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Managing the Holiday Stress

Posted by Iektje Stephens on Sunday, December 23, 2012, In : Happiness and wellbeing 
Although this season is portrayed as a season of joy, the holidays are often a stressful time for many people. This time of year for many people involves travel, huge shopping lists, waiting in line, being stuck in traffic, groceries, family visits, and above all pressure. Many people experience stress, depression, and anxiety during this time of year. Here are four tips that I hope will help you lighten your mood, and manage your stress:
  • Remember to take care of yourself too. Because you are ...

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Gratitude and Happiness

Posted by Iektje Stephens on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, In : Happiness and wellbeing 
It's Thanksgiving time, and this time of the year teachers all over the country ask their students: "What are you thankful for?" and they get the cutest and most hilarious answers. It may seem hokey, but reflecting on what you are grateful for in your life can actually increase your subjective experience of happiness and wellbeing in a meaningful way. Researchers have done experiments where they asked people to keep a gratitude journal. The assignment is simple: every day, write down three th...
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