Joanna Dodge

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The Unwanted Child

Ideally, a child comes into this world when it’s called by the mind and the heart of it’s parents. But many situations in life don’t work out ideally. A great deal of pregnancies are unplanned and unwanted. The result? Many, many…

How Do Lies Affect Us?

We live in a society where double meanings are latent in every circumstance. What we don’t know is the power that lies have over our bodies. The load they put on our shoulders, that will later have consequences which are reflected in…

Infidelity and the Truth About Lovers

Although the definition of infidelity is sometimes controversial, we can understand it as the rupture of a covenant of emotional and sexual exclusivity, in which one of the partners, has another relationship with a third person. The contract, which may or may…

The Biggest Risk Is Not Taking Any

In love, at work, in the world and in life, risk is inherent to all human beings. A person who doesn’t pursue their dreams and try to meet their goals for fear of failure is already floating out to sea in life.…

We Are What We Submit Ourselves To

Tell me what you submit yourself to and I’ll tell you who you are. Because only those things in life that are truly important define you as a person, as a human being, and as a soul that belongs to…

Childhood Trauma and Depression in Adults

No stage is simultaneously more intense, wonderful and vulnerable than childhood. Those early experiences eternally mark not only much of the course of our lives, but also the vision we have for it. The bond we have with our caregivers, our…

The Forbidden Fruit Effect

Have you ever noticed that when something is forbidden, dangerous, inaccessible or difficult, it appears to be that much more attractive? However, when things are too easy, or we’re sure that we have it in the bag, we end up…

Do You Know How Anguish Affects You?

Everyone, at some point or another, has felt how anguish holds the power to take over their lives, leaving a feeling of unrest that never goes away and makes it impossible to do certain tasks. Anguish is the emotion that,…

Fear of Nothing

I’m vulnerable. A gust of wind could knock a tree over on top of me and my life would be over. A reckless driver could run over me on the road and take my life with them. As I write…

The Truth About Bulimia in Teenagers

If only everything were as easy as wrapping up in a cocoon and waking up as an adult. But everyone has to go through adolescence, which is a period where the body and the mind experience a great many changes.…

The Truth About Possessiveness and Love

Possessiveness is closely linked to jealousy, which is in charge of destroying relationships, but is also a slowly self-destructive feeling. It’s related with fear, mistrust and insecurity felt by the individual. It is necessary to distinguish between love and possession, because…

Skills to Achieving Professional Success

What really marks the path for success is a mixture of several factors; no doubt about it. Experts say that it’s not professional skills that are essential to achieving this goal, but but those known as “soft skills.” For example, when…

Do You Know How to Ask for Forgiveness?

We all make mistakes, fail and are wrong sometimes. Usually when these happen, however, we quickly realize that as soon as it has been done or spoken, we have an evaluation mechanism that sets off, almost automatically. Sometimes our failures are hurtful…

How to Be Independent

There are many people who think “being independent” means having enough money not to depend on anyone. Others suggest that independence is acquired when one is able to make choices without asking permission from others. Both definitions are correct, but they can…

There’s No Better Cure for Disease Than Laughter

For humans, laughter is as important as breathing. Leading a dull, sad life can be extremely difficult. It makes any illness not only harder to overcome, but in addition, it will stay with you and become increasingly more consuming. Therefore, happiness is…

Teaching Others with Your Example

Your example is probably your best teaching method. But exercising it honestly and with conviction, in the most correct or suitable way, can be very difficult. However, it is also something that is worthwhile and that can give substance to more…

Quitting on Your Dreams Is Quitting on Life

We can’t say that dreams are as important as breathing, but a person who believes in nothing, who has no aspirations, goals or objectives, has a serious problem in life and should look into it immediately. We must never turn…

Up to What Point Is Victimization Tolerable?

At first, people tend to feel empathy for human suffering. We may also find ourselves in contact with people who are suffering from a true depression, who don’t desire victimization nor seek approval; who are simply passing through a difficult…

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