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Mindfulness: A Gateway to Growth in Relationships

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Mindfulness may improve close relationships by fostering the belief that relationships can grow and improve.

Are You Hitting Your Limit, or Getting Stronger? The Power of Reinterpreting Mental Effort

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Listen to your elders, they say. Well, I wasn’t sure what to think when as a seven-year-old I sat in the kitchen and listened to my grandpa. On the table in front of us was a big bag of assorted candy. He polished them all off, piece after piece. “Does Mom know about this?” I sat there wondering. As though sensing my disbelief, he explained with a slightly defensive but definitive tone, “I have a sweet tooth.” I was perplexed. Was a sweet tooth something you “had”? Was it permanent? Did I have one?