Automatic Thoughts

We’ve all heard of a knee-jerk reaction or a knee-jerk decision. It is about time we discuss our knee-jerk thoughts, or our “automatic” thoughts. Automatic thoughts are thought processes or mental images that are triggered during certain situations. Let’s use an example of our imaginary friend Joe. Joe started a new job and he is … Continue reading Automatic Thoughts

Scapegoating, How Others Use It to Control and Manipulate Us

“I am not your puppet master.” When I said those words, it felt like an epiphany, but it sure did not look like what you would expect an epiphany to look like. The sky did not open, there was no bright light shining down on me. Due to fear, my face showed no emotion. I … Continue reading Scapegoating, How Others Use It to Control and Manipulate Us

5 Ways People Try to Control Their Partner via Social Media

Coupling up should improve our life -not have us feeling controlled. If we end up in a controlling relationship we may not realize it. Below are 5 ways someone may try to control their partner via social media. 1. Getting Mad at Their Partner for Liking a Post of an Attractive Person People are going … Continue reading 5 Ways People Try to Control Their Partner via Social Media

Analysis: “I can’t write one song about you” by Shawn Mendes

This is actually one of the less creepy love songs currently playing on the radio. Sean’s voice has a really nice vocal tone and I think he sounds adorable. I’d be really worry if someone legitimately thought they had nothing without someone else, but from the lyrics and the overall tone of the song I … Continue reading Analysis: “I can’t write one song about you” by Shawn Mendes

FALSE: Anger is a punishment

I’ve been seeing a quote float around the IG, pop-inspiration pages characterizing anger as a punishment and it is frustrating to see this spiritual bullshit. Not just because it is completely inaccurate and downright awful. But because it is misleading and misguiding people who, most likely, genuinely want to spiritually grow. The quote: “Anger is … Continue reading FALSE: Anger is a punishment

How the f**k?!: Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

Sagacious while meaningless advice: “don’t worry about what other people think.” Particularly meaningless when there is no follow up as to how to not worry or care about what other people think. No matter how many times we hear it, who we hear it from or how hard we try – sometimes it can seem … Continue reading How the f**k?!: Stop Worrying About What Other People Think