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According to a study from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, we almost always tend to add something. This is known as subtraction neglect. “Think about your own work and you will see it. The first thing that comes to our minds is, what can we add to make it better,” says […]

Is Subtraction Neglect Adding To Your Anxiety?

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I go from my desk, to my sofa, to my bed. Repeat.” This is my patient’s description of her daily routine. With fewer reasons to leave the house, people are spending an unprecedented amount of time on their butts. Before you say, “My body is a temple—I work out every day,” know this: even if you do manage to exercise […]

Do You Spend Most of the Day Sitting?

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What is something you already do more than 20,000 times a day that could help you feel calmer and more vital if you did it more deliberately? Answer: Breathe. Most of us don’t pay much attention to how we breathe because it happens automatically. We don’t have to think about it. It’s only when we’re […]

Here Is One Thing You Can Do Right Now to Reduce Stress and Boost Your Mood

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“While I’m proud of my accomplishments, I have a hard time talking about them. I think it comes off as bragging or false modesty or that I’m “selling” myself. How can I better advocate for myself?” Self-promotion can be uncomfortable. In fact, both men and women fear that it might make other people, not like them, but men do […]

How to Better Advocate for Yourself

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Whenever anyone wants to make some serious changes in their life, conventional wisdom holds that they should focus on one thing at a time. The thinking goes that you will overdo it if you try to make too many changes at once. As a psychiatrist, I have often dispensed the good old “one thing at […]

You Are Capable of More Than You Think

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