Conquer Negative Thinking

Sometimes we're our own worst enemies. Here's how to turn your inner critic around. Cover image: Andrew Eccles

You Don’t Have to Believe Your Thoughts

By Toni Bernhard J.D.

Learn to question the validity of the stressful stories you tell yourself.

Fake It 'Til You Make It: Positive Self Talk

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN

Turning negative feelings into positives isn't hard; it just takes practice.

Rumination and the Brain

By Sian Beilock Ph.D.

The brains of people with major depression ruminate differently

How Negative Is Your "Mental Chatter?"

By Raj Raghunathan Ph.D.

Your sub-conscious thoughts may be more negative than you realize

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