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Harness The Power Of The “Helper’s High”

I call this strategy: Give Help, Get Happy. Here it is: For a quick and meaningful way to increase your social connection and improve your mood—Help people. Helping other people is truly a win-win. By making time to assist someone else, even with something as seemingly small as “a kind word, a listening ear, an … Continue reading Harness The Power Of The “Helper’s High”

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Thank You, Maui: A Relaxation-Gratitude Exercise

Here’s an appreciation-enhancing tool that I use with patients, a relaxation-gratitude mash-up I call: Thank You, Maui. It uses the stress management technique of visual imagery, with a focus on a location you are thankful for. The environment you imagine can be anywhere you find peaceful and pleasant. Somewhere you are grateful for and want … Continue reading Thank You, Maui: A Relaxation-Gratitude Exercise

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Four Stress-Whittling Ways To Stay Connected

The quality of your relationships will radically impact your life.   Dr. Seth Gillihan states in his book Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple, “As a general rule, nothing has a bigger impact on our well-being than our closest relationships. Nothing can really compensate for impoverished connections with others, and we can tolerate just about anything … Continue reading Four Stress-Whittling Ways To Stay Connected

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