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Personal Growth Philosophy

What it Means to Be Happy

If there’s something that we all have in common as humans, it’s our search for happiness. We go above and beyond to make sure we reach that point where we can finally say that we’re happy. But in most cases, we do not even know what that even means. There is a common misconception that […]

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Clinical Psychology Personal Growth Psychology

Understanding Therapy

After a thorough conversation about his inability to understand why he doesn’t feel connected to his partner three years into the relationship, I suggested that he considers seeing a therapist. He paused, took a minute to gather his thoughts. “Do I look like I’m mentally ill?”, he scoffed. Clearly, he did not understand what therapy […]

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Personal Growth

Managing Performance Stress

As soon as you set foot on stage, you suddenly feel a rush of overwhelming emotions. Your brain freezes. Time stops. You can feel your hands sweating and your pulse racing. Facing a vast audience can generate feelings of fright that hinder our ability to perform well, perhaps because being the center of attention and […]

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Personal Growth

The Wonders of Solitude

We worry when we go out alone, whether to have a meal or just to chill, what people will think about us. Is she lonely? He doesn’t have friends? Did she got stood up? Is he anti-social?  So we pretend to be busy on our phones, by either texting or faking a call. We pretend […]

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Personal Growth Relationships

The Walls We Build

Whether we’ve been hurt before or not, we typically seek to avoid all sorts of damage to our precious hearts. We stay away from things that could potentially cause us to suffer. There are different ways to do that, but we almost always go for the easily attained shield – the emotional wall. We build it around ourselves to feel protected and secure, eliminating the possibility […]