A Double-Edged Sword: The Fight for Power in Relationships
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by Laura Johnson
2y ago
,Relationships are simple, but they aren’t always easy. Navigating relationships can oftentimes feel confusing because you need to balance another person’s thoughts and feelings, while maintaining your own, through every decision or step the relationship progresses through. However, sometimes when at least one of the members of the relationship starts acting as though they are the spokesperson for the relationship, or that they have power over the others, or enacts a “my way or the highway” approach, everyone within the relationship can be negatively affected. ,Whether the partnership is prof ..read more
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Reviving Relationships
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by Laura Johnson
2y ago
,Relationships are confusing much of the time. You may have grown up thinking you’ll meet your perfect partner in your early to mid-twenties, get married in your later twenties, start a family by your early thirties, then spend the rest of your lives loving one another, more every day than the day before. How romantic! But if we could graph life, it wouldn’t quite be as simple as a linear or even exponential function. No, life follows it’s own path, choosing its coordinates without much pattern. And relationships have to either fit in parallel to life’s curves and slopes, or else they may meet ..read more
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How to Create Motivation Where There Is None
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by Laura Johnson
2y ago
,Motivation is the human desire to do or create in order to accomplish a goal. It’s that drive that pushes us to do better, be faster, and compete against ourselves or others. Without it, you may find yourself feeling bored, lazy, or even anxious. ,There are ,,Arousal theory:, This theory is all about what feels good to you, mentally or physically. If you find it pleasing to do or to accomplish, you may feel more motivated to do it. ,,Attitude theory:, This theory discusses how internal processes and personal feelings toward the task at hand correlate to how motivated you are to complete it. L ..read more
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Seven Self-Development eBooks to Read During Quarantine
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by Laura Johnson
2y ago
,,With some approaching their twelfth weeks in quarantine, self-care is becoming increasingly more important. Studies also show that economic downturn negatively affects both ,,Instead of viewing quarantine as a time of standing by, lingering by your television set, watching the numbers grow higher and the heat maps grow darker, think of this as a time as a rare and cherished opportunity to work on yourself. There’s no better time to pick up a book for personal growth that will benefit you immediately, and in the long run. ,,Luckily, in a digital age, getting a head start on professional deve ..read more
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Seven Self-Development eBooks to Read During Quarantine
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by Laura Johnson
2y ago
,,With some approaching their twelfth weeks in quarantine, self-care is becoming increasingly more important. Studies also show that economic downturn negatively affects both ,,Instead of viewing quarantine as a time of standing by, lingering by your television set, watching the numbers grow higher and the heat maps grow darker, think of this as a time as a rare and cherished opportunity to work on yourself. There’s no better time to pick up a book for personal growth that will benefit you immediately, and in the long run. ,,Luckily, in a digital age, getting a head start on professional deve ..read more
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What do I do with my life?
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by Luke Hanson
2y ago
Whether you're looking for a new job, or about to graduate, what questions should you ask yourself to figure out next steps? Luke Hanson, Academic Advisor and postbac at Stories aren't just for kids. Storytelling is a critical, key element of continued learning, development, productivity and, ultimately, achievement. Yes, adults, even and especially for you. One concept I've always loved is that of being the hero of your own story. Approaching goal achievement as a series of staid, black-and-white tasks isn't nearly as fun or effective as considering the process a journey and a goal the endpo ..read more
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Coping Strategies for Stress & Anxiety during Quarantine
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by Luke Hanson
2y ago
Luke Hanson, Academic Advisor and postbac at Stress. I think it's fair to say we're all feeling it right now, whether that's over Coronavirus, the markets, deals been pulled out, job uncertainty, food shortages... the list goes on. The negative impacts of stress on health are well-documented, having been studied for over 70 years. In a nutshell, stress comes from our brains releasing cortisol and adrenaline when our body tells it we're in a fight-or-flight situation. Adrenaline bumps our blood pressure and heart rate up, while cortisol increases the sugar in the bloodstream and curbs the func ..read more
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To keep your relationship and your job, do this.
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by Capsule Contributors
2y ago
Whether in love or leadership, choose kindness. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m kicking off a multi-part series on a topic I love to talk about: love. Because, why don’t we learn marriage counseling topics until it’s too late? Scientists have studied relationships for decades, putting couples in a lab and predicting their potential for divorce with Relationship science is also rarely taught in workplaces. Yet, it has immense relevance. It simply happens that you can’t put two colleagues into a room and pay a therapist $300/hour to hash out their problems. Yet, professionals spend more waking ..read more
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Stay in Love During Quarantine Stress & Anxiety
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by Capsule Contributors
2y ago
Stress is contagious. Attunement is a cure. Previously, I wrote about Stress feels personal. But, it actually bleeds into our relationships with others. It’s well-established that animals have alarm pheromones, I don’t mean to tell you all this to stress you out. You can find some 1. Emotional support is essential Often we think of support as acts of service: taking out the trash, cooking dinner, or giving advice. These types of support are called instrumental support. Scientists distinguish between instrumental support and emotional support: empathy, compassion, and encouragement. Interestin ..read more
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Managing Time And Focus During Quarantine
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by Luke Hanson
2y ago
,,Luke Hanson, Academic Advisor and postbac at ,In the midst of our current and constantly-changing landscape, it can feel both difficult and even meaningless to focus on planning and scheduling our futures, from days to weeks to months. However, despite and in fact directly due to these current circumstances and daily uncertainties it’s more important than ever to focus on how we manage our time to maximize our daily and more long-term personal, academic and professional achievements. ,Trying to plan around this volatile landscape is exhausting. It forces us to consider our time, values and c ..read more
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