Tagged: coping

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Embracing Failure

“If you’re not failing, it probably means you’re not taking enough risks.” Those are the words of Peter Forkner, director of the counseling center at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, at a recent event...

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Superstition: Is it The Way?

As Stevie Wonder once sang, “Superstition ain’t the way…”or is it? Most are to some extent superstitious, whether it be knocking on wood, reading your daily horoscope, or friggatriskaidekaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th)....

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Compulsions

Compulsion. Noun. First definition: the action or state of forcing or being forced to do something; constraint. Constraint…   Hello. My name is I_Collect_Words, and I am no longer defined by my compulsions.  ...

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A Hobby to Help with Bad Feelings

Everyone has their outlet to getting stress out. For many, it’s exercise. For others, it’s music. But my suggestion is entirely different. Based off my personal experience, I suggest genealogy. I’ve struggled with depression...

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Rise Above

Some people try to explain The way the world works, Some people hide away And don’t embrace their quirks. But if you live everyday In constant fear of pain Then you’re just wasting your...

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It’s Kind of Funny that…

You’ve probably heard the phrase before: laughter is the best medicine. While it may not be the cure for any disease, it helps relieve some of the pain that can come with them. This...

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Positivity During Thanksgiving

You’ve probably seen a lot of posts and ads about giving thanks, especially now that the Thanksgiving holiday week has started. In general, this time of year is one meant to be filled with...

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Depression Naps

As one of the more notable symptoms of depression, napping or sleeping for long periods of time can suck time out of the day. Naps during the day mean that the time to do...

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Tips for Improving Your Journaling Practice

In a previous blog, one of our adolescent blogging ambassadors talked about some benefits of journaling. The practice of journaling regularly has physical benefits—for example, it really helps strengthen the immune system! Emotionally, it helps us organize our thoughts,...