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December 3, 2019

For a great part of my young ad​​ulthood, I was intense as well. Oh, gosh! Truth be told, I still am. But I can safely say that today, after a gazzillion years of therapy, these feelings don't impair my functioning nor direct my decisions. For some people in my lif...

November 24, 2019

How does long-term stress impacts your health and why it's important to manage it.

April 3, 2019

Even though most of the work done by counselors, coaches, psychologists and social workers are research-based and behavior-oriented, I wanted to let you know that what we really work with is invisible.

November 25, 2018

I didn't have an easy childhood (from an emotional and psychological perspective). Even though the things I've lived may have been common for that time, it was not by any means traditional, and it was certainly very hard for me to go through. And that led me to...

November 11, 2018

Whenever in social circles or coaching sessions, when talking about themselves, people tend to refer to their way of dealing with life experiences as their personalities. There is never a second thought about this. But is that all that there is to who we are? And if so...

September 25, 2018

In animal psychology, learned helplessness is identified as a behavior that occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot escape (read about the experiment here). Eventually, the animal will stop trying to avoid the stimulus and b...

June 23, 2018

A recent survey conducted by health insurer Cigna unveiled alarming findings of loneliness in America. The insurer used the UCLA Loneliness Scale, a 20-item questionnaire developed to assess subjective feelings of loneliness and social isolation, to survey more than 20...

June 11, 2018

It is a common belief that everybody wants to find love. We grow up thinking that there's someone out there in the world who's looking for a person just like us, with whom we'll be able to build a loving relationship. But my experience shows that, even thou...

May 14, 2018

I am sitting with my 15-year-old daughter one afternoon in our kitchen table, just she and I! I am looking at pictures on my Instagram feed. A picture of a highly-celebrated plus-size model comes up.  “She has a beautiful face,” I say, “but I don’t think she is beauti...

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