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The Challenge of Sensing and Responding to Stress and/or Trauma

Experiencing something really tough or frightening can turn someone's world upside down, especially when it comes to handling stress. Trauma can throw off how a person recognizes and deals with stress, often making it difficult for them to understand their body’s signals. This can lead to a person not reacting much at all, or going to the other extreme and reacting with overwhelming anger.

The Disconnection from One's Body

Our bodies have a natural way of coping with stress, like a...

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The Illusion of Control: Why Managing Others' Feelings Is About Us, Not Them

Understanding Emotional Boundaries

In our interpersonal relationships, the impulse to manage the emotional climate is a common trait. We strive for harmony, often believing that if we can keep others happy, our lives will be smoother. Yet, this inclination to control can be a double-edged sword, affecting our well-being and personal growth. Emotional boundaries are the invisible lines we draw to protect our sense of self and autonomy. They help us recognize where we end and another person...

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The Hidden Struggle: Unawareness of Survival Mode

In our modern, high-speed world, many individuals remain unaware that they are entrenched in a state of "survival mode." Disconnected or dissociated from their stress or anxiety levels, their bodies often manifest physical symptoms such as aches, pains, headaches, skin issues, or even chronic conditions. This state, characterized by constant alertness for potential threats—physical, emotional, or psychological—leads to increased stress, anxiety, and exhaustion.

While this...

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Embracing the Unseen Scars: Understanding Our Pain

The Weight of Dismissal

In the journey of healing, a profound truth often goes unrecognized: the dismissal of our deepest wounds can be as scarring as the trauma itself. This insight, echoing through the realms of emotional and spiritual healing, reminds us that the path to recovery encompasses not only the traumatic events but also the layers of neglect endured thereafter. When our experiences are invalidated and our voices stifled, we face a dual challenge: healing from the event and the...

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Awakening to Awareness: Moving Beyond Thoughts and Emotions

In our journey through life, we often encounter emotional storms—those periods when feelings become so intense they threaten to capsize our inner tranquillity. The secret to weathering these storms lies NOT in battening down the hatches and denying the weather but in embracing a deep sense of awareness.

This profound insight, advocated by spiritual teachers like Eckhart Tolle, is more than a meditation practice—it's a transformative life experience. I personally have sailed...

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The Magic of Being Real: A Personal Journey Through Life's Lessons

Do you remember a time when you were afraid to speak your mind? Or those moments when you felt the need to act in a way just to fit in? I've had those moments too, many times. But with time and experience, I learned some powerful life lessons. 

The True Magic of Honesty

Growing up, I often thought that if I shared my true feelings or if I was too open, people would judge me or even avoid me. But through time and experience, I discovered the true magic of honesty.

When I started...

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Shadows of the Mind: Deciphering Delusions from Personal Experiences to Society

My Journey with Understanding Delusions

Ever since I was a child, I've been fascinated by the way our minds work. One topic that has always intrigued me is the concept of delusions. I've seen friends and family members grapple with them, and I've even faced moments of confusion myself. Today, I want to share my insights on this topic, hoping it might shed some light for others.

What Exactly Are Delusions?

When I first heard the term "delusion," I pictured wild fantasies and far-fetched tales....

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Emotional Intelligence: The Unsung Hero of Healthy Relationships

In every relationship, there's a silent factor that plays a pivotal role in its health and growth: Emotional Intelligence (EQ). This ability to tune into, understand, and manage our emotions and those of others can deeply influence the quality of our relationships. So, when one partner struggles with EQ, it can introduce unique challenges. Let's delve deeper into this intricate relationship between EQ and our well-being.

The Facets of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
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