Category Archives: Psychology

"Comparison is the thief of joy"

Comparitious. That’s what I call it. And boy, do I have a big case of comparitious. I compare myself to everything. Well, not everything but it sure feels like it. Studies show [Dare to Compare: Fact-Based verses Simulation-Based Comparison in Daily Life by Amy Summerville and Neal J. Roese] that 12% of all our accounted thoughts are comparative thoughts. That

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Anger – The misunderstood emotion

Anger is very misunderstood. But it doesn’t have to be. Once we, as a society, begin understanding the reason behind why we experience anger as human beings and what it really means internally, we can then truly accept that anger can be a part of our lives in healthy ways. Anger is part of being a human being. There is

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Living with rejection and gaslighting

Everyone has, at some point or another, experienced rejection to varying degrees. It’s a part of life. Even though it’s a part of our existence as a human to experience here on Earth, that doesn’t mean that it hurts any less. As someone who has borderline personality disorder, rejection stings immensely more than the average person. It’s something we will

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My Post-Traumatic Growth

Sometimes we need reminders of how far we have come and how deep the hole was that we dug ourselves out of. Today was one of those days as Facebook reminded me of a post I had made on September 30, 2015, at 1:12 am. It went something like this… “I wish my mind worked correctly. I’m so sick of

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You’re so negative…

I swear I’m going to scream if one more person says I’m being negative just because I don’t have the same opinion as them, disagree with them or express myself differently! I tend to piss people off and I’ve been attacked on a few occasions because of it.   One of my favorite paraphrase’s (because the quote itself and who

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Recognizing signs of abuse and how it influences our inner voice

It can be really difficult to recognize if you’re being mistreated or manipulated by another, especially if you care for or love them. You could be living as though this is normal to be treated in this particular way and not even see that it’s harmful. Most people don’t recognize abuse. Or deny it. Or say that it’s just a

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