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How to manage manipulative people

Manipulative people are very skilled at figuring out other people’s strengths and weaknesses. This is what allows them to manipulate. They will play on your insecurities, use emotional blackmail and/or guilt and will often manipulate you without you even being aware of it. They often lack empathy, but are skilled at knowing what to say or do to push your …

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Why you need to trust your instincts

We all have instincts that do their best to serve us well. The problem is that many of us are no longer tuned in to our instincts. We have forgotten how to trust our instincts due to conditioning by parents, authority figures, and society in general.   Our ‘essential self’ (the natural raw version that we are born into) become …

Do what’s in your heart

  Photo by GU / 古天熱 Do what’s in your heart Inner wisdom is so underrated. When you do what’s in your heart and you follow your instinct, amazing things happen. The thing is, we tend to ignore that wise inner voice that is trying to tell us something. That gut feel nudges us to do something or to refrain …

Find yourself

Find yourself Photo by Claus Rebler Do you know yourself? Do you know what makes you happy? When you find yourself, you know what makes you happy. You also know your strengths and weaknesses and are less swayed by others. When you develop you inner core and know who you are, you will achieve inner peace. Here’s how to find …

It’s your life

  It’s your life We all care far too much about what other people think of us. I would like to think that after all my years of training and working as a mental health professional that I would be a lot better at following my own inner wisdom. I do however still catch myself worrying about what other people …

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Live Dangerously

  Live Dangerously Okay, I’m not talking about robbing little old ladies (or men for that matter) or doing anything illegal but I have noticed how so many people (myself included) tend to live too safely. We worry constantly in the hopes that we will prevent future problems, procrastinate when it comes to decision making and tend to live fearfully, …

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How To Stop Ignoring Your Inner Wisdom

  How To Stop Ignoring Your Inner Wisdom “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” ~ Rumi   Your inner wisdom is there, trust me on this. The problem is that we have been conditioned to seek answers outside of ourselves. We ask others and we doubt ourselves when others disagree with us. Thing is – no one …

Thoughts on Depression

Genetics, as well as the environment, play a role in the appearance of depression. Here are a few thoughts on depression: Belief System: When beliefs are too rigid they can easily be broken. We therefore need to put more defense mechanisms in place (such as denial, suppression of certain thinking) in order to maintain the status quo. In doing this, …