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7 Ways to Cultivate a Deep Sense of Love for Yourself

7 Ways to Cultivate a Deep Sense of Love for Yourself | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
These 7 steps have helped me to expand in my consciousness and move to a place of actually feeling the love that already lies within.
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Beating the Valentine's Day Blues: Redefining Intimate Relationship Success

Beating the Valentine's Day Blues: Redefining Intimate Relationship Success | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The path to true romantic success isn't out toward some other ideal person -- it instead demands that we turn inward, and develop our own capacities to choose appropriate partners, form intimate bonds, and maintain mutually satisfying relationships.
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What’s better: Self-esteem or self-compassion?

What’s better: Self-esteem or self-compassion? | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Self-esteem has long been touted as a key ingredient for success. But psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson says on her The Science of Success blog that recent research suggests high self-esteem does not predict better performance or greater success, even if people with high self esteem may believe they’re more successful. But research also suggest a substitute that may be the key to unlocking your potential for greatness: self-compassion.

 

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Ten Steps to Genuine Self-Acceptance

Ten Steps to Genuine Self-Acceptance | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Where do genuine self-love and self-acceptance come from? We get these things by soaking up all the affirmation our parents give us when we're little.Also, our parents model their good self-worth to us.

 

What happens, though, if our parents didn’t give us what we needed? Are we doomed to forever feeling inadequate or unworthy if our folks were neglectful toward us or unaccepting of themselves?

 

The good news is that a person can develop self-love at any stage of life. Like learning a language, it’s easier to do as a child but it’s absolutely possible to do as an adult, using the following ten steps:

 

Read more: Ten Steps to Genuine Self-Acceptance | OM Times Magazine http://bit.ly/KgwZqE


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How to Feel Less Powerless - Deepak Chopra - Oprah.com

How to Feel Less Powerless - Deepak Chopra - Oprah.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Deepak Chopra, co-founder of the Chopra Foundation and author of Spiritual Solutions: Answers to Life's Greatest Challenges, reveals how to find our inner strength.

 

In an ideal world, the title of this article would be "5 Ways to Feel More Powerful." But as things stand, many people feel powerless, and the social trends that drain personal power only grow stronger. Whether you struggle due to the recession, a controlling spouse, or the anonymity of routine work, it’s crucial to find a way to limit that feeling in your day-to-day life.

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Relationship Stages, Abusive Women and the WTF Moment, Part One | Shrink4Men

Relationship Stages, Abusive Women and the WTF Moment, Part One | Shrink4Men | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The first article in this series discusses the early stages of an abusive relationship and the WTF moment. The WTF moment is when the non-abusive partner first realizes there is something wrong with the abusive partner.
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This is a great article for the newbies. I am still in the power struggle phase.I don't exert power just tell her what I am prepared to do and not do. The difference is she is still struggling to regain power. There is some sort of ridiculous middle ground that can be reached. But reading the comments OCPD can't be fixed like people think it can. Been there done that got the t shirt. Its like living with a handicapped person who doesnt realise it.

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Tips for Making Changes and Moving On From a Toxic Relationship | Fitness Republic

Tips for Making Changes and Moving On From a Toxic Relationship | Fitness Republic | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Once you decide to move out of any type of toxic relationship there are some steps that you need to take. These steps will help you stay on a positive path that provides all the opportunities you will need to make the changes you desire.
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Tiny Wisdom: Moving Forward After a Mistake

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"A man's errors are his portals of discovery." -James Joyce.

 

When you were little, did you ever rip up a picture you’d worked really hard on just because you colored a little out of the lines?

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Good Enough Really Is Good Enough: 7 Steps to Overcome Perfectionism

Good Enough Really Is Good Enough: 7 Steps to Overcome Perfectionism | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
You don't have to give up on healthy high standards or trying to improve yourself. There is such a thing called "adaptive perfectionism." Here's what it looks like.
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Sanctuary for the Abused: Gimme Shelter: The Case for Domestic Violence Reform

Sanctuary for the Abused: Gimme Shelter: The Case for Domestic Violence Reform | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

By the time you go to bed tonight, 3 women will have been murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.

 

For millions of victims, domestic violence is a matter of life and death, but victims of domestic abuse are being victimized again- ignored and abandoned by the very victim service providers that claim to help them. These publicly and privately funded agencies have no oversight – and are in desperate need of reform.

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What Mindfulness and Acceptance Can Do for Your Self-Esteem

What Mindfulness and Acceptance Can Do for Your Self-Esteem | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
DBT skills are flexible and can be used to help with self-esteem issues, other emotional problems, and simply to help you live a healthier, happier life.
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Relationships That Hurt: When Enough Is Enough | Tiny Buddha

Relationships That Hurt: When Enough Is Enough | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
It can be tough to see things for what they are when we’re emotionally involved and invested. These 3 questions may help you ascertain if enough is enough.
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You Can Blame Others or Save Yourself | Tiny Buddha

You Can Blame Others or Save Yourself | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Most importantly, don’t waste your precious time feeling bad and doing nothing about it. You are the hero of your own life. Save yourself and live.
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How to Restore Your Faith in Humanity

How to Restore Your Faith in Humanity | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We are all born receptive to love, kindness and hope. As we grow up, we encounter the less hopeful, more challenging aspects of being human, including discovering that the things humans do at times can be hateful, calculating and unkind....
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» Understanding Invalidation - The Emotionally Sensitive Person

» Understanding Invalidation - The Emotionally Sensitive Person | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Most people would deny that they invalidate the internal experience of others. Very few would purposefully invalidate someone else. But well-intentioned people may be uncomfortable with intense emotions or believe that they are helping when they are actually invalidating.

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CRAZY LOVE: Unavailable People in Relationships

CRAZY LOVE:  Unavailable People in Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

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If you want to be in a relationship, you need to be with someone who is capable of showing up and participating in that relationship. So many of us want to be in relationships so badly that we overlook someones capacity to have one.

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Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
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How Important Is Self Worth in Terms of Healing?

How Important Is Self Worth in Terms of Healing? | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

For some, the unworthiness runs deep and has been running a long time. It comes in a voice from the past. It is often the voice of someone who should have been trustworthy- a parent, an uncle, a grandparent. But instead this person told them that they were stupid and not good enough in speech and in action every chance they got. The voice stays with people, long past the end of the abusers’ life, and it is dreadfully hard to get rid of. It defines for them who they are and what their position in the world is: loser, disgusting, subhuman, undeserving.

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How to Recognize a Controlling Person

How to Recognize a Controlling Person | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Those who try to control other people are, simply put, not nice-and probably have deeper issues, most notably 'Codependency'. Here are some ways to recognize a controlling person and respond accordingly.
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8 Signs You Are Ready for a Relationship

8 Signs You Are Ready for a Relationship | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
One of the most asked questions I get is “When do I know I am ready for relationship?

 

The need for companionship often leads to developing unhealthy habits that only delay having a healthy relationship partner...

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