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Some thoughts from Jim…

How to Make A Happy Life Story

According to a life theory by a psychologist and researcher Dan McAdams, we each have a life story. This life story is our perspective of the events that detail our experiences, hopes, and dreams that make up our life. Our life stories will have areas of happiness, sadness, hope, and fear. We share bits of our life stories every day … whether it be describing the events of a stressful day with a friend or…

Growing in the Dark can Make You Stronger

We all try to avoid the unpleasantness of life – the dark times if you will.  However, it is those dark times that shape us.  Psychologists have spent a lot of time evaluating whether nature (genetics) or nurture (environment) has the greatest influence on human development. The genetic influence regards our genes – what we inherit from our parents… things such as eye color, hair color, allergies, height, and even to some extent, our intelligence. …

Living in a Pressure Cooker

The pressures of stress can cause health problems. It is important to implement a pressure relief valve to deal with stress. These stress relief / pressure relief methods may include techniques such as prayer, meditation, or journaling among others. How do you blow off steam after a stressful situation?