You Will Feel Whole When Your Needs Are Met boundaries fulfillment maslow's hierarchy of needs personal growth purpose relationships self-actualization wellbeing May 17, 2024

We all have needs. From the most basic physiological requirements like food, water and shelter, to the higher yearnings for love, esteem and self-actualization. Psychologist Abraham Maslow laid out these universal human needs in his famous hierarchy. Understanding this hierarchy provides a...

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Moving From Bad Stress to Good Stress faith lifestyle mental health mindset personal growth relationships resilience stress management May 08, 2024

Stress. We all feel it. It's one of the great unifiers, an inevitable experience for all humans at different points in time. That pressure, that tension, that sense of being weighed down. "I'm sooooo stressed," we say. And we usually mean it in a bad way.

But what if I told you that stress isn't...

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How to Have More Mature Parent-Child Relationships adult children boundaries communication confrontation difficult conversations emotional maturity family dynamics parent-child relationships personal growth relationships May 01, 2024

 

Recently, a woman in her fifties approached me. "I have a problem with my mother," she said. "She calls me all the time, sometimes more than once a day, and it's very inconvenient for me."

I asked what she'd like to be different. She said she wanted to talk to her mother 2-3 times per...

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The Myth of the Perfect Marriage companionship couples therapy emotional fulfillment emotional maturity happiness in marriage healthy relationships marital expectations marriage advice marriage counseling needs vs. wishes personal growth realistic expectations relationship challenges relationship goals relationship psychology relationship satisfaction relationship tips self-improvement Apr 29, 2024

John and Denise had been married for 10 years, but Denise was still feeling unhappy and insecure. "When I was single, I was unhappy and insecure. Then I married John and became married, unhappy, and insecure," she told me.

This statement perfectly illustrates a common misconception that many...

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Setting Boundaries with a Narcissist boundaries emotional abuse empowerment manipulation mental health narcissism personal growth relationships self-care toxic relationships Apr 24, 2024

Dealing with a narcissist can be an emotionally draining and challenging experience. Narcissists often disregard personal boundaries, manipulate others to get their way, and leave their victims feeling powerless. However, by understanding the importance of setting boundaries and implementing...

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Protect Your Time and Energy With Boundaries assertiveness boundaries communication emotional well-being mental health personal growth psychology relationships self-care self-respect Apr 22, 2024

Do you often find yourself overwhelmed, exhausted, or feeling like you're constantly giving more than you receive? Boundaries are essential for maintaining your mental health, fostering positive relationships, and ensuring that you have the time and energy to pursue your own goals and dreams.

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Overcoming Rejection: Strategies for Healing and Growth emotional healing fear mental health personal growth rejection relationships resilience self-esteem Apr 19, 2024

Rejection is a painful experience that strikes at the core of our fundamental needs for acceptance and belonging. When faced with rejection, we may feel a deep sense of personal inadequacy, as if there is something inherently wrong with us. However, it is crucial to understand that rejection is...

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Knowing How and When to Ask for Help emotional well-being guidance mental health personal development personal growth relationships self-help self-improvement support systems Apr 15, 2024

It's easy to feel overwhelmed and isolated when facing challenges. However, the key to overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth lies in the power of asking for help. While it may sometimes seem daunting to reach out, seeking support from others is a crucial step in unlocking your full...

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Tell Them How They Make You Feel communication conflict resolution emotions empathy personal growth relationships vulnerability Apr 08, 2024

Effective communication is the foundation of any strong relationship, whether it's with a partner, family member, or friend. However, expressing our feelings and addressing issues can be challenging, especially when emotions run high. One powerful tool for navigating these difficult conversations...

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Truth and Love boundaries communication emotions personal growth relationships Mar 15, 2024

In every relationship, whether it's personal or professional, two essential elements must be present: love and truth. Love encompasses care, kindness, and compassion, while truth represents reality, expectations, limits, and values. For a relationship to thrive, both love and truth must coexist...

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9 Benefits of Setting Healthy Boundaries boundaries personal growth relationships self-confidence well-being Mar 04, 2024

In a world where the lines between personal space and external demands often blur, setting healthy boundaries emerges as a pivotal skill for mental and emotional well-being. Boundaries are not just barriers; they are the expression of self-respect and a declaration of our needs and values. This...

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