Monthly Archives: April 2013

Think positive and reduce stress

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Think positive and reduce stressEver wonder if there’s an actual benefit to looking on the brighter side of life? Well, science has proven that thinking positively forges new pathways in the brain to help us get out of that perpetual rut of mind-worry and negative thinking. By practicing positive psychology and silencing the negative self-talk, we can find more contentment and lead more fulfilling lives.

Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think ~ Martin Seligman, Learned Optimism

It sounds simple and that’s the beauty of it, because it is. We can all take small steps towards changing our outlook on life by …

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What does forgiveness mean to you?

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What does forgiveness mean to you?When trust is broken, it can feel like something inside the compass of what is right or wrong is damaged. Consequently, you immediately start looking for a way to fix the situation, to obtain justice. You start to idealize the desired result; you hypothesize, and explore the probability of achieving that desired result. Finally, you decide to act and do something to restore the emotional balance, by choosing to rewrite your story from victim into a story of personal growth.

“Sit comfortably with a pen and paper. Let the muscles of your back relax with each breath you take. Stay focused on your breath for a while.” (Mountain Dreamer)

Let’s identify how we act when we are hurt and in …

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Toxic workplace stress is bad for your health

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Toxic workplace stress is bad for your healthChances are that you are reading this because you’re feeling stressed at work – and not the positive, energizing stress that gives you a performance edge. I’m talking about the kind of stress that keeps you awake at night and causes you to be preoccupied with work and prevents you from eating right and exercising and prompts you to work long hours and can make you hate a job you loved and creates anger and irritability, and generally results in not taking good care of yourself and those you love. This is the kind of toxic work stress that can destroy your health, and it needs to be understood and addressed.

What is your work life like?

You probably quite …

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How to prepare your kids for summer camp

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How to prepare your kids for summer campThe beginning of camp can be both exciting and scary for kids leaving home for the first time. Though you may not be able to ease their fears entirely, there are steps that parents can take to make the transition easier until they settle in and start to enjoy the experience.

Talk about camp openly and honestly

Talk about camp openly and honestly with your children well before summer arrives. Answer any questions that they have and discuss any concerns they raise. Explain the fun activities that they’ll get to do without idealizing summer camp so much that it’s impossible for it to live up to their expectations.

Visit the camp site

Try to visit the site before they go …

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Discrimination and gender bullying: How to build resiliency

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Gender BullyingDiscrimination in all its forms should never be tolerated. On April 10th when you wear pink, you will be showing your support for diversity and taking a stand against discrimination and gender bullying.

Day of Pink began when two high-school students took a stand against bullies who were picking on a fellow school mate for wearing pink. The next day, the whole school showed their support by wearing pink. This day has become more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity – it’s also a commitment to being open minded, accepting differences and learning to respect each other.

For the victims of discrimination, there are ways to build resilience so you can successfully move through your …

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