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“I Am a Burden” (False Identity Series: IV)

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Have you ever thought to yourself “I Am a Burden”? Many People who live with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or other health conditions often feel that their illness is a burden to their family members, partner, or friends. If you suffer from any of these conditions, you’ve probably felt guilty and worried about causing your […]

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“I Have to Prove my Worth” (False Identity Series: III)

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Many people spend their lives trying to prove themselves to others. We often feel an urge to prove our worth, especially when we feel criticized, misunderstood, or judged. But what lies behind our belief that we have to keep showing ourselves?  Our need to prove our worth often stems from profound feelings of being misunderstood, […]

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“I Am Not Good Enough” (False Identities Series: II)

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False identities refer to the concepts of a person pretending to be what she or he is not, or thinking less of themselves. This false identity spins around the feeling that “I am not good enough” typically involving concepts that are instilled in your mindset in childhood and adolescence.  Kids who come from unhealthy families […]

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“I am unlovable” (False Identity Series: I)

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Your subconscious mind will most likely create thoughts about how unlovable you are if you feel unloved by your parents, your partner, or any other significant person in your life. You will start thinking about how you are not intelligent, attractive, appealing, capable, popular, accomplished enough, and so on.  Doubting that you are lovable can […]

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What is Projection?

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Projection is a form of defense mechanism in which we transfer unwanted feelings, qualities, or impulses into another person. In other words, when projecting, a person is unconsciously taking their unwanted or harmful feelings or thoughts and attributing them to someone else. For example, someone who is overwhelmed by anger and hostility may project these […]

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Forgiving Yourself

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All of us make bad decisions or choices that hurt ourselves and others at times. We are humans, flawed and imperfect. We make mistakes and cause harm to another, intentionally or unintentionally. Sometimes we fail to meet our goals or keep up healthy relationships. However, allowing remorse to wash over you is not a productive […]

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Why Self-Compassion is Important for Teens

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Self-compassion means giving yourself the same care, love, and kindness you would give to a loved one. Dr. Kristin Neff, a pioneering self-compassion researcher argues that “self-compassion is a more effective motivator than self-criticism because its driving force is love, not fear.” Research shows that self-compassion has many benefits to our mental health and that […]

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5 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion

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Self-compassion is a powerful skill that we can learn and practice. Being compassionate towards yourself has many benefits. When you learn to be self-compassionate, you will begin to treat yourself with more understanding and kindness. You will also be able to experience deeper self-knowledge and self-love. The first step in activating self-compassion is mindfulness. First, […]

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