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Lower The Pressure

Is it truly urgent? The Practice: Lower the pressure. Why? Things come at us with so much urgency and demand these days. Phones ring, texts buzz, emails pile up, new balls have to be juggled, work days lengthen and move into evenings and weekends, traffic gets denser,...
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10 Ways to Support Your Partner

“I feel worn out and wish my husband would give me more support. He says he wants to and that I should just give him a list. Any ideas?” Out of our marriage and experience with many couples with children, here’s a Top Ten list (in no particular order) addressed to parents;...
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Beware Anger

Have you been wronged? The Practice: Beware anger. Why? Anger is tricky. On the one hand, anger – feeling annoyed, irritated, resentful, fed up, mad, outraged, or enraged – alerts us to real threats, real injuries, and real wrongs that need correcting, and it energizes and...
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5-Minute Every Morning Yoga Poses

Here is a “quick guide” that you can save to your phone with 5 minutes of the best morning yoga poses. This is the first thing I do every day, wherever I am. I usually don’t even roll out my mat. The benefits are wildly disproportional to the amount of time and effort that...
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How to Raise an Olympic Athlete

Even though the Olympics are over, my kids are still whipped into a frenzy. Fiona has a new passion for volleyball, and Molly is signed up for gymnastics in the Fall. I know we aren't alone; households all over the world are currently filled with children dreaming of gold...
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How to Hack Your Brain to Stay Safer

Society has become safer over the past century. In the United States, the chance of death by preventable injury dropped by about half from the 1920s to the 1990s. However, our progress has plateaued for the past couple of decades, which is an obstacle to well-being. How can...
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How Self-Compassion Can Help Prevent Teacher Burnout

“You people, I hate your guts!” And so began the school year with Stephen, a student in my 3rd/4th grade classroom whose frequent outbursts usually included more colorful and sometimes more threatening language. It wasn’t until April that we finally managed to get Stephen...
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How to Journal Through Your Struggles

Do you keep a diary in good times or bad? According to researchers James W. Pennebaker and Joshua M. Smyth, most journalers tend to fall squarely in one of the two categories: Either they write regularly until adversity hits, then can’t continue; or they only put pen to...
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Why Your Brain Needs to Dream

We often hear stories of people who’ve learned from their dreams or been inspired by them. Think of Paul McCartney’s story of how his hit song “Yesterday” came to him in a dream or of Mendeleev’s dream-inspired construction of the periodic table of elements. But, while many...
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