Mind is a living, evolving, self-correcting, self-editing, self-serving text of survival. What you say to yourself matters. And what you don’t say to yourself matters too. But, as important as this self-narrative is, we are not it: we are not this mind. This mind, this narrative is but writing on the ever-changing water of consciousness. […]
Adolescent behaviour can seem very weird to adults -- this basic mental process helps explain why.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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Yesterday I talked about how we can create a safe space for ourselves, to listen to our needs, wants and wishes and to compassionately care for ourselves. Today, let’s talk about how we can do the same for others. Whether this is your child, spouse, best friend or family member, here are some ideas: Listen to your loved […]