Friends

Early Experiences That Influence Mental Health – Self Improvement Article

Psychology research is clear that our childhood and early experiences can have a massive influence on our happiness and well-being later in life. While most of this research has focused on how negative experiences can impact our mental health into adulthood (such as poverty, abuse, or neglect), a new study published in the scientific journal JAMA Pediatrics looked into how early positive experiences can influence mental health in a good way. First, this article will review the key findings behind…

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Let People Know When You Are Having a Bad Day – Self Improvement Article

Often times when we lash out or get angry with someone, it’s not the other person’s fault – but our own. We are ultimately responsible for how we respond to other people. When we are angry or frustrated and we take that out on someone else, that’s often due to our own mismanagement of our stress and emotions. Of course it’s “easier said than done.” When you find yourself amped up and heated, it becomes increasingly more difficult to regulate…

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When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help – Happiness Article

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” ~Henri Nouwen It’s hard to stand at the edge of someone else’s grief. There’s the awkwardness. You always feel a little like an uninvited guest who arrived late and…

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Don’t Be the Person Who Tries to “One Up” Everyone – Self Improvement Article

It’s important for a business to “one up” their competition to succeed, but the same isn’t necessarily true for our relationships. One-upmanship is when someone does or says something in order to show off or prove that they are better than someone else. For example, when someone tells a story to a friend about how they finally got into the college they really wanted to go to, but then the friend responds with, “Oh yeah? Well I just got accepted…

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Creating the Peer Group I’ve Always Longed for

For more than a decade, I’ve tried in various ways to create the kind of conscious, growth-oriented community I envisioned being possible – a high-trust group of dozens (perhaps hundreds) of interesting, caring, ambitious, honorable, and creative people who’d love to connect with each other, share their paths of growth together, and basically encourage the heck out of each other every day. The idea is to have one unconditional support group for every type of personal growth challenge. That’s the…

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Nobody Loves Me | Personal Excellence

(Image: Greyerbaby) Have you ever felt this way before? That nobody loves you? If so, you’re not alone. I’ve felt that nobody loves me before, and in fact felt this way during many of my down moments in the past, such as times when I felt neglected or pushed aside. It was only lately that I learned to break out of this thinking pattern, and today I want to share how you can do so too. In this latest episode…

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150 Best Friend Quotes to Warm Your Heart – Self Improvement Article

What would life be without your best friend? To most of us, living life without having our best friends around us would be absolutely horrific. While it is possible to live your life without any friendships whatsoever, it wouldn’t be that fun. In fact, you can conquer the entire world, but it wouldn’t be truly worthwhile if you can’t share your accomplishments with your beloved ones. The following collection of best friend quotes celebrates the power of friendship and the…

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110 Fake Friends Quotes about Two-Faced People – Self Improvement Article

Having a couple of truly good friends can be priceless. If you’re surrounded by supporting and encouraging friends that stand at your side no matter what happens, you can count yourself quite fortunate. Sometimes, you’ll only realize what a treasure loyal friends are when you are confronted with fake friends. These two-faced people will scrupulously lie to your face to gain an advantage. They will take advantage of you and betray you whenever an opportunity arises. To help you stay…

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If These 50 Toxic Traits Remind You Of Your Friends, You Need To Mute, Block, And Delete

If these toxic traits from Ask Reddit sound familiar, you need new friends. 1. She challenged literally everything I said with something worse that happened to her and would say rude things just claiming to be honest. 2. Emotional vampire. She unloaded all her problems on me and never listened in return. Nothing is ever her fault. 3. They used me as a “rain coat” meaning they barely acknowledged me while their “actual friends” were present. They asked me to stay with them after…

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Why a Pet Can Be Incredibly Helpful For Social Anxiety, Loneliness, or Depression

Too anxious to make new friends at the moment? Feeling lonely living by yourself? Just need a boost in your mental health in general? Maybe a nice loyal pet is exactly what you need right now. While I certainly don’t think a pet can replace human relationships, they can be a very valuable companion for someone who suffers from social anxiety, loneliness, or depression. A relationship with an animal can often feel just as valuable as a relationship with a…

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