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Coping Strategies for When Bad Things Happen

If you can’t control a difficult situation, how do you cope with it? Coping involves applying your mental and emotional energy to manage the strain associated with challenges. Psychologists have identified three coping strategies people […]

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Eat This Crunchy Veggie To Fight Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is on the rise due to processed food and inactivity, but you can fight back by adding more celery to your diet. This unassuming vegetable contains a surprising blend of antioxidants, flavonoids, and […]

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Are You Mentally Well Enough for College?

Last spring an 18-year-old college freshman who got straight A’s in high school—but was now failing several courses—came to my office on the campus where I work as a psychologist. The student was seeking a medical exception so that […]

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The Unique Struggle Of Forgiving Yourself 

Forgiveness is the release of resentment in exchange for compassion.  It is a highly regarded pursuit in some religions, and research shows that it can improve our mental and physical health. But the benefits don’t […]