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How Decision-Making Psychology Explains Why We Vote the Way We Do

By |2019-01-20T16:15:37+00:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is decision-making psychology and what has it got to do with how we vote? Decision-making psychology demonstrates that every conscious decision we make is influenced by our emotions, unconscious thoughts, our biases and prejudices. These influences are mental shortcuts that help us make faster choices. We have learnt to take these mental shortcuts as a [...]

What Is the Problem Child in a Dysfunctional Family and 5 Signs This Was You

By |2019-01-17T14:56:16+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Within dysfunctional families resides the problem child. Are you the problem child in your dysfunctional family? You would be surprised by how many people grew up in a dysfunctional family. These people may have been neglected or even the problem child in this situation, depending on their actions and role in the family. I think [...]

6 Classical Fairy Tales and the Profound Life Lessons Behind Them

By |2019-01-02T22:42:24+00:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

The most interesting thing about classical fairy tales is not the magic of make-believe. Rather, it’s the life lessons learned from the stories. I grew up enjoying classical fairy tales. I sat at my grandmother’s side conjuring images of the characters as the story played out, I was mesmerized by stories of love and adventure. [...]

7 Ways Alcoholic Parents Ruin Their Children’s Psyches and Lives

By |2018-12-23T11:06:29+00:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Alcoholic parents aren’t just a nuisance to themselves. Being an alcoholic can actually not only affect the person who drinks, but also their offspring as well. Personally, I didn’t grow up with alcoholic parents, but my children did. My ex-husband was an alcoholic and I remember many times, trying to shield my children from his [...]

Why People Develop Trust Issues and How to Overcome Them

By |2018-12-18T14:35:19+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What does it mean to have trust issues? Trusting in others is something we all do subconsciously, every single day of our lives. No one can live without. We trust the bus driver to get us to our destination safely. Then, we trust the supermarket to provide us with food that is safe to eat. [...]

Generations of Bored Kids: Why Today’s Children Struggle to Have Fun

By |2018-12-10T21:59:21+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Education, Food for thought, Personal Development|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In the past, there were not so many bored kids. Children were able to create fun and not depend on the fun to be catered to them. I am a child of the 70s, and for me, fun was utilizing my imagination. Although I did go through troubles and trauma, I found moments of goodness [...]

5 Signs You Grew up in an Enmeshed Family and How It Differs from a Healthy One

By |2018-11-20T15:44:19+00:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Unfortunately, many people live in an enmeshed family environment. Although the closeness of family members cultivates love, it hinders the growth of individualism. An enmeshed family may not seem all that bad at first. In fact, having a close-knit family unit has many benefits for its members. However, an enmeshed family can stunt the [...]

Name Meanings: Can Your Name Reveal Your Personality?

By |2018-12-23T11:06:43+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We know how powerful language can be, but what about our names? Just how important are name meanings? Can they reveal anything about our identities? Our names are an important part of our identity. It's one of the first things people notice about us. Whether we like it or not, our name is a huge [...]