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Flourishing 101: Top 9 Ways To Live A No-Regrets Life choices flourish positive growth resilience

Are You Flourishing?

 

Flourishing takes a holistic approach to having a happy or good life. It encompasses positive emotions, activities, and life satisfaction that make people feel whole.

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Resilience 101: Stress Triggers and Coping Techniques choices critical thinking problem solving resilience

Stress Can Be Healthy?

 

Stress is a normal part of our life. Short-term stress can be healthy and a great motivator to get things done.

Long-term stress unrelieved can negatively impact your...

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Resilience 101: How To Laugh Away Your Stress During Challenges adversity choices humor positive growth resilience

Why We're Called The Giggle Twins

Growing up, my twin sister Lucy and I were always asked if we could read each others mind. People thought we could because we could give the other a look or say a...

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7 Reasons Why Volunteering Benefits Health And Builds Resilience choices gratitude positive growth resilience

Why Is Volunteering Important?

 

Volunteering has many benefits such as feeling more socially connected, which keeps loneliness and depression away.

Studies have shown that adults over the age...

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3 Crucial Things In Your Control When Unexpected Hardship Hits adversity choices decision making resilience

When Adversity Blindsides You

Have you ever found yourself going through life content and then all of a sudden you receive bad news which makes you feel like the rug of life has been pulled out...

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5 Tips to Cultivate Positive Emotions and Strengthen Your Resilience choices hunt the good stuff positive growth resilience

Do You Greet A New Day With A Smile Or A Grunt?

Since I moved in with my twin sister Lucy after my divorce, we have developed our morning routine of grunting at each other while pouring our coffee....

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Escaping Reality: Destructive Behavior Isn't The Answer To Emptiness adversity choices decision making pain vs suffering positive growth

Escaping Reality

Escaping reality is a quick and easy way of avoiding a problem or making difficult decisions that one doesn't want to deal with. 

Escapism can also be a dependency on...

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How To Feel Your Fear Of Moving On After Adversity And Do It Anyway adversity choices overthinking positive growth resilience

What If I Fail? But What If You Succeed!

Fear can be paralyzing. Fear of heights, fear of snakes, fear of public speaking, fear of the unknown, and especially fear of failure.  These are just...

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6 Tips To Succeed And Not Quit After Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone adversity choices problem solving resilience

The Thrill of the Rollercoaster Ride

Remember your younger days at the amusement park and the thrill of standing in line waiting to ride the rollercoaster? You'd find yourself growing impatient...

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How to Develop a Survivor Personality and Thrive During Adversity adversity choices positive growth resilience

What is a Survivor's Personality?

Characteristics of a survivor are the ability to dig deep down and find ways to cope during adversity and eventually find the gift that is left behind. Surviving...

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The #1 Secret to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Enjoy Growth choices decision making overthinking positive growth

Why Your Comfort Zone is so Comfortable

Growing up as an identical twin was fun. I had my best friend with me all the time, even when we started elementary school. I never had to go to a new place...

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4 Tips to Establish Healthy Boundaries With Difficult People adversity boundaries choices resilience

Difficult People Can Be Useful

Difficult people are frustrating to be around but they can be useful. "Useful, you say? Useful like a punching bag or throwing a stress ball at?" No, no, no. Even...

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