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Are You An Over-Apologizer?

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I am. And I’m betting most women are. In fact, a study found that women apologize more than men do. Why? Men have a higher tolerance for what they perceive is worthy of an apology. Women who want to instill […]

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Practicing Acceptance

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

I think one of the greatest obstacles we grapple with is learning how to accept what is instead of moaning and groaning about what we don’t have. It’s like we’re sitting there one hand full of riches and the other […]

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Why Life is Unfair

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Life is not supposed to be easy. We’re not meant to sit in hammocks and twiddle our thumbs. We’re grown to be both hard and soft, both strong and vulnerable. We’re built to withstand hardship and to be supple and […]

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Sweet Ways to Savor the Weekend

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Remember when weekends were all about doing nothing? When you could lay back and lounge around with a intoxicating book and an ice cold drink? Weren’t those days the best? What happened to our weekends? Why have they been suddenly […]

5 Ways to Feel Better Right Now

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Negative emotions can take a toll on even the strong at heart. Sadness can leak out a happy spirit, just as anxiety can steal away a hopeful soul. In moments when we worry, we rob ourselves of love, acceptance and […]

Stop Striving for Normal

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Do enough internet searches on the web and you’ll realize everyone wants to know the answer to this simple question: “Am I normal?” Why do we strive so hard to fit into the norm? What makes being normal appealing instead […]

The Hurtful Things They Say

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Sometimes in trying to deal with your pain, loved ones say things that dig deeper into your wound instead of heal it. It may feel like a personal attack, but they are not trying to hurt you. Often people feel […]

Refresh Your Spirit This Weekend

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

As we transition from a hectic work week into the weekend, it’s important to plan activities that take you from stressed and burnt out to recharged and filled with peace. And there is a way to do so that doesn’t […]

The Three People You Need Right Now

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the people you should avoid when you’re feeling down. You might know them as the narcissist, the pessimist and the attention seeker. Well just as there are people we should avoid […]

Are Supplements Really Good for Your Mental Health?

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Perhaps you read about the potential positive benefits vitamins and supplements can have on your mental health and you were intrigued. But though your curiosity was peaked you still doubted its ability to work as legitimate treatment for things like […]

Religion & Spirituality: The Duo That Could Save Your Life

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

With Easter fast approaching, you may have chocolate bunnies religion on your mind. And if so, that might be a good thing especially for your health. Why? In, “Lifestyle and Mental Health” an article published in the American Psychologist , Roger Walsh, M.D., […]

Why You May Not Need Therapy or a Pill to Feel Better Now

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Mental Health Alternatives to Medication and Counseling Last February, the American Psychological Association (APA) published an article called Lifestyle and Mental Health on the advantages of therapeutic lifestyle changes or TLC on individual and social well-being. While culturally we’re more […]

Meditation for Children

posted by Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Imagine growing up in a town where people’s number one priority is meditation. And everyone in the community drops everything before 5:00 pm so that they can attend their evening meditation service. Welcome to Fairfield, Iowa. As a child, my […]

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Are You An Over-Apologizer?
I am. And I'm betting most women are. In fact, a study found that women apologize more than men do. Why? Men have a higher tolerance for what they perceive is worthy of an apology. Women who wa

posted 12:21:37am Sep. 06, 2012 | read full post »

The F-Word That Will Change Your Life
To be human means you ache. You hurt for the things you don't have, the life you never got, the people who betrayed you. Some days seem full of grief, heartbreak and anger. And it's so easy to s

posted 9:30:37am Aug. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Practicing Acceptance
I think one of the greatest obstacles we grapple with is learning how to accept what is instead of moaning and groaning about what we don't have. It's like we're sitting there one hand full

posted 9:00:28am Aug. 07, 2012 | read full post »

The Truth About Comfort
Fear if left alone will only grow bigger. And if confronted can reap so many unexpectedly beautiful things. Such a small choice like deciding to go out with a new friend or trying a new restaurant, a new way home, can be like a car wash for your soul. Sometimes it's small ripples that cause the b

posted 9:00:22am Jul. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Why Life is Unfair
Life is not supposed to be easy. We're not meant to sit in hammocks and twiddle our thumbs. We're grown to be both hard and soft, both strong and vulnerable. We're built to withstand hardship and to

posted 9:00:47am Jul. 12, 2012 | read full post »

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