Posts by Suzy Teixeira

Self-Awareness and Why It Matters

  Having self-awareness means that you have knowledge of yourself. You understand your habits, likes, dislikes, the way you view the world, and your needs. You know what you want in life and have an understanding of your emotional responses. Socrates’ famous quote “know thyself” is a directive to develop self-awareness. Having self-awareness doesn’t solve…

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Boost Self-Confidence With These 8 Surprising Actions

  Who couldn’t use a little more self-confidence? Self-confidence can often be in short supply, but there are many ways you can get it back. When your self-confidence is lacking, take control of the situation and make yourself confident again. You can accomplish a lot more with self-confidence than you can without. Once you know…

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12 Tips Shy People Can Use to Make More Friends

  Most people struggle to make new friends, but it can be more challenging for those that are shy. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Even the shyest of people can have a healthy social circle. Shyness can be a challenge in all social situations, but challenges can be overcome. If you’re shy,…

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Solitude and the Value of Spending Time Alone

  Some people love spending time alone. Others are more prone to feeling uncomfortable or lonely. Regardless of how you currently feel about solitude, there are many benefits to be gained by spending some time alone each day. If you don’t like being alone, ask yourself why. If you’re not sure, try spending a few…

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15 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

    It’s easy to relax when you’re on vacation as you lie on the beach or stroll through museums. However, peace can be more elusive when your kids are home sick and your inbox is overflowing at work.   Fortunately, there are ways to make relaxing anywhere simple and quick. Try these 15 foolproof…

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Learning Deep Breathing Strategies to Control Anxiety

  Do you struggle with feelings of anxiety? If so, it’s good to know that there are ways to relieve your suffering. You can learn strategies to take charge of your nervousness and experience the serenity you deserve. You can learn to control your anxiety with simple deep breathing techniques.   When you breathe deeply…

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Make the Holiday Season Bright, Even with Health Challenges

    Sickness and disease can be debilitating, frustrating, and frightening. But even with a health challenge, you can still see the beauty that still exists all around you. Even when you’re dealing with something unpleasant, there are pleasant things to be appreciated and enjoyed.   Take time to think about the things you can…

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Strategies to Let Go of Past Mistakes and Move Forward

Strategies to Let Go of Past Mistakes and Move Forward

  The most difficult person for us to forgive is usually ourselves. Regret, shame, and guilt prevent us from letting go of our past mistakes. Rather than reflecting on the experience and learning from it so that we can move forward, we tend to dwell on these unfortunate times.   By refusing to forgive ourselves…

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How to Be SMART When Making Your New Year’s Resolution

How to Be SMART When Making Your New Year’s Resolution

Have you been wondering how you can be SMART when making your New Year’s resolution? Despite the fact that more New Year’s resolutions are broken each year than any other goal, we still look forward to opening that brand new calendar and imagining the possibilities that lie ahead for the New Year. If you plan…

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Positive Strategies for a Happier New Year

Positive Strategies for a Happier New Year

If the last twelve months brought excess stress, strained relationships, calamity, or upheaval to your life, you may be thinking “Good riddance” as you end this tumultuous year. Rather than allowing the New Year to be a reminder of all the things that went wrong this past year, embrace it as a brand-new opportunity to…

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