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Are You A People Pleaser? The Subtle Art Of Saying “No”

Are You A People Pleaser?

A people-pleaser is a person who constantly goes above and beyond to make other people feel good. People-pleasers tend to be generally empathetic, thoughtful, and caring, all positive personality traits. But People-Pleasers pay a price if they don’t know how to pay attention to their own needs as much as they do to the people they love. If you know…

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Tips For Raising A Socially Smart Teen

Raising socially smart teens

The online world is here to stay, and whether we like it or not, the next generation is going to need to be adept at navigating it. This naturally leads to questions of what, and how much, social media should be allowed in our households. And while research regarding potential harm associated with social media…

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“Self-Sabotage” Or “Competing Goals”? The Key To Motivation

Self-Sabotage or Competing Goals

Imagine this: You’ve decided to set some new health-related goals. You set your alarm clock to wake you up at 6:00 am on the dot so you can start your day with journaling, a morning workout, or food prepping before the kids wake up. But your child wakes up in the middle of the night,…

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Fostering A Growth Mindset In Your Children

Planting Seeds For A Growth Mindset

Did you know that our abilities aren’t set in stone? Research shows that what we can accomplish are impacted by a combination of our genes, our environment, and our mindset. Psychologist Carol Dweck, a researcher at Stanford University, says there are two types of mindsets: fixed-oriented and growth-oriented. People with a fixed mindset believe that…

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Helping Our Kids Find Passion In Learning

Elevate Counseling: Finding Passion In Learning

Self-motivated learning has long been a philosophical ideal in education, and with good reason. People pursue goals, retain information, and feel more satisfaction in projects where they can identify meaning and purpose. Enter the use of “Passion Projects.” “Passion Projects” encourage individuals to ask questions, pursue personal interests, engage in research, and then CREATE something…

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