When Is It Actually a Good Thing to Lose All Your Hope?

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I often get the impression that there are things not worth fighting for. It could be a dead-end job, a relationship, craving for the attention of people who just don’t bring value to your life. But can one just let it go!?

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Blogs (not unlike this one) advise you to fight for your dreams, but at the same time, one can be objective and reevaluate one’s dreams carefully. Are they really the best for the person in question? Continue reading →

5 Ways To Increase Your Creativity

2 minute read

In my therapy practice, I often meet people who have so much creative potential and desire to develop it, nevertheless, the everyday life and work doesn’t permit them. I call them artists without a craft.

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Just as rebels without a cause, theses artists feel the desire to create, but usually don’t know where to start. But being creative doesn’t mean that you are a genius in some artistic field. Continue reading →

The Art Of Building Boundaries

3 minute read

I am not sure if there are many skills in interpersonal communication as important as the art of establishing your own physical and mental territory – probably there aren’t. Establishing boundaries is a fundamental part of the development of every healthy relationship in your life.

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But what exactly is “establishing boundaries” and why do I call it art?

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Happiness Is Not Just a Chapter in Your Biography

2 minute read

A year ago I interviewed several women for my Ph.D. dissertation. I asked them about their families, love, and happiness. One of them shared with me a story about her father. He was a wise and very positive person. Every time when he spoke with his daughters he always asked one simple question, which not many people dare to ask – “Are you happy, my dear?”

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Are you happy? Continue reading →

Unpopular Opinion: You Don’t Have to Forgive Just Yet

3 minute read

From inspirational quotes to thoroughly researched articles, it’s pretty common advice to tell people to forgive, let it go and move on. It’s a piece of well-intentioned advice, but honestly, it’s much easier said than done.

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Forgiveness is a kind, humble act. It allows you to let go of resentment, anger and even vengeance. But it has to happen at the right time for each person; otherwise, it may even be counterproductive. Continue reading →