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The Holidays are around the corner….How do you feel?”

For some, the Holiday Season is a time of joy and cheer; of togetherness and celebration. For others, the Holidays around the corner  are a source of sadness, regret and a
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woman learning a new language

A New Language

We have all discovered our own ways of coping with the stress and sometimes monotony of the pandemic and quarantine. Some of us drank more wine; some  took Master classes on
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Distress tolerance is measure of our patience. A girl relaxed and reading and practicing patience.

Distress Tolerance: a Measure of Personal Growth

You have patiently awaited your turn in line at the store. You are the next customer and the person before you changes their mind and decides to get a “credit
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Both Judgement and Compassion shown to a Women being comforted by her friends.

On Judgement and Compassion

On first impression, the terms “judgement” and “compassion” bear no apparent relationship. The word “judgement” brings two distinct images to mind: that of a courtroom, full of wigged magistrates and
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A woman running . Her exercising has a profound effect on her mental health.

On Healing Through Physical Fitness:
The Art Of Creating Energy

“Fitness can be misconstrued as being very vain and self-centered. But it’s deeper than that. You can overcome and achieve anything with mental fortitude, determination and discipline” F. Akers  Exercise
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A Patience person stacking rocks by the sea

On Patience

Being patient is very tightly woven into the ability to survive the present Pandemic.It is an infallible tool for navigating life but it is not easy!  Patience is hard! Patience
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