Anxiety: An Overview

When it’s in small doses, anxiety is normal, not dangerous, and part of life.

It alerts us of potential threats in our environment and prepares our body to react.

However, when it begins to interfere with our daily life, anxiety can become a problem.

But thankfully, there’s things you can do to help, as anxiety is highly treatable!

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Andrea Diaz
Important: You!

“I am beautiful/smart/talented, no matter what anyone says,” you tell yourself over and over again.

You’ve heard people tell you that you need to “love yourself” and “show yourself some compassion”, and this seems to be the way to do it.

But it’s not.

At least, not necessarily.

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Andrea Diaz
Crush Your Goals: How to Harness Motivation Like a Creative Person

With New Year’s resolutions likely floating about your brain, it’s important to recognize the forces that will drive your motivation forward to actually make 2018 your best year yet. 

This past semester I took a class in Thinking and Reasoning, taught by one of University of Toronto’s best, Dr. John Vervaeke. We tried to arrive at the core of human thinking, and in so doing we talked about theories of motivation and creativity.

These were life-changing lectures for me, and I want to share with you the most influential theory of motivation we talked about: Apter’s reversal theory.

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Andrea Diaz