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How to Communicate with an Avoidant Partner: 10 Proven Techniques

Avoidant relationship tips and advice

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  In relationships, avoidant individuals may be emotionally distanced and withdrawn, creating communication problems and causing their partners to feel unloved, […]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

passion woman painting on canvas

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

Optimism woman sitting in a field

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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How Automatic Negative Thoughts Take a Toll

negative woman sitting near a lake

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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The Importance of Self-Forgiveness

Forgiveness of Self woman sitting on hill

Forgiveness involves deliberately choosing to let go of feelings of resentment, guilt, and shame, and release ourselves and others out of debt.  The importance of forgiveness lies in its benefits to our psychological well-being, physical health, and relationships. Research shows that choosing to forgive consciously allows us to make peace with the past and move […]

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How to Find the Right Life Coach for You

right life coach love your life sign

Sooner or later, most of us will find ourselves at the crossroads, struggling to make decisions, fulfill our dreams, or overcome challenges.  Why Do You Need a Life Coach? Maybe you feel insecure and need help in making important life decisions. You might not know how to commit and maintain relationships. Maybe you need support […]

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How to Heal from a Toxic Relationship: 10 Steps

Toxic Relationship couple breaking up and walking away

A toxic relationship is a damaging relationship characterized by insecurity, control, and abuse.  Whether it is a romantic one, within a family, or a toxic friendship, a toxic relationship typically pulls you in a cycle of abuse where you doubt yourself, always feel guilty, and desperately seek reconciliation. These relationships can diminish your self-esteem and […]

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7 Ways to Cultivate Happiness Every Day

happiness woman at the theme park

The term happiness describes a state of subjective well-being and life satisfaction. It includes positive emotions that may range from contentment to thrill.  Being happy means that you are satisfied with where you are in life instead of dwelling on the life you could be living. Happiness is a great feeling. On an emotional level, […]

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Life Coaching Vs. Therapy: What’s the Difference?

Life Coaching vs. Therapy Lifecoach talking to client

Sometimes life challenges go beyond our coping mechanisms, and we need support in overcoming them. It’s important to find the correct support system and you may feel uncertain about where to seek help – should you reach out to a friend, speak to your GP, find a therapist, or hire a life coach? Many people […]

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Identifying and Overcoming Your Limiting Beliefs

limiting beliefs woman holding bars

Limiting beliefs are precisely what their name says. They represent a state of mind you consider valid, but that falsely defines you, other people, or your relationships. In other words, a limiting belief is a conviction that inhibits or constrains you in some way.  The three most common limiting beliefs spin around feelings of: Trust […]

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