Category Archives: Thoughts

Tip of the Week – Don’t Cheer Me Up

New research confirmed something most of us already believe – people with low self-esteem have an overly negative and critical view of themselves. The research goes on to suggest that trying to change that viewpoint with positive reframing or praise and compliments is … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Creativity at Home Makes You Better at Work

Creativity and expression has long been known to be useful as a stress reliever. New research shows that exercising creativity outside of work helps improve performance on the job. The study didn’t answer the question why but one hypothesis is … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

It is easy to believe the things we think in our own heads. Often those thoughts sting worse than comments made by others. It is important to remember that just because we think something it doesn’t make it true. Challenge … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Listening to Ourselves

Those spontaneous, random thoughts that pop into your head during the day may be more than a distraction. New research out Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard Business School “suggest spontaneous thoughts can provide potent self-insight.” They also influence our decision making even more … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Eye Contact

The importance of eye contact in connection with others is nothing new. Recent research also found that both children and adults that avoid or are denied eye contact are more likely to suffer from “depression and feelings of isolation as well … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Self Forgiveness

Past research has shown that not forgiving ourselves contributes to depression, anxiety and weakened immunity. New research out of Baylor University suggests that it is easier to forgive yourself if you’ve made amends with others. The idea is that once we’ve addressed … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Try Eating Instead of Voodoo

New research out of The Ohio State University confirms that low blood sugar can cause people to show more aggression towards their partner. In the study, people with low blood sugar were more willing to stick more pins in a voodoo … Continue reading

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