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Overcoming telephone phobia: When you jump through hoops to avoid “jumping on a call” 

People text more and make fewer voice calls than they did a decade ago. For some people, that reluctance to make and receive calls is caused by telephonophobia, or phone anxiety.  Phone calls can make people feel ambushed, trapped, or acutely self-conscious—but fortunately, there are different approaches that may help…

The best animal companions for loneliness: If you’re feeling lonely, a pet can fill the void

Loneliness is an unpleasant state we all experience at times; fortunately, an animal companion can help us resolve those lonely feelings. Dogs often prove to be great pets and they come with mental health benefits including stress and anxiety reduction, a boost in self-esteem, and improved social connection. Cats are…

Master Your Mondays: 4 Tips

There are some pretty ridiculous national holidays out there from Hot Sauce Day to Fruitcake Toss Day to Dance Like a Chicken Day—but I have yet to mention the craziest of all. Are you ready for it? National Thank God It’s Monday Day. That’s right: there’s a whole day dedicated…

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