Blog | Kamini Wood, Certified Life Coach

5 Gaslighting Phrases You May Not Easily Recognize

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Gaslighting is a strategy of emotional and psychological abuse that covert narcissists often use to make people doubt their own perceptions of reality. If you’re a victim of gaslighting, you will most likely start questioning everything you know, and you are until you lose the sense of your own self-confidence, integrity, and identity.  As an […]

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5 Ways to Manage Parental Burnout

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Constantly trying to balance the demands of work and life can tip anyone over the edge. Many parents find it difficult to withstand the pressures of day-to-day life.  Being a working parent has its challenges on its own. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made parenting a lot more demanding due to school closures, remote working, […]

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How Automatic Negative Thoughts Take a Toll

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Negative thinking patterns can be a significant source of distress. Negative thoughts can trigger anxiety and depression, impair your physical health, strain relationships, and much more.  What are Automatic Negative Thoughts? Automatic negative thoughts or ANTs are unintentional, random negative thoughts that cross our minds. It is believed that around 50,000 such thoughts cross our […]

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The Importance of Self-Forgiveness

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Forgiveness involves deliberately choosing to let go of feelings of resentment, guilt, and shame, and release ourselves and others out of debt.  The importance of forgiveness lies in its benefits to our psychological well-being, physical health, and relationships. Research shows that choosing to forgive consciously allows us to make peace with the past and move […]

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Conscious Uncoupling Explained in Five Steps

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Breakups hurt – on the Holms-Rahe Stress Inventory, the breakup of a lasting relationship ranks as the second most stressful life event. Breakup or divorce typically generates tremendous emotional aftermath, especially when you have children together.  Relationships and people in them change over time. You may have had unrealistic expectations in the beginning of your […]

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How To Break The Cycle Of Perfectionism

Being self-disciplined and organized are qualities that can help you perform better at school and be more productive and successful at work. These traits allow others to see you as reliable, responsible, and capable.  Self-discipline, emotional and cognitive control, focus, planning, organization, and time management are essential aspects of executive function. We use executive function […]

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How to Find the Right Life Coach for You

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Sooner or later, most of us will find ourselves at the crossroads, struggling to make decisions, fulfill our dreams, or overcome challenges.  Why Do You Need a Life Coach? Maybe you feel insecure and need help in making important life decisions. You might not know how to commit and maintain relationships. Maybe you need support […]

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How to Heal from a Toxic Relationship: 10 Steps

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A toxic relationship is a damaging relationship characterized by insecurity, control, and abuse.  Whether it is a romantic one, within a family, or a toxic friendship, a toxic relationship typically pulls you in a cycle of abuse where you doubt yourself, always feel guilty, and desperately seek reconciliation. These relationships can diminish your self-esteem and […]

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7 Ways to Cultivate Happiness Every Day

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The term happiness describes a state of subjective well-being and life satisfaction. It includes positive emotions that may range from contentment to thrill.  Being happy means that you are satisfied with where you are in life instead of dwelling on the life you could be living. Happiness is a great feeling. On an emotional level, […]

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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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