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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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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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The Importance of Self-Forgiveness

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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

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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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