Reframing Your Dark Side: Embracing Your Shadow Is Key to Genuine Mental Health

One of the major themes of this site is that “all emotions serve a valuable function in our lives.” This includes not just the positive, “feel good” aspects of our mind but also the negative, “feel bad” aspects of our … Continue reading

How to Completely Forgive Yourself

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde We have a natural tendency to blame ourselves when something goes wrong in our lives. This is because we have evolved to experience emotions like shame … Continue reading

Healthy Self-Esteem: An Alternative to Self-Pity vs. Narcissism

Many people live their lives with very low self-esteem. They think that they are inadequate in achieving their own dreams, goals, and values; thus, they find themselves in a constant state of self-pity, disappointment, or even self-hate. The problem with … Continue reading