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Side Chat: Problem Transfiguration

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Remember in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when Mad-Eye Moody (well, the Death Eater who was impersonating Mad-Eye Moody using Polyjuice Potion) briefly turned Draco Malfoy into a ferret that he bounced around the Great Hall, much to the delight of Harry, Ron, and Hermione?

In half a second, Draco was transfigured from an unmanageable problem — a persistent bully and nemesis that the trio shared years of baggage and enmity with — to, as Ron put it, “a great, bouncing ferret.”

And even though we can’t transfigure our problems that easily, it’s not …

Letting go of your inner control freak with Caela Gray

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Let’s be honest: All of us have an inner control freak that likes to surface from time to time (or maybe has fully taken over and is running our lives!).

And it makes sense — we’re wired, by nature, to hate uncertainty and want clarity, answers, and a solid plan, preferably before taking any action.

Our inner control freak is trying to quell our anxiety about what’s on the horizon, but the need to control everything (and maybe everyone) in our lives ends up creating even more anxiety, because nothing ever goes according to plan.

Caela …