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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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How to Break Bad Habits

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jul 12, 2017  /     Productivity Hacks  /     0 Comment

We all have bad habits we’d rather not have. Do you check your phone constantly, even in the midst of a conversation or a business meeting? Do you snack late at night and watch the pounds creep on accordingly? These are just two examples of bad habits. It can prove incredibly difficult to break bad […]

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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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The Science of Touch and How It Improves Relationships

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jun 14, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     0 Comment

A lot goes into making humanity a unique species in the animal kingdom — from its ability to ask and answer deep questions about the universe to crafting tools to accomplish great things. In this technological age, people stand more connected than ever. Humans represent social creatures, requiring interaction, cultural enrichment and laughter. Today, many […]

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