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Healing from an unhealthy or toxic relationship involves learning to trust yourself again. Unhealthy relationships erode your ability to trust yourself Unhealthy or toxic relationships can destroy your trust in others. For example, if your partner cheated on you or called you derogatory names, it makes sense that you may have trouble trusting that your …

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Trying to Please Everyone

People-pleasing is frustrating and exhausting. And it’s impossible! So, learn how to stop indiscriminately people-pleasing and put your effort into relationships that matter. This post contains affiliate links, which means we may make a small commission on purchases made through these links. Trying to please everyone is tiring. It’s also a waste of time! When …

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Increase your happiness with positive psychology

Positive Psychology shows us how to increase happiness by focusing on the positives and training our brains to use our strengths. Increase happiness Are you feeling discouraged about your health, your job, or the political climate in our country? Are you worried about a loved one who is struggling? Do you feel stuck in a …

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Feel your feelings and let them go

In this article, you’ll learn ways to accept, appreciate, and tolerate difficult feelings, so you can experience them and let them go. Do you try to avoid your feelings – especially your “negative feelings”? Are your feelings overwhelming? Do you regularly numb out with food, alcohol, or technology to avoid your feelings? Are you trapped …

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Winter self-care

Self-Care is Always Important Self-care includes all the things we do to maintain or improve our wellbeing. We all know how important basic self-care activities such as adequate sleep, exercise, healthy eating, hobbies, and spending time with friends are. If we don’t prioritize self-care, we feel lousy. Our health suffers. We get sick. We’re irritable, …

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Perfectionism effects on health and happiness

Perfectionism is Self-Sabotage Sometimes we undermine our own health, happiness, and success without even realizing it. Are you unconsciously doing things that make it harder to achieve your goals? Are some of your personality traits or behaviors negatively impacting your relationships? Are you constantly stressed and exhausted? What is Perfectionism? Trying to do things perfectly …

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Cutting Ties with Toxic Family

Cutting ties with your family is difficult–and not what most people want. But sometimes it’s the only way to save your sanity and heal the emotional pain caused by a “toxic”* or abusive family. Cutting ties with toxic family members is an act of self-care. Not something you do because you’re mean or spiteful. It’s …

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Is it codependency or caring?

Healthy caregiving vs. codependent caretaking It’s natural to express love by taking care of others, especially when you see a loved one struggling or hurting. However, the difference between codependency and caring isn’t clear. Certainly, not all caregiving is bad or unhealthy. When trying to determine if our caretaking is based on codependency, it’s useful …

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Codependents can step into their circle of control

Codependents often focus on other people and their problems – sometimes spending a lot of time and energy trying to change or fix things outside of their control. Not only can this lead to self-neglect, but it’s also frustrating and often unproductive. Instead, we need to focus on what we can control and learn to …

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