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“How to Really Reset After a Truly Awful Year” – Shape

Don’t let 2016’s baggage drag down you in 2017. 2016 was kind of the worst—just look at any Internet meme. At the base, most of us likely had to endure some kind of emotional pandemonium—a breakup, job loss, personal bereavement, maybe even a health scare. (Pretty unavoidable in any year.) Add to that the scarily […]

“3 Leaders That Use Innovation to Succeed In Crowded Industries” – Inc.

It is often said that it’s easier than ever before to start a business. While that may be true, every silver lining has a dark cloud. As the entrepreneurial landscape becomes increasingly competitive it gets harder and harder to stand out. That’s why it never hurts to learn by example. The following three individuals have […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Trump

Managing Post Election Stress Disorder This morning when I was on the train I saw a worried look in the eyes a white woman.  I could see the pain in her eyes and just for a split second, I felt her fear. Then I glanced down. I saw her holding the hands of her children, a girl and […]

“How To Deal If Your Friend Is Now Your Boss (Or Vice Versa!)” – Glamour

When Andrea Sanchez, 29, scored a big new title at her marketing firm, she was initially worried about one employee: her friend and former peer Sara Pence, 24. She was used to sharing details about her dating life with Pence; now she was her boss. Pence also had reservations: “I wondered, Can I still tell […]

“Can Pokémon Go Really Improve Your Mental Health?” – Health Magazine

A psychologist weighs in on the game’s potential to help with anxiety, depression, and more. Ever since its release last week, the augmented-reality app Pokémon Go has inundated our social media feeds. While some of the news has been troubling (think players who’ve injured themselves as they attempted to navigate neighborhoods while staring at their phones), other reports have been surprisingly positive, with users praising […]

“4 Things to Do in the First 4 Weeks of a New Job” – Oprah

Finally, a new job isn’t just a chance for a professional reset. It can also be a great opportunity to evaluate and change other habits and patterns in your life. Ben Michaelis, PhD, a psychologist and executive coach who is the author of Your Next Big Thing, recalls working with one client who used to […]