Humans 101

How ‘Learned Optimism’ Can Get You Through Tough Times

Start by recognizing the three Ps

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Have you ever felt yourself on the verge of a downward spiral? I’ve been there.

What kind of mother can’t get her baby to sleep?
There must be something wrong with me.
If I don’t get some sleep soon, I cannot continue to function.
Will this sleep