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How to Stop Feeling Guilty about Self-Care

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Self-care has become a bit of a buzzword in the last few years. You keep hearing over and over how important it is, even how essential it is. You know you need to do it, but there’s this part of you that feels guilty about it. It seems selfish and indulgent. Who has time for that? I’ve got things that need to be handled, too many things on my to-do list to stop and take a bubble bath.

Why is self-care important?

The reason it’s so important is that when you don’t take time for self-care, you’ll actually perform worse.

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6 Ways To Support A Depressed Partner

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Is your partner depressed? Do you wonder how to best support them? Living with a depressed partner can be so challenging and cause an immense amount of stress. Every relationship is different, but there are effective ways you can support a partner with depression without damaging yourself or the relationship.

Here are 6 ways to support a partner with depression:

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Is Your Teen Grieving? Here Are 5 Ways to Help

Teen Grief Parent AustinLosing a loved one is one of the most painful things a person can go through. For many teens, this is their first experience with loss and so they may not have all the tools to cope in a healthy way.

You may feel stuck wondering how to help, what to say, or what to do. This is one of the most difficult transitions a person can experience.

Wondering how to support a grieving teen? Here are 5 ways:

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Why Is Change So Hard?

Why change is hardIn a word: resistance.

The part of us that wants to change is, almost always, counterbalanced by the part of us that wants to keep things the same.

Why would we do this to ourselves, you ask. Why do we have such a difficult time acting on our healthy desires to break bad habits, get into a healthier relationship, have more friends or any of the other goals we might have set for ourselves? And it isn’t just that we have a hard time following through on making changes, it’s that a part of us actively resists our efforts to change. Continue reading “Why Is Change So Hard?”