Why Did I Feel Fine Yesterday? The Causes of Depression

With 322 million people suffering with depression worldwide, it’s not surprising to learn that in America, depression is among the most common mental disorders. Although frequently described as a chemical imbalance in the brain, the reality is that the disease of depression is far more complicated. Scientific research has yet to completely understand the biology […]

4 Ways to Deal with Social Anxiety at Work

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 15 million U.S. Americans, or 6.8% of the population, suffers from Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). SAD, also sometimes referred to as social phobia, is an intense fear of social situations. The sufferer believes they could become humiliated and embarrass themselves somehow in front of other people. […]

Forgiveness: What it is and Why it Matters

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Forgiveness is divine – and new research shows that it’s also good for your health! You’re boiling with rage. Even thinking about that witch of a co-worker is upsetting—and there she is, flaunting herself like a diva on American Idol. She’s been your nemesis from the moment she joined the staff, despite your best efforts […]

Communication Styles

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The Four Basic Styles of Communication 1. Passive Communication  PASSIVE COMMUNICATION is one of four communication styles. It refers to individuals have developed a pattern of avoiding expressing their opinions or feelings, protecting their rights, and identifying and meeting their needs. As a result, passive individuals do not respond overtly to hurtful or anger-inducing situations. […]