Blog | Kamini Wood, Certified Life Coach

5 Different Types of Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders involve complex psychological conditions that cause an unhealthy attitude to food and harmful eating habits. Eating disorders usually start with focusing too much on food, body weight, and body shape. They can involve: Eating too little (anorexia nervosa) Overeating (bulimia nervosa) Losing control of eating (binge eating) Compulsive exercising (exercise bulimia) Other eating […]

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Overcoming The Challenges of Bicultural Living

According to the American Psychological Association statistics, one in five people residing in the United States belongs either to the first or second generation of immigrants – the U.S. today has the greater number of immigrants in history.  Although life in a different culture can undeniably be an enriching experience, raising children in a bicultural […]

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How to Respond to a Gaslighter – 5 Tips

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Gaslighting is a sort of emotional manipulation that causes the target to doubt their perception, emotions, cognition, sanity, and identity.  A gaslighter will use this subtle form of emotional abuse to undermine your reality by twisting the truth and denying facts about your environment, experiences, words, and actions until you no longer can trust your […]

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How to Find Your Passion in Life

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Many people come to counseling these days complaining they don’t know what they want to do for their career or in life. These people often say they don’t know what they are passionate about, struggling to see a purpose or find pleasure in life.  This seems like a common problem these days, as many people […]

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5 Ways To Cultivate Optimism In Your Life

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Optimism is both a mental attitude and personality trait determined by your perceptions of the world around you. Psychologists say that it is not reality itself, but our perception of it shapes how we feel, think, and behave.  So, your perception of reality determines whether you are an optimist or a pessimist. An optimist believes […]

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Parallel Parenting: The Complete Guide

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Divorce is a highly stressful event for partners and their children alike. Although you and your spouse have decided to separate ways, it is essential for your children to form and keep a healthy bond with both of you.  Research has shown that kids exposed to ongoing parental conflicts are more likely to develop anxiety, […]

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Understanding Narcissistic Supply | Break the Cycle

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One of the distinctive features of a narcissist is an excessive need for attention and admiration. Narcissists are typically obsessed with themselves. They have an exaggerated feeling of self-worth, often displaying self-centered, manipulative, controlling or abusive behavior.  On the surface, narcissists often seem charismatic and charming, especially in the beginning of the relationship. However, being […]

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10 Signs You are Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

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Co-parenting is often a challenging process, even for the friendliest ex-partners. But co-parenting with a narcissist can turn into a real struggle. Although you don’t live with your narcissistic ex anymore, you are tied to them through children, so learning how to co-parent with a narcissist can help you set boundaries and keep balance and […]

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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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