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5 Things Honestly Better to Say than "Calm Down"
Episode 487th April 2023 • Baggage Check: Mental Health Talk and Advice • Dr. Andrea Bonior
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We've likely all been tempted to say it, whether to ourselves or others: "Calm doooooown!"

But in reality, there's probably not another common phrase that is so ineffective in getting the outcome that it aims for. So what can we do instead? Join us today for five things to say that are much more likely to be helpful, so that next time, you're actually helping someone move toward calm, rather than the fire.

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Credits: Beautiful cover art by Danielle Merity, exquisitely lounge-y original music by Jordan Cooper