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3 Foods Rich in Tryptophan

Our brain’s chemical state is mostly determined by the release of neurotransmitters, which directly affect our mood. These substances are responsible for keeping our brain functioning as it should and can be the key to improving our feelings and attitudes…

How to Overcome the Fear of Being Criticized

Have you ever felt judged? How did that make you feel? You may have developed a fear of being criticized after a difficult situation. No one likes being judged, especially when people judge us regarding something that’s tough for us…

What is Cognitive Restructuring?

What would happen if your partner left you? You’d probably feel terrible. However, would it really be that bad? How many other horrible things are happening in the world? How many of them are worse than breaking up with your…

The FOMO Syndrome: Fear of Missing Out

Nowadays, we like to interact with others both online and offline. With new information, technologies, and social networks, the digital medium has been established as a new space for interaction. In this new digital world, the FOMO syndrome or “Fear…

Keys to Speaking with Confidence

When it comes to interacting with other people, and especially when we’re speaking in public, speaking with confidence will make others trust us and perceive us as smart people. Therefore, this may be one of the most important keys to…

7 of Bruce Lee’s Mental Exercises

Bruce Lee’s mental exercises were everyday practices he did to maintain his abilities as a philosopher and martial arts master. Although he’s mostly known as an action film actor, Lee was much more than that. He was actually a teacher…

Why is it Important to Learn to Say No?

In life, we must learn to be understanding and to adapt to others from time to time. We all have to be flexible. However, there are people who, for different reasons (such as lack of self-esteem and feeling that they’re…

9 Signs to Help You Recognize a Narcissist

Narcissistic personality disorder, also known as megalomania, is a pathological condition characterized by an exaggerated self-esteem and lack of empathy. Narcissists believe themselves to be better than those around them in every aspect. In our everyday life, we may run…

7 Laozi Quotes to Help You Evolve

Most Laozi quotes are aimed at pointing out principles for good living. That’s why those who follow them and the Tao live fulfilled lives, which is also beneficial for those around them. That’s basically what the Tao represents, an inventory of lessons…

Manifestations of the Unconscious in Everyday Life

Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, noticed phenomena that other scientists of his time hadn’t paid attention to. One of them was the manifestations of the unconscious in everyday life. He wrote the book The Psychopathology of Everyday Life to describe his…

Wolf Medicine According to Native Americans

Wolf medicine is a medicine of the soul. It has nothing to do with alternative therapies or other derivatives. It got its name because Native Americans think that observing wolves and their behavior helps heal people internally. Native Americans see wolves…

Getting to Know Yourself Better Using the Timeline Technique

Psychology uses many different techniques and tools during therapeutic processes. The timeline technique is one of them. It’s used to gain self-knowledge and self-understanding. Although this technique has a humanistic and systemic perspective, all types of psychologists use it because it…

5 Keys to Overcoming Resistance to Change

Whether we like it or not, life is dynamic. Nothing remains static. Therefore, what today is, may not be tomorrow. Still, overcoming resistance to change can be a daunting task for many people. In fact, some try really hard to…

Perfect Strangers: Have We Lost Our Privacy?

What would happen if your friends and acquaintances had access to your social media accounts all of a sudden? What do we hide in our cell phones? Perfect Strangers (2017) is a Spanish film directed by Álex de la Iglesia…

5 Affirmations that Can Neutralize a Narcissist

It’s not easy to neutralize a narcissist because they tend to be really charming and have significant social support. Most of them have one or several lovely facets within their personality. They don’t think of themselves as narcissists, but as…

Defeating an Enemy According to Zen Buddhism

Eastern philosophies see combat very differently than Western ones. For many of those schools of thought, defeating an enemy doesn’t mean bringing them down, destroying, or annulling them. For them, winning means neutralizing those who want to hurt us and, if…

The Different Sides of Narcissism

We all need a good dosage of self-love to know how to value ourselves and have a good self-esteem. However, narcissistic people look very confident in themselves when, deep down, they feel extremely insecure. In this article, we’ll be exposing…

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