Blog | Kamini Wood, Certified Life Coach

Are you an Enabler? Understanding Enabling Behavior

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Enabling behavior, simply put, keeps a person from dealing with the negative consequences of their actions. While it is natural to care for and help someone you love, be mindful of the fine line between being supportive of a loved one and enabling their behaviors. Different from supporting and helping, enabling means allowing the enabled […]

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Got ANTs?

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ANTs – Automated Negative Thoughts Thousands of thoughts cross our minds each day. And the large proportion of these thoughts are negative, random thoughts that pop up out of nowhere. They tend to flood our minds and make any situation seem worse than it actually is. These unintentional thoughts are known as ANTs or automatic […]

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Common Humanity vs. Isolation

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How many times have you comforted a loved one who has made a mistake saying “Come on, you’re only human.” One of the key elements of self-compassion is the awareness of our common humanity. The mere fact that we are human beings means that we are imperfect and mortal. The emotion of compassion is interactive […]

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Mindfulness vs. Over-identification

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Based on her research, psychologist Kristin Neff identified three core elements of self-compassion: Self-kindness vs. self-criticism Common humanity vs. isolation and Mindfulness vs. over-identification Believing that we can intentionally learn to be more self-compassionate and less self-critical, she has developed methods for strengthening each of these elements. And a skill that Kristin Neff sees as […]

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5 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

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Self-compassion is a powerful skill that we can learn and practice. Being compassionate towards yourself has many benefits. When you learn to be self-compassionate, you will begin to treat yourself with more understanding and kindness. You will also be able to experience deeper self-knowledge and self-love. The first step in activating self-compassion is mindfulness. First, […]

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Toxic Codependent Relationships

Codependency in a relationship usually occurs when one of the partners has a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). If your partner has either one of these personality disorders, you might find yourself stuck in a toxic codependent relationship. Codependents can also end up in toxic relationships with their family members, friends […]

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