred to as post-stress illness or “the let-down effect.” This is a pattern where individuals become ill or chronic condition symptoms […]

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15 Quotes About Facing Change

By Kayla Matthews   /     Apr 28, 2016  /     Motivational Quotes  /     0 Comment

For most of us, life is about steadiness and stability. While these make for great long-term goals, actually achieving consistent levels of steadiness and stability in our lives is an endeavor that is much easier said than done. Many individuals have begun to embrace personal evolution, growth and change as a path to achieving steadiness […]

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What Happens When You Criticize Yourself?

By Kayla Matthews   /     Apr 27, 2016  /     Health Inspiration  /     0 Comment

You botch up a job, big time. Even though your boss reassures you again and again that “it’s okay” and “these things happen,” you beat yourself up nonetheless. “If I was a more competent person,” you think, “I wouldn’t have to clean up this mess in the first place!” Now, self-criticism isn’t always a bad […]

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The Science of Self Affirmations

By Kayla Matthews   /     Apr 21, 2016  /     Productivity Hacks  /     0 Comment

Self affirmations sound simple: They’re positive statements that relate to a goal, desirable situation or state of being, and they’re repeated frequently. Recently, scientists have become interested in uncovering the benefits of self affirmations through academic research. Below, you’ll find a sampling of what they’ve discovered so far. They Helped People Solve Problems Under Pressure […]

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Improve Your Relationships With 14 Quotes About Working Together

By Kayla Matthews   /     Apr 15, 2016  /     Motivational Quotes  /     0 Comment

Everyone has at least one or two relationships in their lives that are a source of stress. Maybe it’s a long-simmering feud with a sibling, an out-of-sync report with a coworker or a recent blow-up fight with a spouse. No matter which relationship in your life is fraught, you could be more stress-free and more […]

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