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When praise isn’t a good thing

When praise isn’t a good thing

Photo by x1klima When praise isn’t a good thing We all like to give and receive praise but positive feedback can have a detrimental effect when it is unwarranted and not earned. For the purposes of this post, it is important to make a distinction between […]

The effects of childhood abuse

The effects of childhood abuse

The effects of childhood abuse The effects  of childhood abuse can last forever. It can influence your thinking, emotional state and the way you relate to others way into adulthood.  Child abuse takes a wide variety of forms. The most common forms of childhood abuse […]

Do the opposite

Do the opposite

  Do the opposite We’re creatures of habit so we rarely do the opposite. It’s human nature to repeat the same patterns often without even realising how often we act in a certain way. Think about it. Do you always go down the supermarket aisles […]

How to deal with emotional blackmail

How to deal with emotional blackmail

  How to deal with emotional blackmail Emotional blackmail is a form of psychological manipulation. When someone tries to make you feel fear and guilt if you do not do something, you are probably being blackmailed emotionally. Manipulators love to use emotional blackmail. They are […]