6 Signs of Narcissistic Collapse and How to Spot Them
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6 Signs of Narcissistic Collapse and How to Spot Them

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a mental health condition characterized by an exaggerated self-image, a lack of empathy, self-centered behavior, and an excessive need for praise and admiration. Some experts argue that narcissists use their attitudes of superiority and domination to compensate for insecurity and frail self-esteem. So, when a narcissist does not receive the…

How to Avoid Distractions in the Workplace (& Home Office)
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How to Avoid Distractions in the Workplace (& Home Office)

Do you ever find yourself distracted when working, whether at home or at the office? You most likely do because workplace distractions always happen to fellow workers. Research shows that nearly 70% of workers feel distracted, while 16% report being almost always distracted. Distractions in the workplace interfere with our productivity, causing distress. Distractions in…

What is Decision Fatigue & How Can I Overcome It?
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What is Decision Fatigue & How Can I Overcome It?

Do you know what “decision fatigue” is? Have you heard of it before? Every day, we have to make a number of choices. Making decisions is a necessary aspect of our lives, from choosing what to wear to work to deciding whether to change careers or relocate. But having to make countless decisions can take…

What to Do When You Are Having a Bad Day: 7 Tips to Turn Your Day Around
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What to Do When You Are Having a Bad Day: 7 Tips to Turn Your Day Around

We all have those days when we’d rather stay in bed. Your alarm didn’t go off, so you’re already late for work. You are about to leave when you trip over a toy on the floor and spill your coffee, so you have to change quickly. Then you miss the train since getting your kids…

3 Types of Burnout (How to Recognize & Overcome Them)
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3 Types of Burnout (How to Recognize & Overcome Them)

Do you feel physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted that even resting doesn’t help? Are you quick to get angry and lash out at your kids and partner for the smallest thing? Do you feel cynical toward your work, partner, or life and wish to be left alone by everyone? Burnout is commonly linked to chronic…

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

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…

What Is Identity Shame and Where Does It Come From?
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What Is Identity Shame and Where Does It Come From?

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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5 Tips for Breaking Old Patterns of Behavior

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…

6 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Money
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6 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Money

According to experts, financial well-being is an integral part of our general well-being. That being said, only a healthy relationship with money contributes to good health and our sense of well-being. But what is a relationship with money? And how to improve it? If you keep reading, you should be able to determine whether your…

What is Toxic Shame (5 Signs & Tips to Overcome It)?
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What is Toxic Shame (5 Signs & Tips to Overcome It)?

Toxic shame can make it challenging to be your authentic self, enjoy life, and have good mental health. That’s why it is so important to identify and deal with this unhelpful feeling. What is the Difference between Shame and Guilt? Shame and guilt are intertwined and related emotions that we often experience together. However, there…

How To Deal with Shame, Release Guilt & Move on With Life
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How To Deal with Shame, Release Guilt & Move on With Life

“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” – Carl Gustav Jung  Unprocessed feelings can never heal. If we don’t process and accept difficult emotions like guilt and shame, they can build up in our bodies as emotional toxins. When toxic feelings get stuck, they can lead to various mental health problems, relationship issues, and other concerns….

Big “T” Trauma vs. Little “t” Trauma: What’s the Difference?
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Big “T” Trauma vs. Little “t” Trauma: What’s the Difference?

Regardless of its magnitude, a traumatic event may be extremely upsetting, resulting in various physiological and behavioral issues in those who have survived or witnessed it. However, some traumatic events are more severe than others. Mental health experts agree that trauma does come in different sizes, differentiating big “T” vs. little “t” trauma. What is…

How to Become More Mindful of Your Thoughts to Overcome Negativity?
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How to Become More Mindful of Your Thoughts to Overcome Negativity?

