4 kraftvolle Übungen für ein starkes Selbstbild

Was hat dein Selbstbild mit der Qualität deines Lebens zu tun? Die Antwort ist: Alles! Ob dein Selbstbild positiv oder negativ ist, entscheidet wie du deine Realität, dein Leben und dich selbst wahrnimmst, bewertest und demnach auch wie glücklich du im Endeffekt damit bist. Dein Selbstbild besteht aus deiner Selbstwahrnehmung und -kenntnis, deinem Selbstkonzept, deinem Selbstwert und -achtung. Daraus formst sich dann dein eigentliches Selbstvertrauen. Am Ende bestimmt das Selbstvertrauen ob, und wie erfolgreich wir…

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How you deal with depression

Actually, the title is fake. Nowadays you hear 'how you deal with' like everywhere. And its catchy, isn’t it. But its fake.Because life is not ‘how to’. It’s not like you can choose to live the one day and the other not.So is depression. There’s no ‘how you deal with depression’. You just do it.The question on how you deal with it is just as personal as your face, and there’s no way to choose…

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Let’s talk about mental illness, again

It almost seems like a trend now, to talk about mental illnesses. And it seems like almost everyone has to say something about it. Because a lot of people must deal with it. May it be with themselves or their loved ones.And although the taboos are fading and the stigmas are lifting, it still has this sour taste in the back.Because you can’t see it, therefore you can’t proof it. And that’s what humans always…

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The Gift of Failure and Frustration

In life, we are growing. We grow up, we grow mature. We grow towards our best selves. ⠀ But in order to grow, we need to fail. Without pain, without failure and resistance, without anger and frustration, we don't grow.⠀ You can't walk through life always expecting to live on the bright side.⠀ ⠀ When you stumble across negative experience it is not to ask whose fault was this, who is to blame and how…

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Why do we even have mental illnesses?

Let's think about mental illnesses. How can such an advanced species as humans be so successful on the one hand and then suffer massively from mental illnesses on the other? It is an interesting thought, let's spin it. Sure, an organism can get sick although nature builds everything to strive and thrive. But with harmful circumstances, organisms can fail. Or develop resilience.   So what is it, that mental illnesses like depression and anxiety are…

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The mental health of women in 2019
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The mental health of women in 2019

Statistically, women have a higher risk for several mental issues than men. About one in four young women deal with anxiety, depression, eating disorders or obsessive-compulsive disorders. And the numbers are on the rise. Even worse are the percentages of girls thinking about suicide. They are 6% more girls than boys who think about suicide between 13 and 18 years. It is estimated that one in 14 women have attempted suicide. Suicide among young women…

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Psychology short-cut on how to stop getting anxious

The emergency button for not getting anxious. Sometimes, I am so anxious about not getting anxious, about becoming someone and planning the plans, that I almost lose myself. I lose trust, in myself and everyone else around me. The tricky thing is, if you’re in the middle of this, you don’t realize that you are actually self-sabotaging. It’s the irony between knowing and understanding your destructive patterns, but doing it wrong anyway.   What helps…

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