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Ten Saboteurs that Prevent Your Happiness and Success

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Self-sabotage involves a negative mindset that may reduce your motivation, hinder your chances for success and happiness, and prevent you from reaching your potentials in all aspects of life. Negative beliefs about your abilities, intelligence, and traits can lead to low self-esteem and impair your mental health. Self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors stem from our childhood […]

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The Benefits of Journaling for Self-Discovery

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Many of us used to practice journaling as teenagers, using our journals and diaries as an outlet and a place to store our deepest thoughts, feelings, and secrets. Studies show various therapeutic benefits of journaling, so there is an excellent reason to reintroduce this practice into your life.  The Benefits of Journaling to Achieve Self-Discovery […]

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30 Powerful Affirmations for Self-Growth

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Affirmations can be a powerful tool to boost self-esteem, improve mood, overcome negative thoughts that trigger anxiety, and promote self-growth. They can help you cope with stress by increasing your resilience. But what are affirmations, and what makes them so powerful?   Affirmations are positive statements about yourself that promote self-acceptance and self-love. Studies show that […]

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How To Know If A Narcissist Is Finished With You

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A relationship with a narcissist is a toxic relationship characterized by insecurity, manipulation, and abuse. One of the distinctive features of toxic relationships is the idealize-devalue-discard cycle of abuse, which causes a victim to doubt themselves, always feel guilty, and desperately seek reconciliation.  A toxic relationship with a narcissist can damage your self-esteem, affect other […]

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Why Setting Boundaries Is Important For Your Health

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Setting healthy and clear boundaries in your life is essential for self-care and well-being. Boundaries involve clear borders between other people and us or space between us and our day-to-day experiences. They help establish our identity, differentiate our individuality, and help us indicate what we will and will not hold ourselves accountable for. Boundaries we […]

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How to Communicate with an Avoidant Partner: 10 Proven Techniques

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Avoidant personality disorder (AVPD) is a behavior pattern that revolves around feelings of inadequacy and social inhibition. Persons with avoidant personality disorder are timid, sensitive to rejection and criticism, and prone to social anxiety disorder.  In relationships, avoidant individuals may be emotionally distanced and withdrawn, creating communication problems and causing their partners to feel unloved, […]

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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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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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