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How to deal with your inner bully

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We all have an inner bully. It’s constantly by our side telling us how lousy we are, reminding us that we aren’t good enough and generally making us feel inferior. One way of coping with disappointment and our ‘inner bully’ is to learn to be compassionate to the self. This requires a number of things of us: 1.Valuing compassion Some …

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5 Signs You’re Experiencing Zoom Dysmorphia – and How to Unplug

Loving yourself and the way you look isn’t always easy — in fact, nobody can do it all of the time. Having some difficulties with your body image is part of being human, and it can come in a variety of forms. One thing that plenty of people have begun to experience since the beginning of the pandemic is the …

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How can high school students improve their self-esteem?

Introduction: What Is Self-Esteem and Why Does It Matter? Self-esteem is a person’s overall assessment of their personal qualities. It is determined by what one believes about their strengths and skills as well as their personal values. Self-esteem is the opinion we have of ourselves, typically based on our accomplishments, abilities, and social validation. It is related to how we …

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Are You Co-Dependent?

  A person is said to be co-dependent when they overly rely on another person for their happiness and emotional needs. They pursue this external source of fulfilment instead of focusing on themselves primarily. Co-dependents engage in self-sacrifice and subjugation. They often put their needs behind the needs of their partner and this makes the relationship very difficult to sustain …

Staying Body Positive While Planning a Wedding

If you’re a bride-to-be, it’s easy to have a perfect “look” in mind for your special day. It’s not uncommon to diet before your wedding or choose to get in shape at the gym. We’ve all seen the “sweating for the wedding” t-shirts, right?   Though there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel your best on your big …

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Three reasons why you don’t accept yourself

I’m frequently concerned about how many clients I see who are not happy with themselves. The bottom line is that we have to live with ourselves for the rest of our lives. It’s just me, myself and I. No matter how many friends or family you have, there will still be things you need to face alone and find a …

Six Ways Low Self Esteem Hinders You

Everyone wants to feel loved but when a person has low self-esteem they can appear more needy and insecure than the average individual.If you have low self-esteem, it’s time to make increasing your self-esteem a priority.Allowing low self-esteem to pervade will hinder you immensely in life in the following ways:   1) Self Sabotage   Self-sabotage involves behaving in ways …

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Is Your Skin Affecting Your Self-Esteem?

Skin issues can affect our confidence and our self-esteem

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The ‘back up’ boyfriend phenomenon

I have worked as a counsellor for many years, and as a result I often observe patterns of behaviour. One such pattern I have noticed is the fact that many single women have a “back up boyfriend”. This back-up boyfriend is firmly in the friend zone but there is an interesting interaction that takes place. The back-up boyfriend tends to …

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Psychology Behind Social Media — Posting to Feed One’s Ego?

Psychology Behind Social Media  Social media. We all know what they are. We all use them. But do we know how they actually work? Are we influencing social media, or are they influencing us? The following article deals with the psychology behind our posts, likes, and comments on social media.  Communication on Social Media vs. in Real Life  You are …