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Looking-Glass Self – Our Core Beliefs Affect Our Mindset Our perception of how others view us affects our psychosocial development

Those early interpersonal interactions with our primary caregivers are the building block of identity formation.  They are the look-glass through which we form our core beliefs (lovable/good-enough or unlovable/defective) which in turn molds our mindset(mental [Read More]

Processing the Grief and Rage of Not Belonging

Processing the Grief and Rage of Not Belonging Having a sense of belongingness is an integral part of our psychological well-being

An integral part of feeling human is that sense of belongingness. We are innately programmed to want to belong to something/someone beyond ourselves.  At the core of belongingness are acceptance, support, and protection. Prolonged lack [Read More]

The Dangers Of Undermining Your Child’s Reality

Don’t Undermine Your Child’s Reality, Do This Instead Reframing your child's perceptions and feelings can change his reality

One huge parenting fail is undermining a child’s reality. Most parents, either dismiss or invalidate their child’s perceptions. They fail to understand that their child is a thinking, feeling entity, completely separate from them. And [Read More]

Long-Term Benefits of Raising Intrinsically Motivated Kids

Long-Term Benefits of Raising Intrinsically Motivated Kids When a child is intrinsically motivated, they are more apt to succeed in the long haul

Kids who are intrinsically motivated have a greater chance of reaching goals and succeeding. Psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes internally driven people as having autotelic personalities. They have a tendency to engage in an activity for [Read More]

Shapeshifting and Scoliosis – Transforming Into A New Self

Shapeshifting and Scoliosis – Transforming Into A New Self Healing scoliosis entails not just external changes but deep internal mind shifts

Shapeshifting is a common storyline in mythology, folklore, and sci-fi/fantasy fiction. In most native cultures, particularly Shamanism, the Shamans are touted to be skilled shapeshifters. They have the ability to change into whatever form as [Read More]

Defense Mechanisms: Transferring Our Past Onto Our Present

Defense Mechanisms: Transferring Our Past Onto Our Present Unhealed childhood trauma unwittingly plays out in our adult relationships

Growing up in a dysfunctional home, one had to adapt and adjust to the chaos all around.  Subconsciously, we adopted coping strategies or defense mechanisms to survive our abnormal situations. Often these habitual patterns of [Read More]

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