Alert: If You Always Avoid Things You Fear, You May Have This Issue
Most of us can relate to wanting to avoid things that make us uncomfortable – situations, people, and even work. Sometimes, we deliberately find ways to get out of confronting whatever makes us feel ill at ease. But Avoidant Personality Disorder is much more than just this.
Unlike other Cluster C personality disorders that may sound more familiar, Avoidant Personality Disorder is not as well known. The National Institute of Mental Health  estimates that around 5% of adults in the USA have it. It is characterized by patterns of social inhibition, feelings of inferiority or inadequacy, and sensitivity to negative responses. And as its name indicates, individuals tend to avoid situations that trigger those emotions.
Signs of Avoidant Personality Disorder 
Reluctance to be involved with people unless certain they will … Read More »
The One Thing That Is More Important Than Social Needs: Self Actualization
Close your eyes, and imagine the best possible version of yourself. Are you similar to your current self, with a few minor improvements? Or are you a whole different person?
If you feel like you’ve got a long way to go, don’t worry. Self actualization, or the reaching of your full potential, can be tricky to achieve.
Self actualization is an essential human need
Reaching self actualization basically means becoming the best version of yourself. That could include regularly using your talents, developing your strengths and achieving your goals. Some psychologists consider self actualization to be an essential human need as significant as eating and drinking.
Self actualization is even more important than social needs
In 1943, a psychologist named Abraham Maslow created the hierarchy of universal human needs.  The needs are arranged in … Read More »
Do You Know This Powerful Yellow Powder Is What You Need In Your Healthy Diet.
Turmeric, Curcuma longa or “Indian saffron” has been a part of the healthy dieting trend for quite some time, and it isn’t without a good reason. Traditionally Asian, the plant belongs to the ginger family and it gives curry its yellowish color and warm, bitter taste. With an amazing array of health benefits it offers, it is no wonder that it has been quickly adopted by the health conscious eaters around the world.
Originating in Southern Asia, traditionally, turmeric root (usually dried and cooked and turned into powder) has been used as a spice for dishes in the traditional cuisine, fabric or food coloring aid, and for medical purposes due to its anti-inflammatory effect and great aid in curing bruises, blood in the urine and toothache. With … Read More »
How to Nail Your Dream Job with an Impressive Resume
Stuck in a job rut nightmare? It’s never too late to dig yourself out. And an all-star resume might just be the shovel you need.
Picture this: You finally get the chance to apply for your dream job. You already know what you’re going to wear to the interview. You’ve envisioned which pictures to hang in your office, and how you plan to decorate your desk. You just know that once they meet you in person, they won’t be able to say “No.”
But before you can sell yourself in person, you have to rely on your resume to do the initial talking.
And just the sheer mention of the “R” word has you cringing.
It can be difficult, especially for personable people, to describe their life’s work on a piece of paper. But these … Read More »
If You Want To Succeed But Do Things in the Same Old Way, You’re Waiting for Failure
Having goals and dreams is what makes our lives meaningful but how we go about achieving these goals, both in mindset and physical action, can be the difference between success and failure.
If you’re feeling frustrated because your goals seem out of your reach, and no matter how hard you seem to try, you just don’t feel like you’re getting any nearer, then you’re not alone. Many people work hard to get to where they want to be but unless you change your thinking and your habits towards getting to that goal then it may take much longer than you want.
Why Is It So Hard to Succeed Sometimes?
When our goals mean a lot to us, it can start to put pressure on how we perceive … Read More »
Do You Know Eating The Right Kind Of Food Can Actually Help You Sleep?
Have you ever laid in bed, exhausted from the day’s activities, and yet still can’t fall asleep?
Do you wake up in the middle of the night and find it hard, impossible even, to get back to sleep?
Have you tried cutting out caffeine and other stimulants from your diet, and still can’t sleep?
Have you resorted to prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids to get you through the night?
If you have trouble sleeping, you aren’t alone. It’s estimated that over 20 million Americans experience some form of sleep problems, and over 40 million suffer from a chronic sleep condition. From trouble falling asleep to the inability to enjoy a full night’s rest, there exist more than 70 different sleep disorders that force many people to seek intervention. But most people … Read More »
Hate Your Job But Don’t Know What to Do? Check This to Make up Your Mind
Do mornings bring with them a sense of impending doom?
Do you often lie in bed sleepless, hating your life and yourself?
And would your rather have your teeth pulled out, one by one, sans any anesthesia rather than going to work?
If a really stressed yes is your answer, then it’s pretty clear that you hate your job and would go through anything to be able to send in a scathing resignation letter.
The thing is, practically speaking, most of us don’t have the wherewithal to be able to simply quit a job we hate, for there are bills to be paid. So what to do when you hate your job?
Why is it so hard to quit, and even harder to stay?
Moaning and groaning about your job on … Read More »
The Pain Is Real but You Will Heal: How to Cope with Grief and Loss
The death of a loved one is, unfortunately, something most of us have experienced or will experience at some point in our lives, but grief and loss are not felt only when someone passes away.
A close friend or family member moving away, a divorce or breakup, losing a job, as well as a number of other life experiences can cause feelings of grief or loss. Coping with it is one of the most stressful and difficult things we have to deal with in life, but it is an experience everyone can relate to. It can be reassuring to know that you aren’t the only one going through it.
Everyone goes through the heartbreaking stages of grief.
The five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance are … Read More »
You Won’t Believe These 10 Foods Secretly Make You Poop More!
So yes, potty problems aren’t the best subject to talk about, but for people facing clogging aka constipation, a solution is more of a desperate need than just a want. Frankly, we all hate traffic jams and having one in our own body can really bring us down. The thing with constipation also sort of grows – the longer you have it, the harder it gets to resolve it and then the only way left to tackle it is via medications such as sugar solutions. To avoid that, and to have a healthy gut that digests and expels efficiently, you need to take a look at your diet and eat foods that make you poop.
Common Causes of Constipation
The common causes of a clogged up digestive system are pretty generic – … Read More »
We Don’t Need More Likes, We Need Self-Esteem
Have you noticed how posting on social media sites can be addictive?
Like any drug, it starts off seeming like something fun and harmless. You post a few images of yourself on the beach, and suddenly dozens of your friends have liked or shared them. Feels good, doesn’t it?
However, in time, we can become caught in a vicious cycle of continuously needing positive feedback on our posts. If the likes and shares are missing – a part of us feels missing too.
It can be a tragic situation.
What’s missing isn’t others’ approval, it’s self-esteem.
Becoming dependent on likes and shares for our happiness is a difficult addiction to break.
Your mobile device holds your attention – and often holds you hostage.
The first step in learning to escape is to understand that needing constant likes and shares is usually … Read More »