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Becoming more self-accepting

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh As life does, it recently threw something that had me worrying. Quite concerned actually. This caused my mind to frequently throw up negative thoughts – rationalising them. Treating them like they…

6 Steps to Overcoming Self-Doubt

1. Let go of everyone else’s opinion. You inhibit yourself, when you care about what everyone else is thinking of you. You’d rather not do anything and not get judged, than do something and risk criticism. When you spend your time worrying about what other people are thinking of you, you stop yourself from reaching…

How to Encourage Hope in Someone

You’re right, this sucks. When people need support they often don’t need problem-solvers but listeners. They’ve usually run through all the scenarios and solutions in their head already. They just can’t do it. What they’re looking for instead is simple acknowledgement and empathy. Be that person first and foremost. You don’t walk this path alone.…

10 Ways to Deal with Having Tough Conversations

Delivering unpleasant news, correcting misunderstandings, confronting a friend or family member, and dealing with hard-to-talk-about issues are the kinds of tough conversations most of us dread. They’re a part of life though, and we can’t avoid them. Instead of getting stressed, get knowledgeable! Here are 10 things you can do to help make your essential…