Here’s Why you Feel Like a Failure, Plus 10 Facts you Should Know

Some of us feel like failures once in awhile. Others feel like failures every single day of their lives.
I am such a total failure.
I can’t do anything right.
No friends. No job. No skills. I'm a total failure.
My own family hates me. How could I be more of a failure?
There is no escape from my failures in life. I might as well be dead.
Why do people feel like failures even...
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Does this Man Have Philophobia or Fear of Falling in Love?

Philophobia is defined as the fear of falling in love or fear of emotional attachment. What follows is a real story from a man who suspects he suffers from philophobia. His fear and pain are palpable.

Disclaimer: This man's description of suspected philophobia is based on reported events, but is not attributed to a single, identifiable individual. No diagnosis of philophobia or any other disorder is intended, nor should one read this...
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Unconscious Emotions Could be Why Some Problems are Hard to Change

We all understand that emotions affect motivation, mood, decisions and behavior. Remaining calm and cheerful and positive typically leads to the best decisions and reactions.

But why is this so often difficult to do? You can consciously understand how you should feel and act, yet behave in an opposite manner.

It’s so easy to be set off, often by the simplest things. Worse, sometimes we can’t stop the downward spiral into emotional pain. It’s...
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Bestselling Author of 50 Books Reveals His Amazing Journey with Schizophrenia

As a mental health blogger, sometimes you run across people with a story you simply must tell. Such is the case with Will Jiang of Mental Health Books.

Will is a long-time sufferer of schizophrenia. His story is one everybody interested in mental health should read.

Fortunately, Will accepted my invitation to ask him some bold questions about his life. I jumped at the chance.

What follows are my questions and Will Jiang's answers....
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Giving Up on Yourself? Expert Coaching Advice to Help you Keep Going

Who hasn't felt like giving up at one time or another?

I can recall certain periods in life in which I wished the earth would just open up and swallow me whole. I wanted to disappear.

I didn't think I had what it took to persevere through trials - both within myself and in very difficult circumstances.

Yet, with real life obligations, people who depended on me as well as my own (albeit conflicted) desires...
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Amazing Example of a Subconscious Block that can Stop you in your Tracks

I never cease to be amazed at how a subconscious block - made of old ideas, beliefs, or impressions  - can affect present day life.

Moreover, it's possible for a subconscious block to totally sabotage your goals while leaving no clue as to its source.

In fact, you may be completely in the dark while said subconscious block has its way with you.

That's why I found hypnotherapist Lora Cheadle's article about goals and subconscious blocks...
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Here’s the Unique Scale that Measures Emotional Weight. Try it for Yourself…

I'm pleased to present this guest post by Laura Coe.

We all know what physical weight is, but emotional weight isn’t about your waistline. It’s the emotional burden you carry through life. Now, we can measure that weight so you can know how to let it go.

How Emotional Weight Accumulates
In this post, I’ll further explain emotional weight and show how reducing it will leave you lighter, freer, and ready to...
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Is Past Life Regression Therapy Real or Placebo? Or Worse?

Past life regression

It seems like woo-woo pseudoscience to some. To others, past life regression therapy is a provocative healing modality that transcends this mortal plane.

I'm generally a skeptic, but after hearing an iNLP Center student talk about her experience with past life regression therapy, I wanted to find an expert with whom to hold a discussion. Yet, I needed someone who could talk both sides of past life regression therapy -...
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10 Areas of Self-Awareness You Should Understand

If you lack self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are won't get very far.
~ Daniel Goleman
Why is self-awareness so vital? Because distressing emotions, limiting beliefs, and self-sabotage are a natural part of being born and growing up. If you aren't self-aware, you cannot solve mental and emotional problems...
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