Feeling left behind?

I’ve previously described the concept of “that one issue”. The basic characteristics include (minimally) one area in life where progress appears extra sticky with similar stumbling blocks recurring even when measures have been taken. Regardless of the amount of energy put in, the ball won’t start  rolling or there’s a constant one step forward two …

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Home is where the heart is (literally)

Are you familiar with the sentiment behind the idiomatic phrase “Home is where the heart is”? If I were to describe the saying's essence I’d include: a deep sense of relief, safety, comfort, warmth and love connected to a specific place and selected people, which bear no comparison to any other.  If I’m not mistaken …

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Initiate negotiations with your fear

All of us have dreams we desire to pursue. But the catch with lurring visions is the fear attached to them. That's simply how the dream package is designed, it’s excitement wrapped in fear. This means: if you want the gift you need to touch and get through the cover first.  Fear connected to potential …

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A simple exercise to feel better (the power of gratitude)

10 years ago, I was enrolled in a course on positive psychology, my favorite type of psychology! Traditional psychology mainly focuses on dysfunction and what does not work. On the flip side, positive psychology aims to understand what does work, meaning what contributes to our flourishing,  increased happiness and life satisfaction.  I don't recall a …

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Autumn has arrived :)

Autumn used to be the most dreaded season for me. I believe it was mainly due to leaving summer behind, meaning; sunlight, late nights, spontaneity, adventures abroad and an overall freedom. Autumn in contrast meant the prospects of  routine, predictability and obligations (school, university or work). The major difference between the two seasons combined with …

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