The Secret Shame of Inadequacy


    How do you really feel about yourself? Not on the surface (where most of us brilliantly ‘fake it’), but deep down in your soul? “My guess is that most, if not all of us, tread water, to keep our sense of adequacy afloat,” says Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D
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12 Ways That Meditation CAN Work For You (Yes, It’s True)


  The plea is everywhere: Meditate. Meditate. Meditate! Benefit, Benefit, Benefit! So you sit on a chair, close your eyes, and breathe deeply. Then you wait for the benefits to arrive. Nothing happens. You are so DONE with this nonsense.   I Get It Meditation is mysterious. Its
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“Gaslighting:” The Abuse That Can Destroy Sanity


You may be reluctant to trust people. You may believe it’s your fault when people hurt you. You may feel confused, indecisive, chronically anxious, regularly depressed, and lousy about yourself. You may not even know why. Have you been the target of gaslighting? “Gaslighting is the systematic attempt
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This Is What Mental Illness Feels Like: “Manic Kingdom” – A Book Review


There is no getting around it. “Manic Kingdom” is a difficult book to read. Ostensibly based on a true story (which seems incomprehensible initially), this tale is raw, sometimes confusing, often upsetting. It is also fascinating, irreverent, occasionally hilarious and captivating. At times you want to take the
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Self-Loathing: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy


  “If I could accept myself (and others) more, rather than consistently rejecting myself in my quest to be better, life would be so much sweeter.” – Kris Carr How surprising that many people, deep down, don’t like themselves and are disappointed about their lives. “Life is a
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