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Why You Need To Understand Your Emotions (Part Two)

*Part two, see Part One here*   Knowing how to process and cope with emotions It's so natural to say "control your emotions" but there is so much more power in learning to understand, interpret and express emotions instead. Emotions aren't our enemy. They're not some annoying thing to control or hide or defeat. We… Continue reading Why You Need To Understand Your Emotions (Part Two)

Essays · Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Why You Need To Understand Your Emotions (Part One)

*Part One*   What are the main emotions? Let me start off by saying that there are many ideas about this. When I went digging, I expected to find one concrete answer, but no! Many psychologists and philosophers have agonised for centuries over the concept of emotions; which we have and what they mean and… Continue reading Why You Need To Understand Your Emotions (Part One)

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My Thoughts On Communication and Connection

Here are my thoughts on why we fall victim to disconnection and poor communication and how we can do better to cultivate connection in this complex world of today...   Empathy over sympathy Sympathy is "I feel sorry for you," which doesn't take away my pain, or share it, or take away my shame and… Continue reading My Thoughts On Communication and Connection

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How Others See Us: Identity

*Part of the Identity Series*   When I asked my grandparents who they are, they couldn't answer. When I asked them how they thought others would describe them, they suddenly could answer. When I asked my mom, she listed some great things about herself, but then she said other people think this and that about… Continue reading How Others See Us: Identity

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Embracing Life’s Spectrum: Living Free

We can free ourselves by thinking less black and white. Less us and them. Less "you are or you aren't". Because life should be lived on a spectrum. And this spectrum both sets us free and connects us...   Personality & Identity We are never fully formed. People will have you believe that once you… Continue reading Embracing Life’s Spectrum: Living Free

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Belonging & Community in Adulthood

*Part of the Identity Series* I believe that a lot of our personal struggles in adulthood come from our sense of Identity and Belonging. Why? Because we question who we are and what we're meant to do. These questions tie directly to our sense of Identity, but they also tie into the concept of Belonging...… Continue reading Belonging & Community in Adulthood