Richlyn Mary Grace

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Hyper-children: Overprotected Children and Stress

Hyper-children are the product of hyper-parenting. It’s a new and increasing trend that neglects important aspects of childhood. For example, playing, the outdoors, boredom, and facing problems. This is the result of an educational style based on over-protection, over-attention, and…

Annie Wilkes: Love and Obsession

If we review Kathy Bates’ films, we encounter titles as famous as Titanic or Fried Green Tomatoes. However, the American actress’ biggest success is Misery. Bates won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her brilliant portrayal of the psychopathic…

The Legend About Lies and Truth

Our view on lies and truth is really vague. As a general rule, we all prefer the truth. However, when what we receive or share is painful or complicated, it causes great psychological conflict.

5 Keys to Emotional Empowerment

Notable aviator Amelia Earhart said that “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. Do you think you’re a person with enough capacity to give more? If so, these keys to emotional empowerment will interest…

How to Rekindle Desire in a Relationship

As the years pass on by, desire usually fades away. Routine, lack of time, habits, and daily problems are some of the factors that may influence the fading of desire. In fact, it happens more than we think. Fortunately, there are…

2 Keys to Help You Connect Emotionally With Others

Interpersonal relationships enrich our lives. Getting along well with others, feeling important, and having special relationships make our existence worthwhile. Unfortunately, we’re not born with this skill. In this article, you’ll find some tips on how to connect emotionally with…

7 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment

A healthy work environment enhances satisfaction, well-being, and good relations among co-workers. However, this may not always be the case. Sometimes, we may feel frustrated, tired, and unmotivated in the workplace and may not like to go to work due…

The Causes of Constant Fear of Abandonment

Some people suffer from a constant fear of abandonment. This fear makes them uneasy because they always fear that others will leave them. In fact, they notice everything. They analyze every word to confirm their fears. They think things like:…

The Girl With Bracelets on Her Wrists

How do I begin telling this story, my story? How do I show you that I had everything, but lost it without knowing how? How do I make you understand that what has happened isn’t my fault, that it’s been a question…

The Galatea Effect: The Secret of Success

The Galatea effect is a cognitive factor that induces you to achieve results. It traces its roots from mythical figures Pygmalion and Galatea. Pygmalion, the king of Crete, was looking for the ideal woman. Since he couldn’t find her, he…

The Sea Inside: When Life is an Obligation

The Sea Inside is a Spanish film that won the 2004 Best Foreign Film Award. Directed by Alejandro Amenábar and starring Javier Bardem, it’s based on the true story of Ramón Sampedro, a quadriplegic who decides to end his life. 

Wu Wei: The Art of Non-Action

Wu wei is a Taoist concept that means “non-action”. It’s a philosophy which states that the best way to deal with a situation, especially with a conflict, is not to act at all. Moreover, not forcing any solution, but just…

Thinking aloud Improves Mental Ability

Thinking aloud is not always a sign of insanity, but it improves our mental ability. Private speech makes us more focused, targeting “here and now”. This is a type of behavior that is worth practicing everyday as a mechanism for…

Lack of Passion in a Relationship

Lack of passion is one of the problems that causes the most dissatisfaction in relationships. Finding someone to be with can be difficult, but it’s much more difficult to maintain a healthy and lasting relationship. Therefore, an increasing number of psychologists are…

7 Features of Emotional Maturity

Feelings are more complex than emotions. It intertwines with the other, but it also has a rational component such as a longer amount of time and deeper roots. Emotional maturity, therefore, may be defined as an emotional trace which is…

Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD is one of the personality disorders that makes day to day life more difficult for those who suffer from it and for their family. It is a rare psychological disorder which affects about 2% of…

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