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When It Comes to Painful Emotions, Don’t Think — Just Feel

Some things are just sad.

Published in Elemental. Read here.

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That Powerlessness You Feel Is Called “Moral Distress”

How to cultivate moral resilience instead.

Published in Elemental. Read here.

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“Surviving” Isn’t Always Living

These 3 Harmful Personas Block Resilience.

Published in Heart Support. Read here.

Unraveling? Your Stress Levels Are Likely Beyond Your ‘Window of Tolerance’

Tips to reset your brain and body when everything feels impossible.

Published in Elemental. Read here.

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Panic Attack or Anxiety? How to Tell the Difference

While the terms “panic attack” and “anxiety attack” are used interchangeably, they’re not the same. Here’s what you need to know about each.

Published in Heart Support. Read here.

Bouncing Back: How a Special Forces Vet Found Life After Killing His Best Friend

There’s a good reason why “Think happy thoughts” or “Just get over it” doesn’t work for some types of of trauma, like moral injury and other forms of adversity.

Published in Heart Support. Read here.

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If You’re Feeling World-Wearied, You May Have “Weltschmerz”

Weltschmerz describes the gut punch we get from realizing that the world keeps falling short of our expectations. What this means for your mental health.

Published in Invisible Illness. Read here.

When Words Fail — How to Help Someone Who is Grieving

11 Things to do — and NOT do — to ensure that your relationship lasts when loss or adversity strikes.

Published in Invisible Illness. Read here.

The Science of Disgust

Surprising ways the ‘yuck factor’ affects our brains.

Published in Elemental. Read here.

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The PTSD-like Affliction That’s Traumatizing Health Care Workers

The invisible wounds of moral injury run deep for those on the front lines.

Published in Elemental. Read here.

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7 Surprising Breathing Exercises to Instantly Reduce Stress

Conscious breathing, cellular breathing, and other easy techniques to feel calmer.

Published in Elemental. Read here.

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Yes, You Can Get Instant Relief For Anxiety

Turns out humans are designed for it through the “diver’s reflex”.

Published in Medium. Read here.

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To De-Stress Before the Election, Try the ‘Titration’ Method

How to open and close the tap on difficult emotions.

Published in Elemental. Read here.

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