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Fear of Success
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Neena Sabherwal

Is Your Fear of Success Holding You Back?

There’s a wealth of advice out there on how to overcome fear of failure, but what about fear of success? This article gives you an overview of how fear of success can manifest, its consequences, and practical strategies to help you to embrace and own your future success!

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5 ways to maintain hope through challenging world events
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Oasis Team

4 Ways to Maintain Hope Amidst Distressing World Events

These last few years have been emotionally, physically, and financially trying for all of us. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, climate change, war, and political divides, it can feel, at times, like the world has been turned upside down. While we need to acknowledge the state of the world and how it is affecting us, we also need to remember to maintain hope.  

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6 Tips for Resolving Conflicts Assertively
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Oasis Team

6 Keys To Resolving Conflicts Assertively

Conflict is a normal part of living, but just because it is normal does not mean it is easy. There are many ways to resolve conflict, but assertiveness is often the best strategy in most situations. It is important to ask for what you need, but still be respectful to the other person.

Here are 6 tips for resolving conflicts assertively!

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Wellbeing, Wellness, & Health What’s the Difference
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Oasis Team

Wellbeing, Wellness, & Health: What’s the Difference? 

Wellness can help frame and organize a more holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing. If we think about a broader sense of health beyond the absence of disease, focusing on wellness gives us tools for more self-awareness and insight, as well as clues to how to make changes that lead to increased happiness, satisfaction, and feeling balanced in our lives.

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4 Tips on How to Create Powerful Mantras 
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Oasis Team

4 Tips on How to Create Powerful Mantras

A mantra is a repeated word, phrase, or sound to focus the mind and achieve emotional balance. Mantras require a set intention (like feeling at peace) and are repeated during a dedicated meditation session. Here are some examples and tips to create your mantra!

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5 Ways to Defeat the Sunday Scaries
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Oasis Team

5 Ways to Defeat the Sunday Scaries

Sunday Scaries are a reaction to anticipatory stress, which is a type of stress that you experience when you feel worried or anxious about what may happen in the future. With all the unknowns that you are facing, it’s completely normal for your brain to go into panic mode on Sunday evening. Still, no matter how Sunday Scaries manifest for you, there are strategies that you can use to help defeat them!

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grow your emotional vocabulary
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Oasis Team

5 Helpful Ways to Grow Your Emotional Vocabulary

Research shows that how we talk about our emotions influences how we experience them. As such, using the wrong word could minimize or exaggerate a negative feeling and then make that feeling worse. Of course, before we can recognize and label our feelings, we first need to have the right language to describe how we are feeling. If you do not have a strong emotional vocabulary, you may struggle with accurately communicating your needs and asking for help.

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4 helpful wellbeing strategies for international students
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Oasis Team

4 Helpful Wellbeing Strategies for International Students

International students face unique experiences and challenges on top of those that may be common to all students pursuing their educational goals. These experiences can add additional stressors that affect wellness and mental health. These may also require additional effort, flexibility, creativity, and support systems. 

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How to Practice Media Literacy 5 Helpful Questions
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Oasis Team

How to Practice Media Literacy: 5 Helpful Questions

Sometimes, we fall into the trap of just accepting what we are seeing and hearing without engaging in much critical thinking. The tools we use to fight back against blindly accepting messages from the media are called media literacy skills. Media literacy skills involve consciously taking time to analyze and evaluate the content you consume.

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Does Journaling Actually Benefit Mental Health_ 3 Helpful Tips To Get Started!
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Oasis Team

Does Journaling Actually Benefit Mental Health? 3 Helpful Tips To Get Started!

Journaling can encourage self-discovery, exploration, and reflection, depending on the intention that you have before you begin. Additionally, journaling can be used to help you with processing difficult feelings and situations that you are not ready to talk about or are unsure of how to resolve. When you journal, you release emotions and thoughts in order to gain a deeper understanding of yourself or a specific situation. In essence, it’s a safe form of self-expression that allows you to spill out the contents of your heart and mind onto a page, in order to lessen your mental load. 

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