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7 Ways to Tell the Difference Between Sadness and Depression (and What to Do)

I feel so sad, all the time - Does that mean I’m depressed?

To understand the difference between sadness and depression, consider a sudden rainstorm. It could be a side effect of a hurricane – but it’s also possible that it’s simply rain. Although they appear to be the same meteorological event, there’s an immense difference in their effects. One causes real, lasting damage. The other one is simply a damper on your day.

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How YOU can Transform Pain into Positive Growth

woman in shadow - how to deal with emotional pain to grow

It’s pretty safe to say that most people don’t like pain. Pain is uncomfortable. It takes us away from our happy place and forces us to deal with stuff we don’t enjoy. Pain is inconvenient, costly, and distracting. Remember that meme, “Ain’t nobody got time for dat!” Yeah, that’s how we feel about pain.

On the other hand, there’s a small segment of the population that welcomes pain. I’m serious. Just look at all those ultra-marathoners and extreme sports enthusiasts. They know pain intimately. It motivates them, pushes them past their limits. Most of us will never understand that drive, and instead will do our best to stay in the pain-free zone.

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9 Things To Do When You’re So Sad You Can’t Stop Crying

What do I do when I'm this sad?

 

If the only thing you can feel right now is “I’m sad,” you aren’t alone. So many of us feel deeply sad at various points in our lives. The sense of overwhelming loss or grief is something that most of us will not escape during our life’s journey. The problem is that we’ve become particularly self critical about these feelings, which can delay our healing process and create deeper wounds.

When that happens, it can become an even more overwhelming feedback loop that leads to even more tears. Just imagine if a friend came to us saying, “I’m sad,” and our response was to “just get over it, already!”. It may seem ridiculous, but this is the way we universally treat ourselves when we feel sad for long periods of time.

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Envy Is Not Cute – 4 Ways to Stop Jealousy From Preventing Your Personal Growth

woman jealousy

Do you struggle with jealousy? Do you often compare yourself to other people? Do you wonder how to stop jealousy and feelings of envy you have toward other people?

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Even the best of us fall prey to comparisons with those we know or would like to be more like.

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Laugh ‘Til It Hurts: Laughter Is Truly the Best Medicine

woman laughing

Many of us have heard the quote “laughter is the best medicine”. You’ve likely said it yourself or have had it said to you. But is it true that laughter is the best medicine? Scientific evidence to support the theory is incomplete if not inconclusive. But let’s consider a few things.

When you were a child, you probably laughed a lot – at least a lot more often than you do now. As a kid, you didn’t have to worry about paying bills, impressing a boss or how you would take care of your family. And you laughed a whole lot more.

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10 Proven Methods for Anger Management – Why You May Feel Angry and How to Control Your Anger to Prevent It from Controlling You

Pinterest pin for Anger Management for Adults TipsWe all experience anger, but in some cases our anger becomes misdirected or extreme.

Those are the times when we need to utilize the tools for anger management…

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