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10 Tips How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

10 Tips How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

When you compare yourself to another and conclude that you are a bad person, you are making yourself powerless. This is called ‘negative social comparison.’ Alternatively, when you compare and decide that you are superior, that is a sign of narcissism. Either way, it’s not a good thing for you to do. Here are 10…

Anxious Thoughts? – Let Them Go

Anxious Thoughts? - Let Them Go

Anxious thoughts are debilitating. They sap your energy, control your actions and wreck your wellbeing. Fear, anxiety and worry are detrimental to your health. They are the cause of stress and stress-related illnesses. Anxiety keeps you locked in to an unending spiral of negativity which eventually leads to depression. Learn to deal with anxious thoughts…

Active Listening: How to be a Good Listener

Active Listening: How to be a Good Listener

Did you know that the skill of active listening could be your greatest social asset? Do you think you are a good listener? Do people seek you out to share their successes, failures and problems? Does your boss value your opinions? Does your partner open up to you? Do your friends trust you with their…

I Think My Friend is an Energy Vampire

I Think My Friend is an Energy Vampire

You’ve just spent the afternoon with a friend. As you shut the door on her, you feel immense relief. You also feel exhausted and stressed. You wonder why you are such a horrible person – after all, your friend is obviously having a bad time. Her life isn’t so good generally – she lurches from…

How to Deal with a Bad Friendship

How to Deal with a Bad Friendship

You thought you had so much in common. In the beginning, you felt you’d met a kindred spirit. But now something has gone awry and you think this has turned into a bad friendship. Before you call a close, you need to decide if this truly is a toxic friendship, or you are simply out…

20 Positive Traits of a Strong Woman

20 Positive Traits of a Strong Woman

My mother is a strong woman. Now in her seventies, she negotiated great difficulties in her life that would have floored many other people. She and my father divorced in the early 1960s when divorce in a small seaside town in England was a dirty word. Then she brought me up on her own while holding…

Coping with Psychic Children

Coping with Psychic Children

All children are intuitive, many are sensitive, and some are psychic. They are all perceptive to vibration in one way or another. Children sense emotions and tensions. They often have a certain ‘knowing’. Sometimes they see, hear or feel psychically. What does this mean for the parent of a psychic child? Photo Credit: Peter Ras…

True Friendship: How to Recognize, Keep, and Rekindle It

True Friendship: How to Recognize, Keep, and Rekindle It

What is True Friendship?   The marker of a true friendship is trust. If you can trust your best friend with the details of your life, then he or she is a true friend. You may not share everything, of course, but you feel secure that what you do share will go no further. You…

How to Make Friends: 10 Tips on Finding and Being a Friend

How to Make Friends: 10 Tips on Finding and Being a Friend

"Too often we travel alone in a wilderness called life. It is a wise soul that chooses friends to help them navigate the darker times." — Coloconnect  Image source: bekassine on Flickr In 1937, Dale Carnegie wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” one of the most influential books ever written. The book emphasized…

5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs Friends

5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs Friends

We love our families. We are, after all connected by blood and DNA. But often, it is the friends that we choose throughout our lifetime that best defines us. Our “family of choice” from childhood to old age determines who we are and what we become. The truth is, everyone needs friends.

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