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How to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing Naturally

Nature’s cycles resemble the creative process a lot. Learn more about how connecting with nature can help you get your creative juices flowing with greater ease.

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Are You Phubbing People?

Phubbing has negative consequences for both phubber and phubbee. From experiencing loneliness and disconnection to unhealthy communication patterns between partners, phubbing can only do us more harm than good. The main leading factor of such behavior seems to be phone addiction. If you or a loved one is experiencing phone addiction, please know that professional…

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The 9 Enneagram Personality Types

Finding out and learning more about your Enneagram personality type is often a breakthrough for many people. It not only describes the overall aspects of our personality it also offers us glimpses of potential blind spots and different levels of integration. There is more to the Enneagram than what we were able to cover here…

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A Real Life Story About Love & Loss

Life throws experiences the way that changes us for good. Those experiences shape who we become and, sometimes, who we are for the rest of our lives. I have learned not to judge those experiences. I learned from Tennyson, Eliot, Frost, and many others who expressed their brokenness so that I wouldn’t be alone when…

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What Is The Enneagram About?

As a tool, the enneagram gives us the opportunity to expand our self-knowledge, identify what limits us, what empowers us, and how to seek greater integration within ourselves while also respecting everyone’s differences. That’s why I agree when authors say the Enneagram is a tool that can help us become more compassionate toward each other.…

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The 4 Sources Of Self-Abandonment

I believe self-abandonment is common among people who are highly sensitive and whose emotional needs weren’t sufficiently met in their childhood due to neglect, abuse or absence of one or both parents. Such experiences can lead a child to feel unsafe and unlovable, which is psychologically very distressing and traumatising. The lack of love, attention…

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Lettuce, Walnut & Honey Cake

My grandfather usually has some really nice, organic lettuces on his little allotment. On top of this, I’ve always wanted to explore recipes that include a good amount of greens. So, one day I challenged my grandmother, and we baked a lettuce cake that turned out pretty tasty! You will find the ingredients you need…

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Who is the Highly Sensitive Person?

Although being a highly sensitive person may feel like a curse or a nuisance, there is great strength in accepting what makes us unique. There are times in which my high sensitivity puts me in dark, complex places, but there are also many times in which it leads me to the most wonderful people, situations,…

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3 Lifestyle Changes That Improve Sleep

Sleep has a great impact on our health and well-being. A good night’s sleep means we give time to our body and mind repair and recover from the day’s activities. Although each person’s sleeping needs are individual, the average recommended amount of sleep is 9h for working adults. To make sure you stay asleep throughout…

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What is Food Addiction?

Although I respect my colleagues and other professionals who don’t agree that the term food addiction can or should be applied to binge eating, my professional and personal opinion is that dealing with binge eating from an addiction standpoint can be empowering and fruitful. Letting people know that their behavior is likely a disguised attempt…

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What Happens When Your Body is Low in Electrolytes?

Although water intake is essential, it is equally important to learn about electrolytes, their role in metabolism and homeostasis as well as the different ways imbalances can compromise our health and well-being. Electrolytes are essential minerals for mental health. When we look at the table of common symptoms of electrolyte imbalance we can find plenty…

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A Stoic Evening Routine For Success

Stoics seem to give great lifestyle advice. In a quick recent research, I discovered that Marcus Aurelius used to follow and suggest a set of behaviours and activities that are meant to generate stillness and promote both body and mind awareness. Altogether, these aspects contribute to a greater capacity to be virtuous and act accordingly.…

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What is Meditation? The Practice of Zazen

Meditation can offer you different benefits for well-being. These include increased self-awareness, a greater focus on the present moment, reduced stress, enhanced productivity, and improved self-regulation. I find Zazen meditation very useful and adequate to my needs and goals. I hope this post makes you curious to explore other meditation styles so that you can…

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Personal Musings: The Power of Words

No human being can be whole by choosing to live in fear. Fear splits us. I’ve done a disservice to you and myself by living in fear for my own words. I’m now choosing to live by the first agreement stated in the book The Four Agreements: Be impeccable with your word. This means I…

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3 Life Lessons From Eat, Pray, Love

The other week I reviewed one of my non-fictional favorite movies. It might have been the third or fourth time I watched it, but it is amazing how we always find different nuggets of wisdom each time we watch or read something again. Elizabeth, the main character, has a story that always resonated with me.…

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What Can Numerology Say About Your Psychology?

