How to Find Genuine Community in Our Lives

How to Find Genuine Community in Our Lives

Being a part of a community where we’re well known and accepted can bring our lives deep joy and satisfaction, not to mention many physiological benefits. But we may be stuck on where to find our kindred spirits and how to assimilate well into a new group. In this article we discuss where to find a compatible community, how to evaluate it, and what kind of mind-set to have to ensure the new association feels like home.

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Secrets to Negotiating in Everyday Life

Secrets to Negotiating in Everyday Life

Negotiating isn’t something that is just reserved for a car purchase. It’s something we do numerous times every day both in our professional and personal lives. We should see negotiation not as a stressful endeavor but as a creative process of moving toward a win-win with another person. When we improve our negotiation skills, we become better communicators, helping to ensure that we more frequently get what we want. In this article we cover the five pillars of negotiation that can be applied to everyday life and are easy to understand and implement.

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7 Steps to Take to Boost Social Confidence

7 Steps to Take to Boost Social Confidence

Everyone carries with them some degree of insecurity when they socialize. It’s not a reflection of low self-esteem per se; rather, it’s an innate drive to be accepted by a community. Our doubts manifest as small voices in our heads giving an (often false) indication of our social acceptability. So we must rewrite the script with a perspective shift. In this article, we walk through seven steps to begin this journey of recalibrating our thinking and building social confidence that isn’t just all in our heads. 

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How to Recover When Friends Disappoint You

Despite the joys of our relationships we eventually face disappointment. Our culture often provides resources for resolving romantic relationship strife, but we don’t usually have helpful outlets to talk about disappointment in our friendships. So we’re left alone to wrestle with the confusion, hurt, guilt, anger, and sadness of conflicts we have with friends, and no clarity on how to proceed. In this post we examine this predicament and how to emotionally process those times when friends let us down. With six tips we learn how to bounce back with our head on straight and our hearts intact. 

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How to be a More Likeable Person

How to be a More Likeable Person

From time to time, while socializing we come across a person who just captivates us. They draw us in because they’re fascinating or endearing or simply really nice. We then secretly long to get to know them better and perhaps befriend them. We may wonder, “What’s the secret of these social phenoms?” In this article we decode what makes someone likeable and socially attractive. Then we turn the tables on ourselves and explore 10 tips to increase our own social likeability.

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How to Talk with Your Doctor for Productive Outcomes

How to Talk with Your Doctor for Productive Outcomes

In the United States, the health care system is dysfunctional. Patients are frustrated by the declining quality of care, which is a result of how doctors must practice medicine today. But instead of feeling helpless and frustrated in the system, patients can advocate for themselves and take charge of their health care. It begins by focusing on clear communication from all parties. Use this article as a cheat sheet to feel more in control at your next doctor’s appointment. 

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