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January 25, 2018
by Tracey Block

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The pressure for perfection can be devastating

January 25, 2018 17:04 by Tracey Block

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While aiming high and setting goals is encouraged in 21st century society, for many, perfectionism has become an obsession. Recent research indicates Millennials, in particular, are suffering challenges to their mental and physical well-being in the pursuit of ultimate perfection in education, professional work and in their own physical images. Can anything be done to help reduce the burden young people feel in their quest for the perfect life? [More]

January 11, 2018
by Tracey Block

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When technology contributes to mental illness

January 11, 2018 02:10 by Tracey Block

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The goal of innovations in technology is to bring about positive change and improvements. But once time has passed and a new technology has become a part of daily life, the good and the bad become more apparent. In a recent letter to Apple Inc., major investors presented the company with their concerns over the addictive influence of iPhones and other electronic devices on the children and youth who use them. [More]

January 3, 2018
by Amy Rollo

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Positive Psychology Continues to Grow and Evolve

January 3, 2018 07:00 by Amy Rollo

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Recently, there’s been a second wave of positive psychology; which has changed and grown into different forms. After the growth of Dr. Seligman’s positive psychology, researchers began to understand the limitations of focusing only on positive experiences. They noted that not all negative experiences and emotions are destructive or depleting. [More]

December 10, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Is Nomophobia ruining your life?

December 10, 2017 23:03 by Tracey Block

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Nomophobia is becoming more widespread in this 21st century era of smartphone technology. Do you suffer from it? Answer yes or no to the following: I obsessively check my smartphone for missed texts, emails or social media updates. I constantly top up my cell phone’s battery charge. I cannot leave a room without my smartphone. Using these kinds of questions and more, researchers believe it’s time to start taking the condition more seriously. [More]

November 16, 2017
by Tracey Block

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Working from home. Is it really less stress for success?

November 16, 2017 00:48 by Tracey Block

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Call it virtual commuting, teleworking or working-from-home. Whatever the label, the number of home-based offices in the U.S. and Canada continues to grow. Thanks to leaps in technology, it is easy to stay connected and remain productive without the commute. What a stress-less way to work, right? Not always. Researchers find the stigma around working at home is still alive and well, and the difficulty of balancing work and home can keep you up at night. [More]

October 25, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Overcoming Relationship Issues: Communication

October 25, 2016 15:53 by Hilda Huj

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Communication is an act of transferring information from one place to another. This seemingly simple act is pivotal to our success within our relationships, our education, our workplace, and other important areas of our life and throughout our lifetime. Therefore, it is safe to say that communication is one of the most important aspects of our everyday life. [More]