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9 Things About Getting Through the Holidays Only People with Anxiety Understand

As the holidays approach—earlier and earlier each year, it seems—anxiety can begin to ramp up. That's a serious issue for the 40 million Americans who suffer from...

6 Little Things You Can Do For Someone Who Is Grieving At The Holidays

It’s easy to show up one time, but consistency is key when supporting someone who is grieving.

How Creative Idealists Deal With Disappointment

Creative idealist personality types INFJ, ENFP, INFP, and ENFJ are vulnerable to life’s disappointments like any other person

No One Keeps Secrets Better Than Your Therapist

I recently called up Jean Stafford, an executive coach in Washington, D.C., to ask a simple question: Who is it safe to complain to?

Everything You Should Know About OCD

When the term OCD (the abbreviation for obsessive compulsive disorder) comes up, most people probably think of behaviors including excessive hand-washing, like the titular character...

How Every Type can Articulate a Personal Mission

No matter your type, I hope you take some time to articulate your personal mission

Stop Saying You’re Not Creative!

How many times have we heard someone say, “I’m just not the creative type,” or worse, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”?

Please Don’t Interrupt, I’m an Introvert!

Sometimes, it can take far too long to tell a simple story, especially for Introverts.

5 Parenting Struggles of Every Intuitive Perceiver

Do I give my baby a pacifier or let her cry herself to sleep? Should I force the defiant toddler into a coat or let him feel the pain? Shall I let my child make his own decisions or enforce the rules with an iron fist?

Why Stress Stops Creativity for INFJs – And How They Can Get It Flowing...

INFJs are sensitive, creative people with a passion for helping others and expressing their ideas. They may seem quiet and reserved on the outside, but on the inside, these complex folks are a bubbling cauldron of insights, energy and enthusiasm.

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