Minds

Surviving The Holidays As An Introvert

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As an introvert, it can be hard to find a balance between appeasing your family’s needs while respecting your own during the holidays.

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What Teaching Taught Me About Empathy

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And then I did what some people might consider unprofessional: I opened up to them as well. I struggle with a variety of mental health conditions.

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Here’s What It’s Really Like To Have OCD

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People just don’t get OCD. OCD is a well-recognized mental illness which affects roughly 1-2% of the population. Yet, it remains badly misunderstood.

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How Meditation Uncovered The Mystery Behind My Triggers​

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Meditation became a way to be with myself. No judgment. No right or wrong reflections. I became an observer, a witness to my thoughts.

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How Social Media Made My Holiday Season Depression So Much Worse

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I soon realized that admiring everyone’s seemingly perfect life was making me spiral into a pit of holiday season depression and I couldn't climb out.

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Why Parents Feel Uncomfortable Talking About Post-Adoption Depression

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PADS, or post-adoption depression syndrome, is a real thing, but why do so few parents know about it and suffer their feelings alone?

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A Moment For A Man, A Lifetime For His Victim

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My story does have a happy ending. Still, I’ll never forget. We survivors live every day with complicated consequences. Our assaulters do not.

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When Getting Out Of Bed Feels Like Climbing A Mountain

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I forced myself out the door that morning for a run - depression had sucked the life and determination from my mind and body.

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I Compulsively Lied To My Shrink Because I Was Afraid Of Boring Her

If therapy meant talking about my feelings, that meant I had no other choice except to dress up the truth.

If therapy meant talking about my feelings, that meant I had no other choice except to dress up the truth. I compulsively lied to my shrink.

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What If I Have Nothing To Say In Therapy?

You might think you’re not working hard enough and that’s why you can’t find anything to talk about. That isn’t necessarily what is happening here.

You might think you’re not working hard enough and that’s why you can’t find anything to talk about. That isn’t necessarily what is happening here.

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