Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS by trusting yourself

Being able to trust ourselves makes us aware of our own thoughts and feelings without having to rely on others’ opinions. Having self-trust helps motivate us to pursue the things we want and to be kind to ourselves. We catch ourselves interacting with people who are negative and diminish our self-confidence. Other people’s negative thoughts…

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Cultivate… RELATIONSHIPS and build a connection with others

A few days a ago, we looked at the three key skills necessary to overcome from traumatic experiences: Willingness to engage with the problem Connecting with others Knowing how to calm oneself when experiencing anxiety Today, we will focus on the second bullet and discuss why connecting with others is important. Relationships are a crucial…

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Cultivate…COMMUNICATION with Presence over Presents

Giving gifts can be a wonderful way of practicing generosity. For many of us, gift-giving is our love language and can bring us so much holiday joy. Still, sometimes making it through our holiday shopping list can become overwhelming and burdensome. Remember, just as we are looking forward to being with the ones we love,…

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Cultivate…COMMUNICATION about movies and messages of wellness

Every year Positive Psychology News gives out Positive Psychology Awards for movies! If you plan to catch up on some movie watching over the holidays, these awards might provide some great discussion points. Please note OKPTA Cultivate hasn’t vetted every single movie and award justification in the list, but it is our hope that this…

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