Numerology is the science behind the meaning of numbers. It’s an ancient practice and, according to it, each number holds a specific vibration or energy signature. This idea was carried by Pythagoras and his followers, who believed the universe could be explained by numbers and that each number would have a nature of its own.…

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The Powerful Healing Effects of Color

Color can have a positive influence on our and other people’s moods. This knowledge has been used in Marketing to elicit a specific action from you. I’ve been more interested, however, in how color can influence our mood and psychological states. Here is some information I discovered about primary colors.

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5 Ideas to Make Your Life Better Right Now

Sometimes, small changes or habits can change and have a great direct impact on the way we are perceiving life and how we are feeling about something distressful that might have happened to us. Whether you are going through a rough patch or you are simply interested in improving the quality of your life, there…

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What is Numerology? The Meaning of Numbers 1-9

According to Pythagoras, each number has a nature, or vibration, of its own. Modern science has already shown that every manifestation has its own wavelength, a vibrational or electromagnetic signature that can be measured by numbers. In total, there are nine distinct vibrations, and Numerology works with such a system by attributing numbers to letters,…

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The 6 Paradoxical Human Needs

Anthony Robbins suggests there are 6 human core needs. He divides these needs into personality needs and spiritual needs. Within the personality ones, he identifies the needs for certainty and uncertainty, the need for significance, and the need for love and connection. As for spiritual needs, Anthony talks about the need for growth and the…

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How to Heal With the Four Elements

It may sound simple but healing can be quite simple indeed as long as you reconnect yourself with Nature. I’ve noticed and experienced the power of healing with the elements quite a few times over the past decade. I’m sure that if you sit down to reflect, you will also recall situations and experiences in…

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The 7 Spiritual Laws Of Success

I have been reading a very interesting book called Quantum Success written by Sandra Anne Taylor and published by Hay House. I believe it is a powerful and insightful work for anyone who likes to read and learn more about the spiritual aspects of success, happiness and wealth. The first part of the book describes…

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The 4 Jewels of Well-being

According to neuroscientist Richard Davidson, well-being is a skill, and it can be developed with practice. It’s like learning to walk or playing the piano. The more you practice it, the more you strengthen the neuronal circuits associated with well-being, and the better you get at it. These neuronal circuits are plastic and thus can…

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Is Happiness a Realistic Goal?

realistic goal and a desirable one. It is rather impossible to be happy all the time, of course, and it is rather difficult to be in a pure state of bliss on a regular basis. However, we can aim to develop skills and strategies that enhance our level of consciousness.

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What is Well-being? The 7 Circles of Well-being

From my point of view, approaching well-being from only a psychological point of view is somewhat limited. Our emotional, psychological, and social well-being play an important role in the maintenance of our psychological health but there are other equally important aspects. Physical well-being and spiritual well-being are two of them. I like to tap into…

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Relationships As A Spiritual Practise

Life is about finding the right balance. That’s why a relationship can and should be a spiritual practice. If you don’t look after yourself, you can’t enjoy harmonious relationships with others. If you keep other people’s needs at bay, you can’t expect harmonious relationships with others either. In sum, we can’t run away from nature’s…

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A Thank You Letter to God

You work in mysterious ways but I like the mystery. That’s where I find beauty in life. Although I may not see clearly where I’m going, I know your will. I know there’s a time for everything and that there is little to no reward for stubbornness. I also know you take care of every…

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White Pages & Life Assessments

My routines changed completely and I have faced situations that otherwise I wouldn’t and for which I’m grateful. I have dived deep into a reality that has shown me what it feels like to share your life with someone remarkably special. At the same time, it’s like I haven’t lived my own life but rather…

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The 4-Stage Psychological Response to Disaster

A disaster is a calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship. Can we prevent disasters? No, but we can prepare for them. Emergency disasters deal with survival, which is one of the primary needs of human beings. It includes the need for water, food, rest, clothing, shelter,…

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How Bright Are You? Theory of Multiple Intelligence

Howard Gardner’s approach to intelligence has made quite the impact on how human intelligence is perceived and assessed. Although cognitive competencies are prioritized within the traditional educational system, there is a growing number of alternative schools and frameworks that promote a diversity-based approach to intelligence and teaching. Learning about multiple intelligences can also be useful…

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