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About Janey Davies, B.A. (Hons)

Janey Davies is a sub-editor of the website Learning-mind.com and a professional writer who has been published online for over 10 years. She has suffered from a panic disorder for over 30 years, which led her to an interest in human psychology. Looking to cure her own phobia prompted her to study and receive an Honours degree in Psychology with the Open University. Janey uses the experiences of her own anxiety to offer help and advice to others dealing with mental health issues. Her particular interests lie in phobias, criminology, dream analysis, and unlocking the potential of the mind. Janey has also published a psychological science-fiction novel “The Big Secret”. To relax, she walks her dogs, reads true-life crime novels, and listens to music.
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Shadow Work: 5 Ways to Use Carl Jung’s Technique to Heal

By |2020-07-07T15:44:38+03:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

Shadow work is recognizing and understanding the dark side of our personality. It was coined by Carl Jung and is essential to leading a fulfilling life. Many years ago, a couple I knew well and loved dearly had a baby. It goes without saying that I was really happy for them. I went to see [...]

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12 English Slang Words That Instantly Make You Sound Uneducated

By |2020-07-03T17:05:12+03:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

I love the English language. The way you can use words to express a thought or paint a picture is something that makes us human. However, some words do us no favors. I’m talking about English slang words. Don’t get me wrong, I use a few of the following examples myself, but I’m all too [...]

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20 Commonly Mispronounced Words That May Belie Your Intelligence

By |2020-06-27T12:08:48+03:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , |

When it comes to commonly mispronounced words, I have a really bad habit. If I don’t know how to pronounce a word, I’ll just skim over it and carry on reading. Then one night, I watched 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'. There was a scene where he was trying to impress Veronica Corningstone. He [...]

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20 Sophisticated Synonyms for Jerk to Use in an Intelligent Conversation

By |2020-06-23T13:24:10+03:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , |

Sometimes I want to describe a situation where a person is a complete jerk, but I don’t want to use that particular word. It’s not that I‘m being pretentious, it’s more that the word doesn’t quite fit the circumstances. It was only when I started looking for alternatives that I realized just how many synonyms [...]

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12 Interesting Word Origins You Had No Idea about

By |2020-06-16T14:13:37+03:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Our use of language makes us human. Yet, we pay little attention to where words come from. Well, here are 12 interesting word origins you may have had no idea about. 12 Interesting Word Origins Vaccine (Latin) The word 'vaccine' has been in the news a lot recently. But where did the word originate from? [...]

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Inside the Psychopath’s Mind: What Is Like to Be One?

By |2020-06-15T13:14:02+03:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , |

If I told you that I was a psychopath, would you be worried about your life or assume I’m the CEO of a successful company? Most of us associate psychopaths with serial killers, but what if we could get into the psychopath’s mind? What could we find out? Inside the Psychopath's Mind Most studies into [...]

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7 Signs of Approval-Seeking Behavior That Is Unhealthy

By |2020-06-12T17:44:09+03:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , |

Do you always place a high value on the opinions of others or please others before yourself? You might be showing signs of approval-seeking behavior. Why Do We Seek the Approval of Others? Of course, we all like approval. It reinforces that what we’re doing is right. It builds our self-esteem. We feel confident when [...]