Blog | Kamini Wood, Certified Life Coach

Narcissist Triangulation: Ending the Manipulation

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Triangulation is a form of manipulative behavior often present in dysfunctional families and toxic relationships. This model of destructive social interaction is typically an inseparable part of narcissistic abuse.   Covert narcissists often use triangulation to control and manipulate their partners, family members, friends, or coworkers. They use this manipulative strategy to bring another person into […]

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Life Coaching Vs. Therapy: What’s the Difference?

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Sometimes life challenges go beyond our coping mechanisms, and we need support in overcoming them. It’s important to find the correct support system and you may feel uncertain about where to seek help – should you reach out to a friend, speak to your GP, find a therapist, or hire a life coach? Many people […]

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What Is Body Positivity? | 4 Ways to be More Positive

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Body positivity refers to a rejection of ideas that your appearance must fit a specific frame. It encourages positive body image, pointing out that all people deserve to appreciate their bodies regardless of physique most acceptable by society. For decades, we have been exposed to social pressures to look a certain way. We feel validated […]

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Patterns of Love Addiction and Codependency

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A key aspect of healthy relationships is the couple’s ability to understand, repair, love, and reconnect in mutually satisfying ways. Couples who understand each other’s need for emotional connection are likely to build a healthy and enduring relationship.  Healthy attachment allows partners to bond and be vulnerable with each other. A healthy and strong relationship […]

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Identifying and Overcoming Your Limiting Beliefs

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Limiting beliefs are precisely what their name says. They represent a state of mind you consider valid, but that falsely defines you, other people, or your relationships. In other words, a limiting belief is a conviction that inhibits or constrains you in some way.  The three most common limiting beliefs spin around feelings of: Trust […]

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Are You Too Stressed? 7 Ways To Manage Stress

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It is hard to find a person who doesn’t feel stressed about something in their life. Some stress may be productive, as it motivates you to perform better and reach your goals. However, ongoing or excessive stress can impair your ability to perform day-to-day tasks and harm your health. Too much stress can lead to […]

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7 Ways To Stop Seeking Validation on Social Media

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As humans, we are naturally wired to crave attachment and validation. We share an instinct to connect and bond with others, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, in the age of the Internet and technology, social media has become the place we turn to for contact, inclusion, and validation. It seems we have […]

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Deeper Dive into Avoidant and Insecure Attachment Styles

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Family relationships and early childhood experiences can considerably affect a person’s character, attitudes, emotions, behavior, and mental health. Unhealthy family interactions and attachment styles can influence one’s personality, causing profound distress in a person’s adult relationships and well-being.  Insecure attachment styles typically stem from some sort of early trauma. A child who grows up with […]

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How to Recognize A Narcissistic Parent | 13 Common Signs

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Positive parenting is key to a child’s healthy development. Positive parenting means that your parents could develop a strong, deeply committed relationship with you and your siblings and respond to your needs. A narcissistic parent on the other hand, will be unable to establish a healthy bond with their children. A warm relationship between a […]

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What Are The Five Love Languages?

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The term “five love languages” was introduced in 1995 by marriage counselor Gary Chapman. Dr. Chapman uses this term in his book The 5 Love Languages to explain how couples meet one another’s needs for affection and connection. Working as a couples counselor for years, Dr. Chapman recognized a pattern in most couples’ complaints that […]

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