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5 Ways Not to Let Other People’s Stress Wear You Down

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jul 14, 2017  /     Health Inspiration  /     1 Comment

Sensitive souls tend to absorb other people’s stress and energy. Eventually, it wears you down. There is a difference between sympathy and empathy. When you sympathize, you express compassion for what someone is going through, and when you empathize, you step into their shoes. For empathic people, stepping into other people’s shoes is too literal, […]

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Why You Don’t Always Need to Explain Yourself

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jun 16, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     1 Comment

  “No.” It’s a complete sentence, needing no emphasis or details. Stop using it as another apology word, riddled with guilt and a rush of jumbled words to soothe bruised egos. You don’t need to explain yourself to anyone because your first goal is to check in with yourself. Not explaining yourself when refusing someone […]

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4 Phrases To Calm Someone Who’s Upset

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jun 15, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     1 Comment

Stressful situations are everywhere. Life is a constant cycle of ups and downs, and it’s important to calm yourself down during the low times. More specifically, you need to realize okay phrases to say to people when you’re trying to calm them down. Everybody’s familiar with feeling angry or frustrated, and having a friend tell […]

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