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Understanding Codependency: Navigating Towards Healthier Habits

Understanding Codependency: Navigating Towards Healthier Habits

Codependency is a complex issue that weaves its way through various aspects of our lives, often without us even realizing it. From clinging too tightly to relationships to placating ourselves via shopping, eating, or indulging in substances like alcohol and weed, codependency represents the natural attempt humans have to cope with pain or insecurities. But what...
Exploring How Healthy Filters Enhance Your Relational Landscape

Exploring How Healthy Filters Enhance Your Relational Landscape

In the intricate tapestry of life, relationships serve as the vibrant threads that connect us. Understanding boundaries within these relationships is crucial, akin to tending to a flourishing garden. Just as a garden thrives with the careful selection of plants and the implementation of nurturing practices, so too do our connections flourish when we apply healthy...
Overcoming Social Anxiety to Reclaim Your Life

Overcoming Social Anxiety to Reclaim Your Life

For many people, the prospect of engaging in social situations can be daunting and even debilitating. This fear, known as social anxiety, can severely restrict one’s opportunities and overall enjoyment of life. However, with the right tools and mindset, overcoming social anxiety is entirely possible. Let’s explore the nature of social anxiety, the impact of...
Addressing The Myth That External Gratification from Social Media Enhances Self-Esteem

Addressing The Myth That External Gratification from Social Media Enhances Self-Esteem

​First off, why do we need positive self-esteem? Self-esteem drives confidence which is linked to satisfaction and happiness. When you believe in yourself, you are less critical of yourself and more flexible with your thoughts in general – allowing you to learn, grow, evolve, and succeed more effortlessly. Giving yourself the benefit of the doubt helps to drive...