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We make bids for connection every day. Do you know how to spot them?
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Vulnerability gets a bad rep, especially at work. Studies show that workplace wellness is important, and this startup is helping companies provide it.
You've done the research, chosen your therapist, and made your appointment. Now what?
It may be time to redefine what emotional expression means to us.
If we aspire for equality in society, we should first look for equality in our homes.
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Do you know what resources you have and which ones you need in your emotional toolbox? Here are 5 skills that everyone should work on incorporating.
It's okay to feel all the feels, but even more important is learning what to call each of those feelings. When "good" or "bad" isn't enough.
Violence against women is on the rise, and we must all actively take part to eliminate it. The first step? Stop normalizing it.
Do you get upset when certain topics come up in conversations? These might be emotional triggers, and the first step to managing them is learning to spot them.
"Before and after" pictures of people taking a Zumba class show the positive effects that exercise can have on mood.
Are you more of a "routine" person, or do you consider yourself more "spontaneous"? Either way, here is why you should incorporate more routines into your daily life.
Do you feel like you can't relate to a friend or partner in the same way you used to? Here are seven signs that you may have outgrown them.
If you find it hard to answer with just one job when asked what you do, you might be a multi-passionate. This is how to care for your mental health.
Have you ever wondered if you spend too much time by yourself? New evidence suggests a relationship between social isolation, loneliness, and health.
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Evidence explains why we view disguised bragging as insincere.
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Mariana Plata is a psychologist, educator, and mental health writer based in Panama.