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My Therapist Ruined Therapy For Me: How Can I Move On?

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My Therapist Ruined Therapy For Me: How Can I Move On?

Finding the perfect therapist is like finding the missing piece of a puzzle. And for that, we may have to go through a few misfitting pieces to find the one that is just right. The number of times I've noticed red flags from peoples’ stories about their therapists is something I cannot even keep tabs on anymore! For a lot of people, to gain the courage to even start therapy is a huge deal! Therapists hold this kind of privilege where what they say is like a bible for the client. The hurt that a therapist can cause to the...

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Communication, What's The Deal?

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Communication, What's The Deal?

Today I find the word communication being thrown around a lot. Especially when it comes to close relationships. Do I believe it's important .. yes? Is it always effective … maybe? Let me try and help you understand where I am coming from.  Communication, especially when it comes to expression, is extremely important; I 100% believe that no one can read your mind. Sometimes when we try to communicate our needs, it helps us express and understand ourselves better and even have clarity of what is happening. Hence, as a strong believer in therapy, it helps in expressing yourselves, which...

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What Your Boredom Is Trying To Tell You

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What Your Boredom Is Trying To Tell You

Have you ever stared at the ceiling for what might seem like hours on end or not know what to do with yourself on a particularly dry Sunday? It seems like you're clearly bored. We’ve all experienced it.  So what is boredom, really? Boredom describes wanting to do something stimulating, satisfying, fulfilling or purposeful but not being able to do so. Boredom is a considerable bother. It can lead to behaviours that might lead to favourable (e.g. creativity) and unfavourable consequences (e.g. substance abuse).  In a preliminary study, researchers asked people to sit down in a laboratory and try to...

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What You Need To Do When You Feel Blah

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What You Need To Do When You Feel Blah

Have you ever felt blah, whatever, not particularly sad but not happy either? Ever had moments where you stay in bed all day scrolling on your phone, binge watching shows, not particularly motivated or excited to do anything else? Had that thought where it feels like you're living the same day over and over again? It seems like you’re getting by at work but are more distractible than before? Always end up feeling listless and joyless but yet you are certain that you are not depressed because you still have energy? If you answered in the affirmative to even one...

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No One Talks About The Shame

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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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