Emotional Health

The Value of Holding Yourself Back

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I was struggling. I was in my competitive running days, in the best shape of my life, knocking out workouts…

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Meet Your Heroes — And Be Disappointed.

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“Never meet your heroes. They’ll surely disappoint.” It’s a common phrase, and one with some truth. But maybe that’s a…

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Choosing Well in a World of Ultra-Processed Everything

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A 2018 ​study​ from Stanford University found that, surprisingly, diets can actually work. What kind of diet? All different kinds,…

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Internet Brain is a Real Thing

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If you feel “off” more often than you’d like, you aren’t alone. Many people do. In The Practice of Groundedness,…

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The Power of Constraints to Protect Against Existential Anxiety

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In a world where technology is accelerating, you have access to what, for all intents and purposes, is infinity in more…

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Performance and Wellbeing Concepts Are Like Tools in a Toolkit

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If you are in a hole, feeling acutely down and at a loss of meaning, it is probably not helpful…

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Categories Like Depression, OCD, and Neuroatypical Work Until They Get in the Way

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  There seem to be two camps, or at least two vocal camps, on categorizations related to identity. There is…

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Negative Pre-Game Speeches Don’t Work. Here’s What Does.

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Heading into the NFC championship, one win away from the Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator sat his…

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You Are Enough Right Now: Freedom and Self-Improvement

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There is lots about the self-improvement industry that can make you feel like you aren’t enough. In order to actualize,…

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