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What is emotional intelligence? The definition and my thoughts on a common test

*This post contains affiliate links. That means that, if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Okay?* How do you define emotional intelligence? Have you ever taken a test to see if you are emotionally intelligent? According to the Oxford Dictionary, emotional intelligence is: “…the capacity to …

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7 Interesting Anxiety Disorder Symptoms + What You Can Do To Feel Better ASAP

Anxiety relief can be hard to come by. So many people try everything they can think of, and don’t see much improvement. They try medication, and therapy, and supplements, and running programs, and sleep studies, and ZILCH. That’s why we need to keep speaking up about this. People’s lives are being destroyed by anxiety and …

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What To Expect at Your First Therapy Appointment

Have you ever had a therapy appointment? If not, it is something I recommend. Not just for those with a diagnosed mental health condition, but for anyone who finds themselves stressed or overwhelmed. Beginning your therapy journey can seem daunting, but really, with a little research, it is pretty straightforward. My journey with therapy I …

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FAQs About Mental Health Issues: What You Need To Know

Do you know someone with mental health issues? It is likely that you do. Recent statistics indicate that 1 in 5 American adults suffer from a mental health condition in a given year. That is 20% of the adult population. Because of this many people are very curious about mental illness and the challenges it presents. And it does present a lot of them. My own mental health issues make me exhausted, sad, worried, irritated, manic, and hopeless- sometimes all on the same day.<