Mental Health

The magic formula

What’s the Magic Formula? Dare to Look within Your Self

What’s the Magic Formula for Your Healthy Sense of Self?  In many of my articles, you learn what a healthy sense of self is and how you can tackle many problems in your life by restoring your Sense of Self (SoS). In this blog article, I want to take a different approach.  Most likely you…

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healthy sense of self

Good versus Evil: Peace & War, Angels & Demons

Good versus Evil. Peace versus War. Angels versus Demons. These dichotomies have been known since the beginning of human history, having always been represented through drawings, graffiti, texts, statues, and many other artistic expressions. Many people try to avoid any form of contact with what they consider evil, even on an ideological level, but generally,…

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perfectionism addiction to approval

Is Perfectionism Feeding Your Addiction to Approval?

Striving to be perfect is a learned behavior based on an addiction to approval. Perfectionism is all about analyzing what you contribute or achieve and believing it isn’t good enough.  Perfectionism is a strategy to feed the addiction to approval. Why is that? Not because it really is not good enough, but because of your…

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Stand with Ukraine

War Destroys the Sacred Value of Human Life

It has now been over two months since Russia declared war on Ukraine: the recurring nightmare of many materialized today when we were almost sure that armed conflicts of this nature would never repeat themselves, at least not so close to home. Before the attack, these hostilities seemed to us something distant from us, belonging…

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cure for insomnia

Is Self-Sabotaging Behavior Causing Your Insomnia?

Add insomnia to the list of self-sabotaging behavior. Tossing and turning . . . struggling to calm your racing thoughts, and watching the hours crawl by at night . . . Living with insomnia is a lonely and stressful experience.  Doesn’t it sometimes feel like you’re being punished for not knowing how to just “let…

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My Sleepless Night and Bout with Self-Sabotage

Last night, I woke up around three in the morning and stepped into the other room to lie down. I do that often because I still have a hard time falling back to sleep when my man next makes little noises or moves around in the bed. It always worked . . . but not…

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anger

This Is What Happens When Anger Issues Block Your True Self

Are anger issues blocking you from your true Self? Mr. Hyde, the Incredible Hulk, Annie Wilkes from Stephen King’s Misery: what do all these characters have in common? Anger issues. They all have incredibly short tempers and get angry at the drop of a hat. In fact, many compelling characters in film and literature possess…

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practice self-care

How to Find Your Me Time During an Ongoing Pandemic

Find Your Me Time — How to Make time for yourself during the pandemic. Spring is in the air, and for a lot of people, spring break seems daunting or was postponed. You want to go on vacation, but is it actually possible? Do you have enough money? Will you be safe out there? You…

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daily journaling

9 Easy Ways Daily Journaling Improves Your Life

It’s true: daily journaling can help you reconnect and restore your healthy sense of Self. Shouldn’t we all be looking for different ways to improve our mental health, preserve our life balance, and nurture our inner peace?   With all the uncertainty and isolation happening in the world, it’s super important that we take good care…

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practice self-care

8 Healthy New Ways to Practice Self-Care

When you have an endless to-do list, tons of meetings, and other crucial commitments, taking the time to practice self-care is usually placed on the back burner. This is a huge reason why we often feel stressed, overwhelmed, and burnt out. Need some help getting back on track? We’ve rounded up eight healthy habits to…

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