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How to protect yourself from mind control techniques and cult recruitment (it’s not as far-fetched as you think)

Brainwashing is an outdated psychological concept, but narcissistic cult leaders can still exercise extreme influence over smart, sane, “regular” people.  You can protect yourself from cultic mind control techniques by learning the warning signs and asking the right questions.  Destructive cults use love-bombing, isolation, and phobia indoctrination to overwhelm cognition. …

Are you feeling lonely during social distancing? Goal-setting can help you overcome loneliness and find fulfillment

Amid COVID-19, many of us are experiencing feelings of loneliness, as we’re spending significantly less time with our friends, family, and others—and video chat only goes so far. Overcoming these lonely feelings is crucial to the state of your mental health, but doing so during social distancing is tough; this…

Our pets love us unconditionally: They bring us endless fun, joy, and comfort which all prove beneficial to our mental health

Pets can bring an overwhelming amount of fun, joy, and love to our lives—additionally, they can help to soothe any feelings of loneliness. Dogs, cats, and other pets love their owners unconditionally and in showing this love are able to help us feel happy again. The positive impact doesn’t stop…

Is my sex life normal? Understanding the hallmarks and causes of sex addiction (Updated)

Hallmarks of Sex Addiction While people are starting to recognize the prevalence and problems created by excessive sexualized activities and pornography, what is broadly termed “sex addiction” remains cloaked in mystery, even for many therapists. One of the challenges in defining and treating sex addiction is the fact that sex…

Loneliness is one of many struggles that come with depression. Here’s how you can defy the disease and work through these lonely feelings

Depression has a way of making you feel all alone in the world, disconnected from the rest of humanity; fortunately, however, you can object to and resolve these feelings. The first matter of business is to understand the relationship between loneliness and depression: loneliness in depression isn’t usually due to…

Understanding and moving on from the pain of abandonment: Here’s how you can address abandonment issues and the lonely feelings that come with these issues

Abandonment issues can leave you feeling completely hopeless and alone in this world—but you can take action and pull out of this low level of despair. First, you must take a good, long look at what happened. You can’t ignore or avoid what happened or those difficult feelings that resulted…

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