Blog | Kamini Wood, Certified Life Coach

What is a Vulnerable Narcissist? (6 Signs to Look Out For)

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In clinical practice, narcissism is a personality disorder. However, most people who exhibit narcissistic traits do not meet the clinical mental health criteria for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). That means that narcissism can range from a few narcissistic traits to full-scale narcissistic personality disorder, which occurs along the spectrum. What is a Vulnerable Narcissist? Vulnerable […]


How to Break the Cycle of Shame & Move On With Your Life?

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Shame is a toxic emotion that can mess up your health and general well-being, often leading to substance abuse, anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem and confidence, and other difficulties. But where does our shame come from? And how do you break the cycle of shame and move on with your life? What is Shame? Shame is […]


Perfectionism and Eating Disorders: Understanding the Connection

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In our efforts to improve ourselves, overcome adversity, and realize our full potential, many of us can’t help but strive for perfection. However, healthy, self-motivating perfectionism has nothing to do with obsessing about our work, body image, exercise, or relationships. There is a stronger connection between perfectionism and eating disorders than most assume. But what […]


How Does a Lack of Boundaries Affect Highly Sensitive People?

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Setting boundaries is integral to self-care because it helps us take care of our responsibilities, manage our relationships, and protect our mental health and well-being. Everyone needs to set healthy boundaries. But highly sensitive people are the ones who need boundaries the most. What is a Highly Sensitive Person? The term “highly sensitive person” was […]


7 Daily Habits to Improve Mental Clarity

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How often do you feel distracted by irrelevant information, unable to focus and think clearly because you keep being sidetracked by unimportant details? Is it difficult to put things together, or do you have trouble remembering what you were doing? Do you feel like you’re in a rut, dwelling on past mistakes and things you […]


What Is Identity Shame and Where Does It Come From?

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Shame is a painful feeling that comes with harsh self-criticism, humiliation, and a deep-seated belief that one is bad at heart. Although shame and guilt typically overlap, there is a significant distinction between these feelings. Both shame and guilt arise when we violate our society’s and our own internal values. But unlike shame, guilt involves […]


5 Tips for Breaking Old Patterns of Behavior

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Our daily lives are made up of a series of habits that we have picked up over the years. These repeated habits that we engage in daily can eventually stop serving us. Yet we stick to them, often without giving them much thought. What Are “Patterns of Behavior” and How Can We Identify Them? The […]


How to Get Unstuck in Life and Start Moving Forward

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Everyone feels under the weather now and then. If, on the other hand, you’ve been feeling sluggish and unmotivated to accomplish anything for a long time, you might want to learn how to become unstuck in life and start moving forward. What Does It Mean to Feel “Stuck?” You might be stuck in life if […]


How to Use Social Media in a Healthy Way by Setting Boundaries

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Social media has become a favorite pastime for many of us in past years, particularly during the pandemic’s closures and social isolation. But using social media excessively is often linked to mental health problems like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feelings of being alone, and FOMO. Therefore, setting social media boundaries can help you learn how […]