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Why Self-knowledge is Your Greatest Asset

“The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world” – Toni Collett I find it fascinating how we are so intrigued about the world around us that we will spend so much of our time trying to make sense of it – and others. We want to learn new technologies, concepts, how the

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Say What? The Psychological Power of Words

Take a quick moment and reflect on the two most recent conversations you had. How did you feel following the conversation? What was the tone of the conversation? Uplifting? Heavy? Inspirational? Stressful? Energising? Now, more importantly, did you converse in a more positive or negative tone? Turns out, the words we use have a profound impact on both our

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Forget new year, new goals

Something that has come up for me a lot over the past week is the concept of goals and the setting of goals. It seems almost a given that at the beginning of every year, there exists this expectation for us to set goals. In life, setting goals is important, as they can provide some form

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The costs of therapy no one talks about

We all know the benefits about psychotherapy, but what are the trade-offs? “Therapy isn’t Radio. We don’t need to constantly fill the air with sounds. Sometimes, when it’s quiet, surprising things happen.” — Mary Pipher There is no questions that psychotherapy holds tremendous value for those who are able to pursue it. If you Google

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What Perfectionism IS, and what it IS NOT

Perfectionism, a reflection of how the self is perceived by others. An attempt on a better understanding of what it really is So, perfectionism …  It has become quite the buzz word in the self-development, self-improvement, and self-help world. But what is this term perfectionism really, and what is it not?  According to the American

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What vulnerability IS and is NOT

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.” Brené Brown Vulnerability truly does form the cornerstone of meaningful connections. It is only through our vulnerabilities that we truly connect. Vulnerability is the type of sharing to which a

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