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People Pleaser No More: Learn to Love Yourself

Are you a people pleaser? This is an important question to ask yourself because when the answer is yes, if often comes along with stress and anxiety.  What does it mean to be a people pleaser? A people pleaser is someone whose main focus is on others and making them happy. While it is important

Goals For Success

Over the past month, we have been talking about how to set yourself up for success in the new year. We broke down how to create the best mindset, how to prioritize self-care, and how to fill you stress management toolbox (click here to review those blogs). The final part of making 2018 an amazing

Start the New Year with a Mentality for Success

December has arrived. The new year is right around the corner. Now is the time that many people start thinking about their new year’s resolutions. Let me ask you this- generally, how successful are you at accomplishing and sticking with your resolutions? Most people answer not very. So what’s getting in the way of keeping

HOW TO MANAGE LOW SELF-ESTEEM IN WORK AND SCHOOL

A low self-esteem means experiencing self-doubt and a lack of confidence. Generally struggling with your own self-worth can lead to low self-esteem in work. Work encompasses both an actual job, the job search, and any schooling and education you are going for. Managing this can be stressful and paralyzing. Dealing with low self-esteem in work

Increase Gratitude to Improve Happiness

With Thanksgiving around the corner, let’s talk about gratitude. Gratitude means being thankful and ready to show appreciation. It’s about acknowledging the good and the gifts we have received in life. Being grateful means giving thought and expressing appreciation for specific items, circumstances, situations, relationships, and personal qualities/characteristics that you are happy to have in

Create a Positive Inner Dialogue

We tend to be our own worst critics and our inner dialogue can be cruel and self-deprecating. This kind of thought process leads to myths about your own character and capabilities. A cruel inner dialogue often leads to feeling like you can’t achieve something or don’t deserve to. This will keep you from even trying;

Improve Self-Esteem and Confidence By Building Mastery

Building Mastery is a DBT skills that helps improve self-esteem and confidence. When you feel competent and better about yourself, it is easier and less stressful to go through life. Many times, when someone lacks self-esteem and confidence, it keeps them from actually trying. The mindset is things like “I don’t deserve that,” “I’m not

How to Overcome Perfectionism

Perfectionism is defined as the desire for everything to be done perfectly and the inability to accept anything less than that. The problem is that this is not a realistic, sustainable outlook on things. Perfectionism paralyzes you and can keep you from getting anything done. It makes it impossible to be satisfied with the outcome

Find Happiness Through Loving Kindness

Loving kindness is a DBT skill that helps reduce suffering and increase happiness. In short, it is a meditative practice where you repeat specific words and phrases to foster feelings of compassion and love. Essentially it is the opposite of negativity and judgement. You send loving kindness to  yourself and others. In a way, it

Build a Positive Mindset

  The power of a positive mindset can change your life for the better. A positive mindset means an optimistic outlook on life, more positive thought patterns, and an overall attitude of happiness and seeing the bright side. This is important because the way we think greatly impacts what we get in life. People often