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Stagnant at Work

Dear Alex,I'm stagnant at work and don't know how to advance. I've done well in my position and now Iwant to move out of the subordinate role and be seen more as a leader, and position myself forcareer growth. What I'm stuck on is getting out of the role of "helper" since that's what I havealways done. Where do I start?~ Helper MonkeyDear Helper Mo...

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Stuck in the Past, or Just Stuck? Understanding Perseveration

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We all feel stuck occasionally. We might feel in a rut, or unable to figure out our next step in our future plan or even in solving a small, seemingly manageable issue (where did I leave my keys?). Often a chat with someone for new perspective, a quick rest or break or a new hobby might move us past this sticky point. But when the stickiness is con...

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Teen Mental Health – Pandemic Crisis

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In 2020 the emerging pandemic necessitated a change in our regular lifestyle. It was an ever changing and overwhelming time for many, but none more than for teenagers. The changes to both their social and personal lifestyles created a new set of stressors and tension on top of the existing challenge of just being a teen. The natural progression of ...

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10 Simple Ways to Help Combat Depression

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While it seems to be a buzz word or a catch all, depression is a real diagnosis and should be taken seriously. According to Mental Health America, over 47 million Americans live with some level of mental illness, depression falling into that category. The causes and treatments are myriad, and each individual should find that path that is right for ...

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Importance of Creating Boundaries

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What are personal boundaries and why are they so important? Personal boundaries are your core, personal values. Your identity and your ability to love and trust yourself. Personal boundaries can be anything, but they usually help define who you are. Boundaries are best identified as knowing when to say "No", without feeling guilty about it. Persona...

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The Lunchtime Quickie - Stress Relief During Quarantine

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Ok, tell the truth… we have all thought about it. Maybe you're working from home, a little stressed about the future, frustrated with work, and in need of a mental break. You step away from your computer, grab a snack, maybe a cup of coffee, sit down on the couch to browse social media. As you start browsing, you jump over to google to search "stuf...

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