Sometimes you have to say no; here’s how to soften the blow

Sometimes you have to say no; here’s how to soften the blow
Is there another word quite as charged as the double-lettered, single-syllabled powerhouse of rejection? We dread having to say it almost as much as we hate being on the receiving end, if not more. We’ll overbook our schedules, acquiesce to inconsiderate requests or make up outlandish lies just so we can spare ourselves the discomfort. But the fact remains, learning... Read More

Self-Determination Theory: What Motivates You?

Self-Determination Theory: What Motivates You?
Self-Determination Theory (SDT) was developed by Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci, professors of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology at the University of Rochester. The theory posits that “people have innate psychological needs that are the basis for self-motivation and personality integration.” Beyond the more popular external factors that motivate us like reward systems/ wealth and outside opinions/ reputation,... Read More

Why you need to work on improving your Emotional Intelligence and how you can do it

Why you need to work on improving your Emotional Intelligence and how you can do it
What is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional intelligence has been defined as “the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior” by Peter Salovey and John Mayer. This definition was later broken down and refined into four proposed abilities: perceiving, using, understanding,... Read More

The one question that will wear down all your worries

The one question that will wear down all your worries
“My life has been full of terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.” You may recognize this as a quote from French Renaissance philosopher Michel De Montaigne, or maybe from your very own experience with worrying about things that never actually came to pass. These imagined fears we hold for future events, even though they aren’t happening to us in the... Read More
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