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“Animal Crossing” And Mental Health

“Animal Crossing” and Mental Health

The video Game, “Animal Crossing” is taking world by storm. Nintendo has sold 13 million copies since March (probably more now)! And of course, during lockdown it became a perfect “little escape” from worries and boredom for many people. So,…

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How To Make Choices? Start With Questions.

How to Make Choices? Start with Questions.

Have you ever contemplated how to change your life, which direction to go, what choice to make? Sometimes life poses questions to us that don’t have easy and clear answers. “Should I stay or should I go?” (from my relationship,…

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Illusions Of The Mind

Illusions of the Mind

Our minds are one of the most fascinating things about being a human. Scientists consider our minds to be the most complicated things in the universe! Sometimes they seems to be running the show and sometimes they can be our…

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Resistance To What Is

Resistance to what is

We spend much of our lives in an attempt to run away from feelings of anxiety, insecurity and various fears. The perfect example of this resistance is the phrase "I don't want to feel this way". We, therapists, hear this…

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Manipulations… This is an amazingly wide and rich topic. Many wonderful books are written about it. The abundance of opinions is staggering. However, I will still dare to offer some musing about this subject. My opinion has changed many times…

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Driving Lessons

Driving lessons

For as long as I remember I always wanted to have a car and drive. First it was one of those little “toy” pedal cars made for children to sit in. Then it was a bicycle (fortunately, I had several…

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The Paradox Of Choice

The Paradox of Choice

We’ve all probably heard people talking about “making choices." You always have a choice, we are told. Teach our children make the right choices. On the surface it seems that we do have choices – at least between what is…

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Somebody Is Looking…

Somebody is looking…

Recently I learned a very important lesson in life... If you think that nobody sees you and nobody pays attention to you, look up and you might see a lot of eyes looking at you... If you look down at…

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Nature Of Pain And Suffering

Nature of pain and suffering

In this article I will make an attempt to describe some revelations and insights I had during a course of Vipassana. I don’t understand everything and some things I don’t understand at all, but I hope my thoughts might help…

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Intimacy And Fear Of Intimacy

Intimacy and Fear of intimacy

Intimacy is being able to communicate without the fear of being judged and rejected, without getting defensive. It also means being understood and heard – beyond words and actions. It’s sharing of thoughts, feelings, bodies and souls on every level.…

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