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How Does a Time Change Affect You?

Two weekends per year, a good part of the northern hemisphere undergoes a time change in order to take better advantage of daylight hours. It’s actually an old idea. It was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 with the…

When Nothing Seems to Go Your Way

We’re going to be quite blunt in this article. When nothing seems to go your way, you may simply need to stop trying to control everything. Trying to stop or fix things that are out of your control rarely goes…

Is it Possible to Change and Stay the Same?

Is it possible to change and stay the same? How many times has someone told us to “never change”? In that sense, change can be seen as negative or as a weakness. “It changed, it’s no longer the same.” Change is…

Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change

Few methods have experienced such a spectacular advance in so little time as motivational interviewing. Its success is due to several factors. It facilitates the relationship with the patient, its efficacy is scientifically proven, and it’s been developed collaboratively. Nowadays,…

Life Crises: The 4 Keys to Facing Them

Most of us have gone through complicated situations that we had to overcome, life crises that force us to stop our normal life or even close doors for us. We may classify life crises as negative because they make us change…

You Can Overcome Anything

When you feel shipwrecked, you won’t have someone there to hand you a life preserver. When you have to make a blind leap into the vast emptiness, you find yourself without a parachute. Nevertheless, you somehow manage to get through…

Jonathan Livingston Seagull: Believing in Yourself

It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea. So begins Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach. It begins just like life begins. This book is the beginning of a new day, just as the sun, the…

8 Great Quotes from Aaron Beck

The quotes from Aaron Beck in this article gather his thoughts on cognitive distortions and congruent thought. It also considers their influence on the different disturbances of the spirit and the personality. In the 60s, this psychiatrist and American professor…

Have You Heard of the Chameleon Effect?

In psychology, there are a great variety of syndromes and effects. Many of them use metaphors in their names. Some examples are the Peter Pan syndrome, the Jerusalem syndrome, the Othello syndrome, the Ben Franklin effect, the Mandela effect, etc.…

Wanderlust Syndrome: an Obsession for Travel

Wanderlust syndrome is a term that basically means having an obsession for travel. It’s a desire that comes from a “need” certain people feel. But it’s not a common one: what they want to is to explore new corners of the…

Using Distance to Get a New Perspective

Sometimes you have to get some distance from yourself. The point isn’t to remove yourself from everyone and everything. Rather, it’s to see yourself from a different perspective and detach from your apathetic and somewhat damaged self. You need fresh motivation…