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How to Explore Your Personal Values + Why You Should

How to Explore Your Personal Values + Why You Should

Your values are exactly what they sound like–they are the things, or more specifically the characteristics and behaviors, etc.) you find important and valuable in life. In theory, our values are our roadmap to how we live our lives, but in practice we often let social pressures or others expectations lead our route because we don’t have a clear enough understanding of our values to let them lead.

Does Listening to Music Help Your Mental Health?

Does Listening to Music Help Your Mental Health?

After studying it, we know that listening to music can literally help your mood as stress related hormones like cortisol are shown to decrease while chemicals like dopamine–sometimes called the feel good chemical–are released when we listen to music. Other studies even show that listening to music can help to manage depression, improve post surgery outcomes, and ease pain. How? And how can we use music to support our mental health?

Why It’s Important to Do Things Alone (+ 40 Things You Can Do)

Why It’s Important to Do Things Alone (+ 40 Things You Can Do)

Some people think it’s odd to do things alone. There’s a sort of stigma attached to being alone, which can make it more difficult to do. Sometimes it can be jarring when people don’t act the way we expect them to. In our society, we tend to imagine people in perfectly paired off little groups or family units, so when we see someone on their own sometimes it registers as odd for a moment. That doesn’t mean it actually is weird though! Spending time on your own is a perfectly valid choice.

Is it Okay to Be Lazy?

Is it Okay to Be Lazy?

There’s a very big fear of laziness in our culture. Hard work is such a strong social value, that even if it isn’t your own personal value, there’s often some underlying guilt when you don’t structure your life around pursuing it. But is it actually bad to be lazy? And does laziness really exist?

Why Do Kids Throw Tantrums?

Why Do Kids Throw Tantrums?

What’s a temper tantrum? Has your child ever had a meltdown over something that seems really small? Maybe it seemed like they went from zero to one hundred mph in an instant–one moment perfectly fine, the next moment screaming...

Journal Prompts to Bring in the New Year

Journal Prompts to Bring in the New Year

The new year is often a time of setting resolutions and making goals for the coming year. But that puts a lot of pressure on this time of year! And we’ve seen in the last two years that even the more carefully attended plans...

Reconnecting with Your Inner Child this Winter

Reconnecting with Your Inner Child this Winter

Imagine yourself more like rings of a tree–each year we add onto who we already are, but those younger versions of ourselves stay right there inside of us.

So what can you do to connect with your inner child this winter?

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