Thoughts — Emotions

Psychologist Review: Giraffes Can’t Dance

Hello From The Thought Co. Anxiety Emotions Parenting

Psychologist Review: Giraffes Can’t Dance

Have you ever felt frozen?  No one is a stranger to the hijacking of the brain with self-doubt. Standing up in front of a crowd, presenting with your camera turned on during a Zoom call, or the moment before you take the proverbial leap. The biological component of ‘feeling anxious’ is something we’ve all experienced (and shuddered at). It starts as children when we are about to perform in front of our friends, participate in our very first recital, or even own up to a mistake.  It’s scary.  But being scared is a real human experience.  As a new mum...

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Goodness = Deserving good

Hello From The Thought Co. Emotions Mental Health Awareness Society

Goodness = Deserving good

The one fun part of therapy is the conversations and discussions that come up. Recently, I had a lovely conversation with a client. They proposed the question of if we are good then don’t we all deserve good things. And this isn’t the first time I have heard this question but it is the one question that I do get asked the most. And it is one of my favourite questions, mostly because there is no right answer and it revolves around perspective and thought.  Let me break my thoughts down for you. I do believe that we are all...

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Why We All Enjoy A Pity Party

Hello From The Thought Co. Emotions Mental Health Awareness Self Help

Why We All Enjoy A Pity Party

Today I want to talk about a party that all of us enjoy (yes, that includes the JOMO kids) - you could be an introvert, an extrovert, young, old, or fall under whatever other categories you can think of - I can tell you for certain that you’ll enjoy this party. Are you ready for the party of the millennium?  It's the *drumroll please* PITY PARTY! The thought of the universe being against us while we persevere might seem upsetting at first,   but isn’t there something so addictive about feeling that way? Picture yourself in this scenario: I’ve been...

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No One Talks About The Shame

Hello From The Thought Co. Eating Emotions MH Tips

No One Talks About The Shame

I was body shamed as a kid, and then I was diagnosed with PCOS as a teenager. So since childhood, I didn’t just have to deal with my family members, teachers and friends taunting me to lose weight, but also doctors and other medical professionals. I tried all kinds of fad diets to fit into society (and not to forget, skinny jeans). When nothing worked, I lost weight by counting calories, starving myself, and burning out twice the calories I’d eat. Yup, it’s problematic, but no one pointed that out to me because, everyone was too busy telling me 1)...

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Why I Searched For Solitude In The Mountains

Hello From The Thought Co. Emotions Learning MH Tips

Why I Searched For Solitude In The Mountains

I believe a little solitude every so often is good for the soul and my chosen place to do some soul searching this time were the mountains - ginormous, glorious, jagged, sky-high peaks. Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been attracted to mountains and I understand why saints, sages and writers have often turned to them for solitude.  Solitude is a state often forgotten (or feared) by many. I was completely disconnected from the world when I was there, which meant I was devoid of any network; my phone being the useless appendage (fortunately, except for the camera)....

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