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What is resentment?

Resentment, in clinical psychology, is a painful combination of anger, sense of unfairness, regret, sadness, and disappointment. It is complex. Causes of resentment: feeling that your life was unfair in comparison to others within your peer or family group. pretending like everything‘s OK when it’s not. not being assertive about your needs. being there for…

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Seven Natural Anxiolytics We Love

What do psychologists personally use to manage stress and anxiety? Like any other strategy or tool, individual preference matters. Weighted Blanket I use one that is 20-25 lbs. It’s for grounding through weight and pressure. Pressure preferences are highly variable. Start low. Vibrating Foam Roller I use one that’s blue tooth enabled. Releases muscle tension…

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When you have anxiety AND depression

Anxiety and depression have a complicated relationship. The chances of acquiring depression is much higher when an anxiety disorder already exists. Nearly half of those with major depression also suffer from severe anxiety. A biological vulnerability for both of these conditions is often present. Depression and anxiety are caused by a combination of genetic, biological,…

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Emotional intelligence and agility in the workplace

Recently, I was asked by my colleague, fellow mental health professional and hospitality industry consultant, Laura Louise Green, to be the guest speaker on her seminar about Emotional Intelligence at the annual Tales of the Cocktail, the renowned international hospitality industry conference (9/22/2021). We discussed the importance of emotional intelligence in the hospitality industry, the…

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NINE DOMAINS OF WELLNESS

EMOTIONAL Emotional well-being is the ability to regulate moods, thoughts, and feelings, and adapt when confronted with adversity or stressful situations. It is accepting the full range of emotions, in self and others. PHYSICAL Recognizing the importance of physical activity, sleep, nutrition, intimacy, and healthcare. Balancing these areas requires effort and persistence. SOCIAL Developing a…

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13 ways to practice non-compassion

Saying yes to things you don’t want to do. Returning to relationships that have decidedly not worked out in the past. Giving in because you don’t like conflict. Telling people you’re OK when you’re not. Making an unhealthy decision even when you know better. Forcing yourself to stay awake when you need to rest. Not…

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The Psychology of Humor: Why Jokes Matter

Today we have a guest post from Jackie Summers. I was 12 years old. My bully had me cornered at the bus stop after school. Six kids surrounded me, and my bully had me shoved up against the wall, his fists in my windbreaker. I knew the routine. He was going to try to rob…

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