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Why Are Some People Passive Aggressive?

Have you ever met someone who was so passive-aggressive, that you couldn’t call them out? They seemingly said nothing wrong, but the tone they used implied something else… Passive-aggressive people just have a sneaky way of using aggression, so they aren’t flat-out caught with ill intentions. Passive-aggressive behavior is characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others, and avoidance of direct confrontation - often by pouting, procrastination, or misplacing important materials. So

What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD): what is it and how can we deal with it? No one enjoys being rejected; it’s upsetting, and can be emotionally painful. But most of us are able to recover from rejection fairly quickly, without having it affect our other relationships or our mental health. We can lean on friends and family, and our stock pile of resilience to get us through.  

What Are Mixed Episodes In Bipolar Disorder?

While we all have heard people talk about the highs of mania or hypomania, and the lows of bipolar depression, a mixed episode happens when both of these symptoms occur at the same time. Meaning that we feel impulsive, having flights of ideas, not wanting to sleep, but are also irritable, physically exhausted, and hopeless about our future. It’s diagnosed as having met the criteria for a manic or hypomanic episode while also having at least 3 depressive symptoms.  

THIS may be WHY you can never focus

At the age of 47, I was diagnosed with ADD and it was life-changing. For 47 years I struggled with the inability to focus, a daydreaming habit that cost me many jobs, and became so critical of myself that I was paralyzed by making the smallest decisions every day. In 2016, an article published about the “Lost Generation of Women” revealed that women in their 40s and 50s had been misdiagnosed for decades with chronic anxiety, when, after receiving testing from medical professionals, it turne

The Freedom Of Admitting Your Mental Health Issues

Recently there have been several high profile people who have spoken openly about personal mental health issues. Dr. Les Carter weighs in on the futility of living behind a carefully crafted False Self, and furthermore discusses the utter hypocrisy of judging those who have struggled. There is freedom when anyone among us can authentically say, "I'm human, this is me."  

The Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) | Ways to Shut it Down

Desire can be a significant hindrance to living a purposeful and tranquil life. As soon as we want something, we fall into a state of lack, and we feel restless. And the obvious way out is to fulfill that desire so that we can feel content and happy again. A much-discussed phenomenon in the current age that arouses such restlessness and lack is the so-called fear of missing out, also abridged as FOMO.  

Social Anxiety after Lockdown

Johnny Berba explains how to deal with social anxiety after the covid-19 lockdown. Everyone is feeling anxious about interacting with people again because of having such a long time in isolation. It's normal to feel socially awkward if you haven't been socializing regularly. The only way to conquer social anxiety is by socializing regularly so you can build that momentum.  

Pills or Therapy? What is best for you?

The advent of medication to treat mental illness from the 1950s onwards has had untold benefits, enabling countless numbers of us to manage the symptoms of our unwellness. Yet pills can never ‘cure’ us on their own: they must be married with therapeutic treatments to be lastingly effective.  

Introverted, Shy, or Schizoid?

Introverts are invested in introspection, are never impulsive, reckless, defiant, or dysregulated (never borderline or psychopathic). They are avoid over-stimulation. Unlike shy people, they are not apprehensive, anxious, or afraid of unfamiliar social settings. Introversion is a choice or a preference - not an avoidant, phobic behavior (like in social anxiety or social phobia).  

How to Test Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is something any one can build by increasing their emotional awareness, self-awareness and their awareness of others. In this video you're going to get a feel for how emotionally intelligent you are, and also become more self-aware so you can build your emotional intelligence however you think it necessary.  

How to Stop Having Nightmares: 9 Tools for Stopping Nightmares and Bad Dreams

Nightmares feel so intense and powerful. They can make it really hard for people to sleep well. Like me, most people have nightmares occasionally. These are called idiopathic nightmares. However, 9 out of 10 people with PTSD have recurrent distressing nightmares that interfere with their ability to function. And sleep avoidance and sleep deprivation can lead to more intense nightmares. This is the awful cycle of PTSD: the more you try to escape it, the worse it gets. But there is a way out. And

How to Create the Life You Want, One Small Change at a Time

In this section we’re going to talk about how to create the life you want. But before we do that, let's talk about the big picture of how to create change.  We create our happiness in a gradual, choice-based approach. We create power to choose through careful emotional processing. When we process emotions, we are no longer reactive to them. The tiny choices we make over and over create our character, influence our mood, and determine our quality of life. When those choices involve emotion p
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