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If You Talked to Your Friends Like You Talk to Yourself, You’d Be All Alone

How to become kinder to yourself.

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Our words have direct influence on our emotions. Our feelings influence our behavior and how we evaluate it. When we get a good grade on a test, we might say to ourselves, “Yesss. Nailed it!” Those words translate into a flood of neurotransmitters that give us an attack of happiness. Those feelings make…



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Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.