Recognizing and being mindful of your negative thoughts is the first step toward overcoming them and living a happier life. Most of the time, our minds are on autopilot with automatic, repetitive thoughts that run through our minds and pop up uninvited. We don’t pay much attention to these repeating and unhelpful thinking patterns and…

Mastering Flexible Thinking for Success and Happiness
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Mastering Flexible Thinking for Success and Happiness

Our thoughts are inextricably tied to our feelings and perceptions of ourselves and the world around us.  Cognitive flexibility is an essential executive function skill that allows us to make new connections, take different standpoints, solve problems, and come up with original solutions.  People with a rigid way of thinking are closed-minded. They do not…

20 Symptoms of Narcissistic Victim Syndrome You May Have Experienced
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20 Symptoms of Narcissistic Victim Syndrome You May Have Experienced

Do you constantly feel guilty, insecure, and bad about yourself? Are you experiencing overwhelming feelings of anxiety, helplessness, and hopelessness? Does a relationship with your partner seem like walking on eggshells most of the time? You might be suffering from Narcissistic victim syndrome. Being involved with a narcissist is hard. Individuals with narcissistic personality disorder…

How Dating a Narcissist Changes You
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How Dating a Narcissist Changes You

A relationship with a narcissist may be a roller-coaster of emotions, painful and depleting. Most of the time, being in a relationship with a narcissist severely impacts the health and well-being of their victims. When you date a narcissist, your perceptions about yourself and the world may change. This can be devastating for your sense…

Embracing Your Inner Critic and Learning How to Work With It
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Embracing Your Inner Critic and Learning How to Work With It

Everyone has that inner voice that keeps telling them they are not good enough. So, whenever you speak to yourself in terms of “musts, shoulds, or oughts,” you engage with your inner critic. Embracing your inner critic and learning how to work with it is a necessary step toward happiness and well-being. What is an…

How to Let Go of Unrealistic Expectations and Embrace Happiness
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How to Let Go of Unrealistic Expectations and Embrace Happiness

We all have expectations of everything and everyone in our lives. We expect people around us to act a certain way, our car to take us from point A to point B every day, the weather to be warm and sunny for our vacation… the list is endless. Even while opening this article, you have…

How Long Does It Take to Break a Habit? 5 Tips and Tricks
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How Long Does It Take to Break a Habit? 5 Tips and Tricks

Habits involve behaviors that are repeated so frequently that they become automatic. Our daily life is made up of habits we developed at some point. Many of our routines, such as going for a run each morning, brushing our teeth before bed, or spending time in nature every weekend, are helpful and healthy. However, many…

8 Tips to Deal with a Narcissistic Family Member
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8 Tips to Deal with a Narcissistic Family Member

When a narcissist is your partner, a friend, or a coworker, you can remove yourself from that relationship. But what happens when that person is your parent or sibling? How to deal with a narcissistic family member? What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is one of the personality disorders characterized by an…

How to Lead with Your Heart Instead of Your Hurt
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How to Lead with Your Heart Instead of Your Hurt

Most of us grew up learning how to bottle up our issues and behave as if everything was OK, even when things were far from perfect. We learn to conceal our sadness and shame with wrath because being angry feels better than being sad or humiliated. However, a lack of self-awareness and emotional control can…

What is High Functioning Anxiety and How to Deal with It
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What is High Functioning Anxiety and How to Deal with It

Anxiety represents the body’s natural response to danger or stress, so everyone experiences it from time to time. However, feelings of apprehension, worry, and fear can be persistent or overwhelming for some people.  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting…

5 Top Time Thieves and How to Overcome Them
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5 Top Time Thieves and How to Overcome Them

Time thieves are activities that cut in your working day out of the blue. They disrupt your concentration and distract you from your priorities, taking half your day without you noticing. This may include things such as answering your phone while working on a presentation or report, inability to say ‘no,’ procrastination, or visitors that…

Six Ways to Shift Overthinking and Rumination
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Six Ways to Shift Overthinking and Rumination

Ruminations involve over-thinking or obsessing about our feelings, life events, negative experiences, situations, or people. Ruminating thoughts are intrusive and overwhelming and often linked to adverse mental health outcomes such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and so on.  What Causes Ruminating Thoughts? When you ruminate, you can’t stop thinking about a negative…