The Power of Befriending the Exile Within

Exiles in the Psyche I had a dream that there was someone else living in my apartment when I wasn’t there.  A friend turned to me and said, “Hey, did you know there is another woman living here with you?” … r

Social Anxiety: The Hopeful Journey Toward a Panic-Free Life

Social anxiety plagues many people today. This is Derek’s story. “It started back in kindergarten. The heart palpitations, the dizziness, the shaking – the overwhelming panic associated with being line leader. Most kindergartners cherished the chance to stand at the … r

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Could Architecture Be Impacting How Productive You Are?

There are so many things we can do to improve our productivity. We can read books, attend talks, create new routines for ourselves – but arguably most importantly, we can work towards improving our wellbeing. Exercising more, adopting a healthy … r

How To Find A Mother Figure When Your Mom Has a Mental Illness

My name is Ally Golden and I wrote my memoir, A Good Soldier, about my relationship with my mother, who suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder. Because of her disease, my mother and I never had a normal relationship. The love … r

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Do you worry too much? These 5 Habits and Mindset Shifts Will Revitalize Your Brain

Worry… God! I hate this word. Worrying is crippling, boring and lifeless. I grew up in a family of multiple chronic worriers, and I know how bad things can go with it. You let negative thoughts have the best of … r

How To Absolutely KILL Your Smartphone Addiction

“One last video before I go to bed”. “Let me just scroll through Facebook real quick.” “I’m just going to take a five minute Instagram break.” If you’ve ever had a “five minute Instagram break” turn into a two-hour procrastination … r