courage and strength

How Do I Know if I Need a Trauma Therapist?


Trauma is an unfortunate reality that many individuals experience at some point in their lives. It can stem from various sources, such as accidents, violence, or any distressing event that overwhelms our ability to cope. The impact of trauma on our mental health can be profound and long-lasting. Fortunately, there…

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Proven Strategies for Success: How to Conquer Imposter Syndrome and Embrace Self-Confidence


Imposter syndrome, a term first coined in the late 1970s by psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes, is a psychological phenomenon where individuals persistently doubt their achievements and fear being exposed as a fraud, despite clear evidence of their competence. This chronic self-doubt and sense of intellectual fraudulence may occur…

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How vulnerability can help you enhance your relationship.


Being vulnerable in a romantic relationship. Throughout my experience working in France and now in the United States, I have observed partners going from regularly fighting and talking about breaking up to being close to one another and having a strong and secure attachment bond. So, what has helped them…

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5 Easy Ways to Build Your Self-Confidence—Starting Now


Many things in life can impact your self-confidence. Think back to events in your childhood. Perhaps your parents divorced, you relocated to a new neighborhood or school, or you struggled with a physical illness or disability. In adulthood, you may have experienced a difficult relationship, dealt with a toxic work…

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Why Self-Care Is More Than a Day at the Spa


Despite the term “self-care” taking on a rather fluffy meaning nowadays, it’s far more empowering than most people believe. And self-care is more than a day at the spa. Yes, daily self-care goes far beyond sweating out stress in a sauna or taking a mud bath. Somewhere along the lines,…

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Self-Discovery: Why Unleashing Your Potential Is So Empowering


If you’re like most people, then you want to know your purpose in life. You want to know why you’re here.Self-discovery is a very important step toward unlocking who you are and who you’re meant to be.Uncovering your own depths will encourage you. It will awaken a new sense of excitement…

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You Have Value! – How to Discover What’s Truly Amazing About Yourself


Think back to the last time you’ve read an article, watched a video or show, or saw a picture of a person you thought was completely amazing. Was it because of their accomplishments in life? Their creativity? Their beautiful voice or their gorgeous body? Or maybe their intellectual prowess? Did…

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Motherhood; you know you are a mother when…


As I journeyed into motherhood, I felt quite overwhelmed. The day I became pregnant and the moment I gave birth, I was changed forever. Even though I was so much the same, something in me was so different. My new journey had just begun. As I stood in line at…

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How Psychotherapy Can Help


Snowdrops – Louise Gluck Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know what despair is; then winter should have meaning for you. I did not expect to survive earth suppressing me. I didn’t expect to waken again, to feel in damp earth my body able to respond…

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