• toxic shame signs

5 Signs Toxic Shame Is Taking Over Your Life & How to Stop It

By |2020-06-01T23:16:18+03:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

It’s not wrong to feel ashamed about something, but it is wrong to harbor toxic shame. How can we stop doing this? If you do something wrong, it’s perfectly normal to feel a little shame. But some of us struggle with the trap of unhealthy shame that always keeps us repeating past mistakes in our [...]

  • blame shifting signs

5 Signs of Blame Shifting and How to Deal with It

By |2020-06-09T23:09:02+03:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the things I despise the most is someone who can never take responsibility for their actions. Blame shifting is their second nature. I hate to admit that I’m way too familiar with blame-shifting. For years of my life, I thought everything was my fault, even when obviously it wasn’t – it was complete [...]

  • blaming yourself

The Toxic Habit of Blaming Yourself for Everything and How to Stop It

By |2020-06-01T23:40:36+03:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , |

Blaming yourself for everything will not solve all the problems. In fact, it will cause many more. It has to stop. I have an example of two sides of a coin that are both toxic – that would be self-blame and being irresponsible. Honestly, I don’t know which one is worse. These traits come from [...]

  • Toxic Mental Habits

8 Toxic Mental Habits That Mess Up Your Life without You Even Knowing

By |2020-06-01T23:56:47+03:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Mental habits are often established over time. Thus, you often don’t even know that you have these habits and how they can mess up your life without you realizing that. Here are some of the key mental habits that harm your life – and what to do about them! 1. Listening to self-doubt Your inner [...]

  • Survivor’s Guilt

What Is Survivor’s Guilt and How to Manage It to Move on in Life

By |2020-06-02T00:01:53+03:00December 29th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Survivor’s guilt is when we live while others succumb to a traumatic or sudden death. This is never an easy pill to swallow. While I’ve never served in the military and I was hundreds of miles away from New York during the 9/11 events, I watched my aunt suddenly collapse and die right in front [...]

  • common negative feelings

3 Most Common Negative Feelings and How to Cope with Them

By |2020-06-02T00:03:20+03:00December 28th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

We all experience negative feelings from time to time. How we manage them and having coping mechanisms in place is vital to ensure we can move forward and process our emotions in a healthy way. Here are some of the most common negative feelings, what they mean, and how you can deal with them. Anxiety/Nerves [...]

  • toxic aging parent

When an Aging Parent Becomes Toxic: How to Spot & Deal with Toxic Behaviors

By |2020-06-09T23:18:36+03:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Toxic parents don’t just grow out of their heinous behavior. Even an aging parent can remain, or even become toxic and hard to handle. We’ve all heard about toxic parents and the influence they have over their children. But did you know that some parents remain toxic well into old age? As a matter of [...]

  • emotional reasoning signs

What Is Emotional Reasoning and 5 Signs You Rely Too Much on It

By |2019-07-01T00:13:18+03:00June 29th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

The danger of emotional reasoning is that our feelings overrule the facts. This can be overwhelming and unhealthy. I call it analytical behavior, and yet, it’s actually emotional reasoning. Maybe the two are connected when toxic thinking rules our brains. I must admit, I can sit for hours and reason, wonder, and analyze a situation [...]