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  • toxic shame signs

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

By |2020-03-05T13:22:19+02:00March 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 [...]

  • broken people kindest

Why the Most Broken People Are Usually the Kindest

By |2020-02-28T22:55:58+02:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Empath and HSP, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

It’s not the sheltered individual that becomes the nicest person in adulthood. It’s the broken people who have the kindest hearts. Trauma, heartache, and pain can hold us back if we let them, but they can make us stronger too. These experiences that create damaged people can also create kind and appreciative people as well. [...]

7 Signs Your Emotional Baggage Is Keeping You Stuck and How to Move On

By |2020-02-02T20:54:30+02:00February 2nd, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , |

When you just cannot move forward in life, it could be that your unresolved emotional issues are weighing you down. So many of us carry emotional baggage from somewhere. It shows in the way we speak, our actions, and even our expressions. We can try to push and cram all our emotional belongings into a [...]

  • Survivor’s Guilt

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

By |2019-12-29T20:27:19+02:00December 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 [...]

  • Unresolved Trauma Childhood

10 Signs of Unresolved Trauma from Your Childhood and How to Deal with It

By |2019-12-12T10:21:27+02:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Dealing with unresolved trauma isn’t as simple as trying to be more positive. This kind of trauma goes deep with its roots. I seem to always be talking about trauma, abuse or some other unresolved issues. By now, you’d think I’d been cured of all my problems, but I’m not. My traumas run deep, and [...]

  • Psychological First Aid steps

5 Steps to Psychological First Aid You Can Use in Difficult Situations

By |2019-12-02T15:40:42+02:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

We have first responders for physical traumas or difficulties. Here's a secret: psychological first aid is also important during hard times. When trauma occurs, you hear the sirens. The ambulance, police and first responders are on the way. As humans, it’s our duty to try and help those who are in serious trouble. And I [...]

  • avoidance coping

Why Avoidance Coping Can Be Unhealthy and How to Stop It

By |2020-03-24T16:39:41+02:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

It's natural to want to avoid anything uncomfortable, but this may lead you down a terrible path. Part of what makes us human is that we can define our existence by two things: Gaining pleasure and avoiding pain. We want to avoid anything that takes us out of our comfort zones and makes us feel [...]

  • playing the victim people types

6 Types of People Who Love Playing the Victim & How to Deal with Them

By |2019-05-14T13:43:48+02:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Dealing with those who are playing the victim can be exhausting. Who exactly are these people? It’s hard to talk about the victim mentality because many people have no idea they’re adopting it. It can be upsetting when they learn this truth. Don’t know what it means to play the victim? Well, that’s because so [...]